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Posted: 5 months ago ● 4 notesReblog

I ordered 4 samples from Notoriously Morbid ($1.25 each), and she graciously sent me 2 more. I used this pressing tutorial to press 5 of them because I only had 5 empty pans left. I think mine didn’t press as pretty as hers because she used 70% alcohol and says to wait 1-2 hours to press them. I used 91% alcohol and waited about an hour, but I think next time, I’ll only wait a half hour or so.

The eyeshadows in the top left of the palette in the last picture are from Shiro Cosmetics (they also come loose, and I pressed them). You can purchase a pressing kit from TKB Trading, but they also sell the empty pans by themselves or with the tamping tool (the press tile with the little handle, it makes it easier to press). They also sell empty palettes in 12-pan and 4-pan sizes, but my magnetic palette is from etsy, and the pans stick really well to it.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 1 noteReblog

A little keychain I made using shrinky dinks, colored pencils, and a sharpie. I placed the skrinky dink paper over my monitor and traced TsaoShin’s beautiful art I found here, then colored it in. My shading is obviously not as good as hers, but I’m pretty impressed with how it turned out!

Posted: 1 year ago ● 31 notesReblog

cola82:

Hey guys!  Check out what came in the maiiiiil todaaaay! :D

I’m perfectly happy with it, and I’ve gone ahead and made it available for sale at my Spoonflower store.  This is a 42” wide, 72” long Tardis “cheater quilt” based on a pattern I created in Illustrator (and on Police Boxes, of course). 

Unlike my Tardis quilt, which was pieced together from lots of small, carefully measured pieces of fabric and took months and hundreds of dollars to create, this little baby is pretty cheap and ready to pop onto some batting, a lining of your choice, and embroidered.  Depending on the weight of your batting, it should be plenty light enough to quilt with a home machine, but it can be quilted on a longarm, or by hand if you prefer.  This should make it much, much easier to create your own Tardis quilt to keep you warm at night.  

:D  

ETA: I just want to let folks know that you can’t just hit “order” if you decide to pick this up.  Instructions for how to get the full pattern are described in the notes below the order form. :)

Also, fixed the link.

Also Added three close-ups.

THIS IS SO HAPPENING.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 6 notesReblog

oibob:

Took some better pictures of the case that I made. I’m thinking about adding some magnets for the sleep/wake feature.

Ingredients!

3/4” woven elastic from Michaels

Scrap of matte board

Journal from Wal Mart (Yay Spider-Man!)

E6000 industrial strength adhesive

This is amazing.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 78 notesReblog

Handmade Hobbit dollhouse. How amazing is this?!

TONS more pictures at the source.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 8 notesReblog

My spoonflower fabric came today! I LOVE how this turned out. I feel so awesome. And I have enough fabric to make another for… someone….?

[spoonflower fabric here, bag pattern here, pin here]

Posted: 1 year ago ● 3 notesReblog

These are the bandanna blankets I made for my nieces and nephew up in Ohio. Such a pain! But totally worth it.

I did the purple one first. When you make a quilt, you have to make what they call a “sandwich” with the top fabric, the batting (the part that makes it warm, kind of flat stuffing) and the bottom fabric. Well, I sandwiched them, sewed all around the edge, trimmed the sides…. and realized I did it in the wrong order. So I had to unpick every stitch, re-order the layers, and sew it again. But I only did that on the first one (luckily).

I don’t have too much experience with embroidery but I thought it’d be really cool for their names to be on them. Nadra LOVED that part (poor girl probably can’t find anything with her name on it like her Aunt Tasha lol). Also, I didn’t know how much fabric I’d need for the back pieces, so I just bought a yard of thermal fabric for each one. After laying out the purple one, I realized they’d all be about a quarter yard short. I already had the smaller pieces of thermal for the pink and purple quilts, but I had to go back to the fabric store to get the blue thermal for the red quilt.

THEN, I had to tie them all together (basically, thread a few inches of thread on a needle and go through all three layers, then back out and tie in a knot every 6 inches or so so that the batting doesn’t get bunched up on the inside; actual quilts  are stitched instead of tied, but my machine isn’t very big). I think they came out really well.

edit: I forgot to mention that I also switched the girls’ blankets in their boxes on accident. I thought I tried SO HARD not to do that and did it anyway lol. But they switched and it was fine.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 0 notesReblog

Shitty crafting day.

