My New Scarf

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been teaching myself to knit on a long loom. I started out the project thinking that it sounded fun, but would probably end just like every other craft project I’ve started in the last few years – half-finished, in the closet. However, with the help of a couple…

Day 40: More Tests

I’m getting more blood drawn tomorrow, in order to get my TSH tested once again, as well as my T-3, T-4 and antibodies. After the results are in, I’ll be hitting up the low-income health clinic to see if I can get a doctor to take a look and prescribe the correct medication. Other than…

Race, Cold, Origami No

Just a tiny update, since it’s late and I’m dying to get a little sleep. Once again, I’m behind on origami. Yesterday I slept in until almost 2pm, then got up and got ready and went out to do a 4 mile run across the Crescent City Connection (which spans the Mississippi River between Downtown…

Thirty Days Project: Day 7

Ugh. Coming down with yet another cold, so I thought I’d take it easy on myself today with a very simple project, the origami cube. Unfortunately, the tutorial that I was following, which had lots of comments on how easy, fun, etc. it was to make these cubes, actually left out a HUGE step in…

Thirty Days Project: Day 6

Hallelujah, I’m finally caught up! I wanted to choose something moderately easy, since I’ve got a lot of tasks to accomplish tonight. So around two hours ago, I sat down to make a 12 module origami ball (using instructions from A Fine Tangle) that should have taken around 10 minutes to make. Twenty minutes ago,…

Thirty Days Project: Day 5

Lucky for me that I’m a freelancer, as otherwise I would have just spent an important hour of work hiding away at my desk, making a 16-pointed star. Only one more piece to make before I’m officially caught up and my life can resume its normal (ridiculous) pace… If you’re interested in making your own,…

Thirty Days Project: Days 3 & 4

I spent my entire evening making two origami models and watching Battlestar Galactica. Wish that I didn’t have “real” work to do – it was pretty much the perfect night, other than stressing about being behind on so many things as a result of my vacation over the weekend. Speaking of the vacation, I’ll be…

Thirty Days Project: Days 1 & 2

I’m running behind on my daily creations for the Thirty Days Project, but vow to catch up tonight! This time around, I’m only making modular origami (I’m hooked on the stuff – just can’t get enough pretty modular stars, boxes and ornaments). Here are my first creations of the month, an 18-module wreath, and a…

Secret Santa – A 24 Hour Crafting Contest Nightmare!

Oy vey. I am in some serious trouble. A few weeks ago, what at the time seemed like the best idea ever popped into my addled brain – wouldn’t it be great if everyone in the office MADE each other holiday gifts? We could each write our name on a slip of paper, add them…