Monday, 11 November 2013

Episode 119 - Accessories - Monday November 11, 2013

Link to Episode 119!

Creativity Studio

Link to Odessa Hat pattern on  Free pattern.

The Living Room 

Pics of Duncan:

Sunday, 3 November 2013

So sorry gang.  No creative stuff = no podcast this week.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Episode 118 - Playing Catch Up - Sunday October 27, 2013

Link to Episode 118.  Please note:  There is unexpected static on this episode.  I apologize for the poor sound quality.

Creativity Studio

The pattern Fall Mitts by Angela Whisnant is only available on

A short video about Dean Drever and his exhibit; some art was shown and others were not:

Link to, website of the author of Gameboard of the Gods.

The Living Room

Link to, where the fruitcake recipe I am trying came from.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

I totally apologize for being incommunicado for the last few weeks.  I've been pretty tired out, but that is no excuse for not updating my loyal listeners.  I am truly sorry about that.  I'm off this weekend, and will get an episode out then.  Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Episode 117 - Limited and Limitless - Wednesday October 9, 2013

Link to Episode 117!

Creativity Studio

Link to
This week's episode is temporarily delayed due to tech issues.  Should be available hopefully tonight or tomorrow.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Hey listeners: Work kicked my butt today, so the podcast will be delayed until tomorrow night.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Sadly, due to a lack of creative content, there  won't be a podcast this week.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Episode 111 - Sparkling in August - Tuesday August 13, 2013

Link to Episode 111!

Creativity Studio

Link to Plumeria Frill pattern by Michelle B. on $ pattern.

Starry Evening Shawl by Kathy Kelly is only available on  $ pattern.

Link to POP-CORN le petit mouton by Anisbee Anisbee on her website.  $ pattern, and note this pattern is only available in French.

The Living Room

Link to The Medusa Amulet by Robert Masello on

Link to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot on

Link to the Welcome to Night Vale podcast page on  Links to the podcast are available there.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Hey listeners! Just to let you know there won't be a podcast this week, August 6. Talk to you next week!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Episode 110 - Chunks and Bits - Tuesday July 30, 2013

Link to Episode 110!

No show notes this week, as I haven't mentioned any new available patterns.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Episode 109 - Lessons From Bumps in the Road - Friday July 19, 2013

Hooray!  I got the episode done for this week!  I will need a bit of time to get the link here though.

Link for episode 109, finally!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tiny bit of news

Well, at least a bit of good news. You can now download previous episodes! However, new episodes are still on hiatus. News as I have it.

Monday, 15 July 2013


Excuse my language but, well, fuck. The computer I mainly use to upload and store the podcast on has gone bye-bye. We think it is only the internal hard drive.  Thankfully, all the podcasts are stored in the backup on an external hard drive. The flip side is that right now I have no way to share the podcast on the Internet, as we host all the files. 

Bottom line is that until the computer is up and running, the podcast is going to have to be on hiatus. Unfortunately you won't even be able to load past episodes. Argh. Will keep everyone updated as I am able. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Episode 108 - Slow Down - Snack Size Edition - Monday July 8, 2013

Link to Episode 108!

Creativity Studio

Link to Spinach Strawberry Salad on

Mods to the above recipe:
  • decreased sugar to 1/3 cup
  • omitted the paprika
  • substituted soy sauce for the worchestershire sauce
  • added salt and pepper
  • used vegetable oil
  • grated the onion very finely (like mush)
  • used an immersion blender to mix the dressing very well
  • substituted lots of toasted pecans (350F for 5-7 min on a cookie sheet) for the almonds

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Episode 107 - The Sweet Smell of Success - Tuesday July 2, 2013

Link to Episode 107!

Creativity Studio

Link to Nubbie Scrubbies pattern on the Simply Sweet Yarns blog.  Free pattern.

The pattern for the Round Cotton Washcloth is only available on  Free pattern.

Link to the book Crochet Lace by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss on

The magazine that has the pattern "State of the Art" by Therese Suzanne is Decorative Crochet January 2001 #79.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Episode 106 - Rooting - Monday June 24, 2013

Link to Episode 106!

It's a podcasting miracle!  Episode 106 is ready a day early.  No show notes this week.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Episdoe 105 - Up and Over - Tuesday June 18, 2013

Link to episode 105!

Creativity Studio

Link to the Unexpected Afghans e-book available at  $ patterns.

Monday, 10 June 2013

No episode this week - June 10, 2013

Hey gang. Due to not enough content, I won’t be recording an episode this week. However my new job is going fabulously!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Episode 104 - Coasting - Snack Size Edition - Tuesday June 4, 2013

Link to Episode 104!

Creativity Studio

Rats!  I always forget; Stephanie's Wrap by Julie Blagojevich is only available on  $ pattern.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Episode 103 - Re-Start - Tuesday May 28, 2013

Link to Episode 103!

Creativity Studio

The Slipped Shawlette pattern by Rebecca Velasquez is only available on  $ pattern.

Link to Durango Dreams Snowflake pattern by Deborah Atkinson on her blog  Free pattern.

Link to Midsummer Night's Shawl pattern by Lisa Naskrent on  $ pattern.

Link to Laura Shawl pattern (and kit!) by Lily Go on  $ pattern.

The Fisherman's Wife Cowl pattern by Kalurah is only available on  $ pattern.

Link to Solas Caomh Blanket pattern by Jodi Euchner on  $ pattern.

Cables and Puffs Scarf by Kathy Davis is only available on  $ pattern.

Link to pattern page for Hooked on Owls by Jessica Spencer on  $ pattern; scroll about 1/2 way down the page,

Himbeerwellen gloves pattern by Tanja Osswald is only available on  $ pattern.

