Sunday, January 31, 2010


post #31 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

Officially my FIRST stencil =D I thought I would decorate my sketchbook. I wanted to incorporate the elastic and I am quite pleased with the results. I am always very nervous about dealing with paint but since this wasn't a complete failure I feel like I may try more projects with paint.

also I am proud to say that I have completed one FULL month of posts for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY. I'm not going to lie, it's been tough mainly because I'm just SO lazy! okay just 11 more months to go...


reconstructed purse

I bought this pillow from IKEA a few years ago because I loved the fabric. I had since then wanted to make it into a purse. I don't know why it took me SO long to actually make it =) But I'm glad it's done!

I did not use a pattern for the purse I just kind of made it up. It was a huge pain. maybe next time I will use a pattern?


Friday, January 29, 2010

post #29 Sean Connery Beanie

post #29 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I found this Sean Connery button last week and I just knew that I wanted it to be on a hat. I had been saving this yarn since my birthday last september and I think they go well together =) Just like me and Sean Connery ♥

Pattern by Ashley Hasse. found on ravelry


Thursday, January 28, 2010


post #28 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I think I may turn this into a "frame" worthy piece of art. I have a few ideas in my head, I just need to figure out what would actually work. In the meantime, enjoy the rough draft =)


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

post #27 Feeling Stressed and Pinned Down?

Post # 27 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

Okay so today's post is going to be uber cheesy. =) enjoy

materials used:
cork board
double sided tape
sharpie (yeah i used a sharpie on my hand. stupid me)


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Post #26 Your Fortune Has Been Read


I have often thought of all the terrible things a fortune could read. "try again" seemed to sting the most.


Monday, January 25, 2010

post #25 Drip Drop My Heart Falls Apart

Post #25 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I wrote this poem today at work and had an idea of how I wanted the drawing to look like. But here is the problem--I cant draw! This piece took me close to 2 HOURS to complete. I wish of all the talents in the world, that drawing was something I could be gifted with...

I plan on donating this piece to OKC's Money Talks, Art Walks event that is approaching soon!

items used:
colored pencil


Sunday, January 24, 2010

post #24 Nevermore...will i go without lunch

post #24 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I'm tired of not eating a decent lunch at work. My mom gave me this "oklahoma census" lunch bag and I decided to dress it up a bit. I'm a little obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe and thought it would go well on my lunch bag. my sandwich is made and ready to be toted to work tomorrow in my new lunch bag!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

post #23 Office halloween party

post #23 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

pencil= mickey mouse from fantasia
paperclip= robot

I originally had a stapler to be a vampire but it looked like a fish? or something really deformed.


Friday, January 22, 2010

NO MORE!!!!!!

When I wake up I shall start my long talked about Zombie project!! It
involves felt, a shadow box, a sexy poem and years of adapting to the
role of a geek

I hope it becomes everything that I have ever hoped it to be but
coated with passion of the zombie vibe.

That is all. Good night my sweets...

Sent from my iPhone

post #22 Cut here

post #22 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project.

No, not suicidal, I just thought of a creepy way to display the "cut here" symbol. My friend Barb ( the holder of the scissors) was amazing and suggested holding scissors to my wrists for added effect.

Thank you Barb =)

artwork by Bill Zorn. Thank you!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

post #21 "Familiar it is"

post #21 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I wrote this poem today and I felt like it needed a creepy picture to accompany the creepy poem---THANK YOU PHOTOSHOP!

I'm very very very new with photoshop so take that into consideration lol. I did find that I had a much easier time with it. Slowly I am getting more comfortable with it...i think?

Anyway I used my eyes and mouth to photoshop that image in. creepy huh?


oh yeah...remember that?

For those of you that used to follow my old blog tarzioo...

I put part of it back up. I had a lot of complaints from people that wanted my knitting patterns and since I had my ravelry, flickr, craftster and instructables sites linked to tarzioo, I can understand how it would have been frustrating. I didn't delete anything from it, I just put it all in hibernation. I sort of picked out the posts that i wanted put back up. I may go back later and put more up? Or maybe I'll just merge these two together? not sure yet.

