October 4, 2008

blogging news and hair and food!

my first Craftstylish post is up!!  the secret’s out!  i’m doing a series of holiday gift project posts, every week from now through december, starting with the ones that will take months to complete, working up to the quicky last-minute gifts.  i wanted to start with something knit sweater related since that’s the most classic long-term handmade gift, so my first post is a tutorial on unraveling an old sweater and prepping the yarn to knit into a new sweater.  in the next few weeks there will be some projects i’m really excited about; i’ll let you know when they’re up!

finished yarn unravel

and some more exciting news… check it out, me on thursday afternoon and then me a few hours later:

before after

if you’ve already seen it on flickr and commented, thanks for all the nice words!  i really love it!  it’s soooo much different from how my hair has been since i was 6 years old – it’s always been somewhere between medium and long. and, i’ve been dyeing it some shade of red/orange/purple for the last 4+ years, so it’s weird to see my natural color!  (planning to leave it natural for a week or two, then experiment with a new color since it’ll be easier to dye now!)  now i need to make a bunch of new earrings!!

self portrait

something i forgot to include in my post a few days ago… i wanted to express my love for this plush by Hine Mizushima! check out the resemblance!

Hine Mizushima plush  me out shooting

and lastly, i want to post some food photos!  since i started working from home, i’ve mostly been really terrible about food, not wanting to waste time on prep or spend money on quality ingredients.  i’m trying to get better, and this week was awesome because my friends kate and woods weren’t able to pick up their farm share veggies, so star and i went and got them and got to keep a bunch for ourselves!  and, i get to keep going for the rest of october!  i’ll be eating great this month!!  and maybe once i get in the habit, i’ll start buying better stuff regularly…

tofu scramble with eggplant and red + green peppers:

tofu scramble

farm fresh scrambled eggs, and toasted cheddar with yellow tomato and fresh basil:

eggs and tomato sandwich

grilled eggplant and basil with tomato and cheddar on slightly toasted hazelnut bread:

eggplant sandwich

yumyumyumyumveggiesyumyum….. i have a food flickr set where i’m sure i’ll be posting lots more farm fresh meals!  now, back to work on a mystery deadline project that is extremely exciting but i can’t share for a few months, boo secrets!

Filed under: craftstylish,personal,photos,random stuff,yarn — leethal @ 11:47 am
  • http://www.ravelry.com/people/flyingpizza Kate

    OH MY GOOD GOD! The Craftstylish post is excellent, the hair is exquisite, the food looks scrum-diddlyumptious, everything in this post is blowing my mind!!!

  • http://www.ravelry.com/people/flyingpizza Kate

    OH MY GOOD GOD! The Craftstylish post is excellent, the hair is exquisite, the food looks scrum-diddlyumptious, everything in this post is blowing my mind!!!

  • http://bagheraa.blogspot.com bagheraa

    Wow you look really different with that hair! But it’s great! Looking forward to the colour experimenting.
    Heading over to Craftstylish now…

  • http://www.blottedcopybook.co.uk/ Vonnie

    BLOODY HELL!

  • http://www.blottedcopybook.co.uk Vonnie

    BLOODY HELL!

  • http://www.blottedcopybook.co.uk/ Vonnie

    Sorry, what I meant to say was BLOODY HELL! Your hair looks amazing but what a huge change. I’m seriously considering a pixie cut from my current mid-back length and you’re encouraging me :)

  • http://www.blottedcopybook.co.uk Vonnie

    Sorry, what I meant to say was BLOODY HELL! Your hair looks amazing but what a huge change. I’m seriously considering a pixie cut from my current mid-back length and you’re encouraging me :)

  • http://kirstimadethiswithherhands.wordpress.com/ kjerstiye

    wow. your hair looks faboo!

    ….and toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches with basil are THE BEST! I eat them everyday for breakfast with a boiled egg when the tomatoes start producing. What did you think of the yellow tomatoes? I grew some this summer and wasn’t terribly impressed with their texture. They sure are pretty though!

  • http://kirstimadethiswithherhands.wordpress.com kjerstiye

    wow. your hair looks faboo!

    ….and toasted tomato and cheese sandwiches with basil are THE BEST! I eat them everyday for breakfast with a boiled egg when the tomatoes start producing. What did you think of the yellow tomatoes? I grew some this summer and wasn’t terribly impressed with their texture. They sure are pretty though!

  • http://polliwogscakewalk.blogspot.com/ Sally McEntire

    Very cute! I just did the same thing, I told my hair dresser to “cut it all off!!”. Super excited about the gift count down thing.

  • http://polliwogscakewalk.blogspot.com/ Sally McEntire

    Very cute! I just did the same thing, I told my hair dresser to “cut it all off!!”. Super excited about the gift count down thing.

  • http://www.croqzine.com/blog Heather

    Your hair looks great! Congrats on craftstylish!

  • http://www.croqzine.com/blog Heather

    Your hair looks great! Congrats on craftstylish!

  • Sonya

    Wow! Great new ‘do! Now you’ll have to join a CSA for fruit and veggies next year. Changed my eating habits for the better, too… but I think I need to hire you to come be my personal chef– those meals looks yummy.

  • Sonya

    Wow! Great new ‘do! Now you’ll have to join a CSA for fruit and veggies next year. Changed my eating habits for the better, too… but I think I need to hire you to come be my personal chef– those meals looks yummy.

  • http://lindseyrose.wordpress.com/ Lindsey

    Love the hair!

  • http://lindseyrose.wordpress.com Lindsey

    Love the hair!

  • http://darkmatterknits.wordpress.com/ Elizabeth GM

    My first thought when I saw your great new haircut was: Wow! What a perfect haircut for all her awesome hats!

  • http://darkmatterknits.wordpress.com/ Elizabeth GM

    My first thought when I saw your great new haircut was: Wow! What a perfect haircut for all her awesome hats!

  • http://wakeupselkie.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    Damn it, now I’m hungry…

  • http://wakeupselkie.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    Damn it, now I’m hungry…

  • http://bagheraa.blogspot.com/ bagheraa

    Wow you look really different with that hair! But it's great! Looking forward to the colour experimenting.
    Heading over to Craftstylish now…

  • Gfreste

    that is nasty

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