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.

Did someone mention rollerskating? And a birthday?

Hello all,

This episode centers around a rollerskating birthday party. Yep. It’s real. Especially for people turning 40 like our wonderful, talented, and amazing friend Kate. I know you wish you could have been there. But you too at home can create your very own leg warmers to match whatever magical outfit you choose to wear at your next rollerskating birthday party. They are a quick knit and totally worth it!

Here is a picture of Kate’s gorgeous gam covers. I made up my own pattern by by morphing a couple of free ones online. If you are a person that needs a pattern, here’s a link to a pattern that is similar. I recommend using bulky yarn and size 13 needles cause they knit up quick that way.

And one of the three tiered cake I made. Cause Funfetti!!!

Almonds and magnets anyone?

First, this episode is dedicated to the lovelies at Call Your Girlfriend who hosted a live show here in Seattle recently. I’ve been a big fan for years now. I bled for Amina. I bought all the swag. I subscribe to The Bleed. I thought about making a SquareSpace page.  (Good job, Gina!) Hardcore. Fan.

Jen and I went to The Neptune here in Seattle to bathe in their greatness. We had a terrible drink and a fascinating experience with a bartender. Things were going great. (I mean once we got our drinks fixed…)

But, then, special guest. None other than the AMAZING IJEOMA OLUO. Jesus. First of all, every word she spoke was liquid gold, and second of all-she’s lit from within y’all. We’re working up an episode *just* about her.

Since I already bought all the CYG merch, Jen decided to make me EXTRA. These ladies now have a special place on my fridge and I look at them every morning when I’m reaching in for my breakfast of a handful of blueberries. Jen’s magical, guys. I think she pilfered through her recycling bin and made me something out of this world. For instruction on how to create your own, check out these instructions.

Sorry Baby, X

Dear World,

We love Sandra Oh. So should you. And you should love her in the brilliant show Killing Eve. Does it have drama? Yes. Does it have witty dialogue? Yes. Does it have two kick ass ladies in the title roles? Yes. Does it talk about traveling all over Europe? Yes. So we’ve made baggage tags that you too can crest to show your love for the show and Sandra Oh.

Here’s the template in case you want to try a hand at making your own wonderful bag tags. SGSD Bag Tags

You’re welcome,

Jen and Sheila