Tuesday, November 2, 2010

gorgeous buttons

in my quest to produce knitted accessories that have texture and versatility,  i am always searching for perfect buttons and fasteners. 
i wanted to spotlight the buttons that I source from etsy seller: a remark you made
these buttons are hand crafted from a tree branch of a fallen maple tree in hopes of giving it a second chance at life.  they are absolutely stunning!  the marbling and neutral colors give wood an expensive look. you can find them on my londonderry scarf which doubles as a wrap and as an option for my manchester circle scarf.  one button on each piece is hand stamped with the bungaloe logo.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

i got a TRI POD!!!

finally! now that i have been knitting up cowls and scarves i realized that my arm is only so long.  i feel really dumb taking pics by myself when i am outside and my neighbors are probably looking at me like i am nuts, but that's all part of the fun of running your own online store i guess.  oh and here are new items from my shop!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

i'm so excited...and i just can't hide it

fresh off my fingers is bungaloe's newest design: meander - a chunky cable knit cowl.  i named it that because the cable patterns remind me of a meandering river: twisty and turny and soothing.  in the front is a cable pattern and around the back and sides it is a seed stitch.  the way this cowl lays is almost like a necklace, a really chunky, warm cozy necklace.  i love the way it came out. 
get one if you like at my etsy store.  you can find a color chart there if you would like to order this piece in another color.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


i LOVE stuffed mushrooms.  i am a grazer. by that i mean that i really love to open the fridge and eat little bites all day.  i have to stock good food in my fridge so i don't end up with a mack truck on my belly.  and cut up veggies does not do it for me most of the time. 'oh yeah just snack on carrots and celery and peppers' BORING.  so i decided to start making healthy appetizers that i could just reach in the fridge and mow on without cooking.

here is my healthier spin on stuffed mushrooms, in lieu of traditional  bread crumbs they are stuffed with zucchini, almond meal and ezekiel bread crumbs.  with this recipe as a base you can do anything from here.  add crab, top with mozzerella if you don't care about calories.......

{ezekiel bread is a flourless bread made from sprouted grains}

one package of white button mushrooms or baby bellas
olive oil
2-3 cloves of chopped fresh garlic
2-3 tbsp of chopped onion
1 small or half of a large zucchini
1/2 - 3/4 cup of almond meal
1 broken up slice of ezekiel bread you can omit this for a total grain free version
salt or optional parmesan cheese
{i prefer locatelli over everything!} - the cheese is salty, use one or the other

set oven for bake at 350.  clean mushrooms out to accommodate stuffing, spray a little olive oil in a casserole dish and on the outsides of the mushrooms {get a misto it's the best} set aside.  on a med/low heat pour 3-4 tbsp of olive oil in a saute pan, add chopped zucchini & onions, cook until soft, add the almond meal, bread and garlic.  at this point you can add more almond meal if you'd like it to be more crummy of a stuffing.  cook until the almond meal and breadcrumbs start getting toasty.  turn off heat and add parm cheese to taste {or salt}.  stuff the mushrooms with the delicious mixture, any leftover just sprinkle in the dish around the mushrooms - it won't go to waste trust me!  bake until mushrooms are cooked.  i can't remember how long but they will be brown and mushy and juicy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

loving seed stitch

bibiana is a massive sized beret featuring my much loved seed stitch and a button detail.  this hat will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe for the upcoming fall/winter season.

Friday, September 3, 2010

a perfect winter hat - choose your color

bungaloe's slouchy side button hat can be made in any of these 6 colors! let's get ready for winter!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

introducing knitted hats!

i'm super duper excited to introduce knitted hats to the bungaloe store!  i can't say enough how much i also love to knit. it's so calming and grounding.  i look at knitted goods and i automatically get warm & fuzzy both physically and mentally.  i will be looking for new yarn colors and buttons so stay tuned.
to read more about my design please visit my etsy store.