Monday, 29 December 2014

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Handprint Reindeer

This craft might keep someone entertained for a few minutes ... or it might not. Especially if those few minutes are a delay while waiting to open presents. Good luck.
This picture is related to the 'Handprint Menagerie' I posted in October.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Gift Wrapping

It's a bit late for Hannukah and just barely in time for Christmas, but here it is.
Also, a funny note about the making of this blog post: I almost titled it 'Gift Warping'. That would have been something completely different!

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Escher Exhibit

If I do many more posts about what's going on at the National Gallery of Canada, I've going to have to add a 'Gallery' label.
In tribute to Escher, I decided to do this comic in greyscale. I think the contrast with my usual colourful posts give it a lot of dramatic impact. What do you think?

Thursday, 18 December 2014


Don't worry - this post does not actually contain inflamed or inflammatory lanugage.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Getting Carded

I assume everyone who's ever heard of cards understands the basic principle of folding paper in half and writing on it, but here are a few more suggestions to help ... refine your technique.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Ragged Skirt

It's not just deceptively simple - it's actually simple! This pattern can make a fun and faux-elaborate party skirt, or you can use a drab, stained fabric to dress up as Cinderella while she was still a servant.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Puzzling Out Sociallization

Analogies are tricky things, but this is about as clear a metaphor as I've been able to come up with for this situation.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rudolph's Extra Verse

The most beloved of secular Christmas carols now has an extra verse that totally changes its message.