Archive for February 2009

Craftuesday Wrapup: Don’t have a cowl, man.

February 25, 2009

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Oh, I crack me up. Whew!

Well, I finished my Spring Mill/Obama Congress Speech cowl last night. I have a slight addiction to the simplicity and overall zen quality of knitting in the round. And, it seems like making cowls may be my knitted calling. I enjoy it more than any other knitted good…so far. (I’m still jonesin’ to crochet me up some granny squares.) But, I “took it to the next level” last night by adding some stitched lines that were super easy and make a simple piece a bit more special.

And, although it’s not knitting or crocheting, I saw this on Craftzine.com today and think it would be a mighty fun thing to make.

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New Music: Pains, Ward & the Koz.

February 24, 2009

I bought three new CDs last week and, after giving each a listen, here’s a bit of feedback for each:

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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Self Titled
Maybe my favorite album I’ve bought this year. It just sounds so good and happy and sad…all at the same time. They’re not breaking any ground here, but it’s good pop music, which I love.

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Mark Kozelek – The Finally LP
I love the Koz. He’s one of three people who’s voice, at certain moments, affects me so deeply. I bought this albums solely because he did a cover of Palace Music’s “New Partner.” I don’t particularly love that cover, but I do love his cover of “Bring in the Clowns.”

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M. Ward – Hold Time
M. Ward is one of those people whos CDs I buy and listen to a few times and then put it away for good. It’s unfortunate, really, because I love his voice and typically love his music. This album, after a few listens, is no exception. It’s good. I especially love the plastic casing that envelopes the CD case itself. Although it’s hard to remove, it is a very thoughtful piece of packaging.

Random silliness to start your day.

February 24, 2009

A fellow Flickr-er posted this link today and it made me very happy:

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Indy Craft Mafia: Our Chair-ity Affair Entry

February 23, 2009

I’m super happy to announce that our Indy Craft Mafia chair was completed for the Care for Kids Foundation’s silent auction last week. Our idea was to convert an old Papasan chair into a bird’s nest theme. I think it turned out quite lovely:

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One of the best features of the chair is the removable, over-sized bird. It’s the handy work of Jerry Lee Atwood, an Indianapolis-based clothing designer who makes amazing western wear.

If you’d like to become a member of the Indy Craft Mafia, go here and sign up. We’d love to have you!

Yes, please.

February 20, 2009

Well, I can promise you I’ll be seeing this movie when it comes out:

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And, I can pretty much guarantee that, if the plot sucks, I’ll still get plenty of enjoyment out of it. Meow!

Flight of the Conchords: Poster Contest

February 18, 2009

Today I spent a few hours working on my two entries for the Flight of the Conchords Poster Contest. The rules were pretty strict (or seemed to be until after I uploaded my entries and realized people went WAY outside the rules), so I thought I was limited on images I could use. With that said, here’s what I came up with:

Entry #1:

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Entry #2:

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Double your pleasure.

February 17, 2009

Well, since my brainĀ  is WAY overcaffeinated on Henry’s coffee (the best coffee in Indy, btw), I’m finding myself too scatterbrained to focus.

So, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorite photos. You’ve probably all seen it, but it never hurts to see it again. I told Matthew I want a large framed print of this for our living room. Why? Because ever since I was a little kid, this photo has made me smile. It makes me happy. Because they look so happy. They’re all, “Yeah, we’re large. But, we rock these motorbikes in big boy style.”

So, kudos to you, Billy and Benny McCrary. You lived life large:

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