Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ach!  It's been a whole ten days and all I have is a very meager set of photos.

I bought a hula hoop to use as a loom (difficult to bike with!), because I saw a tutorial somewhere, and of course I was intrigued.  It's cool because you make the "warp" out of t-shirt strips, cut flat across the midsection of a shirt so that you get big loops.  You don't have to tie them to the hula hoop or anything-- just use them like big rubber bands:

Observe a tiny floating Patrick McGoohan head in upper left corner

 Then use more t-shirt loops, wrap one around one of the warp strand and get going!

 Then, squeeze two grapefruit and mix with tequila and triple sec.  Garnish with blueberries.

Then, attempt to sell the Keds you thought you would fit into, because although they are narrow, they're a half size larger than you normally wear, so that's basically the same thing as a half size smaller but not narrow, right?  WRONG!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bleep bloop

I'm captive in the cattery!

I can't leave, because someone is supposed to pick up their cat tonight... but I have no idea when, and they aren't answering their phone?  I'm... getting... hungry!!!

Anyway, I do what I can to make big messy projects with whatever materials I have at hand.  One of the t-shirts I brought, I decided to bleach a barf image into it, if I could.

Here's how, in photos:

And for good measure, some pictures of Daniel being harassed by a cat:

And a mutant radish I grew:

One thing I miss about livejournal is the ability to post your mood and music as a little add-on.  Right now, I would put "Nirvana" for both of them.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Diaper Prototype

When I was on Whidbey, Lucy and I talked about making cloth diapers for her babe-- so I decided to whip up a prototype today.

Here is what it would look like on a baby... if the baby was a tattooed bunny stuffed animal.  (By the way-- Stacey made me this bunny!)

Outside view...

Inside view...

Really really inside view...  (I can't help but make asinine faces in front of a camera.)

As you might have guessed, I'm feeling lazy today so I didn't feel like using an actual camera and took all these photos in Photobooth.  If you can decipher the drawing below, it illustrates basically how the diaper was made.  A is the main red fabric, B is the patterned fabric, sewn on top of A, and C is the white quilt batting you stick between the two layers.  I made it so it's removable for easier and more thorough washability.

I got the pattern idea from this website:

It was SO fast to make!  I still have to figure out a fastening technique, but a safety pin would surely work.  Or velcro, or snaps.  Anyway... I guess I'm on a kick.  Cotton menstrual pads, cloth diapers-- why make waste when you can quickly and easily make reusable stuff that is also WAY cooler to look at?  Maybe this is TMI but I get a big kick out of looking in my underpants and finding brightly colored fabric instead of a cheap white plastic pad!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Last night I stayed with the wonderful Lucy and Matt on Whidbey Island.  Lucy and I spent the day thrift-store shopping with her mom and sister, and then crafting on the porch in the sunshine with her neighbor.  I finished this sweater I have been working on for L & M's soon-to-be baby.  The sweater pattern is called "Baby Sophisticate."  Also featured in this photo:  Lucy- toes on the upper right, and me- socks at the bottom.

Even the buttons are sophisticated.

Lucy embroidered a donut to applique as a patch on one of the onesies she found thrifting today.

At the fabric store, I discovered this green-onion-print fabric... which is horribly kitschy, but I had to buy, because I am the biggest fan of green onions in the country... perhaps even the world!

I'm blushing with onion bliss!

And little kitty has a tail now (conveniently being used as a tripod) and will be shipped off to her new home in Ohio in the next couple days!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Not even a month since planting the seeds, beautiful, crisp, round radishes begin to emerge from the ground!  They really let you know when they're ready to be harvested.  I found all of these ones just bulging out from the dirt!  They are tasty, too!