Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I've been driven out of retirement!

Ok, so I haven't posted in like a year and a half, but my friend dragonflyducky (http://www.freewebs.com/dragonflyducky/myblog.htm) has asked me to do this little thingie, and because she is awesome (and my crafty hero!) I will oblige!

"The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer."

1) What was I doing 10 years ago?:
Ten years ago I had just completed my first year of college, I was a philosphy major. I drank a lot of coffee. I worked at Subway.

2) What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?:
finish knitting my current project (can't say too much about this because its for a swap, but it is a baby project that has so far used 2 skeins of sock yarn---200g)
get groceries
dye a whole bunch of cotton stuff (I have to seperate cotton dyeing day from wool/silk dyeing day)
iron stuff :(
post pics of fab swap loot on craftster.org

3) Snacks I enjoy:
right now I am trying to be healthy, so I will say:
granola bars

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
buy a house/farm/studio/bunch of land in the mountains in North Carolina.
get some yarn
immediately go to Peru...then Egypt...then Istanbul (I just typed Constantinople, and had to run through the song to see which one it is now)...then Ireland
give a crapload of money to Michigan Public Radio. I mean a crapload.
get another doggie or four
get a compost-tumbler
eat a lot of sushi

5) Places I have lived:
Bowling Green, OH
Toledo, OH
Grand Rapids, MI
Lansing/East Lansing, MI
Detroit, MI
Bloomfeild Hills, MI
Royal Oak, MI

6) Jobs I have had:
burger flipper
sandwich artist
hotel maid
pot scrubber
sandwich artist again
pizza delivery guy
gas station attendant
coffee maker
coffee maker
baker/pastry chef
coffee maker
produce inspector

7) People I want to know more about:


Monday, March 19, 2007

So, I just remembered that I took pictures of my "craftroom" and some of my stash, to show people just how sick I really am....so I thought that I would just go ahead and show the rest of cyberspace as well, because.....what the heck.....
Here is the craftroom...which is really the furnace closet...right behind my chair is the furnace. I built a bunch of shelves in it, and there is a floor to ceiling stack of milk crates in the corner that you can't see in the picture. Next to the furnace I have 4 giant rubbermaid tubs of assorted fabric, and in front of that, almost blocking the door, is 4 tubs of papercrafting stuff!
My yarn doesn't fit in here, only the giant balls of acrylic that have somehow accumulated...sooo......there is the hallway:

and the living room.....

and some of these hanging yarn dispensers in the office!

I hope that you notice my giant map of the United states, where I mark with stickers all the places that I send swap packages to....the fatal flaw with this is when I send out of the country...
We are looking in to buying a house this summer, so when we begin to pack, I will get alllllll the yarn out and take pictures of it together. There is alot more than in these pictures....A LOT.....there are all the baskets holding yarn under the sideboard, and the giant flower pot that used to hold a tree, but now it holds yarn.....and the cookie jar that the superhubby bought me.....that doesn't ever have cookies in it, because there is no room with all that yarn in there....
We are looking for a house with an extra bedroom in it so I can have a "STUDIO"! Before you think that I am greedy, Superhubby has already claimed the basement as "man space", so he can put his weight bench and a couch and a tv and a trillion video games. I found a house that I REALLY like....it has 3 bedrooms, giant windows, all hardwood floors, a kitchen that is a passthrough, so you can wash dishes or cook, and still see/interact with the rest of the house, and it also has a full basement, and a three car garage with a workshop that has heat and electricity!!!!!! It also looks really kooky from the outside, which makes me love it...I don't like average looking houses...
Anyway...maybe my yarn babies will have places to live by the end of the summer....cross your fingers!

We hate your ideas; however, we will give them proper consideration.

Oh, cripes....I have been remiss....yet again....

I have been crafting...a lot....but I keep forgetting to take pictures of my stuff before I send it out!
Here are some pictures of a few of the things I have made in the past couple of weeks.

the hat for my dad, being modeled by Superhubby!

A chunky knit scarf for "farfromthegarden" in the wishlist swap.....

A hoodie that I made for my personal swap with sassysword....
and some ribbon lace-up arms for her too....

Here is the jewelry box I made for sassysword...

And here is the journal I made for sassysword....

I am sure that I will post again pretty soon....if you want to see what else I've been doing, and forgetting to photograph, take a look at the packages I made for the crafty detective swap, my first four ATCs in the Pick a theme ATC swap, and all the wishes I am granting in the March 2007 Wishlist swap!
I'm also running 2 swaps of my own right now....the Fill a Flat Rate Box Swap, and The Gothic Swap! Sign ups for the Gothic Swap are up right now, so go and sign up....now!

Monday, February 26, 2007

The lower she sank, the better she felt.

I sent out my Craft Detective swap package today! I, of course, forgot to take pictures of the stuff in it, so you will just have to believe me when I tell you that the stuff rocked the house and then set it to rights once more.

I also recieved from my Hogwarts Houses swap, and from the Not so Kitschy Kitchen swap! Giant package day at the superhousehold. Craftster is down until 11:00 PM, because it wants me to go insane. I now have to work at breakneck speed on the personal swappiness. I got my main supply today for it, so I will actually be able to work on it now.

I have had the superflu all weekend. I caught it from that damned superkid....him and that....breathing.....and spreading germs....I want to spray him down with lysol every time he walks into the room. I swear that kid is a germ magnet.

