•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…)
•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…
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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!