Inexplicable absence!

•April 5, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Just kidding. It’s entirely explicable. I’ve been in school.

But I’ve been daydreaming about making stuff when I’m done with the various school things on my plate.

While I’m in class, I doodle a lot. The doodles may not mean much to some people, but man, do they keep me company when I have a hard time understanding what particular counseling or assessment wisdom my professors are trying to impart to me. They especially keep me going when, despite feeling a sincere interest in the topic of discussion for the day, my eyes refuse to stop crossing, and my eyelids repeatedly droop to near-closing (only to flash open again and make unfortunately direct contact with the professors, who seem to always choose the drooping moments to address me personally with their helping lessons). So, since I haven’t made a post since before Christmas (shock, surprise), I thought I’d update you in this way. I generally take pictures of my doodles with my phone right after class (to text my sister how much I’m learning, naturally), so allow me to apologize in advance for the poor image quality. But this is all I’ve got right now!

These are small animals in the margins…. marginal mammals, if you will.





In looking through these pictures, I did stumble upon a watercolor from early  January (before the semester started, mind you): I did make a few of those watercolors… I was happy with some, but not as much with others. I’ll probably make some more… later. 🙂

On a side note, I have a super-amazingly creative cousin who made me a creature a while back… I just got it today when my sister got back from visiting her. This is me holding the creature! I love it!Eek!

My cat, Jet, is already trying to eat Creature’s button nose off. :/ silly.

That’s all for now. This was an entirely procrastinatory post – I have comprehensive exams Tuesday. Depending on how those go, I might be having lots more tangible/blog time on my hands …! (But for my future’s sake let’s hope that won’t be the case)



•December 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Knitting. And yarn.

I’m currently way in love with yarn! The problem is, most of the yarn I’m in love with, I have yet to see in person. I’ve only seen these yarns online in people’s etsy shops. But I love them. I want to get my hands on them because they look like they feel amazing.

I’ve been looking at a lot of crafting blogs, and that’s been a lot of fun [can you say “winter break”? It’s been awesome]. One in particular that I like is Yarn Harlot’s site. She mostly talks about her adventures in knitting and spinning and dyeing yarn, and let me tell you, it sounds fun. It’s making me really look forward to the day that I finally marry rich [ha] and can spend my husband’s money on workshops, learning how to knit and dye yarn. Wow.

In the meantime, I’m knitting with Hobby Lobby yarns (which are nice, but they aren’t quite as friendly as these handspun fibres look), which are working for now, and finding patterns and other resources online and around my area.

In your meantime, you should just check out these beauties: TreasureAyland‘s yarn is beautiful!

This yarn is gorgeous, and all the other yarn in her shop looks just as wonderful. You can buy this yarn here.

This red and pale green yarn is actually the yarn of a woman who works around the Conway area; her yarn is also amazing. I feel like I’m overusing all these fantastical words like “amazing” “gorgeous” and “beautiful” .. .but that’s what these are! I don’t know how else to describe them. Might need to bust out the old thesaurus.. all that aside, though, :

Check this out. This lady is awesome. Check out her shop, The Twisted Purl. Good, good stuff.







Well, the past few weeks I’ve been knitting almost non-stop. I’m currently working on a scarf for my cousin for Secret Santa Christmas, and I hope to get it finished today..there are only a few mail days left before Christmas! :/ I need to get on that. But. When it’s done I’ll post a picture. I got the pattern from the Lion Brand yarn website, and it’s working really well. I’ve only messed up a few times, and if you’re not familiar with the knitting process, I don’t think you can tell… I think. But I used some cute (and cheap) yarn from WalMart that is self-patterning (see the Yarn Harlot’s post about self-patterning yarn…it’s a good one!), and it’s making the scarf look pretty awesome if I do say so myself.. and I do. And soon  you will too.

For now, I’m about to go knit with some little oldie knitters in a nursing home nearby. I’ll let you know how that goes. 🙂

Bizarre Bazaar

•December 12, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hey, guys! I’ll be selling things at the Bizarre Bazaar craft sale tomorrow in Hot Springs! There will be lots of crafters there with a lot of great stuff to sell- a great place to wrap up your Christmas shopping (literally- I’ve got pretty tissue paper!)!! It’ll be at 118 Arbor Street in downtown Hot Springs. Here’s a link to the facebook event:

I’ll be selling reindeer magnets, wood and clay earrings, greeting cards featuring Millie and Ingrid, and puff magnets (as well as my random assortment of other magnets!).

Here are a few photos of some stuff I’ll be selling… I just looked at some photos uploaded by other people who’ll be selling stuff, and it’s all amazing!!

Latest undertaking/creation

•June 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Glass beads –> magnets.

Oh, you want to see them? okay.

i heart cream soda, people, person, jim halpert

Those are for my fridge.

These are for my cousins & people:

emma kate & addison


•March 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment


New Venture: video.

•March 29, 2009 • 1 Comment

Here’s the final cut of what I put together in old-school iMovie last night:



We have a youtube page — we’re the danceweeklys. Because the world needs to know.

this is for sunny and ali.

•March 29, 2009 • 1 Comment

We started a dance habit. These are the beginnings.




… because the world needs to know.