So I haven’t written in a few days, however I have been doing quite a bit domestically.
I made Apple Baked Oatmeal Cups… I got the recipe from Baking with Basil. I made mine with extra cinnamon and no dried fruit because we didn’t have any. They taste like a combination of apple pie, and well cooked oatmeal. Which reminds me of the Quaker instant kind that has banana bread as a flavor, which I would eat every single day if I could. I also had to cook them for a little extra time (I’m technically not too sure about that though, because I was so hungry I jumped the gun and ate one 5 minutes after I took the pan out of the oven). They are super delicious–I heat one up really quick, put some butter on it, and let it melt a little… So good. I had one this morning before Kevin made breakfast, I swear if I don’t eat something as soon as I wake up morning sickness will be back, even at 23 weeks.
Here are my awesome oatmeal cups:
I also made that Oreo frosting I couldn’t wait to try… Twice. The recipe I used was from The Cupcake Project. I made the first with a white cake, and would have taken a picture but it just wasn’t pretty. It was also a mess because I don’t have a cooking mixer or food processor, so I had to mix cream cheese with powdered sugar and crunch Oreos by hand. I sent a few pieces over to my future mother in law, and she didn’t even let her husband have a bite. So she requested that I make her a cake, no problem except all that hard work again! Of course I don’t mind because they do so much for us, and I didn’t want to sit and watch another basketball game… Thank goodness that’s over!
This is the cake I made for the inlaws: her favorite style of cake is bundt, which I thought was strange, but okay. This one was also a butter flavored cake, which I didn’t even know they made, but they bought the supplies for me. If you are going to make this icing, I recommend a plainer cake because it is a very sweet icing.
Kevin says his sister is requesting me to bake her some treats. He also believes I shouldn’t do it for free, because he doesn’t want people to depend on my kindness. Heck, I’d be happy if they bought the supplies, because I have time to do it.
Another project I worked on was my first pair of baby booties. I got the pattern from I’m Topsy Turvy, which is a new favorite of mine. I forgot to get buttons at the craft store, so I also forgot to make button holes… So I suppose I will make something work when we get buttons. I don’t even know if they will fit Keiran, I mean I haven’t seen many baby feet. They look really big to me, but they are super cute.
Here’s a pic of them, they wrap around and close. I wanted to try and show that but I didn’t know if it’s that obvious.
Okay, on to my last project that I started but haven’t finished: An amigurumi monkey. Kevin’s favorite animal is a monkey (mine is the elephant, sooo much better I know!) so a lot of the baby stuff we put on the registry have monkeys on them. I plan on making an elephant too but I rolled the brown before the gray.
I also don’t have safety eyes, so I tried to make eyes with the yarn. And apparently my monkey looks a little cracked out, because I didn’t think about the slant of the stitches when attaching the pieces. This is also a lot smaller than I thought it would be, stupid close up pictures; now that I know what I’m doing, I think I’ll be able to alter the pattern and make it bigger. Keep in mind this is only the third project I’ve ever crocheted (baby blanket, and baby boots). Also, I got the pattern from a book at Hobby Lobby for about $6.
Here’s the partial monkey:
Eek! This is super long, but I guess I’ve been busy, and that’s a good thing. I’ll write soon, keep reading (: