Sunday, August 31, 2008


I knitted some.
Brown Mushrooms
White Mushrooms
Red Mushrooms
Free pattern here.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Blood Drive Thanks.

The Blood Drive was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who gave, and to Richie's Aunt Judi for setting everything up. If you couldn't make it, you can now donate in Richie's honor with his
Bloodsource Donor Club number: P869.

Richie & Tiffany's Wedding Day

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chris and his Smarty Pants.

Chris starts his classes at Mills College today!
Yes, they have co-ed graduate students.
He's studying art (emphasis in Photography) and
is a genius, if I do say so myself.
Wish him luck!
cute couple

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Sewing...

Oddly, I did not have a pincushion, soooo...
A strawberry pincushion...
Strawberry Pincushion
I made it with vintage and new velvet, and wool felt.
The pink baby strawberry is filled with emery, for sharpening needles.
And the Bag to end all Bags (Hopefully.)
Birdie Sling
It's the Birdie Sling pattern from Amy Butler,
with Amy Butler fabric for the main panels.
I added an additional panel with pockets to the inside to divide it,
which turned out to be much more difficult than it sounds...
lesson learned, I suppose.
I love it- I can fit all the usual junk,
plus knitting and reading material!
It's a little ridiculous trying to find my keys in it, though.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Blood Drive for Richie!

My brother Richie needs a kidney...
but if you can't give him one of those, how about some blood?

United For Richie Blood Drive
Sacramento Airport: Terminal B
The Bloodmobile will be in the hourly parking lot across the street
from United Airlines, on Aug 27th from 8:30am-12:30pm.
Please make an appointment if you can,
but walk-ins are heartily welcome, of course!
Richie is truely one of the sweetest people I've ever met, and I'm not even being biased when I say that. We are all trying our hardest to get him a kidney, but until then, dialysis and alternative medicine are keeping him very well. He has received some blood transfusions, though, so we would love to give back... join us if you can!

Richie with our dad.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Barn Owl!

Yup, I made a Barn Owl.
Barn Owl
It's another Hansigurumi!
It's the Horned Owl pattern, without the horns.
'Cause it's a Barn Owl.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I love all things tiny.

So awhile back I saw the most adorable miniatures on wee wonderfuls from a company called Re-Ment. After drooling for awhile, I ordered a few sets on Ebay and began hoarding an all new obsession...
Re-Ment Twittering in the Kitchen
I made this set it's own little shadow box because,
yes, I really am that nerdy.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Last of the Sea Creatures (for a while)...

Here's my latest Hansigurumi:
Hermit Crab 2
Hermit Crab 1
A Hermit Crab! I love him.
He'll be the last Sea Creature for awhile...
I'm moving onto Woodland Creatures next!
Sea Creatures Bathroom
Here they are in their natural environment- my bathroom.
They each have their own scientific label with info such as:
Dumbo Octopus: Genus Grimpoteuthis,
Species Octopoda, Benthic 300-400 meters
The Loch Ness Monster (Nessiteras rhombopteryx).