Sunday, January 29, 2012


Kitchen experimentation... ah.  If you haven't gotten it by now, I like to experiment with all kinds of stuff.  Why?  Because it's way more fun than doing what's prescribed.  Creativity makes the world go 'round.

This time around, it's the burrizza.  We'd already tried and succeeded with the pizzarito (burrito filled with pizza stuff), so it was only a matter of time before we did the burriza.

Basic pizza dough + beans and sauce + meat + cheese + a little sour cream on top = yum

Next time, I'll have to remember to buy some good chunky salsa, though.  Then it will be truly complete, and I'll be ready to take over the world.

Just joking, I'm not planning to take over the world.  Nope...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sponging With Blues

Oh, the difference a layer of topcoat makes.  I loved this mani before, but it seems like the topcoat gave the gradient another layer of depth.  I love this mani.  So.  Much.

Enough of my gushing.  Here's a picture.  I took so many of them that it was hard to choose one for the blog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

More Mudpie

Remember that Mudpie Polwarth top I was spinning?  Well I have made some more progress on it.  I don't want it to become another never-ending project.  So far I've got this much done.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

News in the Nude

I have finally tried the newsprint mani.  It was fun, and I plan to do it again one day--hopefully with better results.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Keeping it Simple

I'm really loving this manicure despite all the negative (if you can call bright yellow negative) space.  The tiny corner stamps are so low-key, yet they're still hard to miss.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Poison and Some Nail News

That's what these nails remind me of.  Skull and crossbones on a dark background?  That's just got to be trouble.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Experiment Part II

Part II of the experiment would be disappointing if I really cared all that much about the results.  Yes, I'm one of those weirdos who just like to satisfy their curiosity.  That said,  let's continue.

After this paragrapgh, there would be a picture of the very low-twist singles I spun (as much as I like spinning, "spin" is one verb that offends my sensibilities when it comes to the past tense), but I forgot to take a picture.  Instead, I present the singles after washing and agitating and such.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New spinning and Some Experimentation (Pic Heavy)

So a few days ago I started a new spinning project with Polwarth from Gale's Art.  The colorway is called Mudpie, and it looks like it will be living up to that name.  Hopefully, it will be in a good way.  It looks like the color progression, the colors used, and the staple length will make this into  yarn that will be mottled at the very least

Here's the braid.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Spinning: The Project That WILL NOT DIE

Meet the project that will not die:

I've been working on it since 2009.  It's not its fault, really.  The fiber is lovely (merino/silk from Woolarina) despite all the messing up that's happened through travel and packing and such.  It's my fault for thinking that Navajo ply on-the-fly should be done for such a big project.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello, 2012!

I hope everyone is starting their year off right.    I certainly had my share of merrymaking with a little help.  Food, drinks, music, video games, and my boyfriend made for a good night.

Unfortunately, there was a casualty of the festivities.  My manicure.  I knocked a few rhinestones out of place early on, and some eventually came right off.  And of course, I didn't get any pictures before the trouble started.

While I was messing up my nails, I also played some MarioKart and unsuccessfully tried to get everyone involved into some voice chat.  Alas, things weren't cooperating, and nobody got to hear why I've been called "the reason MarioKart doesn't have voice chat."  I'll tell you one thing:  trying to type and race at the same time is pretty difficult.  One more reason I don't text and drive.