Sunday, July 29, 2007

Dino Diaper Cake

This was a joint effort of me and the 'rents. Not crocheted, but amusing enough for the craft blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Catnap Pillow

I finished the pillow part of this creation today on my Mom's birthday. I had been working on the very "crewel" embroidery off and on for about a year. The leaves were incredibly tedious, and the cat was intimidating. I have never shaded anything this complicated freehand before, though I was working off of a rough transfer sketch. Here enjoying other accoutrements of the day is my Mom's little buddy who demanded I stitch this.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dino quilt in progress

My crochet hand has been acting up and I have to let it rest a bit, on to embroidery.

Those of you who know me well will be wondering why on earth have I set aside my venomous disdain for charismatic vertebrate megafauna and started embroidering them. One of these fetuses, feti, what ever the pural of fetus is, will be spending a good deal of his time in a dinosaur themed room. I'm trying my hand at making a crib quilt for the little guy.

Would I rather be making trilobites and brachiopods?

Would said Paleozoic faunas be more appropriate for the baby being raised atop Devonian bedrock.


Would I be able to convince the parents of this logic....

maybe not.

So here are the first 2 of 6 quilt squares, the dinos are about 6 inches across.

What are those brown things you ask? Well I think they were originally supposed to be pebbles (I'm using Aunt Martha iron on transfers). I thought to myself, "those will just look like turds." I decided not to fight it and just went into full on turd mode. These coprolites aren't the right size for this guy, but oh well. Personally I think a whole quilt of embroidered coprolites would be neat-o, but talk about a hard sell.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

My name in Mandarin?

Surname (first character)


Given Name (middle character)

  • Hao
  • brave, heroic, chivalrous

Given Name (last character):

  • tian
  • quiet, calm, tranquil, peaceful

Get yours at

Friday, July 6, 2007


Yet another baby blanket... alas, why must my acquaintances be so blessedly fecund? This particular blanket is made in TLC Amore baby and has a very old fashioned chenille feel to it. It's based on a simple filet crochet motif repeat. Let me know if there's interest in a pattern, I could draw it up in a second.