move over, duct tape

Nov 5th, 2010 crafts

My order of sugru arrived earlier in the week, and I had SUCH a good time playing with it last night. Sugru is a DIY silicone that arrives soft and ready to mold like modeling clay, but air dries into a tough, resilient silicone that can permanently enhance or repair the project you use it on. I just love the “hack things better” ideology behind…

easy being

It was only a couple of hours after I wrote up my last post before I was spinning, plying, and finishing the spinning project that I was so worked up about. Sometimes they’re just totally addictive! We had plenty of episodes of bad TV stored up, so I just worked through the remaining fiber until it was done, since I was so excited to see…

windansea

May 14th, 2010 crafts, knitting, work

One thing about all the knitting-for-hire I’ve been doing is that I can’t show the pictures of my work online for varying amounts of time after the project is due. For the projects I do for Knit Picks, I just have to wait until the next catalog cycle or website update when they launch their newest features. For some other publishers I’m working with, the…

letter A

Dec 14th, 2009 crafts, etsy, motif monday
letter A motif swatch

Today’s Motif of the Week is brought to you by the letter A! Well, more accurately, I am bringing you the letter A this week. I know have mentioned here recently that I’ve got ants in my pants for a new hobby, rubber stamping. Rob came through with an early holiday present, faithful enabler that he is, and we ordered the tools and materials needed…

vicious cycle

Dec 5th, 2009 crafts, spinning

I think I previously mentioned that I’ve taken up an interest in rubber stamping as a hobby. It all started when a friend hand-carved a Skyline stamp, that I was able to use when I made placards for some of my design and blog projects.  All the Motif of the Week swatches, knitted models of my designs, along with those of some of my Chicago…