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If only all fat were this cute!

I just had to show this off over here (it's at my craft blog too).

I'm in a holiday swap over on Regretsy and my swapee listed Dr. Who as one of her likes.  Now I know NOTHING about Dr. Who except that that blue police call box is one of the big icons along with those robots that look like over turned colanders and there's this cute robot dog called K-9.  I've never watched even one second so my knowledge needed the help of our dear Google.

I did an image search for Dr. Who crafts (and other terms) and low and behold I found a free pattern and tutorial RIGHT HERE ON LJ!  How's that for cool.

And how cute is that adipose critter, huh?  Fat has never looked so good.

So of course I had to make one.

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Crafty: Ginger-Big Bang-Bread (cross posted)

I cross posted this over at geekcrafts but had to share it here, too (because I am amused by it).

I made a pair of gingerbread man themed Dotee dolls (little decorative dolls about 4-6 inches long, usually with a hanger on the top and a taily/hanging bit at the bottom) for a Swap Bot swap.

It was sender's choice but I checked out my recipient's profile to see if I could customize the gingerbread pair I was making and low and behold, they listed "Big Bang Theory" as one of their favorite t.v. shows.  I'm not super into that show, but I've seen it more than enough to know a bit about it so. . .

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Guess what?

You guys are so wonderful.  You helped me not only win the "pin it to win it" contest I posted about earlier this week but. . .

I also won another contest at the same time.

A lot of folks on my crafty blog feed were doing the same contest and one person offered a secondary giveaway (a bit of a bribe to help them) and I won it too.

So yinz helped me win TWO contests and a nice little pile of free fabric (the secondary giveaway was for four fat quarters and a few scrap pieces of some really cute Japanese fabric).

And the timing couldn't be better.  For the month of October I'm doing an October Overhaul which focuses on cleaning up the crafty hoard I have (getting all organized) and NOT buying anything new.  So these two wins will have a few packages showing up to help tide me over while I'm not buying.

*happy dances*

Of course, I'll show off the fruits of your labors once I get them.



Help me win a prize?

Hey all you nice folks.

Would you like to help me win a prize?

It won't cost you but a few minutes of your time.

If you have a pinterest account, could you re-pin one of my photos to help me win the prize in the photo?  I'm only looking for 12 repins total by Thursday 9/27.

Ok, here are all the details and a link so you can try and win a prize yourself, too.

Freshly Squeezed is holding the contest.

Summary (full details at link):

--Pin a pic of one of their Fat Quarter bundles.
--Get the same number of repins (unique, no duplicates from same user) as the price of the bundle (ex:  mine is $12 so I need 12 repins) and you win it!
--Runs 9/24 through 9/27 (you have to email the contest official with proof you got the pins then they verify and send).

For anyone who helps me out, if you comment here that you did I'll return the favor.  It can be for this contest (if you join in) or for any other (no purchase required) contest you're currently in.  And if I win, I'll hold a giveaway of my own (at my craft blog) probably for something made from the bundle.  (don't fret, I'll be having more giveaways at my craft blog here soon, even if this giveaway thing doesn't pan out).

So if you already do pinterest and could help a sister out, could you please?  I'd really get a kick out of it.



Crafting and Sims Together at Last!

Want to fill your house with paper plumbob(ish) decor?

Of COURSE you do *eyerolls*.

I just spied THIS and it made me think of sims.  And it looks like a relatively easy craft project, too.

Make a whole string in every color of the rainbow.

(now I'm going to really examine that link to see if it could be done in fabric for something a bit more sturdy)


Geeky Squid!

My wife has been gone for a week (he took a crazy biking vacation, rode all the way from Pennsylvania to Maryland--and now is almost home) so that left me to my own devices.  That meant this weekend I didn't have to get dressed (though I did, to go grocery shopping) and I could eat a whole quart of ice cream (yes, I did--almost all in one day) and watch "My So-Called Life" (found it at the library--oh and this British show "Skins" which I did enjoy) and the Olympics (neither of which my wife would suffer through) and. . .


I bet the subject line gave away what I made, huh?

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