Daily Archives: February 28, 2013

Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

Recover

Today I wanted to start to create an album of all the prints that I have made during TAD 2013. It turns out that I have too many for one album! … But that aside, I cut an 8.2″ square

Thing a Day 28: Hula Saguaro

I dressed up the saguaro in my front yard in a coconut bra, lei, and grass skirt.

Thing a Day 28: Hula Saguaro

I dressed up the saguaro in my front yard in a coconut bra, lei, and grass skirt.

TAD2013 results

Just wanted to summarize our TAD 2013 results. Using some of the great shots we made with Ksenia, I designed simple table calendar (will be a nice souvenir for all family members :)). You can see the design and first paper

TAD2013 results

Just wanted to summarize our TAD 2013 results. Using some of the great shots we made with Ksenia, I designed simple table calendar (will be a nice souvenir for all family members :)). You can see the design and first paper

Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

One last thing – Display Shelf

So I totally failed at doing one thing a day, but not because I haven’t been productive in other ways. So here is my final thing for this TaD: a display shelf for small items, made from PVC pipe covers,

One last thing – Display Shelf

So I totally failed at doing one thing a day, but not because I haven’t been productive in other ways. So here is my final thing for this TaD: a display shelf for small items, made from PVC pipe covers,

Montage of Completions

Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

Montage of Completions

Day 28: Montage of Completions, or Not

 For this last day of TAD, I decided to bring together everything I’ve completed this month, and everything I haven’t. The happy news is that I completed 2 crocheted scarves, a needlepoint cell phone case, 2 heart-shaped pom-poms, a Valentine and envelope, a spool-knitted teddy bear,

Charlie on the urban farm

  For our last day Charlie and I walked to one of my favorite places. I think Charlie must also like it for the interesting, new smells of chickens and rabbits! This is the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash St. Garden. I

Charlie on the urban farm

  For our last day Charlie and I walked to one of my favorite places. I think Charlie must also like it for the interesting, new smells of chickens and rabbits! This is the Baltimore Free Farm’s Ash St. Garden. I

Favorites

I know, I know: you’re not supposed to admit that you like one of your “children” more than the others. I know. Oswald, however, has had a special place in my Odd Fellow-loving heart since he arrived ful blown (all

Favorites

I know, I know: you’re not supposed to admit that you like one of your “children” more than the others. I know. Oswald, however, has had a special place in my Odd Fellow-loving heart since he arrived ful blown (all

Dag 28 : Die Grapmaker

Why so serious? My first ever attempt at doing a self portrait and I saw again how handsome I am. This was a very succesful year for me. I set out to do sketches and I did do them, even though

Dag 28 : Die Grapmaker

Why so serious? My first ever attempt at doing a self portrait and I saw again how handsome I am. This was a very succesful year for me. I set out to do sketches and I did do them, even though

Day 27 – More Awesome Fun with Illustrator – Hello Ash!

So I told  friend of mine on Facebook that I should do an Ash Hello Kitty. Took a little while. The weapons were the longest, as I had to customize them for Hello Kitty. I love how it turned out.

Day 27 – More Awesome Fun with Illustrator – Hello Ash!

So I told  friend of mine on Facebook that I should do an Ash Hello Kitty. Took a little while. The weapons were the longest, as I had to customize them for Hello Kitty. I love how it turned out.

Day 28 ~ Stirrer Sculpture

Hard to believe it’s the last day of February already. Wrapping up with an updated pic of the desk sculpture. It has certainly “grown” considerably the past few weeks!

Day 28 ~ Stirrer Sculpture

Hard to believe it’s the last day of February already. Wrapping up with an updated pic of the desk sculpture. It has certainly “grown” considerably the past few weeks!

Day 26

Quick Self Portrait (15 minutes). Marker and pencil on paper 4×6 inches

Day 26

Quick Self Portrait (15 minutes). Marker and pencil on paper 4×6 inches

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 27 ~ Handmade Thank You Card

Needed to thank a sweet friend for sending me a box of chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

Day 25

Scarf in progress: The yarn is Poems by Wisdom Yarns.

Day Twenty-Seven…

I’d planned on making a couple of critters today, but this little guy took more time than I thought.  Here’s your roly-poly farmer, Susan!

Day Twenty-Seven…

I’d planned on making a couple of critters today, but this little guy took more time than I thought.  Here’s your roly-poly farmer, Susan!

