Friday, July 31, 2009

i didn't want to do it. really i didn't


i didn't want apple running my life nor did i want them to know EVERYTHING about me. how would this happen you ask? well if you get an ipod or iphone they sure as shite WOULD know a hell of a lot about you, if not EVERYTHING.

well i broke down and got an itouch. i've only had it a few days and i like it a great deal. i have NOT put any songs on it mind you.

so what i'm going to do now is share/review apps with you.

i'll start by reviewing this one

forgetmeknit by nathan davis

i just d/l it yesterday BUT I LOVE IT ALREADY! it's easy to use. you can post pictures and count your stitches and leave yourself pattern notes. there are templates you can use (i've not done so yet). my favorite part you ask? IT'S A BUILT IN RULER! wicked cool! i bring my knitting everywhere. i mean everywhere. i NEVER have a ruler with me. THIS IS PERFECT! i'm sorry my review isn't thorough but as i said, i JUST got the app. i entered one project so far (the one that MUST be finished by august 27th. yeah, right.)

check it out for yourselves at the link above. there are many more things it's capable of doing.

i highly recommend this to knitters. JUST GET IT. a bargain at 2.99!

and NO i'm not receiving any remuneration for this

Thursday, July 30, 2009

are you a member of ravelry?


if so whip up points us to this free pattern by Kalurah

that hat is GORGEOUS. that hat is FABULOUS. that hat would look darn good ON ME! unfortunately, i cannot start on it now. i'm in the middle of a ton of projects. ONE being a wedding gift (which will NOT be done in time. i am resolved on that issue).
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

anyway, i wanted to link to this because it was so extraordinary!
pic from the ravelry pattern

not a member of ravelry and want to be? here's a link.

i AM a little afraid to make it


but i do love it so. plus it's SO DAMN EXPENSIVE when you buy it by the bottle. it really is.


how to make your own kombucha

ryan casey sent me a couple of pictures

pics of al signore

Ryan Casey is
Producer/Director, FavoriteMedia Productions / BurnBrite Promotions
CaseyPublisher@yahoo.com
Road Work / FavoriteMedia / BurnBrite (Film & Video Services) - Connect with Vision!
Crushing Pennies Facebook Page


here's what i posted a couple of days ago under the header ryan casey is making another film

i posted about another of his movies, here. it's called crushing pennies



Here's some info on his newest venture (words from ryan himself):

Sensory Perception is a sci-fi drama about a "recovering" drug addict who has recurring visions of an apocalyptic future.

The inhabitants of Brass City wake up, sad and devastated, each and every morning. No one is sure why, and people won't talk about it, mostly because they don't know how to explain it.

Jeremy is fresh out of rehab, trying to put his life back together, but his thoughts are becoming distorted. He can't help but "see" more than he wants to, and a shadowy figure seems to be having the same problem. Cleaning up has never been so difficult, but it's never been so important, either.

The film will be shot in P2 HD with 35mm adaptors and an impressive array of premium lenses, in the Waterbury/Cheshire area, in October 2009. Produced and Directed by Alessandro Signore for Pale Nail Productions.....

(I am also a Producer on this).

The crew is entirely from CT - and we've (The CT New Wave) banded together to start making films that actually say something here.

and:

here's casting call info. (i don't know if casting is still happening though)

some myspace info on sensory perception

here's favorite media's twitter feed

do stop by at one of these sites. do support local artists. it's IMPORTANT

thanks!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

oh yeah baby!


one of my all time favorite bands.................

this made me smile oh yeah!

