31 May 2012

Episode 47: Just Craft A Long Dyeing





Show Notes
Investment for the Future
Berroco Boboli
Gnome Acres -- Froggy Monkey and Franklin Worseted weight
Easyknits.co.uk -- Kit
Highland Handmades
Spinning -- Centrifuging
Finished: ITW -- Ravenswood -- 80/20 Merino/Silk
Next up: ITW -- Serinity -- Falkland and ITW -- Children of Time -- 85/15 Polworth/Silk
Crossing off Data:
Finished: Geisha
Up Next: Koala
String Theory
Sewing jelly roll strips together to make a simple stripes quilt from http://www.Cratsy.com
Fabric from Mandors for baby quilt
Testing the Hypothesis --  and Null Rejected
FROGGING -- Olga’s Winter Vest -- http://www.ravelry.com/projects/photokitty/olgas-vest 
Null Accepted
Panda -- MochiMochi kit
Incubating
color affection shawl
Sushi -- MochiMochi Kit
Joris -- Annita Wilschut -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joris 
Raiding the Supply Cabinet
SUMMER20 http://Ceaberrys.etsy.com
Letting my hair down
Crystal Clay on 21 June
Silver etching 24 June
Crafty-logical Implications

26 May 2012

SHOP UPDATE


The Etsy shop: http://ceaberrys.etsy.com is updated today and tomorrow will be the big cartel and more in the Etsy shop. I would have had this out earlier but I am recovering from a slight case of food poisoning that has wiped me out. Anyways enjoy the sea glass gems!!

Put SUMMER20 for a 20% discount until June 30, 2012!!

25 May 2012

Episode 46: New Do





Show Notes
Investment for the Future
ITW May Fibre Club 2012 --  Inara
Mochi Mochi Kits -- http://mochimochiland.com
Spinning -- Centrifuging
Finished: ITW -- Bigger on the Inside -- Superwash Merino, ITW -- Walla Walla -- Corridale, AND ITW -- Reynardine -- Merino
Next up: ITW -- Serinity -- Falkland, ITW -- Children of Time -- 85/15 Polworth/Silk, AND ITW -- Ravenswood -- 80/20 Merino/Silk
Crossing off Data:
Finished: Penguin
Up Next: Geisha
String Theory
Sewing jelly roll strips together to make a simple stripes quilt from http://www.Cratsy.com
Testing the Hypothesis -- same not shown
I have been lacking on my WIPs but will be making it up soon!
Incubating
Joris -- Annita Wilschut -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joris 
Letting my hair down
I will be going to Mandors and the Yarn Cake Thursday 24th of May
Crystal Clay on 21 June
Silver etching 24 June
I will be attending a cupcake decorating class on 26th of May in Haddington.
Crafty-logical Implications

17 May 2012

Episode 45: Just Craft Along Spinning




Show Notes
Spinning -- Centrifuging
Finished: Highland Handmades -- Just before Dawn pitch Pine Top (Corriedale cross)
Next up: ITW -- Bigger on the Inside -- Superwash Merino AND
ITW -- Walla Walla -- Corridale
String Theory
Sewing three maxi dresses
Works in Progress -- Testing the Hypothesis -- same not shown
Future Projects -- Incubating
May Socks
Joris -- Annita Wilschut -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joris 
Events -- Letting my hair down
Crystal Clay on 21 June
Silver etching 24 June
I will be attending a cupcake decorating class on 26th of May in Haddington.
Conclusion -- Crafty-logical Implications

14 May 2012

What's a poly-craftual to do? (And Dieting)

I am a person who delves into many crafts and finding time for them all is very daunting. However, a plan shall be formed and known here so I can reference it when I find myself uninspired to do anything.

My plan includes the crafts of Knit/Crochet (KC), Weaving (W), Spinning (S), Beading/Polymer Clay (BPC), Sewing/Quilting (SQ), Cross-Stitch (X), and Dyeing (D). Also my PhD will be factored in here and my Diet Plan (DP).

Monday -- X, PHD, BPC, & SQ
Tuesday -- KC& W
Wednesday -- S, D, PHD, & SQ *PODCAST*
Thursday -- X & S
Friday -- W, PHD, D, & DP
Saturday -- BPC, KC, D, & SQ
Sunday -- S & PHD

It is a rough plan and not everything will be worked on, but if it is not on that day it isn't going to get worked on. Why? Because I am going on a one-on-one type of process with my crafts. My podcast is polycraftual and so will my life. Shop updates will become more frequent and with a great variety of things presented. I will note when things switch into BigCartel officially or folksy.

I have started a new diet plan. I am not here to tell people which diets to use and which not to do. I have tried everything from Weight Watchers, to SlimFast, to SlimQuik, to just dieting. Nothing seems to help for very long or at all. I have now switched to "natural" or holistic measures coupled with a stricter meal plan that is still flexible. Again, I do not know if these will help or not but I am ready to give it a whirl. I am on day 3 of a natural detox (it isn't a food replacement it is just something to go along with your meals) and a 30 day natural treatment. If this doesn't work I will fork out the money to see a nutritionist but for now I am amping up the exercise by forcing myself to buy the day's meals. That means a lovely jaunt (uphill) to TESCO or Earthy or both. When I say lovely jaunt I am mean nice quick 15 min workout going up an extremely steep graded road.I am hoping to go farther and farther each week to build up my stamina (which for a mid-20 yr old is APPALLING) and get the strength back into my body.

