Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or treat 'til the neighbors gonna die of fright

Happy Halloween! Awesome costumes, anyone?  I wonder how many slutty-somethings I'll see today.. "Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." I love Mean Girls, probably one of Lindsey Lohan's finest works.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Slimy things in jars lining the walls

Just a quick little jellyfish I worked up while listening to a particular boring meeting.  Also used this as a chance to work out the new corkscrew curls I learned. Just chain to desired length and put two sc in each st, so easy!

[Bonus if you can name where the quote from the title comes from]

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It's a dead man's party

 I made this sweet phalanx bone (a fancy science term for 'finger') pen with just a little bit of air dry modeling clay and a cheap stick pen.

Here's what you'll need:
-Air drying modeling clay
-A couple cheap stick pens with detachable tips that the ink cartridges can be replaced (mostly so you can get the most life out of the bone pen :]
-Optional: paintbrush and white paint
-Newspaper to cover your work surface

[On the second pen I did, I figured out it was easier to sandpaper the surface of the barrel of the pen first so that the clay stuck better.  Of course, I didn't actually have sandpaper available, so I just scratched the heck out of the surface with the edge of a bottle cap which seemed to do the trick just fine.]

Wrap the layer of clay around the barrel of your pen at the base nearest where the tip of the pen would go.  Be careful not to go over this edge or else the pen tip and cartridge won't go back on the pen.

Repeat this process for 3 sections of bone (or however long your pen is).

Ta da! A fabulous pen that may (or may not) freak out any coworkers :]  Enjoy your little bit of Halloween spirit.

And, a funny outtake from this project.  I saran-wrapped the side of my camera so that I could photograph the steps with clay-covered fingers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A tisket, a tasket

This little bun is only the size of an egg!  Perfect for carrying around in your pocket.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

They're at it again...

Seems the pigs have got into the bird nests again, making them Angry Birds indeed.  These were made by a lot of eyeballing, I'd guess Ravelry probably has some patterns for the pigs.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Money does grow on trees

This is amazing.

It's like a huge collective art piece that isn't premeditated.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

One of these things is not like the other

The awesome lady who wrote this pattern is hilarious on her blog.  I mean her blog is called "Look at this crap I made" and well, the address of the blog itself is something else.  This is a super simple pattern although I have issues with shaping while stuffing so my bell pepper is more round than square but that's ok!  It's a special bell pepper :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Glass Pumpkin Patches

These are the perfect decoration for autumn goodness the whole season instead of just during pumpkin months (October).  I always felt like buying actual pumpkins and then throwing them away when they rot was like throwing away money.  And I hate to waste money.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I "Like" This

Katie of Punk Projects did this sweet guest post that I finally got around to crafting because I found some old erasers I didn't mind cutting up (thanks drug abuse education!).

It was a good exercise in not cutting myself again with a very sharp craft knife. Not on purpose anyway.

I also just used a blue crayola marker to ink the stamp, and it works perfectly well, plus I mounted it on a little square piece of clay that I had left over from a different DIY that I'm working on.  It's like having a real stamp :)  Now, what to stamp this on?  People's hands? ;)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I pulled this pattern from Ravelry, since I've been having a minor love affair with all things fox lately.  I thought it was really adorable, but it sat in my unfinished WIP pile for a very long time because I lent my only skein of white yarn to a friend and had no opportunity to get more or get that one back.  I also was surprised it was so small when I started assembling it, I don't know why because the pattern very clearly states it is 5" tall, but I was imagining it to be bigger I guess.  I also am terrible at assembly because the legs and arms are supposed to be attached teddy-bear style with limbs sticking forward, not out like a starfish as I have done it here.

Meh. Well he's still cute.

And some other fox related things I have hanging around in my Crafts folder.

Pretty bookmarks from Lemon Squeezy with coordinating back print.

Prints by Melissa Nucera at Shana Logic.

Plus some other things that I need to be more diligent about noting the source :(