Sunday, 26 February 2012

Character Development

Blithely sat sewing one day, Noodle's attention was diverted from the needle she was trying to thread... disaster had struck... the text of her nails was starting to show. There could only be one reason - Grammasites. The recent outbreaks of ellipses in the scene suddenly made sense... 

Yet, for Noodle, this plot-twist meant more than merely having an infestation of Adjectivores to deal with; until now she had never realised that she was fictional!

Friday, 17 February 2012

less than 3

I sure do love buttons. I'd go so far as to say I heart them.  (I'm not going to use the actual symbol because I'm not a 7 year old girl with a pink pencil case).

I may have been watching too much Big Bang Theory, I've gone a little Sheldon.

Noodle x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Note to Self

Know what I love? To Do Lists. I blame my degree; To Do Lists were a subject area worth 40% of the grade, so it was embrace the anal retention or fail and be forced fed Imodium.

Now, I'm an professional, and I go through Post-Its at an alarming rate (I practice advanced To-Do Listing, with a variety of sub-lists organised according to the size, colour and shape of Post-It they are written on). But I know most people aren't as expansive as as me - some people don't carry their lists in their handbag, and some people (brace yourself - this bit is quite shocking) don't keep To Do Lists at all. Those people, I feel sorry for. So I have started making beginner To Do Listing packs, nice and big and friendly lookin', and erasable so any mistakes won't matter. I've even disguised them as 'Memos' to fool any phobics and ease them into the OCDing slowly. 
It's my contribution to the happiness of humanity.
Noodle x

Current Major Crafting To Dos (only including projects already started)
- Finish cushion 2 embroidery
         - work out pattern for Cushion 3; stitch
         - make up cushions 1-3
- embellish patches, sew up
         - edit photos & print
- edge book-cover; decorate
- finish hot-gemming accessories
- tidy fabric stash following Sunday's raid

Monday, 6 February 2012

Ploomin' Marvelous

I got a Peg Loom for Christmas. And then I made the rather controversial decision to actually use it. I realise that the accepted procedure upon acquisition of a new crafty gadget is to get intimidated by all the possibilities and put the toy somewhere you can gaze upon it whilst never actually using it, so filled with wonderment at what you could do that you never actually decide where to start.
But I didn't do that... I didn't give myself the chance - I just marched off to John Lewis wool sale, purchased 30 balls of super chunky, and got going.
Peg-Looming (Plooming, in my lexicon of made up abbreviated forms of words, because my it takes too long to think both words individually) is easy - really easy - but it takes time. It takes longer than epic poetry. It takes longer than a very long tape measure. This rug is the product of 3 whole series of Jonathan Creek*, plus one of Dawson's Creek (I was watching only inlet and stream themed 90's TV this month). But it was worth it, because this rug makes cats very happy. Curdle loved it, she sat on it the whole time it was being made (this did not hep with tensioning) and apparently my parent's cat Harvey now also loves it, as demonstrated by the fact that he is rapidly destroying it

Oh well

*I'll save you the trouble; that fourth season is quite spectacularly not good. Why did they carry on after Caroline Quentin left? Now, I like Julia Sawalha as much as the next Austen-fan, but she ain't no Maddie Magellan.