Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food | Video on

Alright, I'm going for a change of topic today. I love to eat. I LOVE to eat. My favorite food is tacos and in fact, I see them in my future very soon.

I think my parents did a great job of teaching us to eat right. Every night we sat around our big table (everyone had their own seat) and shared stories, talked about hour day, laughed at jokes all while enjoying a yummy dinner. We were never forced to eat our veggies, but we had to try them. There were things I didn't like but as I grew, I wasn't afraid to try them again and guess what? I like them!

Dinner time was always a special time and I hope people still take the time to cook together and share a meal together. I hope people slow down and re-think the way our industrialized country has led us and that we should go back to our roots. We don't have to all have farms and gardens, but I think we need to be more aware and careful about what we are doing our bodies. And watch out for what food labels are telling us! I think I'd rather have normal sugar than a chlorinated artificial sweetener.

I saw this video on TED and thought I'd share.

Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food | Video on

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dextra of the Dream Demons

I've decided that besides creating and selling crochet patterns on etsy, that I will sell the dolls as well. I'm really enjoying the Angel Hair yarn because the overall look is soooo cute! I like to make "traditional" amigurumis such as bears and bunnies, but I'm also loving making made-up critters! With the help of my friends and family, I am getting great ideas for future amigurumi critters complete with a personal story to tell! Dimitri is the first amigurumi with a story. And now, I'd like to introduce Dextra of the Dream Demons!

I realize that the word "demon" is more commonly thought of having a negative connotation, but the real meaning of the word never originally intended to mean malevolence. These little Dream Demons are spirits that we allow to influence our thoughts.

Anyways, more amigurumis to come! Can't wait to buy more yarn...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dimitri the Dream Demon

Dimitri the Dream Demon is one of the lesser dream demons. He likes to play those tiny tricks on your when you're having a pleasant dream--not turning it into a nightmare, but causing you think "...wha-?..." Remember that dream when you holding a beautiful bird in your hands and then it pooped on you? That was Dimitri. Or the one where you landed your job interview but then tripped and spilled the coffee on your way out the door? Dimitri.

I can't wait to make more of these little guys! I have to give credit to my boyfriend for suggesting he have cute-grabby-hands and also for his story. Thanks, Taylor!