For my boyfriend's birthday, I'd like to give him a zombie monkey or tiger, but being a broke college student, I'm lacking in both time and money so I figured I'd just modify an existing tiger or monkey stuffed animal to make it a zombie.
I have a couple ideas for how to do this, but I figured I'd ask you guys too. Has anyone attempted this in the past, or have ideas for how to properly zombie-fy a stuffed animal?
For months, I lacked inspiration and motivation to make stuff, but I finally got around to doing things, thanks to They Might Be Giants and Doctor Who.
(sorry for the big pics!)
So, first off... for those unfamiliar with TMBG, they do a weekly podcast showing videos for their kids songs, hosted by puppet versions of themselves. I love them, especially John Linnell, so I made myself a Puppet John Linnell plush!
Then, this past weekend, I decided I absolutely needed a 10th Doctor of my very own to snuggle.
I already have several friends begging for Doctors of their very own!
This isn't exactly a gift idea need, but I didn't know where else this would go but here...
Anyway, I'm doing a lot of babysitting this summer for a seven year old girl, but two days a week, I have two girls to entertain. Not being one to plop kids in front of the TV, and not wanting to watch the horrible plays they put on for me, I've decided to do a craft project each day I have both girls.
So far I've brought them milky pens/black paper, white fabric/fabric markers that I turned into purses and headbands, and next week they're going to sew pillows and make armwarmers.
But I'm running out of ideas. What more can I do with them? I'm trying to avoid anything that requires lots of expensive/hard to find supplies (I'd prefer to use things I have around the house, but can be paid back by the parents for supplies if need be), huge messes (after all, it isn't my house), or things that are particularly hard for them to understand the process of. I'm fine with something they design, that I take home and complete (ie- sew up).
I wasn't entirely sure where to post this (more art less craft didn't seem right for a duct tape picture), so I'm trying here.
I was inspired, a few weeks ago, by someone who made a quilted portrait of her face, and I wanted to do the same. However, I'm no quilter. Today it occurred to me to try the project using materials I COULD work with.
I used photoshop to turn the image I wanted to use into a stamp, which came out to look like THIS.
That, I used as reference to create this purple and black portrait of Craftster's own kitty1256!
I just made something that I'm really proud of, and want to see what other people think about it... but it's for a swap, and it'll be a long time until I send/my partner receives.
Can I still post it on Craftster in its appropriate category (not in the swap gallery, but the reconstructed clothing gallery, for instance), and maybe post a warning in the header to my partner, or should I just wait the month until she gets it?
A lot of us use crafting to relieve our daily stresses and depression, so why not have a swap based on it?
My ideas for possible things to exchange so far... -Things we make ourselves to relieve our own stress (the item itself doesn't have to be stress-related; if knitting relieves anxiety, make your partner a scarf!) -A stress or stress relief-related item we make ourselves (stuffed hot water bottle cozy, etc) -A storebought item that cheers us up, that we think might help our partner