|this yarn is a crazy carded batt and i strung all of the bits and pieces of felt scraps onto my plying thread and went nutso from there, and cut some flags, too. purdy, cool, eh?|
the most ridiculous and expensive swiss army knife, ever!
do you love that creepy band the decemberists? do you love embroidery? well! you are in luck! sublime stitching has a set for you, my strange friend.
i am trying to get somewhat caught up on my 200 blogs that i am months behind on. seriously. this is why i have so many links to bestow upon you. this is months worth of 200 blog's links. and other stuff.
when i find something i can afford (not a vintage guitar or a motorcycle) that jake really likes, i snap it up. also, i am bad with holidays, i put things off until it is too late, or overdo it, or totally undo it at his request and then feel bad about it, so i thought i few really cute tshirts (he wears them fitted, but not tight and looks very hot hot hot in em, so they are kind of for me, really.) so, this is one of the tshirts i got for jakie for valentine's day from threadless they have the cutest stuff! soooo cute! i might make him something else, as well. i will have to see how it goes.
i am sure everyone knows about the hyperbolic crochet reef, and i was emailed directly by them months and months and months ago about participating. i didn't even check out the pattern because i assumed it was difficult. i just went and checked it out, pen in hand...you make any kind of chain, circular or no and just increase at least one stitch per row. that is it. cheap squeaky yarn works best. i HAVE cheap squeaky yarn! i have tons of stuff that i can use! wanna go see a bunch of amazing different crocheted hyberbolic planes? and! it is an awesome project to work on in between projects or to relieve stress, or at restaurants and get-togethers like i do because i am a social misfit. so go here and check it out. they are so gorgeous. and easy. i will keep you posted. for shizzle.
what else did i find? well! on craftapalooza, an a adorable tissue holder pattern to sew that looks easy peasy. i attempted to buy a gorgeous one from barbe from vintage fabric, lined and purdy, so go buy one if you are either lazy or fear the machine as i do.
and then, at thegivingflower.de, a really cutepurse organiser pattern for free! just go to the link, and leave her a comment asking for the pdf. got it? cool, eh? your purse will thank you for not dumping bare minerals all over it! i know it!
i got some catnip ravioli from maryjane's attic in the mail today. pavel and peeps tried to rip open the cute package that they came in and i was bitten by pavel whilst trying to give him one to play with. he and peeps went totally crazy on them, doing the bunny death kick, slobbering, biting, sitting on top of, every method they could come up with to get the craft felt open to reveal the hooch. so, that said, they were a big hit. and if you get some, get a few packs of them if you have more than one cat. i am not sure what kind of catnip that is, but it is hardcore. it was 4 bucks well spent, must say! the only downside is that they are pretty much trashed already. but they really had a good time. at one point, peeps took pavel's and her own and sat on both of them. he sat nearby looking dejected. i mean how can a 2 year old 14 pound boy cat get his toy back from an 11 year old 8 lb cat? how, i ask you! he is, excuse my french, a pussy. a BIG pussy!
i got up really really really early, like hours before i needed to do anything (not your fault, nix!) and was all hyper and then started to feel really tired around 10a, tried to take a nap to feel a bit better and then the phone kept frakkin ringing every 15 minutes. i swear i haven't had so many phone calls in the last week. annoying. so i didn't sleep. i did get some fiber dyed, a bunch of my emails returned and cleaned out, although one of my bestest college friends, nicole (she has a jewelry store over at etsy with lovely things, and i need to send her a proper long email and a proper long phone call. due to my stupid social issues, i put things like that off because i know i will want to devote the proper time and then put it off and off and off until the individual hates me or thinks i am mad. it happens. but you can't call and talk for 2 minutes after you haven't spoken in months or more. you know? i know, i know, i suck. jake tries to gently encourage me with looks and complaints to stop doing it. i know. this year...nay...to-morrow, i will stop this crap. so.
in lisa's blog she talks about never being able to do it all, and the things we don't do just withering. i left a comment to her about the fact that i have always had an obsessional desire to know how to do all crafty things, all kinds of art, know about all of the things that i want to know about. i have talked to katrina about this as well...i am unable to do a series for an extended period of time, or work in just one medium for very long, and while i am doing one thing, i am thinking of another. always. i wonder how people that are able to focus and work on the same things all the time, multiple versions of the same theme, but i would feel like i was beating a dead horse. is it a flaw or a gift? can it be both? what say you, gentle reader?
the town that forgot how to breathe is seeming to not maybe be such a good book, although i am curious about where it will go...but i have that book snobby part of me that doesn't want to waste precious reading time on a piece of non-literary poopies. so. i dunno. i will stick with it a bit longer. although, there was a part that included a little girl fishing and she caught a big fish that should have been gray and was bright red and it sputtered and a ceramic doll head fell out of its mouth. and the doll eyes opened. that was interesting.
okay, well i am so tired that i have leg cramps, like when i was a little kid and got tired. so i think i need to try to read a bit and then go to sleep.