Sunday, March 22

what's a stuffie?

I randomly found (like always) this amazing website swap-bot. Swap-bot is a website for swapping crafts, crafts supplies, coffee/tea, mixed cds, emails, anything really. I'm obsessed!
The website has many strange names for things. It took me a little while, and lots of googling, to find out what some of these terms meant. Stuffie was one of those terms. A stuffie (aka softie) is basically a handmade stuffed animal. The swap-bot wiki describes it as
stuffie- a soft toy made from fabric or yarn. These can take on any shape or size, be based on real animals or fantasy “monsters” and creatures. Fabrics often used are cotton, felt, yarn. Stuffies can be sewn, knitted or crocheted.
Here's how to make a stuffie/softie.
I like the idea of making monster stuffies. I think I'll stick to that for a while. Here's my first try at one.

Friday, March 6

list of current favorites

Every once in a while I like to post these lists of just random favorites of mine, at the moment.

Tom Selleck
Hagan Dazs mango sorbet, nice ice cream alternative
flowers and plants
fresh produce
this video
house plans
On the Border/Moe's
green olives
1950s music

Stem Cell Research Reversal

Obama is expected to reverse restrictions of stem cell research funding.

"Opponents of the research argue that embryonic stem cell technologies are a slippery slope to reproductive cloning and can fundamentally devalue human life. Those in the pro-life movement argue that a human embryo is a human life and is therefore entitled to protection.
Contrarily, supporters of embryonic stem cell research argue that such research should be pursued because the resultant treatments could have significant medical potential. It is also noted that excess embryos created for in vitro fertilization could be donated with consent and used for the research.
The ensuing debate has prompted authorities around the world to seek regulatory frameworks and highlighted the fact that stem cell research represents a social and ethical challenge." -wikipedia