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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:


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: (serenity)
Some Battlestar Galactica stuff today in what I think is part three of the eleventy billion things I meant to post long before now!

Ever since I first had the idea to do dictionary definition t-shirts I wanted to do this one. But as it has almost twice as many characters as the Star Trek "doctor" one, and that took me hours upon hours to do by hand, I never quite got round to doing a handmade version. As it was, even getting that amount of text to fit clearly in a 10" by 10" design was quite the kerfuffle. But finally I can present to you my "frak" definition t-shirt, now available at

You can see the other designs I have up at cafepress here. I've made more sales than I expected to so far and I'm thinking it might be worth looking into paying for a premium shop. Also, I'm surprised that the Princess Bride one is outselling the Star Trek one by a factor of three to one. But clearly I know nothing - I can never predict what what will get a good reaction when it comes to my own stuff!

And now, another etsy treasury...
some BSG crafts )

And finally, there's still a few spots open to participate in Pay It Forward 2011 and get something handmade from me! Don't miss out!  ETA: Got five people now!
anonymityblaize: (chang britta)
Hello, December. You always sneak up on me - are you a ninja?


There is too much good telly in the world. When did that happen? How did that happen? There are two unwatched episodes of Chuck sitting on my sky+ box, which is insane. I love Chuck! But there are so many good things that need watching just now. I genuinely think that when I fall in love with a new tv show I am undergoing the exact same chemical reaction as actually falling in love. It's such a rush.

I'm probably not helping myself by rewatching Community right now, but it's just so addictive and it makes me so happy.


And last week's episode of Misfits BLEW. MY. MIND. If you are not watching it, then get on that right away. Damn. I kinda want to post spoilery stuff but I shall refrain for now 'cos I think only a few people on my flist watch. For shame. But have an unspoilery gif anyway.


Oh, Iwan. So adorbs.


I am cold. But I am still stunned at the way Britain just falls apart when it snows. The media act like it's some sort of unheard of occurrence every single time. Madness. But it is very pretty outside. Scaffolding looks a lot less ugly with a dusting of snow and icicles hanging off it.

On the underground the other day I witnessed a part of some stranger's snow related rant. But I wish I knew the whole story.


Have finally made some progress with the cafe press shops. (Has anyone else ever sold stuff through cafe press? Is it just me or is their system a little wonky? Or just convoluted. I keep clicking links and ending up somewhere totally different from where I expected to be.)

Previews of Star Trek, Inception and Princess Bride designs at )
anonymityblaize: (britta)
Oh, stencils. You are still my happy place. (Let us not speak of my attempts at screenprinting.) And I will apparently never tire of making spaceship related crafts.

Three different versions of Serenity on a shopping bag, a drawstring bag, and a t-shirt await you under the cut.

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More pics... )
anonymityblaize: (mark owen)
Random post is random and has bullet points.

· My Serenity cross stitch is FINISHED! Hallelujah. Shall have it all prettified and posted tomorrow probably. Such a weight off my shoulders. (Although I am, of course, now bereft of things to do with my hands and am plotting my next project.)

· Screen printing attempt number one was an absolute disaster of monstrous proportions. But I'm trying again. Fingers crossed. In the meantime, however, I'm getting stuff organised to put some of my dictionary definition t-shirts on cafepress at some point this week.

· After Friday's post, I wanted to add some more linkspam on the #twitterjoketrial - Charlie Brooker does what he does best (that'd be misanthropic hyperbole and reductio ad absurdum in the face of idiocy), and here's an idea of how the whole thing could have been avoided (bonus points for random Gary Oldman as the Police).

· New Take That album is out and I love it so. Has a very Scissor Sisters meets Muse vibe about it, which I heartily approve of. SOS and Kidz seem to be my favourite tracks so far. I think it'll make for a fantastic tour. Roll on June!

· Oh sweet baby Jesus waiting for a palfrey: This Means War is going to knock me over with hottness. I have a terrible weakness for pretty boys getting beat up on screen. Yum.
· And finally, a t-shirt I didn't want to post until it had been gifted:

Edited umpteen million times because the LJ cut hates me.
anonymityblaize: (castiel)
This t-shirt seems dramatically out of date, since Supernatural appears to have forgotten about both the colt and the anti-possession tattoo thingys. But I've been meaning to make it for a while so I just did it anyway. And it has turned out quite nicely.

It's odd that despite being a very anti-gun type person in real life, I do seem to love them in my fiction. And am quite fond of putting them on clothes!


