Sunday, 16 December 2012

December 16, 2012 at 03:55PM

Foggy old day here in Aarhus

December 16, 2012 at 03:51PM

Love the cute shelter thing down at the boat harbour. It's made of actual boat, so you know it's good.

December 16, 2012 at 03:21PM

Motherflippin' STEAMTRAIN!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Family photo fail .... or win? Don't care...laughed my arse off.

Our child ruined a lovely family photo with his creepy face pulling.

So I ruined it more ...... with photoshop :)

Monday, 5 November 2012

November 05, 2012 at 05:48PM

All these #toys are waiting for the little fella to arrive. Hurry up #baby !!!

November 05, 2012 at 03:37PM

Apparently, this is how sleeping by the heater should be done. #cats #tuxedo #cosy

Sunday, 4 November 2012

November 04, 2012 at 05:14PM

She looks shocked. Or bemused. Not sure which. #cat #tuxedo

Friday, 2 November 2012

November 02, 2012 at 07:17PM

Why I love the classifieds. Next to new baby car seat for next to nothing! via Instagram

Saturday, 25 August 2012

I couldn't help myself.......TENTACLE!

Just been watching the 'Elder Sign' episode of Tabletop on Geek and Sundry's youtube channel. Felicia Day's 'Tentacle' outburst, and Wil Wheaton's subsequent appeal to the internet prompted me to make this:

Sorry Felicia....I couldn't help myself!

Monday, 4 June 2012

One does not simply eat Minas Tirith

Kali trying to eat Minas Tirith and The White Tower of Ecthelion....

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Fodio. Delineo. Ludo. Amo. Our new family crest.

The upcoming spoonflower competition asked designers to create a family crest. I had so much fun doing this it's hard to describe. My husband had a fair bit of input too, because in the end it's all about him too!

My husband is Danish, so to represent him, there is the Stag and the Viking helmet. I'm Australian and so I have the Koala and the flip-flops. We met on the internet so I have included two linked computers, and we both share a love of gaming and reading - represented by the gaming dice and books. In the centre, a shovel, to signify my husband's job as an Archaeologist, and a paint brush for my job as an Artist. Our motto, written out in Latin, has therefore become: "Dig. Draw. Play. Love." (At least that's what I think it says. I translated the verbs from our Latin/English dictionary, so fingers crossed it doesn't actually say something like "Poop. Bottoms. Daffodil. Merkin".)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Something silly for my love.

I made this very simple and naïve heart today to have waiting on the husband's desk for when he got home from work. Kali cat, being a massive attention whore, wanted in on the picture taking action and then got completely distracted by some birds outside.

The heart itself was a very easy 2-flat-pieces-sewn-together job (based on the hearts in this post at Craft Blog) because I still haven't started in on learning amigurumi properly yet. But I will....yes, I will.

Just after I had finished making it, there was a buzz at the door and these babies arrived:

Yeah, I've pretty much got the greatest man in the universe.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Something that bothers me.....

As a huge Doctor Who fan, there has been something that has been bothering me when it comes to other fans and their fan art. The problem is this: Those fans who sell their fan art on t-shirts, posters etc.

Of course it is not all creators of fan art who do this, and of course not only Doctor Who fans do it - it's just that as a Doctor Who fan, I often come across t-shirts or posters on sale online in my mad fangirl search for anything Whovian. I do understand that these people have put a lot of love and effort into the fan works they create, and a lot of them are unbelievably talented, witty, moving fun etc.

But the thing is, the idea, the characters, the story - those things are not theirs to sell. In the case of Doctor Who of course, the intellectual property of the characters and the story belong to the BBC. The same is true for almost all modern stories, movies, tv shows, podcasts, websites etc. Someone at some stage, worked very hard to create those characters, that story, that script, that universe, that site. So why do people feel that they have the right to take that persons hard work and make money from it?

