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Monday, December 28, 2009

Crafty Monday: Crafting Captain Hammer

I don't know what it is, but I cannot help but make crafts about Captain Hammer from Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. I don't even like Captain Hammer. I love Dr. Horrible so much more, but Captain Hammer's logo is just so much more craftable to me, and I can't help recreating it in every medium.

The first time I used the logo was September 2008 for a canvas bag for my friend Heather. It was a really simple logo because I just painted the yellow color (using a freezer paper stencil) and it looked great.

Captain Hammer



The next time was in punch needle. I loved creating that one, and it was much easier than I thought it would be.

Captain Hammer: Corporate Tool



In my normal craft of cross stitching I stitched a quote that Captain Hammer said along with a visual representation of the rest of the quote

It's curtains for you Dr. Horrible...



More recently, I finished a latch hook rug with his hammer (no, not that hammer, you pervert) on it.

Captain Hammer Latch Hook



And finally today, I made a drawstring bag (which is on etsy) with the logo using machine embroidery. I'm still trying to figure out how to make patches (both of my attempts have been disasters), so as soon as I do, you can expect to see them in my recently updated etsy shop

Captain Hammer Embroidery



I love Captain Hammer, even if he is a giant douche. And I would feel terrible if I didn't at least show some Dr. Horrible love, so here are some other freezer paper stencil items featuring some Dr. Horrible quotes.

Dr. Horrible Shirts Dr. Horrible

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Talk to me Tuesday: Happy Holidays

I know I suck at posting here, but I'm just not in the right mood to blog.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Talk to me Tuesday & Wordless Wednesday



You can see pictures of the Ron Weasley bag here. And I've finally decided to take part in Wordless Wednesdays.

December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Crafty Monday: Batiks on Black

Okay okay, I don't hate batiks, but I certainly wouldn't want to go to dinner and a movie with them. They are okay, but I don't think I want to be seen in public with them, so this post is a secret. Shhhh!

Jennifer Ofenstein, of the oh-so-fabulous Sewhooked.org, is hosting a quilt block drawing that utilizes batik fabrics. It is called the Batiks on Black drawing, and it is quite exciting. For each paper pieced block you make, you get one entry in the drawing (unless you use a Sewhooked block, then you get two entries, and if you add it to the flickr group you get three!!). Click the graphic below to read all of the information and rules about this awesome project!



Once I decided to take a part in it, I went a little crazy. Below are four of the blocks I made for it, but if you want to see the rest of them click here.

Batik Fairy Batik Snail
Batik Deathly Hallows Symbol Batik Arrow


I hope to see more blocks entered into the drawing as the deadline has been extended (thank goodness!!) to January 12th.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Talk to me Tuesday: Getting Things Done

Yeah, I didn't do a Crafty Monday post this week. I'm in a very quiet mood, so I don't want to be posting anything, but here is my video -



Batiks on Black
My Batiks on Black blocks
Giant squid block

Friday, December 4, 2009

Filler Friday: Neutra Face

I kind of wish it was still font week, because this song is perfect for it! I'm tagging it with the font week tag anyway, since this video didn't even exist until after it was over. The song is a parody of Lady Gaga's Poker Face, which I've heard of but never actually listened to. I heard it when the Rich Weirdoes (the Orlando Rocky Horror shadowcast) used it during their pre-show, but other than that I have gone without hearing any of her songs.

This song has actually gotten me to listen to Poker Face, but that song is not nearly as wonderful as Neutra Face. I want to high five everyone who shared this on twitter and google reader. I love it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009