Friday, January 15, 2016

New title, new start!

I've been living in China, where internet access can be difficult and connecting with the rest of the internet is a challenge. My blog has been sadly neglected. I'm trying to remedy that! Over the next few weeks I hope to get the cobwebs dusted off and something interesting added. Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moving to a new host!

I've decided to move my blog to my own domain!
I will be moving to Thailand (not China, long story) next month and having both a travel blog and a craft blog will be a bit much so I am combining the two!

You can find me here:
My Little Bit of Peril

or if you prefer, please feel free to add me on Google+
Jennifer on G+

The new blog is not up and running yet but I should get it finished within a few more days!
Thanks everyone!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Woolbuddy bunny

Woolbuddy bunny, originally uploaded by Captain Schlumpy.

I really have been doing something other than playing Sims 3! I got a woolbuddy needle felting kit from NYC comic con. When I moved I packed it and only rediscovered it the other day. I think he turned out pretty cute! The woolbuddy site ( has a ton of cute felting kits you can buy. They have step by step photo instruction for each kit. I made mine a little different than the pictures to put the schlumpy stamp on it, so to speak. :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

Things that distract me from crafting

tending his garden, originally uploaded by Captain Schlumpy.

I'm a little bit of a geek. It's true and not really all that shocking. Although I have been working on various things for short periods of time, I've also been playing a shocking amount of Sims 3! This is my sim, Eiji. He's currently a master gardener. His lifetime goal is to be a master of the arts so I need to make him spend more time practicing guitar and painting and less time talking to his plants. Anyway, I'm trying to cut down on the sims and spend more time on the crafts but I guess we all need a break now and again!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dear Jill or there's always one I can't finish

Dear Jill, originally uploaded by Captain Schlumpy.

There always seems to be one gift I just can't get finished in time for the holiday. I have good intentions, really I do. I start early. I gather materials together. I set aside time every day to work on things. Something always works against my careful planning. This year it was a combination of leaving my job, moving half way across the US, and not being able to find the correct colors of yarn to use. I owe two people Jayne hats and they won't be done before Sunday. True fans of the TV show Firefly will understand that the hat Jayne receives from his mother has to be the right color or you just shouldn't bother. I'll get them done, and luckily the recipients are the understanding types. True fans are willing to wait for the real deal!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

German holiday market in Chicago

I took the Capitol limited from Washington DC to Chicago as part of my trip back to my mom's house. I had a long layover in Chicago while waiting for my final train. Instead of visiting the museums, I decided to wander around town instead. I stumbled across a German holiday market not too far from the train station! Lucky! I really wish I could have brought one of these lighted stars home but they were a bit too big to fit in my suitcase.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Good bye New York, I'll miss you!

I have been an idle blogger for the last few weeks. I was busy finishing up at my job, packing, and moving things back to central Illinois. All this was done in anticipation of moving to Japan next year. I will have some crafty posts coming up since I am making all of my gifts this year. I'm also hoping to line up some guest posts in the new year!