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Firstly, my thoughts go out to everyone affected by the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan and the Pacific basin. I hope that all my flisties in the region, and all your loved ones, are safe and sound. I haven't seen a fandom auction and/or help resource go up yet but I'm sure there will be something soon. Right now the only helpful links I can think to post are Google's People Finder and the Red Cross Blog.

ETA: That link is for the UK arm of the Red Cross, try the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies site.

Son of ETA: Fandom is awesome - hie thee hence to [livejournal.com profile] help_japan 

This sentence is an abrupt-change-of-tone buffer.

So, today's crafty post. I had this floor lamp that I loved very much, but some of the panels had been damaged over the years, so I decided to cut all the panels out, replace the ones that were too badly ripped and salvage the ones that weren't. Maybe I'd add some small embellishments, I thought. Then it turned into an epic stencil project that took up all my crafts-for-me time throughout January and February. And then I discovered that it's really hard to take pictures of an item that is itself a source of light. Especially since when the lamp is off (or I tried to use the camera flash) you can't actually see any of the designs - it just looks like panels of plain paper. So this post has taken quite a while to get organised!

Because it's for me, it's a bit messy in places and I tried some techniques that I won't try again. But I actually quite like how it turned out, overall. I'm definitely going to try to use some of these ideas again for smaller table lamps I can sell, but that'll require quite a lot of research and planning!

The biggest problem I had with taking photos was the difference between the Bat signal panels and the other ones. With the naked eye there isn't as big a contrast as there are in these pics.

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Loads more pics under the cut! )
 
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In an attempt to reclaim my blogging mojo, here be a whole bunch of recent(ish) custom order crafts that I haven't posted yet.

Things like this:

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And this:

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And many more!
More crafty stuff... )
 

And I'm featured in a new treasury over at etsy, which you can check out over here!

Real Life continues to be composed mainly of stress and grumpiness, but  the internet has been bringing me much joy of late (mainly in the form of Misha Collins and the fact that I've given in and dived head first into Hawaii five-o fandom) and I'm off to see the Trocks tonight so I am a very happy bunny today.
anonymityblaize: (stoned)
The evil of last week managed to invade Monday and Tuesday of this week too, but finally I am free and things are looking up. I am determined to stay positive and work my way through my truly random to do list as best I can. (It includes such diverse entries as "make definition of frak t-shirt" but also "clean kitchen walls". Good times.)

One item on my to do list that I did manage to get done earlier this week was to sign up for the [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek annual Secret Santa. Last year I got an amazing Spock Monkey (who sits above my computer monitor to this day) so I'm pretty excited about it. My brain's already buzzing with ideas about what I'm going to make, but I'll try to make myself wait til I know who I'm a Santa for before going too crazy!

And I got featured in another treasury over at etsy, which cheered me no end. My Marv t-shirt is in rather nice company - I particularly like the Ctrl Alt Del cushions and the SNES controller soap. If they're still available in a few weeks I think I may know how I'm starting my Christmas shopping. Click the pic to head over to etsy and check out these fine people's work!

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PS Caught up on Supernatural - Cas + air quotes is now my OTP. Also, "a more profound bond". *dead from giggles*
anonymityblaize: (cat)
The majority of the available processing power in my brain remains beholden to Inception. Apparently this movie is the world's most resilient parasite. I've now seen it twice and a fairly epic reaction post essay is percolating in my brain, but this is not that post yet. This post is the crafty stuff I would have posted last week if Nolan hadn't stolen my brain space.

Previews (Yes, I am still obsessed with the Hipstamatic app, yes, I bought all the additional lenses and films.):

Picture 227  Picture 221

More pics under the cut )ETA: Marv t-shirt and Rassilon bag now listed at etsy.
anonymityblaize: (castiel)
It's been a bit of an odd week for me, and so all my crafting plans have been somewhat randomised.

My plans to cross stitch Ripley wearing the power-loader thingy from Aliens have been rather waylaid by my inability to find a high enough quality picture from that scene. Not only do I need a picture of just the right moment, but it also needs to be a pretty huge photo in order for me to make some changes to it so that it'll work all pixelated. My google-fu has failed me so far. I may have to resort to making my own screencaps from the DVD. I think I know how to do that. Eeep. The delay has made me move forward on my plans to cross-stitch Serenity though, which I've been meaning to do ever since I started the Enterprise one.

On the plus side, I saw Flight of the Conchords on Saturday and they were fantastic. More thoughts and pics of my homemade Conchords t-shirt (I could not help myself!) soon!

In the meantime, these two Watchmen badges came out quite nice. I think I need to adjust the colours in the Rorschach one (the purple and the orange both need to be browner) and maybe the smiley would look better if it were a stitch or two bigger so it goes right over the edges of the badge. Or maybe I just need to align it a little better the next time I put one in the badge making machine!

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As Modesty Blaise was a major part of the inspiration for my screenname this makes me quite sad.

Modesty Blaise author dies aged 90

Peter O'Donnell, creator of the Evening Standard's long-running Modesty Blaise cartoon strip, has died at the age of 90.

Mr O'Donnell, who had been suffering from Parkinson's disease, got the inspiration for his all-action heroine from a young woman he encountered in a refugee camp after the Second World War.

The first of more than 10,000 strips, syndicated worldwide, appeared in the Standard on 13 May, 1963 and ran until 2001.

Source

If you're interested in knowing more about O'Donnell then check out Kristy Valenti's awesome article here: part 1, part 2, part 3.
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I have a terrible tendency to pick up a few extra t-shirts that grab my fancy whenever I'm getting something for a custom order. So a couple of weeks ago I rounded up all the random shirts piling up around my craft room and decided to come up with something simple but cool to actually use them for.

And thus this happened:

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Twenty-three (!!) individual photos under the cut.
Read more... )

As always, there are more photos at my Flickr album here. And since I'm being particularly shameless today I'll point out that most of these t-shirts will be available to buy from my etsy shop here. Custom orders are always appreciated - if you want something uniquely geeky to you, I'm happy to make it!
anonymityblaize: (staff meeting)
And some more Christmas pressies, this time for adult sized humans.

We'll start with my favourite of the bunch:

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Star Wars, Leverage, Wolverine, Audrey Hepburn and random animal t-shirts )

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