Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Silly Set of Stitches.

After working on so many time consuming, on-going projects lately, I needed a break from that type of stuff.  I wanted some quick little projects that I could make just for fun.  Nothing too precious, nothing too big... you get the idea.  Not sure what I'm going to do with them but I guess I'll deal with that later.  Besides mounting them on boards, I'm stumped.

A little tribute to the one and only, Leslie Hall.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I freaking love that woman.  For some strange reason, I can't get her song Craft Talk out of my head lately.  Singing it constantly has even lead to Dillon occasionally mumbling, "You can build it however you want."  Poor guy.

The second was inspired by an online conversation about the ability to offend people by simply being who you are.  It basically means that your awesome level is set too high.  ("Awesome Level" being the phrase used by Maggie.  Isn't it great?!)  I realized that my level is set pretty high, and occasionally it goes even higher.  To the "Kill" level.  Not often, but it does happen.

I used a freebie pattern from Urban Threads for the dial and Sublime Stitching's Glow-in-the-dark thread for the numbers.

I'm using this Light Effects Floss in everything lately!  These last projects went a little haywire though, see how the metallic floss bunched up like crazy?  Well, I can't smooth it out for the life of me.  Not even with an iron!  Any ideas?  It's going to drive me nuts if I can't fix it.
Thanks for looking!  Have a craftastic day.


mandapanda said...

I've never heard that before, how cool! My awesome level! lol
Love that glow in the dark thread! Great stuff that! Do you know how long it will last? As in, whn it fades, will it stop glowing as bright?

MafiosaGrrl said...

Isn't it hilarious? I use "awesome level" all of the time now. As for the glow in the dark thread, I haven't used enough of this particular kind to say how long it lasts... It doesn't help that I've given away all of the pieces I made with it, lol.

However, I do know that the DMC kind lasts quite a while.

here's some more on the subject