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!

Craft #9: I sewed buttons today!

Okay, so I realize this is a little late, but I forgot to post before going downtown tonight. Sorry! Also, no pictures yet because I'm very slightly too intoxicated to bother with the camera. But. Today I got my package from a craft swap I participated in through The package contained a wrap skirt that I had to sew the buttons on my self to make fit. And I sewed the hell out of those buttons. So anyway, I'll post that picture tomorrow probably. Have a lovely night!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Craft #8: turtle earrings

Not too much to say tonight...I just got back into town after another day of driving, so I really need to go get some food in me. These are turtle earrings! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Craft #7: bird necklace

Happy one week of crafting! Pretty simple craft tonight - just took a gunmetal chain, worked a few Swarovskis in, and adorned it with a bird charm I've had lying around. This project is going to be an excellent stash buster, if nothing else!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Craft #6: ghost earrings

I need to stop taking pictures in my basement...the lighting here is terrible. Anyway, I've had these ghost beads laying around since the summer, but haven't been able to figure out what to do with them. Well, the pressure of today's craft got my creative juices flowing and here it is! (Have I mentioned Halloween is my favorite holiday?)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Craft #5: peace sign earrings

Pretty simple craft today. I drove home from school today, so I've been in the car for most of the day and am pretty much wiped. As for the picture itself, I know the flash sucks for these types of things, but this was the picture that got closest to the actual color of the earrings. The peace signs are some beads I picked up at the awesome bead store in Vestal (MAT's Beads). Also, I'm about to post yesterday's craft pictures, so go back and take a look! (You won't regret it, I promise)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Craft #4: bracelet for a friend

No picture today (yet!). My craft today was to make a bracelet as a graduation present for a friend. Since said friend isn't getting the present until tomorrow, I don't want to post a picture yet in the off chance that she reads this. However, I will post a picture tomorrow after she gets it!


Here it is! I made this bracelet for a good friend of mine for graduation. It's based on a bracelet I designed for myself to wear for my brother's Bar Mitzvah (I'll post a picture of that later, perhaps). All the beads are Swarovski crystals, so it sparkles in any light.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Craft #3: sushi roe necklace

Story: This is just one of a few charms I made today, but this is the only one that made it into a finished project so far. We'll see what the fates hold for the other ones!

By the way, many of the projects you see here will eventually make it up to my Etsy page. Check back periodically for new additions!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Craft #2: sushi

Story: Now normally, I wouldn't count cooking as art (not for these purposes, at least). However, in the case of sushi, appearance is just as important as taste. In fact, maybe even more important - it's hard for sushi not to taste good; the real challenge is making something appealing to the eye. Unfortunately this time, we didn't make enough rice to do anything really cool, but sushi is sushi nonetheless!

And, just because I'm really proud of these, here's some sushi we made a couple months ago!:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Craft #1: dictionary bracelet for an English teacher

Story: This year, I interned with a 9th grade English teacher at the local high school. For the end of the year, I wanted to give her something in appreciation. Since she's an English teacher, and often brags about having read the dictionary (twice!), I figured something dictionary-themed would be appropriate.