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Who’s Corvus?

About Me


Well, what do you want to know? Five foot four inches, blue eyes, brown hair, and twenty-six in Denver, Colorado.   I’m a microbiologist currently working as a lab tech in an infectious disease testing lab. I work specifically on organ and tissue donors, and am rather proud of playing my small part in the process of saving people’s lives. It makes the repetitive parts more satisfying. I want to get a few more degrees (MPH? MD? PhD?) and go work in outbreak response some day. I will be the big nerdy scientist who swoops down when people start to get sick, figures out where it’s coming from and how it’s spreading, and stops those little microbial bastards cold.


In the meantime, I make stuff. Mostly I sew, knit, and embroider. I also enjoy photography, cooking and drawing.  I’m trying to figure out the whole painting deal, and I also play the violin and flute.  I am a creative sort of science nerd.


Nerd? Oh yes, I am a nerd. A huge nerd. My nerdiness defies limitation. I am a book nerd, a comic nerd, a craft nerd, a fitness nerd, a travel nerd, and of course a science nerd.  I am a scientist, a skeptic, and an atheist, and make attempts at being an artist.


I am…. sick of talking about myself.


Amongst all my other adventures, I’m in the midst of starting up a business selling multi-imprinting iron-on embroidery pattern transfers. With my full-time job, it is a slow-going “in the midst”. Meanwhile, I post lots of free embroidery patterns to my blog, betwixt my own crafty projects and adventures.


I admit there have not been very many crafty projects and adventures lately, because I haven’t figured out how to balance the blog and the job just yet (mostly it’s the night shift aspect that’s killing me- my apartment doesn’t have the best lighting to photograph crafts at 3 AM), but just stick with me. Good things are coming.


Comment Policy


I’ve got no rules on commenting, though I do reserve the right to delete comments (particularly spam). What I’m referring to when I say comment policy is instead how I respond to comments: that is to say, I try to respond to all of them, but I respond in thread.


I do this in hopes of fostering discussion and providing answers for any who may have a question, and not just the original commenter. Thus, to see a reply, either click the box that says “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” or come back to the post later to see my response. If you’d like a more direct conversation or have a question or comment you don’t want shared with the greater internet, feel free to e-mail me at I don’t bite (much) and I love connecting with other crafters, so please don’t be shy!


Photo Policy


I love being talked about and feeling like a part of the crafty community, so feel free to take my photos without asking for your own blog posts, inspiration, etc. I license them, like my embroidery patterns, under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.


Creative Commons License

In simple terms: if you do use a photo of mine, don’t claim it’s yours and please include a link back to the post you got it from. And I ask that you do not use my photos for commercial purposes (etsy shops, etc- anything where you make money). I think it’s only fair that if my photos are making money, some of that money goes into my pocket for to buy more photography toys.


Mmm, photography toys.



Corvus refers to the avian genus which includes crows and ravens; highly intelligent species which are popularly known for a trickster’s spirit and a legendary draw to all things sparkling and shiny.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Amber permalink
    09/25/2010 9:49 AM

    Your patterns are awesome! Thank you for putting them out there and I congratulate you on using the Creative Commons to protect your work. Good luck with the microscopic critters!

  2. 01/21/2011 10:28 AM

    I love your blog! Got sucked in by the batman hoodie, and then starting going thru the whole thing. Science? Art? Sewing? It’s like this blog was written just for me. Also, have you ever read Corvus: A life with birds? I’ve always loved crows and ravens, but that book gave me a new appreciation for how truly amazing that whole genus is.

    Happy blogging, and thanks for being awesome!

  3. 03/14/2011 6:59 AM

    Hey there! Loved your comment on my post today. Would you send me an e-mail? I have an idea for a collaboration if you’re up for it. No pressure and all that.

    Sorry to leave this here, but I couldn’t find your e-mail address. :)

  4. jodi permalink
    07/21/2011 7:29 PM

    I’ll echo what was posted above – your blog is such a perfect fit for me! I’m a grad student in avian ecology, and it’s my artsy endeavors that are helping me great through. Thanks for the great blog.

  5. Cindy G. permalink
    11/28/2011 4:35 PM

    I like to know where bloggers are from and about how old they are! Mostly because I’m nosy, but also because it gives me a bit more insight into where their perspective comes from, and sometimes, whether I can recreate what they’ve created (an awesome outdoor succulent planter posted by someone in AZ or Southern CA is a bit challenging if you live in the northeast).

    Maybe in your “Who’s Corvus?” revamp you should mention which parts of your crafty life are most heavily influenced by your science life (or maybe it would be easier to say which ones are not ;) ). And maybe make the connection between you and the Corvus genus more of a comparison (or even write it as if you were a crow…). Quirky, but if you do it right, it could work!

  6. Becky permalink
    01/25/2012 9:07 AM

    I absolutely love the things you create.. especially the super hero shirts and hoodies.. ^_^<

  7. 06/15/2012 6:11 AM

    Omg! A woman after my own heart. You’ve just found a new fan.

  8. 09/07/2012 11:20 AM

    Hey there Miss Crow! ;-) I love your site and would like to present you with the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’, If you’d like to claim your award and spread the blog love,please visit me here Best wishes Bridgeen. x


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