so i got my package last night! if any of you read my post over in the original thread, i'm sure you know how excited i am.
I quote Tero: "There is a bit of a generation gap going on but I am always looking for adopted daughters to spoil."
And spoil she did.
the whole bunch. a halloween teddy bear, a knit/crochet (i'm sorry, i dont know haha!) bag, which i think is made partly from recycled materials, a green paper lantern that i believe Tero jazzed up a bit with some gorgeous beaded trim, scrap spider fabric (<3!!), a pumpkin pincushion, a headband, and a spider pin. oh, and lots and lots of fun extras... plastic rings, shoe charms, erasers, skulls.. ah!
take a look at the inside of the bag. adorable owl fabric and the cutest pocket i've ever seen. Its an owl with bead eyes! Love it!
and uhm, can we go back to that headband for a minute?
the fact that i'm putting such an unflattering photograph of myself online here is proof of how much i love it. you'll be pleased to know, Tero, that it got lots of compliments at school today!
d'oh! i forgot to take closer pictures of the pincushion. it was super creative though, a little ceramic jackolattern stuffed, the top hole where i'll put my pins.
what a wonder swap! Thanks soooo much Tero, you're the best.
hello fellow craftsters!! Next week is the IJCL (indiana junior classical league) Convention at IU (i know, total dorkdorm! but i love it!) annd i so happen seem to have entered myself in the jewelry competition! i dont make much jewelry, but it seemed like a fun competition to try, plus the entries last year were like made out of playdough
So could you gals offer some advice on how to make any of these, or some other ancient roman jewelry? Thanks!! (I'm thinking Sculpey and paint, how bout you?) 1. 2.[/size] 3. 4.
... if there is such a thing i made this for my friend's 17th bithday party. She's really into the emo thing right now, and much as it doesnt make me happy, she likes it. so i figured just this once, for her birthday, i'd indulge her. anyway, i whipped this up in about an hour and half before my plane ride (which was delayed 2 hours and took 7 hours additionally in the plane... supposed to be 2 hours. UGHHH WINTER WEATHER)
its reversible too!
and her wearing it
i was a little uncertain if she'd like it, cuz she got a couple hoodies and other stuff all from hottopic, and mine was crappily made by me but she wore it all night so i think i was successful. oh and i made her cake! he's getting candle acupuncture in this picture
This was an EXTREMELY last minute costume... i mean, i finished sewing on the ears about 10 minutes before heading out. hence, its pretty simple. I took a black IU sweatshirt i had, and turned it inside out so there were no words. i sewed and painted the ears, sewed and painted the striped on the tail, stuffed it with socks, and attached it to the bottom of the hoodie. then i sewed the ears on. finally i just put on some raccoon-y makeup! and fishnets... i mean, halloween is the only time i can get away with that! onto the pictures!
a little hard to tell in the pics, but its cable-knit (i think thats what you call it... eh, i'm no knitter )
i also got soap! i was pleasantly surprised that they were cute hearts and not just a square bar, as i had thought, so i went like this...
thats my "Awww" face. attractive, i know. the colors in the pictures are a little strange-- the scarf really brings out the blues and golds in my eyes!
Finally, i also got a HUGE package of pixie sticks, i think theres like a million in there, and a DELICIOUS bar of cadbury chocolate. i wrote to lelila, i bet it wont make it into the pictures, and it didnt. unfortunately it was my dog who got to enjoy most of it. and cuz he didnt get sick, i'm allowed to be mad at him for it
in my questionaire, i wrote that i just got my permit and would love something for driving, so she made me these awesome review mirror charms! i believe they're shrinky dinks, and they say "tracking treasure down" which is a song i chose.
four magnets with gabriel and dresden, with the lyrics "you had me wishing that everything was real"
this was my favorite part. its a cd case for my "driving music" decoupaged with a picture of ATB on a cd. i love the pink and sparkles too!