Saturday, October 23, 2010

cooking and crafting...

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

i'm all for a crisp fall day, but there's something to be said for a day like today as well. a storm is brewing outside, and it feels dark for 3 o'clock. wisps of smoke are curling from the neighbour's chimney. here inside it is quiet as i'm all by myself for a bit, and the kitchen is warm with the oven full of autumnal treats. i'm baking some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and also roasting a butternut squash to make soup for dinner, and some yams to make sweet potato biscuits to go with the soup. i think A's picking up a movie on the way home for a cozy night in.

sea life ornaments

i've put a few new items in the Fog and Swell shop, some hanging ornaments with a bit of west coast style. i made some ochre stars and a couple of seashells, from wool and silk, respectively. i am working on some bigger pieces, but it's fun to make the small pieces in little batches. i hope to put together a few more as the holidays approach.

today i'm knitting a cozy toque for a friend, a bit of colour work in brown and aqua. seems a good task while enjoying the indoors today. what are you doing for the weekend?

3 comments:

Tara said...

Love the ornaments, especially the starfish. We seem to be having the same kind of day here -- dark and rainy. Our afternoon snack was homemade caramel sauce, still warm, and apple slices. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

kate said...

Went for a lovely walk at the river. Those stars are so wonderful - I may need to order some? They'd make wonderful gifts.

Hege said...

So cute starfish!