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Thursday, December 30, 2010

432 - Newness!  

Something new has arrived at Geekopolis! Mini Cross Stitches! They're small, and even more affordable and totally awesome! They're an adorable 2 3/4" square just waiting to be in your house!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

431 - Who Doesn't Love Bunnies?  

I'm not sure if I told you guys that I got an English Angora Rabbit.
Well, I did, and her name is Pekoe.
She belonged to my friend Heidi, but Heidi wanted her to go somewhere where she'd get more attention. I was that somewhere!
When we first got her, she was freshly shaved and looked hilarious:

In just under 2 months time, she has fluffed right up! She's still hilarious though, but that's because she's the sassiest rabbit I have ever met.

Friday, December 17, 2010

430 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

Friday, December 10, 2010

429 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

428 - Happy Holidays  

Finally! A nativity scene I can get behind!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

427 - Show and Tell!  

Look at what's new at the Fibre Fun Emporium!
Sassy Spindles!
They're made from birch, have a 2.5" whorl and a 9" shaft. They are notched and handpainted by yours truly.
Each spindle comes with .25oz of grey Shetland roving so you can start spinning straight out of the envelope!
For only $15, they make a great gift for that special spinner in your life, even if that spinner is you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

426 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

425 - TNT Time!  

Thursday Night Temptation!
From now until 12am EST, get 15% off at The Dame's Jewelry Box when you use the coupon code TNT15

Monday, November 29, 2010

424 - CraftAnon Shops of the Week!  

It's that time again!
The shops this week are:



My Little Halo:

Friday, November 26, 2010

423 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!

Monday, November 22, 2010

422 - CraftAnon Shops of the Week!  

It's that time of the week again! The CraftAnon shops of the week are:

Hardware Honey Jewelry:

Fabulously Fierce: 

Friday, November 19, 2010

421 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

420 - Sunday Funny?  

Hello my Redd-Heads!
The family and I went on an impromtu road trip to Ottawa this weekend so I missed your Friday Funny.
Please accept this as my apology

Friday, November 5, 2010

419 - Hallowe'en  

I know this picture is late, but better late than never?
Here is Ash as a zombie for Hallowe'en!

418 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Monday, November 1, 2010

416 - Noneoftheabove on Etsy!  

I got a beautiful necklace in the mail today from  noneoftheabove and I loved it so much that I knew that I wanted to share with you here.

The necklace I got:

It is beautiful beyond description. Just looking at it, you know that tons of time and attention to detail was given to this piece. I've worked with polymer clay but never could I imagine making something as delicate as this. Each little pink circle is crazy!

I got the cord with it and even it is great! It's the short length that I like, however, it also has an extender chain for those of you who like your necklaces a little longer.

She was wonderful to communicate with. Very friendly and quick to get back to me. Shipping was also very fast.

Don't like pink? She has tons of these pendants in a variety of colours:

Can't decide on just one colour? Never fear! She has a rainbow! RAINBOW!

Not a necklace person? Well, she also has these as earrings!

So this holiday season, I highly recommend heading over to noneoftheabove. There is something for every lady in your life. I know I'll be back for sure!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

415 - Happy Hallowe'en!  

Happy Hallowe'en my Redd-Heads!
I was looking at Regretsy today and stumbled upon these amazing pumpkins and had to share them with you.
Have fun and be safe!

Friday, October 29, 2010

414 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

412 - CraftAnon Shops of the Week!  

It's that time of the week again!
This week the lucky shops are:
Inverness Studios:

The Clay Pony: 

  and Me!

Friday, October 15, 2010

411 - Friday Funny!  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

410 - Adventures in Drumcarding!  

So as you may or may not remember, I really want a drumcarder. I was kind of worried that I would spend $450 and hate it.
My awesome friend Heidi lent me hers so I could see if I liked it. Well, last night I gave it a shot and I love it. It was so much fun. I got to turn pretty fluffy stuff into even prettier fluffy stuff.
Here is my first ever batt on the drumcarder.

It's a mix of mystery brown fibre (that I was told was Merino, but feels more like Corriedale), pink BFL and pink firestar.
It's in my veins now, I will now spend all weekend mixing and blending my fibres until I have to give back the drumcarder on Wednesday.

Friday, October 8, 2010

409 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my darling Redd-Heads!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

408 - Shawl?  

So today I will cast on for my first ever knit shawl! My knitting friends have both made this one, and I want to feel included lol.
Here is my very first progress picture! I'll try and show you more as it goes, assuming I don't give up!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

407 - Mito Sushi  

So we've been in Bowmanville for 9 months now and we had never been to the Mito Sushi at the mall. I hadn't heard great things and it's Bowmanville and in a mall, so I was skeptical. Boy, was I stupid!
It was Paul's birthday this weekend so we decided to bite the bullet and go for the All You Can Eat on Friday night. It was so good and I said "I should have brought my camera so I could blog this!" Yes, I really am that lame.
So Sunday afternoon we went for lunch. This time, I was armed with Paul's camera. I figured mine was too big to slyly take pictures.

It was just as good as Friday night. They bring the coolest kid friendly chopsticks for Ash. He's left handed and not dexterous at all and these let him use chopsticks!

They bring you out a menu-esque form to fill in your choices. If you aren't sure what something is, you can always look in the menu for a description.
Now, the usual All You Can Eat sushi place we go to in Whitby only gives you sweet potato when you order Vegetable Tempura. Mito Sushi wins mega points for actually bringing you assorted veggies, including broccoli. The tempura batter is light so it's crunchy and not greasy and overbearing like some other places.
We were seated in a half booth and I was facing a beautiful piece of art.

We ordered our usual favourite of Spicy Salmon rolls. I was worried because they don't mention "crunchy" but they were, so horray! We also tried the Avocado Rolls. They were delicious! They were soft and delicious and the avocado was perfect. The only sadness about the rolls is that they don't offer Salmon Avocado Rolls which are a staple for us when we go out. I think the rest makes up for it though.

When we went on Friday night we had Salmon Sashimi. It was soft and delicious and like butter. At the Sunday lunch they didn't offer it as it's a dinner thing. The Salmon Nigiri is good enough that you don't miss the sashimi. The rice is slightly sweet and you can tell it's super fresh. This picture does it no justice but Paul's camera is a mystery to me.

The thing that surprised me most though, was how good the handrolls are. I am not a seaweed fan. I don't know how they do it, but the seaweed is actually *good*!

They are also Ash approved.

The presentation was always lovely. You could tell that they didn't just throw stuff on plates despite it being an all you can eat place.

The moral of the story is that if you love sushi, or even just like it, you have to drop by Mito Sushi. Don't want all you can eat? They also have a menu that you can order from. Don't want to leave the house? They also do delivery! There is something for everyone at a decent price. Kids 6 and under eat free, and an adult all you can eat lunch is $11.99. Dinner is $20. Worth every penny and we will most definitely be back!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

406 - OMG Panda  

My hubby found this on the internet and I had to share it with you.
Lesson: Never trust a panda.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

405 - New!  

I've finally gotten around to photographing all the delicious new Nom Nom Nom Balms.
So many new flavours to come and try including the much anticipated Gingerbread Edition!
Come on by The Beautiful Dame, we have something for everyone. At $3 a pop, they make awesome presents and stocking stuffers.

Friday, October 1, 2010

404 - Friday Funny  

Have a fabulous weekend my Redd-Heads!