squid vs. world

I make things. Sometimes they are edible, sometimes they are not. I put them here so you can tell me how great I am.


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So this little terrifying thing is a toy I made for the dog, who’d taken an unhealthy liking to a donkey finger puppet my sister sent me. I even put a bell in the head for him, since he has a weird obsession with the sound of bells. Naturally, after I put in all that work, he still prefers his ‘sandwich’, which is a 5” square of fake fur with a squeaker inside that I made him when he first came over to Ireland because none of his toys came with him.

So this little terrifying thing is a toy I made for the dog, who’d taken an unhealthy liking to a donkey finger puppet my sister sent me. I even put a bell in the head for him, since he has a weird obsession with the sound of bells. Naturally, after I put in all that work, he still prefers his ‘sandwich’, which is a 5” square of fake fur with a squeaker inside that I made him when he first came over to Ireland because none of his toys came with him.

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What do you do when you have half a box of pumpkin bread mix and a whole box of chocolate chip crumble cake mix? This!

Oh, and you mix in a few handfuls of those tiny caramel balls from Kraft, too.

What do you do when you have half a box of pumpkin bread mix and a whole box of chocolate chip crumble cake mix? This!

Oh, and you mix in a few handfuls of those tiny caramel balls from Kraft, too.

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Here’s a pair of baby booties I made! Not for anyone’s baby in particular - I just liked the pattern. But people around me tend to have babies quite a bit, so I’ll probably give them to the next one that comes along!

Here’s a pair of baby booties I made! Not for anyone’s baby in particular - I just liked the pattern. But people around me tend to have babies quite a bit, so I’ll probably give them to the next one that comes along!

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Here’s a little something different - just so you can see why I tend to focus my creative energy on crafting and cooking…it’s a picture I made of my boyfriend. He requested it after seeing the picture I drew of Strongbow for teaching my class on the history of English in Ireland.

Here’s a little something different - just so you can see why I tend to focus my creative energy on crafting and cooking…it’s a picture I made of my boyfriend. He requested it after seeing the picture I drew of Strongbow for teaching my class on the history of English in Ireland.

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Here’s a lovely bracelet I made for my sister!

Here’s a lovely bracelet I made for my sister!

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I’m sure you’ve been biting your nails for weeks wondering why I had glitter stuck to my hands - sorry, I’ve been a little distracted with my day ‘job’ and my other Tumblr.
Mystery solved! What I did was make a bunch of puffy origami stars, coat them in massive amounts of glitter, and use them as packing peanuts in a package I sent to my sister! Huzzah!

I’m sure you’ve been biting your nails for weeks wondering why I had glitter stuck to my hands - sorry, I’ve been a little distracted with my day ‘job’ and my other Tumblr.

Mystery solved! What I did was make a bunch of puffy origami stars, coat them in massive amounts of glitter, and use them as packing peanuts in a package I sent to my sister! Huzzah!

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*Awesome*. (Also, how much do I love that the title of the book involves a haunted showboat? A LOT.)

Thank you! 

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needlesandchopsticks asked: Your advisor loves her button piece sooooo much!

I am very glad to hear that!

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needlesandchopsticks asked: Living in Ireland where there are only three types of butter--salted, unsalted and -milk--what does one do with apple butter? Apart from smear it all over the walls and lick it off, I mean.

Whoops! Just saw this! Well, what can’t you do with apple butter? When I have it, I tend to do things like: stir it into my breakfast yogurt, spread it on toast (sometimes with real butter underneath it), or, more often, just eat it with a spoon!

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Okay, so I can’t actually tell you why just yet, but this is a photograph of my fingers with glitter glued to them. And when I say ‘glued’, I mean like I have washed my hands any number of times and this glitter will not budge. That spray adhesive is crazy. I won’t even tell you how long it took me to clean it off the bathroom floor.

Okay, so I can’t actually tell you why just yet, but this is a photograph of my fingers with glitter glued to them. And when I say ‘glued’, I mean like I have washed my hands any number of times and this glitter will not budge. That spray adhesive is crazy. I won’t even tell you how long it took me to clean it off the bathroom floor.