The reason i changed blogs is no longer relevant. I have since made my peace with the issues that caused this diversion. I'd rather not dive deeper into it as I have worn out my frustrations over christmas break. I had made my last efforts in repairing any type of resolution over my "friends" that i've known for several years. I just came to a point where I was too irritated when around them rather than now, with zero contact. Sometimes you just need to look at your life and be selfish. Am I unhappy? well let's fix that because it's NO ONE'S job to ensure that you're happy. Even if you've known the same people for years and years, if it grows into something that makes you a bitter ass bitch, then something needs to change.

I'm happier now. I can actually say that and believe it.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shyguy Decor


I had been wanting to stitch something on this hoodie for quite some time now! And anyone that knows me, knows my sick obsession with shyguy. i ♥ him!

I stitched this free hand with no tracing. I just eyeballed a shyguy sprite and tried my best to keep the lines looking even. 2 hours later and...ta da! finished =)


post#20 Expectations


I made this during my lunch break and ALL my co-workers were staring at me like i was completely crazy! haha


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


post #19 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I plan on making a series with this concept of the internet showing up in odd places. =)


Cd swap

I recently participated in a cd swap with my co-workers daughter. I
must say that whenever my co-worker would say that I reminded her of
her daughter I never gave it much thought. But after meeting her last
week, yeah I am definitely see it. I think it was maybe after our 5
min conversation that consisted only of quotes from movies! Awesome!

Okay so in the swap I received the soundtracks for "whip it", "
American beauty", "donnie darko", "marie antoinette", and a lovely
mixed cd.

I gave her the soundtracks for "500 days of summer", "the royal
tenenbaums " and various mixed CDs from my own personal collection.

The conclusion? Our music taste isn't quite in sync but who's is? I
think we planned on swapping more? I'm happy.


Sent from my iPhone

Monday, January 18, 2010

POST #18 A Penny For Your Thoughts

post #18 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I wrote this poem at work today. I had a different idea of how it would look but that fell through. Perhaps I will go back and retry it? or design a new layout for it? in the meantime enjoy the poem.


Sunday, January 17, 2010


post #17 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project

I had an idea to crochet a gun. turn something completely harmless--yarn, into a killing weapon. a little twisted but all in good fun. My roommate was kind and modeled for this photo. BIG THANKS!

materials used:

pattern written by me


detached for a reason

I apologize for not adding much emotion to my posts. I've been somewhat detached from blogging. I think it's because I've been pouring all my efforts into my flickr MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project. At work, my mind used to wander, causing me to write depressing poetry. In a way I feel relieved that I can finally stray from that mindset. It sickens me to be honest. Now that I must produce one "decent" photo for my flickr project, my mind stays focused on that. I find that my mind gets very in depth with ideas that most find weird/confusing. This is okay though. My flickr project is more of a device to force my mind to grow with new pathways of creativity. It also forces me to stop being so god damn lazy! WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT INDEED!!!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

oops I fell...


This poor little teddy bear took a dive off the shelf and his little stitches fell apart =(

material used:
pattern written by me.


Friday, January 15, 2010

You Can't Erase the End


materials used:

I thought this up today and my original thought was to write "sinner" on the eraser and have the caption read "you can't erase yourself." I refrained from doing so as I feared that it would have reflected some christian message which is not a point that I wanted made at all.

So, here is the redesign. Basically it states that no matter your efforts, you can't erase your end. Be it by relationships, careers, self criticism, etc. It's written in ink and can't be changed.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Post #14 You Know You're An Addict When...

...the letters from the keyboard are plastered to your fingertips!!


I planned this out and in my head it seemed simple enough...WRONG! First of all there was NO gray pen to match the gray keyboard lettering so my roommate wrote on my fingertips while i smudged off the harsh black color. I then photoshopped the selected letters off the keyboard through a vigorous cut and paste method as I am still unskilled to do anything else.

side note:yikes! photoshop! i'm terrible at it! Stop! don't look too close you can definitely see all the errors!!)

Thank you to my roommate who without her help I would have been unable to write on the letters and take this photo!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Knitting the Color Purple


red + blue = purple! haha yes! simple and informative? Hopefully you enjoyed this picture as I enjoyed making it =)


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

falling through


Inspired by the song "1901" by Phoenix who is actually singing "fold it, fold it, fold it" rather than what I believed to be "falling, falling, falling"

yep. did you learn something today? cuz I sure did lol.

In retrospect I would have used a different color instead of yellow. Overall I am pleased with the results


the truth of it all post #11

Okay maybe this is a little weird, I admit that. I do want to be expressive with my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY photoset. I want to try and work outside of my normal thinking and try new ideas. Forgive me if it's a little off.


mmm yes!

