Summer is here, the weather is beautiful, and people are Pokemon-Go-ing all over the place (myself included). It's been a relaxing first few weeks of summer, and I've had a lot of fun doing various creative thingies again (which I plan on posting about). Things may be fine in many of our safe bubbles, but the… Continue reading A Little Rainbow Love
I am a huge Star Wars fan. HuuuUUUUUuuge. So, understandably, I was beside myself in my excitement for The Force Awakens to hit theatres. Mark even managed to swing us tickets for the 7 pm showing on December 17! (And, yes, I bragged about this to all of my students; I have no shame.) It… Continue reading There Has Been an Awakening in the Crochet
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
A few weeks ago, I was suddenly hit with the urge to ORGANIZE. Now, this situation does not happen often. So when it does, I need to act fast. For example, I still have my Grandmother's old knitting machine sitting in a bedroom (which needs some fixing) which I haven't touched in over a year.… Continue reading Yarn Organization and Inspiration
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
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!
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!