Monday, January 08, 2007

Snowflakes, cactii and kitties

I made a snowflake! I made a snowflake! I've been soooo bad about sticking with the Snowflake Monday commitment. But I gave away all my snowflakes over the holidays (as one should, I suppose), so I guess I have incentive to start it up again.

Design #15 from the Leisure Arts leaflet 99 Snowflakes

I finally finished Spike, the forgotten amigurumi. After trying several things, I settled on a spartan, representative, slightly industrial look for our dear Spike. A few prickles here and there made of paper clip wire and just a touch of scrub at the base. I'm actually quite pleased. It would have been really easy to overdo it.

On a completely unrelated note, I caved in to the MySpace craze. I'm not proud. I am kind of having fun with it, though. Why I find this that much different from the blogging craze, I don't know.

Saturday I bought something so fabulous, so exciting, so wonderful that I can't begin to do it justice with mere words:

Oh yeah, baby. Clearance at Target. Last one. And do you suppose that the mere external cuteness explosion would be enough to make this small appliance the epitome of kitchen wonderment? Why no! This toaster doesn't just look cute, it does cute! How, you ask?

Yeah. That's what I thought.


Dorothy said...

That Hello Kitty toaster is the funniest thing I have seen! Cuteness personified.

Pretty snowflake too.

Congratulations on the new great niece. Being the weird one is better than being the mean one. There are more rules at my house than my sister's so I am the mean one.

Melissa said...

Congrats on Spike! I think he looks FAB! Often, minimal is the answer. And the Hello Kitty toaster....what can I say??? Brilliance, sheer brilliance. The world continues to amaze me.

Al said...

keep on w/ the snowflakes... we've got oodles of them from my grandmother before she passed away, and they're the best christmas decoration ever.