Cushy tushy.

June 16, 2009

My new chair, while repainted, recovered, and beautiful, is not the most comfortable.  It’s not uncomfortable, but if I plan on sitting on it for hours, my large butt is going to require some more coosh.  Yes, it does provide it’s own layer of squishiness, but that isn’t the point.

Inspired by this crocheted loveliness over at Attic24, I decided to granny “square” my buns a new soft spot.

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The pattern is pretty basic.  It starts off with the beginnings of this pattern, but instead of going into the square part (adding in the ch2 corners), I just kept going in a circle.  To increase (which I did whenever it seemed like it needed it), I just sort of winged it.  For one round, instead of only doing 3dc ch1, I would do [4dc ch1] in each ch1 space.  Then the next round, I would do 2dc in the ch1 sp, sk 2 dc, then 2dc in the space between the dc.  So basically, 2dc’s in the very middle of the 4dcs from the previous round (it really isn’t as complicated as I make it sound, look at the picture).  Ch1 in between each group of 2dcs.  Then you go back to doing the typical granny clusters of 3dc ch1.

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Hmm.  I hope all of that makes sense.  If it doesn’t comment and I will try my best to explain. Also, I’m sure any variation on the idea would yield similar if not better results.

I still have to do one more round, and then I’ll take pictures of what it looks like on the actual chair.  I am debating if I want to just leave it as is, or make 2 and actually stuff it with something.  I guess my butt will ultimately have to be the final judge.

And I encourage you to let your butt be the same.

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How does your garden grow?

June 14, 2009

It grows…alright.  I guess.

I never thought I would enjoy gardening.  Well, to be honest, I really only enjoy the planting and looking part, not the weeding and watering and bugs and sorrow over the inevitable death of certain plants.

But I have been busy nonetheless, planting various things and watching things that were already planted by someone else grow.  And the guessing what those plants are going to be is also sort of fun, despite the fact that I only know the names of about 4 plants total.

So what started out as tiny little grape-lets:

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have now become grape babies:

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And the mysterious (to me) tree with the gorgeous red flowers…

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Turned out to be…… POMEGRANATES!

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Surprise surprise!  More to come as I keep planting.

Don’t be alarmed if I become a crazy plant lady where every used yogurt container and mayonaise jar sits in every available window sill sprouting yard clippings…

We’re becoming adults, aren’t we?

June 13, 2009

My friend Alex just did a very adult thing and bought a house.

And I did a somewhat less adult thing and moved out of my parents house (Not for the first time, for the record.  I have only been living with them post-graduation like a TRUE music major…).

So I have been going crazy in the garden and planting everything I see.  Which left me with some extra Gladiolus bulbs and terra cotta pot or two.  I figured I would share the love with my adult friend Alex (“adult friend” sounds somewhat dirty doesn’t it?  Like, “Come meet a new Adult Friend, only $4.99 a minute”)

I stamped the terra cotta pot with black Staz-On…

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… and used a grocery ad from one of the Mexican supermercados in my neighborhood to wrap it all up.  And I totally made a cute card but completely forgot to take a picture of it.

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Let’s hope she actually gets them into the ground in time…

I forgot…

May 9, 2009

…how funny/lame “Perfect Strangers” is.

I used to pretend that I was going to be a last ditch effort to save the show in the latter years and be introduced as Larry Appleton’s long lost tomboy niece from the wrong part of town.

And Balki would teach me about Mypos and I would lose Dmitri the Sheep somehow but don’t worry it would all work out in the end after a series of zany misunderstandings.

And then I would do The Dance of Joy.

Girls.

May 9, 2009

Girls are evil.

As a straight female, I have found this statement to be true.

Girls.

Are evil.

Straight up yo.

Mmm…

May 8, 2009

If it’s wrong to spend $19 on a box of baklava, I don’t want to be right.

This pillow…

May 2, 2009

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…has added significant meaning to my life.

I have an obsession with Anthropologie.

And by “obsession”, I mean I obsessively wish I could afford anything in the store.

My friend and I play a game where we look through the catalog and say what  atrocity we would commit in exchange for a particular item. For instance “I would punch a stranger in the face for that fabric necklace.” “I would have unprotected sex with a homeless person for that comforter set.” “I would sell you to a band of gypsies for that mirrored dresser.”

So imagine how excited I was when I was wandering around the store the other day and I came across this pillow:

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Regularly $118. Sale price $19.95

And I didn’t even have to kill a man.

Some people wouldn’t have gone to the trouble…

April 29, 2009

… to make this sign…

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Okay, for reals?

April 26, 2009

Bea.

BEA.

It’s not as if you left the Earth early, but I have to say…

Sad.

Sad day.

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Movin’ on up..

April 19, 2009

So I’m moving into a new house with an extra room that will be my own, personal, fantastic craft room. Now I can actually have space to do all the things I want to do instead of trying to gather all of my supplies onto my bed. (Crocheting? Fine.  Paper crafts? Difficult.)

I’m stoked to finally be living in a grown-up house, with nice furniture and nary a cinder block in sight.

I’ll post some before and after shots just as soon as I get to the “after” part.