Friday, December 22, 2017

The first day of winter.....

It's a little chilly here, I am actually enjoying it since I have my new knitted and crocheted items to keep me warm....

I have been busy making cowls, I love the cowls because it warms your neck only, you don't have to worry about a big bulky scarf so you don't get too hot, they really are perfect:
These 4 I crocheted....

This cowl is one of my first I ever got from my knitting friend, one of my favorites to wear! Thanks, Tanya!

Sometimes a scarf is the best accessory!

Oh but don't forget about socks! These are perfect for me...a drunk snowman!! Bawahahaha!!!
 This is the cowl I am currently working on, bobble stitches galore!! You can find this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy by searching Casper Mountain Cowl....or here is the link where I bought the pattern from Abbey at The Firefly Hook: It is only 3.00!!
So pretty.....

This Shawl was one of my xmas gifts from Tanya: holy smokes, it is gorgeous! So much work involved, it looks great on, I will try to get a photo today of me wearing it so you can get the full effect, stunning!

Ok, I hope everyone is staying nice and warm and I hope everyone is enjoying the winter holidays!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Cooking in December!

I have been busy cooking and baking and just playing in my kitchen!
Loving my Nespresso: so good!

Baked some Christmas Cookies!

My hubby said this was the best pork tenderloin I ever made....I also made lemon asparagus risotto, and homemade dinner rolls! It was fabulous!!!
 I have been buying the cast iron cook book we have a nice crusty easy to make and wow, it was tasty and crusty and yummy!!! I used my Le Cruset dutch oven for this one!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful yummy cozy December!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

oh's december????

I sent my husband to New Zealand to visit his sister over Thanksgiving week, he had a wonderful time, I stayed home and decorated the house, got out all my Jim Shore Snowmen..had to buy a couple more for this year...I just love them:

I also made a homemade Vanilla Bean Cheesecake for the Hubby....for his homecoming:
                                                               He was a happy man!
Here are some pics from his trip:
Coffee shop helper, Charlie and his sister Violet!

He got to ride his sisters bike all over the island while he was there! He had a blast!

He rode all over and took some beautiful island photos!

I'm going to make him a little scrapbook, so I will share more photos later on....

Happy December everyone!!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving day after!

I have been busy, as usual....

Took time out to go see Guns and Roses at the T-mobil here in Las Vegas.....

They put on one heck of a show! Sang and played for 3 hours, loved every minute!
Yeah, they might be a little older now but aren't we all!!
This band represents my teenage years, along with AC/DC and Bon Jovi,
 I had some great music to grow up on!

Me and my sister on the way to the concert!

Sometimes I like to stand out in a crowd!

HAD to buy the GnR bandana!
 In other news I took a cooking class, Fall dinners....Yum! We made this wonderful shaved brussel sprout salad with an orange vinaigrette, lovely! We made pan roasted chicken with caper and olive gravy, I like my rosemary mushroom gravy better, I learned that gravy at another class I took, it is really good!

While at SurLaTable they served me a Nespresso, I thought I died and went to coffee heaven!! I knew I had to get one, this one is 200.00 and comes with the milk frother,  but with the saleslady telling me I could have it with the black friday price 35% off, and my class discount 10% off.....I was sold....110.00!! Oh Happy Day!!!

Yes, George, I will have a Nespresso with you!!

                                            Oh my winter is going to be so warm and cozy!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Getting ready for the holidays!

Got lots of new items in my Etsy store for the holiday shoppers. I love shopping online, nothing like sitting in your jammies with a hot cup of coffee shopping for fun things on ebay and etsy and amazon...
I especially love free shipping, and that is why I ALWAYS offer free shipping in my Etsy shop!!

Here are some of my favorites I added:
A vintage looking Santa hanging gifts on the tree, love the jingle bell hanging with this!

Santa and his silver Christmas bell

Oh my gosh, a sweet little snowman that will never melt in this little jar!

SongBird harmonica necklace, yep, that harp will play you a tune!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fall is in full swing!

Been busy making stuff for my Etsy store, Christmas is coming and Etsy is so quick and easy to shop at, plus I offer free shipping! How easy is that...

Here is a beautiful necklace I made this week:
I love the bell, I just like the little jingle it will make as you wear it, fun and pretty!

