The little things

I am pleased to report that I must’ve done an okay job installing the hood vent and getting the stove in, because neither has set the kitchen on fire (which is the only metric that matters when you have actually set your kitchen on fire before). I had every intention of playing music tonight because…

Cake and competing interests

Back at the turn of the century, in the early aughts when our gang still was universally childless and had functioning joints and regularly did things together on the spur of the moment, one couple invited us all over to watch some “transvestite comedian” I’d never heard of.   But we were footloose back then, and…

Careful! She’s got the power tools out!

This is a magnet board I picked up at IKEA quite awhile back, and it’s been living at the end of the (also IKEA) shelving that makes up my sewing desk “legs,” stuck on with Command strips that have long since failed, and more recently, held in place by the leather hatbox I use to…

Heavily self-medicating with Baby Yoda

I’ll admit it: I have been depressed. Not chemically depressed (I don’t think, anyway,) but situationally depressed for damn good reasons. I think my misanthropy might be a permanent condition now, and while that’s not who I ever wanted to be, I don’t see a way out currently. Used to be, every 6-12 months I’d…

In celebration of dirt under my nails

In February of 1992, I moved out of an apartment I’d been sharing for just 6 months with a virtual stranger who was both a terrible slob and a food thief, into my own one-bedroom apartment that was mine! All mine! I lived there quite delightedly for two and a half more years, until I…

The End of the Masquerade

Today was a great day in Kristie Crafting History, because the masks above are the last 23 I’m making, to make an even 100. When I embarked on mask-making, I never imagined I’d make so many, but the need is there, unfortunately. The top one is for a worker at Costco (the next time I…

TYoC: Where does the time go?

So I am shocked to see that it’s been 2 weeks (plus 2 days, but who’s counting?) since I last posted, which is weird because I’ve been thinking about it literally every day. I guess I just haven’t sat down to do it, but today, my shoulder’s bugging me, which meant an afternoon with my…

TYoC: Bread

So mask production has continued apace. I finally got around to making some for my own family and myself, and have a few more waiting to be sewn, and still others waiting to be cut out. It would be fair to say that I’m well over sewing masks (I’ve made 48 so far, and have…