Saturday, February 22, 2014

Autumn Stripes Scarf

Okay, so right now we're a couple months too late for autumn but the colour of the yarn reminds me of a crisp, autumn morning, with red, gold and brown leaves and clear blue skies.

This pom pom scarf was my break between work and more complicated craft projects. It took approximately two skeins of Loops and Threads Pom Pom yarn. The skeins were found in the clearance section of Michaels with the wrappers missing, so it took some google searches and experimenting to figure out how to knit with the pom poms and the width of scarf that would create a nice stripe pattern. It's really just a simple garter stitch scarf, and once I got the hang of knitting just the carrier thread between the pom poms the project went very quickly. 

The pom poms are sooo soft and really cozy! If I had more skeins, I could see this making a really great blanket or pillow.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Little Pig, Little Pig...

Pink overload! I had planned to make three little pigs just like the fairy tale but after finishing one, I think I have had enough. He is cute but just so overwhelmingly pink! I think a need a vivid blue elephant or a bright green frog to even things out. Hmm… I do have an enormous yellow chicken in the works…

I had wanted to name him Wilbur but my sister thought that name was too cliché. He looks more like a Hibbert anyway. His designed was inspired purely by his colour – what else could you make in bright pink after all? Well, now that I think about it, I suppose I could put together a flamingo…

Dimensions: 11 x 9 x 9 cm
Materials: pink paper, black cardstock, white cardstock
Tools: knife, glue, scissors, hole puncher 
Time to Make: ~6 hours

He is currently sitting on my shelf beside a large colourful bag of folded but unassembled motifs. I keep telling myself that I will get back to them one of these days. However, also sitting on my shelf (or shelves rather) are also a dozen other crafts waiting to be made. So many crafts, so little time!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Nerdy Thank You Card

I was cleaning out my desk when I came across this old card.

I sketched out the letters first before inking. I hate it when I run out of room on a card for lettering.

This one was made over two years ago. After I got accepted into my current job, I made a whole batch of thank you cards for everyone who had helped me put together my application or be my references. Can you tell that I am in the field of genetics? ; )

The 'thank you's are made up of chromosomes. (The bands are not accurate but I was not thinking about that at the time) The design was very simple since I only used a sharpie and white Mayfair but I think its effective. I like the almost graphic look to them. 

I made 16 identical cards while watching some TVB crime drama (I do not remember which one…).  Now that is productivity. *grin*

Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.8 cm
Materials: white Mayfair paper
Tools: ruler, utility knife, sharpie
Time to Make: Cannot remember

I plan on make more genetically-themed cards but unfortunately, I do not have any good ideas currently. Any suggestions? If you come across any greeting card-type pictures or quotes related to genetics, please send them my way.