Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Holiday Shennanigans

Hello Dear Readers!
I hope your respective holidays were super rad and totally awesome. I had a lovely time in Day-Twa seeing the fam and playing with my homies. While I was home I made myself a shrug that I'll be wearing for NYE and can't wait to show it off. I found the crochet version of the cable stitch and I have to say...I heart it. Big time. Pictures soon to come!

In the meantime, my lovely friends at Threadbanger aired an episode last week on how to crochet a hat. Fabulous tutorial, might I add? At the end of the episode they featured a bunch of holiday projects from members on the forums and well...I may have made it into the episode. :)

Anyhoo, I'm off now to prep for my NYE party. I have so much to do and almost no time at all to do it! GAH! Until next year friends, have a happy and safe new years!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Role Model? New Project?

After watching this Threadbanger video I'm suddenly feeling nostalgic for the 1980s crap-tastic fashion.


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mama Sass Endorsed by The Inspector General

What can I say? My friend Jane's dog, The Inspector General, loves me. And the feeling is more than mutual. :)

The Inspector General


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Buy Handmade

Last year I decided to take the Buy Handmade pledge and this year is no different. I'm not really one for material possessions anymore. Unless, of course, someone I love was kind enough to make me something with their own hands. This little video that Etsy posted on Myspace today makes me really giddy for all the handmade possibilities out there this season. :)


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Grandma Helen

Dear Readers,

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving . I went home to the good ol' city of Detroit for four days to see my family and friends. I ate way too much and crocheted my mom a pair of slippers. :)

Back in February my mom moved into an apartment and she's still unpacking. Well, she was going through some old boxes and found a stack of my grandmother's handkerchiefs that she crocheted back in the 1940s. They were so delicate and soft. I was in heaven. Then, lo and behold, my mom told me to pick some to keep for myself! I was/am so giddy! My grandmother (who passed away before I was born) taught my mom how to crochet, who in turn, taught me. This is one of my favorites:

When my mom was little my grandmother crocheted her a bed spread with roses like in this handkerchief and my mom loved it until it wore out. I was surprised and thankful that she wanted me to have it. I'm thinking about framing them.


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