Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Something miraculous happened.
I was unhappy with my job, and somehow I stumbled upon the application for another, was hired promptly and will begin in two weeks.
This job is in a place I have always wanted to work!
It seems like serendipity.
I am so excited!!! I can't contain it either, it just keeps bubbling up :)
Have a great day,
the magical bean
(p.s. thought you might enjoy this song I stumbled upon called "First Day of My Life" by Bright Eyes.)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Succulent Garden

Succulents enamor me. They simply beckon me to them.
How else can I explain the little garden I have amassed?
My orchids don't mind them at all. In fact they like each quite well.

Have a great Friday!
XOXO, Callie
the magical bean

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quote for the Day

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.
-Swedish Proverb

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Dapper Dachshund Amigurumi

My dad loves dachshunds.
They are lovable little dogs, with a stubborn streak which can be made up by their love of snuggling.
This doll was made with one of our old pets, named Wilhelm or Willie for short, in mind. He was the sweetest little dog. He passed away when I was in middle school, after having an accident. I still miss him.
Anyways, he was a playful little fellow, completely one of a kind.
So when my dad's birthday rolled around I knew just what to make him. It is kind of a tradition that I give my dad something dachshund related on his special day, and this crocheted one just had to be made. It was easy to make, and quite quick too. Loved making it.
Lily tried to snatch him while I was photographing this. Then she had the audacity to smack the camera.
She is not amused.
Happy Tuesday.
xoxo, Callie
the magical bean

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So the last of the little group of clay things is finished... Admittedly this one is kind of bizarre.
His nose alone could knock someone out ;)
But that's why I love him.
He's weird.
He's a wizard.
And I love him.
What else can I say?
XOXO, Callie
the magical bean

Monday, March 21, 2011

Noro Kirameki Scarf

A while ago,after loving virtually every pattern on Ravelry made with this tutorial, Hexagon-How To, made by Attic24 (this is seriously an amazing blog, so creative and colorful). Then several days afterward I saw this scarf on Pintrest and couldn't get it out of my mind. I put the two ideas together, coupled with a recent addition of Noro Kirameki yarn and began making a little scarf. I really shouldn't have begun another project, considering how many I have but some how this one wouldn't let me be... I just couldn't resist. :)
Anyhow, I really did need something that was portable enough that I didn't need a pattern and this one, fits smartly into my purse, and after making the second hexagon already had it memorized. As for the half hexagons, I made up my own pattern.

I really think I will add a picot border along the edges, but I am unsure of the color...
brown? black? gray? white?
Not sure yet.
It is enormously satisfying to make these little guys. They are like instant gratification, and since I have been short on time, it makes me feel like I am actually accomplishing something.
I have been doing roughly one to two a day. Little by little it is getting bigger.
Hoping your life is going great.
the magical bean

Thursday, March 3, 2011

taking it day to day

Hello there,
These past few weeks have been marred by sickness in my family from the flu to pneumonia. After several trips to the doctor, then the hospital, I am happy to report all of us are healthy and rearing to go again! Also, I have gotten a job after a long search, working as a cashier. In between going to school and work, and trying to do home work. It has resulted in me feeling slightly overwhelmed, but I know it will get better once I get more used to it all. I have to keep reminding myself to just take things day to day.
Craftiwise, I have finished some new things that I can't wait to share :)
Happy Thursday,


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