I meant to post this up last night but then got stuck grocery shopping and running errands. Then when I finally made it home I was sanding motorcycle parts. Day in my life. So random. BUT I did get this amazing trapper hat just in time for the weather to head south once again. It was one of my top wants! Yay!!! Here is a really bad action shot. Sorry. I got a new phone last week and the camera is not so great. I took another shot this morning, then set my phone back down on the counter and it is still sitting there. Oops! Thank you so much Psyche. LOVE the hat!!!!
Sorry I haven't commented in so long. I will get on here and go back thru it all soon. I have been SO lazy with the snow.
Battle/Challenge: February Zombie Apocalypse Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Zombie shirt Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I was reading this Kindle series and it had a funny part too it. The main character gets to a safe camp (yeah, apocalypse type book) and she notices all the females are wearing skirts. She starts thinking there is a seedy reason for it and gets nervous. Later on she finds out that they don't know how to sew pants and skirts are easy. LOL! To me that was really funny. Also, in the apocalypse clean clothes are a luxury. And clean socks are gold. I guess I wouldn't be that successful but I did use my stash to make this shirt. Just in case mine got ripped running from a zombie horde. P.S. If the apocalypse does come, those who knit socks will be worshipped! The back is slightly longer than the front of the shirt. It's not hanging weird. Project Picture:
Battle/Challenge: February Superfan Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Frankenstein & Dracula Mug Rug Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I have a major obsession with Frankenstein and his Bride. I also love all monsters too. The Monster Swap is actually open now. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429436.0#axzz2sUpEquVX But Frank will always be the one with my heart. I made a cute little mug rug for my desk at work. Project Picture:
I am participating in the Winter Nerd Battles http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=429436.0#axzz2sSxgsNvA and it is SO much fun. We get challenges each month and try to make projects fit each one. In January we had a challenge called "Put a bird on it" and our project had to contain a bird of some sort or something bird related (feathers, eggs, ect). It is up to you to interpret it as you will. I am terrified of three things, heights, my Dad's driving and birds. Just thinking of this challenge sent a shiver up my spine! I tried to think of a nonthreatening bird but since those are only urban legends I went for a less threatening bird. Or at least I tried too. I have been informed that chickens are quite vicious actually. Who knew? Not me because I am not getting near them!
Here was my offering. I call her Lila and the Chicken. My husband says it's a rooster. LOL! Again, not getting close enough to check.
Hope you like her. I think later on I may try to do something else with the background. Smooth it out or something. Not sure. Thanks for looking!
I'll let you know how they work. I also heard you could fill a pouch with scented kitty litter to absorb the odor or even some sort of charcoal for fish filters. Haha. Okay, got my other project done today too!
Battle/Challenge: January - Put a bird in it Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Lila and the Chicken Project Page Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431330.0#axzz2sSxgsNvA Brief Description: There are a couple things in the world that scare me, heights, my Dad's driving, and birds. When I saw it was a bird challenge I cringed. I tried to think of a nonthreatening bird and since there are none I tried to think of a less threatening bird. A flamingo first came to mind and I thought that would be too Alice in Wonderland-ish and I had done that already so I went with the chicken. Man, just thought of a penguin! They don't scare me! Anyways, here is my offering - Lila and the Chicken. Promise, this will be my last drawing for a while!
Battle/Challenge: February Welcome to Jurassic Park Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Dino Odor Eaters Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: Truth be told, I have stinky feet. They could kill a dinosaur in fact. I had decided I wanted to make something to try to help my house shoes out because they are awesome. I accidentally wore them to work one day (it was way to late to turn around when I realized it and I am required to wear steel toes) and I was so worried someone would smell those bad boys! For this challenge I made dinosaur track shaped odor eaters! They are packed full of baking soda. I am keeping my fingers crossed this works. I have a couple more ideas if it doesn't. Project Picture:
Everything I have made so far this year, except for the purse, was made from my stash. I am proud of that.
These were so cute and simple I thought I would share them on here. It took no time at all and I was able to use all stash fabrics! My husband's nick name is Cupcake and I found some not too girly fabric that said Cupcakery on it a while ago and finally got to use it! I am going to fill them with Hershey's Kisses.
I made one for my husband (as mentioned above), step-son, Mom, Dad, and sister. Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine's Day!!!!
Battle/Challenge: February Flash Mob Valentine Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Hearts draw string bag Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I saw these cute little bags and knew I had to make them for Valentine's Day. I made one for my husband (I call him Cupcake and found fabric that says Cupcakery on it, perfect!), my step son, Mom, Dad, and one for my sis! I m going to fill them with Hershey's Kisses. Project Picture:
, Super easy to make and I think they are so cute!
Battle/Challenge: February - Talk Nerdy to me Team: Wordy Bonus Points: Project Name: Rugosity Bag Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I finished this up this month so it should count! The word is Rugosity. Which come from Rugose which means having many wrinkles or creases. This bag fits that word with all if its ruffles across the front! Project Picture:
I entered it in the FoC Raffle swap. I hoe whoever gets it likes it!
Battle/Challenge: January Craftin' New Year Team: Wordy Bonus Points: none Project Name: Red Riding Hood necklace Project Page Link (if available): Brief Description: I am a huge Red Riding Hood fan. My husband agreed to let me do the living room in her theme. I got some amazing artwork off Etsy and they sent me a business card with the art on it as well. I have never done these necklaces and really want to try it. I got instructions of Pinterest and cut up the business card to come up with this! I love it! I see more necklaces in my future. These are so fun to make. Project Picture:
I have my "put a bird on it" project about 85% done and then I will have January done!