I've got a bunch of projects coming up, after I finish these two last swaps. I'm going to start on the sweater for the superhubby, and I'm going to knit my Slytherin scarf for the movie. I'd also like to knit a sweater for the superkid, and knock out a Brea bag. So, like, a lot of stuff.... you know.....

So, until I must type some more!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

"You uxorious lummox!" the woman bellowed in response to his muffled pleas.

I sent out my Hogwarts houses swap package yesterday, and MissTee2 already recieved it, so I can post my pictures now! She is a Gryffindor. I made her a pincushion:

a calorimetry and a pair of mittens for those cold days watching quidditch!

A tote bag, and some stuff for the common room!

I also made her some jewelry and a little purse for the Yule Ball, and some soap and bath potions for relaxing after class. I made her a photo album too, so she can keep track of all her friends over the summer! How's that for house co-operation?
I'm trying to finish up my package for the Crafty Detective swap this weekend, so hopefully I'll be able to post that one on Monday or Tuesday, depending on if I need to do some last minute spoiling!
Oh, and my yarn arrived! WOOOOOOO! I've been looking through all my patterns all day thinking of all the awesome crap I'm going to (eventually) make.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

In which I realize I have a lot of yarn.

I forgot to write this:

I will now make my confession to cyberspace. I bought $300 worth of yarn on sunday. I have no excuse. This is the first time I have ever been embarassed by my yarn obsession. I think I will have to fast for a while. In my defense, a lot of the price was the yarn for two sweaters I'm going to make for Superhubby. (now you know I love him, because I capitalized him)

Before you judge, you should get your brand new credit card in the mail and be forced to activate it, and then wander over to the Webs website. See if you can get out of there with less than 300 bucks of yarn. Try it, I dare you!

Who's taking money at the door? And how shall I dress to not seem real?

Ok, I sent out all four of my ATCs yesterday, so my end of my swap is done. I really hope my partners like them. I had to make a cow, an elephant, an owl, and a Jane Eyre card. My favorite was the owl one. I'll be recieving 4 cards about knitting. I'm creative. I later thought I should have done day of the dead, but I had allready put down a subject.

I finished the bag for Aunt Beckie (finally). It nearly killed my hands. My parents are coming over tonight, and my mom is going to bring the bag to my aunt, so I don't have to ship it.

I am finished with the stuff for the Hogwarts Houses swap, so I'll probably send that out on Thursday or Friday. I didn't send it today, because I want to show my mom all the cool stuff I made. I'll post my pictures when Miss_tee2 recieves it. I also finished my biggest project for the Crafty Detective swap. This is the stalking swap of my dreams! I'm really excited to send the packages for these swaps.

I bought some more soap base last night. I sent most of my soap stuff out with my DIY kits, so I had to replenish. I think I might make some soap tonight. Maybe.

Superkid has some kind of flu-iness. He threw up all over everything possible on Monday night. I mean it. It was uncanny. He hit everything in the bathroom except the toilet. I had to wash his sheets 4 times to get the yuck out. Since then he has just had a bad cough and a really runny nose, so I have no idea what is actually wrong with him. Right now he is in a nyquil induced sleep.

The kid keeps seeing all the swappy stuff, and he really likes to steal peices of it, so I decided to start a kid stuff swap. This will be the first one I'm organizing, so I'm a bit nervous, but I'm pretty sure I'll be ok. The point of the swap is to make a cool kid package, not clothes, or boring stuff, but fun stuff....crazy toys and weirdness. I'm not going to start sign ups until the beginning/middle of March.
I think that I'm going to start mostly doing only less intense swaps, like supply swaps or single item swaps. However, I really do want to be in the handspun/handcraft swap, because I really want some of that great craftster handspun.

In any case, its good to see that you are still not here and still not reading. Great not seeing you one more time......

Thursday, February 15, 2007

crappy post

I recieved my yarn from my yarn swap! I got two giant envelopes of awesome yarn. Hurrah.
My partners have recieved in my DIY kit swap, so I am just waiting for my packages to arrive.
My partner sent out for my knitting swap, and the package should be here today or tomorrow!

I still can't post any pictures of what I've been working on, because it is all for swaps.

I also joined a swap for ATC's. I have to make 4 of them. Hopefully I don't suck at it.
I am now in a personal swap for strange and unusual stuff.
I don't really feel like posting right now, but I have to post at least once a week for the craftster webring, so I thought I should throw something up, just in case.

OK, that's all.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

She led a complicated and secret quotidian existence of matinees and intrigues and regrets.

Cyberspace, you are a fickle mistress.

I see that my nonlegion of nonadoring nonfans are at it again with the not commenting. They have shown me how much they care by taking the not-reading of my blog to new heights.

In any case, I shall not be discouraged by the crushing weight of my blog's non-readability. I shall forge on, and create more posts for no one to read. Take that, cruel...people who...don't...care....

I sent out all of my DIY kits for the craftster swap. I also got my partner for the detective/stalking swap. This swap is supersweet, because I can make what I want to, just based on my partner's taste, so I don't have to try to do something I don't want to do....because they don't know who I am! Ha HA!

I am almost done with my Hogwarts Houses swap. I mostly am waiting for the post to bring me the stuff I need to finish 2 of my projects. Since I have to wait, though, I decided to start another thing to go in the package. If my partner doesn't like the stuff, it will be suicide-o-rama in the superhouse.

It is pretty cool, because I am expecting 10 packages in the mail right now! The suspense is terrible....I hope it lasts.....