I've had this song stuck in my head ALLLL day! yes it's from New Moon, but it's Thom Yorke! so take it for what it is. an excellent song!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

post#10 cable rich beanie

post #10 for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project is a beanie. What can I say, it's cold here in Oklahoma so I'm definitely going overboard with winter wear! My iphone doesn't show the exact color of this yarn. it is a light yellowish green color. The skein labels it lemon grass.

I found the pattern here


Saturday, January 9, 2010

post #9 edible pacman

post #9 for MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY--food that resembles pacman!

I had seen various posts around here with food that resembles pacman and as I stared at my moonpie that i got from christmas I thought that it could easily become a pacman lol.


striped beanie

among my many projects, I managed to get this done. I originally started it a few days ago but didn't get it completely finished until 2 days ago. I remember watching "Lost in Translation" while knitting this. good times!

I knit this with 2 strands of yarn at the same time so it was knit super quick! I attached the flower that i needle felted a few days ago. I love this hat! it is SO SO SO SO warm!!

pattern found here here


Friday, January 8, 2010

post #8 knitted bow

post #8 for my Make Something Cool Everyday is a knitted hair bow

I didn't use a pattern for this but it wasn't too hard to create. I just used my leftover yarn from a hat that I made a few weeks ago. I do love this green color!


Thursday, January 7, 2010

post #7 luscious beanie

my #7 post for my MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERYDAY project---a luscious beanie!

I found this pattern on ravelry by Julie Weisenberger. The pattern was incredibly easy to follow and I enjoy the finished product. I whipped this hat out in 1 day which is perfect because the weather here is COLD!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

post #6 paper cut

I made a paper knife using cardstock and tape. I used yarn to show gory blood.

I probably could have taken this to a further, gross and icky level but I thought that would take away from the presence of the paper knife and thus the theme--paper cut.

I hope this made you smile in a weird way =)


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

post #5 flower power

post #5 for my MAKE SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY project is a flower that I needle felted. **applause** i DID NOT stab myself this time!! yes! So thrilled about that! normally I stab myself with these incredibly sharp needles when i try to needle felt but today i escaped it!

the plan is to eventually finish this black and white beanie and attach this flower. stay tuned! i'll finish it ONE day! haha


Monday, January 4, 2010

post #4 froggies

For my #4 post for my MAKE SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY project I made an origami frog.

I had this idea of a "from 2D to 3D" photoset for sometime now. I think I will expand upon it throughout the year so stay visual! be excited for I am!

I honestly don't remember where I learned to make the origami frog. I started making them in 3rd grade and I used to make whole family of frogs and carry them around in origami baskets that I also made. I was a sad sad child haha


Sunday, January 3, 2010

post number three expressed through poetry...ah ha

Post #3 for my MAKE SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY project is this poem.

It took me about 5 minutes to write this poem but about 30 minutes to pull out the red writing.

I think tomorrow I may explore the world of origami...exciting!


"I believe this distantly"



I never really knew my grandpa that well. I do know that he was a well respected Kiowa man that fought to keep our indian traditions alive. He was one of the few that went to congress to defend our use of Peyote for our native american church. He made many many friends and ran many peyote meetings.

What I do remember is that he never referred to me as Taraneh, but as Boyoma. My indian name that he picked. Among his many talents was his ability to paint. I wish that I could have known him now because I think he would have been impressed with my beading. I hear that's one area he was unable to really grasp =)

here is a painting that is hanging at my grandma's house


Ginger as a puppy!!!!!

My dad sent me the only photos that exist of Ginger as a puppy!! Geez that was almost 9 years ago!! this makes me incredibly sad...


Saturday, January 2, 2010

post #2

I'm going strong still. Here is post #2 from my MAKE SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY project.

and here are some other sketches that i made

also check out these knitted fingerless gloves.

I found the pattern on ravelry


Friday, January 1, 2010

new plans

Okay as I have mentioned in the past, I am going pro on flickr. Very few things can actually inspire me, but after viewing LaserBread's "make something cool everyday" photo set, I feel the need to tackle this same project. I hope to be successful with my posts and although I do not have anywhere near the same talent level as this guy, I hope that I will continually improve throughout the year.

Here is a link to my flickr photo set make something new everyday

So, here is post #1

pattern found on knitty