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All things creative, artsy and crafty

DIY Gift Idea Round Up

November 20, 2015 |

On this week’s podcast, Rosie said she’s inclined to hand make a gift before buying one, and I am the same way. There’s a sort of magic that occurs when you create something for a person you care about. The … Read More

One Apron To Rule Them All

November 18, 2015 |

It’s DIY theme week here at Can’t Talk. Please welcome back guest writer Subbers for a story of the best apron to ever apron. 

Cooking can be hazardous to skin and clothes, I’ve found. I almost always wear an undershirt … Read More

N7 Running Tutu DIY

November 17, 2015 |

I’m not sure who started the whole running tutu thing, but I’m kind of into it.

Back in July, I ran a Color Run 5K for my birthday. (It kind of pains me to write that. Who knew I’d become … Read More

Button Poetry

May 15, 2015 |

Today’s installment of “stuff I like and you should too” is Button Poetry.

From their Youtube channel: “Button Poetry is a Minnesota-based organization dedicated to developing a coherent and effective system of production, distribution, promotion and fundraising for performance poetry.”

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How I Learned to Knit

May 16, 2014 |

I’m a self-taught knitter. I didn’t grow up with a grandma who knew how to do that. She knew how to swear though, and that is an equally useful skill.

I had been crocheting for about six months when I … Read More

Cosplay: The Steamdress from Alice: Madness Returns

February 19, 2014 | | 10 Comments

I have friends that are amazing cosplayers. I was fortunate enough to share a room with a few of them at PAX Prime last year and it gave me  insights into cosplay I’d never had.

I got to … Read More

Flashback: In Which I Am An Ignorant Jerk And Then I Write Fan Fiction (Which Makes It All Better)

January 8, 2014 |

I apologize; I’ve been overwhelmed with stuff and things and didn’t find time to write something new this week. Instead, I hope you enjoy this thing I wrote in 2012. 

I have an enormous number of faults as a human … Read More

I Did A Thing! Numbering Dice

November 19, 2013 |

Anyone who has been around me for five minutes knows that I have a dice problem. Well, technically, I have two dice problems:  the inability to stop buying dice and the inability to roll higher than a ten with the … Read More

NaNoWriMo Tips from Me

October 29, 2013 |

**In preparing for NaNo, I dredged up this post I originally wrote in 2011 (2 years ago is like 50 internet years, right?). Enjoy!**

I’ve read a lot of great articles on getting ready for NaNoWriMo, all about writing and … Read More

Turning Bellbottoms Into Skinny Jeans: A Helpful Guide.

August 21, 2013 |

I’m going on a trip to Seattle soon to attend the Penny Arcade Expo. As excited as I am to be going, there’s one downside (other than the crippling anxiety I feel any time I travel, which is multiplied tenfold … Read More