Now, I am sure that there are some wonderful people out there who go about these things in the right way. They do their research and contact the original creator, or the legal copyright/intellectual property rights holder, and ask for permission to use their ideas in a commercial way. But I'm also sure that unfortunately, the majority of these artists don't do that.

I wonder how those artists would feel then, if an original idea of theirs was stolen, pasted on a website for sale, and they got absolutely nothing from it? If the hours they had put into that work were essentially taken from them, and some other random person got all the monetary benefit of those creative moments of their artistic life. As an artist myself, the very thought of that happening to me makes my blood boil. So I really dont understand how others can find it within themselves to do it to the creator/s of their favourite tv show, movie or story. If they love the original work so much? Why do they basically disrespect it by stealing it to line their own pockets?

I am of course in no way adverse to people using their skills to express the joy they have towards their favorite things. Sure, display them online, show off your skills, enjoy the adulation of other fans for a job well done. But just don't sell it.

After thinking long and hard about this, and as an artist who sells online as well, I'm now making a conscious effort to go through my own works to make sure that the pieces I have on sale are not based on someone else's ideas. If that means I lose money, then so be it. I'm happy to take that hit. And I truly hope that other artists who read this, seriously consider doing the same.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sunday dish scrubbie

A quick project for this snowy cosy Sunday - A square dish scrubbie. One side is a basket-weave stitch (shown above) and the other just simple single crochet. I worked a pretty shell stitch edging on as well.

It was fun and fast, and I love making little dish scrubbies, especially when I want to learn a new stitch.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Going viral

Well, this is what I would hope a 'viral' work would consist of. 
But it's more likely to be guys getting hit in the plums and cats with captions.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

International Rivalry in the Home: Big Rocks Edition.

My husband just emailed me from work telling me that, tomorrow when he drives across the country to deliver some important archaeology thing-a-me-bobs, he will be passing by Denmark's largest rock: Hvissingestenen.

He then proceded to big it up a bit, and boldly claimed that it would, and I quote, "make Uluru it's bitch".

'Ooh' I thought, 'that sounds impressive. Why haven't we visited that before?'

I then scrolled down to see that he had linked me to the Danish wiki page for Hvissingestenen.

Big mistake.

Lets see Hvissingestenen shall we?

And now Uluru:

Now lets have a look at some of the differences here.

First, you can take a picture of ALL of Hvissingestenen from a few meters away on the ground. The picture of Uluru above was taken from a helicopter from several kilometres away and it still doesn't quite capture it all.

Next, tree size comparison. See those tall green things towering OVER Hvissingestenen? Those are trees. Now see the masses of tiny green dots around the base of Uluru? Those are trees. Things are becoming clearer, yes?

And finally, I think one of the main things that needs to be noted here is the fact that Uluru DOES NOT NEED FENCE PALINGS TO HOLD IT UP.

I rest my case.

Sunday, 15 January 2012


Image from 'English Society' by George Du Maurier via:

Text by me because, again, this is what went through my head when I saw it.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Pinning like a mofo

I heart Pinterest. Heart it lots. If you haven't been on there yet you should probably check it out.

No. Wait. Don't. You'll just get addicted and spend all your spare time there browsing the pretties and the funnies and the awesome Doctor Who geekiness.

Anyway, they have a little bookmarklet tool that I find pretty useful for pinning stuff I find around the web, and today I inadvertently stumbled upon an awesome trick. It made me stupidly happy to figure it out, but I'm sure other people knew it already.

You want to know what it is?

Well check this out...

Yeah, I know...simple but awesome right.

I'll shut up now and get back to looking at the crochet boards :P

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Old illustration silliness

I've become obsessed with browsing old books on Project Gutenberg. Some of the stuff one finds is bizarre, some is wonderful, and some is just a hoot.

I particularly love seeing old illustrations, and my brain, being my brain, tends to add captions to some of said images.

Case in point :- This image comes from "L'Illustration, No. 0409, 27 Décembre 1850" . This is what I imagined was playing out when I saw it:

It still makes me giggle.