Look forward to more cool items to be added soon....

I got to go scrapbooking with my sister, Ontario Calif....
We shopped and ate too much as usual, but we had fun....
We took a card making class...

The theme was Rock of Ages, I wore my Pink Floyd shirt!
We are wearing our little hats we made for charity! Too fun!
Hope you are making the most of your cool fall days.....

Friday, October 27, 2017

Whew, sorry I took a little break!

I have been busy traveling and taking classes, crocheting....

Oh where to begin??

I had a concert to go to, Joe Bonnamassa at Caesers Palace. I met up with Tanya for dinner. We went to Gordan Ramsey's pub and had meat pies, I had beef and Tanya had the chicken, wow, they were great!
Joe B...Played his heart out, he is truly an amazing guitar player and singer!

I also got a little gift from Tanya's yarn business:
a skein she dyed called Wine Wednesday..just for me!

She has an online store

and she sells locally here at

also if you are near Englewood, Colorado, they sell her yarn there: Wooden Spools


I tried my hand at a little Amigurumi, making stuffed animals in knit or crochet...
a cat, imagine that!
He needs one more leg!
He is not perfect and still a little wonky but I am getting better!

I had my big bingo tournament to go to, 2 days of bingo where they have 25,000 and 50,000 jackpots plus 1000.00 games and 5000.00 games you can win....
Yes, I won a 1000.00 game and so did my friend Debbie that comes to town for the bingo.
We had fun eating and playing, you get free meals, buffets box lunches, really good food too!

So that has been my busy October and there is still more to come, I have a cooking class on Monday to go to One pan sheet pan meals, should be a good one!! I will let you know.

Hope everyone is enjoying the cooler weather!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Boho Purse! I made this!! Can you believe that??

First and foremost, my heart is breaking for everyone suffering today due to a suicidal rampage shooter here in Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay is one of my favorite places to go have staycations at, I am sure they will improve on their security measures and will continue to be my go to place for concerts and spa days!! Las Vegas is safe...this was just a crazy person that could have gone off anywhere.
I love my city and pray that we heal quickly from this horrible tragedy!

As always...Life goes on, today I finished one of my projects that was sitting around, I think October will be my month to finish all "works in progress" So let's see how many I can get done this month, 1 down and plenty more to go!!

I have to thank for the inspiration, so many great patterns there!!
This pattern is called Urban Gypsy Boho Bag by Jess Coppum

If you would like to see more my name is Onecreativecat over on ravelery the best place for knitters and crocheters to play!

I would also like to thank Tanya for the material for the lining and she helped me when I got confused in the piecing of the panels......but it was an easy pattern to follow, the confusion was just my own issues...
I found an old belt at the antique mall for 12.00 and made the handle out of it.....I can't wait to go to a concert with this baby!! I still can't believe I made this!!!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Whirlwind weekend...AGAIN!

 Christy had a pet sitting job in Ojai, CA, I flew to Lax and then we headed to Ojai on Friday...
Her client has a beautiful home in the cozy little town, tons of trees and critters, it was pure heaven to sit on the patio and enjoy our wine....

On Saturday we had horseback riding and a pottery class, plus we wanted to walk the downtown area where they have a full street of cute little shops and boutiques....

 We went on a 2 hour ride through the mountains, our guide was Adrian and Pinto, Christy had a horse named Charly and I had Johnny Ringo, he was super gentle and sweet!

Then we went shopping in town and then went to our pottery class at Fire Stick Pottery, where we made really cute bowls, we will get them in about a month after they get glazed and fired.

Dinner, oh man, if you ever ever get near Ojai, run don't walk to The Ojai Beverage looks like a store for liquor but in the back they have a restaurant, gourmet burgers and food...Try the Cow on Stilts or the Firehouse burger, YOU must eat the Mushroom duo appetizer, damn good stuff!

The salad and in house made dressing was the best I ever had!

Sunday we had breakfast at Eggs and Potatoes, great food there too....Then we went for a hike up a very steep mountain, they had rock formations, we added a couple of our own along the way.

we hit the Farmers market that was going on in town, we fed the cats and headed home....WOW, that was a super cool fun weekend!!