At the request of others, I decided to enter this in the challenge. If I win, maybe I could get something other than yarn. If not, I will gladly donate it to someone who can use it. (I do not possess those skills yet). I am reposting this, since I do not know how to "move" a posting. Anyway ------------ Here is one of my latest completed projects. We came upon an old storage ottoman that had been in the family FOREVER. I was instructed not to throw it out, to keep it for sentimental reasons. But, I was NOT given any boundaries as far as what I could do with it. Therefor, BANG, my very own One Eyed Flying Purple People Eater. I skipped on the "One Horn" thing for now. Being a typical guy, I only had horn idea in my head and I don't think the rating on this site would approve. lol. I stripped everything down to the bare bones of the old ottoman. Covered it with thick batting, purple fur, and felt face and wings. The jiggle eyeball gives it that crazy look. I added 5 non-marring wheels to the bottom, so as to not scuff up my new wood floor. And the long pegs on the inside of the lid keep the lid from moving around when being used as seating. Now, lets see just how much trouble I get into from the family once they see it. Keep your fingers crossed. lol
Here is one of my latest completed projects. We came upon an old storage ottoman that had been in the family FOREVER. I was instructed not to throw it out, to keep it for sentimental reasons. But, I was NOT given any boundaries as far as what I could do with it. Therefor, BANG, my very own One Eyed Flying Purple People Eater. I skipped on the "One Horn" thing for now. Being a typical guy, I only had horn idea in my head and I don't think the rating on this site would approve. lol. I stripped everything down to the bare bones of the old ottoman. Covered it with thick batting, purple fur, and felt face and wings. The jiggle eyeball gives it that crazy look. I added 5 non-marring wheels to the bottom, so as to not scuff up my new wood floor. And the long pegs on the inside of the lid keep the lid from moving around when being used as seating. Now, lets see just how much trouble I get into from the family once they see it. Keep your fingers crossed. lol
So, today my goodies from tazzell came in. Damn, was I ever excited. Here is all she sent in all its splendor. She was write about some of the things we sent to one another. It's like we were separated at birth or something. lol. Enough of this rambling. Grab a drink and sit back. Enjoy
Here is what I saw when I opened the box. Very appropriate since I am a comic book junkie and even have "Superman" spelled in kryptonian written down my leg.
Kick ass skull shirt. Looks like random alien skulls and I love it.
Skull pot holder / pad. Yes, I know what its for. Ladies, try to keep yourself under control. Yes, all this and I cook too. In fact, I do all the cooking in this household.
Cut out skeleton guy
Gummy skulls. Yummy ...... maybe. lol
Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil (bead frames). Cute
Skull hat. I have been wanting one of these for a while and now I have one. But I want MORE. I think I'm addicted. lol
I know tazzell was worried if it fit me. Yes, it did, and just to prove it, and to show that I like it.
Skull CD case
Squishy Skull and Skull candle
Skull Shirt #2
Back of the letter enclosed in the box. Very cool.
All the goodies together.
Needless to say. I love EVERYTHING. A big thank you to tazzell and to our wonderful coordinator. I'm looking forward to my next swap. Thanks again. J
Just to prove to everyone that I do have a kinder, not so twisted side (tell anyone and I'll kill you), I decided to post one of my earlier projects. Most of my posts are not so ......... soft or traditional. Anyway, I made a set of these boxes from scratch for our laundry room (one for the top of each cabinet). Made from scrap wood, time (the pickets took forever), Styrofoam, and fake flowers and moss. I think they turned out pretty good (in a totally masculine, deep voice kind of way) lol. Enjoy
My wife currently smokes. I used to, but have been clean for over a year now. Yay me. Anyway, I decided to put custom warning labels on my wife's cigarette packs and nicely put them back into the carton. I don't remember where I first saw this idea, but it cracked me up and I just had to do it. She wasn't as amused as I was, but it was worth it. Hopefully the pic shows up close enough to read the warnings. If not, let me know and I will type them out for everyone. Enjoy
Some people have not been able to read the warnings, so I figured I better type them out.
Warning: When being chased by the military, you can use a cigarette to perform a maneuver called "A Panama" to elude capture. Such as in the movie "Sahara".
Warning: Cigarettes can help you find laser beams
Warning: When having that "Victory Smoke" after killing your spouse with months of planning, don't leave a lipstick stained cigarette at the crime scene. It's a dead giveaway.
Warning: When trying to hide your smoking from Superman, don't turn your back to him. He can see right through you.
Warning: You can use a cigarette attached to a mere can of gasoline to create a time bomb capable of destroying a entire building and all the bad guys.
Warning: Cigarettes can be used as ice breakers at the local bar. "Do you have a light?" is a classic opening line when looking for Mr. Right ......... or Mr. Right Now.
Warning: When being hunted through the woods, you can use a cigarette, wedged in a tree, as a decoy. Luring your predator into your well made trap.
I'm glad you liked everything tazzell. For I had a total blast working on it. The lamp was a total experiment (I hope you don't mind). There are NO NAILS used in it at all. Everything was made with biscuit joints and glue. And the wood is all local cut cypress. None of that Lowes crap. lol. The squishy skulls are a hoot. When you squeeze them, the internals (eye balls, ears, nose, blood, etc) bulge out of the eye sockets. lol Here is a close up of the skull coasters for everyone to see.
Again, I had a great time making everything and I look forward to my next swap. See, I am a great swap partner. I know everyone gets worried with a guy crafter. Yes, I am a dying breed. Keep in touch and to everyone else, Personal Swaps are always welcome.
Yes, I said it. ANOTHER coaster. What makes this one so unique? Well, it weighs about 10 - 15 pounds, the material came from work (it was all trash.....I promise. But if you hear the sirens alerting the general public of a meltdown, DON'T LOOK AT ME), and it lights up. Woohoo to me. This is the perfect coaster for the gamer in me. I like it dark when I game, but I want to be able to find my drink easily too. Problems solved. Now, all my drinks glow (different colors depending on the liquid and its' vessel). This thing rocks. Plus, I can always use it as a weapon if I need too. Can you say "Blunt Trauma"? The metal is part of an old bearing housing off an industrial pump. I glued plexiglass to the top. The diameter of the inside was exactly the right size to install a 3 LED push light from Lowes. I added some padding on the bottom to keep from scratching my desktop, and done. Enjoy and as usual, check out my other posts.
After a recent cruise to Nassau, I decided I wanted a small collection of Tiki masks. I bought one in Nassau to start us off, then decided to make some of our own. I ordered to molds, got some plaster of paris, and cleared the dining room table. I brought in the naked masks and a bunch of paint. I figured it would be nice to have the other half join me in my craft madness for a change. I'm not sure how much fun she had, but I had a blast. I think they turned out pretty good. I can't wait to get some more to fill in the gaps. Enjoy
For those who don't know, I joined up with our local Freecycle group and keep up with many of the items people are giving away (FREE). Well, I came upon a pair of ottomans and figured I could do something with them. Our living room is lacking seating and I thought this would be an easy fix to that. This is my first real furniture refurb, but I think it turned out OK. I do like the fabric. It looks like it was peeled off a cave wall somewhere, complete with the little finger painted cave art. lol. The material (almost a burlap type) should hold up to our animals fairly well. I painted the bases in a rust / leather style. The ottomans are surprisingly comfy and soft (even springy). Now, on to my next project. (marks ottomans off never ending list). Enjoy