Monday, February 9, 2009

So, this is really fantastic and you all should watch it and pass it on.  (Still busy here at school, and it might snow in the desert tonight!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I am not sure I should be posting...

I have been gone a long time and have thought about giving up on this blog thing because I will start school again soon and probably dive back in to the hole of internet darkness.  But I made some blankets and am sending them to my family and thought I would take a picture for posterity and my own mind and then I thought I could put them on the blog for my own archiving purposes since I have probably lost my 5 readers.  Some day I might get back into this blogging thing--when school is over and I have a mental life that is my own.

They are all wool, cashmere, angora and merino and mostly feel really nice.  I just cut up the sweaters and serged them all together.  I did lay them out before sewing to get a nice balance of color and texture.  The last one is really soft merino wool that was a skirt, short sleeve sweater and cardigan that would have just looked so dumpy on anyone but for $4 it makes a gorgeous lap/sofa blanket.  On that one I used rainbow thread in the serger to brighten it up a little.

I might have a couple of more posts here soon because I signed up for Regina's Birds of Change swap and have to make those up right quick.

Friday, October 24, 2008

It's been sooo long...

Swamped with school, work, kids, life.  You know the drill.  I have not been making anything or lifting my nose from the grindstone (except a little bit).  I have been swimming 1000 yards three days a week, which is pretty exciting for me.  The Arizonans think it is much too cold to swim but I think 80 degrees is plenty warm, plus the pool is heated.

Just a link today to my new favorite thing: bento boxes.   I ordered a panda one in a moment of weakness and am waiting with bated breath (a friend asked if it is for the kids...... ha!).

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What to do with a rickshaw

So, I had to buy this of course and I brought it home all excited because when do you see rickshaw fabric?  It must be old because who would do that nowadays and then I started to worry that it might be culturally insensitive and now I am thinking that I won't be able to use it for anything.  Am I crazy? Or is it fine and I can make zippered pouches or whatever and no one will think twice about it?  What do you --my half dozen (I think, but maybe it is just five) -- readers think?

Friday, September 5, 2008

3 inches across

So at 10 o'clock at night I am going outside to get the sheets that I hung up to dry (I am tired and it is time for bed and of course I have not made the bed).  My clothesline is under my patio because the sun would quickly destroy my clothes here in the desert.  I see something on the ceiling and had to show you one of the things that goes bump in the night.

Not that big you say?

You know when the spiders need red eye reduction you are in trouble.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


My goodness, I have been doing a lot of not much lately.  I have had no luck at the thrift stores and have not felt the need to create much.  I did revamp some clothes to wear to my internship (which started today).  And I took lunch in my bento lunchbox which was a great success.  So I am just checking in and showing you my boys in their new hairstyles.

I did give my studio a good cleaning and managed to give a great big pile away on freecycle.  Here is a picture in the dark of my lovely bits that I cannot seem to give up yet--they look especially nice without all the cobwebs.
Off I go now to do my homework--loads of reading and thinking about great big social problems.  

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Burst of Craftiness

School must be starting soon because I am feeling the need to make stuff.  While out thrifting yesterday, I found this flannel and corduroy in perfectly matching colors.  Probably somebody else's project extras and since this green is pretty much my favorite color I had to get them.  I usually wait a few weeks to several years before I do anything with my fabric but I felt like these needed to be in a quilt and right away.  I gathered the lace myself from a huge spool of double edged eyelet and put a needle punched cotton batting in the middle.  Then I washed it and look how nice it turned out!  I almost like the corduroy better than the printed flannel side.

I know the colors could have been boy or girl but the eyelet was crying out to be used.  Now I need to find a recipient--sometimes I want to have another kid so that I can make more cool baby stuff and keep it but I am thinking that is not a good reason to have a baby.  I feel certain that the months of barfing would make me rue the day I ever made a cute baby blanket.  Not to mention the whole other person to take care of for the next forever!