Rippy and Chompy the Gators

Rippy and Chompy the Gators

These two gators got named Rippy and Chompy after the Arrogant Worms’ classic children’s song Rippy the Gator. The girls who recieved them might give them other names, but I suspect these might stick given how many times their dad and I went to Arrogant Worms shows over the years! For those not familiar with … Continue reading »

Yarn of the Month Club review, March 2015

Yarn of the Month Club review, March 2015

Well, no one’s come after me for spilling the secrets of the Yarn of the Month Club, so I guess it’s time to post another review. This is for March, so I guess I’m not surprised that there’s some green yarn. The two yarns were a green wool/acrylic blend that I didn’t love and a pattern that made me think of nostrils, and white eyelash yarn whose swatch taught me something new. Continue reading »

Rainbow Socks

Rainbow Socks

When I started knitting, I promised myself I wouldn’t bother making socks. It’s just too much work for something that wears right out, I told myself. But gradually, I’ve started to notice that sock patterns have a lot of technique in them that I wanted to learn, and they’re much smaller and more manageable than … Continue reading »

Pastasaurus and friends

Pastasaurus and friends

Continuing in my quest to process more photos, I’ve started aiming to do the Active Assignment Weekly challenges on Flickr. I think some of my favourite photos came from doing their challenges, but I hadn’t participated in a long time. Here’s this week’s, the Pastasaurus: He normally lives on our microwave so he’s ready whenever … Continue reading »

Buttons!

Buttons!

The first time I got to use a button machine, I was a kid. It was at the Ex (a fair with livestock, music, and a midway, not unlike state fairs in the US only with fewer deep-fried things), and I was kind of astounded by this giant button press because I’d never really thought … Continue reading »

Winking Microview

Winking Microview

With my travel and work schedules, I haven’t had time to hack my original MicroView, but the replacement ones arrived while I was out at ABQ Mini Maker Faire! So of course, I had to try *something* now that I can actually flash things to it. Here’s my current very simple program: a smile with … Continue reading »

Experiments in Starry Sky Photography

Experiments in Starry Sky Photography

I’m not much of a night photographer for a variety of reasons, such as “wandering around in dark, isolated places with expensive gear and when you are a smallish woman is not recommended” and “I never carry my tripod because it’s awkward and extra weight” but thankfully I have friends who mitigate the first and … Continue reading »

The WTF necklace

The WTF necklace

This one barely counts as a maker-y thing, in that all I really did was string some letters onto a faux-leather strap, but I think it’s hilarious and needed to be shared: Actually, this was much harder than it should have been. The necklace strap came pre-assembled and had to be disassembled so I could … Continue reading »

Sheep Hat

Sheep Hat

Another baby gift! This one I made just because I thought the pattern was adorable: My picture isn’t great, but… 1. Little sheep feet in the grass! 2. Adorable sheepy texture! 3. 3-D sheep head! 4. Perky sheep ears! And my favourite: 5. Puffy little tail! Pattern This one came from a book called 60 … Continue reading »

“Best” baby sock?

“Best” baby sock?

This is a baby gift that got photographed and then I forgot to blog about it once the gift was received. Unfortunately, I’ve also forgotten the pattern! I think it was called “best baby sock” and touted how it was the one that would stay on the most determined of babies. I don’t suppose that … Continue reading »

Photos of Portland

Photos of Portland

I take a lot of photos, but haven’t been sharing them much because I never seem to get time to process them. But my friend K is out visiting the area for a photo expedition, so we did some meandering around. He’s much more disciplined as a photographer than I am, so he sensibly carved … Continue reading »