- Hi, I'm Vanessa. In 2010, when I was 25, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. I blog about my life after cancer, my love of knitting and cage fighting. I make sewn and stuffed body parts at Survival Organs.
I’ve made up a few more thyroids. I decided to experiment with different expressions on their faces. I think this little one is corrupting the others.
I turned my back for one minute to set up my camera and this is what I find. Thierry there on the left won $105 with a royal flush, beating out Theo‘s two pair. And poor Thom has no idea what is going on. If he was wearing a shirt, it would have been lost already. These trouble makers will be up for sale at 4pm Central time over at Survival Organs. Pick ‘em up so they can wreak havoc in your home and not mine.
I posted a sneak peek on Tuesday but everyone’s guesses were WRONG! I crocheted up my own lymph node.
It’s not anatomically correct but then again, I’m not a doctor. The little French knots up on one of the vessels are lymphocytes. I thought it made it look quite coquettish. I’m going to add a pin back to it and wear it as a hipper version of an awareness ribbon.
I’ve got the pattern written up, I just need three (3) people to test the pattern for me. If you are interested, please send an email to vanessa AT mixedmartialartsandcrafts DOT com. This is a very quick and simple amigurumi pattern, I’m mostly looking for assurances that everything is clearly written.
For more FOs, check out Tami’s blog.
He’s done! He’s done! He’s done! Tipper the Tiny Crab is done!
I’m so glad he’s done! This is probably my last personal FO of the year and I’m so glad it’s Tipper. He’s pretty cute and there is something a bit holly jolly about him. I have some left over red and white, perhaps I’ll quickly crochet up a Santa hat for him. That’s a big perhaps since there are four days left until Christmas.
And if you’re reading this, congrats on surviving the end of the world! For more FOs and apocalypse survivors, check out Tami’s blog.
I think I might have to go up a hook size for the next one I make. This one came out rather stiff. I’m going to be making a garland out of these spelling out someone’s name. This is the only Christmas present I’ll be working on since I’m swamped with my secret projects.
For more finished objects, check out Tami’s blog.
At the Fiber in the Boro fest, I picked up a kit to needle felt a sheep. It was fun but, um, I didn’t make a sheep. I made a dog instead.
I couldn’t get the head to be sheepy enough so I ran with it. I think I like him better as a dog. I have more than enough roving left over try to make a sheep. He’ll be the sheep herding dog to a flock of lambs and ewes!
For more FOs, see the list at Tami’s blog.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to make an important announcement!
Little Carter, my great nephew, was born last night at 9.30pm Eastern! He’s quite the heavy weight at 9lbs 8 oz and has a full head o’ hair. Just like his great auntie! Okay, maybe more like his Dad (love you, Josh!). So yes, I’m a great aunt at 27 and my mom’s a great grandmother at 72. Which makes my oldest sister a grandmother. I think this is the start of baby fever in our family.
Oy, seeing that in print makes me feel old.
Welcome to the world, little dude!
My sometimes awesome sister Maritza, gifted me a resin making kit for my birthday. Yesterday I spent some time basically inhaling fumes! Whee!
This medallion came from the Jar o’ Whimsy I purchased ages ago from Tiny Things are Cute. I also made a bracelet filled with small beads, buttons and whatnots but that’s still curing so no photos yet. I might leave that for next week, actually.
Anyway, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this little guy. I might drill a hole (I get to use my Dremel! YAY!) in the top, stick a jump ring through it and then put it on a necklace. I did learn a few things since this was my first try.
This was a lot of fun and I’m going to do it again but with a respirator and mold release handy. I’m also going to pick up some pigments to dye the resin. Thanks, sister! You can find more details about this project on my Craftsy page.
For more FOs, check out Tami’s blog.
Second to last package! And it’s a big one. I could tell it was a book of some sort since I could feel the binding. I wasn’t prepared for how cute this one is!
The other nice thing about this book is that for every product sold, the Ecojot will send a workbook to a child in need. Kinda like Tom shoes but with paper products. Pretty cool. Come back tomorrow for the last package!
Remember that doll I was so cryptic about? Well, she’s all done! I was really happy how quickly she worked up.
It’s Frida Kahlo done cutesy and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) style. I don’t think she looks like Frida, but that’s OK. I was going for more of a stylized version of her. Anyway, my inspiration was listening to the Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast about Frida. I thought how cute it would be to make a Frida doll. Kahlo would often paint herself in traditional Mexican dress. I felt like making a Frida Kahlo doll in that dress has been over done and not as fun as Dia de los Muertos! Which is also a traditional Mexican thing! Maybe I’ll make some papel picado and carve a radish and have a whole little scene set up for her.
I made her while listening to SYMiHC but also to my new favorite podcast, CraftLit. I’m catching up on Dracula (cue spooky music) so that helped lend more of an otherworldly flare to her. I’m almost done with Dracula and it’s *so good*. I’ve been telling everyone I know about CraftLit and how wonderful Heather Ordover, the hostess with the mostess, is.