Thursday, August 07, 2008

Stuff....

Good Morning everyone. Well I am trying to talk myself into a good day here.... :/ I woke up with a headache. Not good. Need to find the Tylenol... Anyway. Here are some muffins I made a while ago. They didn't even last 24 hours. You'd think there wasn't any other food in the house. lol I used to make muffins ALL the time. At least once a week. Mostly mini muffins, for the kids to take in their lunches (made with mini-chocolate chips). After a while they started complaining. I guess you do get sick of them after having them all the time. My favorite ones to make (and the ones I made here): Banana Chocolate Chip (I add raisins, too) muffins. I make other kinds, too. I have about thirty bananas in my freezer, though. (Did you know you can freeze bananas til you are ready to bake with them? A 'tightwad' tip I read somewhere...) Well, that's why I have so many bananas in my freezer folks. A whole shelf, just bananas. Yikes. :P
And here we have one last toy I finished up for KristieMN's toy drive. This is the 'Geometric Baby' from the 'Big Book of Crochet' I got from a secret pal in one of the very first secret pal swaps I did. The body was super easy. The arms and legs are kind of a pain. But I forced myself to finish it. And I think it is pretty cute. It looks happy, anyway. Maybe it will make some little kid a little bit happier while they are in the hospital. :(

And, this is also for a child.... :) A pencil pouch I finished for the August CAL at Crafting for a Cause. I used the School Binder Pencil Pouch pattern. Then, I used these letters and sewed them on. Kids love personalized things. I'll put a few school supplies in this (and maybe buy a binder, too; to put it in...) I might also do a backpack for the CAL, but meanwhile, I also signed up for the KAL. I'm making this pencil pouch. (It's a lionbrand site so you might have to sign in). I'm on the second side. I have been knitting at night while watching Nancy Grace. I need to stop watching those shows..... :( I hope they will find that little girl alive, but it doesn't look hopeful.... :((

5 comments:

Lucy said...

the Geo Baby is adorable!!! the muffins cyber-smell delicious too!

Vik said...

I can smell those delicious muffins!
What a nice idea the Binder Pencil Pouch!

Tina said...

:P Thanks Lucy and Vik. I was going to make some more this week. Don't know if they would mail very well.... ;)

Mimi said...

Yummy muffins, Tina! I knew about freezing (peeled) bananas to add to add to juice drinks. But haven't tried it for baking...do still have the banana peel on when you freeze it?
Cute geo baby and binder pencil pouch...personalized is even better :)

Tina said...

Mimi, I usually leave the peel on when I freeze it. If you take the peel off, you should put the banana inside a container or a plastic baggy. The only *downside* is the "gross" factor-- if you don't like looking at the black peel, etc... Just take the bananas out ahead of time to thaw then smash as usual. :D