"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Good, the Bad, the WTF, and the Ooooooh My Gawd

Hey y'all...I have a bunch of stuff I want to share with you and it's all vaguely related under the crafty heading. Enjoy!

The Good
Remember when I showed y'all the quilt pattern I was helping a friend design? Well, Sheila has made some serious progress on the quilt and says I can share it with you guys. She has finished piecing the center block that includes the machine embroidered saying...

and she has finished the friendship squares that go in each of the four corners...
She has cut out almost all the other pieces for the quilt which means I may get to show y'all another progress picture soon.

The Bad
Honestly, I can't bring myself to put anything here. What I like or find amusing, someone else might think is horrible or vice versa. To get your fill of this, check out Regretsy or Craft Fail.

The WTF?!?
Y'all know I love to crochet. I can even see using crocheting to create striking artwork. But, I just have to scratch my head and say "What the fuck?" when I see these...

created by Rome based artist Magda Sayeg...
the web site calls this a knitted bus but 
Ms. Sayeg is known for her crochet work
so I think it has been misidentified
created by the artist Olek as part of an art exhibit
another Magda Sayg creation...
it was driven through the streets of Rome
created by Washington, DC artist Theresa Honeywell
 
created by Prague artist, Jitka Havlickova
While I can certainly admire the artistry or the color splash offered by these, the mind simply boggles at the sheer number of hours it must have taken to do these.  All of them are full size and, in the case of the bus and the smart car, are driveable. Can you just imagine hopping into that smart car and taking it for a spin...truly odd. A shout out of thanks to Crochet Today! for bringing this fucknuttery to my attention.

Ya know, this post has gotten awfully long. I think I'll put the Ooooooh My Gawd craftiness in a post later today.  You might want to check back because there just might be a chance to win something in that post.

11 comments:

KAM said...

Wow! My husband would love something like that for his VW bus! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my blog for ICLW. Have a great day!

Lavender Luz said...

Sheila is doing a beautiful job. Love it!

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

The quilt is beautiful!

I've never understood why people waste so much yarn on that stuff!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

LOL... those cars are insane!

And your friend's quilt is really looking like it's coming together. Awesome!

Can't wait to see what qualifies as OMG!

Kristin (kekis) said...

Your friend Sheila is very talented! Whoever she gives it to must be extremely loved for her to make such a beautiful gift.

Please do not think of crocheting your car or home or children. Thank you in advance. :)

Shona said...

Love the quilt. well done to Sheila.

Those vehicles are ace. I wonder how you clean them though?

Shona ICLW

Another Dreamer said...

The quilt is looking nice!

OMG about those crocheted items o_O" Just... WOAH. That had to take a lot of time and dedication.

MrsSpock said...

Sheila's project is looking good- that crazy crocheted bus- not so much!

Kakunaa said...

Wow, and I thought I crocheted a lot. That's entirely too overboard!!!

Tell Sheila the quilt looks fantastic! I hope she lets you post the finished product!!!

Once A Mother said...

the quilt is beautiful. I love that green and gold fabric - very unique :)

but yeah... the crocheting of vehicles... i mean it takes talent just for the sheer amount of work that goes into it... but...

ASP said...

Beautiful quilt! I wish I had crafty friends like that! ;)