Link to Icelandic Cable Scarf by Stephanie Sario on  $ pattern.

Link to Plaits of Gold Scarf pattern by Hannah Tucker on  $ pattern.

The Living Room

Link to

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tuesday May 21, 2013 - Skipping a Week

Hello wonderful listeners!  I got a job (yay!) and I start tomorrow (hooray!)  However, because I am nervous, my voice is all wobbly, which doesn't make for a great listening experience.  Will record next week!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Episode 102 - Little Things - Tuesday May 14, 2013

Link to Episode 102!

Creativity Studio

Link to, for the pattern Mount Eolus Snowflake by Deborah Atkinson.  Free pattern.

Link to section G of  The patterns I mentioned are in Priscilla Bedspread Book, edited by Helen Garbutt.

      For the hexagon called elsewhere as "Marguerite":
          Pictures are Figures 39, 40 and 41
          Pictures are on pages 32 and 33 of the pdf (pages 29, 30 of the book)
          The pattern is on page 38 of the pdf (page 35 of the book)

      For the hexagon I am working on:
          Pictures are Figures 48 and 49
          Pictures are on pages 38 and 39 of the pdf (pages 35, 36 of the book)
          The pattern is pages 41 and 42 of the pdf (pages 38, 39 of the book)

Link to .

Link to the book Designing Tessellations, by Jinny Beyer on .

Yikes!  I forgot to add the tessellation patterns!  Here they are:

Link to MC Escher Birds Tessellation Messenger Bag by Katy Breithaupt on  $ pattern.

Oh no!  Escher' Horses Tote by Jessica Sant is no longer available on her blog.  However, a someone on Ravelry has the pdf.

Link to More Tapestry Croceht by Carol Ventura on  The Oval Purse That's "For the Birds" is in it.

Sanity Sanctuary

Link to the blog Hyperbole And An Half by Allie Brosh.  Direct link to the post "Depression Part Two".

Rocky's Place!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Episode 101 - Skipping Spring - Tuesday May 7, 2013

Link to episode 101!

Creativity Studio

Link to Pink Square Motif Shawl by Elaine Phillips.  Free pattern.

Illusion blanket pattern by Julie Lapalme is only available on .  $ pattern.

Link to Baby Blocks Crocheted Afghan by Purple Kitty.  Free pattern.

Vasarely Blanket by Mrs. Purple is only available on . Free pattern.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Episode 100 - Reflections - Tuesday April 30, 2013

Link to Episode 100!

Slipped Shawlette pattern by Rebecca Velasquez is only available on  $3

Link to Midsummer Night's Shawl by Lisa Naskrent on  Regularly $5.50, now on sale for $3.85

Link to Patricia Kristoffersen's homepage,  Her patterns are available here only in printed form.

Link to Lady of Shalott Shawl by Jennifer Benson, on  $7

Link to So Many Shapes Blanket by Lilu Studio on the blog  Free pattern.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Episode 99 - Tilt-a-whirl - Wednesday April 24, 2013

Link to Episode 99!

Creativity Studio

Link to Sea Pennies pattern by Julia Crossland.  Free pattern.

Link to Yo-yo Afghan patterns by Priscilla Hewitt.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page for .pdfs.  Free patterns.

The Living Room

Link to my new Marineland 1/2 circle tank on

Great link to a forum on which shows Betta tail shapes and colours/combos.  Even more colours are available today.

Link to for a page on colour genetics for Bettas.

Main link to; more direct link to Bettas available to buy now/bid on, and you can simply click on the tail style for available auctions.

Rocky, our new Betta!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Slight delay for today's podcast

Hey everyone.  Slight delay on the podcast.  Nothing is wrong, but time got away from me today.  Oops.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Episode 96 - Straddling the Rut - Tuesday April 2, 2013

Link to Episode 96!

Creativity Studio

Link to

Link to Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk on

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Episode 95 - Live and Learn - Tuesday March 26, 2013

Link to Episode 95!

Creativity Studio

Link to the pattern Rippling Along by Amy O'Neill Houck on her blog, The Hook and I.

Link to

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Episode 94 - Shifting and Organizing - Tuesday March 19, 2013

Link to Episode 94!

Creativity Studio

Link to Color Play for Quilters by Joen Wolfrom on

Link to A Painter's Guide to Color by Stephen Quiller on

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Episode 93 - Pictures and a Parrot - Snack Size Edition - Tuesday March 5, 2013

Link to Episode 93!

Creativity Studio

The pattern Cedar River Flow Shawlette by Ann Catelli is only available on .  Free pattern.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Episode 91 - Trying - Wednesday Februray 20, 2013

Link to Episode 91!

Creativity Studio

Link to Tara Schreyer's Etsy shop, knotsewcute, where you can find the Chubby Owl Family crochet pattern.  $ pattern.

Country Living

Link to the main Lizzie Bennet Diaries website.  Link to the Lizzie Bennet youtube channel.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Episode 91 delay

Yup, just like the title says.  Stuff going on in real life, so there will be a delay for episode 91.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Still Sick - Next Episode Delayed

The title says it all.  I'm feeling worse, and I'm sure no one wants to hear me coughing and sniffling on the podcast.  Next episode will be next week.

However!  There is a new craft-a-long starting!  The words for January are Shiny and New.  Hope to see you over on Ravelry!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy 2013! And some other stuff...

Scott is so good at sharing, he shared with me his nasty... cold.  Podcast will be delayed at least 24 hours.  Boo to that :(

Hope your 2013 is starting out a bit better than mine is.