Monthly Archives: August 2011

TARDIS Laptop Case

So, earlier this week I referred to a craft I’d made using puff paint and someone (Nick) pointed out that I hadn’t blogged about it before. So here it is! One day I realized my laptop case is TARDIS blue so I whipped out a ruler, a sharpie and some silver puff paint. And voila!

It's (say it with me now) bigger on the inside!

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Best Friend Day-A List

Since it’s National Best Friend Day I thought I would compile the list of best, best friends I’ve been mulling over for a while. This is actually 2 lists, TV/movies and Books. Also, this list is in no way conclusive and I know I’ve left a ton out. Tell me who in the comments!

TV/Movie

  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione

  • Chandler and Joey

  • Chuck and Morgan

  • Doogie and Vinnie

  • Will and Grace

  • Lorelai and Sookie

  • Dan and Casey

  • Matt and Danny

    Liz and Jack

  • Troy and Abed

  • Any characters played by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg

  • Buffy and Willow

  • Shawn and Gus

  • Gilligan and the Skipper

  • Leslie and Ann

  • Norm and Cliff

  • Bert and Ernie

  • Han Solo and Chewbacca

  • Richie and The Fonz

    Laverne and Shirley

    Lucy and Ethel

    Ando and Hiro

    Buzz and Woody

Books

  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione

     

  • Katniss and Gale

  • Anne Shirley and Diana Barry

  • Stephanie and Lula

  • Percy and Grover

  • Holmes and Watson

  • Scout and Dill

  • Frodo and Sam

    Tom and Huck

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It’s Always Halloween or Another Crafternoon

So The Dollar Tree already has Halloween stuff out! Normally I am in the camp that is flabbergasted by Halloween things in August or Christmas things out in October, but this time I was just excited since I’ve slowly been acquiring Halloween decorations all year long (Tuesday Morning always has Halloween things in their clearance section, I always treat myself to 1 thing when I’m there!). My obsession with this holiday is growing rapidly. BUT, I don’t like super scary things, I’m more a fan of cute spooky or Dia De Los Muertos (not technically Halloween, but I don’t feel bad lumping them together).

So when I saw this door knocker, I wasn’t in love.

But I thought it had potential AND it was only $1, so I brought it home. I decided to turn the creepy skull into a more friendly sugar skull or calavera.

I started off by taking out the knocker part and painted it with 2 coats of white paint, for a nice sugar skull look.

I was going to use markers for the details but I couldn’t find them (I think sharpies would work really well)! However, when I was rummaging through my craft closet I found my trusty puff fabric paint, which is great for detail work (I used it for my awesome TARDIS laptop cover.

I always start with details around the eyes.

And then just went crazy! That’s my favorite part of calaveras, you can’t have too much going on.

I ended up with this

You can’t really tell in the photo, but I filled the eye and nose sockets with black glitter. And the knocker now says Bienvenidos (what could be more fitting?)

Welcome!

I’m so much happier with this now. Also, I REALLY can’t wait for Halloween!

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