Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Monkey is running around quite adorably, wearing a wolf suit I made like Max from Where the Wild Things Are. He likes the tail but is generally a stink about wearing the hood.
I am dressed as the planet Pluto. Rhinestones in my hair like stars, and a pink slip in my pocket from where I was fired. Very nerdy am I.
Have a wicked good night, everyone.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Netflix to the rescue

I have been knitting a pair of slippers for the last 10 days now, which seems pretty rediculous considering I am using worsted yarn held double on huge size 11 needles. But I haven't been especially rushed because I am mailing them off to Lawyerguy and his box won't be mailed out until something I ordered him arrived.

Well, it arrived today. Now I really need to get these knit.

They look so humongous, I keep chanting "believe the swatch" to keep myself from panicking. He has big feet, but still...

Thank goodness for Netflix. Now that Monkey has left for school I'm going to park myself on the couch until the second slipper is done.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Flight Suit

Pictures of the birthday project I made for my nephew. My brother is a helicopter pilot for the Army, so I made him a tiny flight suit.

It is sewn with Otaku-level attention to detail (except no pocket zippers, to keep it from being too stiff).

Happy Birthday little buddy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bed, version 1.2

The first major construction project since Lawyerguy left has been rebuilding Monkey's bed, since he is a destructive little demon. I really loved how it turned out initially, but between the jumping and the kicking he knocked the foot board loose. Not a problem! More screws, and I assumed all was well.

Assumed was the correct term because I must have had my head up my ass to think that furniture constructed with mere inch thick boards could survive my kid. The destruction continued and I needed to upgrade to 2x8s, 3 inch deck screws, and Gorilla glue. I also re-worked the mattress supports, as they had suffered too. There is no way to upgrade this bed in terms of strength now. If he destroys this, he is back to sleeping on a mattress on the floor.

Next up is a bed frame for me, as soon as I stop being a chicken about committing to a design. Also, these cute little 9 patch blocks seem to be constructing themselves at my machine when I need just enough distraction to keep me from thinking.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Monkey Day!

Happy Birthday little Monkey!

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2008 5 years old! I love you so much!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm back

Luggage tags I admittedly did not take a complete craft hiatus while preparing for deployment, because you all know darn well that sometimes preparations require a little craftiness. This made me feel like I could help him after he had left.

So Lawyerguy has been gone for 2 weeks now. We get to talk on the webcam every day, which makes things easier. Not easy, but easier. Monkey gets off the bus from school and runs to the computer to "say hi daddy!" which absolutely makes me swoon. Free from my Make Something Interesting For Dinner duties, I have concocted quite a list to keep me occupied. First up: Halloween (completed for Monkey, in progress for Nephew). Next in line is some major organizational projects, mostly involving power tools.