So I received about a week ago and finally have had enough of a break in my schedule to get pictures taken!
First up, a shot of the outside of the tube. She hit my nautical theme perfectly, I love the rope and the seagull and everything!
Here's a quick shot of the top:
Here's a little shot of all the trinkets in it. Some beads and charms and sparkly stars and stickers!:
Some more tube goodies, including some cute inchies (with one based on a wist of mine), an anchor button, a seahorse keychain and a domino-tile necklace that I've already worn and loved:
And finally, she included some extra bottle-cap resin magnets. I'm super tempted to wear one of the boat ones on a necklace instead, because last summer I became infamous around camp because I was the girl who sliced open her foot on a bottle cap on the sailing beach that had been buried in the sand and it got infected and I had to go to the hospital to get a tetanus shot and miss an outtrip for it and people (and my campers) mocked me a lot, so I think that could be cool:
That's it! Thanks again Tree27, it was an awesome package!
I got my amazing package from Interrobam today!!! All day I had this feeling that there'd be a package when I got home but I didn't want to disappoint myself. When I was walking up the driveway I couldn't see anything and then I opened the screen door and BAM there it was!!! This post is major picture heavy because I couldn't help myself!
First off, the box! It made me grin.
When I opened it, the first thing I saw was this! (well, okay, after a ton of packing peanuts, evil lil things!) We had said we were gonna send candy that we didn't have in each others countries and she sure pulled through- I've never even heard of Sugar Babies but they look so yummy!
The next thing I dug out was a letter from Veridian Dynamics!
Then I got the mug. I was so impressed, it's absolutely beautiful! If you can't read it, it says "SurGENs are the best! A cut above the rest!"
I didn't actually notice until I went to stand up, but look at the inside of the cup! So great.
Next a lovely Veridian Dynamics felt patch!
I didn't even realize there was something else in the box but I looked again and lo and behold, here it was. My jaw dropped in amazement, this is so gorgeous! It's going up on my wall that's for sure. It's a Blind Mag "Tao of Mag" drawing.
And finally, a shot of everything together. Thanks again interrobam, it really was an amazing package!
I GOT MY PACKAGE YOU GUYS!!!!!! ahhhh! it came in the mail yesterday and it was so so so exciting because we'd kind of figured it got lost in transition but NOPE IT'S HERE!!! so! here are pictures! everything was absolutely amazing.
Apparently great minds think alike, because we made each other the same cross stitch! But I'm so glad because I was sad to see mine go, and now I don't have to make a new one for myself, I got a better one made for me!
Next up are the fabulous melty bead coasters / tokens / squares of wonderfulness. Bear with me, some of them are sideways, but, clockwise from left we have Spock, scissors, lizard, rock, paper (sideways, my bad!)
And finally, my absolutely favourite, the bazinga pillow! Even made on super cool spaceship fabric. You can bet I'm bringing this to my dorm next year and you can bet I'll be the coolest kid there!
Annnnnd here's everything together one last time!
Once more, thank you so much nostephot- everything was wonderful!
Hello everyone! So, this was part of my BBT swap package with notsephot, and I figured I'd post it in here as well, seeing as it's my first ever amigurumi. I've crocheted hats (and a singular mitten) before, but I was always too scared to attempt this. It turned out way easier than I thought it would be (who knew?!) and I finished it in a night, which was awesome. I used the amazing pattern by craftyclogs (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=323108.0), just I bumped up to a 5mm hook mainly because I don't have a 3.75 and because I wanted him to be a little bigger, since I was only making one instead of the whole cast. Anyways. Here he is!
Hey everybody! So, this was part of my swap gift in the BBT swap round 3 to notsephot, but I figured I'd post it here for people who don't avidly creep the gallery's like I do. This is my first ever embroidery of any kind, my first ever cross stitch. I made it off a pattern I found on etsy, I think it was a "wee little stitches" pattern? They do tons of nerdy TV show casts in pixel people form. Anyways, without further adieu, here's my cross stitch! (that technically isn't mine at all)
I've never done much sewing before. My mom is super into it, and I've watched her make things before, but the most I've done would be like, random hemming to make a "barbie-blanket" or other simple square things of that nature.
