Thursday, January 26, 2012

Even more projects

 For the past couple weeks, I've been working on this duvet cover.  I saw it in a blog and loved it!
 It is based off this Urban Outfitters duvet.
 Only difference is, this one cost me about $25 to make!  What do you think?
 Here is a newsboy cap I crocheted for myself
It is just about the softest hat I have!  I love it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

A few more projects...

 Here are a few things I've made recently.  The first is a Skyrim-inspired hat that I crocheted for Alex.  He found a pattern online and requested it.  It took me about a week to make
 Next is a pillow made from fabric remnants.  The fabric on the back is yellow like the ribbon. 
It's a bit lumpy with the stuffing but I still really like it!  I also crocheted a hat for myself but haven't taken a picture yet

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Crochet

I've been taking on lots of crafts lately but crochet has taken up most of my time.  I had been practicing a lot with no particular pattern or idea of what to do.  I wanted to learn how to crochet in the round and ended up making these:

They are leg warmers!  I made them for my mom since she's a dancer and does lots of yoga.  They're a bit funky but very comfortable.  What do you think?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More waterfalls!

 After knocking around Portland for a few days, I wanted to get out and do more hiking
 We found another set of falls called Latourell Falls


 At the end of the trail, before you begin the loop back, is another waterfall
 this one is smaller than the main one but just as cool
 Alex debates if we can make it behind the falls

 You can see how much wind the waterfall creates by the billowing of my raincoat!  It was incredibly cold back there and you get blasted by cold water

 Can you find Alex?

 I head up for the spot behind the falls
 I'm much easier to spot








 We make it back to the main falls and explore
 Alex decides to try to get behind this one, too.  Can you see him?
 He quickly changes his mind after he gets near the falls.  He said it was like being blasted by an icy firehose!  And he was drenched

 The rocks behind the falls are pretty amazing

 here is another set of falls we saw; this is Bridal Veil
 Here is a shot of Mt. Rainier ( i think) from the plane


Some awesome mountains from the plane

I have some videos I'd like to share as well but I don't have them on my computer yet.  I will update soon

Portland, OR

 When in Portland, we checked out some local sights.  One is the Pittock Mansion. 
 It was all dressed up for the holidays
It was a pretty sweet house.  On a clear day, all the front-facing windows have views of Mt. Hood.  It, of course, was too cloudy for us to see.
 We enjoyed lots of local food; some great cafes
 Of course we hit up Voodoo Donuts
 Also on the "tour" was Hair of The Dog, among many other breweries
 Got some awesome cupcakes from Cupcake Jones
 Here is a shot, at night, of one of our favorite spots; The Grilled Cheese Grill
 The first night I got a grilled cheese with Tillamook cheddar, bacon, apples, and one other cheese.
 Here is the "dining car"; an old double-decked bus with tables and chairs.  They have small heaters set up in there and lots of Trivial Pursuit for while you wait
The second time we visited, I got one with egg, bacon, cheddar and ham on pumpernickle bread.  They even have dessert sandwiches!  We got one with mascarpone cheese, grilled bananas, and Nutella on cinnamon swirl bread.  it was phenomenal!
 Here is a better shot in the daytime
 The inside


Rogue brewery was another one we hit.  It had pretty amazing food and great brews, too.  Alex was particularly excited about Rogue.