Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wii Are Familii

WARNING: Picture heavy post to follow. (But, if you're anything like me, that won't be a problem. I love having lots of pics to look at while reading a blog.)

As always, to see more Yarn Pixie's life scoop, visit my Photo Album and Knit & Crochet Photos, both recently updated.

So, here I am, on a Sunday afternoon, jammin' out to some Jamiroquai, sipping a coffee drink that I've concocted on the fly. Strong coffee, non-fat powdered milk, Torani raspberry sugar free syrup and a bit of Hershey's chocolate syrup. Mmm! So, let's get started, shall we? You all deserve a good juicy post, since I've been MIA for a while. I hope I still have readers left. Haha. Here we go...

Stack O' Shamrocks

Stack O' Shamrocks
These shamrock pins are easy peasy to crochet and whip up in a jiffy. Just shoved a tiny open safety pin (the head part) through some stitches in the back.

I wanted to make the daughter girl and I some pins for St. Patty's Day, since being in a rush that morning had us making last moment green yarn bracelets before dashing out of the house. I sat down that night and watched a movie with my sis and before I knew it, I had eight of these babies done in less than 15 minutes, easy.

I have already given one to a work friend and another work friend asked for and was given four of these, for her Husband, two children and herself. And yeah, I made these the day of St. Patrick's Day, so I'm a day late and a dollar short, but at least we'll know exactly what we're wearing for green next year! =)

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Plum Pudding Booties
Finally got some pics of That Baby wearing the Plum Pudding booties that I knit for her. Problem is... yep, you guessed it, she's already growing out of them. That's it... no more clothes until she's an adult. From now on she's only getting stuff she can't outgrow for several years... like blankets... and coasters. =P

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Tiramisu Baby Blanket
I'm working on a Tiramisu Baby Blanket for a co-worker who just had a baby. I know, I said I wouldn't be doing blankets for certain people anymore and that I would build up a baby blanket and baby bootie stockpile for just these kind of occasions, but yeah... that hasn't happened. Plus, I just couldn't help myself, I really wanted to make this one. I'm doing a pink body with a brown edging, threaded with pink ribbon.

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I celebrated my birthday on the 18th!

My Birthday!
Stu sent flowers to my office for my birthday. First time I've ever gotten flowers at work. =) He tried to send flowers our first Valentine's Day, but that didn't work so well. Long story. So, he's been gun shy about trying to send flowers again... but he did. He even picked something with my favorite flower... sunflowers! Thank you, honey!

My Birthday!
I came home to this on my computer and presents on my computer desk. Stu gave me slippers, Madagascar & Madagascar 2, he made me some almond bark with sliced almonds and later that week, the pink teri robe he ordered me arrived. Ryn gave me a tiny pillow she made in school and a beta fish that I named Picot.

My Birthday!

My Birthday!
Stu made me the most fantastic dinner... Honey lemon chicken with almonds, fresh asparagus and dirty beans and rice. It was fan-freakin-tastic! (Can you tell I love almonds? Haha.)

We then went to Stone Cold Creamery after dinner. I had the strawberry blueberry cheesecake with graham cracker crust ice cream. Stu and Ryn had the Brithday Cake Remix.

I got a Joann's gift card from my cousin, Peachy, the following day.

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That Baby celebrated her birthday this month too! She's one year old!

Giving The Auntie Some Loves
That Baby gives me some loves at her 1st birthday party by hugging and nuzzling my leg. She's got her monkey in hand. Man, she's walking all over the place now. How they grow up fast.

Ducky Cake!

Ducky Cupcakes!
I made a ducky cake for Danika to destroy and cupcakes for the guests (to eat, not destroy. =P )

We got her a rolling chimes toy. I thought it would be the perfect toy. Ever since she learned how to crawl, she likes to drag things as she travels, usually her high chair. Then, when she started walking, she drug her foam Winnie the Pooh chair by the ear from one end of the house to the other, grunting and straining the whole way, all the while holding onto only one of my fingers for support. It was hilarious.

Fingerpainting
She then decided to use the frosting from her birthday cake as paint and to use her cousin, Cameron as a canvas.

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Birthday Wishes Coaster
Free pattern here.
I already did a themed coaster for my niece for March. But when I presented it to her, my sister mentioned making a birthday coaster, since my niece's birthday is in March. So, I whipped one up!

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Wii Golf
We finally broke down and got a Wii, complete with Wii Fit. This console is surprisingly fun. There's definitely something to be said for the interaction required to play. This is the Wii incarnate of me playing golf.


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I'm also still pretty busy finding a house, wedding planning, etc. You know the whole "everything we gotta do to get our lives rolling" dance. It's tiring. Le sigh.

Now Playing:
Virtual Insanity
by Jamiroquai

4 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Amber.. I like lots of pictures too! Just wanted to say I liked you birthday cake coasters! Really cute!

Nancy said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Lynn said...

Love the cake coaster. We have Wii Fit and love it. I don't play nearly as often as I need to. I feel so much better after doing it. It seems that should be motivation enough. ;)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. I'm so glad you got a Wii! You will love it! One game you should definitely invest in is Animal Crossing! It's so much fun!!! I'm completely addicted.