Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In Progress: Persian Kitties!


The first big project for 2018 is underway!

This year, to rekindle my love for Blankie Buddies, I have decided to release some new patterns in a series. There will be one basic pattern available and then a series of Mods to expand that pattern into endless possibilities. This seemed like a very fair way to make smaller investments choosing only the Mods that you want rather than me charging full price for a pattern that is only 40% different than the last one. I am a very frugal person, so I always want to be fair about the price of patterns. You get a lot of pages and a lot of pattern for your money with a Jenna Wingate Design. And this also eliminated the repetition of me telling you how to put things together when you already know after the first time.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Easy Tofu Lasagna (vegan)

Easy Tofu Lasagna

As with a lot of things I cook, this is a recipe that I adapted from my old 'carny' recipe to include no animal products. This actually makes it a pretty cheap meal. We used to only have lasagna at Christmas because of all the meat and cheese that went into it, the cost was about $50. I've made Tofu Lasagna twice now and spent no more than
$16 either time. That's about $1.35/serving. Not bad. And it freezes very well in individual servings, so if, like me, you are sick of lasagna by the 3rd day, you still have another 6 quick meals for the future.

The $16 price includes a generous allowance for incidentals such as spices, nutritional yeast, and nuts. Most vegans have these things on hand, so the actual cost is not even noticeable. If you don't have these things and don't want to buy them then you will still have a lasagna. I really like to encourage people to ignore ingredient lists anyway. Make do and make it your own. People gotta eat.

Now... if you want to make it expensive them go buy a lot of ready-made vegan cheeses. For this recipe I have used very little store-bought cheese and, honestly, I don't think it would be missed.

Westie Blankie Buddy

The 33nd Dog Breed Blankie Buddy is the courageous and friendly West Hightland White Terrier. Originating in Scotland, recorded in history as early as James VI, the Westie was a rodent hunter and companion dog to royalty and farmers and anyone else lucky enough to know one. 

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Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 22 inches tall
In-line color changes: at ears only
Skill Level: novice
Shaping: minimal
Sewing: average
No. of Pages: 9
No. of Images: 20
Also includes: - graphed photo to aid with fringe placement

Sunday, January 14, 2018

'Cheesy' Buffalo Bean Dip (vegan)

'Cheesy' Buffalo Bean Dip
Yields: 2 cups

(8) 1/4cup servings
Calories: 70
Fat: 3g
Sodium: 240g
Protein: 4g
Fiber: 6g

This is a simple Bean Dip recipe with Buffalo and Cheese flavors that I came up with after weeks of failing to buy all of the proper ingredients to another dip I planned to try and then also using up the ingredients I had remembered to buy on other recipes thus creating a black hole of impossibility that the originally planned dip was ever going to happen.

There are several notes below on what specific ingredients I used and some alternative ideas. As illustrated in the previous paragraph, I do not do well being walled into a recipe, so I appreciate having options. Maybe you do, too. Enjoy!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Patchwork Puppy Project - The Puppy Patches


Patchwork Puppy Project Links
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Also Available on Ravelry
Patchwork Puppy Project Quilt 1 Ebook

Also Available on Etsy
Patchwork Puppy Project Quilt 1
Build Your Own Bundle of 3, 5, or 10 Patches
Make My Dog Into a Patch (coming soon)
Make My Dog Into a Pattern (coming soon)

  • Patterns are written (and finished sizes are given) using #4 weight yarn and either a 3.50mm or a 4.00mm crochet hook. 
  • By using #2 weight yarn and either a 2.25mm or 2.75mm hook, I have been able to reduce the size of the patches to about 60% this given size. 
  • All of these patterns are written in English using American Crochet Terms.
  • Most patterns would be rated Easy or Novice.
  • I recommend using a very sharp needle and patience to get the details neat.
See WORKING LIST for what is 
to come or to request a breed!


Lhasa Apso
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 11
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Shiba Inu
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: February 2018

$1.50
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Bison Frise
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Miniature Pinscher
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Border Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Lakeland Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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American Eskimo Dog
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Papillon
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: February 2018

$1.00
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Miniature Schnuazer
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 11
Released: February 2018

$1.50
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Golden Retriever
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 13
Released: February 2018

$1.50
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Labrador Retriever
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 13
Released: February 2018

$1.50
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Toy Poodle
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50
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Chinese Crested
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50

Yorkshire Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50

Rottweiler
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50

German Shepherd
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.50

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Size: 6 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: September 2017

$1.00
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Saint Bernard
Size: 9 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: September 2017

$1.50
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Pomeranian
Size: 4 inches tall 
No. of Pages: 3.5 
No. of Images: 8 
Released: September 2017

$1.00
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Irish Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: September 2017

$1.00
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Irish Setter
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: September 2017

$1.50
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Bedlington Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 8
Released: September 2017

$1.00

Boxer
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 13
Released: September 2017

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Shih Tzu 
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 13
Released: September 2017

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French Bulldog 
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 10
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Basset Hound
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: September 2017

$1.00
American Pitbull Terrier
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 14
Released: September 2017

$1.50
Husky 
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: September 2017

$1.50
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Rat Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 14
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Chow Chow
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.00
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 10
Released: August 2017

$1.00
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Boston Terrier
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

$1.00
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Project 1

14 Patches Used

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Border Collie
Size: 6.5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 17
Released: August 2017

$1.50
Neapolitan Mastiff
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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West Highland White Terrier
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 8
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Maltese
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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English Bulldog
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 5
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

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Pekingese
Size: 4 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

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Dachshund
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Pug
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 8
Released: August 2017

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Bull Terrier
Size: 6 inches tall
No. of Pages: 3
No. of Images: 9
Released: August 2017

$1.00
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Cocker Spaniel
Size: 7 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50
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Shar Pei
Size: 7 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

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Old English Sheepdog
Size: 8 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 11
Released: August 2017

$1.50

Chihuahua
Size: 5 inches tall
No. of Pages: 4
No. of Images: 12
Released: August 2017

$1.50