Friday, January 29, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Drinking from a Juice Box

Here is Queen Lizzie in all her glory. I was kind of intimidated to make this one. I knew going into it there would be an insane amount of detail. But I'm happy with how she turned out.

Tamed the beast.
Long live the queen...and her Juicey Juice.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Afternoon of turtles and octpuses

I'm happy to report that I'm almost done with the next installment of my badass series. Queen Elizabeth is very close to being completed. Ha cha!

While I'm taking a break and letting my hands rest I came across two things of awesomeness.

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is on Netflix Instant Watch. While it's awful in it's 80s campiness, it's also extremely RAAAAAAAAD in it's 80s campiness. :) And now I'm craving pizza.

2. While perusing Flickr just now I came across a fellow crocheter, kidmissle, who has a "Yarn Octopus Army" she's working on. Yeah. You read that right....Yarn. Octopus. Army. Check it and bask in the awesome if'n you please.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I've tried to find a way to not make this sound boastful, but I'm not sure I can so....I've been featured on one of my favorite textile blogs, Mr. X Stitch! Beefranck, aka Bridget, is one of the fabulous, hilarious, creative minds behind the site and I've admired her work for a long time. A few months ago I approached her about doing a swap and, to my utter delight, she accepted!

This is what she made me:
Peer Gynt Cross Stitch

And this is what I made her:
MST3K for Beefranck

Since we made the swap pretty close to Christmas she asked if I would be willing to make her another MST3K for a friend of hers, to which I couldn't say no. A few weeks later she emailed me to say that she was going to feature me on Mr. X Stitch and I'm not gonna lie, I peed a little I was so thrilled. I love this site because they find some of the most creative and out-of-the-box textile work I've ever seen. In many many ways the work they feature there has inspired a lot of the work I do today. *tear* If you'd like to see the feature (and read the very kind words Beefranck has to say) you can find the article here.

Thank you, Bridget! You're the bestest!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Blog

Dear Readers,

I went ahead and started a new blog for my photo project of 2010.

There isn't much post there just yet, but day by day more will be added. :)


Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dear Readers

I'm thinking about starting a separate blog devoted to my Picture a Day Project. I realize now that this project is overwhelming my regular blog, which is fine I suppose, but I kinda feel like it's a project that deserves it's own focus, ya know? Any thoughts about that?

Thank ya kindly in advance!

Good Weekend So Far

January 15th, 2010:
Taco dinner! Boggle! And four month anniversary with my fella! Woo!

January 16th, 2010:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


January 13th, 2010:

I'm submitting a couple crocheted items to a contest that Threadless shirts is hosting called Threadknits (cute, no?). This is the second piece I'm submitting. It's almost done. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Little Stroll

January 12th, 2010:

First Rehearsal

January 11th, 2010:
Ugh, a day late! Sorry to say, this might be happening for a while.

I had my first rehearsal last night for Vanishing Points. It's going to be directed by my good friend Dan Foss with Point of Contention. After the first read through I feel pretty confident saying that it's going to be a pretty awesome show. More details to come!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekend Round Up

January 9th, 2010:
Dinner (which requires more than one picture)

January 10th, 2010:

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sick Day Part 2

January 7th, 2010:

And one more just because I couldn't resist:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sick Day

January 7th, 2010:

There's a winter snow storm going on outside and I'm inside on a sick day. I probably shouldn't/won't venture out today, which is kinda sad considering how lovely the snow makes everything look. On the other hand, I get to be lazy, snuggle with Sponge and catch up on Netflix.

Stay warm, kids!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Late Christmas Present....

So, let me explain this piece....I made this for a very good friend of mine from college for Chrismas this year. We were in this class together called Great Ideas here we read books like Candide and Frankenstein and then discussed the philosophy behind those 8:30 am! Our teacher was a character who often spit out little soundbites (I think) to see if we were paying attention. Well, one week we had to read The Communist Manifesto and at one point during our discussion (I'm sorry I can't recall exactly why we were on the topic of Jesus) our teacher said, " it's like, Jesus was the first socialist, which is...problematic." My friend and I burst out laughing in the middle of class. To this day it's one of our many inside jokes, so I felt that I should immortalize it in embroidery. :)


Double Header

January 6th, 2010:


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Next Project

January 5th, 2010:

The next installment in the badass series. Queen Elizabeth drinking from a juice box.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tura Santana

I finally finished the Tura Santana addition to my Badasses Drinking Through Straws series. She took a while because I was having a hard time with the size of the pop bottle she's drinking from. Eventually I got over it and just finished the piece.

So far in the series we have:
-Darth Vader
- Napolean
- Pam Grier as Coffy
- Genghis Kahn
And now Tura.
Next up is Queen Elizabeth drinking from a juice box.


Mittens & Mythbusters

January 4th, 2010:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year's Project

'Ello Friends and Happy 2010!

I'm going to attempt a photography project this year that will require me to snap and post a picture a day here. We'll see if I can keep this up! :)

January 1st, 2010:

January 2, 2010: