Monday, April 25, 2011

Posting Extravaganza to make up for the lack of posts in the last month... brought to you by the letter "B"

B is for Buddy...
He came, he saw, he conquered... or something like that.  We took him around the city and took photos of him at several locations like...

the Olympic torch with the 2010 Olympic mascots.

The main library and the site of New Caprica.

Prospect Point at Stanley Park with us, his loving hosts.

In Kevin's Delorean. He didn't go back to the future.  He went to Korea.

This photo segues to the next B... for Baking!  
I've been trying to do more of that lately because Nugget likes baking and no, I'm not subconsciously sabotaging Rutty's weight loss goals.  This was my first attempt at Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies.  The first batch I baked I used the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Chipits bag.  They turned out awesome!  The second batch, I followed this recipe.  The second batch was easier to form but I kind of liked the first batch better even though the dough was gooier.  My next attempt I will split the difference in the amount of flour called for in both recipes.  The goal is to have this recipe down by the time I do my Christmas baking.

These are the Easter sugar cookies Nugget and I baked with Caleb and Jacob.

This is a mini chocolate cupcake with a mini Cadbury Cream Egg inside.  I used Jake Gandolfo's Chocolate Lover's Cupcake recipe in the Master Chef cookbook and iced it with Nutella because I was too lazy to make butter cream frosting.  I don't know if it's an issue with the mini Cream Eggs because they're small, but the cream filling was hard.  This was a total bummer.  The cupcakes still tasted good but I think next time I'll make regular sized cupcakes with full sized Cream Eggs.

B is for Blanket for a baby boy who's name happens to start with B....
I followed the Modern Log Cabin blanket pattern on Ravelry and in the Mason Dixon Knitting Book.
I changed it up part way when I realized I was running out of brown yarn.  I also crocheted the border.

And the final B is for Boomer...
because she's so darn cute.

End of April Already?

Crap, where have I been?
Knitting my freaking heart out, that's where!
I've been prepping for the Stone Soup Festival on Commercial Drive on May 7th 12pm-5pm (shameless plug)

This will be my first craft sale event.  I'm sharing a table with my friend Aimee who makes really sweet bags out of repurposed fabrics like this: 

And I will be selling more of my sushi pins, barrettes and these guys:

I will be donating 20% of my sales from the Stone Soup Festival to the Canadian Red Cross for Japan Relief.  If you're in Vancouver, come by!  I hear there's also free soup.