Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stocking Swap 2010

So, I'm sure I keep talking about this Stocking Swap and some people are like "WTF where's the stuff she made she promised to show?!" And honestly... I just kept forgetting...

I was super proud of this... My mom did the black and white part, because I don't have a sewing machine, but I did the red piece (handsewn to the stocking) and then the handsewn bats to the red piece. I enjoy how it came out, a lot actually...

(This is my partner's picture, not mine...)

I think I posted this awhile ago, but damn am I proud of how it came out... A button embroidery, winter style! I always love how the trees are so barren, but beautifully frost covered...

I made a DuranDuran record bowl for her. And then found a bunch of Harry Potter recipes. I designed the booklet in InDesign and printed it at home. It's all grayscale pictures inside and some I couldn't find pictures for... However, I did like how it came out!

Ribbon bookmark in purple and green Halloween ribbons.

They are super simple and super fun to make. I think I sent two or three...

This is all the stuff I bought for the swap, for her or her daughter.

Two things of lipbalm from JoAnne fabrics, one set of arrow post-its for her daughter, knitting for dummies, cross-stitch "Good Luck Bear" ornament kit, Nightmare Before Christmas stocking, Nightmare Before Christmas figure set, a NinjaTown figure... Oh, Kerroppi buttons... I think that's it...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The List!

I'm pretty much going to be amazing this weekend for Christmas.
I'm making a bunch of stuff...
Chocolate covered marshmallows
Chocolate almond bark
Chocolate covered brownies
Chocolate chip bacon cookies

Because that sounds absolutely amazing, right? In a little gift bag... And of course chocolates from a mold. Nom.

Unfortunately, I left all my little candy gift bags at my apartment in Indy... Hmm... I'll be going to get those tomorrow...

If you want one mailed to you, if I have extras, let me know! I'll seriously send some your way! I love sharing things I make, 'cause I hardly eat them and my dad's diabetic so I don't like leaving them around the house unsupervised.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Amortentia

I'm either having the WORST sinus attack ever or I have a cold. Crap.

Anyway, I found this on a forum and decided I liked the topic enough to post.

Amortentia is the most powerful love potion in the Harry Potter Universe. In case you need a quick refresher, the smell of the potion depends entirely on what the person smelling it likes. So far, I have determined that mind would consist of:

  • ink
  • earth (I love the smell of wet dirt and nature)
  • the moment before a giant rainstorm
  • old, dusty books (like an old library)
Pretty much, I love the smell of an environmental nerd. =P We shall see just how well that works out for me eventually, huh? 
Now, what's your Amortentia?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Final Piece for Electronic Design

This is my final project for Electronic Design.
I wanted it to fit inside of a pocket, so I constructed it out of an Altoid tin.

Yeah, it's wrapped with giftwrap paper. What of it? I'm not done.
I'm going to modge-modge it with better paper and actually make the business card out of cardstock... And it'll fit into cuts I make into the top of the Altoids box... Oh, I'll have time to finish it, at least...

The box open. Not really beautiful work, but I'll be modgepodging it to death later, I just wanted a rather quick and easy fix at first.

The booklet is tiny, if you can imagine.
It has my work experience, references, portfolio pieces...

This is my "leave behind portfolio" piece, cover letter, and resume all together.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Postcard-y Awesomeness Pt 2

This is a postcard for an online friend of mine. It's his character he's made through the years, chibi-fied. Hopefully he enjoys it!

I actually hand drew it first, then went in and pen tooled over it. I'm quite pleased with the results.

And now, it's 4:30am, I'm tired.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Postcard-y Awesomeness

I made this in Illustrator today as a tentative Christmas postcard for a friend in another state.

Gothy me and him. I'm hoping he won't figure it out until it gets there, but we'll see!

I'm so proud of myself today. Hehe. Yay!

Friday, December 3, 2010

And 2 Gift Ideas

I'll also offer two awesome gift ideas...

A record bowl.

Tutorial is located here. It's super easy. Takes maybe a half an hour. It's a good idea for a cheap and easy awesome gifts. Records are available at Goodwill and Salvation Army for cheap!

And this super cute, awesome ornament takes MAYBE 15 minutes. At most. And it's easy.

This tutorial is located at one of my favorite sites ever... Craftster. (That's the link for the actual tutorial, by the way... Not just Craftster.)

Seriously, two cheap gifts that take like 20 minutes to make yourself. And who doesn't like awesomely handmade stuff? The older you get, the more special it is...

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Homework for Corporate Identity... "Create logos for art movements you'd see in a fantasy museum of yours."
These are obviously the color versions.

Top row: Abstract Expressionism, De Stijl, Digital Art

Bottom row: Pop Art, Minimalism, and Art Nouveau

And, of course, the black and white versions. Same order. Same stuff. Just not colored.

I like them. ^_^

And I'm enjoying listening to some Dr. Steel! <3 Steampunky goodness...