Crafting

I’ve been helping Aaron with a project for the Merchants of Deva, building a Tardis for their party at this weekends Norwescon. It’s been fun re-learning how to use those tools, but tonight was special. Tonight there was painting. A lot of painting.

I spent about 6 hours in a workshop huffing “low fume” paint. Please be aware that if any of you go to this party this weekend, that the console was partially painted by me, high as a fucking kite. I will be at the con tomorrow afternoon / evening helping transport and set it up so feel free to grunt at me in the hall if you see me, but I don’t do cons any more so I won’t be back after that.

Now if you will all excuse me, I need to get water from that talking frog over there so that I don’t wake up with a headache.

I noticed that Joann’s Fabric had a coupon on their site that expired tonight, 25% off your entire purchase. Aaron and I went over and I dropped about $40 after the coupon on hoops, needles floss, fabric and a few starter kits so I can start doing cross stitch and embroidery. My mom got me started on doing latch hook the summer between 3rd and 4th grades. We had just moved and I didn’t have any friends in the area, so I remember spending my time doing these little kits while I sat on the floor of the unfinished basement. I expect that I looked very creepy as I still had naturally carrot orange hair at the time, hunched over a piece of fabric, stabbing at it with a needle with a cat sitting next to me. I would talk to myself a lot during that period of time.

I’m actually looking forward to getting back into some sort of crafting. I remember taking home economics in jr. high school and I made a few stuffed animals from kits. I gave them away to family members, but I remember the best one I did was a life size┬áSiamese┬ácat. I gave that one to Grandma Weaver. I think she had just had a double mastectomy to get rid of the cancer.

I’m looking forward to making some highly inappropriate patches for people to sew on to their jackets.