A blog about all the things we love, regardless of how uncool they are.

We’re Here!

Posted: September 29th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, Knitting | Comments: 1 Other Dork »

We have officially moved in! (We actually moved in about a month ago, but sometimes things just get too hectic and you can’t keep up with writing blog posts — can you believe it’s almost October!) I am loving every minute of my new life, studying for my MM at Carnegie Mellon University. Practicing hard, studying not as much as I should be, and finding my way around this new city. Also finding lots of releases here. Dancing at Dance Alloy once or twice a week, trying to find a yoga teaching job, and soon, very soon, I will be sewing some wonderful laptop sleeves and computer covers and ipod cases and things.

The other day I picked up the knitting needles, after putting them down for a long, long time. Started to knit a hat, then started over, then started over again, and again, and again. And now I’ve finished the crown, and I think I’m going to have to start over again, because my stitches are somehow off, somehow (it could have been the George Clooney movie I was watching while knitting, I don’t know…). Maybe lace was a bit ambitious for this return to knitting, but I will overcome! And maybe, even if weeks from now, I will have a lovely hat to get me through beautiful Fall in Pittsburgh.

(note: You know how it is, when you move, and you can’t find things that you need. Well, that’s how it is with my camera right now, so I apologize if this one isn’t up to stuff with the talents of my lovely boyfriend. He’s out of town right now, and I had to get creative. I got this shot with my web cam, by holding my computer at a very awkward angle.)


new project! apple display cover

Posted: May 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, Projects, sewing | Tags: | Comments: 4 Other Dorks »

Recently, my friend Matt asked me to help him out with super fun project.  Matt is an incredible graphic designer in San Francisco and he had just purchased the gigantasaurus rex 30″ Cinema Display from Apple. He desperately needed a cover for the thing to keep it from getting dusty and dirty when it’s not in use and he called upon me and my sewing skills to help him out.  A few weeks later, this is what I came up with.

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The cover is made from sturdy canvas, with a flannel lining to keep the screen in ship-shape with out any chance of getting scratched.

The design also continues onto the back, with a cutout at the bottom for cords n’ such to stay plugged in while the screen is not in use.

Creating this project has really sparked my desire to get an etsy store up and running, so stay tuned for more stuff of this nature up for sale in the future! (or tweet me @emmaneezer to order one for yourself!)

visit Matthew Fleming at blackt-shirt.com


Upcycle: Candelabra

Posted: March 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, house, Projects | Tags: , , , , | Comments: 2 Other Dorks »

To begin, I am fully aware that the term candelabra usually refers to an arrangement of candlesticks and these are pillar candles, but it’s just a way cooler word than candle holder, so if you were planning on correcting me, I know, I know, I know. I am also fully aware that the fact that I just wrote that sentence may alone qualify me as a super-dork, but again, I know, I know, I know. The point is, I found this candelabra at Goodwill one day and had a vision. So, I bought it, and with the help of a little spray paint, it has become a very cool addition to our fake fireplace. Spray paint can really be a magical thing!


Before and After: Dining Room Chairs

Posted: January 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts, Projects | Tags: | Comments: 1 Other Dork »

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These dining room chairs belong to a dining set which belonged to my grandmother, and was passed to me when I moved into my own apartment in Milwaukee. My parents stored it while Jason and I were living in Miami and now we have it back. My plan is to eventually refinish all of the wood, but until then, re-covering the chairs helped spruce it up a bit. And it was super easy! I did all six chairs in about 2 hours, with a staple gun, some good fabric scissors, a lot of stick pins and a little elbow grease.

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(The fabric was actually a Christmas present from the Jace-Face. What a guy.)

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A 6 year old birthday

Posted: July 21st, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Crafts | Tags: , , , | Comments: 1 Other Dork »

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My niece, Gloria turned six last weekend. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to be there to celebrate with her (she lives in another state), but I was able to send her a gift. I got out my Zakka sewing book (which I finally gave in and bought–it didn’t take much) and made some cute journal covers for some blank books I bought at Muji last February when Jason and I visited New York. I sent her the journals, with the instructions: “Write your secrets in them, and hide them from you little brother!” That’s what a diary is for, right?

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And…since Hannah Montana is all the rage these days, I couldn’t forget to include the soundtrack from her new movie, which I’ve never seen, but if you know 6-year-olds these days, you know that they go ga-ga over that Hannah Montana.

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