Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Slimes in a Bottle

This is a project I've been excited to do for a very long time. I saw picture of some little slimes in a bottle of some kind of gel on Etsy, and I knew I just had to have them. But like heck I was going to buy them when I was confident I could make my own :D

Cut to about a year later, and now here they are, after gathering motivation and materials alike. These are made of Sculpey clay, and painted with craft acrylics,  then finished with a coat of shiny varnish. The three small ones are for the jar, and the other two are just for me to have around as little figurines. I filled the bottle with aloe gel, as it's clear and semi-solid, so it would hold the slimes in place. I haven't taken a picture of the aloe filled bottle yet, but I will shortly and show off the finished project. I am so excited to have this at last. Slimes are simply awesome and cute and one of my favourite creatures ever!

What is your favourite video game monster? Or monster in general?

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Photography Attempts

These are some self-done photos of me I did at the beginning of our unusually cold June. After hanging out with my friend Carolynn and seeing her be so enthusiastic about photography, I felt just bold enough to put my own face in my pictures for a bit. They're not that great though, ha ha.

These pictures ended up telling a story in my mind a little, and they inspired me to create a new character, named Hannah Rae. She's kind of the fantasy, insightful, gentle side of my mind. She is some kind of anthropomorphic dragon-elf thing.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Silver Moon Creations: Etsy Guide

Silver Moon Creations: Etsy Guide: Here you can find all the articles and tutorials I've written about selling on Etsy. 1) Packaging on Etsy 2) Three Common Etsy Mistakes t...

 An entry in which  many things are learned, and I will be referencing it for days to come.

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Herb Gardener: Ginger Shampoo Recipe

The Herb Gardener: Ginger Shampoo Recipe: If you love the scent of ginger, this simple shampoo recipe is for you. Ginger stimulates circulation because it increases blood flow to th...

I would love to try making this. I have some castile soap that I have no idea what to do with, so this'll be perfect. Now to pick up some ginger from the store c:

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Catch Up

It's been a long time since I posted here, yet again, but I'm finally making enough things that I feel like I actually have something to post about.

The first item is known as a Slime, particularly from the DragonQuest series of video games. I made the body quite a while ago, but only just now attached eyes and a mouth. The body is a knit pattern, modified from a pattern for a ball. The eyes and mouth are just felt that I cut out. I need to make the eyes closer together next time.

 This is my first crocheted project, as I only just learned how to crochet. My friend lent me a book for beginners with a lot of cute animal patterns. I made a yellow hippo :)

 Lastly is a pattern I made up during the winter. It was supposed to be my first pair of socks, but I got so confused when it came time to turn the heel that I just gave up :/ Then some friends of mine suggested I wear the thing like a sleeve, and to my surprise, it looks pretty nice under a black T-shirt! I think I'll make another one for my other arm after all. I'm not sure how to keep them up though, maybe a piece attached to both that goes under my shirt and across my back?