More pics under the cut! )
anonymityblaize: (smarties)
I can hardly believe that it is the time to be doing this already. Where did this year go?

Anyhow, if you think that any of my one-of-a-kind geeky crafts would make a good Christmas present (or a Winter-celebration-of-your-choice gift) this is your warning to get your orders in soon!

The last dates for delivery before Christmas are -

Standard Parcels within UK: Wednesday 15th December

Airmail Parcels to Western Europe: Monday 13th December 2010

Airmail Parcels to Eastern Europe, USA and Canada: Friday 10th December 2010

Airmail Parcels to South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia  and New Zealand: Monday 6th December 2010

So if you want to purchase any listed item as is from my etsy store or my folksy shop, please do so at least one or two days before the last date for your location.

If you'd like a custom order, or you want something personalized, please order before the end of November, and remember the more complicated the order, the more time I'll need to complete it! Photos of all my crafty creations are on Flickr and I can relist or remake any items not currently up in my stores. Please feel free to get in touch with any queries.

Just to make this post a little more interesting, here's a t-shirt I've just listed and a sweatshirt I customised for myself.

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anonymityblaize: (enterprise)
This idea has definitively obsessed my brain! It even has its own tag and its own Flickr set now. That's a little bit odd.

But, this is quite possibly my favourite thing I've done in ages. It's probably quite daft, but it actually made me laugh out loud when I thought of it. It took forever and I'm never doing it like this again (next week I'm hoping to find time to try out four different methods of making these), but I really, really love it.

And see, Trek fandom! I have not abandoned you at all, despite Inception fandom wanting ALL OF MY BRAINSPACE!

Teasery teaser today, for I'm rather proud of this.

Clicky click click )

ETA : A professionally printed version of this t-shirt is now available at
anonymityblaize: (buffy)
This idea could definitely get very addictive. But the way I'm doing it is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrryy time consuming*, and therefore clearly not a sensible thing to continue with in this manner, as I very much doubt people would pay $150 or something equally ridiculous for t-shirts like these. I'm looking into cafepress right now and am also going to experiment with t-shirt transfer stuff.

But for now, some words for Buffy and/or Princess Bride fans.

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*I'm making these by hand with guidelines and fabric paint applied with a cocktail stick. On average it takes me about two minutes to do each letter. It's ridiculous.

Tomorrow I'll post my favourite of the bunch, even though it took me FOUR BLOODY DAYS. It was worth it though. ETA: Ta da!

Son of ETA: The effulgent t-shirt is now listed here!
anonymityblaize: (inception)
Well, I did indeed decide to add "darling" to my "specificity" t-shirt. (Of course I did, I have no idea why I thought I might not.)

I have also let my imagination run away with me on many other definition shirts, which I'll post over the next few days, once I'm done swearing at photoshop. (I seem to spend an inordinate amount of my time arguing with technology.)

So now this:


has this on the back:

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More pics under the cut )

In completely unrelated news, there is a creeping creeper who creeps working on our building. He keeps choosing the oddest places on the scaffolding to stop for a break, and stares through the window while I am trying to work. If he does it again tomorrow there will be yelling and stroppy closing of curtains. Blech.

And also unrelatedly, why did no-one tell me how good Misfits was? I just mainlined the whole first series in two days. I think I may hate the E4 trailer people because it didn't look like the sort of thing I would like, but I was spectacularly wrong about that. It was fantastic, funny, twisted and really, really good. And it made me rant again about what a waste of potential Heroes was, because in just 6 episodes, Misfits managed to do right what Heroes couldn't manage in four years. But the upside of being late to this party is that I only have to wait a month or so for season two. Hurrah! Now to go hunt down Misfits fandom...
anonymityblaize: (airline)
Yeah, so. Inception has totally taken over my brain and invaded my crafting time. So this happened.

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Loads of pics behind the cut )
I'm nearly done adding "darling" to the specificity t-shirt, along with another couple of definition shirts which I ought to post soon.
anonymityblaize: (enterprise)
This is part two of my tutorial. Part one can be found here.  I've made my stencil and am ready to turn it into this t-shirt:

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more tutorial pics )

pics of the finished product )

If you've got any questions, please feel free to ask.
anonymityblaize: (enterprise blue white)
A while ago I started experimenting with two-tone stencils for t-shirt designs. I made a Flight of the Conchords tee, and then made an Enterprise one. So when I embarked upon a t-shirt with the Enterprise D on it, I figured it was time for another tutorial post, since the bleached-out t-shirt design tutorial went down quite well.