Mick Jones of the Clash opens Library
Mick Jones has opened a "library" of Clash ephemera and is encouraging visitors to scan the stickers, fliers, and other archival material in the library and copy them to memory sticks.



crafting in a green world


shows us 8 crafty re-use projects for tins and cans

(get out those tin snips NOW)

pic from crafting in a green world site

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

i don't know if you've been over to



mochimochi blog or the mochimochi land shop to pick up some unbelievable creative and wonderful patterns BUT IF NOT, HEAD ON OVER RIGHT NOW

currently she has her tiny knitted things series up. you really have to see them. i want them all. i want to touch them and i want to play with them and i want to display them too.

pics from anna's mochimochi blog

Monday, July 27, 2009

i fell in love with this when i saw it


it's a beach garden in a pot and you can make one too

(thanks to the tutorial above sunset). pic from sunset as well by Photo:

Rob D. Brodman


via

ryan casey is making another film

i posted about another of his movies, here. it's called crushing pennies



Here's some info on his newest venture (words from ryan himself):

Sensory Perception is a sci-fi drama about a "recovering" drug addict who has recurring visions of an apocalyptic future.

The inhabitants of Brass City wake up, sad and devastated, each and every morning. No one is sure why, and people won't talk about it, mostly because they don't know how to explain it.

Jeremy is fresh out of rehab, trying to put his life back together, but his thoughts are becoming distorted. He can't help but "see" more than he wants to, and a shadowy figure seems to be having the same problem. Cleaning up has never been so difficult, but it's never been so important, either.

The film will be shot in P2 HD with 35mm adaptors and an impressive array of premium lenses, in the Waterbury/Cheshire area, in October 2009. Produced and Directed by Alessandro Signore for Pale Nail Productions.....

(I am also a Producer on this).

The crew is entirely from CT - and we've (The CT New Wave) banded together to start making films that actually say something here.

and:

here's casting call info. (i don't know if casting is still happening though)

some myspace info on sensory perception

here's favorite media's twitter feed

do stop by at one of these sites. do support local artists. it's IMPORTANT

thanks!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

i found a most wonderful site yesterday



bake it pretty

AH MAZE ING baking 'stuff'. wow. please rush right over and check it out.
chocolate molds
flavorings
baking cups (some really different ones too)
cake toppers
cupcake toppers
edible glitter

AND A WHOLE HECK OF A LOT MORE



and here's the bake it pretty blog

pictures from the bake it pretty site.

oh, i'm gonna go wild i think!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

please check this out


an incredible embroidered sampler by amy powers at inspire company

(oh and here's her etsy shop as well inspireco (amy powers) sugarville

i just spent a couple of minutes at her blog and i'm addicted. this weekend i'll spend WAYYYYYYYYYY more time. wow, the woman IS crafty!

pic from amy powers blog


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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

oh no effing way


via


amy's birthday purse










before and after felting

i didn't get a chance to block it. didn't realize it was her bday till AFTER. did this in two days. washed it (felted it) and gave it to her WET and UNBLOCKED. told her SHE had to block it. that IS the kind of friend i am

(vegan) orecchiette with vegetables (most done in the micro)


make sure your orecchiette is vegan of course (READ THE INGREDIENTS ON THE BOX)

this is what i used but use WHATEVER YOU HAVE ON HAND

1 lb orecchiette
1.5 c (give or take) shredded carrots
1 pack baby bella mushrooms
1 vidalia onion
1 red pepper
10 cherry tomatoes
tofu (whatever kind you have)
olive oil
vegan bouillon cube
pepper

clean the mushrooms, carrots, peppers. slice the mushrooms and shred the carrots (i bought them shredded) and dice the peppers. dice the onion and cut the cherry tomatoes in half or thirds.

put tofu in microsafe container and nuke for 5 minutes (with a bit of olive oil). stir and then nuke again for 5 minutes. i always cover my tofu loosely. it tends to spit in the micro.

place all other vegetables in another container with 1/2 of the bouillon cube and 2 T water. nuke for 5 minutes. stir and nuke again for 3 or 4 or 5 minutes (to your taste). mix with the already nuked tofu

cook pasta according to package. when done drain reserving 1/2 C cooking water. place that water and a few tablespoons of olive oil in the pasta cooking pot. put in the other 1/2 of the bouillon cube. cook for 1 minute. toss in the pasta and vegetables along with the pepper.

