Friday, January 28, 2011


In light of recent events in Egypt, with the monumental amount of protesting and backlash, it's hard to be interested in my mundane existence (or anyone else's) at the moment. I know it's a complicated situation, but I admire the protesters for their organized efforts to achieve justice. And the government has shut off Internet access for most of the country -- this is huge. I'm still processing everything, but damn, I can't quit thinking about what's happening on the other side of the world. The Guardian has a page of live updates that you can follow for the latest news.

I feel an overwhelming sense of perspective that I can't put into words right now.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Crocheted Viking Hat

The amusing thing about this sudden urge was the fact that I've been meaning to crochet a Viking hat for several months. So when I learned that my three-year-old friend had just recently developed an interest in Vikings, I seized the opportunity. I didn't go into this with a real pattern or plan, but I'm happy with the result.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Gay Snowflakes

During one of our many Michael's trips, Kai found some wooden snowflakes. They were in sets of three graduated flakes strung together. When she cut the strings and started playing with them, we decided they would look neat as layered, painted tree ornaments. A generous amount of color and glitter paint later, they became our first collaborative Yule tree ornaments.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Collaborative Doodling

Last week Kai got out the graph paper and starting working on a new design. I decided to scan it and add some of my own modifications...

Feeling Crafty and Ambitious

Welcome to 2011! Between slow business at my job, a raging case of insomnia, flaring seasonal tempers of those around me, and a few explosive board-member crises, December was an interesting month that tried my detachment skills. Why did 2010 get so cranky at the end? Nonetheless, I still had a quiet, peaceful, drama-free holiday, and even though the insomnia and meager earnings are continuing into January, I like the way this year is taking off. I feel inspired again, my head swimming with ideas for new projects. I'm eager to learn, ready to create, and tired of excuses, and I'll be sharing all my creative adventures here. I'm actually giddy with excitement! Stay tuned!