Tiny Crocheted Yoda

•June 30, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Between prepping for the workshop, trip planning, and tidying up in preparation for the August move, I haven’t had a lot of time to just sit down and work on my projects. But, ultimately, I decided to give one of Lucy Collin’s Star Wars amigurumi patterns a try. I’m glad I did! (Read more…)

Shopping list, shopping list…

•June 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The stars aligned for once and, barring a natural disaster, I’m going to be traveling overseas a few weeks before GenCon. Which means I’ve had to step up sorting out my travel plan and supplies for the workshop:

– 16-ct Aida cloth, white
– Bottle caps
– Metal hole punch
– Jewelry pliers
– 7mm aluminum jump rings
– Metal ball chain, 5 yards (18″ for each workshop necklace)
– Metal ball chain connectors
– Rit fabric dye, two bottles (blue, black)
– Embroidery floss, two variety packs
– Ultimate Crafter’s glue, three bottles
– Popsicle sticks
– Pringles lids
– Sewing needles
– Sewing scissors
– Color print-outs of pattern booklet, twelve
– GenCon badge
– Hotel accommodation (?)

A few of these might be tricky…

Favorite Videos: “Runs in the Family,” Amanda Palmer

•June 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

I have problems with summer. Specifically the extreme heat, light sensitivity, exposure to large crowds (in a city that runs on a lot of summer tourism). It’s similar to the nightmares I used to have when I was ten about being trapped in my house when it was on fire. I also have intermittent problems with sound sensitivity, sleeplessness, keeping projects in order, keeping my thoughts in order, articulating my thoughts in a way that can be universally understood. Depersonalization, months-long periods of low-grade depression, panic attacks that are physically debilitating as well as emotionally.

Some of these things run in my family, others gallop.

Idle hands (or the reason I carry a crochet hook in my purse)

•June 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Prepping to move and prepping for my GenCon workshop have left me without a lot of projects to keep my brain properly distracted. I found a length of purple leather when I was cleaning out my desk and it led to this. The leather was from a bag of ribbon my grandmother gave me. The box knot closure is something my girlfriend taught me.

Small, simple projects are often the best ones.

Prepping for workshop…

•June 8, 2015 • 1 Comment

Having searched online for 16-ct aida cross stitch cloth in multiple colors and reviewed both availability and shipping costs, I’m thinking it might be more expedient to purchase white 16-ct and Rit fabric dye at my local craft shop.

Thoughts/suggestions?

Favorite Videos: “The Arnold Rimmer Song,” Howard Goodall

•June 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

On my 32nd birthday, I got to renew my driver’s license, drink an obscene amount of free coffees, pet a stingray, bond with otters and emperor salamanders, eat dubious pub food, work on some Star Wars crochet, watch some cartoons, some documentaries and, for the first time in months, a couple episodes of Red Dwarf. Just in time to kiss my “Arnold Rimmer birthday” goodbye. Good stuff. Highly recommend it.

“Help me, Obi-wan…”

•May 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

One of my birthday presents from my girlfriend — she texted me the photo from a book shop in Kentucky.

I’m going to have so much fun with these!

 
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