All posts by Celia

Teemo progress shots

Finished up my Teemo order for my Etsy sale today. It was quite a process! I decided to make two extra, since I had the extra fabric to do so. Also, it really helps to make more pieces at once, since it gives me more practice and doing one task repetitively and thus makes each attempt better than the last.



The detailed embroidery work on Teemo’s face was such a huge pain – it’s really tough to do something like that without an embroidery machine. Also, we finished off an entire bag of stuffing completing these guys! They are definitely FAT Teemos. Haha.



Library Alehouse

We went out to celebrate Mike completing his latest project at work (Captain America 2)! Congrats Mike!

The food was pretty tasty, and surprisingly I was able to find a drink I liked! I recommend the pear cider there, not too strong and a really nice flavor. The bison burger was good as well – I was just thrown off when they recommended it rare. Yikes! We opted for medium, so it wasn’t quite as tender, but easier for me to justify eating.



Library Alehouse
2911 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Waffle Party!

Mike and I went to a friend’s waffle party for lunch today.  The hosts did an amazing job of providing all kinds of batters and toppings.  To make things interesting, everyone could submit a waffle entry of their own creation to be judged.  The top three winners would receive a prize.  This was our entry.
Yes, that’s our homage to Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.  We created a double decker banana caramel waffle with blueberries mixed in, then tucked in chocolate and peanut butter chips inside and topped it off with a piece of fried chicken drizzled in maple syrup.  Sadly, our entry placed 5th out of 6 contestants.  Oh well.  At least we weren’t last!

Golden hour neighborhood stroll

Last week, I was reading SewPetiteGal‘s blog, who happens to be one of my favorite bloggers.  She was having a blog sale, and one of the items up for grabs was this knit sweater.  I was drawn to it immediately – the texture, color, style and the silver thread woven in through the fabric – it was perfect!  I had to have it.  I got it a few days ago and it fits like a glove.  I especially love all the pockets with black piping. 
I also have to introduce the newest addition to my Kate Spade collection – the Charlotte Street Rena tote in tan Saffiano leather.  It’s gorgeous and I love the style.  Since I’ve been wanting a bag like this for a long time, I finally gave in and bought it over the holidays.
This is also one of the rare times I’ve worn my Christian Siriano boots – mostly because I can’t really walk in heels without falling.  I hate wobbling around like a small toddler, but they are just too cute for me to give away.
What I’m wearing:
Sweater: LOFT (Similar here)
Tank: Ann Taylor (old)
Pants: Uniqlo
Booties: Christian Siriano for Payless (old)
Bag: Kate Spade Charlotte Street Rena
Necklace: eBay
Bracelet: H&M

Lunch at Cook’s Tortas

Mike and I met up with an old coworker for lunch today, and he took us to a restaurant in Monterey Park that we hadn’t tried before.  Cook’s Tortas was pretty delicious – their menu was so extensive it was overwhelming to try and choose just one.  

Here we split the Mole Verde torta (Grilled chicken, onions, lettuce, pepita-tomatillo mole) and the Ranchito (Grilled skirt steak, dry aged chorizo, nopalitos salad, spicy serrano guacamole, and fresh cheese).  We couldn’t resist trying the pineapple mint agua fresca, which was so fresh and bursting with flavor.  Two thumbs up – we’ll definitely be back again.

Cook’s Tortas
1944 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Montery Park, CA 91754

Homemade lemon bars

Last night, we decided to try out the lemon bar recipe from Costco’s annual cookbook.  They turned out pretty well – tangy lemon flavor, a crunchy crust, and just the right amount of sweetness.  A perfect midnight snack!  Here’s the recipe, if anyone is interested.

Fat Teemo Plush

I got an inquiry on Etsy for my Fat Teemo Plush today, so it looks like I’ll be making a few more of these cute little guys!  I might try to make some of the Teemo skin plushies as well – Super Teemo or Panda Teemo would be pretty adorable.  If anyone is interested, check out my Etsy store!

Any ideas for new League of Legends plushies?  I’m thinking Ziggs may be next…

Knitting Loom

For Christmas, my mom gifted me with a set of knitting looms.  I started using them yesterday and am excited for the final result.  I am attempting to make the base of a sweater here.  It may look strange, but the loom makes knitting a breeze.  It’s actually relaxing!

Have any of you used one before?  If so, what did you make?