Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Number 27

Made it to the reflexology path at Bastyr today.  Needed a bit of fresh air and some healing energy. Tucked in the back of the extensive medicinal herb garden, the reflexology path is a wonder to behold.

It's a little ouchy at first, but the signs promise that as you move toward wellness the path will be less uncomfortable.  (Sounds pretty right on metaphorically, doesn't it?)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Composite Construction Cards

because I like alliteration. And I also like using double-sided tape.  

And sometimes, when you're making a Father's Day card, you need a sailboat for your father and some great waves for the inside.

And when you're making a card for your three-year-old nephew who loves construction equipment (and trucks, and cars, and planes), you need a digger.

And because I'm here to put in a plug for envelope templates. They're the best.  Just trace, cut, and glue.  Reuse old wrapping paper. Use new wrapping paper. Adorable. Every time.

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Also. I think that these count as collages (number 8). The best kind of collages: the kind you give away. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Roody's sweater: A work in progress

You might remember that I already made this sweater, for Roxy, back in the day.  And now here I go again: making a sweater for a dawg. Again, this is something I used to frown upon: dogs in sweaters.  But now, here I go, becoming a lover of sight hounds, who are skinny and in need of said covering.

Luckily Roody is a fantastic sport. I swear that you could dress this dog and he wouldn't mind.  Socks and an apron if that's your fancy. He'll wear them all day.

That being said, after this trying-on session, I learned that most of the sweater-in-progress needed to be unraveled and adjusted.  His neck is long, long, long and and his chest is deep and wide. Alas, this is what happens when you knit like crazy on a road trip without examining the dog in the process.

In other news, I think the color is perfect for him.  It's called Squirrel Heather.