When I find something I really, really like, I have zero chill; I obsess over it. That's what happened when I decided to make a shawl using colourful yarn. I scoured the internet for just the right colour changing yarn, when I landed on Scheepjes Whirl. Of course, it's nowhere to be found in my… Continue reading My Colourful Obsession
I couldn't help myself. The design of this plane is just too cool. The chunky angles, the single wing, the aerodynamic shapes, the low radar cross-section ... From some angles, this plane looks just like a bird of prey. In fact, there's a cool image online that compares the profile of a hawk (I think, maybe, it's… Continue reading I Crocheted a Stealth Bomber
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)
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
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!
I recently decided to dress up as Miss Frizzle for Halloween. Why? Because she is awesome. I've been learning so much at school about the importance of having students explore, discover and get their hands dirty in order to get a genuinely deep understanding of concepts, and who better demonstrates this than the woman who… Continue reading To the Bus! (Part 1)
About a month ago, Mark and I went on a trip to the big city (Toronto). Among the things we had planned was a visit to a specialty yarn store on Queen Street called Romni Wools. I'm a notorious acrylic yarn girl (because they work great for amigurumis) so I wouldn't normally have sought out… Continue reading Yarn Store Goodies
It's a very exciting day for us! We finally got our new couch!!! We bought it from Crate & Barrel a couple of months ago and I've had to wait for it to get made and get here. (And, I am not very patient.) It's the first piece of furniture that we've bought together. Now… Continue reading COUCH DAY!
Last weekend I had a really nice time visiting my family. We hung out, watched some West Wing (I am proudly responsible for getting them hooked on this show), and made some sushi. The highlight for me, though, was a delightful gift that I received from a young and talented crafter that my Mom knows.… Continue reading A Very Special Pikachu
This is the song I sang as soon as I woke up today: "This is Halloween. This is Halloween. Halloween, Halloween. Halloween, Halloween!" That's from the "Nightmare Before Christmas" movie. And yes, I have the soundtrack. And yes, I am blaring it tonight when children show up at our door Trick-or-Treating. I'm so excited! We've… Continue reading This Is Halloween!!