Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Why Run when you can Craft?

I know that this weekend in Ottawa is Race Weekend - the weekend in which all those uber healthy people run all over the city.  
NOT A RUNNER?  No worries...head out to Monto Park (on Elgin by Jack Percel) and buy monkeys!  

They can do the running for you.

Friday morning I was at work and suddenly I felt like someone was hitting my wall from the other side.  I actually went and confronted my co worker asking him what the heck he was doing.
He wasn't doing anything save sitting at his computer reading emails.
Turned out...there was actually an earthquake in our neighbouring province of Quebec.

Obviously it didn't take long for the social media to talk all about it (me included)

Our local radio station posted this picture of them hiding under their desk from said earthquake clutching one of my monkeys!!!

It's nice to know he was there to take care of them.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Views from Comic Con....

Ren's and my table.  He let me put up the crafty bunting that I had made.

Looks a bit different than my usual table huh!

Shaun checking out the goods.

I ran out of "geeky" stock and had to throw in my regular stuff!  (eep)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

1 Day till Comic Con!

Ren and I spent the evening setting up our shared table...(eating supper seems over rated these days)

Do you have your tickets?  I don't think that they are sold out, so if you have even a little bit of geek in you I dare you to come by.

Can't find me?  How about a handy dandy map?

(I know...this year we can't sit and stare at the celebs...but you DO have to walk by us when you want food!)

2 Days till Comic Con.

Actually, we do infact set up for the Con tomorrow after work....eeeee!

But never mind all that...lets meet some more nerdy monkeys shall we?

Now I never actually played Super Mario Brothers.  My brother was more of a Sega man.  Ask me about Street Fighter or Sonic the Hedgehog and I can share in the conversation.  Mario Brothers?  I got nothing.  However, that doesn't mean that I don't know how important Mario and Mario's world are to fellow nerds.  So when I saw these socks, I knew that I needed them for Comic Con.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

3 Days till Comic Con...

Group Craft number 1.

That is correct...there are more designs then just this one.  

Since my husband Ren and I are sharing a table, it only seems natural that we do some sort of combo piece.
Here we have Jayne of Firefly fame.  Now although Adam Baldwin isn't coming this year there are plenty of Firefly people that are coming to the OCC.   But c'mon....Jaybe has the cool orange hat.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

4 Days till Comic Con...

....and we got a Super Monkey!

He is TOTALLY able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.  Providing you throw him sooper hard.

Monday, May 6, 2013

5 Days to Comic Con

...and I am sewing like mad.  There was a slight glitch today when my Sewing Machine decided that it had been overworked and went on strike.  After a mild heart attack and a few bad words I called a friend and was able to get a replacement until mine can be taken in.  (Mr Sewing Machine...this was NOT a good time for this, Meeka has one Comic Con and two craft shows to prepare for.)

In the mean time...let's feature one of the guys that will be at my table shall we?

What is the first word in Comic Con?  (Actually in this case it is technically Ottawa....but I digress) The magic word we were looking for is COMIC!!!  I was So excited to find these awesome Comic inspired socks - they work PERFECTLY for monkeys and look something out of a Lichtenstein painting.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Countdown to COmic Con begins....

That's  right, there is no rest for the wicked.

After and amazing and successful Handmade Harvest (is that really a surprise?  Those ladies know what you they are doing...) It is time to finalize my gear for Comic Con.  Handmade Harvest, you rock...and always manage to clear out most of my stock "Forcing" me to make new stuff.  Thankfully I have a few weeks before Ravenswing.  But more on that later.

Look...there is me with my Green Tablecloth at the bottom!

Anyways, now begins the countdown to Ottawa Comic Con and the reason for all these nerdy socks.  Stay tuned....we will have a week long Advent Calender with the countdown to the nerdiest most awesomest few days in the city!

I can't wait.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Handmade Harvest!'s that time again!  This Saturday is Handmade Harvest.  Definitely one of my favourites and it should be yours too.  After all, if you are one of the first 50 people you get swag...and like GOOD swag.  A bag full of goodies from each and every vendor that is  in the show.  Some put in coupons, some goodies.  Me?  I put in both.

But be there early if you want swag.  The show starts at 10am but I came in at 8am once and there were a couple people already in line.

For real.

Want more info?  Check out their website HERE!