I took a painting class at the CSU last year, and I have been painting for a while but it's just so messy I hardly ever do it because I end up ruining my favorite jeans. Just felt like showing off my favorites, and I may add another on here later. The one of the house is on a huge canvas, one of those four foot tall ones I think. I didn't use any tape to do the strait lines, I had the darn thing on my lap with my face a few inches away. LOL. And the flash makes it look funny in the middle, but it's got almost no texture and just flat, bold colors. I like it because on the wall it looks almost like a window. The other one is an older painting I did in my first year of college, and it's a self-portrait on a 24x36 canvas, I think. I have a tryptic I have yet to take pictures of, but I'll post it later.

Oh, and in my sculpture class I welded/cut out this.
It's rather large, at least 3 or 3 1/2 feet across, cut from sheet metal. It's hanging on my fireplace now and I just adore it. I hope I get another chance to weld someday, it sure is fun.



Out of boredom and a strong will to procrastinate, I found myself wanting to make something random to fill up a couple hours of my time that I should have been using to do something constructive. So I decided to try to figure out how to make one of the cute little milk stuffies from My Paper Crane, because I'm short on cash but I crave the cuteness. I just made a small one, no where near as cute or well-made as hers, but he's fun to throw at my boyfriend. Hehehe. I hope she's not offended, but as they say, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And I really want to immitate her tampon dolls next. Anywho, here's hers: And here's mine: Not too shabby, but I'm definately saving up to get one of hers (Probably the strawberry milk!).
And on another note, our entrepreneurship class challenge is over and we made about $150 net from selling our doggy bandanas and carob covered dog bones. We did better than a lot of the groups in class, but one group beat us by doing adware removal for $40 a pop, but kudos to their great marketing strategies. Another group made almost two thousand dollars, but they're cheaters. We all had the $5 start up capitol, but they decided to use one of the gril's mom's Costco card, and they said it was "donated to them". They ended up spending $75 for their start up supplies. Big fat cheaters!!! But, they did work hard selling coffee and muffins outside the colliseum for a week and it's cool that they made so much, but I doubt the teacher will give them the prize. So third or second place for us, depending on how you look at it, and that ain't bad.



I just realized that I totally forgot to post pics of the two cute cupcakes I made that are for sale now on ebay here at Holiday Habit. They're made out of worsted weight acrylic yarn with vintage beads for the face, and are about 3x3 inches. Later on keep an eye out for Christmas colored ones! I love making these little guys, and I'll never ever sell my first one, he's my favorite!
On another note, I've been so busy lately doing all kinds of stuff and I can't believe I'm getting it all done. For my entrepreneurship (man that's a long word) class our first assignment is to get in a group of 4-5 people and create our own small business using $5 of start-up capitol annd any supplies we have on hand, and then make as much money as we can in the next two weeks. So cool. We get to keep all the money we make, and the group that makes the most gets extra credit and their name on this huge trophy in the business department. So our group decided to sell doggy bandanas and packages of caerob-dipped dog biscuits. And instead of keeping all our profits, we're donating 10% to the ASPCA. We decided on the dog stuff because one girl and I sew and have tons of fabric to use, and she used to manage a pet store for a long time and can get the biscuits for free. Nifty, no? And we just thought the charity donation would be nice cause we're cool like that. lol.

...And I made some toothbrush bracelets... o_O


Craftster Challenge #15!

Meet Domo, the amigurumi robot!

He's all hand crocheted in single crochet out of acrylic worsted weight yarn. He's the biggest stuffie I've ever made, he came out bigger than I thought cause I used a big hook to get him done faster, and I freehanded the entire pattern. My first pattern was my amigurumi acorn, and man what a jump to a giant and fairly complicated robot. Here's a pic of him with a big soda bottle for size reference.

Over a foot tall easy. I named him Domo because it means something along the lines of "very much" in Japanese, a reference to how big he is and how long it took me to make him. I'm so in love with him! His feet and legs are weighted so he stands on his own, and his arms are jointed with a button for mobility.

I wanted to make him some stuffed buildings to play with but I didn't have the time tonight, so I'll post them later on. He's my first robot, and I'm quite proud of him. He's so cuddly! The embelishments are all on there securely with tacky glue and thread, so it's kid friendly. Hope y'all like him, thanks for looking! Oh, and here's me in the process of making him!