Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ugh! Damn Camera

So I finally took pictures of everything. In fact, I'm in such a good mood today I even made two more vibe cozies while watching Dawson's Creek reruns. I did two rows of my shawl too. And what happens? My camera dies. Oh oh but that's not all. I could at least scan in the vibe cozy flat, right? Nope, that died too. Sigh. I think the electrical devices in my home are plotting against me. And it's way too hot to find the turtle, move her to safe spot so I don't hurt her while moving the desk, drag the antique desk forward to check connections and everything and then fiddle around with wires. Without AC? In this heat? With my asthma? Pfft. The pictures can wait. I will be more of a tease and say:

  • The cozies look beautiful...well, as beautiful as a cozy for a vibrator can look haha
  • The shawl is coming out very nicely. It's teal and man, I love teal
  • I lost not one, but BOTH of my I/9 hooks which means serefina is on hold. Arg. The puppies must have the hooks.
  • I dyed the Chez Spun Deenen sent me. It's a gorgeous pink/melon/purple mix. Sigh. I love Kool-Aid.
Oh and I can finally spill the secret project for my online store thingy....*drum roll* Dust bunnies. Yep, I am crocheting furry little dust bunnies. They're all modeled after real breeds of rabbit, have fun names, distinct looks (there's a punk dust bunny, for example) and they all come in a mock vaccum bag adorned with my stores logo. The mock vacuum bags are sewed from muslin. Cute, right???? Ugh, I was so looking forward to sharing too. Damn camera.

Well here's hoping that tonight it gets cooler and I can post all this fun stuff. Oh and for anyone that reads my zine, issue number four is almost done. I'll be selling that on the site too.'Tis all.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

I am in a horrible horrible depressed funk. Ugh.

Pictures have been taken and stuff so new stuff will be posted. I just need to shake this case of the blues off.

Ugh. Double ugh.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Thank you, KnittyKim!

I got RAOKed! YAY!! I nearly tackled the mailman...um, I obviously love getting mail. Have I mentioned that here? Well I do. In this wonderful package I found:

  • 3 adagio loose teas: Dragonwell, Li Si Nutcracker and Eroica Caravan (Lapsang Souchong)
  • 1 skein of DMC thread in white
  • 2 skeins of tan/brownish thread from Turkey. Oh it's NICE!!!!!
*huggles* Thank you so much for the gift!! I can't wait. I have been crocheting up a storm. I have many projects to post and write about!

About that, by the way, I forgot to mention that I have not been home in 2-3 weeks which is why I've been slow on the actual showing of crafts. BUT I go home tomorrow so there's going to be a huge picture post in a few days including, yes that's right, the elusive vibe cozies. Yep, I've made more. So pay attention to my blog this weekend. A lot of fun stuff will be shown including the Chez Spun Deneen got me in it's newly dyed form. :D

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Cozy Bag

The Cozy Bag

Why yes, this is a tease. :D This is the bag that matches the Vibe Cozy everyone is always asking about. Toy goes in cozy & contraceptives, etc go in this one. See, safe sex can be awesome AND stylish.

The vibe cozy will be put up next week. Because I DO have to make you guys suffer and wait for it.
ETA: This is Skacel Sizzle in "Orange." Yum.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Gracias Deneen!!

I went to Big Grey expecting a package and frowned with dismay that none was there. Then, 20 minutes later the mailman knocked on my door. The package was too big for Big Grey! I snatched it up, said thank you and opened it right there in front of the door. OH WHAT A TREAT!!

I got some gorgeous roving, wool yarn, a set of crystalite hooks, a steel crochet hook and a card. Hehe don't worry Deneen. That vibe cozy is coming soon. Hehehehe. Thanks again!!!!! It means a lot to me and I can't wait to use it all up. This has been a wonderful month. I am so happy I found crochetville. People there are so nice...it's been a long time since I felt like I belonged somewhere. It's an awesome feeling.

I need batteries for my cam but once I get them, man I have a LOT of thing to show here. :D

Sunday, June 12, 2005

New Email Addy

AOL sucks and no one should pay 22.50 for dialup. anyway. With that said, update your email address books. My new address is:


Ahhh, so satisfying.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Thanks Deneen!

I keep forgetting to say a big thank you to Deneen for sending me info on how to set the twist in my newly spun yarn. I tried out the methods on a super bulky I made and it worked like a charm! YAY! So gracias Deneen!

I'll post pics of the new yarn, as well as the others I've made, after I scan them in. :)

I'm still around

Not much to report other than the fact that I am working on some stuff. I also have an exciting new (tiny) project in the works and am sooooooo excited. My store will also be going up this summer. [sob story] My mom's a single mom currently trying to buy her first house and move the whole family, including my grandparents and my 11 rescue animals, out of the South Bronx ghetto slum and into a good neighbourhood. [/sob story] Anyway, extra income, however small, would be nice so i figure I can make small change from selling patterns and stuff. I have some really cute things I'm working on to sell. Eeep! I love crafting.

I started working with thread today! Let's see how it turns out hehehe.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

You Spin, I Spun

Mellow Yellow yarn

Spinning is so much fun! I think I'm getting better. I'm still inconsistent but I think it looks okay. I can't wait to ply it and use it. The only thing is, I dunno how to get the twist to set. Spin It! says to steam it so I guess I gotta figure out a way to do that. Oohh I'm excited!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

I was RAOK'ed!!

I got a wonderful box chock full of big squares of felt. Thank you, kind stranger! I can not wait to start a new project with them. I've been aching to work with felt for a while. They put their address on the box (at least I hope it's the right address) so I can at least send them a thank you note. I'm one of those old fashioned people who think a gift whould always be followed by a thank you note. In fact, I have a few thank you notes and packages to send out this week. I've been a little late on stuff due to taking care of my mum. She's much better and has been back at work and what-not but she's still a bit weak/tired. Anyway...

I GOT MY SECRET PAL GIFT!!! I was blessed twice in one week, who would have known! I recieved quite a lot of roving, a drop spindle, 3 balls of DMC senso thread, some Burt's Bees foot stuff and Spin it! by someone who's name escapes me at the moment. I am so excited! I even began spinning some yarn already. Um...yeah I have a lot to learn hahaha. I know there is no such thing as scrap roving (because any of it can be spun into something) But I did to something nice with a tiny bit of roving I didn't know what to do with. Behold!

The Hoity Toity Roving Bracelet and Crown Charm
Because I'm a princess, yes I am.

By the way, SP, I don't know if you did it on purpose but you know the bigger peices of roving you gave me? The blue/green and the natural? Well the blue/green one matches my hair EXACTLY! Even the way it's blended looks like my hair. I can't wait to spin it up and maybe make myself a felted hat or something. And you know the natural one is just begging for dye :D

I feel so happy. I've only been at crochetville a month or two but I feel like if I've been there much much longer. It's wonderful.