Posted: Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Posted by Bethisboring | 2 comments
It's almost, sort of, kind of spring.  Sometimes it's 80 degrees and sometimes it's 45.  This means people everywhere are driving with their windows down and playing their terrible pop music at much too loud of a volume.  What is it about warm weather that makes people want to drive like idiots?

Aside from driving like idiots another American pastime is grilling highly processed meat products over some kind of heat source and drinking beer flavored water. Which brings me to today's creation.  The prompt for today is to create something using water.

 So I made ice.  That's right, ice. I made ice and I'm blogging about it.  But wait! It's not just ice, it's AMERICAN ICE! Who needs a tshirt that says Proud to be an American when you can just say it with your beverage coolant?

It's a shame I didn't get a picture of the white, it was the hardest to make.
 There she stands in all her glory, the greatest ice on Earth.
I wish I had a Bud Light to cool, but alas I am not that desperate.  

Also, hi everyone from Makesomething365! Thanks for checking out my blog! Please don't judge me that I made ice today!
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Busy, Busy Beavers

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Posted by Bethisboring | 7 comments
 Oh hey there blog world.  Sorry for abandoning you the past couple of weeks.  I'm still alive and have been crafting every day- sometimes most of the day.  Here's what I have been working on:

Eight sets of buttons (one of which I sold at the craft fair!!)

 Close up.  Amanda spent a long time designing the packaging for these.  Thank god she knows something about photo editing software because I was just going to throw them at people as they walked by.

The only circular buttons I have tried so far.  The only reason why these ended up being circular is because I fucked up an edge so badly that it would never resemble a square again.  Works for me.
These weren't too big of a hit at the Hand to Hand - but at least I sold one set.  I was absolutely terrified I wouldn't sell a single item.  So thank you  (all 5 people)  for buying something on Saturday. You have done wonders for my self esteem. Especially because those 5 people weren't my Mom.  Sick!   Next show, shooting for 6 items sold.  Go big or go home friends.

Speaking of the craft fair, in the haze of it all it seems that I completely forgot to take pictures. Bad, bad blogger.

We recently bought a wet saw to make some larger items out of china, maybe some coasters? How about 4 fingers? We'll see how it goes. 

Now I can't take credit for the next item at all, but damn isn't this cool?
 Tshirt yarn.  Made of old cut up Tshirts and hand dyed by this lovely  lady.  Makes a wonderful and cool (I'm speaking of temperature here but we all know how hip cowls are right now) The only part I can take credit for is vacuuming up the Tshirt snow.  

If you don't know what Tshirt snow is consider yourself lucky.  It is a rare phenomena that occurs only when using a rotary cutter to slice Tshirts into strips.  It's a bitch to vacuum and gets everywhere.  

Next on the list of things I spent way to much time making: Needle Felting Snail Packs.  I sold 2! Count em' 2 Snail Packs!

Packaged in the chicest of chic, these fine packs include everything you need to needle felt this ridiculously useless item!  But look at their awkward, crooked eyes! Just plucks my heart strings.

 Everything that is included inside the pack, displayed proudly on my porch.  Try getting this shot on a windy day.  Not easy.  The brown wool is unprocessed.  It came from a lovely sheep named Dutch, we bought his fleece last year and it gives the snail that wonderful earthy look all you fucking hippies love.

Eat your heart out hippies.
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Hand to Hand

Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011 | Posted by Bethisboring | 0 comments
Dear Friends,

Sorry for the abandoning you the past couple of weeks.  It's all because I was getting ready for my first craft show.  Footage will be posted shortly and lots of new pictures of what I've been doing are long overdue. Just letting you know that I'm still here, I'm still crafting and I haven't forgotten that this exists.
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I have 3 things...

Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2011 | Posted by Bethisboring | Labels: , , 2 comments
1) Lots of unfinished objects laying around the house.
 These are gloves in some lovely Malabrigo yarn, color lettuce.  One glove is complete, the other needs 3 more fingers.  It seems I'm having trouble finding time for 3 fingers.
 I'm learning entrelac!  It's a relatively simple technique that just uses picking up stitches, increases and decreases.  It's simple enough, but every time I think I have the pattern memorized I mess something up.
I'm in a little bit of a green kick, must be the thought of spring time coming.

2) Three very messy puppies

These guys just stepped up from being bottle fed to mush.  We're still learning that we don't need feet to eat.  It's proving to be a rather difficult skill to learn.

  Making anything at all is tough when these fur balls needs to eat every three hours, but that's fine if it means I can squeeze these guys to death any time I want.

3) Dirty hands
 Spring is here which means it's time for me to kill perfectly good seeds.
 In this pot is some Cilantro.
 And these are Sweet Pea seeds.  There is no hope of these ever blooming.
And here we have some Dill and some carrots. Once these sprout they will be replanted.

I'm posting lots of pictures to make up for the fact that I haven't completed anything in over a week.
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