Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Handy Smurf

Here's a fun lil test...

Your Score: Handy Smurf

You are 55 % Action Driven, 56% Interpersonal, 48% Street Smart, and 79% Artistic

This test measured 4 variables.

First, this test measured if you place a higher value on words or actions. Both have their own advantages. For instance a skilled negotiator and a skilled firefighter both save lives.

Second, this test compared your intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligences. Simply put intrapersonal intelligence means you understand yourself, while interpersonal intelligence means you understand others.

Third, this test measured if you are more book smart or street smart. Book smart people may be more interested in a variety of topics, while street smart people focus on the most relevant information. Smurfette is very street smart, while Poet Smurf is not.

Fourth, this test measured if you prefer an artistic or functional approach to life. Artistic people may concentrate more on details and ambiance, while functional people focus on if it works. In this case Vanity Smurf would be considered Artistic while Hefty Smurf just wants to lift stuff up.

You are more action driven, more interpersonal, more book smart, and more artistic.

Let's find out why Handy Smurf is the best choice for you!

Handy Smurf is definitely a smurf of action. An unrecognized genius, he can build anything. His trouble lies in his inability to convince others that his inventions are practical. You may not be quite the handysmurf, but you understand the value of hard work. Your high interpersonal intelligence suggests that you know other people well. Handy Smurf loves sharing his inventions with others.

There is no doubting that Handy Smurf is very book smart. How else could he invent so many unique things. Unfortunately with his poor street smart skills he probably couldn't sell anything. Like Handy Smurf you appreciate knowing about a diversity of topics. Of course art and beauty is very important to Handy Smurf in his unique inventions. You also seem to appreciate art, creativity and design.

The 16 possible smurf categories are...

Lazy Smurf, Slouchy Smurfling, Hefty Smurf, Papa Smurf, Jokey Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Sassette Smurfling, Grandpa Smurf, Handy Smurf, Dreamy Smurf, Painter Smurf, Poet Smurf, Baker Smurf, Vanity Smurf, Smurfette, Tailor Smurf

Hey, don't be like Lazy Smurf. If you liked this test, please rate it highly to let others know. Thanks!

Link: The Smurf Personality Test written by greencowsgomoo on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

ok - so get this -

The hot pink ami monkey I made for Miriam and posted yesterday was stolen off her desk!

can you believe it?!?!?

She didn't even have it for a day.

*sending out evil vibes to someone who would actually steal the ami monkey*

Monday, July 30, 2007

Hot Pink Monkey for Miriam

Miriam's birthday was awhile back... so of course, I just recently sent her a birthday present. The pics of the scarf are soon to come... for now, here are some pics of the Hot Pink Monkey I made her.

As usual, no pattern... the eyes are doll eyes and the flower is a Swarovski crystal bead, both from Hobby Lobby.


Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Angles on Q's Dragon

I received some more pictures from Sue of the Dragon Handpuppet that I made for Q. I thought these were cute and gave you a better look at this guy...

Thank you, Sue :o)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


So, I was tagged for the first time... by dear Kate, who is proud to be an Okie From Muskogee.

here's my random, somewhat self-indulgent facts...

1. I am also slightly ambidextrous. I write left-handed almost always, but can write easily/legibly right, too. Writing right-handed is easier for me than left on chalkboards and desks at school (most of those desks were right-handed anyway). I draw a lot of the time with my right hand... mostly kick and throw right, but can throw/kick left. I crochet right-handed99.9% of the time... but can crochet left, too... and have taught both.

2. I am the second youngest out of six kids.... and my dad is the youngest of six. I am the only one in my family who does not have curly hair. I'm also the only one that doesn't not excel at math... which makes it even stranger that I'm the one working in finance.

3. I've worked as a children's party performer while moonlighting as a drag queen stage manager. I've also worked at an elevator repair company, shipping warehouse, and dialysis center.

4. I tore 3 ligaments in my ankle at the same time once... and the bone didn't break.

5. I have had 2 out of the 4 strains of mono.

6. I spent most of my Saturdays in high school either at the Cleveland Museum of Art drawing or taking care of my Grandma. I think I watched The Sound of Music and Frank Patterson Tours Ireland about a hundred times with her. And I know both almost verbatim.

7. I used to hate cats. For a long time I just didn't get them and was a 100% dog person. Now I am a faithful servant to two of them.

8. I was born in Santa Monica, Ca and we moved to Cleveland, Oh when I was 3 mos. old. I lived in Cleveland until I was 18, then I ended up living in Los Angeles for 9 years and worked in Santa Monica for 3 of those years.

my sister thomas, and other family jewels

the siren (ask me for link, please) :)


jen messes with texas





Thursday, July 12, 2007

Kitty Ami for Kate

I wanted to send something to Kate as a thinking of you gift... I know she loves tea and I scoured the internets looking for THE teapot that would be perfect for Kate. I found hundreds of cute ones... big ones, lil ones, bright ones, geometric ones, girly ones... and finally settled on this adorable sheep one. Not wanting to ship it all the way from the UK, I soured the internets once more, trying to find another store that carried this uber-cute pot.

But nada.

So... I ordered it.

About 3-4 days later, I see this post by Kate on her blog...

She had found exactly the same teapot and ordered it from the UK for herself.

What are the odds?


I made her a lil ami kitty because I figured there was no way that she already had one that looked exactly like this one...

so here's hoping :o)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Hand Puppets for Nephews - Dragon and Sheep

The pictures from the June vacation are trickling in... and now I have some more pictures to share of things crocheted for the lil' guys.

First up: A Dragon for Quinlan.

I was originally going to make finger puppets for Quinlan, but then thought that a larger one might be more fun. I was going to suprise him, but the conversation went like this:

Q: a suprise?
M: Yup!
Q: What is it?
M: Well... I can't tell you... but you can guess! ...It's something that you wear on your hand...
Q: Mitten!
M: No... not a mitten, but...
wow. that game didn't last long.

So yeah...

Here is his dragon puppet held by Uncle Andy. I'm hoping for some more angles. I gave him fangs, scales along his spine, and, of course, a forked tonge.

Next up: A Sheep For Atticus

So, I had made Atticus the elephant which he liked. But, he LOVED the dragon hand puppet. love Love LOVED it.

Of course, I had to make him a puppet. I had some fuzzy white yarn that I had packed on accident and it looked like a sheep's wool. Sheep it was!

I thought about Shaun the Sheep in Wallace and Gromit and tried to make him look like my mental image of him.

He turned out kind of poodle like... but here he is anyway giving Mr. Atticus a kiss.

and from the side... you can see hints of his big, long pink tongue: