Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
so my partner has a love for pirates, johnny depp style, and i had a rolling stones cover that featured mr. depp that i was saving for a future craft! so i let inspiration guide me and this is the cd case that i came up with. pretty simple but i loved it!
inside with johnny
and my cd mixes that i'm addicted to making for swaps.. grey's anatomy and music from local california bands :) all i can say is that sharpies and clip art are my friends in the decorating of these covers!
i'm such a huge grey's nerd.. i already have my season 2 dvds (which aren't out in stores for another 2 days!!!) and i planned a season 2 veiwing party at my house to get everyone caught up in time for the season 3. i made postcards for ppl to save the date using the same picture as the grey's cd
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
in the mood for chinese food??
and i know the "food" doesn't really look that appetizing
and for a size reference
and the cd cover that goes with my condom robot :)
Sunday, July 30, 2006
more swap goodies!
i, in my usual craftster ways, asked MANY questions before figuring out what i wanted to make. one thing that i knew for sure i wanted to do was a travel knitting tin because ian has many quotes about boys and knitting in his signature. sooooo.. even though he said that i probably shouldn't do anything knit based for him, i couldn't help myself. mainly because i'm selfish and i really wanted to do this project. plus it gave me an excuse to buy a pack of fine tip sharpies :p
so here is the knitting tin in all its glory!
everything included inside the tin which includes two handmade cable needles (i forget the sizes), measuring tape, scissors, nail file, paper, pencil, stitch markers (shrinky dinks are my friend!), a VERY strong magnet, an extra safety pin to use as a stitch holder, a small crochet hook, stitch abbreviations, and handmade needle gauge :
a close up of the stitch markers and the needle gauge :
and how everything fits inside the tin :
my other project for ian is an ashtray that has the logo of his preferred tobacco (he rolls his own cigarettes). this came out a bit more novice than i had hoped for. it was my first time painting glass and i bought the ashtray from a goodwill store :
and finally, i made him a duct tape robot of love :)
but he's a special robot.. he's a condom dispenser!
haha, okay. that's it! i'm probably going to make a mixed cd to go along with all this swag. i'm hoping that he likes everything i made. maybe if i have the time i'll make a chinese take out magnet or something.. i hope he isn't let down by what he gets cause i asked so many damned questions and then i ended up making things that i think are fun :p
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
my first attempt at a magic wallet. and my dog :)
so this wallet is mostly hand sewn.. which i'm not used to doing so my fingers are incredibly sore at the moment.
as you can see, i tried to make it with the outside pockets for various cards.. and the first layer is a bit crooked
plain back. i got too frustrated trying to make another 2 card pockets.
the magic in action!!
and finally, to show the thickness of the wallet:
if you clicked to see my dog, sorry i didn't put her picture up first. this is my old doxie (12 yrs) enjoying an old pillow for a bed. i made an envelope type pillow case for it so that we can wash it easily from random fabric i had bought to make some pj's out of. but of course, i didn't buy enough :(
ok! thanks for looking :) when craftster comes back up i will be cross posting this!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
some stash busting
for my first partner, i made her a mix of songs based on genre's she liked, along with some ska since i think everyone would enjoy ska if they listened to it more :p besides, her fiance apparently likes it, and i had alot of fun listening to this mix!
for the small craft, i made her wrist warmers off of the irish hiking scarf pattern : found here http://wineandneedles.blogspot.com/2004/12/wrist-warmer-pattern.html
i used cream and sugar cotton yarn, i bought this on an impulse cause i liked the colors, then i never used it. :sigh:
i really like how the cover came out though, i found an image i liked of a rude boy, and i used my sharpies to trace the image onto the cover :) and i had an extra rbf sticker lying around which will now go to her fiance, cause really.. who doesn't love rbf?! (btw, i just scored tickets to their dvd taping show in fullerton on 3/23! they're playing 2 full sets for the recording!! how psyched am i!?)
