Wednesday, March 31, 2010

yes my peeps, it's time for the winners of

Peeps Show IV

not the 'winner' but i LOVE this one


Dennis Chong of the District and Carolyn Prince Racich of McLean collaborated on their "Peepocalypse 2010:

Pick of the Peeps: Peeps dioramas serve up a candy-colored take on pop culture

video of the winning peep; EEP

oh my peeps, there's even a peeps iphone/itouch app
wapo's peep show 2010

" diorama, using cotton, spray snow and modeling clay, plus a photo that Chong took of the scene for the background. The in-flight snowballs are made of mini -marshmallows and wire.

ok, i'm making some!

we're having some little kids for easter dinner this year (my niece's boyfriend's kids). i think they'd love to have these lovely felted eggs stuffed with little treasures to bring home.

i'm not going to use real eggs though. i'll use some fake ones i have already. i do have all the supplies, roving and all that is

How To: Felted Eggs for Spring

pic from Posted by Brookelynn 's tutorial for the felted eggs linked above

Sunday, March 28, 2010

i HATED beets as a child

and i guess i hated them through my young adulthood as well. somewhere along the line though, i grew to love them with a passion. red, golden, makes no never mind. not the canned ones and i don't even know if they sell frozen ones, i'm talking FRESH ones. ones you roast in a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper (and that's just about all they need). i came across the following recipe on

simply recipes and am going to try it just as soon as i go shopping again (i just went friday and alas, i ALMOST bought some beets, but i didn't).

look at this BEAUTIFUL
beet hummus

picture by Elise Bauer from the simply recipes blog linked above

Saturday, March 27, 2010

craft has a nicky epstein flower pattern podcast up

very nice! (i do own several of nicky's books and love each and every one. a while ago i knitted up one of her scarves and gave it to my friend (also named) nikki as a wedding scarf (not to wear down the aisle mind you. i was from vogue knitting, anniversary issue (i think it came out a couple of years ago)

CRAFT Pattern: Nicky Epstein's Knitted and Crocheted Flowers

Download the Pattern PDF | Subscribe in iTunes
(Right click to save the PDF to your desktop. See directions on downloading PDFs.).............

photo of nicky epstein book covers from craftzine linked above

photos of the scarf are mine

check out the work of

jess hutchinson


Thursday, March 25, 2010

i collect my old credit and gift cards

and i'll ask other people for their old gift cards too. i use them for crafting. there are all sorts of things one can make if one uses their imagination.

i just came across this in craftstylish and was quite impressed
it's by kayte terry

How to Make a Mosaic with Your Old Plastic
the photo is by ms terry and it's from the tutorial linked above

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

via suzee que's flickr photostream

got some GREAT little earrings today

from down to the wire designs

on etsy.

they're so light you hardly know you have them on. customer service was outstanding as well (i value that just as much as the item itself)

so check out his work.....NOW!

Monday, March 15, 2010

i've posted on guerrilla knitting (and crochet) before

just thought it was time to do it again

urban knitting: the world's most inoffensive graffiti

pic: entitled 'tree cozy', this incredible crocheted outfit was made by carol hummel, took 500 hours from start to finish, and stood for 3 years outside cleveland heights city hall until just recently.

and knitta please

an instructable for

cuddly math by

(pic from the link above by

(how cool IS it????????)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

if you have the time, energy and talent

matsutake shows you how to make

an incredible easter egg diorama music box (it really IS spectacular!)

pic from matsutake's how to linked above


i can't tell you how many pairs of tights i have

let's just say MANY

well i have a few that are white. i never thought to tie dye them. i have PURCHASED tie dyed tights. now, i am going to make my own!

a how to, from bust magazine of all places

dyer straights

by Callie Watts

pic from the bust how to linked above

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

check out threadbangers roundup

of fingerless mitts (which by the way, i'm in the process of knitting for a friend who's leaving on march 19th)

pic from one of the ones included the roundup: Alittlestranger on instructables shows us how to make these awesome Glittens (fingerless glove-mittens), also from a recycled sweater:

Thursday, March 4, 2010