Usually I leave my craft making for the month of October solely for Halloween costumes. But I’ve found a project that I simply must try: cross-stitching a heart sweater.
Maggie recently started cross-stitching again, so I defaulted to her to see the reality of whether or not I could actually do this. She thinks I can (such a supportive roommate), so I’m gonna.
Game plan is a day trip to Michael’s on Saturday and then spending Sunday sitting around watching season 1 of The Newsroom (we finally got HBO) and creating my Valentine’s Day attire.
Photos to come based on the outcome…
*Note: I blame this total interest in crafting due to the fact it’s so cold outside you can barely breathe, your face is about to fall off and the Lake looks like the iceberg that took down Titanic.*
Photo and Template from Über Chic for Cheap
This past summer, Amanda and I had one hell of a time touring the East coast and now, thanks to Sandy, those are very distant memories as we look at the photos of destruction. Thankfully, the friends we made along the way, and ones we already knew, are all safe and sound. But seeing those images of deserted bridges, tunnels, roadways and water rushing through the Subway turnstile like it’s the Titanic is extremely eerie. Warm (and dry!) wishes to all those dealing with the aftermath.
Saw this video short a few days ago, and naturally wanted to share with the world! But true to the video’s theme, I procrastinated and did everything but write this post. The day has finally come to share with all of you.
This film came from a few Royal College of Art students back in 2007. Here’s five reasons why I can’t stop watching this:
1) The voiceover. I have a huge love/crush/weakness for accents (sans Southern drawl, will never grow on me). Sometimes I wish the Revolutionary War never happened and we were hammering around with accents telling people they looked “Gooooorgeous” instead of “Great” and that your idea was “brilliant” instead of “good.”
2) The color ordering of the bookshelf in the first minute. Seriously. I stop and rewatch that multiple times. It’s amazing. I love stop-motion filming.
3) Tea making. I laughed aloud on this one (carried throughout the whole film). I still find myself making tea just so I can make it and not write something. Like it’s happening right now. Excuse me. I need to make a cuppa tea.
4) It’s being unable to stop watching television. I have determined it’s physically impossible to change the channel when Titanic, The Notebook, any television marathon and any trashy Lifetime movie detailing a recent newsworthy event. Seriously, just try. You just can’t.
5) Procrastination is writing lists. So damn true.