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71  Mario cake! in Dessert by fluffypants on: April 03, 2010 07:17:14 PM
I made this cake in the fall for a coworker's nephew's 5th birthday party. He had a Mario-esque party out at a farm in town. It was great for the kids - the farm had this "Pumpkinfest" going on, so they had all sorts of fun activities... followed up with apple cider, hot chocolate, chili, hot dogs, soup and cake! Yum!

Without further ado, I present the cake! It's not nearly "clean" as I hoped it would be, since I ended up in a bit of a rush at the end. The figures are made with colour flow, the whole cake is covered in marshmallow fondant. The bottom two tiers are an amazing "perfectly chocolate" cake recipe from Hershey's (SO good) and the hat is made of Rice Krispies treats. Smiley

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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72  Re: Crafty Detective Round 6 (Send out 4/16) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by fluffypants on: February 21, 2010 07:21:29 AM
Would you like something along the lines of a funky patchwork skirt or quilt? Hypothetically speaking...

More than likely, yes... I do adore the one in the link that was posted a few pages back.

What is your favorite color combo to wear? Not just in general but bascially what colors do you wear most often or look best on you?

I'm always told red looks really nice on me; both deep red and bright red. I have a bright red pea coat that I usually wear with a green scarf when I'm wearing black or gray pants. I also layer a really bold blouse with a good black tank and a necklace quite often. Hope that helps at least a little, if this craftster is my partner Wink

What is the strangest dream you've had recently???
Bear with me, this could get long. This was shortly after the earthquake in Haiti, so I think part of this was based on all the news stories about the children being adopted.

Here goes the dream:
I was pregnant, and somehow got myself to the hospital since I was about to have my baby. They got me into a bed, and then walked in and handed me a small dark skinned little girl, and that was that. So, I get out of bed and I'm taking this little baby around town, walking through this super seedy looking area of town, and it looks to be around midnight. This girl is adorable. She's got a little orange and white toque on, and a little snowsuit. All of a sudden, she starts talking. She looks at me and says "what do you want to do?" So I tell her "I don't know, but there's a theatre up the street." So we keep chatting as I carry her to the theatre.
We get inside, and there are two guys behind the counter, and my friends Spoons, Nathan and Danielle are there. The lobby of the theatre is set up like a joke shop, and one of the guys behind the counter is wearing a propeller beanie, the other is wearing rainbow suspenders and nerd glasses. The only movie playing is The Hunt for Red October.
Spoons is digging through a bin of whoopee cushions and Groucho glasses and the like, while Nathan wanders aimlessly. Danielle crawls into her shoulder bag and goes for a nap on the counter. I tell my baby that I don't think she'd like The Hunt for Red October, so we leave.
Suddenly, it's daytime and I'm in a thrift shop. I have this little baby carrying bag with me which clips to a clothes hanger, so I clip the baby onto a hanger and hang her up on the rack while I look at dresses and show them to her to get her opinion. It suddenly occurs to me that I need to get back to work, so I rush to the office, and my coworkers are ogling my baby and asking me where I'm going to put her while I'm at work for the afternoon....
...and that's it.

I also totally just remembered some more favourite quotes- ...these are all Emo Philips, hahaha. I love his quirky humour.

"Probably the toughest time in anyone's life.... is when they have to murder a loved one because they're the devil. Other than that, though, it's been a good day."

"When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, doesn't work that way, so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me."

"Well, my brother says hello. So, hooray for speech therapy!"

"You know what I hate? Indian givers... no, I take that back."

I'm missing my Buster a lot today, it's so weird not having him at my door when I wake up. I keep expecting to see him, or hear him meowing for breakfast. I'm really glad that when my parents went out of town on Monday, I was lying on the couch in the sunroom and Buster hopped up on me... and I happened to have my camera and took a bunch of pictures of us together. It had been a long time since I'd taken pictures of the two of us, and I'm really glad I got the chance - I don't think it was a coincidence at all. For some reason this one makes me smile... there are nicer ones, but I like how silly and casual this one looks.

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73  Re: Crafty Detective Round 6 (Signup 2/5 - 2/19: Send out 4/16) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by fluffypants on: February 17, 2010 08:50:00 PM
I can't say I'm a Star Trek fan, but I do love how iconic a Canadian William Shatner has become. I bought this shirt (second hand) purely for that reason... hahaha. This was quite a few years ago... it's now part of my t-shirt quilt, and William Shatner resides on my bed constantly! Wink

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74  Engrish Swap? in New Swap Theme Ideas by fluffypants on: January 23, 2010 06:34:22 PM

I'll start off by saying I'm a big fan of "engrish". Who wouldn't love a stenciled engrish t-shirt, some clever "human dumpling" earrings, or a CD wallet for all their "Eric Crapton" albums?  Grin

For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, check out www.engrish.com

Anyone in for a silly ol' Engrish swap?
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75  Re: 12 Days of Christmas 2009 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by fluffypants on: December 14, 2009 11:41:14 AM
On the twelfth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me.....

