Boobs as distraction?

Howdy crafty friends. We’re in the beginning weeks of COVID-19! You know both Jen and I work in Mental Health as Social Workers, so in our day jobs we’re managing a lot of anxiety in our patients, ourselves, our families and community. I’ve been managing my anxiety by crafting every spare second I’m not working (or drinking unless I can both craft and drink).

We’re both of an age where we need routine screening for breast cancer, so this year we both decided to craft away that anxiety!

I decided to torture my ultrasound tech by making her hold my crafted boob for pictures. I hope she’s found a good use for it! Jen wants her boob to be used as a pin cushion but I can’t make myself use it for that reason, it’s so cute!! AND, for extra measure, I’m including a picture of a neat-o mug I saw at an auction recently that some crafter made!

Knitted Knockers is the organization that releases the pattern for the boob I knit to give to survivors of mastectomy to use as a bra filler. If you’d like to knit your own and send them their way, I’m sure they’d appreciate it!

And, remember! Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds and STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE.

Stand Up Bar Crew

In Japan, they have these lovely little stand up bars that hold about 8 people max. It’s kinda the perfect scene. So listen to this episode to find out who we would pick for the celebrities to join us at our stand up bar.

Our craft this week is coasters for this beautiful bar. When Jen was in Osaka, she took a pick of his beautiful standup bar named Oui. If you get a chance to go, please do! The bartender was kind to us ridiculous foreigners.

Tattoo? Yes please!

Hello faithful 10 listeners!

Thanks for being patient with us as we are figuring out some technical difficulties on our end uploading some gems of a podcast. This week we talk about tattoos. Because we simply love them. Who doesn’t love a great peace of art that means something on your body? And being with people while getting tattooed? Stuff dreams are made of people.

Here are links to our favorite tattoo artists that we mention in this episode:

Morgan Dana, Two Birds Tattoo

Heidi Scheck, Moonlight Tattoo

Darcy Nutt, Chalice Tattoo Studio

Here is a downloadable PDF to give to your tattoo artist as a thank you for their time and creative energy.

Also, if you think the drink we’re drinking sounds good, here’s where Sheila found the recipe!

We’re outta here stitches….

This week we discussed what bands we would want at our goodbye party for our jobs. Cause every social worker dreams about rage quitting at least once a week. And want to have money to throw themselves a party as they leave. Because, let’s face it, we are sick of potlucks. That’s just how we do things in this overworked and under paid field. Of course, Jen couldn’t pick just one, she had to pick an opener. Here’s the our goodbye poster, enjoy!!!!!!

Headband of the Day

Date Caramels!

Do you have craft fails? Are they spectacular? Do they make you miss Regretsy? Because this one was a total failure for me.

First, both Jen and I confess that neither of us can actually wear headbands. I mean, that should have been a clue to myself that this one was going to be a NO GO. I did my research. I looked on Pinterest for ideas about how I could make the perfect headband that would fit my weird head. I bought my materials. I trialed and error-ed. I bought a headband at Target that I thought might stay on my head and if it did, I’d try to reconstruct it. I’m not going to show you my failure, I’m not that vulnerable.

Well, fuck all that shit. This head can’t handle a headband. Ponytails for life!

Porta Potty Pollyanna

Everyone has embarrassing kid stories. Mine is quite the gem. It involves a porta potty. Entrigued? You should be.  The one person who I think who could retell this traumatic experience in a hilarious way would be Jessica Williams. Take a listen and then just imagine how Jessica would spin this delightful yarn. In honoring her, we’ve created this notebook. Face your fears and turn it into celebrity crafting gold people!

Instructions on how to make your own are quite simple:

Step 1: Buy a notebook

Step 2: Print out pictures for said notebook

Step 3: Modge Podge the shit out of those pictures on the notebook

Step 4: Let that baby dry and write traumatically funny stories in it.