Monday, July 12, 2010

Mission not accomplished :(

As you can tell, between packing, and traveling back and forth between Binghamton, Massachusetts, and NYC, I haven't had nearly the time I thought I would for crafting. So, I'm going back to my old blog, Basically, I blog when I can about crafts I make and things I cook, and general musings about crafty endeavors. So, ta-ta for now, and see you around the interwebs!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Craft #15: the beginning of another die necklace and an apology

Dear Bleeps (Twitter people call their followers tweeps, QED blog followers are bleeps)
Firstly, I'd like to apologize for my unexcused absense. I took an impromptu trip to NYC and it pretty much threw off my schedule. But now that it is officially July, I plan on starting this project f'reals. So here goes.

I started another die necklace today. Due to overcoming my summer ennui, I only got about halfway through. And also, I can't seem to locate my USB/SD converter, so you all will get pictures tomorrow. And the day after, and the day after. Because I am determined!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Craft #14: more bag embroidery

Today was kind of a lazy day. I did some more work on my bag, as shown by this not so great picture. I'm actually not so happy about how the mouth turned out, but I really don't want to rework it. Tomorrow I'll try to get the eyes and nose, but those are the parts I'm most worried about. We shall see!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Craft #13: the beginning of a bag, plus muffins

Today, I did two crafts. Firstly, I started a bag I plan on wearing at San Diego Comic-Con this year. I'm embroidering felt onto a black canvas bag into the shape of one of my favorite comic characters, Delirium of the Endless from Neil Gaiman's Sandman (pictured above). So far, the bag isn't turning out exactly how I want it, but then again, when does anything ever in the crafting world?

Muffins are delicious. Today, I made banana oat muffins with chocolate chips and cherry jelly in the middle. I used a recipe I found online, but added the chocolate chips and jelly on a whim. Considering how many my boyfriend is eating right now, I'd say they turned out pretty well. ;)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Craft #12: Die necklace - WIP

Today's project is a work in progress. I put it together with some beads I had lying around, but I'm not sure how I feel about the seed beads I used for the necklace part. I didn't attach any clasps to the end of the wires, so I might scrap the whole thing and redo it when I get some new beads.

I'm finding it hard to get accurate colors in my pictures...I'm not sure if it's the lighting or my camera or both. Any suggestions for better photographing?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Craft #11: Dice earrings

Okay, so this is a project I've been wanting to do for...I don't even know. Over a year. Finally, I caved and bought a cheapo drill at AC Moore today. It works well enough. I pretty much got what I paid for. In the process of making these, I learned two important lessons. 1: Drills melt plastic. 2: Melted plastic gets stuck to drill bits. Who'da thunk.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Craft #10: I illustrated my day

Tonight, I am tired. I think this illustration pretty much sums up why. In case you can't make out the pictures, my day includes cleaning Barry's car, way too much ice cream, and grocery shopping. Goodnight!