Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Frankencraften - Pepper Party

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Frankencraften - The Butterfly Effect

I promise I won't go all esoteric on you, but I do love that theory and it's implications.  Not sure what it has to do with my latest post except for the butterflies and of course the "chaos".
These beautifully crocheted butterflies were bagged and on the shelf at Goodwill.  Someone had created them to sell as magnets with pipe cleaner antennae and I was attracted to the time each piece had taken to create - I have serious crochet envy as I really haven't progressed much beyond the chain stitch and the single stitch with increases.
I ignored the voice that told me I didn't need anymore widgets, brought them home and turned them into a mobile to give to a little girl I know that like butterflies.
So next time you are browsing at your local thrift store make the decision to change the future of that inanimate object you spy by purchasing, relocating, repurposing or recycling it and who knows.......?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Frankencraften - Triple Letter Score

27 points for EXIT and 14 for INSIDE
This journal was born from a vintage SCRABBLE game, (not to be confused with vintage SCRAPPLE - yuch! )
Not easy switching to the left brain when playing Scrabble or following directions but this book really helped, ECO Books by Terry Taylor.  It features a book made from a produce tray to one using your old cassettes - what are those?
It's good to take a break from your comfort "brain" zone and stretch - if I really want to feel the burn I do a math problem! - and after visiting my left hemisphere, I always return to the right refreshed.
This journal has already been given to a VIP that told me they were going to use it to write songs.  I think that is worth much more than 41 points, don't you?
Found this score sheet inside the box...

Monday, March 12, 2012


Latest monthly post to
Handmade in Pa.
This one started from a dress found in the 85 cent bin at Goodwill. Loved the fabric but the size was wrong. A match was made when I discovered another thrift store find - an entire bin full of vintage ( 7o's ) pom poms! Together they became another pillow for the nest.