{June 24, 2006}   Dog Gone It

The dog has a new home. Instead of being stuck in our apartment she now has 3 wonderful acres to run around on and a couple of kids fighting over who gets to give her attention. I'm sure she's in doggie heaven. As a going away present I made her a new bed.

I love the fleece that I found to use as a cover. You can't tell from the close up, but one of the dogs actually looks like her.

Here she is on her last day with us.


{June 21, 2006}   Checkerboard Cake–Attempt 1

My first attempted at the checkerboard cake wasn't that great. I got a checkerboard pattern, but it wasn't very pretty. The squares aren't exactly square. The cake itself was horrible. I used the recipe on the box the pans came in. It was dry and had no taste. Next time I'll stick to Duncan Hines, he seems to know what he's doing.

{June 20, 2006}   June SOTM

The theme was favorite animal or pet. I chose cats, specifically black cats.

The best swap item I've ever received. I love love love this bag. It has now become my purse. It even kind of looks like Nae Nae (round).

Each cat also got their own cat toy with their name on it.

The package I sent—

I also made a set of address labels, but there wasn't a way to take a picture without posting my partner's address on the internet. I'm sure she'll appreciate it if I don't do that.

{June 15, 2006}   Color Swap

I did the Color Swap on Craftster. It was a secret swap and you had to stalk your partner. The only info you were given was their favorite colors. My partner chose black, blue and green.

I sent—

I picked purple as my favorite color. No suprise there.

 I received—

Close up of the Chesire Cat that was painted on the jar of laffy taffy. If I ever remember to take it to work I'll put it in my cubicle.

This is why I do not cook. I am a very organized person. I have good attention to detail. Sadly, it all goes right out the door when I attempt to cook. Take my jambalaya, I've made jambalaya before. It's come out pretty good if I do say so myself, but not this time. First of all, I bought crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes. Then, I completely forgot to buy the chicken broth. Half way through the making of the jambalaya I realize this. I end up digging a can of turkey broth out of the shelf and adding a cup of water. It came out way too tomato-y. It was more like tomato rice. Yuck. I asked Doug what he thought and he responded "You know I love you, right?"

 I bought a checker board cake pan yesterday. I have always wanted to attempt a checker board cake. I have some crazy notion that I can actually accomplish this. I'm going to make it for Father's Day so I'll let you know how it turns out. Hopefully it will be better than the jambalaya.

Necklace made from aqua tinted quartz chips and white flower beads I found at Joanns.

Pile O Cat Toys with the organic catnip from Whole Foods. All 4 cats love that stuff.

Notes cards I made with stamps that I received from previous swaps.

{June 7, 2006}   Wicked Swap

I had a lot of fun with my Wicked swap. I haven't seen the musical, but I did read the book.

What I sent-


Picture Frame

Tote Bag

Bottle cap Necklace  

I recieved—


A Pareu

Necklace, Earrings and Beads

{June 3, 2006}   United in Pink

What does a 20 foot pink scarf look like?

Your probably wondering why I knitted a 20 foot long pink scarf. It's to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer. It's a part of the 50 mile long pink scarf that is being put together by United In Pink. They are rasing money and awareness by making a 50 mile long pink scarf and they are asking people to help knit the scarf and donate money. They hope to have the scarf done by October 2006 which happens to be Breast Cancer Awarenss Month. You may or may not know that Doug's Mom Martha passed away from breast cancer in March of 2004. I thought it was only fitting that I participate in the making of this scarf since she was the one who taught me to knit.

et cetera