Saturday, December 8, 2007

Knits n Purls

I finished my first knitting project!!!! Yipee!!!!! I can't wait to start another one. I really love knitting. Next I will tackle sewing. Or soap making.

I have to say I'm really loving A Fine Frenzy right now. If you haven't checked them/her out you really should!

I welcome hellos and how are yous.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Heavens to Etsy!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

I have fallen in love with For those of you unfamiliar with this amazing site, here is a brief description from the website:

"Etsy is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers. Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:

Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade."

Etsy is pretty much my new favorite place to shop. I love making things and hope some day to make a living of my own from my own imagination and creations. I love supporting people who have been able to at least begin to fulfill that dream for themselves. I've found some absolutely amazing and unique things there as well. I've ordered a few things from artists around the country and even a couple of things from France. It's such an amazing community. I just love it!

Why not check out my favorites list at :

Trista's Etsy Favorites

and then create an account and make your own? You might even be able to finish a bit of that soon-to-be-last-minute Christmas shopping.

Here are some of the wonderful finds I have made:

Tea (red) - pocket mirror

Soap Sampler

If you need any other suggestions, I'd be happy to make them!

I welcome you to the world of buying handmade!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Haircut!

Ignore the stupid faces I'm making and check out my new haircut! I LOVE it! Surprisingly hubby likes it too (surprising because he's only seen it with my hair straight and usually prefers it to be curly). I have to say I like it being straight and I am enjoying it while it lasts, because chances are I'll never be able to get it to look like this myself! I really love my hair salon. I feel pampered every time I go there. I love my hairstylist too. She is awesome. She knows just what to do with my hair to make it manageable. Yippy for hair happiness!

It's gotten really cold here. I think the low was 13 last night. This is why I hate winter. I mean GEEZ... and to think it's only going to get worse from here. It snowed about 4 inches here yesterday and as a result everyone in Pittsburgh forgot how to drive. I was glad to be riding the bus, although my trek up the never ending hill was far from fun. I got to break in my snow boots yesterday. Somehow the bottom of my pants were still soaked when I reached the top. I was happy to spend yesterday evening in the comfort of our apartment, especially when I heard all the squealing, spinning tires outside. Also, as per our lease, our landlord hires someone to shovel all the snow from our sidewalk, etc. It was nice not to have to get out in the cold and shovel snow as well. Today it is sunny and the roads are much better. It makes me sad to think though that there are several more months of this to endure before life begins to spring from the trees and flowers and I can go out of doors without feeling like a marshmallow.

I leave you with another view of my haircut :-)

I welcome ooohs and ahhs :-P