Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Do you guys know about crop art? It's the bizarre, cool, and strangely compelling art of composing pictures using grains. Grains! It's super popular at the Minnesota State Fair, and there are always some interesting pieces. Here are some that caught my eye this past weekend:
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
More vacation sharing! On our last day (yeah, I'm not sharing in chronological order) we needed something to do that was fairly quick and wouldn't set me up for feeling sick on the plane. So a bay cruise was out even though it would have been awesome. I decided we should check out the Ferry Building - a collection of restaurants and shops right on the bay. It was a really cool space, and I want to visit again on a less hectic day. I saw one shop that specialized in mushrooms:
And we finally got to try Pepple's Donuts:
Honestly, this donut was only ok. Maybe that's because Glam Doll's vegan donuts are so amazing, but I just wasn't wowed.
And of course, the view was stunning:
What are some of your favorite places in San Francisco?
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
And there was a very nice yarn shop, though I didn't see too much that we can't get here in the land of yarn shops aplenty.
Also, tons of beautiful flowers:
And me on a throne of driftwood!
Have you been to Mendocino before? What are some of your favorite coastal towns you've visited?
Friday, August 08, 2014
It works really well! The tiny compartments would be great for earrings too, for those who can wear earrings (grumble grumble, stupid allergies!) I'm pretty amped that my shawl pin even fits inside - I am constantly losing that little guy. This would be great for travel too.
How do you like to store your jewelry?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 11:42 AM
Saturday, July 26, 2014
You guys, I got 9 pairs of jeans! I have never owned nine pairs of nice fitting jeans in my life, this is magical. I'm so excited that I won't need to buy new jeans for this fall and winter, wheeee! I also got some basic tanks which is great because I'm never good at picking up basic items when I'm shopping, and some other cute tops to add to my wardrobe.
We also encountered a pair of cursed, haunted pants that managed to be ill-fitting on all of us, in different ways. Bad pants!
Have you ever done a clothes swap before? If not, you should, it's a lot of fun!
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Cute, right? You might notice that I ripped the patterned shawl out and started again on a very basic one. The pattern was nice enough, but I couldn't work on it at knit nights without messing up. And that doesn't really work since I don't knit all that much outside of knitting get togethers. Hopefully I'll finish this shawl before summer is over!
Do you have a favorite weight of yarn to work with?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 11:20 AM
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
There are also lots of beautiful structures to explore:
I feel very lucky that at after a day of enjoying all of the city things that urban life has to offer, we can head over to such a gorgeous, peaceful area and enjoy a little bit of nature.
What are some of your favorite places where you live?
Posted by VeganCraftastic at 3:19 PM