Sunday, September 29, 2013

Yarn sale alert! 9/29/13-10/5/13

Red heart super saver 7 oz solid or 5 oz multi-colored $2.47
Along with others like....
Bernat baby blanket yarn $2.97
Bernat softee chunky yarn $2.47
Lion brand hometown USA yarn $2.97
Red heart ribbons yarn $4.47 
Lion brand homespun thick & quick yarn $ 6.97
Red heart Sashay yarn $4.47

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Joann's fabric yarn sale 8/22/13-8/28/13

Here is another one for the day.
Joann's also has a 40% any one regular priced item.

Two for $7 on selected baby yarn:
Bernets,Coordinates & softee baby, red heart baby clouds,TLC baby & Lion Brand baby soft regular price $4.99-$5.99

$2.99 for Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarns regular price $3.99.

Michael's yarn sale 9/22/13-9/28/13

Hey guys! 
I've been up since 5am and just got my Sunday paper. So I flipped through a found a wonderful deal on yarn.
So Michael's has a good deal from the 22nd-28th and it is for:

Patons pirouette $3.99 regular price $4.99-$5.99. Also on sale starbella or loops & threads radiant regular $6.99. $4.99.

Red heart sashay 3.99 

Red heart unforgettable $4.99 regular price $5.99-$6.99

Lion brand homespun $4.99

Loops & threads cozy wool $4.99

There is also one 40% from 8/22-8/28 for any regular priced item. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

My stash!

I had a wild hair up my butt to organize my craft room(crap room) this summer and just in time before my daughter started school and work got busy. 
So it went from this.....
To this..
I searched all over Pinterest for ideas on yarn storage. Some users suggested ikea closets or wine racks. Since the only ikea store I know of was in round rock and I didn't have the time or the money to go out there I kept my eyes peeled for the wine rack option. The only day I had off I went to the nicer part of 281 and stone oak where the second hand stores are amazing and I found this child's entertainment center for $30!

With a good scrub down and a few nails to the back where the cables to the DVD player or game system was it was as good as new. And ready to be stocked up with yarn. 

And here is a video tour.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Job and summer time peach preserves.

So this month has been a hectic one at that. I started my new job and the first week I had to go to another shop because it was very stressful and not a place for me.
I'm in the process of waiting on training to start and just praying that each day does not suck.
My daughter had a birthday and we decided to just make a dinner date of it at Rain Forest Cafe instead of wasting money on a big party since most of her friends go out of town during the summer.
The summer weather in my neck of the woods(San Antonio,TX) has been triple digit days and 80 degree nights. Like they say it's not the heat that will kill you it's the humidity. So I'm looking forward to autumn when the time comes. I have made two new animal friends that have come into my life one a famale rat terrier with a special leg we are getting fixed and the other a black male kitten named Dexter.
We spayed Lana last month and when the time comes we will take in Dexter to have his Ornaments removed. So far things have been hard at times but I have been keeping my head up and moving on.
The wonderful things I like about Summers is going to Corpus Christi where my Aunt lives and the peach tree in our front yard had bloomed and peached were in the process of dropping in.

As you can see there is a 2 X 4 holding up one of the branches because the tree had bloomed a higher amout of peaches year because of the non-stop rain the month before.

This resulting in pruning the tree almost each week and bringing in one large bowl of peaches.
The biggest challenge was what to do with the box full of peaches I had sitting in my kitchen. I thought about making pie but I had remember a few years back my Mother had made a few pies and freezed the rest of the peaches taking up lots of space in the freezer. This resulted in freezer burn and wasting them in the end. I finally got the idea to preserve them and went all out in the process.

The Kerr company makes a wonderful starter kit that comes with all the odd hard to find tools included like the jar funnel,large tongs and magnetic lid lifters.
I had picked this up along with a box of mason jars,a package of lemons,two boxes of cirto and sugar.
Once I came home I was a preserve factory I had went through every youtube video out there on how to cook and bottle the jars.
Keep in mind you will be using almost every large pot in your kitchen and being very careful not to burn yourself. Think of  it as surgery in the kitchen with mason jars.
In the long run from what we got from the tree in all I had made six large jars and two small jars of peach preserves some with a small amount of blueberries and the others just plain peaches.
So far I plan to give a few away to my family and friends and keep a few for winter.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Giveaway Time! Twinkie Chan Power Pack!

It's pretty random if I enter into a giveaway but you know what they say when in rome.
If you remember a post I did awhile back on what to get your crocheter or knitter for Christmas I mentioned an amazing book by Twinkie Chan. Well Twinkie has graced us with a wonderful giveaway.
I highly suggest you enter!
Enter now!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My entry for the 2012 Sugar slam

Yesterday night I got a wild hair up my ass to bake something. The coolest person ever runs this wonderful kick ass blog called bake and destroy and each year she has a baking/cooking wrestling theme compition called Sugar slam. I highly recommend that you enter and have fun.
My submission is something I thought of while waiting in line to see the new Avengers movie.
So I had spent the good part of my day dragging my daughter and other half around northeast San Antonio picking up cake mix,icing and food coloring.
So once dinner was out of the way(my daughter having her popcorn shrimp likes she always ask for and my boyfriend and I making salon burgers....soooo good) I told everybody the kitchen was off limits which wasn't a problem since the spurs game was on. I mixed my cake mix and separted it into four bowls.
Started coloring them in Ultimate warrior colors orange on the bottom,yellow,pink and neon green to top it off. Baked at 400* degrees for 20-22 min.*Did the toothpick test to make sure they were ready.
I learned a few tips on how to ice the top from the youtube Nerdy Nummies.
So finally once my frosting was cooled I started working with pondent and if you don't know what that's alot like edible clay. It's a type of almond paste that can be made or bought. Comes in a million colors and can be cut,molded or designed anyway you want it. I traced with a toothpick the detail of the mask and layed it on the cupcake then I topped it off with black & while icing for the eyes. After this project I don't think I want to see another cupcake as long as I live.
It still was fun to do and I hope the judges like my entry.
As you can see everything had to have the ultimate warrior colors on it. Untitled
The plate was my mother's I had found and decided to use.
So wish me luck because I might not want to do this for awhile now heehee!