Friday, May 23, 2008

Tutorials Blog Carnival - The Best Cookies Eva!!!!!!!

The blog carnival topic for May 26th is to post a tutorial. It could be a craft tutorial, a recipe, something like that. Since I won't have access to a video camera until after this is due, I'll go with the recipe, but it still gives me an idea for a later post!

I've decided to share with you my totally awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe.

2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter (half a cup)
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 package (11-12oz) dark chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. It may help to soften the butter a bit first, but don't completely melt it. If it is still too dry add just a little (2 oz or so) water to help the ingredients mix.

Bake at 375 for 9-11 min or until done. Don't let them burn!

This has a lot less butter than a lot of cookie recipes out there. It makes the cookies just a little better for you and helps the cookies not spread out and run into each other in the oven.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

One A Day Challenge Continues

It's almost the end of the month. The official challenge is until May 15th. Meagansdesigns made this treasury for us! I've seen so much neat stuff from the other challenge members. There's a bunch that I wish I could buy.

Sunday Sunday Treasury

Knitting Mette made a treasury of EtsyFast and EtsyKnitters and kindly included my crochet and felt mug.

All the Spring Blooms

The Spring Bloom Blog Carnival for May 12th is Complete. You can see the rest of the entries at:

Friday, May 9, 2008

The Challenge Week 4

Here are my things for this week. I'm having trouble keeping up, but I'm pretty happy with the new items I've come up with.

May 1 Lacy Soap Sock
May 2 Double Point Needle/Crochet Hook Travel Case
May 3 Felt Friend - Turtle
May 4 Felt Friend Seal
May 5 Sunshine Cotton Lace Scarf
May 6 Pattern - Sunshine Lace Scarf
May 7 Almost Midnight Handspun Yarn - 172yards
May 8 Set of 2 Handknit Cotton Wash Cloths

Spring Bloom Blog Carnival

Blooming in my craft...

I've been making all sorts of things lately and Etsy certainly encourages that, especially since I met up with the OneADay group. I've been knitting for over a decade now, and I'm always looking to try something new. Knitting is my gateway to all fiber arts. It all started with knitting and then knit and fulled items, then wet and needle felting, and of course I have to try spinning my own yarn and then dyeing it, all with some sewing on the side. There are the new techniques too. There are the knitting basics, and then I'm making all sorts of clothes, and trying double knitting, and magic loop, fancy color work which leads to two yarns at once. Since I knit english that meant I taught myself continental too, which I'm still kinda slow at. I like my socks two at once from the toe up. I haven't really been one for following patterns. I tend to make up my own or modify a pattern because I want it a bit different. My needle and yarn stash has really grown too!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Featured Etsy Blogger For May

Cozy is the featured Etsy Blogger for May, which means that lots of other Etsy Bloggers will be writing about her this month.

Cozy does knitting, crocheting, and hemstitching. She has a variety of headbands, and some bandannas and scarves in her shop. She's been crafting for as long as she can remember and as tried all sorts of crafts.

You can visit her shop at
and her blog at

I've made this etsy mini to show some of her items. Enjoy the month of fame Cozy!

Etsy Mini - See Items in My Shop