Ack, sorry for the delay in posting pictures! I donated blood for the first time a few days ago and I'm still feeling a bit ill as a result, but tonight I got off my rear and took some photos of the awesome package I received from YumJello01!!
First off, some of my items were packaged within the internet!
She made me a Moss Mug! And the best part is it's a candle that smells like a delicious chai latte. I attempted to make a 'Moss' face and probably failed.
I also got this awesome resin/wire earring hanger that has an SCSI (small computer system interface) embedded in it, and I've been needing somewhere to hang my earrings.
And some awesome earrings to hang on said earring hanger!! I looove the Moss one and the wire men ones are a little more subtle-nerd so I may wear them to work.
Thanks so much for the sweet package YumJello01!!
P.S. I almost made you a Moss mug too! Except I had been planning on putting your face on it instead. I read about this stuff called 'water-slide' transfer paper but nobody had it locally so I had to scrap it. I think that paper is the only way to transfer an image to ceramic and have it be washing/heating safe.
Yay I'm so glad you like everything! I had a lot of fun on this swap, it's sortof a limited category but I got a lot of ideas for different items whenever I watched the show.
The tray is from Target, they have one of that kind every season it seems, I gave it a light sanding, painted a few coats of acrylic gray paint on there, I mod podge'd the image onto the middle and sealed everything with a few coats of acrylic sealer. I didn't test but fingers crossed it should be nice and waterproof!
This is the only shot I got of the shirts, unfortunately the pink one turned out odd because I used white iron-on transfer paper, rather than color. At least I'll know next time. ^_^
Well now that my partner in the IT Crowd swap has received I can post this tray that I made for her, which I am super proud of. I bought a round, plastic serving tray at Target on clearance for cheap, sanded it lightly, painted it with gray acrylic paint, designed the image of the IT Crowd gang on my computer, mod podge'd it onto the center and then finished with three coats of acrylic varnish! I hope it will hold up to spills and such, I didn't dare test it. ^_^
If you want to make one of your own, Target always has a tray in this style available, and if you wait you can snag one for 75% off. Here's what it originally looked like, except mine had starfish on the bottom:
My niece is doing awesome in her kindergarten classes through e-school and I thought that warranted a place to work. So after hunting for a good deal on a new one, I saw this white, dirty desk on craigslist that I just knew had tons of potential and I snagged it for $20! She picked out paint, knobs and paper to decoupage the top with and I got to work sanding, priming and cleaning.
After a few days of work painting the entire thing in KILLZ I brought it over to my sister's place and we made our first attempt with Mod Podge. I was covered in the stuff by the time we were done and it was definitely a learning experience. We layered different sized squares of paper all over the desktop and smothered them with Mod Podge, which I ended up smushing around with my hands because our sponge handle broke. X) There were plenty of lumps, wrinkles and bubbles but after another coat of Mod Podge and a coat of acrylic sealant I think it's a pretty tough surface. Anyway, my niece loves it and it's really inspired her to write and draw more than she did before.
One of the knobs is missing because I lost one of the screws, this has since been remedied.
Her tastes are all over the place, from robots and skeletons to flowers to butterflies!
Sometimes when my sister and I hang out at her place we end up painting. This series was dictated by my six-year-old niece, who said she wanted a werewolf brushing his teeth and a bat drinking tea. So her mom did those two and I did the accompanying pieces which have dinosaurs instead. I love having a niece who likes werewolves and dinosaurs.
We used acrylics and some wood boards I got at the hardware store.
And here are two others that I did in the same format.
I'm very proud of my sister because she's successfully passed on our love of Pokemon to my four-year-old niece and she decided she wanted to go as Meowth for Halloween! Our little nerdling.
I'd never made a full body suit before but this pattern (Butterick B3238) was really quite easy. I opted to make my own hood and attach it rather than go for their separate coif thing and since we'd be trick-or-treating at the mall I also decided to leave off the mittens. She really enjoyed it and her mom dressed up as James, in a Team Rocket grunt outfit she pieced together.
Anyway, it's nothing too fancy but I had fun making it and I thought it was a success since she refused to take it off except to go to the bathroom. X)
Aha! I have received!! My package, after much post office madness, finally arrived this afternoon! Despite being late, I'm just glad it got here in one piece, I was really worried one of our neighbors stole it or something.
Here are all of my fabulous goodies from spooky.kitty!
First off, check out this adorable embroidered gnome! I just love the little guy, I think I'll have to get a cool frame to put him in.
And this is my very own Leek Bunny based off an item from my wists, as well as an amigurimi gnome! These guys will be right at home in my swap stuffie collection. ^.^
Here's a couple hair pins ( the shell and the flower ), some nifty resin stitch markers or pins and an adorable ( shrinky-dink, I think? ) charm with a little rockin' gnome on it!
And this is probably my favorite thing, an awesome key and lock necklace! I don't know what it is about it, but wearing it makes me feel like a victorian lady or something.
Thank you so much for the package spooky.kitty! I sure appreciate you sticking with it and sending it again, I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on all this great stuff.
I love advent calendars and after a spurt of inspiration when I remembered a crapload of tiny boxes that my dad brought home from work and are otherwise useless, I whipped one up! It's two days late, so my niece will have to catch up and eat three candies in one day, the poor thing.
I'm not sure where you could find any regularly, he's a copier technician and has a sortof fetish for office supplies so he's always bringing stuff home.