So shortly after work ended this summer, I had a bit of an art attack. I'd seen pictures on the internet of some cool paintings people had done by melting crayons onto a canvas, and I figured that it was a good time to try one out for myself. What follows is a bit of… Continue reading Melty Crayon Art
I've been working diligently away at my Tardis, and have some progress to report. I used plastic canvas to make the inner structure, which I showed off last time, and now I've covered the outside with crochet. I've also stuffed it to give it a bigger on the inside feel, if you will. Now that the main form is… Continue reading Doo Wee Ooo (that’s The Doctor Who theme)
Well, that was certainly a break from blogging! I had an incredibly eventful year which left very little time for bloggy-land. The two major things that happened to me were as follows: 1) I had a phenomenal first year of being a teacher, and 2) Mark and I bought a house! Phew. So, teaching is… Continue reading The Crafty Bug
My very talented father (of Poncho and Chico fame) has started his own carving blog: Tributes in Wood. And he's having a lot of fun with it. So far he's posted his first three caricature carvings (including Zeke the bank robber, shown below). I'm hoping he's also planning on taking some nice photos and posting… Continue reading My Dad’s got a Blog
I've discovered a new thing to crochet! And now, unsurprisingly, I'm unable to put it down. I was inspired by Irregular Expressions to try out the technique of using beads and crochet cotton to make jewellery. (I've known about Irregular Expressions for a while now, and every now and then I just go to their… Continue reading New Thing!
Woah, my desk is a mess. Although, maybe I prefer calling it 'controlled chaos', for, even though it is piled high with craft/school/financial/amigurumis/sewing machine/garbage/other random stuff, I still managed to find some partially finished scribbles of my Totoro pattern that I started a year and a half ago. Woot! (Random pattern scribbles complete with genuine… Continue reading A Totoro Pattern
I heart Totoro. I only discovered the movie about a couple of years ago, and I was completely swept away in the adorable whimsy of all. I even have a Totoro painting in my living room. A whiiiiile ago, I started making a large Totoro doll. I finished up all of the crocheted bits, then… Continue reading A (Finally) Finished Totoro
Well, I suppose I need to start this post by way of some updates ... First of all: I finished my teacher's education program. Yay! About a month ago, I attended my graduation ceremony (it was actually my first time on the 'official' campus - oops) and ended up sitting a few rows in front… Continue reading Another Chico
Well, I've been mia for the past couple of weeks, but there is a pretty good reason: I've been out placement teaching...PHYSICS! Phew. It's been super busy. I haven't had much time for the usual crafting. Instead, I've been making things like little motors and speakers (oh, and lessons. Lots and lots of lessons.) Speakers… Continue reading Poncho and Chico are Finished!
This Christmas, I got Dad a whittler's pocket knife from Lee Valley. (You really can't go wrong with giving my Dad a pocket knife as a present.) He was so excited. As soon as we'd had breakfast, he was already down in the basement pulling out the best block of wood to carve something out… Continue reading Poncho