How's your Summer going? I've been spending most of my time working in my tiny garden and perfecting my custard based Ice Cream recipe. I'm still working on publishing some new original patterns but it's slow going, so I picked up a few July commissions to keep me busy while I'm plugging away.
The first commission I took on was a Fourth of July themed baby hat and bootie set.
I hope y'all had a fantastic holiday season!
We had a quiet Christmas at home with our kitties. Alex got me a waffle press so I'm pretty sure we'll be having some form of waffles with every meal for the next few months. Heh.
Merry Christmas Eve!
I hope your packages are wrapped and your stockings are hung by the chimney with care!
I received such an overwhelming response to the clay "knitted" ornaments I posted on Instagram recently, I decided to go ahead and create a tutorial for them!
I know it's super last minute but if you're in Portland this Sunday you should check out my work at the Triada Art Holiday Makers Faire!
This year, Alex and I decided, instead of making and buying gifts for the 30ish family members on our list we would create a Christmas album. Crazy, right? We've both been musicians for years, even playing in the same band for a while, so we though, how hard could it be? Well, lets just say it was more time consuming than expected.
I thought I'd share some progress pics of our epic journey in the making of An Ashley&Alex Christmas Album.
Are you still scrambling to make everyone a gift before the big day!? I usually am. Don't fret! Here's a list of fantastic crafts that are quick, inexpensive and will surely be appreciated. Most of these will take you about an hour to make and call for limited supplies.
Without further ado, get crafting!!!
This weekend I had a few of my wonderful friends over to help me decorate my Christmas tree. Saturday afternoon Alex and Jess headed out in the pouring rain to pick out the perfect tree!
Things have been crazy lately! I've been super busy with Holiday prep and crafting and planting new plants and working on my Super Secret Christmas Project. I thought I'd share a quick round up of some of the adventures, and of course, the recipes, I've been working on this last week.
'Tis the Season of Turkeys and Yams and Green Beans swimming in Cream of Mushroom Soup! Problem is, I don't like any of those things! Traditional Thanksgiving foods are not my bag. I remember a few Thanksgivings growing up where a young, Vegetarian Ashley got to enjoy the Holiday with a big plate full of Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Bread, Mmm, carbs. Not exactly a well rounded meal.
AFA was launched in 2015 as a craft and lifestyle blog. It has since morphed into a full time knitting blog! Here you'll find pattern and yarn reviews as well as a smattering of recipes and original patterns.