Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jewelry Making: Another furious phase of crafting

I have the tendency to exhaust a hobby quickly. Once I settle on a project I work on it almost constantly, only stopping to pee and eat. Then, once I've created a few pieces in that medium, I stop. And then never do it again. Such is the case with my newest obsession : Jewelry making.

Long story short; I had some crystals. In a giant bowl in the jewelry counter at Goodwill was a pile of stones and crystals. It was as if a life long collector threw his hands up in the air one day and said "THAT'S IT. I'M SICK OF THIS ROCK SHIT!"  Well their trash is my supplies. Using Aluminum wire and leather laces I turned my impulsive and thoroughly satisfying purchase into pendants.





On that back of each pendant is a metal loop through which one could put a chain. So there you have it, another furious wave of productivity to no end now to be followed with a long period of idling around.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Dog Crap

OH MY MY. It has been months since I last posted. Not the best way to keep readers, I know, but I have the mother of all excuses; I got a puppy. I'm a first time dog owner and it's been a dream come true, kinda. I have wanted a dog since I was three and twenty years later of pleading I finally got one. Her name is Hattie and she's a precious pup that takes up every single second of my life when I'm not at work. So crafting hasn't been an option. I've been able to pawn her off on my mother for an hour or two so I have been able to sew a couple things up....for the dog.

Okay so if I'm going to have to look at her cage I figured I would at least make it pretty. 
 I figure that heat rises so this keeps her warm right?

 Okay so she wouldn't stay still but I made her this wittle coat.

So there you have it. I HAVE done some stuff but you know all crazy dog obsessed type of things.

Friday, January 25, 2013

XO Mom

One of the cooler things about my mother (other than giving me life) is that she loves to stay current with music. She likes to listen to what I listen to and when I got into Elliott Smith she fell madly in love. One year later she got an XO tattoo on her wrist for her favorite album.  So this Christmas I wanted to make her something that had some of his lyrics on it.

Well I started it ....and finished it like yesterday. Here is it!

If you've never heard the song, shame on you. 
Listen to it now. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Going Buggy!

Ah!  This post is so late overdue, that the children have already received their stuffed animals made for them and really liked them! Except the child who got the puppysaur; apparently he played with it for a minute and then could not care any less about it. I guess a little boy of three cannot be blamed for his attention span, but still I have the urge to find him, take back the toy and then stick my tongue out at him. Oh well!

This post is for the stuffed animal I made for a two year old girl. I finished it two days before Christmas because, as I've previously mentioned, I waited too long and have only myself to blame. Somewhere I thought in the back of my head that a shorter deadline would make me work faster. It did not.

So for the two year old I made her her very own lady bug. Can you dig it?

I did the belly first by sewing two pieces together and stuffing them just a little so when I made the lines on the abdomen it looked like a bug belly. I'm sure the little girl appreciated the realism. I used paint on the eyes so there were no choking hazards and glued the mouth on since it was too thin to sew and like I said I only had two days. 

This project's done but lord help me there will be more to come! 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mew Mew the Blue Winged Kitty Cat

The title of this blog is supposed to be a play on Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. The fact that I'm explaining that to you readers is testimonial to how threadbare the reference is. THEY CAN'T ALL BE WINNERS!

This is the third plush I made for my aunt's order for Christmas and it's another hybrid animal. This one is for a little girl and luckily for her, I didn't prick my fingers while making it so there's no blood on it! yay! Blood free toys.

I'm a little off today. Can you tell? Oh well.

Meow meow, I can fly.

One of the limitations I had on making these toys is that there couldn't be any buttons in case one of the kids gnawed it off and tried to eat it. So for the eyes I used fabric paint and for the nose and cheeks I used fabric glue. Using new materials was fun especially since they made things go by a little faster. 

Okay well just finished the other toy as well so keep your eyes peeled! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Monster Undertaking

I mentioned a while back (in this post) that my aunt had asked me to make her four plushes. At the time I was working as a part time secretary with ample time on my hands to do whatever. That lucky, lazy, in the past me. I now have a full time job at a school so I've really let this project drag on. To date I have three finished and with only a week left to finish the last one. Damn it, even typing that is making me panic. ANYWAY the second one I did was also for a little boy, though a bit older than the child getting the Puppy-saur.
Who wants a hug? 
Bring it in, bro. 

This is the hug monster. He's shaped like a pillow and a darn soft. His big arms are great for giving a monster hug or for smacking around any bad monsters you might have lurking under your bed. Once again, I hope this kid likes this. It's hard to make things for children I've only met once before. The next set is for two girls as soon as the fabric paint dries on the one I'll have it up. 

Why did I take on this many projects? I still have two other gifts to make for people. Am I insane? I'm insane. I'm tired and insane! 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving's Day Post

Hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving! At the very least I hope you all are stuffing your faces with sweet sweet thanksgiving dinner. This year me and my mother decided to stick together rather than split up with me at my father's side and her at her cousins. So far it's turning out awesome. We're currently sitting on the couch digesting while watching An Always Sunny Christmas special. Good Times. We've also had some time to do some season crafts. Martha Stewart would be proud. Here's some pictures I took of our banging ass meal and what followed ...

Our Feast and what we will be eating for the up coming weeks.
Baked Pears with balsamic vinegar, pecans, blue cheese and cranberries. Freaking awesome. 

Pine cones covered with rock salt to make them look frost covered. 

Pine cones with glitter covered fake plants. OoOo.

Okay well, its almost time for pie. I've got a million things to be thankful for and hope you all do too! Cheers to family and leftovers!