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.
November 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!
June 24, 2011 § 2 Comments
I got that embroidery out of the hoop & into something that suits it a bit better! This little frame is something I picked up a thrift store. Originally, it had some kind of “inspirational” quote inside that I had to dispose of.
Anyway, sorry I’ve been so bad at posting &, more importantly, at reading up on other blogs! I was out of town & on vacation mode, & now that I’m back, I’m super busy with my internship, work, research, & general life things. I don’t know when I’ll be back to “normal”, but I hope it’s soon!
June 12, 2011 § Leave a comment
I totally forgot all about this! I finished my pillow ages ago, but was so excited about sleeping on it that I forgot I had intended to share it with you! Anyway, the picture quality on this blog seems to be getting worse & worse, but I was sitting in bed on my laptop when I remembered & honestly just didn’t feel like getting up to take proper pictures of my pillow. Please excuse the odd girl shaped thing in the back trying to make sure the pillow was in the frame.
Backside! I actually have a ton of this fabric leftover because I didn’t mess up as much as I thought I would! Hooray!