Friday, February 17, 2012

Duct Tape Can Repair Everything

It's a wide known fact that you can use duct tape to solve every problem in the world (failing that WD40 is the next solution). Today's repairs were done to a favourite pair of shoes of mine which recently broke. 
As you can see from these next pics the shoes look quite fine and there was only a tiny rip to the edge on one of them. No where near enough damage to throw them out!!


I began by reenforcing the edges, especially since that is were the tear first happened. 

After a lot of sticking (and cleaning of the scissors so they would still cut) my shoes have been revamped and looking rather spiffy if you ask me. ;)

Since I was sent two types of tape from my awesome pal I was able to dig up another pair of old shoes and give them some new life. 

Me thinks now that I need to get a few other patterns of tape...This could be dangerous...

Happy Belated Valentines!

Valentines Day has come and gone. Mine was spent walking around Melbourne with incredibly sore feet. Not the most romantic of situations but we were on holiday so it was good enough for me!

Before I left for my little trip away I had joined a cute little secret valentine swap with my pals at the LXC. We all got given partners but no one knew who was sending a secret valentine to them. I was terrible and sent mine out late (so much so that I had to send it while away). It however reached it's destination faster then anything I have sent overseas has so I was happy. :D

I hadn't made a pop up card in a quite some time so I had to bring out my trusty old book about pop ups my dad bought for me when I was younger. Here was the result! 


Earrings I included with the card. 
Inside - the spelling error cleverly disguised under the red heart ;)  

I made a bad spelling error as I generally do when doing fancy writing and missed out a letter in the word Valentine inside the card. Luckily my genius thinking thought up a good way to disguise this mistake hehe. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pixel Action

If you have ever tried to draw a pixelated sprite with a palette of a few colours and limited size you will learn it is not as easy as it looks.  I have always been a fan of sprite art, the ability to make complex images from a few squares is quite ingenious. Which is exactly why I have made these awesome little dudes into some new jewelry for my shop. With the help of the printable shrink plastic I got from my pal in the US I was able to create some cuties. I have claimed some pokemon bobby pins for myself ;) Finishing them off with a resin coating really made them shine too. I am quite happy with their outcome. :D

I also had a lot of fun taking the photos to these playing with some controller/cartridge concepts. These are real controllers that I own ;) The sonic's are also on an old pixel painting I did of a sonic 2 sprite that had been hanging on our lounge room wall. It Actually turned out to be my fav one in the end.

You can check these (and more designs) out on my facebook page (they aren't in my zibbet shop or anything else for that matter yet *sigh*).

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Long Time No See

Poor little blog never getting updated. I was doing good at one stage there. It's been 5 months since my last post. A lot had happened since then.

To make up for it I shall spam this post with a few piccys of things I have made recently.

I love adventure time, Christmas present for friends 

More Christmas Presents

A Custom order for a friend

Custom order, om nom nom jelly beads!

I want to keep this more up to date then I do. Maybe this year I can start again.