Thursday, March 31, 2011


I will be posting more crafts I've done these past few weeks later on, but they're all Mother's Day gifts so I can't put them up yet! so I'll try to catch up with some other stuff to make up for it.

today during nap time I didn't get to make anything fun, but I did make something. baby food. I was buying jarred food for .46 for 4oz. I never thought to make it myself because I figured there was too much involved, but basically ya just mash it up any way ya can so they can eat it. someone told me they were saving quite a bit making their own so I thought I'd give it a go.
I started with carrots and sweet potatoes. boiled the carrots and baked the sweet potatoes, then after they were cooked just threw them into the blender and stuck them in my collection of baby food jars and put them in the freezer. carrots came out to .19 for 4oz - was happy about that :) sweet potatoes were .25 - little less enthusiastic about that since I had to spend so much time and electricity making them.
anyway, today I tackled squash.

the instructions for baking the butternut squash were right on the label, so I did what it said (minus the brown sugar and cinnamon at the end) and pre-heated my oven to 400°F.
I lined a pan with foil so I didn't have to wash it later O:) and I wasn't sure how much of a mess it'd make in the pan sticky-wise.

cut the squash in half.

scooped out the seeds.

laid them cut side down on the pan and baked for 30-45 minutes.
(mine could have gone another 15 minutes or so.)

the dark spots on the outside were where the hollow spots were - thought that was interesting.

scraped the flesh with a fork.

scooped out and put in the blender.

blended until it was as smooth as I wanted.

I filled jars cause that's what I had (I boiled them before I re-used them) and left a little room in the top for expansion in the freezer.

made (6) 4oz jars.
I was hoping for more since I paid $3 for the squash and that's about what I would have paid for 6 jars from the store.... but oh well.

Friday, March 18, 2011

lil man's tie

I scored the cutest little tie onesie for Leo :)

and one for a buddy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

chainmail ring

I was browsing google images during nap time today and found this cool chainmail ring:
you can buy the instructions for making this ring on this site.
I did my own quick version with a bead, bead cap and simple 4-1 chainmail for the band.

this video is super easy to follow for making this type of chainmail.

Monday, March 14, 2011

my lil bubby

our boy's growin' up so fast! he's finally too large for his moses basket, so last night we put him in his crib... and now we're all exhausted! but hopefully once this week is over we'll be past the hard part. he's getting better at putting himself to sleep at night, it's just staying asleep that he can't seem to do. yet. he naps really well (even in the middle of the floor) so I know he can do it. we'll get there!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


I received my first whoopdwhoop swap in the mail today from InimitableLindsay.

check out her etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I know I didn't post anything last week (already slacking off on my promise!) but I did work on something. it was a few somethings, actually. I cleaned out my craft closet and found a bunch of unfinished jewelry projects... so I finished them all!

then I found a fun place the other day. whoopdwhoop :) so this week I listed most of them as well as some older things I've made on there for swap :D I have my eye on a few things I wanna get, but I'm still loading stuff on and haven't reached my "whoop" goal yet.