Monthly Archive: October 2014

Knitting Pattern: Easy Baby Armwarmers

Hello, crafty and sundry! Today, I am pleased to announce the release of my first pattern. This one is a freebie, because come on — who charges for their first effort?! The desire to create this pattern came about because there seemed to be a dearth of patterns for armwarmers for tiny people. There’s tonnes …

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Homemade Enough

Hello, crafty and sundry! Before I even had the materials to hand to make the cheesecake the other day, I had picked up some goodies to make pumpkin pie. But while we were picking up actual pumpkins, those were to carve up for Halloween with my daughter. And by materials, I don’t mind a bag …

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The Start of an Epic Cheesecake Adventure

Hello, crafty and sundry! There are many foods out there in the world that I have always been a little wary of making. Like, they struck me as too magical for me to sully with my own two hands. One of those foods is cheesecake. It’s delicious and fancy and I figured it was probably …

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Level Up!

Hello, crafty and sundry! Now, I’ve been using the same banana bread recipe for years. I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, because hey, it’s a great recipe and I highly recommend it to everyone. I’m not doing anything particularly different in making it, outside of leaving out the nuts because Smallhausen doesn’t like them (fair …

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Nearly There

Hello, crafty and sundry! I’ve been not that knitty lately. Instead, I’ve been hunkering down and playing Minecraft, and working on the Decade of Malevolence contest for Evil Genius Online. I’m a huge fan of the original Evil Genius, so I’ve been playing that a bit too while grinding for the competition. I’m still debating …

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Taking it Back to my Minecraft Home

For various reasons, I’ve started new Minecraft games since I started playing the game earlier this year. Some of it has been experimentation with biome sizes, cheats, and so forth. A few times, I’ve died several times in a row on a map and been so frustrated that I wanted to start from the beginning. …

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She’s an Angel

[[They Might Be Giants – She’s an Angel (Video)]] As one might guess, today’s cake is an angel food cake! It’s one of those foodstuffs that I consider magical and undoable by my mortal hands, so it took me a long time to get around to trying to make one. Well that, and you can …

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Cross-Stitching the Correct Way

I have always been a fan of cross-stitch, but I’ve actually never known how to do it correctly. I got my start when handed a kit at age eight. The kit had no particular instructions, and was on actual cloth rather than aida cloth. I tried to work it, but as I’d not even been …

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(Chocolate) Cake to Bake

I know some people are big on creating their own recipes, but not I. I acknowledge baking as tasty science, but I am, for the most part, happy to follow the instructions set down by others. Having said that, I still feel more baker-y than I ever did before moving to the United Kingdom from …

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A Personal (Sims) Challenge: Be Aspirational

I have been a fan of The Sims franchise since before the first game in the series came out. I’d gotten hooked on Simcity in the mid-90s, and was always a bit saddened that you couldn’t just zoom in on a house or a street and do their story. So when I heard about it …

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