April 1, 2013

on crafting and cookies...

New tape from Oh Hello Friend's shop!
I've been trying to take more photos with my fancy camera throughout the day (although I've had it for years, most of the settings the darn thing still remain a mystery). Here are a few things that have filled the past week-or-so!

I purchased some adorable tape at oh, hello friend's retail shop, and added it to my crafting nook (as seen above). I wanted it to be displayed somewhere I could see it often because, well, the words make me happy.

Twine granny squares. The verdict is still out on this one.
The second item I purchased from the shop was a spool of yellow twine, which I was thrilled to find! I tried making a granny square with the twine, just to see how it would turn out. The verdict is still out on this one, but I have visions of creating some sort of bunting with tiny granny squares. I'll keep you posted on whether or not this actually ever happens...

A tiny banner.
This is a new addition to one of my crafting nook baskets: crocheted baker's twine bunting. It was another thing that was a result of just trying out new stitches, but I ended up liking it a lot. Instead of pulling out the stitches and using the twine for a larger project, I kept it as-is. And I'm glad I did.

I found a recipe for these cookies on Pinterest and I'm so glad I actually made them, and didn't just let them linger on my food board! They don't have any flour or butter in them, which is the first thing that piqued my interest. They are the perfect mix of oatmeal, peanut butter and chocolate chips.  They aren't very crispy (although, I could have probably baked them a wee bit longer), and are almost a muffin-y texture—similar to the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I make every year. But I definitely recommend trying the recipe. (And please don't judge the pitiful banana over yonder. Someone needs to come over and make me some banana bread ASAP.)


  1. I am making a bunting banner with granny triangles!!! Actually, making a blanket first, but then the bunting. Blanket will be a house-warming gift and the banner for the baby's room! :) Hehe. I love that we are on similar trains of thought. I wish we could granny it up together!!! Hopefully this summer :)

  2. Heart you and how much you enjoy the little things! Can we clone you? The world needs more of you.

  3. Baker's twine is so fun. Brings me back - my grandma had this cool tin for twine with a hole in the lid. I loved to unravel the whole spool! Keep on with your crafting mama.

  4. Those cookies sounds really yummy. Sadly I probably shouldn't eat them right now because of my stupid gall bladder. But after the baby is born? It's ON.


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