for my second partner, i've really become addicted to grey's anatomy. like, seriously addicted, as in, i have to show this awesome show to everyone i know, and i LOVE the music they use.. so i've been making tons of playlists with just these songs. thank goodness my second partner expressed an interest in this show cause that's what she's getting :) my 3rd official grey's anatomy playlist (see.. i told you i was addicted.. i've made 3 cd's!!) i love that my printer is cooperating enough with me to allow me to print up the picture for the cd cover, cause lord knows i'm not talented enough to do something too creative with this cover..
i know it's random to do sushi knitting to go along with this cd.. i should've done something more grey's related. but i wanted to knit some more from my stash, plus this girl does enjoy sushi :) PLUS i've always wanted to knit sushi!! to make it seem not so plain and useless, i glued magnets to the backs of these babies.. although i probably should've used my glue gun (it ran away somewhere :( sob!) so i used gorilla snot (glue) and it doesn't seem to be too sturdy, so i hope she's gentle with her new magnet set. since i wanted to make sure these magnets didn't move around too much during the shipping, i made a small flat magnet for them to rest on (the front i made another tissue paper picture.. supposed to be under the sea with little fish blobbies.. but they look kinda retarded) then i boxed the whole set in a bandage box. yea, not that pretty, but it gets the job done, plus this way i can package everything right now.. otherwise i'll never get it done.
so it's off to the post office tomorrow after school to ship these swap packages out :) yay me!
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
the tin is finished!
anyhoo, i figured out the best way was to write everything i wanted with a sharpie onto more white tissue paper, then add it to the outside and it would just blend in with everything. this way i wouldn't have to worry about fudging up the tin with my crappy writting. i printed up a couple different fonts/sizes of the word "imagine" since my own handwriting wasn't cutting it. then i was able to trace the image, and i think it came out pretty good! although the picture is a bit blurry.. you get the idea
it looked a bit bare and boring just white with black writing, so i added some fresh leaves to the top, cause.. i like green and white together.. that's my whole color scheme in my room! and yea, i like simple images too, i thought it went well :)
the bottom of the tin ( i didn't bother taking a side shot for the other quotes; one says "there's no heaven" the other "no hell below us") so that you could see what i meant about writing the quotes on the bottom half around the tin. you might also notice that i added more paper to the inside of the tin to fill in the empty spaces in the back. looks much more fleshed out :)
and finally, i wanted to use alot of white to make it seem like the quote was on a cloud, but then that got to be a bit too much work. i like my blue sky and mountain too much to cover it up with a cloud!
and that's it! i picked some flowers from my mom's garden and used the leave for the lid, and the flowers are inside to scent the entire tin. hopefully it's still a good scent when it arrives! i wanna say they're a type of jasmine flower, but either way. i love the smell :)
my only regret with this tin is that i free-handed the bottom and it didn't look that great.. basically said what the tin was for/when it was created and my name on it; my group of four trees in the right hand corner, you can see the string too much between the trees.. should've had it going under the bushy part instead of over..; and the very back, ugly protruding butt part of the tin that props the lid up. le sigh.. i have to figure out a better way to do that next time. anyways, enjoy!
not knitting related
i'll eventually get pictures of my finished skirt being worn, but for now i'm excited to present my in progress altoid tin reconstruction!!
this is for the altoid tin swap on craftster (of course) and my theme is relaxation. my partner likes to meditate in forest'y type evnironments, and she enjoys music from the beatles, particularly "imagine". so here is my creation!
it's a tiny forest that she can take wherever so she can relax and meditate, and i'm going to write quotes from "imagine" onto the tin. i don't have pictures of the outside, but it's just completely covered in white tissue paper, and i plan to write on the top "imagine" and then on the bottom half of the tin going around (if that makes sense) "imagine there's no heaven. it's easy if you try. no hell below us.
then on the inside i want to put "above us only sky" ontop of the mountain/sky scene
this is an inside view so that you can have a better view of my pond
and to better show my pop-up action :)
i couldn't figure out a better way to make the lid only partially open so that it's propped up.. so there's an ugly growth of tissue paper on the back that looks bad.. so hopefully she never looks at my tin's butt that often. it will make her sad :(