I am also on the TESCO Diets Light meal plan. Me and the LBF looked over this weeks meals and I have to say I am really excited to try the dinners and lunches. I will also be weighing myself and the inches measurements every week on the Wii Fit.

So why now? Well, as I have alluded to in some of my podcasts I have been having a rough go at health recently, and a scary prospect was put before me that might have led to infertility. Still even at my weight and lack of strength I am at risk for a numerous amounts of issues which I would rather not have to worry about every day. I have this time between PhD and my Working Life to get it sorted. So sorted I shall make it. To be a bit graphic I was on the Depo shot and it caused some worry for 6 months after stopping the treatment and even forcing periods (which didn't work and made my trip to Luxembourg very painful). So I am deciding to take back my body. I am no skinny minny naturally. I am a cross between a hardy Tall Austrian and a Curvy short Mexican. I have thrown in there some french and possibly many other nationalities. With a family history of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer along with kidney stones, ganglion cysts, appendicitis, and gall bladder issues I am pressing my luck at being overweight. I thankfully have only allergies and a slightly off put femur to hip problem with some cysts occurring 3-4 times a year. So health wise I need to catch myself before I slip further down the rabbit hole.

I wasn't always chubby, when I was little I was skinny as a skinny texan girl with golden blonde hair could get. Now my mexican hair has grown in (dirty blonde/brown), I still tan easily, and my hips are very wide indeed. My weight seems to like being at 2 major points 180 and 200 lbs. I am SUPPOSE to be at 165 lbs but with a wrist size of over 8in that ain't ever going to happen. I will settle for 200-205 and would love to be 180lbs. What weight am I now? 124kgs, or 274lbs. Really?! That is crazy I was 220lbs when I arrived here 3 yrs ago, 200lbs before my first marriage and 180 lbs when I entered into college in 2005. I have almost gain 1/3 of myself in 7 yrs.

Anyways, you will see my hopeful progress. My poor LBF is in this with me, but he only needs to lose about 20-30lbs (at most) to be well within his BMI range. So wish us luck and I hope everything looks up.

10 May 2012

Episode 44: It's a GIRL!!





Show Notes
Stash Enhancement -- Investment for the Future
Fibernymph Dye Works -- happy camper -- deep jungle green
Beadsisters
Weelainy
Soul Silver
Schoppel Woole pencil roving --998 1993ombre lot 320692
Jennifer McCorkell -- http://www.fairyspindles.com/ -- Shetland 
Mayes Howe -- langamay and skaill
Wolfe Farms
Hilltop Cloud -- blossom
The Bead Shop Scotland
Other Crafts -- Side Experiments
Stitch markers and charms
Spinning -- Centrifuging
Finished: Dyeabolical Whirligig September 2011 Fibre Club -- 100% Finn Wool AND Hilltop Cloud British Wool Study http://HilltopCloud.etsy.com 
Next up: Highland Handmades -- Just before Dawn pitch Pine Top (Corriedale cross)
Weaving -- Warp Factor 20
Hand-spun couch saver part 1 of 3
Works in Progress -- Testing the Hypothesis -- same not shown
Future Projects -- Incubating
May Socks
Joris -- Annita Wilschut -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joris 
Events -- Letting my hair down
I attended a spinning class on May 5th at K1Yarns, about spinning british wool. -- http://www.k1yarns.com/article/Knitting_Classes 
Also on the 6th of May I went to the Edinburgh Bead Fair -- http://edinburghbeadfair.co.uk 
Crystal Clay on 21 June
Silversmithing 10 June
I will be attending a cupcake decorating class on 26th of May in Haddington.
Conclusion -- Crafty-logical Implications

3 May 2012

Episode 43: Just Craft-a-long Beading




Show Notes
Stash Enhancement -- Investment for the Future
Knitting Goddess -- When Granny Weatherwax Knits Sock -- Sourcerer’s eye
Knitabulls KGASS Package!




Sewing -- String Theory
The t-shirts have now been sewn into long panels that I am now sewing together, once that is done I will get the batting and backing fabric. Might go to Materialise to do the quilting due to space. Need to cut the edging and will be using the left over fabrice for pillows and a pin cushion. 



Other Crafts -- Side Experiments
Stitch Markers -- Beads, polymer clay, hammering!!




Spinning -- Centrifuging
FINISHED: Dyeabolical An Homage to Mr. Fuchsia August 2011 Fibre Club -- 50% Merino/25% Tussah Silk/25% Bamboo Viscose -- http://www.dyeabolicalyarns.com
Right now I am spinning: Dyeabolical Whirligig September 2011 Fibre Club -- 100% Finn Wool
Next Up: Wool Study from http://HilltopCloud.etsy.com 



Weaving -- Warp Factor 20
Knitting Goddess and Handspun are being loomed up in the next week.
Works in Progress -- Testing the Hypothesis 





Future Projects -- Incubating
May Socks
Joris -- Annita Wilschut -- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/joris 
Events -- Letting my hair down
I attended a Craty get together at the Hula Bar that is every 1st Tuesday and also a beading get together that also happens every 1st Tuesday.
I will be attending a spinning class on May 5th at K1Yarns, about spinning british wool. -- http://www.k1yarns.com/article/Knitting_Classes 
Also on the 6th of May I am going to the Edinburgh Bead Fair -- http://edinburghbeadfair.co.uk 
I will be attending a cupcake decorating class at the Bead Shop at the end of 26th of May in Haddington.













Review -- Under the Microscope
Quilt Your Stash -- Threads Magazine
Conclusion -- Crafty-logical Implications

Colorways Spun in 2012: A colorway = Every 2oz



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