Package 1 From Missing Muse the Everything (theres some of her poetry in this shot, which is really cool! I love it!)
Painting she did tatoo-esque, Comic bioraphy whe copy edited, Knitting needles the color of her car, Favorite energy drink she uses to craft and paint all night long, Book Good Omens (apparently funny!)
Comic book from free comic book day (it has Fragglerock on the back too! Deklan claimed this because he's getting into comics)) CD of her Favorite local artist (which I need my kids to be in bed to listen to, or stick it on the iPod, but not so much kid friendly (and thank you btw, cause I really apreciate something like that, cause sometimes people forget I'm a person and not just a mom, and you acknowledged it wether you ment to or not ) Chocolate!!! Spicy yummy chocolate (It's not going to last much longer)
T-shirt with a killer (read cool) robot (Deklan was sad it's to big for him... ), Some spay paint, in hunter green... wonder what to do with it. Yarn!!! I love the color, and a timer (which she uses a tool to organize her day-Which is a brilliant idea I might use for those days I get distracted)
All in all a fantabulous package. Gives me a few clues to how to make Package 2 AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much Missing Muse, so much killer stuff!
I made a clutchy thingy for my sister. She's had a bad year... (yes the past 4 months haven't been good to her) So, I made her a gift which will go in the mail, and just show up in her PO box as a surprise
So, my sister is in the downy dumps. A lot of crazy things have happened in the past 4 months in her life, so I made her this clutchy-thingy. I'm going to mail it out today and hope it gets there before I go visit. It turned out way smaller then I thought it would... but eh, maybe she can put something in it? front:
Comments and critique welcome.. This is my first weaving project worth posting (there's another one but oooh... she's ugly...), and i know it's wonky in a few places, but eh... I'm learning! Also, this has made my want for a real loom stronger...
I was inspired to make a crown for my sons 5th birthday by another poster on here, but I can't find that post! But here is mine!
He loved it! The reason it says birthday man, instead of birthday boy, is because i didn't have the last 'y' It is made of felt, craft foam, buttons and beads. He love's my button collection and says "lululah!" (intead of ohlala!) at all the fancy buttons when we look through it for the prefect button. It was a great day full of surprises for him!
So this wan't my original plan, my original plan was way more cool then this, but eh, this is pretty cool if you ask me. I still have the original plan in the make, but it was well to complex for me to finish in time (considering my kids haven't been cooperating with bed time lately)
What I did was trace out the scissors skully logo onto my black fabric, and layer 2 pieces of cotton chiffon behind it. then with pretty rainbowish sparkly thread (which my machine HATED it kept snapping, and caused my brain to explode on more then one occasion) I stiched around and around and around (until my brain was at it's explosion limit) After I was done stitching I took the scissors out and cut out the skull and scissors. Then I turned it into a pillow.
Now I have have craftster love to hug when I'm to tired to craft anymore and to tired to cruise craftster.
Oh and I don't take any credit for the idea. There's one dude on Project Runway who does something like this. It creates really cool demension in his garments. In my case it just made a cool sparkly pillow.
pics finally!!! Zulibu's fabulous table runner! And although it is intended to ba table runner and matching square (I'm thinking hot pad) it will be decoration for my little girls bed room. They look fabulous on the wall!
First on the table! (as intended)
The extra square on the "sideboard"
And in thier new home (yes her crib is still full of boxes and stuff... she's still in the basinet )
so it was quiet a while ago i said I'd be joining you all in this fun, and well, I finally have something to share... You may remember I was going to go with a botany theme, but yeah... that didn't happen. i'm using this more as a form of journalling that I can actually do... writing never works for me. Anyway, onto the pics with thier wordy descriptions..... ironic, eh?
First page: This one shows how it feels to finally have that baby girl you've always wanted, but have Post-Partum Depression (PPD) It is interactive. The sheer fabric lifts and the heart on the ribbon can be tucked into the lace covered pocket. sheer up:
sheer down: (notice how bits hang out, you can see things, but everything is foggy...)
Second page: This didn't work out to well.... I need to figure out how to stretch out the backing fabric... What I did was take stretch fabric and strech it out then stich it down with the heartbeat type pattern on the machine. It is to represent how I feel as a mother of 3... Stretched out and pulled in every direction all at the same time. The buttons are my kids, and me
Third page: This is so far from the original concept which leads me to believe that beauty can come from pain. I still plan on making the original concept, but I'll keep that a secret until I make it
Hopefully you guys enjoy them, It was very releasing to make them. I felt lighter once I was finished Oh, and welcome into my head.... it's weird in here right now
Easter cake, made with help from my mom. I was teaching her that fondant isn't actually all that hard!
and my simple birthday cake, made by me it's a sponge cake with 2 cans of chocolate betty crocker lol yes thats the top of the straw i used to hold the cake from sliding..... hey, it was just me the kids and the hubby seeing this one. I was being lazy lol
6 layers of yum!
enjoy! I know my butt grew a few inches this week.....
yay! here are the pics of the fantabulous things Jexxican made for me!!!
For National Bake Week, an apron and a super special cookie recipe, which I can't share with you, because it's a special recipe for her sisters ALSA charity!!! So go get one, I'm certain they are good, but once I make them, I'll tell you all how delicious they are!
For D.E.A.R. day, a paper back book cover. It is currently keeping a copy of The Simillarion by JRR Tolkien warm
And finally, for Stress awareness week (or day? or month?.. well, the whole year should be dedicated to stress awareness ) A lavender scented rice pouch and a squishy hand I can squeeze when I'm needing to work out my stress! When that hand fell out of the box, I was like O.o?? but oooooh I get it after I figured out which day it was lol
Again, thank you so much Jexxican! Can't wait to get baking those cookies in that apron, and shortly there after laying on the couch with a good book, all snug in it's cozy, with a warm rice bag at my neck!!!