Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spit Splice {photo tutorial}

Glamorous, right!?!










Hopefully, this is helpful for your Plaid is the New Black, or whatever ends you might want to join up today!









Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Working...and Making it Work?

I'm chipping away on my project for The Fiber Factor.  I almost done with the body of the cardigan (gasp, yes, I just said what I am designing) and still struggling with self doubt. However, I am forging forward, there is no time for second guessing my initial instinct. A gratuitous preview shot:


Xo,

N

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Fiber Factor

Sooooooo, I'm competing in a little contest [for the next 7 months] over here.

I'm anxiously awaiting (staring out my peep hole every two minutes willing Mr. UPS to speed it up already) my first package of supplies, but I thought I'd share what I have so far.

A bag...



A boatload of sample yarns to choose from...



And my swatch.  In black and white. You'll have to come back to see what yarn and colors I chose (cause I'm not telling yet!)...

There are forums here.  Please come cheer for me (or any of the contestants), ask me questions or whatever!

xo,

N

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Growing

I may have gotten a late start on my garden, but buds have turned to fruit fairly quickly (perks of opting out of seeds and seedlings this year).

Tomatoes:







One of my herb pots (green onions, cilantro, arugula and oregano):


The strawberry patch:


One of three HOT pepper plants:


My bigger babies on dress like a nerd day (don't they do geek sheek well?):


My littlest baby...happiest outside, covered in dirt, blowing bubbles:

Friday, March 29, 2013

Zucchini Chips

So a little confession... While usually striving to be healthy, I do love a good chip (with hummus or guacamole or salsa or ranch or....). Awhile back I had read about a pretty healthy little number made out of zucchini so I decided to give it a go.

Here is what you'll need:

One or two medium sized zucchinis

Some seasonings and cooking spray

Preheat your oven to 425. 
Slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch rounds and place on a sprayed cookie sheet. 

Spray the tops and season lightly (these will shrink, and believe me, you want to eat them). 

Bake for 20-30 minutes.  They should be toasty and crisp but not burned. 

Dip and enjoy!  I used some TJs Parmesan Ranch dressing. Yummy!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Seasons

This season is one of rest....  I've broke my ankle and am physically confined.  However, the seasons are changing.  It's almost spring, which abounds with rebirth and life. Fresh colors, new buds, changing weather, it all feels so full of life and newness.

I've changed my blog a bit.  A new host, a new look, a rebirth - all courtesy of my confinement!  This physical season gives me so much opportunity, which I love and loathe equally! So, in the spirit of positivity, some things I'm loving...

                                             A fingering weight cotton for a new project....

                                    A recently completed cupcake hat for a sweet new baby....

                                                                 Fresh handspun....

                               My amazing family...All so supportive and full of love for me!


What are you loving and feeling blessed by today?

Xo,

NL