A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed for my pal OsakaJack’s podcast, Into The Spotlight. It’s a fun podcast for fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I was super nervous, but it was a lot of fun!
Last night it aired on Everfree Radio and now you can give it a listen on Youtube. We talk MLP, but we also talk about animation, fandoms and crafting.
Thanksgiving weekend means putting up Christmas decorations…it also means I will inevitably freak out that there isn’t enough time to get all of my Christmas presents finished.
It’s crunch time folks…get ready for me to go full-on manic crafter!
I finished two projects this weekend. If I had been brave enough to go out in search of buttons, it would have been four. They are gifts though, so no peeking!
I also spent most of last evening weaving in ends on the projects from my “finishing pile”. I blew through most of it when my eyeballs weren’t glued to the television during The Walking Dead. More room for Christmas presents that will need finishing touches!
I grabbed the kids one evening and told them that I was going to teach them a new chore. They were super excited because they are very much interested in anything that might help them work towards their allowance.
I took them to the sink and they watched as I explained how to NOT felt a garment. The they helped me take the garments to the blocking pads, put in the blocking wires and pin it out.
We were a little rushed, but they did a decent job. I might hire them again.
I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! As for me, I’m planning on staying home as much as possible and spending time not only cooking a turkey (yup, I’m on turkey duty this year), but also whipping up some Christmas projects!
I am an avid Black Friday avoider…so the more time I can spend at home working on something fibery related, the better. More importantly, I feel like I have fallen behind on getting things done. I need to fix that. Hopefully the long weekend is all I need to get me back on track!
So, I said I was going to do it…and I did! I had a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary viewing party!
After we watched (and gasped…and cheered…and maybe shed a tear or two), we had craft time! I saw a really great blog post from Doodle Craft on how to make your own sonic screwdriver pens! You can check out the post HERE.
Both kids and adults enjoyed craft time! It was super fun to all get around the table, play with some sculpey and discuss what we thought of the show.
We had so much fun! I feel like I should have some sort of craft at every party!
You wing it!
My friend Jessie was having a birthday party at a local tavern and many of the folks in attendance were artists. In typical fashion, there was a lot of napkin doodles. As for me, I’ve never really considered myself someone who could draw well, so I did what I do best…I grabbed my Nintendo DS stylus, borrowed a stylus from a new friend, ripped up a napkin, and started knitting it.
I did rip a hole in it to start, but after a while, I started to get the hang of it.
Hey Doctor Who fans!!!
Are you getting ready for the upcoming Doctor Who 50th Anniversary? Are you having a viewing party? Are you headed to your local theater so you can watch the special on the big screen? Do you plan on dressing up?
What does this have to do with my crafting? Well, I designed these headbands for HerUniverse… and right now you can buy them at your local Hot Topic store (they seem to be out of stock on the website). If you happen to be looking for an accessory to go with your TARDIS or Dalek outfit, you should check them out!!
Seriously, here are my friends wearing them…and I think they look super cute (although my friends are super cute to begin with).
A few weeks back, Ash said she needed some crochet help and I decided to record it.
Here is basic explanation of shaping a crochet bowl.
Why are no yarn based projects being done? I dunno… maybe because I have had so much sewing to do, that I can’t seem to get my hands on my yarn.
Now that Halloween is over and my parent’s have left to go home, I am hoping to try and carve out more time to get Christmas taken care of. I feel like I should be a lot farther by now. I mean, IT’S NOVEMBER ALREADY.
I’m so not ready for the holidays…
All of last week was crunch time. I am not sure how it happened, but I was the last one in my family to get prepared for Halloween. Maybe it was because my costume had the most the DIY.
It was a lot of DIY, but I think it turned out okay. Granted, no one (well maybe a few small children) knew who I was and my husband’s store bought mask and gloves were a bigger hit (which is annoying when you put that much work into a costume), but my daughter appreciated that I dressed up as a Monster High Doll for her, even without my finding latex gills.