Wednesday, January 31, 2018


All progress on my Pirate Automata has been covered by the return of traveling crafting transportation devices (bags lol). Yesterday I went to my sister's house and we made 15 cards. She was mostly the selector and eyes and I was mostly the hands. I dropped the very last inner sentiment stamp, so I resorted to the old cover it with patterned paper and stamp it again trick lol.

So today I'll be putting everything back in it's proper place.

I made this fun hat with a Freia Fibers super bulky yarn called Dirty Hippie and a pattern called Pompom and Tuft. Once I figured out the tuft stitch, it was a super fast knit (less than a day). Whilst I was trying to figure out the tuft stitch, the temperature was ranging from 15F to -6F... now that it's finished it's been well above. So I need to find a hat pattern for more temperate cold weather lol. The tuft stitch was not so much difficult as it was just so different from my moderate range of knit stitches experience it simply did not compute for about a month lol. The pompom is removable for easy cleaning which is just brilliant. But without the pompom I feel I am channeling Venus of Willendorf, so I am team PomPom all the way lol.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


My first post on my new computer, as my old was having a keyboard stroke and losing the functionality of keys, like the "a" key so every "a" I wrote had to be copied and pasted... apparently I am quite fond of words with "a"s in them BTW. Also this computer has Windows 10, which spends most of it's time sucking eggs. If you can avoid getting a computer with Windows 10, I highly recommend that.

We've also had some Weather. I'm fairly experienced at snowy driving, but we had one day of white out snow that was intimidating AF. Also had a few days in the minusF even before windchills were factored in.

So I took this picture early this moring, but it took me a while to sort every thing so I could post it. I am assembling a Pirate Automata from the Amazing Automata Pirates! book. I've made a few goofs, but I'm having fun and learning to read directions lol. I plopped it right over some stamping experimenting that I was doing.

Head over to Julia's Stamping Ground for more crafty peeks : D.