Word 28

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Word 28

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Heritage Cooking 28: Sauerbraten

  Interesting! I wouldn’t probably do this to a nice rump roast but I guess if you grew up in a German-American household, you’d love the sour flavor of this beef roast marinated in red wine vinegar with Gingersnap Gravy! It’s not bad, but I must

Heritage Cooking 28: Sauerbraten

  Interesting! I wouldn’t probably do this to a nice rump roast but I guess if you grew up in a German-American household, you’d love the sour flavor of this beef roast marinated in red wine vinegar with Gingersnap Gravy! It’s not bad, but I must

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

Day #25 : Designing a Birthday Tag Card

this actually a favor project from a friend of my sis-in-law. she asked me to design a tag card that will be attached to the birthday’s goodie bag and asked specifically i use these two ‘lala loopsy’ characters. i’m still

Day #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

Day #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

a drawing of a girl in a bug costume

Day 27: BugGirl Doodle

  It’s BugGirl! She has all the powers of a bug, or something. There’s only one more day left to go in Thing-A-Day 2013. I’ve made a thing for every day thus far. Let’s hope I don’t choke tomorrow.

a drawing of a girl in a bug costume

Day 27: BugGirl Doodle

  It’s BugGirl! She has all the powers of a bug, or something. There’s only one more day left to go in Thing-A-Day 2013. I’ve made a thing for every day thus far. Let’s hope I don’t choke tomorrow.

Day 27: Bears!

When in doubt, draw more bears.

Day 27: Bears!

When in doubt, draw more bears.

‘Cause Baltimore is wacky, Charlie.

Saw some fine examples of Baltimore’s wacky charm on our walk today, all in Hampden. There is apparently a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Link to website here. Devotees are called Pastafarians :) Well, this Hampdenite, right on the

‘Cause Baltimore is wacky, Charlie.

Saw some fine examples of Baltimore’s wacky charm on our walk today, all in Hampden. There is apparently a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Link to website here. Devotees are called Pastafarians :) Well, this Hampdenite, right on the

Day 27 – Crocodile Stitch

I’m learning the stitch thanks to a tutorial another TAD poster linked to. I’m thinking of making this into a clutch purse or something of that nature.

Day 27 – Crocodile Stitch

I’m learning the stitch thanks to a tutorial another TAD poster linked to. I’m thinking of making this into a clutch purse or something of that nature.

TAD 2013 – Day 27

No pictures today. I made silk screens again and they just don’t photograph. One worked and the other did not. I made one with the emulsion for the YUDU machine and the other I made with an after market emulsion

TAD 2013 – Day 27

No pictures today. I made silk screens again and they just don’t photograph. One worked and the other did not. I made one with the emulsion for the YUDU machine and the other I made with an after market emulsion

Day 27: Chorus #4

Human I am only human, I can’t be something I’m not/ I’m fragile and weak and I feel incomplete and…/ This is me like it or not/ All we are is human, I can’t turn my eyes and not see/

Day 27: Chorus #4

Human I am only human, I can’t be something I’m not/ I’m fragile and weak and I feel incomplete and…/ This is me like it or not/ All we are is human, I can’t turn my eyes and not see/

Lamp and Robin scarf

   I got into a conversation with alookatthelitlethings about how robins live in Baltimore year round and how wrong that is and she said , “[And] how do you know that spring is coming if the robins never leave?” Brilliant!

Lamp and Robin scarf

   I got into a conversation with alookatthelitlethings about how robins live in Baltimore year round and how wrong that is and she said , “[And] how do you know that spring is coming if the robins never leave?” Brilliant!

TAD 27

  Mr. Bittybun. Crocheted from craft thread.

TAD 27

  Mr. Bittybun. Crocheted from craft thread.

day 27

Busy today. Just got home. Directly from work straight to a fundraiser. Looks like my husband has possession of the camera. So my “thing” I had in mind is not happening! Maybe tomorrow. I just want to say that today’s

day 27

Busy today. Just got home. Directly from work straight to a fundraiser. Looks like my husband has possession of the camera. So my “thing” I had in mind is not happening! Maybe tomorrow. I just want to say that today’s

TAD Day 27 Gremlin Latex face

I brushed latex into the mold I made yesterday and after 4 coats and 2 hours of drying I carefully pulled the face out.  The detail from clay to latex is amazing and I wish I had spent more time

TAD Day 27 Gremlin Latex face

I brushed latex into the mold I made yesterday and after 4 coats and 2 hours of drying I carefully pulled the face out.  The detail from clay to latex is amazing and I wish I had spent more time

Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

Crocheted Sock Toe

Day 27: Crocheted Sock Toe

I made a gauge swatch for the crocheted socks I’m starting to choose the right hook size. Then I started the sock proper, and got a few rows completed on the toe.

Crocheted Sock Toe

Day 27: Crocheted Sock Toe

I made a gauge swatch for the crocheted socks I’m starting to choose the right hook size. Then I started the sock proper, and got a few rows completed on the toe.