For 30 years Nancy FW Passmore has been publishing The Lunar Calendar, mostly as a labor of love. The months are portrayed through the moon's cycle, so you can keep track of where the moon is, not always an easy thing in cities! The calendar connects us to nature by lettiing us know what's up with the moon and also through the inclusion of "tree wisdom", pictures and descriptions of leaves, poetry and art. A valuable reference for all lunatics!
I don't know who David Seah is, but I came across this entry: Crafting for Manly Men and it has all kinds of rad equipment. Sometimes seeing the equipment makes me think of the possibilities. Even tho I'm not a manly man. Or, indeed, any kind of man.
It's been a banner week for craft. Healthy competition between crocheted zombies and knit robots can only be helpful for the craft world at large. Here's one more reason (as if you needed more) for crafters to hold their head up high. This morning, BoingBoing published a link to knitting website knitty, which brings us an article on KNITTED BREAST PROSTHESES! It seems that Beryl Tsang, creator of "tit bits" struggled with not-so-aesthetic prostheses, which, while they might jiggle just right, are heavy, and reminded her of a piece of liver.
Being a MacGyver type, she knitted herself a proud, luxe replacement:
I finished my first knitted titty an hour before the party and wore it with one of my favorite lacy underwires. When a friend, who had been following the whole titty saga, saw me she remarked, "You really did a great job! Your left breast looks almost as good as the right one -- a bit lumpy but very realistic."LINK to article and pattern via BoingBoing LINK to TitBits store
"You know," I replied, "It was my right breast that was removed."
The iPod-case-designer's work is never done. But who wants to shell out $40 for a carefully manipulated piece of plastic or leather? Me neither. The DIY iPod Nano Case with urban camo option (ie: inside an Altoids tin or gum packaging) will protect your precious pocket jukebox and thwart covetess, sticky fingers. Complete instructions and a downloadable pattern. Thank you, sneakmove!
Haven't you always wanted to use conductive stainless steel thread to sew LEDs together and make a Bodice? Get ready to be inspired. Thanks Design Aligator.
For those too mushy to wade through piles of transistor chips, there's a subblog on Make re: crafting of the more "traditional" kind. Enjoy!
LADYFEST EAST ya'all. This weekend in Brooklyn: a craft fair, bands, workshops on bike repair and tampon alternatives, and my pal Tangerine Jones servin' it up hot just fer you.