I spent around 4 hours on my day off sewing a cell phone cover that doesn’t fit (because I didn’t measure right) and a wallet that doesn’t close (because my inside fabric was too thick).

So disappointing.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 12 notesReblog

Ashley got her package today so I can show this off now!

I borrowed the pictures of 9, 10, and 11 that a redditor drew and posted here. I stuck them into photoshop next to each other, then printed that picture out on freezer paper. I touched it up a little for my purposes, then cut out the pieces with an exacto knife. Then I ironed the freezer paper onto blue duck cloth and painted over it, then peeled off the paper. After that dried, I free-hand painted the quote.

After everything was dry, I used this pattern to sew the bag together. Not bad, huh?

Posted: 1 year ago ● 2 notesReblog

So this is happening. Officially ordered my spoonflower canvas fabric last night, and the lining this morning for my TARDIS bag. Too bad spoonflower won’t ship for 2 weeks, and it was expensive ($30 a yard, holy shit!) but it’s going to be awesome. I cannot wait.

(TARDIS fabric here, Michael Miller fabric here)

Posted: 1 year ago ● 3 notesReblog

I made myself a new purse. I really like it! I was actually testing out the pattern before I made one for a friend, and it came out really cute. I also want to remake it with this TARDIS fabric I found on spoonflower but it’s a little pricey for the cotton canvas I need for the outside ($27 a yard). This was on sale for $6 a yard.

The inside has a pocket and a magnetic clasp. I purchased the pattern here. The button is from ShirtPunch, but the artist has them in her shop for $1.50 each (and the shirt is available on RedBubble).

Now to save up for the good fabric…

Posted: 1 year ago ● 2 notesReblog

It’s amazing what a difference blocking makes. They’re both the same pattern, same yarn (though different colors of course), but the one on the right hasn’t been blocked, it’s right off the needles.

I usuly just steam block, but if memory serves me correctly, you can only do this with natural fibers.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 9 notesReblog

vengefulbarista:

Yesterday, we had to take our dog to the vet because he was vomiting and defacating blood.

They don’t know what’s wrong, but so far it’s cost us $400 to have him stay overnight. Neither Josh nor I had this money to begin with, and I honestly have no idea what we’re going to do. So I’m going to try to sell a couple of things I have knitted already as well as a couple that are made to order.

Ramona Flowers fingerless gloves (same color, same fit, same size) ready to ship: $50

Bella Swan mittens (any color you choose, super long and stretchy) made to order: $50

Alice Cullen handwarmers (any color you choose, super stretchy) made to order: $50

Ravenclaw Scarf (movie colors, double knit so double thickness, really long and warm and perfect and I love it; I can also do different colors for different houses on a made-to-order basis for the same price) ready to ship: $65

Message me if you have any interest at all and I will set up a custom etsy.com listing for you. Feel free to share, any help at all is appreciated.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 9 notesReblog

Yesterday, we had to take our dog to the vet because he was vomiting and defacating blood.

They don’t know what’s wrong, but so far it’s cost us $400 to have him stay overnight. Neither Josh nor I had this money to begin with, and I honestly have no idea what we’re going to do. So I’m going to try to sell a couple of things I have knitted already as well as a couple that are made to order.

Ramona Flowers fingerless gloves (same color, same fit, same size) ready to ship: $50

Bella Swan mittens (any color you choose, super long and stretchy) made to order: $50

Alice Cullen handwarmers (any color you choose, super stretchy) made to order: $50

Ravenclaw Scarf (movie colors, double knit so double thickness, really long and warm and perfect and I love it; I can also do different colors for different houses on a made-to-order basis for the same price) ready to ship: $65

Message me if you have any interest at all and I will set up a custom etsy.com listing for you. Feel free to share, any help at all is appreciated.

Posted: 1 year ago ● 4 notesReblog

Why do I do this to myself? Every year, about a month before Christmas, I craft like a crazy lady to get it all done on time. I never learn lol.