YouTube Tuesday: North of the Border

I found North of the Border when I fell down the rabbit hole of book nook creation. I had started out looking at videos teaching me how to make my own book nook,and it went downhill from there. I got lost for hours looking at videos related to book nooks, and North of the Border was one of the top five I liked when I finally freed myself from the maze.

Adam is the man behind the hands and voice of North of the Border. Strangely enough, the name of his channel only makes sense to those who live in North America – he lives in Canada. Still, it’s part of the man’s quirky sense of humor and laid back style. He makes “lots of tiny nerdy things” – his words, not mine. For only being on YouTube for about six months, the channel has over nine thousand subscribers. Yes, he’s that good!! Don’t take my word for it however! Check out the newest book nook/diorama he’s created mashing up LOTR and Star Wars!

Gandalf vs the Balrog/Rancor

I hope you enjoy watching and listening while he makes some seriously fun stuff.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

YouTube Tuesday – The Paper Outpost

I found this lovely person when I was perusing papercrafting. Thanks to her, I’m considering trying my hand at journal making.

The Paper Outpost is run by Pam. She lives in Florida, but she’s from Canada. Helping her in the background is her husband, her Aftican Gray parrot, two lovebirds and a puppy. She’s a very prolific creator so she has a lot of videos and releases one almost every day.

She shows everything from how to make the journal to decorating the pages. She uses as much scrap items as she can and loves to use things she’s gotten from thrift stores. Her tools are also things you should be able to get fairly cheap, and she always offers alternatives. She loves inking too by the way. She’s fun to watch so if you’re into papercrafting, or just curious, check out the video below:

As always, don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself.

I’ll see you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

YouTube Tuesdays: bigstackD Casting

My youngest son turned me on to this guy. He makes ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response)videos where he doesn’t speak. You do hear him scraping at slag, the sound of melting ice hissing and assorted other sounds. He uses text to let you know what he’s doing, and he doesn’t overdo it either. His humor comes through even in text so that’s nice.

He lives in Australia, and he’s taken recycling metals to a whole new level, imho! He shows you how to smelt metals and turn them into a great many others things, and he’s a stickler for safety! He’s been making videos since 2007, and he has Lots of them to enjoy! I highly recommend you check him out if only out of curiousity. Below is a link to one of his videos:

If you want to see what else he has on tap, here’s the link to his channel:

Newest Etsy Addition

Below is my newest addition to my Etsy shop.  It’s a stroller blanket. 🙂  I am working on a second large project even after I told myself I wouldn’t do another after finishing the peacock.  Still, the new project is proving to be fun to make so I’ll continue with it.

Please, visit my shop and tell your friends about it too.  I do take some commissions so it doesn’t hurt to ask, either here or at the shop.  I’m using the money to save up for a car so I can move out of the motel I’m currently living in and get into a place more secure.  I also can’t have my furbaby Oliver with me, and I miss her a lot!

The shop’s name is Griffin’s Market.  Yes, I realize it’s not a terribly creative name, but I wasn’t looking for creative when I started the shop.  My wares are my creation.

With that I bid you all adieu.  I’ll catch you on the flipside and as always, don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!


Griffin’s Market

Griffin’s Market is the name of my Etsy shop.  I know it’s not too original, but it gets the job done.

I have four items already listed on there – including my just finished peacock project.  I will be listing more items as I get pictures made and get projects done.

I take some commissions as well so don’t hesitate to ask.

The link is : GriffinsMarket

Let me know if the link doesn’t work.

See you all on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

As Promised – Peacock Project

I actually finished this project several days ago, but I had so much other stuff going on I didn’t have time to sit down to write a post until now.

This piece was originally supposed to be for an accent pillow.  I found the pattern in a vintage pattern book circa 1915 – The Priscilla Filet Crochet Book No. 2 in fact.  The pattern called for size 300 thread which I had no clue about so, I used what I had.  The piece is now 47 inches wide by 55 inches tall.  I am selling it on Etsy too –

If the above link doesn’t work, please let me know.  So far, it’s working.

That’s it for now folks, more to come, so see you on the flipside.  Enjoy and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!