Sunday, February 28, 2010

Toy Camera App Dork

Have I mentioned how much I like the toy camera app for the iPhone? Seriously, every good shot I've had in the past few weeks has been a result of this app.

You should probably start reevaluating your life when geeking this hard is a normal event...

-- posted from the iPhone of awesome

Thing-A-Day 2010 has come and gone

So another month-long creative binge has come and gone. This year's Thing-A-Day felt very quick -- usually I'm wracking my brain for projects during the final week. And yes, if you count the blocks, there are more than 28. I made two things a few times...I blame the snow.
If you haven't looked at the Thing-A-Day 2010 site, you really should. There's all sorts of stuff there, from illustration to writing to metal work...some great, some not so great, but the idea of a whole bunch of people commited to doing something creative appeals to me.
Now, on to the next project...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Spring cannot come too soon.

For real.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snowpacolypse Brownies

School has been cancelled for the remainder of the week.

Also, it's snowing. Again.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Playing with knitting and photo apps

I've been working for the past few days on a ruffle scarf for Thing-A-Day. Just finished it this morning.

Of course, I have to play with the photo...

I'm glad I took "prepare to shelter in place for 4-5 days" at the beginning of the last snowstorm to mean "head to the craft store and stock up or you will think twice about the long-term prospects of living with your family."

I think it's time to bake something.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Greetings, 10:15 Saturday Night

We went for a walk on the snow.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Snowpacolypse is here!

And our local liquor store has its priorities in order...

ChvBlog's ace cub reporter, the BreadMan, took this photo during his final supply trek.

It doesn't matter anyway. We can't open our front door.

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome (and SNOW)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Historic snow, on the way

Local forecasts are for up to 30"...

-- Posted from the iPhone of Awesome

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Maggie, channeling her inner teenager

She could not understand why I seemed unhappy that she'dgiven herself red marker lipstick.

Apple, meet tree.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Still more snow day...

This afternoon brought to you by gray skies and pumpkin pie.

Snow Day: part 3

Working on plates... I'm very excited about a wonderful new store in Chicago that will be carrying them this spring, but more on that when it's time...

I'd also like to say that a very special, very limited edition Chinese New Year's tea is now available at Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea ( Only 50 tins in this series!

Snow Day, continued...

In honor of Thing-A-Day 2010, I'm chronicling things I'm making today while P&M have a day off school...

Chocolate chip pancakes...

The second of what I'm sure will be many, many espressos (espressi? I dunno...) throughout the day...

I'm on to knitting now...

Snow Day

We got snow...

It's lovely and P&M are out of school for the day. I'm going to be making stuff all day...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February is here, so it must be Thing-A-Day time!

One of my favorite annual activities -- Thing-A-Day -- is back. During the month of February, several hundred (I think) people have signed up and pledged to make something new each day and chronicle their activities. Yay!

Here are my first two posts:

There's a lot of cool stuff going on through Thing-A-Day. Visit the site and get inspired!