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I blame Kirsten March 10, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 12:29 am

Kirsten talked about not being able to find a button large enough for one of her vintage patterns, and I figured that I could turn one. This was Saturday afternoon that she said that, and I dreamed all Saturday night about turning buttons. I woke up Sunday morning, thinking I had actually done so, all night long.

Today, I finally decided to turn the buttons, and found some scrap wood that we had used for gluing up laminated drop spindles. I cut it into smaller pieces, and … voila. Prototype buttons. I think I need to figure out a way to make the holes more evenly spaced, but other than that, I think they turned out well, and they’re addictive. Like potato chips.

Hand-Turned Button Prototypes


Knit it Forward! March 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 8:38 pm

I was chosen by Knitknacks to be part of her Knit it Forward meme… I don’t generally like memes, but I think this one will be awesome. 🙂

Here are the rules:

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

– I make no guarantees that you will like what I make.
– What I create will be just for you.
– It’ll be done in the next 12 months.
– You have no clue what it’s going to be.
– I reserve the right to do something unusual.

The catch? You have to put this in your blog as well.

I make interesting things; you’ve seen them on my rav projects page, or on the blog. Come on and comment! 🙂