Monday, August 10, 2009

Study Goat

Took a few hours, just found a stencil of a goat and stitched away, so again, no pattern. I really need to start making patterns. For Steve, to make sure he writes his dissertation. Study Goat will kick his arse.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I love Riz...

So much I made him this xstitch of a shitty band that he inexplicably loves. Played it by air, no pattern. Hopefully no one would want one anyway!

Pin Up Girl

A pin up girl xstitch from City. Took fucking ages!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bogan stitch

Made for Steves 23 birthday, because he is rad. Fucking killed my hands/spine getting it done in time. No pattern, just played it by air, hence the wonkyness.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I think I may just stop updating my LJ. No one posts over there anymore, and the whole point of it was to keep in touch with old friends. But who knows. I don't know if I wanna put my boring rants on this, so perhaps it's good to have a place for them to go where no one reads them.
Anyway, we will see. I have a exam tomorrow, but I also have a broken finger on my right hand. So the exam should be fine; it's on the history of warfare, but the writing of two essays with a broken finger should be interesting. I guess I could get help, but that aint my style yo.
I signed up for my papers next semester. I'm doing Blood and Body, Anglo Dutch history, German film, and sexual histories. They all look pretty rad. So I'm pretty excited about it all.
Sigh. I need to eat. Ciao Cats.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Birthday fun times

For bean's first birthday, I am making him a quilt after his old clothes. Because I sort of forgot he was premature, I had in my mind his due date, I ran out of time. So I decided to make him a bucket of birds for his actual birthday. There are a dozen of them, they all have bells in them, and are all different materials. They are adorable, I found the pattern somewhere, but as the case with me most of the time, I forgot where. I also made him a max costume. I can't find many photos of the birds, but he sure loved the bucket.
Bean had a great birthday, and was thoroughly spoilt. Thanks everyone for everything. Check out Adrians blog for more photos.
xxx Mouse.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wild things, dresses and quilts.

Beans where the wild things are costume is almost done, just needs a tail and crown. His quilt is about halfway done, heres hoping I can get it done in a week. And I recently whipped up a cherry print dress with xstitched heart detailing, for my friend Mel's little girl Seirra Cherries 2nd birthday. Forgot to take photo, will try get one of Mel.
I have been neglecting my blogs of late; Bean has awful flu and may need to be hospitalized for dehydration, I'm stressed about missing uni, and have exams in a few weeks. Plus I have had flu myself! But will get some photos up soon, and do a better blog entry.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A is for...

Rubbish photo, but this is the first of four xstitch. The image is from a old abolitionist children's book, that I turned into a xstitch. It says:

A is for Abolitionist -
A man who wants to free
The wretched slave - and give to all
An equal liberty.

Will chuck up better photos at some point.
Ciao cats!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Not Craft,

But it made me cry, and wish I could do more. I do what I can, always give my change to homeless people, donate old clothes and furniture to womens refuge, old magazines and games to starship, but damn I wish there was more I could do. So anyway, those of you out there who have any spare cash floating around, think of this family.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

To 20 more years.

On 14 February this year, my grandmother Rae and her lovely partner (now wife) of 20 years, Pip, got married in Birkenhead. It was a beautiful ceremony, for a amazing couple. Rae is my step grandmother, and in the few short years I have known her, she and her family have been overwhelmingly welcoming and generous. So I made this small token of my affection, albeit very lately (I did start it well before hand, but life got in the way of me finishing it in time). I plan on giving it to them on Friday at a family lunch, I hope they like it. And if they don't, they are kind enough to pretend otherwise!
So, to Rae and Pip, I thank you for being so wonderful, and heres to the next twenty+ years. I hope they are as wonderful as you deserve.
A note on the x stitch. It was a image I found on the net somewhere, and altered it, using a combintation of knit pro and playing it by air. I think the tree could of done with more leaves, and there were a few more things I wanted to do. But when I sketched them into the pattern I had made, it looked far too busy, so I went with basic. Perhaps to basic, but the squirrels were the main point, and they turned out well.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Those of you who don't know, FreakAngels is a wicked cool Warren Ellis weekly web comic. I was going to buy a t-shirt, but the shipping to NZ was 30 Yankee Cowboys, so I decided to make my own. So here we go, a DIY Freak angels singlet. Just in case Ellis finds out about this and comes for my blood, I will be buying the comic. Even though you can get it for free on the net. I was concidering buying it before, cause its so damn pretty, but now I have to. Cause ya know, Ellis is a scary, angry old man.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More boring political stuff.

Do it!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Adrian has been having a really shitty week, so yesterday I decided to surprise him with my killer truffles. Everyone loves them, but one bite will kill. Luce ended up coming over and having a end of dissertation truffle, and my mam is looking forward to hers! Really simple, just oreos and cream cheese, coated in dark Ghana chocolate, and then put in a cup with white chocolate and macadamia nuts in the bottom, squiggles of white chocolate on the top, and edible glitter. I have a couple of x stitches almost finished, but they have been put on hold as my grandmother died the other day, and so have been flat out with family wars and the funeral. Anyway, less words, more truffle!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lets get Radical!

New Zealand's new Copyright Law presumes 'Guilt Upon Accusation' and will Cut Off Internet Connections without a trial. Join the black out protest against it!

Join the internet blackout;

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bean Carrier.

We recently got given a carrier for bean, as he has grown far too large and heavy for his sling. The problem was the carrier was pretty basic, a bit broken, and horribly ugly. So yesterday, while fixing some of the problems, i decided to re cover the whole thing in cherry print. The result is quite pretty! I have a few more x stitches I will be posting in a wee bit, one has to be done by the 14th, so keep your fingers crossed for me!!