A set of adorable vintage inspired gift tags! Love 'em!

On the eleventh day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me....

Amazing earrings, a SpongeBob magic towel, some adorable deer pendants, and a set of Guns n' Roses pendants and settings from my wists! The Bob-omb earrings are definitely among my favourites. They were the first pair I unwrapped and I was so excited!! I also adore the Beatles earrings and the little robot ones. They're all so perfect!

Thank you funthreads, I can't wait to start wearing all my cool earrings!!

On the tenth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

8 recipe cards, a little recipe book with several scrumptious looking goodies inside, and a cute festive spatula!

On the ninth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me....

A bunch of goodies in this cute snowman bag!

Face scrubbies, two "squeezies" (I think that's what they're called? They're the plastic canvas santa and reindeer, when you pinch their cheeks their mouths open, and there are chocolate kisses inside!), a change purse, a post-it holder, a cool woven keychain, a lip balm holder (which is great since I just recently started making my own lip balm Cheesy) and a business card holder- just what I needed! I also received a "book thong" bookmark, which is already in use in my book, which I left on my desk at work.

It's been crazy here lately, so I missed yesterday's post! Ack!

On the eighth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

TOTALLY SWEET GOOMBA NOTEBOOK!, some of my faaaavourite chocolates (Lindt) in a cute little fabric basket, which she also gave me directions for so I can make my own, two super fun sets of notecards, a set of Christmas potholders, a giant mug with a cozy and heaps of delicious drink mixes (yum!!!), an adorable snowman coaster, and a zippered pouch which will be fantastic for my earrings and hygiene goods when I travel!

On the seventh day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me....

Amazing Warhol Tomato Soup pictures (I can't wait to get my own place so I can hang these in my kitchen!), a super cute cassette tape pouch - made out of a Red Skelton tape, an AMAZING alphabet scarf, and bath bomb goods- instructions, molds, and a gift certificate for coastal scents - I have been wanting to learn to make bath bombs for ages! Thanks so much, Carol! These days are getting awesomer and awesomer!

On the sixth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

A super adorable mistletoe headband (so perfect, my boyfriend and I get to spend Christmas together for the first time this year Smiley), a cute elf ornament (a redo of one of her favourite childhood ornaments), a reindeer bag full of Hershey's Kisses- yum!, a cute little makeup bag, a hilariously awesome toilet seat cover (one side has santa waving saying "ho ho ho", the other has him covering his nose going "oh oh oh!"), and a huge flower pincushion!

Sorry for the poor photo quality, it's super dark here!

On the fifth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

A cute snowman wall hanging which is now hanging on my door, a denim bag (awesome! I was just saying I need to switch bags for the winter so my painted one doesn't crack), a crocheted snowman, a couple cool crafty books (I love the alphabet one, even though I'm not sure what I'll do with it... maybe write funny things on cakes in other languages Wink), and the most AMAZING chocolate peanuts I have ever eaten! If I hadn't checked the nutritional information, I would have eaten the whole can right now. *giggle*

I seriously need to get my rear in gear with this picture taking! The boyfriend came up yesterday, and we're having Christmas dinner tonight at my place, so it's been a busy few days. In any case...

On the fourth day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me....

A fabric bowl, Wall-E PJ pants, a plush weighted Santa (I think he's going on the mantle Smiley) and a kit on how to make an awesome bag!! I can't wait to try it!

Bowl is MIA, I put it somewhere where I knew it would come in handy, and in the Christmas cleaning it must have gotten moved!

On the third day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

a SWEET record clock, an adorable tote bag, and 2 books of vintage advertising. Love 'em! I'm a graphic designer by trade, and I adore all the old advertising and hand lettering, so I adore these books! Smiley

**Belated pics on the next two, Craftster isn't letting me upload! Sad**

On the second day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me...

An awesome colourful bag and a Beatles quilt!!

On the first day of Christmas, funthreads gave to me....

A coat for my Captain Jack Sparrow costume! Wahoo! It's so perfect. Cheesy Can't wait to have an excuse to dress up again. Smiley I had to try it on with my shirt, vest, and belts to make sure it fit over them all - made me realize how funny it looks with dress pants and sneakers! Wink

Unfortunately, this is the only decent picture my boyfriend got, hahaha...

Thank you so much, Carol- you are an amazing partner! I adore everything you sent, and your mad sewing skills are truly inspirational!  Kiss
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76  Polymer clay Christmas earrings in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by fluffypants on: December 08, 2009 08:35:18 PM
A few of my latest crafty creations! I have far too much fun making cute little things. The pics are a little dark, unfortunately. Sad I think the reindeer are my favourites!

