Sunday, June 30, 2013

Soap Saver Showcase

Hello everyone! Despite mourning over the fact that I still couldn't view my blogs in my own blogger dashboard list (could it be a premonition of the eventual disappearance of the GFC, as they say?), I couldn't resist showcasing the soap savers I made last week. This is an offshoot of what I made which were given away for some fathers in our church two weeks ago. This was featured in my post entitled, Mommy's Choice. I thought of this idea at the sight of my husband's left-over soaps in our bathroom.With this soap saver, you can place all the left-overs inside and still use them to the last small piece.

These two soap savers were featured in my previous post.


The pattern for the Soap Holder Body Scrubber  is from Julie A. Bolduc of JPF Crochet Club while the Mint Soap Saver is by Priscilla Hewitt at Ravelry.

I wanted to have my own so I made another Soap Holder Body Scrubber for myself. Here is what I did.
I made one combining two yarns together that yielded a variegated yarn effect. See, in my excitement to use it, I already placed my soap inside but first took a photo of it hanging on our bathroom wall.

Then  for Charisse, my officemate, I made one using the Mint Soap Saver pattern by Priscilla Hewitt, but using her favorite color. 
 
I also made this using a combination of two yarns. Can you think of other color combinations? 

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!
 
 
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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Where am I?

 Help!
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Can't find myself... I mean, can't view my blogs from my Blogger dashboard reading list! I see all the blogs I follow except my own blogs!!!!

Something is wrong somewhere. What and where could it be? Can't remember altering the settings. Couldn't figure it out. 

Hear ye! Hear ye! Any help out there? I feel like I'm in a limbo :( Would appreciate any tip or suggestion! Thank you!


 
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Mango-Banana Quesadilla

I was so inspired by the Nutella Banana Quesadilla featured by Alyssa's What's Cooking, Love? Pinned and posted in my Pinterest board and FB page, I served it to my family for breakfast last month.

Here's how I did it the first time. 
Oh, as you can see, I substituted Nutella with fineti which Ayana, my daughter, found in the grocery shelves. Hmmm... a few peso-savings! ;)






If you scroll down Alyssa's post, you will read that in my comment, I wrote, "It's a "must-make again!"  And so I did a remake of it today, with a twist, as requested by Ayana.

Instead of just using banana as I did the first time, I also added slices of ripe mango.
   This time, I was careful not to overfill half of the tortilla piece with Fineti 
so it's cleaner the second time.
AND, take note! it didn't overflow when placed on the skillet :)
 

Thank you, Alyssa, for sharing your recipe!!! An inspiring weekend, indeed!
 

 
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Friday, June 28, 2013

I Will Follow You


 "I will follow you
Follow you wherever you may go
There isn't an ocean too deep
a mountain so high it can keep me away.

I must follow you
Ever since you touched my hand I know
That near you I always must be
And nothing can keep you from me,
you are my destiny

I love you, I love you, I love you
and where you go 
I'll follow, I'll follow, I'll follow 
You'll always be my true love, my true love, my true love
From now until forever, forever, forever...." 

I hear and sing this song loud and clear in my mind right now... can't help singing the tune after reading some posts lately and for the past months about GFC going away. I've already been following my friends in the other options they've given. Most of you have gone to bloglovin'.

Here's how you, too, could follow me. Aside from GFC, yes! You can find these icons on my sidebar. Just click on them to follow me.

 
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mommy's Choice

This is a late post for those who might have been looking for easy-to-make crocheted gift ideas for the special men in their lives. On second thought, this is just in time for Fathers' Day, celebrated worldwide today. I've been planning to crochet some "small items" for our father friends. Small in the sense that I should be able to finish one in just an hour or less. Browsing over my electronic files and searching the net gave me these ideas --- soap saver, bottle cozy and coffee cozy.

I found several patterns for soap saver so I made one for each of the patterns I like. Here they all are...

Pampering Massage Soap Saver by Tamara Kelly of Moogly
Soap Holder Body Scrubber  by Julie A. Bolduc of JPF Crochet Club

Mint Soap Saver by Priscilla Hewitt at Ravelry

Water Bottle Cozy by Rachel Choi of Crochet Spot

Coffee Time by Debra Arch at Crochet World Magazine February 2011 Vol 34 No. 1

Textured Soap Saver by Danyel Pink of CrazySocksDesigns
I was able to make seven soap savers and six coffee cozies.  While our church honored all the fathers who attended the Sunday Service today, I asked the wives of our Pastors and deacons to choose which one they liked for their husbands. How about you, which one do you like best?
 
 
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