Corn photo credit to my mom.  Yarn from stash.  My pattern: Crop Circles at the Community Garden.  Details here.

How can I be expected to work when Isla and the Happily Ever After is finally out and loaded on my Kindle?  This is just cruel.



Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

To celebrate Harry’s birthday (and my undying love for the series), I made my own covers! I created patterns (Thanks for the inspiration Scandinavia!) using a significant object from each book. I used those in the movies as reference and digitally painted them. You can view the whole project here! :)

(It’s already July 31 here in the Philippines. Haha.)

Ohhh. Here I was thinking these were the HP editions I’d been waiting for.

This book… just so flipping good.

This book… just so flipping good.


Artist Cuts a Meditative Fortress of Paper Strips

Japanese artist Sachiko Abe cuts fine strips of paper for hours on end in her performance series titled Cut Papers. Having first discovered the calming effects of shredding paper over 15 years ago while admitted at an insane asylum, the artist now explores the act’s meditative properties as an art form. Abe most recently performed Cut Papers #13 this year at the 18th Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island.

Encircling herself in a fortress of tattered slivers of white paper, Abe says, “The act of cutting is a constant exercise through which I organize and structure my random thoughts.” It is through the repetitive, time-consuming process that the artist finds a peaceful state of mind. She goes on to say, “The rhythm of the scissors, the fineness and the length of the paper strip correspond to the process of my thinking, and its effect to the body. While essentially personal, Cut Papers is a necessary practice for me to formulate my relationship to the external world. 
"The act defines and redefines the boundary between the self and the other, and helps to recover a meaningful relationship with one another. Complete silence and neutral white space allow the audience to focus purely on the sound of scissors and slight movement of the cut papers. The closed environment also invites the viewer to synchronize with the tide of emotion and contemplation created by the performance."

(via margerykempe)

What better time than the middle of summer to publish a new super plush hat pattern?!  This is Bowcoup available through my Ravelry shop.

The example hat you see above was knit using Madelintosh Tosh Merino worsted weight yarn.  The pattern includes instructions for an 18” hat using DK weight yarn and a 20” hat using worsted weight yarn.

The tutorial for the plush stuffed bow is on my blog.