Tuesday, September 30, 2008

aye mateys crochet a pirate teddy

amigurumi from gabi neumann at crochet me

picture: from the crochet me site featuring ms neumann's pattern (i'm guessing it's HER photo)

this ain't your summer camp pasta craft!

from better homes and gardens a pretty pasta tree

found via a WONDERFUL site: diy life

from inna's creations

a kick-butt origami bracelet

i got nostalgic. as a kid (yeah, i WAS a kid once), i used to make something very similar out of gum wrappers.

pictures: from inna's creations


from makezine

a a lego v8

knitting annie

making friends

Monday, September 29, 2008


wow, i never even thought of this. sometimes i don’t give picture credits if i link directly to a site i got them from. let’s say something knitted if i’m raving about a particular knitting pattern or the finished food product of a recipe that sounds good to me - or something or other. (i'm usually good on the nutmeg grater (most of the pictures there are local and mine) and ravings of a semi-sane madwoman but i guess i'm NOT too good on the reformed pirate

in the future i will make sure to note if a picture is NOT mine. i am normally careful about such things, but i guess i thought a direct link to the person’s site featuring the picture was good enough. my intentions were honorable. i was never trying to take credit for the pictures OR steal bandwith (i always d/l them to my hard drive)

it’s not ok and to those i have offended i apologize. i will be wicked careful in the future.

oh, that's a self portrait of me. of me BY me

you need to knit this

time is a wastin'

batty dishcloth

i found a BUNCH of halloween related patterns

via goth knitting

check them out yourself, but here are a couple to start you off with:

from tonks knits we have the lovely which witch hat and it IS lovely

check out this pdf for batsy mittens
which i'm going to make right off!

from the sweater babe

little crocheted bats

these would be great sewn to a hat or a sweater, no? Y E S

Sunday, September 28, 2008


tapestry crochet kitty bag

and there are videos to LEARN tapestry crochet too. where? why at tapestry crochet OF COURSE

plus there are also a whole heck of a lot of other FREE patterns at the (second) link

yes, another for you


tetris tiles (from sprite stitch

from knitting in color

rabbit finger puppets

a d o r a b l e ! ! !

VERY candy-cornish!

you know you HAVE to make a forest of halloween bottle brush trees from the misadventures of mama and jack

(via whip up)

cute cuter cutest

i'm telling you if i had 1/1000th of the talent.........i'd be a dangerous babe

racing snail tutorial from ric rac

(via )

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

i gotta have one!

one what? why a goomba hat of course!
from fadecrazy via craftzine

please go

HERE to see an AMAZING lego aircraft carrier. there are many other pictures. i just chose a few at random.

link via makezine

........It's a 200,000-brick, 350-pound aircraft carrier -- the Harry S Truman -- complete with electrical lights as well as moving elevators and radar dishes.

As all of us geekdads can appreciate, building this model was not without difficulties on the homefront. Hawking, a German father of two and (at least before this masterwork) neophyte bricker spent over $20,000 on parts and it took the better part of a year. But despite "lots of arguments at home" he somehow succeeded and showed the Truman all over Europe. The brick de resistance was to be an appearance at Brickworld '07 with transport provided by the US Navy, but unfortunately the arrangement fell through...............

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

lionbrand (yarn that is)

has a pretty kick-ass collection of crocheted amigurumi
(you may have to sign up, but it's free and there are LOADS of patterns. knit AND crochet. a ton of free ones and some you can buy as well. like i said a TON of free ones)

Amigurumi Frog

Amigurumi Sardines Cat Toy

learning to knit

coolness multiplied

from craftershock (don't you just love the name?)

we have this swell mod fruit hanging lamp tutorial

one kick-ass craft tattoo

wow it's amazing and it's not even done yet

it belongs to the dainty squid and was found via craftzine

check out those spools of thread! check out the measuring tape! this is some grand ink

coiled, twined, woven and plaited

what's all that about you ask?

the four basic styles of basketry

from basketmakers dot org

and here is a tutorial on how to make a black ash cuff bracelet

and while you're at it why don't you learn how to weave a lovely lavender wand

Sunday, September 21, 2008

wow and wow and wow

Hawking unveils 'strangest clock'

A £1m clock called the "time eater" has been unveiled at Cambridge University by Professor Stephen Hawking.

The author of A Brief History of Time was guest of honour when the unique clock, which has no hands or numbers, was revealed at Corpus Christi College.

Dubbed the strangest clock in the world, it features a giant grasshopper and has 60 slits cut into its face which light up to show the time.

Its creator John Taylor said he "wanted to make timekeeping interesting".

The Corpus Clock will stand outside the college's library and will be on view to the public.


Dr Taylor is an inventor and horologist - one who studies the measurement of time - and was a student at Corpus Christi in the 1950s.

He has given the clock as a gift to his former college.

one can't have enough of

the multi strand finger looped bracelet

(via craftzine)
from instructables
by SFHandyman
there is a video too ya know. check it out

Friday, September 19, 2008

i may have posted the link to this before

but it's worth doing it again me hearty. it has to be one of the or THE best pirate hat pattern out there

from hello yarn


knit ye up one o' these (c'mon mateys how the heck wonderful is that?)


from moth heaven

aye ye landlubbers

at least you can..............

knit like a pirate!!!

(check out that purple tri-corner lid. now THIS reformed pirate would look mighty damn fine in it!!!)

aye aye matey avast an ahoy!!!

ye DO know what today be?

ye chumbucket ye!

yes me harties, it IS talk like a pirate day

aye even a bilge rat blog or two like THIS knows what today be!!!

My pirate name is:

Iron Charity Flint

A pirate's life isn't easy; it takes a tough person. That's okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

picture: the tethered cow