Sunday, September 12, 2010

To pee or not to pee!

As someone who has a bladder about the size of an acorn, going to the movies can be quite the hassle. With all their action and suspense, movies stress me out as it is, so when I have to pee....I really have to pee. I also really hate missing anything, so if I am left to figure out when to go scurrying down the aisles and into the bathroom I make it with mere seconds to spare.

This is where this website becomes my best friend!

They tell you exactly when is the best time to go! They also give you more than one option just in case you miss the first. They break it down to the minute when you can go, how long you have and clue you in with the line that is spoken right before.

A friend to going pee is a friend to me!

Monday, September 6, 2010

One page mini zines

We made 3 mini-zines to take with us to the Portland Zine Symposium.
With just a few folds and a single snip, one piece of paper become a wonderful, teeny, tiny 8 page zine.
It is perfect for a quick creative fix.

I think it would make really awesome invitations or letter to one of your pen pals.

I may put together a tutorial later....

From Your Lips to My Ears. First Kiss Edition

I thought it would be a great idea to take a notebook to the bars and have people I knew, along with people I didn't know, write about their first adult kisses.
This is wonderful to read the next morning and always full of surprises.

Compiling them into a zine was definitely not the fun part, in fact it was almost the death of me.
I typed up the stories to make them more legible, but I left in all the misspellings and mistakes so that I would not take away any of the personality. It is such a personal experience after all. I made a photocopy on one side to give an example of the persons handwriting to bring that much more of the writers into it.

This puppy ended up being quite hefty, but worth every page.

The Chappy Mini Make-over

I reupholstered the seat on my Yamaha Chappy.

Underneath the seat is just a bunch of teeth that you bend over the fabric to keep it in place, so all I needed was a flathead screwdriver and a hammer.

I used this sweet black and gray faux snakeskin. I chose this fabric mostly because it wont get ruined if it gets a little rain on it.
I even have some left over for a mini-skirt....hehe...not really.

It sure is a cutie. Slow, but a cutie.

Super Simple Cowl

I finished another cowl a while ago. It is really simple, nothing except knitting and purling on circular needles.

I made it for myself because I never keep anything I make and I really loved the colors. But, by the time I was done with it, I was so sick of looking at it.

It also didn't help that it was a little useless in the middle of summer.....but now summer is over
and fall is on its way in, so we will see how I feel about it in a few months.