Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bits and Pieces

Ever have one of those weekends where you work on everything and yet finish nothing? That's been my weekend so far. Still, I can't complain. Especially after seeing X-Men: First Class. Totally made my weekend, I highly recommend seeing it if you've ever enjoyed a super hero movie at all.

Anyway back to business. Here's some of my projects:

Above we have some wonderfully fresh rosemary that I harvested while my in-laws were visiting last weekend. So far I've used it to make some rosemary lemon chicken and roasted red potatoes.

Below are some of the lemons that I acquired on the same trip. This is only about a third of what we came back with. Some are oranges, and some are just orange lemons. I don't know what that's all about, but it was very exciting to bite into one and then realize which was which. Anyway we've enjoyed some very fresh lemonade, lemon bars, and anything else that we can put lemon into. These have all been zested and the rest have been juiced. All of that is packed up in the freezer and now waiting to be transported back home for my mother to use (she really loves those lemon bars!)

Ah another toothless. Actually, I worked on two toothless plushies this weekend. One crochet and one Sewn. But seriously, you've all seen enough of those.

Here we have my big project of the weekend. I've decided that I'm probably going to be too cheap to buy a real bikini (something that I've never worn in my life) so why not make one? It's not exactly perfect, but it keeps me in place (which is super important) and it was a lot more fun that spending $100+ on a stupid water friendly bra. I may not turn heads at the beach, but how many people out there can say they MADE their swimsuit? Oh and did I mention that I got all the yarn for free?

My favorite part is the little ruffles around the bottom. Anyway, yes, it's not amazing (though I think it is since I didn't follow a pattern.) it's a little chunky, the cups size is a tad off, and my husband of course complained that it doesn't show enough skin (ahem I DO have a one piece I can always break out, cheeky bastard). However, in accordance to the weekend I didn't really finish the whole ensemble. Notice there's only a top here? That would be because the bottom is pretty much just a band around my hips at the moment. I'll show off everything once I'm done. I just really hope the bottoms turn out OK. Sometimes I think it looks super cute, other times...well.. I guess we'll just wait and see.

And so this completes my weekend.


  1. Finally going through the posts I missed reading while I was on vacation and now see the bikini you'd mentioned on my blog. Love it! Super cute.

  2. Yay crochet swimsuits! I made one out of an elasticy yarn recently, too. :)

  3. Elasticy yarn would have been such a better idea!!! Wow I wish I had thought of that!

  4. I need to show you how to make knitted scale-mail.