Crafts, Mice, and more

I was luck enough to have my Ipod Tape Case chosen as a prize winner for the whiplash competition. My prizes were donated by tall poppy craft and are mostly purse making supplies, and are all fantastic.

Purse handles, magnetic snaps, ribbons and tags, and a quilt pattern

The cassette tape cozy was such a hit that I decided to make the Ipod Tape Case Redux. this one is crocheted from a VHS tape instead of knit from a cassette tape.

A VHS tape is essentially bulky weight, so it works up quickly. For inelastic materials crochet is certainly an improvement over knitting. I was motivated to craft this because of the Upcycle contest over at etsy. the contest is sponsored by the good people at Bazaar Bizaare, and some of the prizes include a free table at the Bazaar to be held at the Maker Faire this spring. I want in on that! I attended the Maker Faire last year and enjoyed all of it, including the bazaar. oh, to have my own table there….

Finally to indulge Helen a meme about how weird I am follows

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the ‘6 weird things about you.’ People who get tagged need to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

I don’t know if I will spread the meme, but I will play along.

1. I don’t let my feet touch the ground. My bare feet to be exact. I don’t walk around barefoot, I hate flip-flops, and my little feet pretty much only ever touch my own shower. Laugh if you will, but as a result my feet smell like roses.

2. I prefer my pop warm. It is fizzier that way.

3. I can twirl fire. BRHS featured twirler 1993-94.

4. I can stuff a mouse. A while ago I took a mouse taxidermy class and learned what I consider a priceless skill. Meet snowflake. I accidentally cut off his tail.

Since I can’t think of any more weird things about myself and there are countless others, leave a comment with a weird thing you know about me.

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