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Sunday Snapshot: Pussyhat + Pussycat with Tiny Cranky Haley

Sunday Snapshot: Pussyhat + Pussycat with Tiny Cranky Haley

A pussyhat-themed Tiny Cranky Haley just didn’t seem right without my mischievous Simon Paws. Because, oh, the many joys of curious cats in the craft studio!

Speaking of making my drawings move: I’m definitely getting better at digital illustration, which makes creating animated GIFs like this one a whole lot easier. Hooray for practice-makes-perfect, and hooray for technology! So, you can probably look forward to seeing even more of these fancy moving Tiny Cranky Haley drawings in the future, because, turns out, they’re especially fun to make when I’m in serious procrastination mode.

A quick note for the uninitiated: In case you’re not already familiar, Tiny Cranky Haley is a mini version of me that I draw sometimes, mostly when I’m annoyed, but also when I’m delighted, or when the cat has done something weird. You can see more of Tiny Cranky Haley on #tinycrankyhaley on Instagram.

Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the Cats!

Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the Cats! | The Zen of Making

Happy New Year from Tiny Cranky Haley and the cats!

We hope your 2015 is filled with joy, creativity, and a minimum number of cat farts!

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Tiny Cranky Haley: Knitting and Cat Farts

Tiny Cranky Haley: Knitting and Cat Farts | The Zen of Making

The first animated Tiny Cranky Haley ever!

Every day, it’s knitting and cat farts. Every. Single. Day. (And sometimes in stereo, when Pixel Cat gets in on the action!)

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Note: Before anyone gets wound up, yes, the cats are eating an appropriate high-quality wet cat food as recommended by our vet. Alas, living things do fart, and farts are stinky.

Sunday Snapshot: Crafty Forensics with Tailor’s Chalk

Sunday Snapshot: Crafty Forensics with Tailor's Chalk | The Zen of Making

This week, I learned that, if you have a razor blade and some patience, you totally can dust for fingerprints with powder scraped from tailor’s chalk. (Actually, I used a razor-edge seam ripper, but same difference.)

I also learned that I’m friends with exactly the right people, as none of them were even remotely surprised when I MacGyvered up said crafty latent print action.

Sunday Snapshot: Crafty Forensics with Tailor's Chalk | The Zen of Making

The fingerprint in question.

(Full disclosure: My dad is a police officer, so this isn’t exactly a random skill. I grew up knowing how to dust for prints.)

Sunday Snapshot: Crafty Forensics with Tailor's Chalk | The Zen of Making

On a somewhat related subject: I also accidentally created the first of what may become a series of craft-related murder mystery art photos. (I didn’t *mean* to look dead in the picture, but, well, there you have it.)

So, uh, do you think that maybe my subconscious and/or the universe is trying to tell me to write a craft-related cozy mystery series? Because it kind of seems that way to me.

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