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The Pink Samurai: January 2008

The Pink Samurai

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Two down. Booyakasha.

A dream has been realized.  My first batch of paper!

I originally got the idea from Craft: magazine.  They had a whole spread on how to make recycled paper from your junk mail.  The materials were a little labor intensive for me to put together, so I just used a wooden frame with the screen stapled to it as my deckle.

CraftDaisies.com has an amazing Papermaking Tutorial that was very helpful.  The paper I used was just a bunch scrap paper so it turned out a little gray, but I like it.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

One down...Two to go

Dick poses with his Triumphant He-Man pillow.  After handing it to him he said, "I HAVE THE PILLOW!" lol.  

Next two on the list were the candy bag and the crochet, but I've replaced them with two others.  I was trying to sew the wrapper together with the vinyl I have but couldn't figure out a good tension or stitch length.  And my edges on the scarf were slowing getting smaller and smaller...I think next time I'll count my stitches lol.

SO!  My next two projects will be paper making and woven bag made from magazine pages.  

Pictures to come!  I'm off!

btw...buy some buttons from shop kthnxbai

Monday, January 21, 2008

Three projects in one week

Oh I'm doin it!  I've been pretty lazy during the winter break.  Just working and playing video games.  I did a few cross stitches, but one was already traded, one's on my wall holding my mail key and the others are reserved for Art Ambush.

With that being said, I have three totally different projects (and one extra on the back burner) to try and finish before school starts back up next Monday.

This was once a triumphant pillowcase.  Then I mutilated it trying to make a skirt.  I really shouldn't rely so heavily on patterns sometimes >_<>

This one is a package of one my favorite candies!  Oh the deliciousness of the Litchi Gummy is one to be reckoned with.  I'd like to make it into a zip.  I think the best course of action is to sandwich the two pieces between my light weight vinyl, sew and cut off the excess.  Then attach the zipper and sew it all up together.  I'm crossing my fingers on this one.  I've never worked with plastic or vinyl before.

AND!  I totally just learned how to crochet.  It's way more fun than I thought it would be.  I just picked up a needle at Wal-Mart on a whim.  Since there's tons of left over yarn from my Symmography project, it was a no brainer.  Thanks to some awesome websites, I was able to make my first stitches.  I'd like to make a simple scarf considering its ass cold over here on the East Coast >_<

The project on the back-burner is my quiet obsession with making paper.  A co-worker of mine lent me a staple gun and gave me some wire to make the strainer.  Alls I have to do is go get some would to make the frame and a flat tub for the pulp to strain into.  Crossing fingers so I can get the materials this week!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Big stuff today!

So today there is a meeting at 5:30pm for a co-op that might be starting in my town.  This is an awesome opportunity for me to get more of my stuff out into the public realm.  I'm going to get a little portfolio together at Kinkos to bring so I can be one step ahead.  Wish me luck!

Also, I'm getting a fish today.  I'm just as excited about that as I am about the meeting lol ^_^