Category craftings

Pottery Aprons

Did anyone else watch the Great Pottery Throw Down? I am sure I am not alone in watching it and think “That looks like fun!” A bigger surprise was that Mr M agreed with me, so I seized upon the opportunity to get him involved in something creative, and looked for classes available in our […]

Smile!

I keep working on little projects to fill gaps on our walls. The more recent ones have yet to make it onto the actual walls…. but that is beside the point. I want colour on those walls! Colour! This was a pretty quick stitch from CrossStitcher Magazine, on simple white aida, but with all the […]

QR Code Cross Stitch: A Little Gift

Every year I struggle with trying to come up with fun gifts for my beloved. This was originally going to be a part of his Christmas present, but…. I caved and decided to give him it a little early. He has previously stitched a storm trooper, and some other Star Wars characters, and I have […]

A Trio of Granulocytes

When I learn new things, I like to learn by doing. The very act of smearing blood on a slide, or sticking needles in people’s arms – practice makes perfect. But learning facts and figures? Ummmmmm HELP!?! I recently completed my training rotation in Chemistry, and have moved into H(a)ematology. It is a pretty steep […]

The Gospel according to Gaston.

Ahhhh Time. Something of which I don’t seem to have all that much of lately. I think I used to somehow make better use of my time while we lived in the UK, I had a full-time (+extra) job, crafted, and managed to fit in some exercise, yet at the moment I am struggling to […]

Balloon Plant Pokes

Some people have green fingers and thumbs. Plants just love them, and they are able to grow wonderful displays of colourful blooms and magnificent greenery, have vegetable plots with oodles of produce…….. I am not one of these people. I have the touch of death to plants in general, but have been having some luck […]

Back to School

It’s true. I did not quit my job to be a unemployed slacker, there was a reason, and the reason is my return to school so I can re-qualify as a laboratory scientist in California! Yeah! I am very excited, but that is of course partly because I am a super nerd who loves school, […]

The Summer Quest: Streptococci

Ok, so it’s not quite in line with the aforementioned quest as it is not embroidered, but I figured any crafted organism counts! These little guys are more in line with my cute little crochet Campylobacter, but instead of a twirly rod with flagella, Streptococci are made up of chains of cocci (spherical cells). Streptococci form chains […]

R2-D(ress)2 and My Wildly Inappropriate Everyday Dress

It was soooo… freaking hot this weekend. Last summer I mainly spent at work in an air-conditioned building, so didn’t require all that much of a summer wardrobe. This year… I quit, so have found myself feeling somewhat warm when I go out in the daytime. Short shorts and vest tops have been embraced, but […]

Quick bags for Organisation.

Last weekend we went camping up at Union Valley Reservoir: Yup. It is kind of empty! Anyhow, camping of course involved the purchase of a proper grown-up tent (our previous tent we left behind in the UK as it was fit for nothing but muddy music festivals….. and only barely – it had a rip […]