Friday, December 24, 2010

Random Stuff I've Been Up To

I had to bake a cheesecake tonight for my Mother-in-Law's annual Christmas Eve party.  I got started a bit late, and now I need something to do to keep me awake until it cools enough to be put in the refrigerator.  Since I haven't posted in a while, I thought that maybe I should go through my pictures and see what I've been up to for the past month. 

I crocheted a hat for my friend, Bee, over at Bee's Hive o' Drama.  Not only is she a supastar paper crafter, she's wicked funny, to boot.  She also looks really cute in hats.  Sweetpea modeled it for me:

I followed the Color-it-Beautiful hat pattern from the Nov/Dec '08 issue of Crochet Today.  The flower is from the Wrapped Wreath pattern in the same issue.  I've made two more of these, but haven't gotten around to the photography yet.  Here are my links for the hat above:

I knit a basic beanie for Sugarbear's teacher.  He happens to be a BIG USC Trojans fan:

Sugarbear was my model this time:

I made Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallows for Sugarbear's class holiday party:

I just speared some marshmallows on lollipop sticks, dipped them in melted CandiQuik, and sprinkled some Christmas sugar flotsam on them.  Can't get any easier than that.

I made some Christmas lounge pants for the kids.  Sugarbear wanted nothing to do with them. 

At least Sweetpea liked hers.  And I got to test run my new serger (Juki MO-644D) before hubby made me put it back in the box so he could wrap it for me for Christmas/my birthday. 

The kids made their annual gingerbread houses.  Thank goodness for the wonderful kits they have available these days.  They are a bit chintzy on the candy, though, so I made sure to supplement the stash.

I can't believe that I've done hardly any baking this month.  I did make this Cinnamon Bread, and it was yummy, but mostly I've just been in a sewing/knitting/crochet mood lately.  I guess that's better for my waistline anyways.


  1. Busy busy mamasita! But aren't you glad after it's all done at how much fun they have?!
    Thank you for my hat- It kept my noggin' warm at Disneyland when the dogs and cats were raining down on me!

  2. I need a picture of you in your hat, Mrs. Bee.