Friday, January 4, 2013

Hiatus...

Taking a break. I'll be back soon...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Still alive and crafting!

I have actually been working! I have pictures to prove it too. I'm slowly, very slowly, working on my craft list. Right now I'm working on the leather wrap bracelet. My first try came out okay. It doesn't look bad, but it definitely needs work. So I'm in the middle of making a second one.
My first try.

See how the button at the end isn't secured very well? That's the part I'm trying to fix on the second one.

The second one so far.

This one should wrap around my wrist three times instead of two like the first one. I'm still proud of the first, it turned out okay, I just want it to turn out great!

Another thing I'm in the process of making is something that's not on my list, but is super cute. During the Felt Badge Swap, I fell in love with making badges! I started making one as a test for the One Tiny Zombie Thing Swap and it started to take on a life of its own. When I started to put it together it turned into Zombie!Ceda.
Ceda is...I guess you could say, my online persona. It's the name I use for most sites I join, Craftster being one of them. This is what Ceda usually looks like.

And this is Zombie!Ceda

I still have a bit of work to do on her but, so far, so good!

I'll have both the bracelet and my zombie posted again as soon as they're finished! It won't be much longer, I promise!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Craftster Swap #8 One Tiny Zombie Thing Swap

So, before I begin, I just want to mention that I love zombies. When I saw this swap pop up I knew I had to join. When I got my partner I was supper happy and knew exactly what I was going to do!
You see, my partner for the One Tiny Zombie Thing (OTZT) had also been in the Felt Badge Swap that I had just participated in.

Zombies + felt = zombie badge!

Of course this one was much larger than the other badges I made of the badge swap, five inches instead of three, but he turned out great! Sadly, I'm very bad at remembering to take photos, so these are from my awesome partner seabound23.

The badge and letter I sent to her.


And a close up of the brain-eating dude himself!

Once again, another amazing swap! I can't wait for the next one! =D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Update!


I'm still alive! I'm also still crafting. It just takes a little while for me to get going when I take a short break from a project. I will have more posted soon, I promise!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Felt Goodness...

I really got into the felt badge mood. They're so much fun to make and it's so satisfying to be able to finish one in an hour or two.

So when my sister said she wanted to send something for her friend's birthday I offered to make a badge. I ended up making a Crobat from pokemon. It's the girl's favorite pokemon and, in her game, it's name is Victoria.


Then, after the One Tiny Zombie Thing Swap, I made my self this super cute iPhone case! I fits over the protective case that I already have on my phone and it's great for making it easier to find my phone in the morning. The bow was made using the Upcycled Gift Bows tutorial on Craftster


Neither took long to make and I like how they both turned out. I think I might be getting better at this! XD

Craftster Swap #7 Felt Badge Swap Round 2

For this swap I had two partners, one in Germany and one in Tennessee. The partner I had in Germany listed 'Japanese-cute' as one of her likes. The partner I had in Tennessee listed 'Dr. Who' as one of hers. The first thing that popped into my head for both of them was 'OMG, I don't know what to dooooooo! T_T'. Then I smacked myself and started doodling ideas.

For my partner in Germany I thought of Kokeshi dolls. They're Japanese, and I found this super cute photo at Charuca's Photostream on flickr. I fell in love and had to make similar kokeshi dolls for my partner! This is how they turned out:

I think my favorite of the two of them is the one with the pink hair. She's just so happy it's contagious! =D

For my Dr. Who loving partner in Tennessee I figured that I had to make her a Tardis. No Dr. Who fan should be without their own Tardis...or so my sister says. I still haven't seen the show myself, but I've heard it's really good. The second one was a little harder to figure out. When I first started making these I was in Alabama with no internet access and so I had no way of looking up reference pictures. I finally ended up using my sister's new DW decal she had on her computer. The DW also has a fez and a bow tie to represent my partner's favorite Doctor.


Usually when I finish something like this I find something wrong. This swap is the first time I've ever had to really force myself to send the packages...I kept putting it off so that I could stare at the badges a little longer! XD Thankfully I stocked up on felt for this swap, now I have plenty of supplies to work with!

My partner in Germany finally received her package so I can post now! Yay! =D

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Craftster Swap #6 Penpal Swap Round 4

Miss Barbara was my partner for this swap and she looooooves ladybugs. So I made a few items that featured a ladybug theme. I made a mugrug, a felt box, a feathered headband, and a lavender filled ladybug plushie.

The headband was actually the easiest thing to make. I bought a plain headband from JoAnn's as well as a strip with pheasant feathers and a larger oval shaped piece with pheasant feathers that had a small silver ornament. I hot glued both pieces to the headband.

The mug rug was the most difficult piece to make since it involved quilting and I've never done that before.The large ladybug is actually a pocket that you can put a spoon, a tea packet, or a packet of sugar in.

The box is made out of stiffened felt that was cut and glued into shape. Then, in keeping with the ladybug theme, I cut out a ladybug and glued it to the top.

The plushie ladybug was another easy one to make. Of course, that was only after I figured out how to get the top to do right. I didn't want it to be a flat ladybug, I wanted the red part to form a slight dome. I was so happy when it finally worked out. Once it was stuffed I added the lavender to it, so it smells fantastic!

And, of course, here's the whole kit-n-kaboodle.

I also sent socks, postcards, stickers, and some extra lavender along with everything that I made.