Around the House, My Cats

Hey, it’s 2012!

Well, I certainly had an enjoyable (and very long) holiday break! However, the break was quickly followed by ramming myself back into school gear and trying to complete a ton of school projects that are due this month. Phew! My snowflakes that I gave to people for Christmas were a hit! I had loads of… Continue reading Hey, it’s 2012!

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Around the House, Current Projects

Snowflake Mania!

OK. So I've been a little obsessed with snowflakes recently. I discovered this amazing directory of snowflake patterns linked from a fantastic blog called Snowcatcher. I seriously recommend checking this out. This woman has mad snowflake-making skills. There are over 100 snowflake patterns on that directory and they are all unique. Amaze-balls. I started experimenting with… Continue reading Snowflake Mania!

Snowman Amigurumi 2
Amigurumis, Current Projects

Snowman Pattern!

Here is my newest amigurumi pattern: the Snowman! He and I had a photoshoot the other day. (Aside: I realized that I need a new bristol board backdrop. Apparently, it can only take so much of Boo climbing all over it.) I'm really liking this snowman. I've already made another one to give away for… Continue reading Snowman Pattern!

Secret Gift Pineapple Motif
Amigurumis, Around the House, Current Projects

Christmas Crafty Prep

This week I started back to regular teacher's ed classes ... and I'm kinda bummed because I miss my students. Of the other people I've talked to, they feel exactly the same. We're all just counting the days until our next in-class placement. The only upside is that I've had some of my free time… Continue reading Christmas Crafty Prep

Current Projects, Geekery

To the Bus! (The End)

Woo hoo! My costume was done in time and I wore it like a champ all day on Halloween. Unfortunately, not a lot of other people were dressed up at the school where I'm teaching ... so I stood out a little bit. Then again, that's never stopped me before! Pretty much all of my students… Continue reading To the Bus! (The End)

Rosie the puppy
Current Projects, My Cats

Close Encounter of the Cute Kind

This weekend, we packed up our gear (and Boo) and headed to my parents for Thanksgiving. You may recall that my parents have a new edition to their family: Rosie the redonkulously adorable puppy. The last time I saw her was in August, so she's grown a little since then. I know. She's just painfully cute.… Continue reading Close Encounter of the Cute Kind

Schoolbus Sketch
Cool Stuff, Current Projects, Geekery

To the Bus! (Part 1)

I recently decided to dress up as Miss Frizzle for Halloween. Why? Because she is awesome. I've been learning so much at school about the importance of having students explore, discover and get their hands dirty in order to get a genuinely deep understanding of concepts, and who better demonstrates this than the woman who… Continue reading To the Bus! (Part 1)

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Let the Halloween-ing Begin!

I really like Halloween. I tend to take my Halloween costumes veeeeery seriously. I mean, how often do you get to combine your craftiness with something awesome and absurd that you get to wear all day? So, in light of Halloween coming up, I'd like to take you on a Halloween costume journey...through time! October… Continue reading Let the Halloween-ing Begin!