Somehow, as I was wandering around the wilds of the Internet on Friday night, I stumbled on the idea of growing your own bean sprouts. I have a weirdly vivid memory of my mom doing this when I was a kid, but only on one particular occasion---we were going to Pennsylvania to visit one of my mom's college friends, and we packed turkey-and-homegrown-sprouts sandwiches to eat on the drive. I remember being really excited about the homegrown sprouts and then not actually liking them that much, hah.
Fast forward a bit, and I have come to loooove bean sprouts, but the nearest place here to buy them where they're consistently any good is an Asian grocery that's about forty minutes away, so I don't have them often. I consulted google, was encouraged by someone linking to this tutorial with glowing praise, and went to pop some French lentils in a jar to soak for their initial twelve hour soak, feeling skeptical because the super-humid climate where I live tends to ruin cute little growing-stuff projects (see: Chia Pet, make-your-own-rock-candy kit).
I sort of want to save this next thing for FO Friday, but I don't think I have that kind of will power!
this cute pattern/tutorial, as a trial run for one I'll be working on later this week for my first-ever Craftster swap.
three beautiful teacup templates from Trish at genuine mudpie) to hold a teabag.
I haven't made a fabric-plush for a while (and I haven't made many of them, period), and wow, are they more difficult to stuff than amigurumi! It's harder to get the stuffing into the spaces (especially with a project that has tiny arms and ears like this one, granted), and it's so much less forgiving about lumps and stuff. This will clearly take more practice, so this or other, future Ninni-monsters may turn up in giveaway form at some point...