Oh Hey.

Yikes, a few more months have slipped by since my last post. A few really tough and emotionally fraught months, when viewed through the lens of sociopolitical upheaval. It’s winter now, but pushing 70 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I remain an over-anxious child wearing adult-sized clothes and an aging face, with lots of commentary I could…

Fruiterus Enamel Pins!!

Hey all! Just popping in to announce that I now carry specially designed PINEAPPLE UTERUS soft enamel pins! Eek! I was so enamored with my amigurumi pineapple uterus, I spent several weeks daydreaming about turning the idea into other things outside of crochet. An idle inquiry to a dear graphic designer friend very quickly got…

Crocheting Cacti and Missing the Desert

I’m so sorry I’ve been away so long, dear blog friends. Work has been very busy, making for very tired evenings, making for long stretches of inactivity over here. I haven’t stopped crocheting in this little hiatus, however. Most nights are spent huddled on my futon, crocheting from dinner to bedtime. My partner and I…

Mood Blanket

I’ve started crocheting a hexagonal block mood blanket. In May, my mom brought me a bunch of pretty acrylic yarn skeins in soft grey, creamy white, honey yellow, navy and cornflower blue from a rummage sale in California. I couldn’t think of a better opportunity to join the mood blanket trend that I missed out on…

Shop Update: August Edition

I say it often and it still remains true: I cannot believe how quickly time flies by these days. How can it be past mid-August already? Understandably, my days lately have all looked almost exactly like one another. Maybe that has something to do with it? I dunno. If you have any secrets regarding slowing…

Inspiration: Mi Cholita

I’ve spent the summer fascinated by Rolando Bruno, his music and, most significantly, his music videos. My partner showed me “Mi Cholita” shortly after it was released in May. “When is this from?” I asked, perplexed by the retro editing, psychedelic backgrounds and attention-grabbing cumbia. So colorful, so surprising, such a shake-up from daily drudgeries AND…

More Solar Dyeing

I spotted the first pumpkin beer of the season in the grocery store last week, prompting me to get back into solar dyeing before the weather cools down. The last few weekends have been extremely warm and lazy, creating a lull in my wanting to spend time outside (I’m bad about that these days), even…

Introducing the Fruiterus Series

If you’ve been following me here, on Instagram or using other social media outlets, you’ve noticed that I’ve been making a lot of uterus plushies lately. The first one I ever crafted was inspired by the shape of the slug plushies I also make, then I sold two, and I’ve just been cranking them out since….

Lace Stones Lately

I’ve been making a lot of single color lace stones lately, using crochet thread rather than my standard embroidery thread. It’s really interesting, how freeing it feels. For each piece, the thread is spooled on its cardboard tube, so I don’t have to worry about it tangling up like embroidery thread does. Since I’m not changing…

Monk Appreciation

My cat, Monk, has been looking very cute lately. We got her as a tiny, 7-week-old, semi-feral kitten who had a reputation at the animal shelter of being very hissy. One year and one moth later, she very comfortably rules our world.

Haiku Tuesday: Iced Coffee Theme

Happy post-Memorial Day Haikuesday! Did you get into anything exciting this weekend? I went to a fiber festival with some of my knitting crew, dyed a little, spun a little and hid inside away from the 17-year cicadas that are making the loudest, weirdest noises right now. What I did not do, but really wanted…

Instragram Octopus Giveaway!

A quick note: Just in case you’re interested, I have a giveaway going on over on my Instagram this week to celebrate gaining 200 IG followers. Which of course is a very small number to a lot of people, but a very large number to me. It lasts until Saturday, and all the details are listed…