As you may, or may not, depending on how far back you go in my blog, know, I'm big into crafting and baking; specifically crochet and cookies, respectively. I find crocheting to be very relaxing, and it's a great way to sit and watch Youtube videos while still feeling productive! Baking, too, is oddly soothing for me. Something about it being like edible chemistry really appeals to me, and having cookies to eat at the end doesn't hurt, either!
I also wanted to show you guys a few purchases I've made throughout the fall that don't really fit with anything else, but that don't warrant their own posts. So, without further ado, let's see what I've been busy making/baking/buying!
I wasn't sure what would be best to start with, so I'm just going to jump in and talk about some of the different things I've baked over these last few months! Some of these I've only made once, others I've made multiple times (especially the chocolate chip cookies, my husband requests them a lot). Cookies don't last too long in our apartment on their own, but I also like to bring some to share with my co-workers. I've started taking requests, which is kind of fun since then I get to bake things I might not have normally baked!
The most often requested cookie in our apartment is Grandma F's (last name withheld because I am paranoid) Chocolate Chip Cookies.
These next cookies are white chocolate cherry shortbread.
Another recipe I found on the BakeBakeBake LJ community that sounded tasty was for these "Funky Monkey" cupcakes with cinnamon frosting (recipe here: http://bakebakebake.livejournal.com/3726924.html#cutid1 ).
I also had some blueberries to use up (they were on sale and I bought a whole bunch because blueberries are awesome), so I made some blueberry bread!
With Fall in full swing, I started making more Autumn-y flavored cookies, like these Pumpkin Bites.
I also made a more traditionally Christmasy cookie, but I think it works for Fall as well.
Last, but not least, I also tried my hand at some sugar cookies.
So those are just some examples (and by that I mean "the ones I remembered to take pictures of before they were all eaten") of some of the things I've been baking this Fall! I love, love, love baking and would do it all the time if I could (the only bad part is when you have to wash things afterward...).
How about some crafts? And by crafts, I mean things I've crocheted. I've been crocheting for...2-3 years now and I love it! It's incredibly relaxing and I love the fact that I can make useful things like hats, scarves, and sweaters. I used to be big into cross-stitching and embroidery, but it felt kind of shallow since there weren't many uses for my finished products besides decorations (though I still love to make Christmas ornaments every year). I have since rekindled my love of cross stitch since I found a way I could make accessories like necklaces and earrings with it, which is awesome. Again, this isn't everything I've crocheted over the last few months, just the things I got pictures of.
I also made some cute Halloween-themed things!
I had a lot of green yarn left over from my Isabelle Vest (which is almost done...) so I made a baby Cthulhu.
I also made some useful things! One of my most favorite things to crochet (at least when I'm not feeling ADD) are sweaters. I love sweaters; after t-shirts they make up the majority of my wardrobe.
And here are some infinity cowls!
Let's move on to some random things I've bought. Sorry that this post is all over the place; there's not really a theme here, except maybe "Fall".
Finally, some totally random makeup brushes my mom got on clearance at a craft store.
And that wraps up my random post of odds and ends! I hope you found it interesting and a nice break from me talking just about beauty things all the time.
Thanks for reading! <3