My husband's friend is having her first kid. I haven't met her, but the hubby talks about how good of a person she is... So! I made her a fabulous (in my eyes) baby basket. They don't know the sex, so I stuck to a light purple and seafoam color. I linked everything below, but I made modifications as I did them.
The whole thing together: a shell stitch baby blanket, pacifier and sippy cup leashes, teething ring (Dollar Store), a TY beanie baby zebra, and a DIY baby book scrapbook.
My first blanket. I do a ton of crochet (dolls, bags, whatever), but I feel like blankets just take eternity! Link from here.
The outside of the book is pretty boring... Lilac card stock, dutch and hurley font (from dafont), Illustrator guides...
Example of pages inside. The original has PDF and Word documents available... I modified their ideas, put them in Illustrator with the fonts that I wanted, then used a paper cutter to cut it all into 8x8 squares.
I decided two nights ago that I wanted to try my hand at an ATC. I googled a few ways to make them thicker, nicer, etc... And realized my cutting mat is packed away at my parents, along with most of my paints. So I grabbed my cardstock, colored pencils, a ruler, an exacto, and some cardboard, and went ahead anyway!
Here is Rogue and Freakazoid, out of my "Superhero" set. I'm not sure who else I'll do, but... Maybe. Freakazoid is the very first ATC I've ever done. All it is, is colored pencil and cardstock. No stickers, no glitter, no paint... No pazazz... But I like it anyway! Rogue is about .25" too short to qualify as an ATC, but she's enjoyable anyway!
The questionable NSFW piece ahead!
A quote from Ugly Americans, "You didn't lose your penis... Your penis RAN AWAY." I did a last minute swirly background that I'm none-to-fond of... In fact I'm thinking next time to draw the penis, paste it to some scrapbook paper, and print out the letters instead... But alas. For a third attempt, it's still experimenting, right?
I kept seeing this on ThinkGeek and a few etsy sites as well, so... I decided to borrow my cousin's wirewrapping kit and buy some $0.25 D20's while my boyfriend browsed the Magic the Gathering section. And viola! I don't think it's half bad as my first wire-anything!
Also, I forgot to mention that I didn't do the coloring right on Mario. I felt dumb, but it's the only thing I had remote to that color. (The nearest store was a good 45 minutes away and I haven't been up that way since I started.)