Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Crafty Creations

I've been enjoying hand sewing lately. Here's some of what I've been able to do.

This is a little headband I made for a baby. This was really fun and really easy to do.

Here's a crayon roll, opposite of the one I made for Mitsuki. His had Snoopy outside and treasure island inside.

Our friends David and Sarah are having a baby! They don't know what it is yet, so I made this blanket as neutral as possible (it's harder than you'd think!).

And just for kicks, here's some jewelry I made recently.

This was for my lovely exchange partner. She loves golden yellow, so I added the bead as a personal touch.
This is a rough draft of the pendants I've been working on. I just found some awesome vintage Christmas scenes that will work on this too.

I found these cute tree beads and thought they'd be a fun necklace.

That's what I've been up to while Tim's working the nights away. I also just bought some amazing Christmas fabric, I'm planning to cover couch pillows with them at Christmas time. Check them out:

Aren't they pretty? If they turn out well I might do more. Fun!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eating and Shopping and Shopping and Eating

So, when we weren't watching Wicked, playing board games, or taking pictures of our amazing view, we were either shopping or eating (we'd been planning for months for this, so we went all out.) Here's what we ate:

First we went to Jaks, a famous burger place in Issaquah. Tim got the burger, I got the steak sandwich.

After Jaks we went to the Bravern, a new mall in Bellevue that has a Neiman Marcus, Jimmy Choo, and Anthropologie! We got dessert there:

Mine was lemon strawberry,
Tim's was triple coconut. We also ate at Specialty's Cafe and Cheesecake Factory (Thanks, Chris and Michelle, for the gift card!) but, evidentally I was too hungry to think to take pictures there.
Onto the fun part! The goods! Well, it shouldn't surprise you that most of our time (and money) was spent at Martin and Osa. There was a employee promotional weekend going on, so we got almost everything half off! Here's what I purchased:
Super pretty navy silky blouse

Gold nugget long necklace
White flare jeans
Azure blue tuxedo henley
Bright teal T-shirt ($7 by the way)
A brilliantly yellow sweater
Adorable golden earrings

I also made my first trip into an Anthropologie! I wanted a lot of things, but found this for $20 and contented myself with only buying this.

And lastly we went to DSW.
I'd been on the hunt for a good red heel for a l-o-n-g time, and we finally found it! The pictures don't do them justice, they are a burgandy color in real life, not brown. But so shiny and pretty!
And here's a happy us, after a long fun day.

Our Stay in the Westin

We love the Westin Bellevue. We've stayed there twice. Both times we've reserved a standard King Suite, and both times we've been upgraded to a corner suite with panoramic views. Check it out.
From our room we had views of the waterfront, the city and Mt. Rainier. It was fun to see it in all lights, daylight, sunset, night time, and sunrise. Notice the cloud cover under Mt. Rainier. That was at about 6 am. It was a great place to stay for our 5th anniversary celebration. Next post will show you how we filled our days.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lovely Package Exchange

When we got home from Wicked I found my Lovely Package from Oh, Hello Friend's exchange! My partner, Jenilyn, did an amazing job. The perfect end to such a great day. I wasn't thinking and started opening excitedly without taking pictures, so here's the half unwrapped photos:


Tim and I left work early on Wednesday and got all dolled up for Wicked. I wore emerald green for the occasion.

Before the show we grabbed dinner at The Dragonfish Cafe.

It was delicious, even while burning my mouth off (warning - when it says spicy, it means molten lava.)
Then on to the main event! Our seats were amazing, right under the time dragons head, about 6 rows from the stage (the orchestra was in a pit, so we were really right off the stage. The cast shot celebrating streamers in the beginning and a bunch landed on my lap and feet. Of course I took it home, it'll make it into a scrapbook sometime.
I had been telling myself that it wasn't Kristin Chenoweth playing Glinda since I bought the tickets, trying to avert disappointment. There was no need! Chandra Lee Schwartz played Glinda and she was phe-nom-i-nal. I loved it, Tim loved it, we both want to see it again. Man-oh-man. It was so good. If you get the chance, go!