I made some little holly leaves & berries as well, but haven't managed to get a good pic yet. Sad
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77  Lucille Ball in black and white in Halloween Costumes by fluffypants on: November 01, 2009 09:17:43 PM
I've always wanted to do an entire stage production in black and white, especially since seeing Pleasantville. I decided that my Halloween costume would suffice, and suggested that my boyfriend and I should be Lucy & Ricky for Halloween. He couldn't make it up this year though (long distance relationship Sad) so I went solo as Lucy.

By the time these pics were taken, my makeup had begun to wear off a bit, but it's the basic idea. I can't believe I actually dyed my hair black for this! I'm beginning to wonder if it was a mistake, haha. First time ever dying my hair... usually it's a light/medium brown.

My mom and aunt helped me make the dress, I made the earrings and did my hair and makeup. The arm coverings were made from tights (I wanted lighter but this was the only shade gray they had)... and the gloves, belt, purse and shoes (which aren't visible except very slightly in one pic) were thrifted.

(basically only posting that for the visible shoe. Wink)

Sans gloves, at work, with Dexter the Pirate Dog. Hard to work with those gloves on, especially when they're too small for your hands! (This and the next shot were taken when I first dressed up on Friday and used a video tut for the hair, which failed miserably. My hair was way too thick and I had to half-arse it at the last minute by shoving as many combs and bobby pins into it as I could).

Playing the role of the housewife, also sans gloves. Mmmm, apple danish and homemade marshmallows, with a generous helping of chocolate bars and gummy candies! Eat up, kids! (Is it weird that our office is above a dentist? Wink)

And a closeup from when I got home on Saturday night, after a fundraising party where I got hit on by a 60 year old man who had just been humping a Wheaties box, as well as by a guy who told me he thought I looked drunk and easy, which was a feat, considering I'm a virgin who doesn't drink, hahaha. He then proceeded to tell me he was "in pretty good shape" and gave me his business card, what a winner!

*cough* So anyway, hope you enjoyed my little rambles along with the pics. C&C are always appreciated! Smiley

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78  Beatles Yellow Submarine shoes - 9 pics in Shoes: Completed Projects by fluffypants on: September 19, 2009 09:57:44 PM
I made these totally sweet shoes (sorry, had to toot my own horn for a minute Smiley) for my partner, hippiejo76, in the Beatles swap. I fell in love with them and even tried to fit my feet into them (despite being two sizes to small they were just a little too tight....) then realized I knew she would love them and sent them on their way. Smiley I'm glad they found a loving home! Now I just have to make more. Wink

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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79  Re: Beatles Mania Round 2 Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by fluffypants on: September 08, 2009 07:32:18 PM
I received from hippiejo74 today! Smiley I swear when the post office sees something marked fragile, they bash the box against every conceivable surface. It was pretty dinged up, but luckily everything survived the trip!

First up is this cute box, unfortunately the lid is stuck and it won't open, even tried jimmying it with my keys. Sad

Next up are these adorable earrings:

Then this fab painting:

And some delicious smelling soap!

She also included a couple ends from some Beatles fabric for me, probably because I believe I mentioned trolling every Wal Mart on a road trip and never finding it!

I think they may turn into a Christmas stocking......

Thanks for everything, hippiejo74!

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80  Re: EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MARIO BROS GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by fluffypants on: September 03, 2009 03:24:05 PM
Everything looks so fantastic! I'm getting a little anxiety, but probably only because Canada Post says my parcel was out for delivery to my partner today! Cheesy

In other news, HOKEY SMOKES, I just got *the* best package ever from Kelly/thepainfultruth. Holy cow! She totally spoiled me, but I'm not complaining too much because I adore everything! Luigi fans, prepare your wists!

Adorable magnets- now all I need is a magnetic surface in my room!

An amazing notebook which is so going on my desk at work! (Front and back)

I was just bemoaning the fact that I had no change purse the other day- and then along comes this cutie!

Fantastic his and hers keychains for my boyfriend and I, who bonded over our love of Luigi, hehehe....

And last but not least- the first thing I pulled out of the box, which gave me a huge smile and possibly made me "squee!" out loud... I had no witnesses, but I'm pretty sure I did....

Isn't he just perfect?! Oh gosh, he's so adorable. He's getting a place of honour next to my Luigi bank on my dresser as soon as I make space. Cheesy (Please disregard the dead flowers... the boyfriend got them for me almost two weeks ago and I could only just bear to throw them out tonight... such is the silliness of long distance relationships! Wink)

Thank you SO much Kelly, you rock!
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