Friday, April 15, 2011

A video about the process

Dez and Diana did a great job shooting/editing this video of the process that went down last night.



It was super fun, and the drinks at one of LA's best dive bars weren't bad either.

Yarnbombing

I didn't even know what yarnbombing was until a month ago when I spotted this little number during an early morning jog. It was on Rose just east of Lincoln in Venice.

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It was awesome.  It was the kind of graffiti I could get behind.  Not permanent, pretty, and unoffensive.  There was a card attached that pointed me to this website.  Her goal is to inspire people, make them happy, beautify the concrete jungle that is Los Angeles.  I was so inspired and in awe of this idea that I volunteered my own crocheting services to any projects she might have in the future, and that's when this was born.



We yarnbombed about 30 cars with side view mirror cozies with friendly sayings.  Just a little something to make 30 drivers smile, be curious, or wonder what the heck this is.  For my cohort, it's about inspiring people.  For me it's about making someone smile with my admittedly kitschy craft.  So enjoy Los Angeles.  I think we're just getting started.


Monday, April 11, 2011

me? interviewed? for mtv.com? sure. why not.

So, a few days ago this journalist blogger Adam K. Raymond hits me up on the old Etsy site about my Daria doll.  He asks me some questions. I answer them, and now you can find the write up for MTV.com here.  I'm not going to go into how awkward it is to see your name in print, or have someone talk about you, just trust me that it is, and flattering.  Did I mention flattering?  When I set up to start this little crocheting mini enterprise, I literally was happy if I could sell one thing, and now that I'm closing in on the 100 sale mark, I feel an overwhelming sense of pride and accomplishment on the initiative I took with the help and prodding of some devoted friends.  So, I'll leave this blog at that with the promise that I'm returning to the blogging world with renewed vigor and time now that that pesky Master's in Library Science has been obtained, and that challenging and awesome archiving internship with Loyola is coming to a close.  Stay tuned folks.  There's some yarnbombing in my future with the help of this inspirational lady.

The dirty crochet business of this post.
Daria, in all her awkward cynical glory.  I hand sew her skirt and jacket.  Shape her eyeglasses out of a pipe cleaner.  I crochet the body parts and use this crazy technique to make her hair.  She's definitely detailed, but whips up pretty quickly.