Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LOOK: most beautiful frog in the room

This one's for Katie. Here's a charming little box I found. K & T Frogspot, all day....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

BOOK: Something Wicked

If you have never read this Bradbury classic, you have missed out. Seriously. Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Monday, October 29, 2012

HOOK, LOOK, UKE: trees in a button

I just bought this button for a crocheted Uke Sweater (TM) gig bag I plan to make for Samir, my concert uke (whose name means "Entertainer.")

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

LOOK: more glass paint

A little black and white print of the old Amazon building in Seattle, behind a pane of painted glass.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

LOOK: a kitchen classic

The perfect ceramic pitcher for Popeye's best girl, (Olive Oil) snapped up for a mere dollar at the local thrift store.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HOOK: yarn pallet & buttons

Ruffled Fall sweater waiting to happen. Buttons are a community garage sale day purchase worth celebrating!

Monday, October 22, 2012

UKE: Dia De Los Muertos

My neighbor plays this soprano. It's beautiful, and it sounds really good, too. (Now it travels in style, in THIS awesome gig bag.)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

BOOK: An Evil Guest

"Lovecraft meets Bladerunner ...." Wow! Looking forward to this one. I really like Gene Wolfe. Since I signed up for NaNoWriMo, though, and will also be participating in NaNoFiMo, it will be a while before I dive into it....

Saturday, October 20, 2012

LOOK: Salwar Saturday

Cotton Rangmanch Salwar from Amazon: Delighted with this. You can't see the black straw
Pork-Pie hat too well here, but it goes perfectly!

Friday, October 19, 2012

HOOK: window dressing

Bland and boring, NO MORE! You can dress up your blinds; crochet your favorite edging, gigantic style, in worsted weight, and hang it with a few binder clips and twist-tie "hooks." CLOSE UP shot below this one. (Hmm. Makes an interesting idea for a fancy winter scarf, too, now that I think about it....)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BOOK: A Spaniard

This is on my wish list. A first, at the time, from a well-known genius and VERY silly man.

Friday, October 12, 2012

BOOK: a loop around the sun, vol. 1

A Loop Around The Sun, Vol. 1   is a lovely compendium of short poetry, divided into five brief volumes. Each poem is a selection from a project to write one poem every day for an entire year.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Uke, Hook: Introducing The "So, You Think Uke Cool" (TM) Uke-Sweater (TM) Gig Bag

This is the "I-Slayed-And-Skinned-A-Dragon-With-My-Ukulele-To-Make-This-Uke-Sweater" (TM) Gig-bag that I made for my neighbor's soprano. 

If you already know how to make a Crocodile stitch, you can make one yourself! "In progress" pictures and a link to instructions below:



Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

LOOK! a good 2nd hand grab (and go)

Thank you, Russian Orthadox Church Rummage Sale, for the vintage, lined, hinged wicker handbag.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

UKE! He's A Pirate! Best Take

My Pirates of the Caribbean theme video. 
(First ever attempt at homemade Chroma Key!)


Monday, October 1, 2012

BOOK! A witchy classic

The Witch Family: One of my all-time favorites. I'm about to Kindle this from Amazon, and kindle some nostalgia, as well. This is the Harry Potter of its day, hefty enough to keep the kids enthralled at 240 pages. Check out some of the phenomenal illustrations here.

HOOK, UKE: Leash and Loop

You can make your own uke-leash (half strap) with a shoestring and a bit of paracord. The connector is a Quick Tag Change from Petco. I crocheted the arm loop with some soft Chenille from my yarn stash.

homemade ukulele strap clip homemade ukelele strap close-up homemade uke leash

UKE! Say hello to my little friends ....

My Lanikai Soprano is "Clarabelle."
My Concert sized Kamoa is nameless. I'm open to suggestions.

LOOK! Some 1920's-style flair....

Lovely beaded handbag

HOOK: A little black fleur-de-lee

Here's my "Slipknot" filet crochet over-shirt with