Friday, November 12, 2010


I've been getting into crocheting lately, it's a very calming activity. I've been working on a scarf, but recently I've been seeing a lot of these crocheted dolls and animals- called "amigurumi," which means "crocheted doll" in Japanese- it seems like there's a huge movement for crocheted cute things there, which has spread here. I started noticing them I think at ACen 09, but I really noticed them at ACen10. I'm a sucker for cute things, so I decided to try making one myself.

So here is a baby chick! I marathoned this today.

Look, he has a little tail!

Definitely learned a lot about crocheting doing this. It actually helped me learn the basics more than the scarf I'm currently working on (I did most of that backwards, oops), but I think he came out cute for a first try. I definitely want to try making more! Including Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Letterpress notecards

I am currently interning at a local design and letterpress studio (run by basically the nicest person ever), which is a lot of fun. To learn how to use the press, I was able to design and print custom notecards. I got to experiment with different weights and textures of paper, along with trying to align plates and mix colors. Getting colors right on a letterpress is a lot harder than just mixing them together with a paintbrush. Definitely learned a lot though!