Saturday, February 21, 2015

Breakfast Wrap {Wrap #8}

I'm not gonna lie, most of the wraps I make are for breakfast, but since eggs are associated with breakfast a lot then that's what I'm calling this one. I just finished reading The Fault in our Stars, so I can't help thinking how much Hazel would cringe at that! 

-1 kale leaf 
-1 egg
-olive oil
-1 slice of swiss
-salt & pepper

Spread some miso and drizzle some olive oil on your tortilla, add salt, pepper, kale, swiss and egg (I tried to cook mine sunny side up.) Wrap it up and serve with a side of avocado and prunes (or whatever you prefer!)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's That Time Again...


Tree Girl and I have lots of fond, fun (and funny) memories involving haircuts from mother (that always tend to resurface whenever the scissors come out again). The one where we got our hair cut while hanging our heads off our bunk bed is one of my sister's favorites, but we won't get into that right now heehee.

Mother has a difficult time cutting my beloved's hair because it's so straight (and therefore unforgiving, as she says.) She says curly hair is a lot easier to cut because it hides your mistakes for you. I think she does a good job regardless (though that top picture makes it look as if he has a bald spot on the back of his head doesn't it?) Tricky cameras, tricky lighting!

"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year."

25 x 25: #10

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Recent Projects...

First up, my most recent knitting project: the "Citrus Sun Top" by Joan McGowan-Michael (though mine looks more like a Berry Bliss or something along those lines because of the colors I chose! I have this little obsession with wanting to knit myself a wardrobe for every occasion and I tend to jump from one focus to another. One minute I'll be thinking of all the winter clothes I could (and/or want to learn how to) make, and the next I'm thinking of all the different wedding or honeymoon projects I could dive in to. There are so many things I'm interested in making myself (shawls, swim/sun garments, little decorative flowers to embellish a sun hat, shorts, stockings, the list goes on. So, I figure it's never too early to start (or at least get in some practice figuring out how to knit for my own body.)
This "sun top" was in the Knitting Lingerie Style book that I purchased some months ago as inspiration for the "honeymoon wardrobe." I prefer the softer, "pretty" styles to the "sexy" styles, but this sun top caught my eye because of its vintage vibe. I opted to not sew the straps in the back and instead left them to be tied around the neck. I also liked the look of all the unwoven ends hanging down the front and back so I decided to leave them that way and just knotted them tight at the top. I admit I was cringing at the thought of weaving in all those ends but I chose to leave them hanging purely for aesthetics, seriously!

All I have left to do is steam the garment (obviously something I haven't got around to yet.) It was pretty fun making this sun top/bralette, and I enjoyed using the yarns I chose, especially the white shiny happy cotton from Wool and the Gang, which I won from Melissa at Melissa Marie Knits some time ago (thank you so much again!!!) The other two yarns I used were a Martha Stewart hemp blend (my first time knitting with hemp) and a purple shade of Sugar n' Cream cotton.


And now for a glimpse of my most recent [surprise] project I've been working on (or rather, the materials!) I can't show the actual project because like I've said before, it's a present for my beloved!

Also, I finished reading Bajo la misma estrella (The Fault in Our Stars in Spanish) and am glad to say I understood 90-95% of it. I enjoyed reading about things from Hazel's perspective, seeing how her and Augustus interacted, and what they observed in the world around them from their points of view. I watched the movie afterwards, which definitely left out way too many parts and important interactions in my opinion!  


Friday, February 13, 2015

Working Hands


"A portrait of family, once a week, every week, for a year."

Bugsy and Kit were helping mother to start taking down the tree little by little (yes, it's still up!) She had them start by putting leaves aside for composting. I plan on using parts of the tree for a couple fun projects in the near future as well. In the meantime, my hands are busy working on my beloved's anniversary present. I'm not too optimistic about the deadline (the beginning of March), but I'm trying my best!

25 x 25: #10

Simple Foods

This is what happens when sis makes dinner-beauty in the kitchen. Also, I eat too much.