March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
Basically this quarter killed me. Or really it just took up loads of any extra time that I had. But there is always time to slowly slowly slowly work on something and I think if I hadn’t done this I would have lost my mind. An incredibly simple pattern from Lion found here. You need to be a member to sign in and view it which is annoying, but besides the few minutes of your life devoted to registration, the pattern is free! It’s basically just a big rectangle that you fold in half & stitch a short bit of each end so it has sleeves. Did that make sense? I’m guessing not, but once you see the pattern you’ll know what I’m talking about. Anyway this thing is really nice to have around. It’s kind of like a crocheted snuggie. It is not quite as embarrassing as wearing a snuggie around may be in public, but mostly I leave it at home and wear it when I return from school or work because there are few things as pleasant as coming home and wearing a blanket for the rest of the evening.
November 23, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ve mentioned before that my spacing out is often due to imagining things I am too embarrassed to share before. One of these things (that I did confess to my roommate!) is imagining articulated buses as accordions. Sometimes when I’m on a bus, I like to try imagining what kind of music it would be making. Which is silly yes, but I also began to imagine what kind of people would be able to play a bus accordion, they’re so big! So while watching a movie I made a drawing of a very long armed, bus accordionist.
October 21, 2011 § Leave a comment
October 5, 2011 § Leave a comment
I so wanted to write about this & everything that led up to it, but I also didn’t want to make anyone feel like I was taking a jab at them. But I think everyone that I’d feel good about discussing things with already knows anyway.
I’ll just say I’m glad to be coming out of the melancholy mood I’ve been in for the past or month or so!
September 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
July 13, 2011 § 2 Comments
I actually finished this a while ago, but haven’t really been in the mood for uploading images. Anyway, I think cameos are really pretty, but since it’s pretty unlikely that I would actually learn the skills & acquire the tools to make one, I just decided to make an embroidered cameo-looking thing. I haven’t found a home for her because I’m not sure if I’m done here or if I want to make another for a kind of diptych or maybe even do a few have a bit of a mini series. Whatever I end up choosing is going to affect the type of framing I want so for now I am just keeping her safe & hoping the fabric doesn’t fray too much!