Sunday, October 14, 2012

sewing and donuts

(Read all the way to the bottom of my post because there's info about a great giveaway at my fellow blogger's blog)

This week at work was busy and for whatever reason, I came home late every night. It's either because I worked late, went to the gym or just ended up walking around aimlessly downtown. On my way home from work on Friday, I stopped in at the Creativ Festival since it was only $5 after 4:30 pm.  I walked around feeling overwhelmed at the amount of vendors and all the little old ladies scurrying around. I told myself that I will only look for fabric and maybe some yarn. I was only there for an hour and decided that I should go because I had already spent $40 on fabric. One thing that really caught my eye was quilting. A lovely lady at Mad about Patchwork was kind enough to give me a brief intro on quilting. And then it finally dawned on my what fat quarters are for!

When I got home, I immediately knew that I wanted to try to make decorative tea towels. It's super easy to make and definitely spruces up the kitchen. I can't wait to buy more tea towels and use the pretty fabric I bought at Creativ Festival. Look out, you might be getting one of these for Christmas!

Then, as I promised, I finally made a pen holder for Timona. She shares the same love that I have for Papermate Flair pens. She carries all of hers around with her, so it's better that she keeps it all in one place with this roll up.

As I mentioned last week, I decided to not do the cleanse at this time. It's a good thing that I postponed it because I found some delicious sweet potato english muffins. I baked some eggs in a muffin pan to eat with these bad boys. I need to go back to the Farmer's Market this Tuesday to buy more.

I have been following @doughtoronto for some time now and always salivate when I see photos of her donuts (and you know me, I am obsessed with them). My friend Marie was kind enough to bring me a couple to try. It was summer time so by the time I got home, most of the icing had melted. Well, on Thursday, I saw a tweet that a delivery of the donuts were dropped off at a little coffee shop on my way to work. I picked up double chocolate, apple fritter and brown butter. They were all good; the apple fritter is so unique tasting and the double chocolate is to die for!!! My husband normally is not a fan of donuts but he tried a piece and told me to back off!!! I can't wait for this Thursday to pick up more.


My fellow blogger friend, Ellesy is doing a great giveaway...a digital camera. I met this lovely lady at a sewing event for bloggers early this year. She is super sweet and I am glad she took the subway halfway home with me because it was a chance to get to know her a little better. We keep in touch through social media and even though I haven't seen her in a while, I consider her a real life friend. Show her some love and check out the giveaway on her blog. You can enter here.

Hope you had a great weekend!!


GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

I used to walk aimlessly downtown too, and always run into different types of event. Miss the kidless days.

Anonymous said...

i LOVE those cute tea towels! i was thinking of making non-slip towels too but extent of the fanciness for mine were to stick velcro tabs on them!

you are so good with sewing!

Lin said...

You're getting to be quiet the crafter. I love that adorable towel & pen pouch.

And, thanks for the heads up on Ellesy's giveaway. I'm definitely headed over there now.

ellesy said...

leesh!! thank you so much for your sweet comments and for sharing my giveaway. i too am really happy we took the subway together that night. :)

your sewing projects are amazing - everything you post is so cute. definitely inspiring... i want to make a brush roll because travelling with my makeup brushes right now is a bit of a nightmare.

sweet potato english muffins? yes please! i've never thought to bake eggs in a muffin pan. i'll have to try that one weekend. oooh i love donuts - my stomach is growling after reading your post.

Elisse said...

Hey Leesh! Just wanted to say hi and hope you're doing well :) I'm not surprised that you would discover and follow @doughtoronto - because you are so committed to your doughnut obsession - LOL

Lisa said...

Decorative tea towels are such a good idea!

I'm glad gourmet doughnuts are the trendy dessert du jour as I like them much better than cupcakes.