Friday, November 07, 2008


I really love Daleks. They crack me up. How can you not love a glidey, oddly shaped thing with a plunger and an eggbeater for a gun? To top it all off, they have light shows going on on their heads when they talk (which is in a hilarious monotone.) They're awesome.

My love for those kerazy Daleks has brought these things into creation so far:
First off, I painted a pair of knock off Vans slip ons

I have also started knitting a small army of knitted Daleks using a pattern from EXTERMIKNIT!

So far I have Dalek Fay (named after hurricane Fay, which I spent most of my time knitting by candlelight in)

In progress:

Finished and being modeled by my very attractive bookshelf:

I'm also almost finished with Rhi's Dalek, which I am knitting her for Christmas. I'm going to paint a box like the TARDIS and wrap it up and stick it in another box to be mailed. It will be awesome.

I'm still brainstorming on more crafty Dalek projects. I think I'll be a Dalek next year for Halloween.

In other news, I ordered up some tasty Noro Kureyon in colorway #170 and some Knitpicks Andean Silk in Pitch to make my best friend Jessica the Fake Isle hat for Erikmas (Our Phantom of the Opera based religion. We're dorks.) I'm still waiting on the Andean silk, but I can't wait to start this hat. It's too warm here in Florida for me to have an excuse for knitting myself a hat, so at least I get to have a bit of fun making someone else one. I've always wanted to knit with Noro, too.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New room

I moved into my new room a few days ago! I love it. It's not 100% done yet. I'm missing a nightstand, curtains, and some posters I ordered, but I'm excited to finally move out of my old room. I did all the work myself! Just like a big kid!

Hokay... Here's the view from the doorway

Turning left, you see my desk (which I am going to replace since this one is probably going to collapse at any moment, but I haven't gotten around to it yet)

Closeups of my bulletin board and posters above my desk


Hayy Spaced rasterbation! (sounds dirty but it's not. I promise.) I love Simon Pegg.

Further over, we have my lovely bed. I was originally planning on a raspberry duvet cover (because the theme was supposed to be black, white, and raspberry) but I couldn't find any sheets, comforters, fabric, or duvet covers in the color I wanted. It drove me nuts so I just ended up with a black one. This way, I can just change out my sheets when I want a color change.
Here's the view from where the bed is

That solid black patch next to my door is chalkboard paint. I haven't gotten the chalk yet, but I'm really looking forward to scribbling on my walls

Doctor Who rasterbations on my closet! The enormous David Tennant still scares the life out of me in the dark. It looks like someone is sitting up against my closet!

My awesome enormous closet contents

Lewis and Clark are extremely annoyed that they have to be woken up for silly things like a photo.

Here's the view from my window

I can actually go out onto the roof out there and walk around. It's really awesome! I brought a chair and watched fireworks out there on the 4th of July.

Graffiti that shows up only at certain angles or when the windows fog up

It says 'BAD WOLF' because I am a dork.

And that's my new room! w00t!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I actually finished something!

So. More than a year after starting, the Ravenclaw Sesame is DONE! Hellz yes. I got really frustrated while seaming the sleeves into the armholes last summer and packed it away to be forgotten about at the bottom of the knitting bag. A couple weeks ago I finally decided I'd suck it up and finish the darn thing. Too bad I'm like 8 months late for all of last summer's Potter craziness. I would have enjoyed including this in my nerd outfit that I wore to the Deathly Hallows release.

There are a bunch of mistakes and little things I don't like about this sweater, but I finished it. I'll try not to gripe too much. Overall, I think it's pretty darn fabulous.

Pattern: Magknits Sesame

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Navy and Oxford Grey

Ravenclaw pride, yo.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

DinoXcore- Jumping on the dino hoodie bandwagon!

I've been meaning to Dino-fy a hoodie like this for months, but I've been a bit hesitant. I didn't want to mutilate a perfectly good hoodie beyond repair!
I ended up using my red one, which anyone who knows me in real life has probably seen at least a dozen times. It has definitely seen a good amount of wear in its time...

I used splotchy dyed fabric. The other side looks completely different. (Oh, the thrills I'll have wearing this!)

Here's the obligatory 'ZOMG! I'MA DINOSAUR LOLZ!' shot:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Is this thing still on?

Yeeeah... Sorry for not posting anything since last summer, but I moved into a new house and the creative mojo has been lacking ever since.

Check out my latest feat of dorkiness!
The Mighty Boosh shoes, or Booshy shoes as I've been calling them.
The Mighty Boosh is a British comedy show. Look it up on Wikipedia if you're curious. It's absolutely amazing and one of my favorite shows.

Anyway... As I was looking at my collection of Converse last week, I noticed the purple pair with dots on them that I wasn't particularly fond of. (They're also a half size small and smoosh my toes if I wear them for too long.)

I decided that they could use a trip through my warped imagination.
They came out looking like this:

Awesome, y/y???

They also glow in the dark, but you'll just have to take my word on that. Apparently taking pictures in the dark doesn't really work. Heh.

Monday, August 20, 2007

All hail the self-timer

My best friend and I went to the Family Values Tour when it came to Orlando last weekend. We had an awesome time and got to see tons of awesome bands perform. By the time we got out to check out the merchandise table, a lot of the bands had come to collect their stuff. I was quite disappointed that I wasn't able to blow $30 on an overpriced Atreyu t-shirt. Atreyu is one of my favorite bands. They rock the hizzle. So what's a cheap, crafty girl to do? Bleach stencil her own shirt, of course!
So here is the result of a $3 black Hanes boys t-shirt, a bottle of bleachy water, a stencil from the stencilry, and a little patience:

With bleach being so touch and go, I think it's a pretty cool result. I'm not crazy about the weird pumpkiny color the bleach unearthed, but for $3, I'll take it.

Bleach stencils FTW.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Up and running again!

My hard drive went boom about a month ago. It was tragic.
I'm up and running on a brand new computer, thanks to my brother who built me a new one. Sometimes, albeit really rarely, he can pretty cool.

But just because my computer died doesn't mean I haven't been doing anything crafty! Oh, no no no... On the contrary, I've been working on quite a lot.

I'm in the midst of painting and redecorating my room! It is totally made of awesome! I'm doing something different on each wall. I have an oddly shaped room with lots of walls, so I have plenty of surfaces to inflict my painty madness on. As you might imagine, it's quite 'busy'looking! But I guess you could say it's a reflection on what goes on inside my head.

I woke up today itching to paint some jeans with my new fabric paint! No more mixing in that stupid fabric medium that obviously didn't work too well. These can't be washed for 72 hours, so we'll see how they turn out. Anyway, here are the back pockets that I painted-

Yes! Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy pants! Not to toot my own horn or anything, but they certainly contain gargantuan amounts of win and awesome. :D

I know I say this every time, but I'm not sure if they're done yet. As you might have noticed, they're conspicuously lacking in the number 42.

And just for kicks, this is what happens when you try to take a picture of your own butt...

What can I say? Sometimes common sense just goes right over my head.