This entire project was prompted by an assignment for my grade 12 history class- I picked feminism and needed a 3D replica or something to showcase my topic. Being the over-ambitious over-achiever that I am, I thought "hey, I bet I could make a corset!". I left myself a single weekend to finish this project with no other alternatives, and, it IS supposed to be a 19th century corset, but have you seen those things? No way I could have pulled that off.
Anyways, this is made using (mostly) the simplicity pattern (I think it's H500? I can double check if you're overly curious) but a lot of it was me messing up and making stuff up as I went along. The fabric is cotton drapery lining (because it was the thickest I could find) and the boning is plastic because I have no money and because I couldn't fathom working with anything that didn't at least bend a little bit. I hand sewed white bias tape for the edges. The eyelets are just simple plain silver ones that you put in with a hammer and the lacing is plain white ribbon.
After nearly sewing through a finger, almost breaking my thumb with a hammer and countless other injuries, it's done. It's far from perfect but dear god am I proud, plus, it looks pretty neat too!
So, this is the project I'm the most proud of. Seriously. I really wanted to crochet a hat, so I did. It was blue and black. Then, I was thinking about it, and I was like, ZOMG. YELLOW. And then my friend Elissa stole the blue one, and since it was her birthday, I made a red one for her. Of course, before I gave it away I took pictures and well, here they are!!! =D (If anyone cares enough to want a tutorial, I can probably whip one up?? =))
A shot of all three together!
It has been established that I LOVE MACRO. This is the yellows detail.
And the red detail, of course.
Here's a close up of the rims. The red and yellow each have two rows of black and the blue only has one. I didn't intend to do this, then I realized they were kinda short and instead of adding colour I just did black - I think it makes it look a lot better, actually!
And finally, a shot of me wearing my favourite and most worn one, the yellow one, of course. I'm pretty (in)famous for wearing it around school, and well, yep. Just so you can see how it fits my head and all. =D
And that's all!! I hope you all like them, well, a lot. Because I DO. =D
So. I'm not really proud of these. They turned out shitty and were a damn lot of work - I wanted them to be authentic. I scrambled my rubix cube and used that to make sure they looked authentic. Aka, if they moved they'd be 'solveable'.
But. Well. I cut up all the squares seperately.
9 x 6 x 2 = 108 little mini tiny squares.
And I don't even have pierced ears.
But, my friend loved them. It was her birthday and she kept hinting about how much she wanted a rubix cube, so I made her these to go along with it. =)
Even though they're crap, I thought I'd share, maybe you could give me some advice??
The two together finished hanging on a mug. Yeah. I'm creative.... xD
And that's the best view of the best one so, uh, yeah. =)
Hello craftster!! This is the story of the band teeshirts. (at eleven PM, of course)
Once upon a time, there were two girls (Elissa and me, Maggie) in love with a british band (originally from a book, and then a movie, and finally evolving into an actual group) with the name the Stiff Dylans. Yes, a little strange. Sadly, this band did not have merchandise, and they operated far away- oversees shipping is very expensive. So, they decided to do something about it, and figured out how to stencil. Luckily, all the supplies were already lying around, except for teeshirts that ended up being pretty cheap!! (Yay for Old Navy and all their sales!)
First, they cut the design out in freezer paper. It took a ****ing long time- there are lots of details. (Elissa's, of course, looked much better then mine- this one is mine).
I enjoy macro too much- this is the stencil again!
Next comes the fun part- painting in the stencils. (After the boringness of ironing and all that blegh.) Half way there!!
Finally we were done! Now all we had to do was wait four hours for them to dry. Luckily, it was about midnight, and we just passed out as we waited.
An added photo of the two shirts together on the ironing board (our table). With all my books behind them, of course.
Next comes the very scary part of pulling off the stencil- will it look okay?!?!?!
Luckily, they turned out fantastically! This one's mine. As you can see, we had to do bridges in the D and the A, and no, we haven't bothered filling them in. Drying overnight, again? No thanks. We'll do it some other time. =) (Yeah, so we're lazy, so what??)
Next, the pictures of us wearing them! Warning: If you don't like PJ pants with AMAZING shirts to match, well. That sucks.