Friday, February 22, 2008

Panna Cotta and Old Crafts

I made the BEST PANNA COTTA OF MY LIFE the other day. I topped it with some homemade berry sauce. Delicious! It may not look like much, but the lighting in my office isn't that great for blog pictures. That's right, I took this for lunch. I mean, buttermilk is good for you, right? It was perfect, with only a hint of gelatin, and really simple to make. So good. I found the recipe here.

Also, here is an Arrested Development inspired pillowcase I embroidered for a friend recently.



Seen today wandering around the parking lot of my office:

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day Surprise

This was my present from Omar. Enjoy...

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Cookies

Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the cookies themselves. Just the cute bags I packed them in.
I made chocochip cookies from this recipe on Lex Culinaria. Deeeelish! I got the bags ($1.50 for a pack of 12) at Daiso in Mountain View. I just took a hole-punch to them, added some baker's twine from here, and voila! Here's a closeup of the text on the bags. Cute!

In other news, I am close to done with my blue scarf. I finished all the knitting and now all I have to do is sew on the fabric backing and the little leather ties. Yay!

Happy Valentimes, People

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Sorry for the bleh pictures, but my camera died before I could take any more and I don't know where the charger is at the moment.

I got the book above last Friday and I am in love with the scarf pattern. Behold:

Yesterday I decided to try my hand at knitting it, even though I haven't tried to knit anything in about 5 years (and when I did, the results were not so pleasing). I only bought one ball of the main color because I anticipated the level of difficulty/failure to be the kind that one associates with spontaneous temper tantrums, crying, and then running to my mother for help.

But this pattern is so easy! I'm almost through the whole skein and I think I will need to go back to the store TONIGHT to get more yarn. (Whatever, it is close to the gym).

Camera Case

I finished this back in December (or November?), which makes it yet another thing I neglected to post. I also waited about three months with the finished case before I got around to sewing on the button. This is laziness at work here, people.