Crafty Pants

I’ve Moved!
February 13, 2012, 2:33 pm
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I’ve moved to a new blog, and haven’t updated this one in years. See me over at Make it (Messy)!


RRRRobot RRRRadiator!
July 20, 2009, 6:06 pm
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Robot, yo.

Right when we moved into our apartment, I was really annoyed by our huge, clunky heater. It made arranging furniture really difficult, and was just an eyesore. So, I decided to turn an eyesore into a piece of art!
I had ZERO craft supplies, so it is a box the router came in, some metal bits found on the ground, a black piece of paper, and a white wire hanger.

I love seeing him every day, and he does quite a good job at keeping me warm. When my best friend/excellent interior decorator finally saw my apartment, she took one look at my robot, and said, “That is such a Jessica thing to do. Only you…” While laughing and shaking her head. What can I say, I like home decor that makes me laugh!

Morton “Patchy” Minibear
July 18, 2009, 6:01 pm
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Morton lost his eye in a freak embroidery accident, so DON’T CALL HIM A PIRATE!! (It is a sensitive subject for him).

I used this pattern. I couldn’t get his right eye to look decent, and I tried so many times he was left with a mangled mess where his eye should be. Finally, I said "screw it", and crocheted him an eye patch with the embroidery thread. I quite like the way he turned out:)



<3 <3 <3
July 16, 2009, 3:19 pm
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Crochet Heart Necklace 

I made this necklace using this necklace pattern. The heart is from here. I decided to use a heart instead of the flower. I love it! Although, it is really difficult to keep straight, because the weight of the heart makes it fall to the center. I’m thinking of ways to add a counter weight, something invisible, because I like it exactly as it is.

Gary’s Cousin Stopped by…
July 2, 2009, 3:46 pm
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So I’m not usually one to pay for things, such as crochet patterns, or easy DIY projects. My take, is that it will encourage me to actually try and make something on my own, improving my creativity. However, there are some thing just TOO cute, and too difficult to make on my own. Such as the Signature Escargot from GourmetAmigurumi. I’ve been admiring her snails for a long time, and she finally put the pattern up in her shop!!

So, I fought my ‘anti-spending inner voice’ and bought the pattern. I am SO happy I did. It is extremely well written and easy to follow, and the end result was cute as a button. Or a snail, really.

June 22, 2009, 11:51 am
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What is on my desk at work:)

Kim Nori Seaweed Snack Recipe!
May 27, 2009, 9:45 pm
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So I’ve been buying these at the premium grocery store near my work, for about $2 a piece (yikes, major markup!). They are yummy, crunchy nori (seaweed) slices, sprinkled generously with sea salt. I’ve been meaning to buy them from Amazon, but decided to try making them at home tonight.

Wow, are they easy!

Sea Salt Nori Snack:

  1. Take a piece of nori, and lay it flat.
  2. Using a pastry brush or your finger, lightly coat the nori with toasted sesame oil.
  3. Sprinkle finely crushed sea salt on top of the oiled nori.
  4. Cut into bite-sized squares.


Obviously, if you don’t like nori, these aren’t exactly for you. But, if you love it, and have some laying around from sushi making, try this out! You wont regret it:)