• 2016,  crafts,  creative,  knitting,  Uncategorized

    Two rarely seen finished objects

    A couple of weeks ago I blogged about how I have the curse of the unfinished object. Well, since then I finished two of the unfinished projects I mentioned (and attempted a new project but it didn’t work) Here is the hat I made with my knitting loom.  This picture shows the colours best I think – it’s a chunky colour changing yarn in shades of pinks and purples with a little black.  Because the loom knitting is done working in the round it’s done solely in knit stitch but comes out in stockinette. I finished this a few days after I wrote the above linked blog post. This is…

  • 2015,  crafts,  creative,  Uncategorized

    Loom Knitting

    I got a set of knitting looms for Christmas and since New Year’s Day I’ve been doing a little everyday.  I seem to be getting the hang of it and so far I like it. Here’s a picture of my first project on 2nd January I’d show you a picture of it today (much bigger and with added green yarn) but I reached a point where I needed to stop or turn it into something other than a mindless learning piece with no purpose.  I showed Mum when she came round earlier and I was thinking do a bit more and turn it into either a snood or a bag.…

  • 2014,  advocacy,  awareness,  complaints,  creative,  disablism,  musicals,  theatre,  Uncategorized

    Hate isn’t Funny Part Three

    It’s not really appropriate to call this post Hate Isn’t Funny part three because I don’t think it was really about hate just about clueless people not thinking things through properly.  But the two posts I wrote on the same subject in February were about hate and I called them Hate isn’t Funny so it feels right to use that title for this and continue the series even if it probably isn’t the best title for this particular anecdote. /end nonsensical ramble about blog titles. Back in February I went to see Omid Djalili and his show was quite ableist and frankly in a couple of places full of hate. …

  • 2014,  crafts,  creative,  Uncategorized

    “Absolutely filthy”

    The title of this post is what I said to my mum this afternoon on the phone when she asked how I was. It’s probably not the best title for this post but… I got nothing else. I went to a clay workshop this morning. It was the second time I’ve done one with this tutor, I did one at the end of November as well. I thought as I keep telling people I blog about crafts I should actually blog about crafts (admittedly the main reason I haven’t blogged about my recent crafts is because they will be gifts so must remain off of my blog until finished and…

  • 2013,  Attempts at World Domination,  creative,  ranting,  thinking,  Uncategorized,  writing

    On being a writer

    I know you want to sing. See. I love to sing. Nothing makes me happier.I either wanted to be a singer or the head of the Ice Capades. Hey. Do you know who the Ice Capades are? Don’t roll your eyes. They were very cool. I went to my mother who gave me this book…called Letters To A Young Poet. Rainer Maria Rilke. He’s a fabulous writer. A fellow used to write to him and say: “I want to be a writer. Please read my stuff.” And Rilke says to this guy: “Don’t ask me about being a writer. lf when you wake up in the morning you can think…

  • creative,  Uncategorized

    >Two “things”

    > I never got here to update on thing a day yesterday.  I had planned to use whatever exercise we did during my creative writing class as my thing but it was cancelled.  So I did some journalling by hand instead.  I may scan that on and post it to my blog but I haven’t yet. And today I’ve done more colouring.  I cut most of the outlying white space off of this one (there is some white space in the middle of it still).  I like the way it looks now I’ve changed the shape of the paper (cut round the outline of the coloured bits which makes it…

  • creative,  Uncategorized

    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Eleven: Icon

    > A new icon I made for my rarely used LJ and a few other online places. It uses free digi scrapping embellishments and rotates slowly through the images. I recoloured one of the embellishments. This is a bit of a scrapping the bottom of the barrel “thing”,  I had very little inspiration or motivation today.  But I have been using LJ a bit more on various communities etc and have been very bored with my old icons most of which are various shades of pink and purple and very flashy.  Which is why this is green (I still love pink and purple but am on a bit of a…

  • creative,  site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Thing A Day 2009 – Day Seven: New Header Image

    > I attempted to put a new customised version of kubrick on my blog as the layout as my thing today (and in fact for a while had one of my older customisations up – the one I did as one of my things during my failed attempt at thing a day in 2008).   I thought I had saved the version of the sidebar where I’d taken it to pieces and made it more me about a year and a half ago so all I would have to change were images, fonts and colours and maybe a few other tweaks (like my twitter feed)  but it appears not.  And…

  • creative,  Uncategorized

    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Six: Colouring!

    > My mum bought me one of those doodle pad type colouring books for Christmas along with some felt tip pens.  And so today as my “thing” I spent a happy half an hour or so colouring. It was very relaxing and distracting, something I needed after a somewhat frustrating and emotional day.  I like how it looks (colours etc) but I smudged it quite a lot and it doesn’t look great so I won’t share a photo of it.  It’s been a long time since I worked with felt tip pens and it appears I forgot about watching where my hands were.  We’ll call that a learning curve. I…