taste and adjust seasonings. i like red pepper flakes. i added a ton.

serve with cheese (if you're not vegan) or vegan parm (which isn't half bad)

and ENJOY

Friday, July 17, 2009

why don't you make one this weekend?


perfect project for you and your kids, no? YES


twig whistle tutorials

there's even a whistle you can make out of a SQAUSH!

via

(pic from the tutorial at international chapter of the junior society. a most wonderful site for you AND your family )

Thursday, July 16, 2009

evil mad scientist laboratories has


once again outdone themselves....

they've improved upon the handbags of holding

(pic from emsl website)

oh, if you so desire you can even buy the kit

from re-nets (abundant design for green homes)


here are some ideas to recycle bottles

the picture (from the above link) is my personal favorite use; cementing the bottoms of bottles in a wall (could be done with other things too like a table)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

a tutorial for a beautiful



pop up lotus card

(directions in russian AND english)

from the livejournal account of tekuila (pictures are from there as well)

(via folding trees)

this my dears is pretty useful



from rice bunny

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don't like the cos


he's a giant hypocrite like all the rest. PLUS in the past few years he has become more and more incoherent and blathering. i just wanted to set the record straight on my feelings before posting this.

HOWEVER, i find this work of art to be beyond brilliant. it's just right up there


jell-o head by andrew salomone


picture from andrew salomone's website (link above)

Monday, July 13, 2009

two more projects i completed




i made myself a little skull wristlet. it's to cover my bandage and when the bandage comes off, the scar (until i can get my tattoo fixed that is). here's the reason i have a bandage and will have a scar and why i'll need ideas for fixing my tattoo


the skull pattern is here. i just repeated it six times and didn't do any checks.

i also made this pin out of grungeboard like the last one

Saturday, July 11, 2009

a new pin i made

(click the pics for a larger view)

the base is made of grungeboard by tim holtz (i love the stuff). i used a couple of star shapes, a heart shape and a couple of twirly shapes. i also used some of his crackle paint as well as his black distress ink. (note: the paint and inks are under ranger, the grungeboard is under idea-ology). i had some craft wire and beads laying around so i used that too. i especially like the wonderful little iridescent face beads (i got from earthfaire a GREAT beading and yarn resource). i gave the pin a little coating of diamond glaze then put a bit of gold green leaf on it (using a little CHEAP paintbrush). i let it dry an hour or so then gave it another coat - then dry - then another coat. i glued a pinback onto it and voila!

my pin

Friday, July 10, 2009

it's not my style but for some reason


or another, I ADORE THIS

school girl collar (and tutorial). pic from the site/link


she has an etsy shop too ya know! evamore on etsy there is this black silk dress with two pleats she has on there............mmmmmmmmmmmmm i'm loving it. BUT (and it's a big BUTT so to speak) it's for a size 4-6. i'm hardly that! (although i believe it can be custom made).

oh i found another etsy shop EvaForeva

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oh yeah baby!


craftzine has an interview with none other than

mr x stitch!!!

By Julie Jackson
(pic from the link above)

mr x stitch's site

i like this instructable and i'm going to try it!


image transfers with acrylic gel medium

Author:djeucalyptus
(pic from the instructable)




and here's another site with another way of doing acrylic gel medium transfers (great step by step pics here)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ok ok ok


the wapo has a front page article on
CRAFTS?????????????

we've come a longggggggggggggggggggggggg way baby! (well it's front page on the internet at least)

Summertime, and the Crafting Is Easy

By Kelly Wilkinson
Special to The Washington Post

Create embellished place mats using wool felt and dressmaker's shears. Contrasting thread can be stitched along the edges for a neat finish. (Photos By Kelly Wilkinson)

love it love it love it!




mini origami photo album

note: there are a couple of videos at accompany the written tutorial. HOW WONDERFUL IS THAT? (answer = wonderful)

from origamisan (english AND turkish).. all pictures are from that site as well

how lovely this is!
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