Monthly Archives: May 2012

ICAD, You CAD, We All CAD!

Most people who know me know that, aside from brushing my teeth and bitching incessantly, there are very few things that I can commit to doing everyday. Most people who know me also know that I like to overextend myself so that I can fail and have more stuff to bitch incessantly about.

Enter Index-Card-A-Day!

This artsy-fartsy challenge starts June 1 and ends July 31. During that time, I will (attempt to) create one index card each day.

Man, this is really going to cut into my tooth-brushing/bitching time.

This should be interesting, kids. Not only am I in the middle of a creative drought, but I will also be out of town for one month of this challenge. That means having to pretty much wing it with whatever materials I can pack/find while I’m gone. That also means extricating myself from forced family fun for at least a few minutes a day in order to make my card.

This is going to be really messy – literally and figuratively.

On the upside, my pack of index cards only set me back .$64, which is the least amount of money I have spent on art supplies ever!

Anyway, there is still time to join the challenge. Don’t you want to fail miserably participate with me?

photo : index cards by yours truly



My Monster Army is Complete!

All stuffed and sewn and prepared to do my bidding…muahahahahahaaaaa!

Okay, so my bidding is really nothing evil, but I felt the laugh was appropriate.

Eleven of these little guys will make their way home with Sir’s friends on the last day of school. The twelfth one (Cokie) is already well entrenched in the stuffed creature menagerie that is Sir’s room (remind me to post photos of said menagerie sometime, it is quite impressive).

These were knit following Rebecca Danger’s Monster Chunk pattern – quick and easy (even in bulk).


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Some Girls Get Flowers, Some Girls Hoard Yarn

…and dye it to look like flowers. I would fall into the latter category.

Most of the time, I employ the ‘wing and a prayer’ method when it comes to dyeing yarn. I grab whatever colors appeal to me at that particular moment (usually blues and greens), throw a random mix into the dye pot, and hope it doesn’t come out looking like cat barf.

This week, I decided to try something new – namely, a reasonably well-thought out plan. I decided to create a colorway from a photo (which was lifted from the amazing Deirdre McCormick). Here’s how it turned out.


It doesn’t look like vomit, so I’m calling it a success.

photos : roses by Deirdre McCormick + yarn by yours truly


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Makin’ Monsters

Because I love finding ways to get in over my head (and because I love my son), I have committed to making a dozen Monster Chunks for him to pass out to his friends on the last day of school (which is less than a month away – ack!).

He was very excited when I made one for him.

He named it Cokie. Cokie Monster. Not Cookie Monster. Cokie Monster. Like Cokie Roberts. I really have no idea where he comes up with this stuff.

Anyway, I’ve been working on this project for just over a week and it seems like everywhere I look, this is what I see…



I swear their eyes follow me.

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