Friday, September 26, 2008

What I have been up to...

...I got the dress done for the Summer's Dress Set, but I ran out our lilac baby yarn. Forgot I sold part of my stash on eBay. So, while that sits and waits for me to get to the store. I worked on the teddy bear romper set, got the hat almost done and pattern written. Not to sure about the ears yet. I asked on a forum, I agree, another row and a little more forward on the head. Then I have to get photos for the American Craft Guild Online Craft Show (whew what a mouth full) so I started a quicky cupcake purse. It needs 2 more rows and done. THEN...I bought paper clips today, for my orament swap and yes, I did look for baby bernat at all, stupid small town Walmarts. So tonight I finish my ornaments and thinking what else to stash in her goodie box (photos after it has shipped.)

And what have you been up to lately?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Back to creating...

Now that things are back to normal, no conventions, nothing to worry about. I can get back to creating. Currectly working on a dress set. Have not come up with a name yet, but I am sure it will come. May name it after the little girl that inspired it. Then going to set the Harlequin Romper for a final try. Going to work this one up in black and white. Then give it to my brother and his wife for their new baby.
Was going to try my hand at a cupcake purse also. Will keep you posted on my progress.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mountain Con 4 was OK...

...think my boys had more fun than I did though. Check out Nick and his alien. His "saviour" is a good friend of the family.

They decided to have it about 30 miles north of Salt Lake. I can understand why, they got the convention space for a song, but the turn out was terrible. As for having a good time, no I did not. Now I do not know if this is because I was comparing it to Starfest or not. But then that is like comparing an apple to an orange. The liquor laws in Colorado sure do make a difference. The bar is right there in the atrium in Denver. In Layton it is a private club and the drinks can not be taken out of that area. Keep thinking a few drinks would of made it better. The stars at Starfest where ones that everyone knew, Mtn Con, where older stars, Sarah Douglas for example, best known as Ursula from Superman 2. But on a good note the brooms, hats and Harry where a hit. Planning on doing it again at Starfest, but this time will auction off Harry and the Futurama hats will be for sale, auctioned and some Harry things provided to a charity auction.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Dr Zoidberg Hat!!

It's official...I have gone over to the crochet side in a bad way. Presenting my latest creation the Dr. Zoidberg hat complete with mouth flaps. The burning question is will I stop soon...the answer "Ah, heck no, I still got Christmas, to make presents to delight other people with." I actually found a Gollum/Smeegul hat, perfect for the son with dual personality of the two. And other things I have got my brain working on. But after the convention, I have to get two baby sets done. I had two nieces born in July and one due in October, all where due in October. Sadly one of the twins passed away and other is still in the hospital. But I would like to get something to her.
Will keep you posted with pics, ecspecially if I get carried away again.

Crochet vs the Cockatiel

OK!! What is it with my pets versus my hobbies? This is Capt Jack Cockatiel and he does NOT like me do anything that takes away from him. He will perch on my fingers while I am crocheting (see pic) and sing and sing. Then get mad attack the hook if I ignore him. If I am working on my laptop or desktop, he jumps on the keyboard and taps and taps, then attacks the keys. Then he starts saying "Come Here" or better yet cat calls me. I have been reading about male cockatiels and he is the typical male. He will bob his head up and down with me, hold his wings out a little and try to woo me. He is also jealous of my son Erik. If Erik is in the room with me, he gets louder and louder, trying to get my attention. Gotta love him!

Of course the cat is not much better!! He jumps up on my lap and rubs everwhere until he gets some attention.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A thought on computers and this day and age...

...You know I got to thinking today about the computers that we can not live with out these days. You see ordinary people with them everywhere; in the mall, the office, on the bus and the cops in the cars. What would we do without them? Then there is my childrens generation that has had Nitendo, Sega, Xbox and the home PC. I remember my parents buying their first microwave at over $800 dollars, over 20 years ago (it still works by the way.) The first VCR we had in our home had a wired remote. Hell the first TV I remember was black and white. We would go to Grandma's to watch something special in color, Wizard of Oz comes to mind. Our children can not live without their cell phones and it is not for calling they text on them. Would society live through a disaster where we had to start all over? What are you thoughts?

You know come to think of it I would not of met my present spouse without that computer and internet...

What would a caveman think of computers these days?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Harry Potter & Hedwig in crochet

Ok so how close am I getting? The cloak part is almost done. Will stitch it to the body tomorrow. Looking for a wire at the craft store Saturday to make the glasses, so they will hold their shape.

Bender is a SUCCESS!!

I posted the Bender hat on a crochet forum and Geeks!! It was loved by hunderds, well several admirers. Found a tester for the pattern. Can not wait to hit Etsy with it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Bender Hat

OK OK OK I know this is NOT Harry Potter, but I had a brain storm and had to create! Harry is almost done. Like the blond I am I bought the wrong batteries for my camera, so I used the camcorder to snap these of my latest creation. I was inspired by the Sci Fi Convention I am going to and when I heard they where doing a 24 hour Futurama marathon, I could not resist.

Ladies and Gents I proudly present to the Bender Bending Rodriguez hat!!

Special thanks to my loving Hubby for posing. And YES!! Before you ask I am writing the pattern down.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Harry Potter Crochet progress..

Well the pattern I was using seems to be flawed. The body was supposed to fit a gallon milk jug. Nope, I got it to fit a 2 liter bottle though. I actually kinda like it better, gives it a more body shape to it. I have the body, head and one leg done. I worked on the hair last night and it completed. Will work on the other leg and arms today. I am going for the look in the picture. I asked and received a terrific pattern from Fran at Crochetville, for a owlet. I am going to make it using white baby lash yarn, to try to get it to look like Hedwig. Will get some pictures tonight.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Erik's football game today!

WHAT A GAME!! 22 seconds left in the game, score 12 to 6 for us, on their 1 yard line and....THEY HELD THEM and WON!!! Way to go BEES!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Christmas is closing in Gang!!

There are days!!

When I really wonder "WHY, I am doing this job?" Got into an dang near arguement with an account manager today, over all things a printer! Finally got him to believe I knew what I was talking about. *Sigh* Maybe time for a new job.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


DONE!! Three cradle purses, in the box and ready to be mailed. WHEW Now I can work on what I want to get done for the Mountain Con 4 Convention. Hoping to get a Harry Potter done, a Gollum hat and a Bender Hat. Then I will get started on Christmas. Seriously thinking no more orders unless they are from the website till the New Year!

Tech Support = Torture?

Did you ever get the feeling that the person on the other end of the phone is just not listening? Yes, I do technical support, but on those rare occasions I do have to call, I think they are just messing with me! I know what the problem is, try to explain all the steps I have done, but do they listen? NO!! They start with their list of things to do. Once again I say "I have done all this," but in one ear and out the other. Is it because I am a woman or are they just being dense?
I am so glad my crochet hook does not talk back, make comments, suggestions or anything else. Where do I sign up to crochet for living?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

This is SOOOOOOO much like my cat Shadow, it is not funny. The twerp got his tail hooked in the yarn that I was working on last night, got out the door, down the hall and halfway down the stairs before I got it pulled off. He came right back and started the rubbing and meowing for more attention. Would love to contact the artist and ask him to do one about a cat in the yarn.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Red Preemie Christmas Dress set

I FINALLY got it done and promptly picked up three more cradle purses order. I wanted to work on a Harry Potter door stop, oh well. Here are the picks before my camera died. I thought the white flowers looked Christmasee (is that a word?)