Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Zelda Quilts 2.0

Alright, so I know it's been a while since you've heard from us, I apologize!

I've been crazy busy being an adult with a full time job, imagine that. I don't know what these other slackers problems are :P

Anyway, I'm just popping in because I'm excited to announce that version 2 of the Zelda quilts have finally made an appearance in the shop! (Go here!)

Same design, but a bit different on the fabrics. I'm definitely a fan of the dark green under the Master Sword!

I decided to do six of them assembly line style, and while I think that overall it was more efficient, it's also a lot more tedious and I get bored faster. I'm not sure what I'll do next time.

Anyway, enjoy!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Slouch hats galore

Hello all!

Sorry I haven't been making posts lately. Now that my work is over (le sigh) I will have plenty of time to craft...as well as work more on homework. Blegh. Recently I discovered the joy of the slouchy hat. In my last semester as a college student. Typical, of course. I made up a pattern and have been going from there. I've made four slouch hats now. Three are striped and one is solid colored. Sadly, I don't have a picture of the first hat, which is gray and black. My other striped creations are purple and black and green and black. I decorated my green and black slouchy hat with a pin.I just finished my fourth slouchy hat today. It is black with a crocheted skull embellishing the sort-of brim. I really wanted it to look like Rhyme's hat from The World Ends With You.
I plan on making Beat's hat now for my fiance', just to figure everything else. Then maybe Rhyme and Beat's hats will appear in our etsy shop!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bottle caps!

Because I have so many bottle caps, I decided that I must do a craft with them. So I have been painting them with the intention of making magnets, but I am having difficulties with getting the magnets glued to the bottle caps.

Here is my work station, I spray painted the bottle caps white out on the porch.

Here is the finished product, some of them came out better than others. The goal is do to the five mana symbols from Magic: The Gathering. However, they have proven very difficult to paint. You can see that I did the Avatar symbols, a pokeball, a tri-force, the deathly hallows, and three of the five mana symbols.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rainbow Scarf

Recently my mom has been demanding I crochet things for her, because I have lots of free time. First I made her a purple beret, and now I made this:

Monday, January 25, 2010


I'm so sorry for the hiatus. Unfortunately, it's going to have to go a bit longer.

At the moment, I'm swamped with other responsibilities and I'm getting absolutely no crafting done. Additionally, we're discussing some administrative items amongst the group, so there may be some changes in the near future. My hope is that everything will calm down by next week and we can get back to crafting.

Thanks for your patience. Sorry about the radio silence. We'll be back late next week.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mini Rat Cage

The cage is miniature, not the rats. Yes, those exist.

So, I'm getting a new rat in about a month, and I needed a separate cage for her to live in for the first few weeks, before I start socializing her with my other two. There is a common method people use for making a spare cage (often referred to as a hospital tank, because it's also used when a rat is sick and needs to be separated from the colony.) It's also a great travel cage, because it's so light, has built-in handles, and it's spill-proof.

It's fairly simple. You start with a plastic bin. Cut out the top, and insert an appropriately-sized piece of chicken wire.

The chicken wire is kept in place with wire tied through holes I drilled in the top.

I drilled some small holes in the side for the water bottle. Two small holes for its wire hanger and one large one for the nozzle to go through. This part was a little trickier because the tub is made of a sturdier plastic than the lid, so there was a danger of it cracking. I did get one small crack, but it didn't go very far, so I'm not too concerned about it.

That's it! Now I have a spare cage for my new rat when she arrives in February. I'm very excited. I'll post pictures when I have the new rat and the cage is furnished.

More crafting news later in the week.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Bleach stenciling: it actually works!

Sorry I have not posted for a few weeks. But today/tonight I have a special post!

Recently I discovered the joy of bleach stenciling and have finally figured out my own technique!

My brother is, as all unique individuals, extremely difficult when it comes to making him a present for Christmas. However! He has an obsession with Kurt Vonnegut. So I bring your attention toooooo:
And that's just the close up of the image! When I took the stencil off of the shirt and checked out the bleach, I was amazed. Simply amazed. The mustache, the glasses frames...it came out perfect!

My brother had mentioned yesterday during dinner that he really wanted a Kurt Vonnegut shirt. My fiance nudged me repeatedly under the table. He wore the shirt today. I am pleased. And want to make more stencils now.