Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's 4 am and I can't sleep

I can't sleep and I can't do much of anything else really either. It's such a joy being sick, especially at this time of my life, just weeks before I'm set to graduate from college. One thing I can say, though, is that being sick really makes you appreciate being healthy, and having energy, and being able to sleep, and having the ability to concentrate. I think I take these things for granted usually. Once I get healthier I am going to have so much to do to finish school, and such little time to do it in, it will be an interesting week or two. Not that I'm complaining. The fates saw fit that my last few weeks in school would be interesting, and I'll make it work. Now... off for some more futile efforts at sleep!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was quite fun last weekend. For most of the day we just sat around the table outside my parents house (it was a beautiful day) and mom dad and tiffany all journaled while I made this little guy:

He's made out of this wonderfully soft soy/cotton blend I found. It seems a little prone to pilling, but that's ok. He's only about 3 inches tall, and full of spunky personality! Don't let his pink body and girly eyelashes fool you! This is what I made for mom for mother's day:
It was a nice relaxing day full of creativity!

Monday, May 4, 2009


I was at the bookstore the other day and while I was idly browsing through the crafting section when I came across a book called Crobots! by Nelly Pailloux. What is this? I thought at I pulled it from the shelf. When I saw that it was a book of crocheted robots, I kind of freaked out. How ridiculously cute could a book possibly be? Needless to say I had to have it and a book called Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden, which is full of tiny crocheted horror creatures. Well as soon as I got these books I've been crocheting like a fiend, hardly taking a break, and I'm completely obsessed with this craft known as Amigurumi now. If anyone has any recommendations on techniques and resources please let me know, I just started doing this a few days ago, and I have fairly limited expertise in crocheting in general (I'm a knitter at heart!) I'm also trying to figure out how much yarn I need for projects so I can start spinning and dying my own materials. I'll try and post pictures at some point.