[n. ad-ikt; v. uh-dikt]
1. A person who is addicted to an activity, habit, or substance: a drug addict.
Verb (used with object)
2. To cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on an addictive substance, as alcohol or a narcotic.
3. To habituate or abandon (oneself) to something compulsively or obsessively: a writer addicted to the use of high flown language; children addicted to video games.
It must be possible to be addicted to making things…crafting…creating stuff from found objects…I find it quite impossible to sit with my hands quietly folded and just stare off into space…I have to be doing something…if not reading and watching TV (yes it is possible) I have to be chopping up socks for sock monkeys/monsters, gathering the eyes and accoutrements for said stuffed beasties…or mod podging previously sliced up papers, photos, magazines to something…preferably non living…lol…gathering fabrics into pleasing piles of yet unformed quilts…slicing and dicing piles of fabric into ready to be sewn piles of squares and strips…or if I want to actually gather information from the TV I have to still have my hands busy…stuffing socks beasties, hand sewing, hand quilting, hand paper piecing quilt blocks…even when out and about I’m constantly feeling fabric, checking out the drape, contemplating wooden or chipboard things for collage-ability…seeing designs in nature…wanting to burn them into my memory so I can recreate them somehow with something…Hoarfrost, clouds, diseased bark on a dying tree…weirdness could become something quite lovely if just the right paint is splashed on it…if the perfect fabric is edged with the perfect trim and dangled the right way…there it is…a furry chunk of fungus on the side of that one tree…remember?!? Stuff that white sock the right kind of lumpy…there are the butt clouds after that one horrible storm that broke trees and damaged roofs but no one was hurt so it was all OK…
Am I a crafty addict or perhaps just damaged the right way that I can make something out of nothing and keep from going insane by doing so…
Kaili’s heart…one of 20 hearts blocks for the ‘All Who Dwell in My Heart’ quilt…Black and Blue…not for bruises…and not for Emo or Hipster (giggle) just kinda dark but not horribly dark…hmmm…well yeah! With a dash of celestial…The pattern was free from:http://www.paperpanache.com/guests/aheart.htm hand paper pieced, machined a bit, machine attached the ribbons and hand embroidered the name…about 9X8 inches at the moment 9-25-11
Olie & Jim flying a styrofoam airplane…every time it landed it fell apart…guess that’s part of the fun…reassembling…9-25-11
Cheshire cat embroidered for an eventual swap design from Urban Threads 9-25-11http://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=7098&cat…
Batch of preemie happiness gathered for Tab’s friend Rebecca’s tiny daughter Phae…aw…9-25-11
Handkerchief baby bonnet made for Phae…eventually it’ll fit her! 9-25-11
Embroidered sweatshirt for mom to give away…9-25-11http://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=7098&cat…
Detail of embroidered sweat shirt, I haven’t washed away the wash away stabilizer yet…9-25-11 http://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=7098&cat…
or be given at the next baby shower…who knows!
Actually got a few things accomplished this weekend…cha I’m shocked too!
Bat skull burp cloth and bib set to attempt to sell on Etsy… burp cloths = 17.5 inches long.http://www.etsy.com/shop/YaneZweeLovies
Kitty lovey and burp cloth set. My mom made the lovey and gave me the scraps and Lovey…go figure made a kitty set to sell on Etsy… lovey is 32.5 inches square. http://www.etsy.com/shop/YaneZweeLovies
Cheshire grin kitty bib and burp set the embroidery pattern is from Urban Threadshttp://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=7098&cat…
Hoping to sell this set on Etsy… http://www.etsy.com/shop/YaneZweeLovies
Little sister bib and burp set for Oliver to give his mom for her baby shower…He picked it out…purchase this designhttp://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Needle+Passion+Embr…
Aubriana bib made to order for an Etsy Customer…machine embroidery…5-9-11
Couple quilt belly buttons made from left overs…5-10-11
Boy Bear quilt top I made in the 90’s…perhaps I should finish this soon…45 inches square…5-10-11
Girlie polar bear quilt top I made in the 90’s when thinking I could make a living by quilting…since it is unfinished you see where my cottage industry got me…45 inches square…5-10-11
Fun rainbow block quilt made from a charm set and a few extras picked out by Jazmin…this one’s totally ready to be finished…even has the prairie points on it…45 inches square…I think the next rainy weekend I could get this one going…5-10-11
Rainbow kitty quilt I’m hand quilting (so this may take a while) lemon yellow backing…hmmm…no idea how big this one is…probably just crib sized give or take…5-10-11
SMHQ (spur of the moment Halloween quilt) stitching…pretty sure I’ll get this done in time!5-10-11
Home Sweet Home WIP...will eventually be a tiny wall hanging deal so I can finally get rid of the door knocker
I've disliked since 1993...I procrastinate!
design from Urban Threads
White grocery store orchid face...they trimmed her roots...I hope she survives!
While working on the brains for my wedding gobble-dee-gook I noticed Shamus was rather occupied…eating the Groom ducky from Oliver’s bucket of ducks for bath time…is this a wedding omen?!? Bad puppy…
Pretty sure his eyes are open…
My wedding bouquet…ran out of lime green ribbon though…so it’s not totally done…3-26-11
Jim’s boutonnière…yup that’s a brain! 3-26-11
My hat…LOVE IT!!! But alas ran out of lime green ribbon so it’s not totally done either… I’ve tried it on…quite solid it is…I may have to put in a weird ponytail so I can drive a hat pin through the whole thing to keep it in place… 3-27-11
Back of the hat with a skeleton wearing left over lace wings…neato! 3-27-11
Front of ‘the hat’ with fun froo froo feathers dancing in the slightest breeze… 3-27-11
Throw bouquet…I had some left overs from the bouquet and hat so WALA a freakish throw bouquet…some how I picture all the single ladies running to NOT catch it. 3-27-11
Throw bouquet detail…see the brain…mmm zombie love! threw it a couple times when Shamus wasn’t in the room…very durable! 3-27-11
My fantabulous wedding garter…see a theme growing?!? 3-26-11