Monday, January 25, 2010

Sewing Projecto Numero Uno

Well if that combo of colours doesn't hurt your eyes, I don't know what will.
During Christmas break Monica and I decided to have some fun, save some money, and avoid the crazy shopping scene. This plan turned into two homeade skirts!

Fun: CHECK. The dining room turned into a brightly lit, music filled sewing nook for a few evenings. And some Canadian trivia cards came in handy during our down time.
Save Money: CHECK.
Fabric- $20
My skirt (the blue one) had a black liner0 $3
Ribbed fabric at the top- $5
Now where can you buy a unique skirt with an uneven hem for less than $28?
Avoid the mall: CHECK. Fabricland certainly doesn't count as a mall.
Have a great day!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ABC's of Me

I've always kindof thought these things were silly and time consuming, so that is precisely why I decided to do one today as I procrastinate from doing some boring and serious studying.
And I learnt (learned??) some things too. For example, I now know that Titanium is very expensive when compared to the other metals used for wedding bands. Not that this will be relevant information for quite a while though!
PS. No blog is complete without a picture so I've included an action shot of my crazy brother and his crazy friend doing what they do best.

A - Age: 20
B - Bed size: Twin
C - Chore you hate: Giving the dog a bath:S
D - Dog's name: Pepsi
E - Essential start your day item: Shower
F - Favorite color: Yellow/green
G - Gold or Silver or Platinum: Titanium
H - Height: 5'2”
I - Instruments you play: Piano, guitar occasionally... used to play the baritone sax and a few others in school band.
J - Job title: Sales Associate, Student Nurse
K – Kids: nope
L - Living arrangements: house with my family:)
M - Mom's name: Marie
N - Nicknames: Shan, original isn’t it!
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Never
P - Pet Peeves: I feel like an old party pooper admitting this one, but here goes: texting at the dinner table.
Q - Quote from a book: “... I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”- The Kiterunner
R - Right handed or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 1 brother and 1 sister
T - Time you wake up: Depends on the day, anywhere from 5:15 to 11:00
U- Underwear: YES:)
V - Vegetable you dislike: Brussel sprouts. I thought I liked them, ate TONS and then changed my mind.
W - Ways you run late: When I think I can do one more thing before I head out the door.
X - X-rays you've had: teeth, neck
Y - Yummy food you make: Chocolate chip cookies
Z - Zoo favorite: Flamingoes, sea animals

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

The taste of New Year's

We tied our stylish aprons, turned on the tunes and baked a New Year's cake, complete with filling, frosting and homemade fondant. Did it look/taste anything like what we were aiming for? Not quite, but we had a good time making it anyway.

This red and white shooting star cake was our inspiration, but we were going to use blue instead of red. The finished result has quite a different look to it. It was necessary to cover up as much of the fondant as possible as to hide the scales. It tasted heavenly except even sugar lovers cut off the edges because the fondant and frosting was so sweet. (I don't blame them... I know how much sugar we used to make that stuff! 12 cups to be exact!). And there were cornstarch lumps.

Meet Smurphy Mike- we couldn't think of anywhere else that we have seen that colour of blue before (just on smurphs, which by the way are so TWO decades ago now!).

"Why did our cake go so far wrong?"
"It's Smurphy's Law"
Hope everyone has had a fabulous holiday and a great start to 2010!