Thursday, 29 January 2015

Felt Flowers: Ivy Vine Garland

If you're having an Easter party, or a garden party, or a Halloween party, or a fairy princess party, or a birthday party for someone named Ivy, these will come in handy. Or you can drape yourself in them and call yourself a woodsprite.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Felt Flowers: Daisy

I had a bit of an adventure getting these images posted. My computer decided that Blogspot was a risky site and wouldn't let me upload images onto it. I tried logging out and back in, shutting down and reopening the browser, rebooting the computer ...
Finally, I discovered that, when adding pictures to a post, there is an option to 'add pictures from this blog' ... which somehow included the pictures I had tried to upload which had supposedly failed!
All's well that end's well, I suppose, but hopefully I won't have to go through that for every post from now on.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015

Gently Worn

Of course, if you're donating clothing that was originally marketed to a vastly different demographic, the question to ask is, 'would I be willing to be seen in public with someone wearing this?', but that felt a bit verbose for what was supposed to be a short-and-snappy piece.

The first wave of winter holidays has passed, which means now is the time that a lot of charities really need support. If you really want to make a positive impact - well, regular giving is best, but the next-best is if your sporradic donations of goods, money, and time come during times of the year when most people aren't thinking, 'I should do something nice, to give back to my community'.

Sorry if this came out preachy. It kind of was. I happen to know of a lot of instances where the reason things were given away was because they were broken in some non-cosmetic, functional way - mostly pants without buttons and coats without working zippers. I live in Canada. It gets cold here. Coats have to be able to shut.

Wow. For a post intended to be short, this sure ended up with my longest out-of-comic commentary ever. Don't worry, it won't become a habit. I hope. I am quite verbose...

And yes, this is a chart. It is a free-form chart.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Zip-on Ruffle Cuffs

Who hasn't ever felt the random urge to zip ruffles onto their pant cuffs? Well, okay, probably a lot of people haven't. I got the idea from a bonus scene on my aunt's DVD of 'Mama Mia'.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Snakeskin Bracelet

One of the greatest things about Shrinky Dinks is that the designs look a lot more intricate once they've been shrunk.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Feedback Buttons

What do you think? Is this post worth chocolate? (Also, if you can't tell, that's a donut I'm holding. My family makes them on New Year's Eve.)