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 »

Pi Baby Sweater

Pi Baby Sweater

A couple of the lovely friends I met through Mathsoc announced they were expecting a child, and I knew immediately what I wanted to send to the shower. Since math nerd baby clothes aren’t exactly the sort of thing one picks up at toys-r-us, I spent a lot of time at PyCon knitting up a gift. 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 »

Baby bunny! (Amigurumi)

Baby bunny! (Amigurumi)

It’s after Christmas, so you’d think by now I’d be digging out the photos of all the projects that became christmas presents. But no, I’m going to dig back a little further to one I forgot from this summer… This little amigurumi bunny was just so charming that I decided to make her for baby … Continue reading »

Warthog9’s blue gloves

Warthog9’s blue gloves

John and I have been playing an augmented reality game called Ingress for some time. The reason this is relevant to this post is twofold: 1. We spend a lot of time walking around outside in the cold using our smart phones 2. We’re on the blue team. I have some lovely purple gloves I … Continue reading »

Little Fox Tail

Little Fox Tail

When my friend K announced that he and his wife were expecting their first child, I threatened to make an inordinate number of animal hats for the kid. The first of these turned out to be a Failynn Fox Cowl, which while adorable, is also much too big for a newborn no matter what the … Continue reading »

My Little Robot

A number of weeks back, it occurred to me that as an adult with disposable income, I could buy a robot anytime I wanted to. So I did. Or rather, I bought a kit to build my own robot. I haven’t had as much time to play with as I’d like (the downside to being … Continue reading »

Leafy sweater for Baby O’Byrne

Leafy sweater for Baby O’Byrne

This little leafy sweater is a present for Baby O’Byrne, whose name is a secret until she makes it out into the world. She was due a few days ago as I’m writing this; I’m just waiting for the announcement of her arrival! I’ve scheduled this post to go up on May 31st, and we’ll see if she comes out before it does. Continue reading »

A Moose for George

A Moose for George

My colleague George is from the lovely tree-filled part of the west coast and went to UBC for his undergrad. For some reason, this meant that when he and his wife announced they were expecting, I thought “Hey, I should make a moose for George!” And so I did, but I wound up making a new pattern to do it, so here it is! Continue reading »