Friday, August 31, 2007

Always a Bridesmaid...

It's that time again. Somebody's getting married and I get to be a bridesmaid, but this time I also got to make the wedding invitations. This was by far the most complicated gocco project I have ever undertaken (I used 10 screens total), but they turned out great.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Best Purchase Ever.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am beyond thrifty. There are a few things that I refuse to skimp on(toilet paper, for example), but I usually cringe at the thought of spending my hard earned money. After weeks of agonizing about whether or not I should spend $400 to get this craft armoire I finally caved. This piece of furniture has changed my life. Before I had unorganized stacks of fabric and supplies covering an entire room, now it's all right there at my fingertips, and tucks away out of sight when I'm not working. I was skeptical at first. I didn't think that even half of my stuff would fit inside, but I have room to spare. It even has a power strip built in. This is hands down my most favorite purchase of all time.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Legend of Microwave Girl

When I was a kid, my parents had an ugly avocado green oven/ microwave combo appliance. The microwave was suspended over the stove much like modern day over-the-range microwaves. I liked to stand on the kitchen stool and watch my food cook, which was really not very interesting considering that there wasn't even a rotating plate in the microwave- only a light.
One night when I was 5 years old, I was watching my food cook with my face pressed firmly against the door. Lightning struck the house. No damage was done except our TV died, and the light in the microwave never worked again. My father is a bit of a hypochondriac, and thought that something must be wrong with me after that incident. Microwaves create radiation after all, but it had no effect on me, which I think it totally unfair. After all, Spider man was bitten by a radioactive spider and he got super powers. Where are MY super powers?

So "Microwave Girl" is my superhero name even though I have no super powers whatsoever. It's also the name of my company. I have a shop on etsy ( where you can buy all of my super, but not super powerful, handmade merchandise. Ironically, I did not own a microwave at all for quite some time. I finally bought one, but that is a whole other story, involving manufacturer's warranties, customer service black holes, and an endless loop of repair men and parts broken in the mail.