Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Around my room today

Grateful for a little break with nothing to do...(not really).

At least, no school, no work, or other commitments...just me and my crafting supplies.

What will happen?

I can't tell :)

Have a great day!


the magical bean

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy happy Easter!

xoxo, Callie

the magical bean

Friday, April 22, 2011

Knitted Vest

While at an estate sale a few weeks ago I stumbled across some wonderful finds. This is one of them. A hand knitted vest, with some seriously great colors. While very itchy and child-sized, I couldn't help but love it, and for only 75 cents, why not?

The back is just a plain gray...

I have this urge to learn fair isle, right now! Does anyone have any books to recommend learning it from?

The colors are mesmerizing in person.
I love it.
I would love to have a whole room in this color scheme.
Hope your week is going great.
XOXO, Callie
the magical bean

Monday, April 18, 2011


Some time ago, my sister's and I had a rare weekend where we were all free. So we decided, to go up to one of my favorite cities: Austin! While there, Kaitlyn found this cafe along Lake Travis called Mozart's. It was right next to the lake, and oh so serene. Not too hot, with a bit of breeze :)
I ordered some European style chocolate mousse.

Jessica got a triple layer chocolate cake. So moist!
The lake was so pretty.

Kaitlyn got a little cannoli.

All of it was so nice, quite a great reprieve day to day life.

I will definitely be coming back, again and again...


Hope your Monday is amazing.

XOXO, Callie

the magical bean

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yellow Rose for Kaitlyn

My sister Kaitlyn was was quite descriptive about what she wanted for her birthday this year. In fact she chose exactly what I was to make.

Apparently smitten with Jessica's Ruby Red hat, she wanted her own. But in yellow. She chose the yarn and loved its softness (as I do!). It has this little halo of fuzz around it, that makes it seem like it is blurry. I love the finished product, as well as making it. This pattern is so great, even the second time around.
Happy Birthday sissie, glad you liked your gift.

XOXO, Callie

the magical bean

Have a great weekend!

(P.S. Sorry for my continued absence, I can't seem to get back into the habit of blogging... don't worry though, I will be coming back full force!)

(P.S.S. Here's a little song to enjoy, Someone Like You by Adele. Love!)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Crochet Stones

Back in the days before I had a blog and was just an avid reader, I stumbled upon Resurection Fern one day. I do not remember exactly how but I do remember being amazed at the creativity and ingenuity of Margaret Oomen. To this day it is still a blog I love to look at.

One thing I have especially loved are her numerous crochet stones, such as this one, and so finally I decided to try my hand at making some too.
Some other stones to inspire: on Resurection Fern here, this one on Bella Dia, and this bowl full on Lovely World. Also there is a great tutorial up on Purl Bee written by Margaret Oomen, if you care to try one yourself.
Mine were done freestyle, using some of my Noro Kirameki yarn meant for this project.
I had a great time making these. They are so easy and relaxing.
I was surprised how quickly I was done too.

Someday I'd like to have a whole bowl full of these little beauties.
My how they make me smile!
xoxo, Callie
the magical bean


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