Day 17 – 02/05/12 – Plushie Gangster Monster
This was made from less than one sleeve of an extra large shirt I got for surviving one summer of detassling corn. Naturally I want nothing to do with this shirt (or the smaller identical shirt I got because they had extras), so the neon yellow atrocity went straight into my fabric bin. I almost learned how to adjust the tension on my sewing machine because it kept trying to eat the fabric, but I forgot where the knob was until after the photo shoot. (Hint: it’s in the picture on the left, right above the needle.) I also didn’t think to add the features before sewing the front and back together, but in retrospect, that was probably a good idea, since stitching through all the poly-fill gave the face a little more dimension. Nyeh, see? Nyeh!
Day 18 – 02/06/12 – Bra Bug Chu
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In which my husband turns an old bra into eyes. He is the genius behind this one. I just insisted that photos be taken and put up on the blog. Because I’m an awesome wife like that.
Day 19 – 02/07/12 – Flott
Polymer Clay (Sculpey)
The prompt for day 19 was to make something that floats. This immediately reminded me of this infuriating 8th grade science project where we had to make a boat of modeling clay that would hold 10 or more pennies without sinking. I was not one of the victors of this project. However, I do know that larger surface area means a wider distribution of weight, etc etc, and so I built this guy like a flat bottom boat. The boueys are unnecessary, but i thought he needed a little something extra to make him look like more than a worm in a bowl. Not my pride and joy, but a success in polymer clay floating.
Day 20 – 02/08/12 – Snorkle
Polymer Clay (Sculpey)
Much cuter, and quite boyant. This guy features innards made of aluminum foil. I built a mini armature as a way of using less clay and hopefully causing some floating, and success happened! He’s not an olympic swimmer, but he’s definitely not a sinker!
Day 21 – 02/09/12 – Gargoyle Bead
Polumer Clay (Sculpey)
One thing that’s been rolling around in the back of my head has been making stitch markers for knit and/or crochet. Going along with this, I decided to try a bit of bead making. Super simple, and maybe a little large for stitch markers, but a good first step. The cones are “supposed” to be claw or fangs, but they’re mostly just cones. I’m pretty pleased with the face though!
Day 22 – 02/10/12 – Bernie
I went to Michaels looking for more Sculpey, since I’m starting to run low on some of my colors, and just around the corner from the clays I found the wood burning department. Man, I haven’t done wood burning since I was 10. Or younger. I needed this. The pen I got came with 4 nibs, three of which are used here. I look forward to experimenting more with this medium!
Day 23 – 02/11/12 – Can-O-Lantern
Today’s prompt was to use something from the recycling bin. A simple attack with a kitchen knife mauled this can of Blue Sky Cream Soda (mmmm) into a deformed and angry looking Can-O-Lantern.Not sure what’s going on? Check out my 365 Monsters Intro as well as the Make Something 365 Blog for more information and inspiration of your own!