Monday, March 29, 2010

rainy day

I slept in, way later than I expected to, but I didn't miss much in this weather. I planned on doing some thrifting this morning, but there really was no chance of me walking down to the goodwill a mile away in the rain.
Instead, I crocheted and played with the dogs. They didn't want to go out in the rain either, so we stared out into the yard, debating what to do.

I did manage to get them outside long enough to do their business, but not long enough to go for a legitimate walk. I can't blame them, really. It is dreary out! I didn't even curl my hair. It really did seem pointless.

I got a bunch done though! Reading, writing, crocheting. Here's the beginning of my new little friend.

I need to go out and buy some more stuff to fill him up tomorrow. It is supposed to rain again, but I need to venture out and get things done.. Hopefully I'll finish him up and can post a picture whenever that happens. I also have some other projects going on, that I'd love to share.
Oh! I did go out for a minute today. I wanted a snack and I found this!

I don't generally drink soda, but the Pepsi Throwback is made with real sugar so I had to treat myself to it. I love soda like this.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

my first amigurumi

I've been crocheting for a few months now and I love it! Recently, a good friend of mine taught me how to make a bird-type amigurumi. She made an owl; I made a bluebird. I am absolutely in love with him. I think he's adorable.

I basically crocheted an egg shape, then did the first round of a granny square for the eyes, did some variations on the egg shape for the arms, and I have NO idea what I did for the feet, but they seem to work. Then I stuffed the guy, sewed it all together, and added some button eyes. I think I'm going to work on a bumble bee friend for him, then maybe a red birdy friend for him too. In the meantime, he can hang out on my shoulder and listen to some This American Life with me while I get busy on those tasks.

Good night!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I keep deleting this thing...

But here I go again.
I'm going to try to document more of the things and on-goings in my life.
I guess we will see how it goes.

My name is Danielle, but most of my friends call me Danie.

I'm also go by robotz, biff or sweet lady.

This is my family:
(left-right, Benjamin, Peter, myself and Jameson)

I'm a friend, lover, vegetarian, world traveller, crafter, bicyclist, history nerd, nomad, perpetual student, waitress and aspiring ex-patriate.
I believe that list is in order of importance, more or less.

I think that's it, for now...
Stay tuned for more!!