Saturday, May 30, 2009

Farm Town Friday

I had a pretty busy day at work yesterday. I was one of the last people out of the office. So when I came home, my dear hubby suggested we go out to eat - his treat.

Pescetarian that I am (vegetarian who eats seafood/fish), I couldn't refuse trying out Red Lobster. Our waiter was incredibly engaging - like a 50s radio show host. The food was yummy, and the portions huge. I could not finish half my plate. Here is my hubby being goofy, and our gigantic plates. Hubby also got me hooked to this application on Facebook called Farm Town. It's kind of like Sims on a farm. You grow vegetables and fruits and sell them for money, which you can use to build on your farm. Totally up my alley. I love it and haven't been able to stop. Below are some screen shots of my farm.

I am hoping to get some work done around my actual house today, but my cyber tomatoes are almost ready for harvest, so I don't know what I will actually get accomplished today in the real world. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I want

To me, one of the most inspirational knit designers is Kim Hargreaves. I actually had one of her pattern books -"Thrown Together" - shipped to me all the way from England. (They don't sell them in the U.S. - at least not for a reasonable price).

Well, now she came up with her latest collection, Breeze. As soon as I have some money, I am ordering it. Here are some adorable designs from the collection:
And there are so many more... swoon... check them out here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

DIY weekend

My dear husband has been so industrious yesterday. He changed the oil in my car (yay, saving me $20) and then brushed and washed and dried our stinky puppy (saving us another $40).
He is the kind of husband every girl should have.

I've been sort of industrious myself. I finished the other vintage hat. It turned out well. I am pretty happy with it. But I am even happier that it's going to be a while before I have to wear it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Much ado about a scarf

So today I was meeting my other friend B, let's call her BL, to celebrate her birthday. I got her that gift certificate to Eden, and I finished her scarf. Here it is:Here is me, modeling it.
And here is the birthday girl, modeling it even better. She really liked it and wore it out of the coffee shop into the hot May day. So I know she really liked it. (She's the kind of girl that would not be caught dead looking bad or weird.)
She also took me to Vitae Design Collective, which I found very cool. This is a boutique cooperatively run by five independent designers; Acanthus Apparel, Pink Revolver, Magpie, Barbarella, and rok:her:roots. The boutique also sells art, jewelry, and apparel from other local and independent designers. And the stuff is actually affordable, which is awesome.