Tuesday, June 28, 2011


121: Defy gravity.

Ceiling chess anyone?

Wait, maybe we can play laying down....

Wizard's chess? Altered board?


Just magnetized.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


120: Paint it black. Work only with black materials today.

Upcycled Vinyl necklace. Though not entirely black as I added a faux pearl.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


119: Altered puzzle pieces.

I found this rather large piece in a box with another puzzle, I imagine it just got thrown into it in a rapid final clean-up as it was nowhere near the size of the other pieces.

The larger pieces are easier for me right now. I had read (and posted) about a gal who approached the puzzle pieces as odd-shaped inchies. And I really do like that idea.

It is harder to for me to make it a reality as there are all those notches. What could also be the issue is that I have done less than a dozen inchies at this point.

Practice, practice, practice.


118: Make something with your lunch.

Courtesy of one of the new sandwich cutters from Williams-Sonoma;

(Sadly, I ended up with the tiniest loaf of bread ever baked....so there is still some crust.)

The Munchkin is quite the fan of Star Wars. I found these online;

They arrived in a collectible tin, which is actually perfect for Munchkin to use as a lunch box next year. (Not quite a full-sized lunch box, but acceptable for a 5 year old's lunch.)

Monday, June 20, 2011


117: Make a rainbow from everyday objects.

How about something with a rainbow?

Rainbow pendant from a discarded vinyl record.

Made for a charity auction on Facebook.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


116: Mail Art...Take an existing postcard and alter it.

Well, I did do some altering...but not to an existing postcard.

When I rescue vinyl from the recycling center, I bring home the album covers as well. But I really was not sure what to do with all those album covers once their records have been used.

Some of the covers are as trashed as their vinyl counterparts, but some of them still have some cool pictures.

From the latter, I salvaged these two pictures;

and turned them into postcards.

A Little Diversion

Geesh, we all know I have plenty of these.


I love this.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011



I thought this was funny. But we all know I am just not quite right.

Naturally, I had to stitch it.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


115: Yeah, I am going to have a lot of fun with this puzzle one.

Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were born to stand out?


113: Make a puzzle or make something using pieces from a puzzle

I have always wanted to alter a puzzle.

In my crafting arsenal there are several puzzles missing pieces and a few stray pieces (obviously, someone else's missing pieces.)

So, I had a few to choose from.

I will definitely be revisiting this. Maybe even as soon as after I post this.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


112: Work with chocolate.

Today is bus driver appreciation day. So I made my first batch of cake balls.

They are basically birthday cake bites smothered in white chocolate. Oh my.

Yes. I was smart to get these out of the house as quickly as possible.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


111: Be timely

I spent the afternoon with the Mister and my camera in Downtown Stamford this afternoon.

I found this and it is perfect. And not just for this challenge.

Friday, June 3, 2011


110: Birthdaypalooza Continues. Kinda.

The day after my birthday we celebrated with the pizza, cake and ice cream...but I forgot to take any pictures. Oops.

Other than not cooking, and the cake and ice cream I do not really have any traditions for the birthday.

The Mister, however, indulges in a childhood craving every year on his birthday.This year it was one of those huge cookies, last year a pouch of Big League Chew. (I did not even realize they still made that.)

Although in my family, birthday cake is a coveted treat. Even to the point of occasionally celebrating the un-birthday. My aunt had a hankering once and even had it inscribed; Happy Sunday. My mother fed my daughter her first leftover birthday cake breakfast when she was 4. There have been clandestine trips to the bakery for cups of icing.

Apparently, I decided to do go with family tradition and have had birthday cake for breakfast the past three days.

Happy Birthday to me.