First up: The Fairy Spell. I rocked out about a 800 stitches on this baby over the holidays.
And now I have a matching set :) After my crafty spending ban is expired, I will probably pick up one more skein and make some fingerless gloves to match.
I think the pattern is a little hard to see with the variegated yarn. It's alternating double crochet and shells, another free pattern from ravelry.
My New Year's Day start was an applique wall hanging. I have the center medallion done, minus the stitching.
Last but not least? Home made snack packs.
I found something similar in the cheese section of the grocery store but the cost, oh my goodness, was close to $2 per snack. I picked up some dried fruit (cherries and blueberries), roasted mixed nuts, added some cheese and crackers, and BOOM! Better snacks at a fraction of the cost. I made up five of these and stuck them in the fridge. They should last more or less forever, the biggest risk being the cheese drying out. I stopped buying a lot of the usual junk food that we like to eat but it took me a while to replace it with something else. I'm hoping this works for those late night snacky binges.
Next on my To-Do list is finish the natural essential oils cleaning products that I picked up supplies for and eliminate all the toxic chemicals in my bathroom. I was also gifted a EO home remedies book for Christmas, so I want to put some solid time into prepping some basic cold and allergy concoctions.