Monday, June 19, 2006

Destashing Yarn Sale

Destashing Sale at Heathertoes Handmade

I'm destashing, fuh realz yo. So, help me out- take my yarn and give me a little money. I'm working hardcore on bracelets for The Sampler, and I just got accepted into the Little Black Box for October's "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness box- I'm going to make breast cancer knotted bracelets for that one, and I'll be doing 100. So once I get done making bracelets for the sampler I've gotta make bracelets for the black box. Hee hee.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Another Project: Amigurumi and Sampler Contributions

Here is a cute little amigurumi tomato I did for a custom order on etsy. adorable, no?

and the beginning of my contribution to The sampler

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wanna see me Topless?

Well, probably not, but I can reassure you that the photo is not in the least bit disgusting so head on over and check it out ;)

Cool stuff on Featured Item: Fat Girl Zine issues 1-4

Monday, June 12, 2006

Finally a new crafy something...

A knotted friendship bracelet! Specs: 100% Mercerized Cotton, adjustable from 6-10"

Selling for $10. If any of you readers are interested in a custom, feel free to convo me over at Etsy.

Cool stuff on

Cool stuff on

This is my newest project- go check it out. I've already featured someone, and I'm going to try to do 1 feature a day, plus "Theme Thursdays" which will be uberly cool. Let people know about the blog too, and if you're interested in being one of the contributors or if you have an idea for a theme or an item/seller to feature, then please please please email

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Boys and stupid foodness

I'm raging mad at my fiance right now. I just made taco salad like I learned from Milan at school (basically its bagged salad, taco meat, crushed up chips, cheese, and thousand islands salad dressing). He came in when I was putting on a second squirt of Thousand Islands and flipped out. Basically, decided he didn't want any. I am so fucking angry with him right now. I made dinner. I MADE FUCKING DINNER, and he wouldn't even give it a chance. Fine. Whatever. Stupid fucker. He's like a child, honestly. If you tell him what is IN something he'll flip out and he won't eat it. Besides, it isn't like the salad is DRENCHED in the dressing. Not even close. You don't even know it's there unless you look and see it. It just adds a little tang to it- it's not like I fucking drenched it in Blue Cheese dressing. Fine, whatever, I'll eat the whole fucking thing myself.

He did this to me the other day, too. I made him some butterbeer (cream soda with a shot of butterscotch schnaaps), and offered it to him. Realizing it was alcoholic because he is smart, he immediately refused. But see, the thing is- you don't taste the alcohol in butterbeer at all. It's not that he's morally opposed to alcohol- he just doesn't, in general, like the taste. The only thing is, any time I pass him a drink that doesn't taste of alcohol, he refuses, and every time I push him a drink that does, he takes it. WTF. There is something to be said here about girly vs. manly drinks, but I don't even feel like going there. I just know that's his subconscious problem, though. I offer him a sip of a Strawberry Daquiri that you can barely taste the rum in, and he refuses, but I give him Rum and Coke and that's OK. Maybe I should make him drink a virgin daquiri sometime and prove to him that he's crazy. If I can get him to even take a sip, that is.

ANYWAY, I did eventually get him to taste the butterbeer, and, of course, he could 'taste' the alcohol. My guess? He was looking for it, the butterbeer didn't taste like plain cream soda, so he assumed that the BUTTERSCOTCH flavoring that he was tasting must be the alcohol.


Did I mention his asparagus/zuchinni thing? We were talking about his dislike of vegetables on the phone one day, and he mentioned that in Kindergarten they made him eat some "zuchinni" only when he described it, he wasn't describing zuchinni- he was talking about asparagus. I pointed this out, and he was a little confused, but he said "Oh whatever, I hate asparagus then!"

Only thing? I have served him asparagus several times. Sure, it was cut up in stir fry, but he ate it and he obviously didn't hate it. When I mentioned this he said "But you didn't tell me it was zuchinni!"

I'm so fucking sick of this. This is honestly a pet peeve- people who concentrate too much on the name and image they have of certain things rather than just eating it and deciding whether or not they like it. I hate how people are influenced by tv images. And it's so subjective I can never proove anything, but I bet that at least 80% of people's dislikes are based not on experience, but on how something was portrayed on tv. Take Brussels Sprouts- the famous, hated vegetable- how many people who claim to hate brussels sprouts have even eaten them? How many of them simply won't try them just because every kid on TV hates them? How many people just worked themselves up so much before trying them that they hate them? I won't deny that there are people who hate them- I am sure there are, just as I don't like spicy foods, thai food, or a number of other things- but I have tried all those things with an open mind. I truly don't like them.


Saturday, June 10, 2006

Fart Help

My fiance's family farts a lot, and it has been getting on my nerves.

Do you guys know what (besides beans, they don't eat that many beads) makes ppl fart a lot? They drink a lot of soda and eat a lot of frozen and canned convenience foods, so I'm geussing its some combination of this stuff.

Also, do you know of anything sneaky I can do to make them fart less? It's soooo annoying especailly considering that it's like a competition for them and a few of them have really NASTY smelling farts.

Thank you for your help.

Yucky Update- I AM IN MONTANA

I so need to get out of here. Ugh. OH well. At least I now have a good computer chair and a desk to sit at. At the same time, though, Jeremy's family is driving me nuts. Oh well, I'm just going to have to try to enjoy the break for now and keep my eye out for promising prospects, then start looking for a place to live when we can really afford it. Which we cannot right now. We just don't have the money, or the time, and I'm sick of moving. I don't want to do anything right now, let alone the cleaning I have to do with my fiance because our stuff takes up too much space (being that we have the SMALLEST room in the house and are not allowed to leave ANYTHING in the living room, and we're TWO people!). I'm so sick of it- anyone who knows what it is like to move out of a dorm room knows what I mean. You have to fucking make that room spic and span. Bleck.

My back has been giving me problems so we went to office max this morning to buy a computer chair. We spent $170 on the chair (and also picked up a $10 frame for my diploma- FUCK YOU JOSTENS/BALFOUR/ETC!), and it is pretty nice but it tilts down a little bit so I am thinking of getting a thingie to put under my knees so it doesn't tilt down. Just the seat tilts down, and everything else is fine. I'm hoping that'll help a little bit because my pet peeve when sitting down is having my knees lower than the rest of my body. I don't care if my feet don't touch the ground or if my knees are higher than my hips, but having them lower just makes me feel like I'm going to fall off the chair.

Lets see.. what else did I do today. I decoupaged a cut up cereal box to make a holder for some of my knitting magazines. When I get another box I'm going to make one more for some more, and possibly one more after that. I love decoupage, but I don't really have a lot to decoupage, so unfortunately that's not going to work very well. ;) Lets see.. I bought an Apple Pie candle at Walmart (TEH EVIL) today and I've been popping it on my candle warmer. Works like a charm. It's really nice. I'm hoping to find some better flavors than apple pie, but that can wait. I don't need to overstock on candles right now. I don't need to overstock on anything.

We went to the Golden Corral for breakfast this morning. It's a buffet place and they have a really good breakfast buffet. Great yummy eggs (REAL eggs), quiche, pancakes, waffles, fruit, cereal, milk, juice... grits, oatmeal.. You name it, they probably have it at breakfast. Yummy. I stuffed myself. Three full plates- that's a lot! I walked out of there feeling like I was going to fall over. Better not do that again any time soon. I'm in the market for a scale that can weigh my fat ass, and once I find one I am starting on an organized and concerted routine to get my weight down. I'm going to have to prep Jeremy so that he can help me, and maybe we can both do it, which I think would really help, since he's put on a bit of pudge too.

Lessee.... I've been cleaning our room, so not much else is going to happen till I'm done with that. I am hoping to get more sleep tonight, because I didn't sleep well last night. I didn't get to bed till really late last night because Jeremy wasn't.. well, I don't know what's going on with him, but basically he hasn't been very.. attentive to my needs in bed. I won't get into detail for you, but it's like he's either completely forgotten or completely given up on making me "happy," and that pisses me off because I'm getting frustrated. On top of that, he's kind of being a drag when it comes to showing me he loves me. Ah well. I'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. Le sigh. I guess that's it for now. I'm sick of posting. Cross your fingers that the weather will be nice tomorrow so that I can photograph all the stuff I have made for Heathertoes Handmade photographed. It is mostly stuff I made a long time ago that I just want gone- 2 pairs of mittens, a camo scarf and hat from bulky yarn, a watchcap... a few other things. I also need to photograph the custom hat I made, and list that. Once I have the photos done I'll have listing material for a while, and I can start working on making some more stuff and cleaning out my yarn stash for more destashing. Huzzah.