Hi folks, and welcome once again to the Kitties Are the Best Friday Potluck.
Still not quite on Friday, but I'm getting closer. Tell you what: I'll work on my punctuality, and in the meantime, you have some rice krispie treats
and I'll try to make it worth the wait.
I've said it before
, and I'll say it again: doggies
are the beast
. And while kitties are indeed the best, you know what's (almost) even better? Kitties in pants
And now, from the One Good Thing Leads to Another Files:
While browsing at Drawn
, I happened to come across this lovely picture
by Art Lad
. He's a six-year-old who draws stuff, and his dad
helps him post it in a blog. You'd think it would be obnoxiously precious (or at least, I
would, being the cynical misanthope that I am), but the kid's a pretty good draw-er, and the blog is written in his own voice, so there's no parental pontification about how brilliant and amazing Little Picasso is. It's just nice. Here's hoping it survives the hype
Anyway, Art Lad kindly pointed me in the direction of Rurality
, a lovely little blog that's one of my new favorites. It's very simple and laid-back, and seems to be primarily composed of photos of pretty things. It's like a moment of zen meditation. Plus, she includes snakes
in the category of pretty things, so you know she rocks.
Quietly perhaps, but rocks nonetheless.
Next, one of Rurality's posts
made mention of the intriguingly-named Month of Softies
. It is, in short, a bunch of people making crafty things
according to a monthly theme
, and sharing pictures of them
. These things are usually small and soft
(hence the name), but sometimes not soft
, and sometimes very, very not small
And it just so happens that Month of Softies resides on Loobylu
, the blog of Australian illustrator and toymaker Claire Robertson
, who makes and draws all kinds of things that are incredibly cute, and yet somehow do not inspire me to strangle her, and that's a hard balance to strike. Also, you'll see that on her main page, she's very conveniently created a list of links to a plethora of other neato crafty
sites, so I don't have to. Thanks, Loobylu!
Rurality (remember her, from way back when?) also led me to Happy and Blue2
, which I'm sure is a very nice blog, but I really can't say, because all I've looked at is his Cool and Free list, which includes fantabulous items such as the Church Sign Generator
, the South Park Character Generator
, and the Crazy Paper Doll Lady
. How awesome is Crazy Paper Doll Lady? So awesome that she made an Aishwarya Rai
doll, just one of her many Bollywood dolls
. But who in the hell is Kalan Porter
? Oh. Canada
Looking at all these crafty folks reminded me of Knitty
, a wonderful site that I haven't been to in a while, which is all about knitting
, a hobby I haven't done in a while - but I've got to start it up again. It's already mid-August, so if I'm going to make Min a scarf
, or even a hat
and some mitts
in time for him to wear them when he'll actually need them, I'd better get crackin'. And if I'm really industrious, I can whip up a little something
for myself, too.
And finally, the news. A British man confessed to bigamy when all three of his wives
showed up at the hospital where he was recovering from a triple bypass. The one-bypass-per-wife joke is really too obvious, but I will say that it puts your mom's admonitions to always wear clean underwear into perspective.
Anything else? No, I guess that's it for now.