Crafty Monday – Part 1 of 2 Belt Commission

I have a commission list a mile long for some inkle belts so I will be posting these for some time now. 

This one is actually part 1 of 2. A squire in the SCA wanted his Knight’s colors within his own belt, so I warped that one up first.

I loved how the warped looked once it was done. I was really excited to weave this one and once I was done, I was so not disappointed. It is just gorgeous.

Part 2 will be the same colors however the green will be where the black is and the white where the red is with the red/black in the center. Unfortunately, I snapped the tension bar on my loom again so I am going to have to fix that (yet again) before I can get started.

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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in Inkle Weaving, SCA, Yarn


Wordless Wednesday – Muskabear Says Zoom!

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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Wordless Wednesday


Kitty Snuggles, Best Snuggles

Vincent and I have not had a lot of snuggle time as of late, life has just been pretty hectic. So when he found me lounging on the couch, he plopped right down and we just laid together for a few hours while I binged on Scandal episodes. 

Love my little buddy. :)

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Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Randomness, Vincent


Crafty Monday – Blueberry Cream Porter

That right there, my dear readers, is a thing of beauty.

It also doesn’t capture just how many bottles there actually are. Once we were done bottling the porter, we had 28 bottles. Various sizes as we seem to have finally made enough booze to make empty bottles something of a rarity in this house. 

Apparently we need to start drinking more.

In a few weeks, this baby will be ready to pop and enjoy!  Finally alcohol percentage was roughly 4.7%. Not to shabby at all.

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Posted by on September 8, 2014 in Brewing


Wordless Wednesday – My First Hookah Lounge Experience


Posted by on September 3, 2014 in Wordless Wednesday


When Dogs and Cat Meet – An Adventure!

Last weekend, Kress and I dog sat for a friend of ours. He was going to be out of town for a few days and intended on putting Sadie in the backyard and have the neighbor come over and feed her twice a day. All in all, not a bad plan except this is Texas, in the middle of August when it is not only OMG hot but also fairly humid.

I was not having any of that. Sadie would just come home with me for the weekend.

Kress was on board with it but there was some concern regarding the cats. Not so much Sweet Pea, Evie or Sasha; they have lived with dogs before. Vincent and Layla, however, have only ever lived with one dog. That was Maggie, who was 17 years old and was mostly interested in sleeping. I was pretty sure Sadie with her big heart, happy tail and boundless energy was going to over….poorly.



Look at that face!  How can you just not want to just rub and snuggle with her! She is just such a sweet dog. She absolutely adores Kress and I. When we go to visit with our friend, Sadie is always ready to greet us and oh so welcoming. Bringing her into the house, we steeled ourselves for some massive amount of drama. When we walked in the door with her, Sweet Pea, Sasha and Evie just jumped off the couch and went into the bedroom to nap. Vincent was waiting by the front door as he usually does when he hears our car pull up.

When he laid eyes on Sadie, he backed up a few feet and then got all poofy and growly. But that was it, once he made his opinion known on the whole Sadie visit, things got pretty calm.

And then….

Layla Sadie


The face I will never forget. The moment Layla laid eyes on Sadie. You could fell the words “Oh helll naw!  What is this f%$ing thing doing here?!” Let me tell you, Layla’s little bed perch here, is right by my side of the bed. I was convinced I was going to wake up dead. CONVINCED!


However, it seems all my worries were for nothing. While Sadie was obviously interested and curious about the kitties, she pretty much left them alone. Vincent was the first to really accept her close to him, so much so that Sadie got to have a few good sniffs before Vincent said enough and walked away.

The night that Sadie left, I went to go check in on Layla, just to see how she was coping.

Layla Sadie Gone

Ahhh, all is right with the world again.

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Evie, Layla, Life, Randomness, Sadie, Sasha, Sweet Pea, Vincent


Crafty Monday – Purple/Green/Mint Belt complete!

I finally got my loom fixed!  All it took was a trip to Home Depot and $6 worth of parts! Woot!  What impressed me most was I had an idea of what I needed to fix it and when I talked to one of the guys in the department, he confirmed what I was thinking. Yay for knowing what I am talking about!

So the belt I started a couple of weeks ago has finally been finished!  It is on its way to Canada to be gifted to someone very special. I can’t wait to hear how it goes over. 

Up next is actually a pair of belts. The request came in from a friend to make him one in his colors but with the colors of his knight down the center. Then I will make one in his Knights colors with his colors down the center. So while the pattern will be the same, the colors are reversed. It’s actually a very cool concept. I can’t wait to see how they come out!

Images of the warping will be up in the next couple weeks!


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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Crafts, Inkle, SCA, Weaving


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