Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Clean your wounds

People make the darnedest things. For example, to decorate your lounge room wall:

"Wow your scientist friends and colleagues with the coolness of this piece of knitted art. The frog is hand knit from a silk/wool blend, and his little innards are needle-felted by hand out of 100% wool. He comes pinned into his wooden 8 x 10 inch frame, but he is not glued down, so you can take him out and cuddle him if you wish. The backing for this frog is a beautiful dark brown cork.
Designed and hand knitted by me ~ The Crafty Hedgehog"

Right now, I'm making an impressed face. Sounds like an excellent 30th present... or is it in fact, quite distasteful? Does anyone else remember the funky formaldehyde smell of year 7 science 'dissection' day?

After all that knitting (or dissecting?) you might want to wash your hands, why not use these cute little hand-made soaps?

"Wash your hands with hands!
These are are completely hand made, so each set is slightly different with different hand-shapes & skin-ish colors. The soaps range from 1/2” to 3” tall.
You will get at least 10 hands (at least/about 100 grams of soap). The soap is goat’s milk + vegetable glycerin & has a very light scent. Packaged in a pretty bag… All ready for gifting to a friend with dirty paws! " By foliage.

Multi-racial too! *fake enthusiastic hand gesture* Are these, despite being gruesomely cute, worth banning from existence? If you think about it, these are small chubby children hand shapes you're (potentially) washing yourself with... should that be illegal? If you think about this - it's quite a contentious issue... let's debate!

Some people say there is nothing new under the sun, but gee - these come pretty close to being something you've never even considered as something someone would make.

I heart etsy.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Running and crashing

Several things are on my mind at the moment:

ONE: Does anyone remember when we were young and the "news" presenters used to say encouraging things? Like 'Goodnight and God bless' (even if you don't believe in the big G - where's the harm? It's a nice sentiment) Where's the 'let's all pull together and we'll make it' vibe gone from our country?

TWO: What's with all the horror movies?! It's like every second film out is a horror movie or something designed to spook you out and make you afraid to be home alone at night. I went to the 'video' store last night and was amazed (and appalled). I need to do some "research" (surf the net) and find the huge numbers of people bawling loudly for and overabundance of horror movies - some large group of people somewhere must be driving this, WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE!?

THREE: (a nice one) I'm impressed by the profusion of roses out at the moment - seriously. If you're the kind of person who would stop to smell the roses 'of life' - this is your season.

Cup Day we went on the poker run (yes, the concept has a wiki) out in the north east suburbs around Northcote - good fun. Overall the course was excellently mapped and signed and this time had WAY less hills. Only down side was it was shorter (18kms) and we could've kept riding a bit longer (therefore I would've drunk less beer after).

I did manage to fall over, quite spectacularly so I've been told. I have some interesting bruises. However, it was ace. More people should come on this ride with us next year. It'll be awesom-er with more people... and we'd have more of a chance of winning all that beer.. think about it.