Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dr Horrible embroidery hoop

Quick question for you, have you seen Dr Horrible's Sing Along Blog? No? Go do so now, it is 42 minutes of pure awesome, I promise you won't regret it. It is free on youtube, here. Go on, I'll wait.

Every super villain who ever aspired to the Evil League of Evil knows this one important piece of information: the wonderflonium must never be bounced. But here's a helpful reminder in case you forget.

The suitcase of wonderflonium that Dr Horrible stole to power his freeze ray.
And, as an aside, if I could draw I would totally draw Jon Snow from Game of Thrones doing battle with Neil Patrick Harris in a park. Made me chuckle anyway.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quick, Hawaii-ise my teddy bear!

[edited with the correct name, poor Percy was suffering an identity crisis!]
Need your corporate teddy bear made to look Hawaiian in an emergency? Who else would you go to?!

So, here we have the subject in need of a make over. First thing to go had to be that old tshirt. I mean, The Classical Association is a good association and everything, but having it blazoned on your chest is hardly a lady-bear magnet. I wanted to get Percy the bear in something a little more eye catching and less stuffy.

Percy the bear was rather shy without his clothes on.
Percy the bear is a little shorter than the majority of the people who wear Hawaii shirts - the pattern on most materials would have been too big - so I made my own.

And to complete the look, a Hawaiian lei, just to highlight Percy's fun side.

Just chilling, watching the Walking Dead, looking forward to his trip later this week.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bear bread, rabbit rolls and turtle pizza.

It is yucky and snowing so I decided to spend the day making bread. Here's some cute bear rolls, although the amount they rose they look more like hamsters to me.

I made some pizza dough and tried something I've been meaning to do for a while. Turtle pizzas. Bite sized and less messy as all the pizza mixture is kept in his body. There seems something hilarious (to me) about a turtle pizza delivery guy, as they are so slow. Plus there is the whole TMNT thing. His head doubles up as a handle for delicate eating of the pizza.

To see if it would work I used cupcake cases, but if I were to do it again, I think a mould made of tin foil would make the perfect shape and possibly even give the opportunity for wrinkles in the foil to look like shell markings.

He was yummy

The bear/hamsters and a couple of rabbit rolls, which weren't the biggest success.

Rainbow almond 'cookies'.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Guinea pig embroidery hoop

This is hanging above the guinea pig cage, in what was formerly the fireman's pride of place.
They do have little pink noses but they don't really show up on this picture.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A couple of keyrings

Not easy to photo but this is an lp player...

Mini cthulhu, Hey Arnold style for Nick.

And a glass of red for Boberts. Surprisingly enough it is not that easy to render glass using white felt.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Birthday guinea pigs

To celebrate Whimsicle Frippery's birthday, here are some guinea pig slippers. Alas, neither of them are wearing birthday hats. To clear up some confusion that has been occuring these are not slippers for guinea pigs, nor are they made of pigs. Merely pig shaped.

Also, don't forget I'm getting all generous with keyrings until the end of the day!

With one foot on top of another - this is also Cobweb's favourite sleeping position with her head on someone else's back