I'm going to do this in two parts - this post is about turning an image into the stencil, then the second part will be about putting that design onto a t-shirt.

So, let's find out how I made this:


(See, Star Trek fandom, I haven't entirely abandoned you for Inception!)

Lots of images behind the cut )

If you've got any questions, please feel free to ask.
anonymityblaize: (inception)
And so it begins. I've started making Inception-inspired crafts. This may well end up being more of an epic obsession than Star Trek t-shirts. And since I'm not even over that obsession, I really shouldn't be adding another one. Anyway...

This was made, believe it or not, pretty much free hand. I had some guidelines on it in dressmakers' chalk, and then made it with fabric paint and a cocktail stick, because none of my brushes were fine enough to do the lettering properly.


More pics under the cut )

I can't believe that this is something I haven't thought to do before. I'm seriously considering putting the dictionary definition of "darling" on the back of the t-shirt. Should I?

I'm also going to expand this idea to some of my other fandoms. Only one I've definitely decided on so far is to do a Buffy-themed "effulgent" t-shirt. Give me some ideas for others!
anonymityblaize: (geek)
A few recently(ish) completed custom orders. Some BSG nerdiness, some more phaser pants, and some wings on sleeves.

frak1           st4


More pics... )
anonymityblaize: (tardis)
I am currently an organizational disaster zone. While there are many reasons for this, I am mostly blaming Inception fandom. Yes, still.

So, here's some things wot I made.

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More pics under the cut )

Both of these are going up in my shop later this week (yes, I know I said that last week and still haven't listed everything, but I really am determined to get sorted this week!). Please feel free to tell me to shut up about things I'm selling if it starts getting annoying!

ETA : Live Long and Prosper T-shirt now listed here, and the Doctor Who bag is here.
anonymityblaize: (bomer trekkie)
Oooh, lookit! I've managed to go a whole four posts without mentioning that which stole my brain!

Today's crafty offerings are a little strange for me, in that they're not inspired by any specific fandom, but instead come from my general obsession with these here interwebs, and, well, my general obsessiveness.

Picture 131     hyperbole3

By the way, I'm still working on the two-tone stencil tutorial I promised to do ages ago - it should be up soon (if your definition of "soon" is fairly flexible). ETA: Up now!

More pics under the cut... )

Also, if you liked the Gaga cover I linked to yesterday, then be sure to check out their Justin Timberlake one too - it's even more nerdily awesome!

ETA: TLDR t-shirt and bag both listed at etsy now.
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: (enterprise blue white)
Will I ever tire of putting Star Trek related stuff on clothing? It doesn't seem so.

It's surprisingly complicated to scan your hand. Took forever in photoshop to make it look half decent, but I really like how the whole thing turned out in the end. And I totally cheated and made the size difference between my pinkie and my ring finger less freaky (my hands look like someone stole the little fingers of a much smaller person and just stuck 'em on the edge.)


More pics of this, and another Trek tee, after the cut... )
anonymityblaize: (enterprise)
After my first foray into two-tone stencils I decided to try something a little more complicated. Which then turned out to be a great deal more complicated. I never learn, apparently.

I decided I needed a t-shirt with the Enterprise sweeping majestically across it, as you do. The first hurdle came when I discovered that photoshop won't print a large image over multiple pages without a fight. (Thank goodness I'm related to a graphic designer.) Once that was dealt with this, of course, resulted in a very large and very delicate stencil, which, of course, the cat wanted to attack. So once I had rescued the stencil from furry, clawy doom it would all be plain sailing, right? Wrong. Grey fabric paint seems to be an endangered species, so I had to mix that colour myself. And matching the second stencil up proved to be quite annoying. (To the extent that it became a stencil made of five separate, overlapping pieces.) And I hurt my arm by holding it too tense to try and get perfect lines. And... And.. I'll stop moaning now.

In the end, as ever, it turned out really quite pretty. It would seem that I have some sort of ridiculous need to hate a project whilst actually doing it, in order for it to turn out well. I'm not sure that's a good thing. But my Enterprise t-shirt is beautiful and I love her! So nyeh.


click for more pics! )Many more photos here (I went even more snap-happy than usual with this one!)

If anyone would like me to do a tutorial on this sort of thing (like I did for "bleached-out" t-shirt designs) please let me know and I'd be happy to oblige!


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