Saturday, August 29, 2009


I'm sure I must have mentioned the blog Pretty Ditty before. Jamie blogs with a wonderful sense of humor and has so many great ideas. She writes fantasticly helpful tutorials. Oh, and Jamie is a wife, mother, pattern writter and shop owner too! I don't know how she does it all, but I'm glad she does!

This is my grown up version of her Hello Pin she made for her daughter's first day of school. You can find the templates and instructions here. They are fun to make. I made this one while watching a baseball game. It's that fast and easy.

Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, Jamie!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Anthropologie Inspired Wrap

Anthropologie Abundant Wrap

I was recently perusing the Anthropologie website just for fun, and came across this wrap. I thought it would be great for fall. As I looked more closely, it seemed like easy enough construction to make. I played around a little with some yarn and came up with my design, inspired by the original.

Anthropologie Inspired Wrap
Yarn: Cascade 220, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool, 220 yds/sk), 3 skeins
Needles: US 8, 14" straight needles and US 8, 20" circular needle
Tapestry Needle
12, 1-1/4" buttons

The pattern is in pdf format on my side bar, if you'd like to make one!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes

The wild blueberry harvest is underway here in Maine. The little native berries are deceiving, because although they are small, they are full of flavor.

I was looking for a recipe from Cooking Light that I used to make. It was a delicious breakfast tart that used several cups of berries. I couldn't find the recipe on their website, but I came across a recipe for Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes. I love Cooking Light's recipes, because they use natural ingredients as opposed to artificial sweeteners.

The Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes did not disappoint. They are moist and tasty, and the lemon and blueberry together is delicious. The frosting was easy to make, and not too sweet. I will definitely make this recipe again.

Does anyone have any good recipes they are willing to share that use blueberries?

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Drops 65-6 Lace Top

It has been a busy few weeks around here. We've had lots of company and then we went to visit family for a week, so that is why there hasn't been much activity around here. I have been doing a little knitting when I have a chance, and finally finished this Drops Design top.

Reynolds Sunday Best, 6 skeins cream 0010

US 4 circular needle

It was a fairly quick, bottom-up, and seamless knit.

All the beautiful fall patterns are starting to come out. I love seeing all the new fall patterns. Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed has a new pattern booklet out through Classic Elite Yarns that I can't wait to get my hands on.