I don't think it's a secret to anyone that I'm a huge space nerd. Also not surprising: the fact that my nerdery overflows into my craftiness obsession. What was a surprise? When Alan Boyle - the science editor from msnbc.com - contacted me on Etsy to ask if he could use an image of my… Continue reading Crafts in Space
I've had a really nice week of not doing much. Now that my play is over, it's been so nice to have my evenings back. I got to catch up on my reading of crafty blogs, watch some tv shows (Glee started up again this week!), generally loaf around and work on some crochet projects!… Continue reading Some New Projects
Last night my boyfriend and I went on a lovely walk. We live a stone's throw from the Niagara Escarpment and - to my surprise - only a few blocks away from the Bruce Trail!! (I didn't know until last week that we were that close. Oh, how nice.) The weather was lovely and cool.… Continue reading A Stroll on Bruce Trail
So, I just loved the movie How to Train Your Dragon. I loved it so much, I had to see it twice. As soon as I saw it, though, I thought two things: 1) Toothless the dragon looks and acts EXACTLY like my cat, Boo. E.x.a.c.t.l.y. 2) I must crochet a Toothless. I have actually… Continue reading How to Crochet your Dragon
I admit, I am a latecomer to the Totoro-love party. Having just seen Toy Story 3 on Friday (a must see movie), I was intrigued by one of Bonnie's toys - it was Totoro! (Aside: it turns out that Totoro ended up in the movie because John Lasseter is a huge Totoro fan!) I knew… Continue reading To-to-ro, Totoro!
Let's start with the small, shall we? Here is my newest pattern - Teddy Bears! This was what I was hinting at in my last post. These little guys are really fun to make - hence, the making two of them. The pattern to make a Teddy Bear is up at my shop now, if… Continue reading Crochet Bears Small and … Not So Small
This is a shout out to all you crochet vehicles! I don't know if you've heard, but I kind of have a thing for crocheted rockets... I'm also in the midst of typing up a pattern for a yellow submarine. So, I'm totally in the mood for some crocheted locomotion! Without further ado, here are some… Continue reading Trans-port-a-shun!
It's no wonder that people like to crochet cephalopods (read: octopusessess and the like). I mean, crocheting in rounds lends itself quite nicely to making tubular and roundish shapes. And what is an octopus/squid/cuttle fish if not a bunch of tubular and roundish shapes put together? That being said, it's how you put them together… Continue reading Cephalopod Crochet
I have a new thing lately. And, of course, it entirely involves crochet. What is it? It's a pattern diagram(!), where each stitch is represented by a little symbol and the whole pattern is just a big picture of all the symbols put together. It may sound complicated, but it's really quite intuitive and fun!… Continue reading Domo Arigato, Pierrot
My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs