Crafty Pants

RRRRobot RRRRadiator!
July 20, 2009, 6:06 pm
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Robot, yo.

Right when we moved into our apartment, I was really annoyed by our huge, clunky heater. It made arranging furniture really difficult, and was just an eyesore. So, I decided to turn an eyesore into a piece of art!
I had ZERO craft supplies, so it is a box the router came in, some metal bits found on the ground, a black piece of paper, and a white wire hanger.

I love seeing him every day, and he does quite a good job at keeping me warm. When my best friend/excellent interior decorator finally saw my apartment, she took one look at my robot, and said, “That is such a Jessica thing to do. Only you…” While laughing and shaking her head. What can I say, I like home decor that makes me laugh!


It’s Official
October 2, 2008, 9:40 pm
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I’m a crochet pattern “designer“. No, I would never consider myself a designer:P BUT, I did hook up my Ravelry account to my ‘patterns’, which is fun! Now I have to get around to finally posting that Owl I made so long ago!

Cuppa Tea?
February 7, 2008, 8:08 pm
Filed under: My Projects, Other

So I really failed at thing-a-day… I started strong, but with a weekend ski trip, and late nights till 10pm+, I really haven’t the gumption to be creative each day. Honestly, I’ve had to save all that creative energy for work lately. But, I did use day one to complete a project I had been meaning to get around to. I LOVE my tea, but I am in reduction mode, so I refuse to buy more than three or four types of tea, and I have to finish one before I can buy another. I had three ugly tea tins that I was re-using, so I decided to cover them in some beautiful Amy Butler paper.

The brown/blue one is black tea, the pink one is red tea, and the green flower one is green tea!

Recovered Tea Tins

The penguin is my teaboy. I LOVE him! He automatically lifts my tea from the water when the timer goes off, so I never over-brew my tea again!

Life is Just Better with Pants
June 6, 2007, 8:21 am
Filed under: Free Patterns, Miscellaneous, My Projects, Other

I made this stationary for the swap and thought I would share it. Just print it, cut it, and cut off the corners, and you have a fun pants-themed stationary set! I was inspired by an inside joke my boyfriend and I have, but I think everyone can appreciate the message. Although, some people might feel that the opposite is true! ;P
Here is the printable stationary:
Pants stationary

My First Swap
June 5, 2007, 8:15 am
Filed under: Amigurumi, Crochet, My Projects, Other

Over at Craftster  I finally decided to participate in a swap. I chose the newbies only swap because it would be the perfect introduction to swaps.  My partner liked Nintendo and had a sense of humor so here are the things I made:

Crocheted Boo:
Crocheted Boo

Gnome, Mario Mushroom and Boo. These guys are made from polymer clay and the gnome is about an inch tall:
Gnome, mushroom and Boo

Hand carved stamp:
Carved Stamp

Stationary. I made magazine envelopes to go with too:

Everything together:
All swap stuff

I also made a wooden ring for her, which is not pictured. It is the beech wood with beeswax finish, like the ones available in my shop.

#11-16 of 50

Good to be Gnome
May 13, 2007, 5:32 pm
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 Gnomes In Yard

I’m still inspired by my roommate. She bought the cutest mini garden gnome (it came with a book, too!) and I couldn’t resist. I had one very small block of white sculpty so I made the gnome a mushroom. But then I decided he needed another gnomey friend.

The guy on the left was my first try. I found it was far to hard to add detail on a 1 inch tall guy when all you have is a pencil. So, I made the guy on the right and painted the detail. His nose is lumpy because he got punched in the face. Actually, it’s because I couldn’t get it right and painted over it too many times!

What should their names be?

#10 of 50 

Exotique Mozambique!
May 4, 2007, 11:47 pm
Filed under: My Projects, Other, Personal

I don’t really discuss my shop often because I consider it more of my art than my crafts. But I do have to share the new wood that we bought. It’s called Mozambique, and it has a stunning wavy grain. It’s really hard to get a picture that really does it justice…

Etsy :: Exotic Mozambique Wood Ring

This wood is what inspired us to find a good food-grade polyurethane to use on our rings, because the wax really hid the gorgeous grain. We made samples of all our previous rings with the poly finish, and posted them. They really turned out quite nice if I do say so myself:P

We also bought one more kind of wood, but the samples are still in progress. I’d count all these in with my 50 in 2007, but that would feel like cheating!