This was a Christmas present for one of my bestest, oldest friends who shares my love of Doctor Who. She's already opened it, so now I can share it with the interwebs!
I drew this pattern the old-fashioned way... with a pencil and graph paper and a lot of references. (I am eternally grateful to fellow Whovian crafters who led the way by stitching up their own versions of such iconic images.) Throw in a classic font and border and ta-da! Doctor Who Blackwork.
The frame was a last-minute decision, as I had a few choices and only one fit... a dinged-up white frame I had gotten on clearance. So I painted it TARDIS blue (because you know I already had the paint on hand) and decided it was meant to be.
After getting the terribly important flu, I am finally able to post pictures! I was hoping to get some lovely shots of my medals glistening in the sun, but alas, the weather is simply not cooperating. Surely it knows how important I am? And yet it is still cloudy! The audacity. I received from RantyHippie and everything was just perfect!
First, a distinguished banner/wall-hanging bearing my important title: Princess Von FancyPants. I think I might frame it, but I haven't decided yet.
And a close-up...
I love embroidered toile, always. Fabulous.
Then came all of my lovely wearables, with which to declare my importantness.
I'm number 1! I'm number 1!
Finally, the pièce de résistance! Gorgeous jewelry and fabulous medals! I am obsessed with old costume jewelry, so these are perfect for me. The heart earrings are so sweet, too! J'adore! (I've decided to speak French. It is because I am important, and can switch languages whenever I feel like it.)
Thank you so much! These pictures simply don't do all of these fabulously important things justice.
My little brother turns 25 today and while we may have had some extreme sibling rivalry growing up, it turns out that, as adults, we are both nerds. One thing we have in common is our love of the Halo machinima, Red vs. Blue. So, for his birthday, I decided to stitch him up the only thing Tucker's alien offspring, Junior, ever really said..."Blarg." For the text, I found an Old English font online and the border is from the Subversive Cross Stitch book. I used two strands of floss (variegated for the border) and 14-count Aida. Finished size is 5 x 7.
So that Shannon doesn't have a heart attack, here are the pictures of my most awesome package from her! I got it yesterday after the postal workers apparently had a bit too much caffeine and decided I needed my package super fast. Without further ado, the pinkest cupcake purse ever!
That's right folks. Shannon made me a messenger bag with a ZIPPER pouch front, adjustable strap, and cupcake applique. With a matching cupcake checkbook cover and wallet. The front is not quilted - it's WOVEN. Omg.
This is the inside of the wallet. Another zipper! I am in awe of such zipperatude.
Fabulous extras including more pens for me to lose, shiny shiny lippy gloss, candy for my son to steal from me (he already ate a piece for breakfast!), and a super fab pink glasses case.
Last but not least, I had mentioned to Shannon that my 6 1/2 y.o. son is looking forward to changing his name after my wedding, but he's convinced he can change his middle name to "Danger" at the same time (fiance is obviously in favor of this). So, she crocheted him Danger Man!
Thank you so much, Shannon! <3 Your package better get there tomorrow, it's in Spokane right now.
I recently did the Adult Swim Swap; my partner was moxiepurple. I decided to base all of my crafts on her favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Shaving" - a Halloween episode complete with a purple Meatwad ("The Incredible Plum"), Frylock in a sailor hat, and a mysterious onion/garlic monster named Willie Nelson. In the beginning of the episode, Frylock offers Meatwad a costume mustache labeled "The Bachelor." I've seen a few mustache necklaces floating around here on Craftster, so I decided to make it, fake packaging and all. This was my first time working with polymer clay in ages (I made a few canes for beads when I was a teen) and I was very satisfied with the results.
I used Sculpey III in black and shaped it into a mustache-y shape before adding a LOT of texture with the multipack of clay tools I picked up. I wish I had better close-up pictures, but "the Bachelor" did not want to be photographed. I baked it with the jump rings in and sealed it with Mod Podge Gloss. Tada! To finish the illusion, I made a mock-up of the original packaging from the episode (using a screen shot and some shoop-de-dooping) and put the necklace on it. Thanks for looking!
I recently did the Adult Swim Swap; my partner was moxiepurple. I decided to base all of my crafts on her favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Shaving" - a Halloween episode complete with a purple Meatwad ("The Incredible Plum"), Frylock in a sailor hat, and a mysterious onion/garlic monster named Willie Nelson. I already had a few ideas of what I was making (a shirt, a necklace) and then I had a brilliant idea. I would make Willie Nelson. It had to be easy, right? Surely there was an onion pattern somewhere online! I found one on Ravelry and set to work. However, the pattern didn't turn out looking much like Willie Nelson (reference pic), so I frogged the whole thing and made it up as I went along. Body is ww acrylic and I used a G hook. His legs are made from pipe cleaners threaded through his body and twisted together. They cross in the middle of the inside for extra stability; he's completely free-standing. His face is made from felt with fabric paint details. His "beard" is simply some yarn tied onto the bottom and frayed. I had so much fun making this, I couldn't look at it without giggling. Thanks for looking!
I recently did the Adult Swim Swap; my partner was moxiepurple. I decided to base all of my crafts on her favorite episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force - "The Shaving" - a Halloween episode complete with a purple Meatwad ("The Incredible Plum"), Frylock in a sailor hat, and a mysterious onion/garlic monster named Willie Nelson. She really wanted a shirt, so I decided it was about time I tried stenciling. I had some contact paper leftover from lining some drawers, so I printed out the words I wanted and taped the printed paper to the contact paper. It took me a while to cut out all the tiny pieces, but I did it, and the letters turned out great. Then, I used a transfer pencil to iron the outline of what I wanted to paint onto the shirt. I worked from a blown-up screen shot for reference, as shown in the second picture. I used acrylic mixed with fabric medium for the most part, with some random fabric paints as well. I was so happy with the way it turned out, especially since it's the first shirt I've ever done. Without further ado, I present The Incredible Plum!
Random Trivia - Originally, in this episode, Meatwad was green and had an Incredible Hulk mask, but after copyright issues, they decided to turn him purple and call him the Plum. Personally, I think it's way funnier that way. Best opening quotes regarding this gag: Meatwad - "Remember, this Halloween, you won't like me when I'm angry." Master Shake - "I don't like you EVER."
I love that swaps inspire me to try new things but now everyone wants me to make them a shirt!
(I hope it's okay this project was only half stenciling; I felt like this was the best place to put it.)
Moxiepurple and I met up at Incredible Pizza today for our in-person swap goodness. We had some semi-credible pizza, some laughs, and some more laughs at my son, who was showing off big time. My boyfriend took some pictures ... on her camera, so I don't have that many on ours. Also, I wanted a picture of both of us but not only do I always forget to take pictures, but I ended up chasing my son around while he played games. Still, I took some pictures of myself and my son with the great stuff Moxie made me when we got home. In my questionnaire, I asked for some stuff for my apartment, since I just moved in with my boyfriend and we're still decorating. So she made me Mooninite pillow cases! I love them. Also, she made the most adorable little Meatwad amigurumi, which my son keeps trying to steal. It was great meeting Moxie and her boyfriend and I wish I would have taken more pictures! Also, I demand an action shot of the shirt I made her (which I will let her post).