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?


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.

Cloudberry said...

So cute starfish!