Saara the Elf!

Friday, April 16th, 2010
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This coat is very cute.

Saara the Elf!

Saara the Elf!

DIY Doo.Ri Tights

Thursday, October 8th, 2009
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Doo.Ri Tights

Oh my goodness, I am going crazy. Can you believe these tights? Go to this blog. Go. Make these tights. This is crazy.

Embroidery in the Year of Astronomy

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
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Constellation Embroidery

Constellation Embroidery. Very cool. SCIENCE!

Felt + Thread + Pin

Monday, September 14th, 2009
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Plumeria

I want to make some Plumerias just like these. My family went to Hawaii a few years ago and we brought one of these plants back with us (don’t worry, they were specifically travel safe, we checked*), because we thought they were so lovely. It’s still growing away, not yet old enough to sprout blooms but I’m hoping it will before I’m 50. Canada is not as bright and hot as Hawaii, but we try!

* One of the great things about travelling in and out of Canada is that our guide to declaration of goods when returning to Canada is called “I Declare,” which must always be intoned as if one is a Southern Belle.

Q R U K

Sunday, September 13th, 2009
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Paul Thurlby Q Paul Thurlby R
Paul Thurlby U Paul Thurlby K

Sweet Tooth

Friday, September 11th, 2009
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Sweet Tooth

I don’t know what the title of this cake is, but I bet you a nathanfillion dollars it’s called Sweet Tooth.

Ice Cream Gyoza

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
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Ice Cream Gyoza

Reblogging this delicious Ice Cream Gyoza idea. Oh man, does that sound delicious or what?

I’ve been slouching a bit on the blogging front, which is entirely the fault of my PhD. But I have a few surprises soon, including a fawning post about my new computer*, a series of posts on my wonderful vacation and a few FOs.

In the meantime, I think I’m going to buy a gyoza press.

Ice Cream Gyoza Press

* My new computer will have the handy feature where I can press a button that actually starts the computer instead of a button that lies and pretends it will start but then doesn’t, and then you have to manually shut it off because the hard drive is spinning but not responding, and then try turning it on again, and then off, and then on, and then off, all the while hoping for a glimpse of that dearest apple icon that means that it is actually doing something, and never seeing it, which I am experiencing at this very moment, and have been for the last 2 hours. All thanks to this guy. I never did get any compensation for the destruction of my computer by Modern Taxi. I reiterate: if you live in Kingston, NEVER use Modern Taxi.

Panda Bread

Friday, August 21st, 2009
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Panda Bread

Panda Bread, via CRAFT. I’ve died and gone to heaven. Hippo bread, anyone?

Back from Europe!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009
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I’ve been in Europe for 3 weeks and I just got back. I’ve had another insane month but I wanted to check in a little bit. This isn’t fibre-related but they are animal- producing- fibre- related: here are some instructions for making rice balls look like sheep!

How to make sheep rice ball

How to make sheep rice ball

We Come In Peace

Thursday, July 9th, 2009
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Craft Sound Tip #1:

If you want to mimic the sound of aliens communicating via subfrequencial televibrations, walk around with a small cellophane bag filled tightly with googly eyes.

Alien