Saturday, April 4, 2009
I caved, I did it. I have been wanting to own a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for sometime now. Whenever I see people using them on TV it looks as though it makes the job of mixing so much easier. And I have been doing a lot of baking lately, so....I bought one with some of our tax refund! Yeah!
I found a great deal at Futureshop online and I just had to buy it. So, it is on it's way, and I am hoping (cross my fingers) that it will be here before easter weekend, which is next weekend! If it does get here before Easter, be sure that I will be baking an Easter pie or some other easter treat!
I've been looking at the attachments that I could buy for it, and think that I would get some good use out of them as well. However, I am not going to purchase them just yet. I figured I would write them on a birthday or Christmas list and hope that my husband decides that it is a good idea for a gift. hehe Can you tell that it is still early in my marriage?! I would be thrilled with a very domestic gift! hehe
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I have recently taken up sewing with a machine (I got this one for christmas) and really have not been brave enough to try it out much. I thought that if I got a Hello Kitty Sewing Machine that I might actually be encouraged to try out things, that it might inspire me to be a little goofy, light-hearted and inspired. Really, I still have a fear of making mistakes, of wrecking fabric, and well, getting frusterated with it all.
However, yesterday while browsing my local Chapters for some new inspiration I stumbled upon 'The Sewing Book' by Alison Smith. Oh my, what a God send! This book really has everything I could think of. It is a great reference tool for all things sewing. It has great photos, and some great directions. It is a great referral when you want to know anything such as how to sew a hidden zipper, or which needle would be best for sewing silk drapery. If you are an inexperienced sewer, such as myself, or even if you know your way around the machine, this book is a great one-stop-shop for all your sewing questions. It is definitely worth the cost of the book ($45 on chapters.indigo.ca, $49.26 on amazon.ca).
Friday, March 20, 2009
Ok, ok. So I've been a good housewife and a bad blogger. Life has gotten busy and I have neglected what I wanted to start doing with this blog. That will change. I am in the process of making a schedule for myself to help get my free time in order. This "downtime" will include time which I dedicate to blogging. It will become a part of my regular schedule, a duty if you will. So, expect new posts soon, and more often. Believe me, I have tons of ideas, and they will be coming to you soon!