Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jurassic Tea

So the tea was a success for the most part. My table only sold 2 tickets and I bought one of those. Then the person who bought the other ticket couldn't come till later, but it worked out because two very nice ladies came to the day of the tea. My table only had four settings instead of the original 8 to save room for moving around. This made it hard for my table to have a centerpiece and was a little more cozy. Because of this I put all my toy dinosaurs on the wainscoting on the wall next to the table.

Rusty was our fourth guest until we gained two.

I saw someone do this online so I made one two. The cookies are snickerdoodles. The secret to get the correct footprints is to stamp the toy dinosaur's foot in while the cookies are still hot when they come out of the oven.

All of the dishware turned out fantastic. They were done using clear waterslide decals that I bought online. I would use these for anything I want done custom.

Special thanks to Diann for this awesome birthday gift.

This was a lime keeper at one time. The eggs inside are key lime pie bites from Walgreens.

Good old iron-ons make custom fabric easy. Also I was very dissapointed with the lack of dinosaur fabric at craft stores.

When I washed the dishes these were the only ones I lost the decal on. I didn't have time to spray my dishes with clear coat and let them air out before the tea. Also, they soaked too long in water.

Oh look dinosaur poop.

The menu and ticket to the event.

Clever Girl!

Because my table was smaller than the table cloth in order to get it to fit right, we had to tie a knot with the excess fabric. So I decided a pterdacytl needed to be stuck into the knot for decoration.

This food was amazing!

This is the coolest teapot I have ever seen. The Tea Rex was a christmas gift from Michele.

This was the party favor I gave out at the end of the tea.

I had fun and hope to do this again next year. Hopefully next year I can do a table with 8 settings. Michele helped out a bit too, and took many of the pictures towards the end.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cootie Catcher

So yes I haven't posted in awhile again, but I have been making things both in and out of work. Coming up this weekend is the literary tea which I am hosting the Jurassic Park table. So I will be posting some of my creations for that here. In the mean time I would like to share the cootie catcher I made for one of our Teen Nights. It wasn't my original idea a coworker sent me this link and I then created it.
I found a template online and then added the appropriate artwork and information. Also because I couldn't remember how to fold one I added instructions from here.

Since I don't know everything about Divergent I made a blank copy so that the teens could fill in what they wanted fortunes to be. 

Have fun and good fortunes to all!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Graphic Novel: Csejte

I took a free course online about graphic novels. It was a wonderful experience, in which I learned a lot. Besides just doing papers on excerpts of comics (which I haven't written a paper in a long time), we also did a short graphic novel for the class. Mine was called Csejte, after the place where Elizabeth Báthory, the 1600's women who killed young girls for their blood to maintain her beauty. (True story)
I have a lot more to this story in my head and I would like to do something with it. I only had a week left to work on it so I had to cut it short and make it a cliffhanger kinda. The experience of working on this comic made me work out some of the issues with the story and hear feedback from around the world. I will more than likely redo this at some point, but I thought I should share what I did for the class here. Also, I don't know why, but everytime I do a graphic novel the title page is in another language.

Check out the story after the break.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Forever and a Day

So I have not posted in a long time. There was a time that if you didn't post for this long of period I would take you off of my friend's blog list. Now I'm that person. Why you ask? Well I moved back home where I don't have internet. It's not that bad life, without internet, I get more accomplished. The other thing is I GOT A JOB. Like a real one, with benefits and being important and stuff. I was also working at the ice cream shop like I have done forever, because why not, I get free ice cream.

Where is my real job you ask? My local library, of course. Yes, Brodrick you were right, I am destined to be a librarian. Right now I don't qualify as a librarian, I will have to go back to school to get a masters in library science. I've been looking into it and can't decide between that and going to get a masters in animation/puppet building. I love both! I work in the youth services, so I get to be artsy and make stuff all the time for events. Also, I know I'm helping kids want to read and learn about their world. On the other hand, I really miss puppet building. I went back to Huntington to visit and got to help a bit with pouring some puppet heads and I was reminded how much I love building puppets. The two are really different, but could work together. So I don't know what I'm going to do. The library route would be the safe way to go, especially since I can do it online and live at home, so I won't have rent and such worries. The puppet route isn't as sure, but it could be amazing. I'm not even sure I can make it into the school I'm looking at, but I kind of want to try. The worst thing about the puppet route would be I wouldn't be able to keep the awesome job I already have, and who knows if I will get that lucky again.

Anyways, I grabbed a couple pictures of the stuff I made at work, shown later in this post. Also, I've been working on the teen website along with the Youth librarian (yeah, she is a real librarian unlike me), to make it useful and fun. It's DPLS FUZE, so check it out!

You can't win the R2D2, this was the only picture I found of it before it was given away as a prize. Sorry!

I only did the paint job for the body and made the two legs for the R2D2 cutout. Someone else had already cut out the body and made outlines for where to paint on the details. I was given white fingerpaint for this and it too hours to finish it so that you couldn't see the cardboard through the paint. I think it turned out well despite that. 

These were croquet mallets for the alice in wonderland party. This photo was taken after they were used outside, had I know that was a possiblity I would have made them a bit sturdier. This was basically made of just paper, tape and markers. The feet were also felt, but I don't have a picture of them.

Anyways. I'm currently working on crochet Anna and Elsa dolls (from a pattern) for our upcoming Frozen event. And I have lots of photos of stuff I've been doing and just haven't gotten around to posting. 

Til next time BYE!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Panda slipers

For these slippers I took the idea from a workbook magaizine and modified the slipper design from Crochet today! to fit an adult sized foot.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dee and Gee's newspaper ad

I helped make the news paper ad for Bob's birthday at Dee and Gee's. I gave them three options of looks and drawings that could be interchangable. The last one was the one that got print. I don't get the newspaper so unfortuantly I have yet to see it.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Giraffe Sweater

I used a pattern from crochet today for the sweater vest. The giraffe I looked at a photo of a giraffe and just free handed the shape.