Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tie-Dyed Skirt

I've had this plain white skirt from Gap for about two years. I had never taken the tags off of it before I decided to tie-dye it. I never wanted to wear it because it was white and I'm really messy. Now, it is my single favorite thing in my closet. It only looks this awesome because Kristen (expert tie-dyer extraordinaire) helped me a great deal. The little lines are white stitching that washed out white even after dying. I really like my skirt.

(Click the picture to zoom in.)

Kristen's Hippie Apron

Finally, a picture of The Amazing Hippie Apron.
And again, my fugly carpet.


Bobo Gets a New Onesie

Callie was donating some old clothes to Goodwill, when Kristen spotted a long sleeved "Life is Good" shirt. She decided that I had to make a pillow out of it.

(This picture = crappy)

Then, she decided that her bear, Bobo needed an outfit (he was quite naked before). So after an hour and a half and nearly pulling my hair out over the sleeves, then deciding that it was for a bear, not an actual person, this happened:

Bobo is the best-dressed bear in town. And I'd put money on that. I pinky-promise I'll put a picture of the back up as soon as I get a picture of it, as the back (Bobo's tail sticking out of the onesie) is the cutest part of the whole ensemble.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pleats, Please!

This was my first attempt at pleats. I think I was successful. The smaller bag was also my first successful attempt at putting in a zipper that looks worth a crap. I'm very proud. I want to make more bags using this pattern.

Also, isn't the fabric awesome?

Front and back of the big bag:

Inside of the big bag (lined with red):

The little (zippered!) pouch:

Inside the pouch:

Please excuse the ugliest carpet ever.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

BSG Top 10

I love it when the sci-fi geeks take over something mainstream.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Oh, Robot Chicken.

This is currently my favorite thing ever. It'll probably change in like 2.5 seconds, but right now, I am totally and completely in love with this video. And Seth Green.

My Heart in Progress

Sounds like a self-help book, doesn't it? It's actually much more literal than that.

Here's what I've done so far. Papers, exams, class, and life keep getting in the way of making any real progress. And keep in mind that I had to rip out most of the lower right side due to crappy stitching on my part. I'm really pleased with how the arteries/veins are turning out.
I know, I know... I'm creepy and weird. Enjoy anyway.

I made an Apron!

I made a pretty apron! See? And there's even a little embroidered mixer and cupcake!

The apron is a yellow floral pattern with blue gingham pockets- I used leftover fabric. It criss-crosses in the back so that the weight of whatever's in your pockets rests on your shoulders instead of your neck. Quite ingenious.

Here are some pictures (click on them to enlarge):

Cutting out the pieces. (and placing them on the world's ugliest carpet)

Yay! It's finished!

Closeup of the pockets and embroidery. The blue part is a pocket, and the pink with embroidery is a pocket on the pocket.... very confusing to say, but it's useful to have so many pockets!

This picture is terrible, but it's the cupcake (with sprinkles!) on the right pocket.

That's all. Time to go watch more of the first season of The West Wing. Chris got me hooked.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sculpey Crazy!

I can't stop crafting. I can't stop making sculpey earrings. It's really becoming insane.

Here are the new creations. Most of these are just on posts as I've completely run out of hooks. I've even gone so far as to pull the hooks off earrings I don't wear anymore. My name is Katie, and I'm addicted to sculpey.

Diet Coke cans for Kristen! She wore them all weekend.

Mmmm... Cookies!

CHEESE! (Kristen's idea)

Bananas. These were hard... but I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out.

I call these "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" earrings.

... and these are "I Can See Clearly Now, the Rain is Gone."

And I'm working on ideas for more. I'm beginning to branch out from foods. We'll see how that goes.

I really am going to have to stop at some point to do some school work... and so that my roommates can have the kitchen table back.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Me + Sculpey = Food-Shaped Earrings!

I've been meaning to make some Luna Lovegood radish earrings to send to Abbie for a while now. Since Christmas, in fact. I finally got around to it last night. I made 4 pairs of Radishes, one for all my Harry Potter loving friends, and one for me.

Then I started making things for my roommates....

Reese's Peanut Butter cups for Christie:

Mushrooms for Jessica to wear while she's student teaching about Fungus:

Then, it (somehow) became about breakfast foods:





Then a random vegetable, Carrots:

Then I got the bright idea to make pie. And let me tell you, the pie is my favorite. I suppose it's cherry pie... in any case, it's visually tasty.

Then, since Jessica's a math nerd, I made her pi/pie earrings. They're pretty fun, too.

I also made some tiny Diet Coke cans for Kristen, but she took them with her for the weekend and I didn't get a chance to get a picture of them. I'll do that when she gets back next week.

I really hope to keep going with these. I really want to make a pair of tiny T-bone steak earrings. That's my life's goal at the moment.

That's all for now.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Getting My Crap Together....

So, I went to talk to my adviser today (when I was supposed to be in my Intro Anthropology class, shame on me!) about classes for the summer and next year. It was my first official advisement as an Art History major. How exciting. To make a long story short, I'm now an Art History major, Anthropology minor who will be nearly fluent in some type of foreign language. Spanish is the obvious choice, and since I have already had the first Spanish, I planned on doing that. I told my adviser this. She suggested that since I'm not that far into Spanish, I should really think about either French or German. Apparently German is the "language of art history." Well, I thought about this and decided to go for French. I'll have to take 4 classes total. If I take one this summer, one in the Fall, one next Spring, and one next summer, I'll be done. The only drawback is that I'd be here in Hell (Statesboro) over the summer next year. But, here's the thing: I'll have a 12 month lease anyway.
Basically, next year I'll really only have one or two art classes at all. It will be mostly French and Anthropology. The only real art class I'll have is my Senior Art History Thesis (scary!).

I just realized that nobody in the world cares about me getting advised. And that it's almost time for 20th Century Art... and we're doing Dada/Surrealism today. Whee!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Big Girls....

This song/video just makes me laugh. I don't know why.

Lol... "find yourself a big layyydeeeee"