The Stella Silhouette Project–Now You Can Own Your Own Silhouette!

  • Posted on May 10, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Help me, I think I’m turning into a crafter.  After completing the $3000 purple sweater,I made this silhouette of Stella to mark her first year:

The entire time I worked on it Larry made fun of me and asked me if I wanted to go back to Kindergarten. However, I am really happy with the final result! I even got some eyelashes and stray hairs! This is definitely not the work of a kindergartner. The cutting alone is at least a fifth-grade level!  And the painting and gluing!  Hello, I have skills beyond kindergarten, yes?

My plan is to do a silhouette every year for her birthday. And then move into a house with a really long hallway so I can line them all up.

This project was significantly less time-consuming than the little purple sweater, so I WILL be offering my services to others. Leave a comment if you would like a silhouette–either of Stella or your own child/grandchild/niece/nephew/neighbor–and we can work out the details.  Prices will vary but it won’t be $3000, that’s for sure. And I won’t be quitting my day job.

Stella the Pointillist

  • Posted on April 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

A mighty fine caterpillar. She takes after Seurat, I think. If you stand back and squint, it really comes together.

Millionaire Slacker

  • Posted on March 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm

I am a complete SLACKER. It’s been far too long since I updated the blog. But for a good reason: besides the whole growing a baby thing, I’ve won several online lotteries!!! Lotteries that I didn’t even enter! It must be the internet lottery fairies signing me up for all these great contests. I’ve been spending my days and nights dreaming up how I am going to spend all my winnings!

I’ve received these winning notifications in my inbox. Just look at all these fabulous prizes:

  • Mark Dulle, Online Coordinator for THE BRITISH LOTTERY, informed me that I won 590,983.00 British Pounds from BRITISH ONLINE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY.
  • I was notified by Mr. Marcus Green, that I won £500,000.00 and a new Model Range Rover car in the Range Rover Automobiles Lottery.
  • Then, I won ANOTHER Range Rover from the ONLINE LOTTERY SWEEPSTAKES PROMOTION just a few days later!
  • I got an email saying that I won a lump sum pay out of Euro (One Million Euros) from the Euro Millions Lottery Winners International E-mail programs.
  • I won a total sum of£516,778.00 (Five Hundred and Sixteen Thousand,Seven Hundred and Seventy Eight Pounds Sterling) from UK NATIONAL LOTTERY, Sweepstakes International program.
  • Most recently, Mr. Mou Xinsheng from China wants me to receive money on his behalf. This one is definitely the most cryptic of all messages, but it could be promising!!

Can you even believe how lucky I am? I am so busy though, I haven’t had the time to contact these lottery programs to claim my prizes. If anyone wants to claim them on my behalf, I would be glad to forward you the email addresses of the esteemed gentleman that originally contacted me. There are some great pointers on collecting the prizes on this website, with examples on how to engage in a long, meaningful dialogue with the scammers lottery managers.

Crafts and Crafty Bastards

  • Posted on October 2, 2007 at 9:26 pm

We went to the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair in Adams Morgan this past Sunday. I was expecting to find some really cool jewelry and art, and maybe a fun birthday present for my mom. All I ended up with is this:

Ohio Loves Me

So cute. I don’t know who will get it, but I just had to buy it.

There were so many people at the fair, it was really hard to even see some of the popular booths. I felt like a sheep, just being herded from booth to booth. When I tried to stray from the herd, or take a picture, I got elbowed or kicked. I was disappointed in the jewelry selection, which consisted of jewelry made out of hardware (think screws and bolts turned into necklaces) and broken plates. Definitely interesting, but kind of heavy and not quite my style.

The dominant themes of the fair were definitely monsters and T-shirts. Practically every other booth was selling hand-sewn monsters made from brightly colored felt. The most creative monster booth was Missing Monsters–you fill out a missing monster report describing your missing monster in detail, down to number of eyeballs, number of ears, body type and personality, and they “find” your monster and return it to you. I don’t have any missing monsters, but I know a five-year-old boy that might have one or two.