The Gay Sweater

It’s been a long time since an act of craftivism has thoroughly gripped me. Check out The Gay Sweater, made from the donated hair of over a hundred gay people. As the group that made it says on their website: The Gay Sweater project teaches us that words like...
National Craft Month: Class and Ebook Sale!

National Craft Month: Class and Ebook Sale!

March is all about making, and Craftsy’s put all their classes on sale through Monday, March 16th. My beginner crochet class is included, of course! (I’m currently hard at work preparing to film a follow-up class at Craftsy next week, so now would be a...
All in a Jumble

All in a Jumble

I’ve been in a bit of a state lately, and I woke up this morning finally determined to quit flailing about, arms pinwheeling as I try to grab onto something solid, and to just do whatever I need to do to get my feet back onto something solid. First step: blog...

Compulsory Podcast Bonus Episode: Joel Watson

My conversation with Joel Watson from Episode 6 of Compulsory went about fifteen minutes longer than what’s included; this bonus episode is the remainder of our chat. We talked primarily about stay-at-home working parenting, and I enjoyed the conversation so...
Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Bath Fizzies: Fun for Kids and Grown-ups (with Recipe!)

Owen’s been home sick , poor guy, and yesterday morning, when he was feeling pretty alright instead of a flushed, exhausted mess, we made our favourite thing: bath fizzies. It’s such a fun and messy – but not too messy – thing to do, and the pay-off lasts...

Compulsory Podcast, Episode 6: Joel Watson

Joel Watson is a cartoonist who writes and draws a webcomic called HijiNKS Ensue, which he describes as “a semi-autobiographical comic about a lifelong geek and aspiring artist who turns his back on an unfulfilling but financially stable career in order to...