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)
Woo hoo! My costume was done in time and I wore it like a champ all day on Halloween. Unfortunately, not a lot of other people were dressed up at the school where I'm teaching ... so I stood out a little bit. Then again, that's never stopped me before! Pretty much all of my students… Continue reading To the Bus! (The End)
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)
Look what I made! I'm so excited! I've wanted knitted arm warmers for so long. The only thing holding me back was the fact that I don't really know how to knit. So, what did I do? If you answered: learn to knit, you would be extremely logical, but, unfortunately, incorrect. I used SCIENCE. Ok,… Continue reading A Knitting Contraption
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!!
I'm so excited about Halloween! All week me and Mark have been perfecting our costumes. (He's Han Solo and I'm Princess Leia.) You may recall from a few posts ago that my wonderful, darling Momsy made my Leia dress for me when I went home for Thanksgiving. It looks amazing! I don't have a photo… Continue reading Halloween is coming…
I don't think it's a secret to anyone that I'm a huge space nerd. Also not surprising: the fact that my nerdery overflows into my craftiness obsession. What was a surprise? When Alan Boyle - the science editor from msnbc.com - contacted me on Etsy to ask if he could use an image of my… Continue reading Crafts in Space
Well, I finally wrote up the pattern to my hyper-emotional blorb which I now turned into a pacman ghost! Did you know that each pacman ghost had its own name? Crazy. Wikipedia told me that. Oh, and in case it's been a while since you've played Pacman, their colours are red, pink, blue and orange.… Continue reading Pacman Ghost Pattern!
I admit, I am a latecomer to the Totoro-love party. Having just seen Toy Story 3 on Friday (a must see movie), I was intrigued by one of Bonnie's toys - it was Totoro! (Aside: it turns out that Totoro ended up in the movie because John Lasseter is a huge Totoro fan!) I knew… Continue reading To-to-ro, Totoro!
A little while ago, I was involved in a really fun Monty Python-themed swap on Craftster (I wrote all about it here) and one of the things I made for my partner was a Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! Well, I didn't exactly write down the pattern as I went, but I more or less… Continue reading Holy Hand Grenade with Pseudo Instructions