Friday, July 29, 2011

My First Art Quilt

A self portrait Relaxolotl-style.

My First Art Quilt 

Lungs, stomach, intestines, ovaries...there's a lot going on here and it's pretty cool. Or maybe it's a hot mess-- the jury's still out. Whatever temperature it is, I've learned a lot and already started my second (slightly less ambitious) quilt.

Art Quilt 1 Detail

The way I did the light coming from the heart is my favorite part.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Place

Oh, hello. You've found my happy place: on the floor with a project in progress and a cat to keep me company.

We've named him Buckaroo, by the way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

1790s Working Woman's Outfit

I've fallen in with some historic interpreters, and I'll be at an event Labor Day Weekend. Because it's my first year, I'll be in the tavern.
The first layer: chemise, pockets, petticoat.

1790s bottom layer

Friday, July 15, 2011

Tye Dye Part 1

Tye dye party tonight! Stay tuned Monday for the results. 

Tye dye!

Not much else to say... it's been a crazy week, kitty is ready for pre-bed playtime, and I still have to do a bunch of stuff that responsible cat owners or grown-ups do. That includes trying to scrub some blue off my fingers before going into public tomorrow. Relaxolotl out.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


One of my favorite things about my room growing up was the posters that covered the walls. On a recent visit, my dad brought a few favorites so I can enjoy them in my new home as well. It's been more than a year since I've moved in and the walls are still embarrassingly bare! (Even with all the lovely frames we received when we got married... I've got to make this a priority.)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Cat!

Last month I promised Fix that I wouldn't do two things while he was gone:
  1. Get a cat.
  2. Paint any walls.

At least I won't paint any walls with a new kitty in the house! One out of two isn't bad?

Long story short, this stray cat decided that he didn't want to live outside any more and I knew I had room for him in my house and in my heart.

He's very affectionate and thus difficult to photograph; get too close and he wants to snuggle up to your hand! Better pictures (and even more adorable stories!) to come. What a good boy!

Still haven't picked a name-- got to get to know him a little better first.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Finding My Crafty Feet Again

It's been a busy week! My singing has been taking up a lot of time an energy so crafting has been down. I've finished the Gryffindor Complex Socks and begun the tank top for which I purchased this lovely yarn.

Spent a happy 4th of July weekend with Fix in Austin, where we found the most magical pinball arcade. It had this:

My Favorite Movie AND My Favorite Thing to do in an Arcade

That's a Bram Stoker's Dracula pinball machine. And it's right next to the Branagh's Frankenstein machine. Both had sound bites from the movies... it was amazing. Unfortunately, I didn't get a good picture of the Doctor Who (c. 7th Doctor) one. We also played some of the games that gave out tickets and the used to tickets to get candy. That's the only way to go.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Lookin' Good

Front in progress.

My Bitchin' Steampunk Dress is coming along nicely. But what am I going to do with it when it's finished?

Back in progress

Besides be the awesomest, I mean.