Here’s a quick and easy craft for all the Battlestar Galactica fans out there. All you need is a notebook, a ruler, a cutter and a cutting mat.
I must admit I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek. I did watch a movie, some years ago, the reboot they made with that guy who was the villain on Heroes, and I remember it bored me a lot. But my cousin just became father, and he’s been a huge fan of the series since… forever, so I thought he would appreciate that her daughter had a little Spock doll to play with.
Autumn is here and you should start working on your Christmas projects if you don’t want to find yourself finishing your scarves and sweaters in Spring! (True story, happened to me last year…)
Now I’m proud to show you this project that took me several months to finish: the reversible Dark Knight scarf!
It’s made with double knitting, with thin wool and 2.5 mm needles. (= a pain in the ass.)
When I was a kid, one of the things I liked most about weekends was being able to have my breakfast watching TV, and then keep watching show after show until my parents made me turn it off because we would have something to do, like going somewhere, visiting someone, or just because “the television needs to rest”. <- More or less that’s what I do now on Sundays… but this time it’s my conscience that stops me by saying that I have to do the laundry, or clean the kitchen, or whatever.
So, there was this show called H2O: Just add water, about three girls who turn into mermaids when they touch water.
I watched it although by that time I was kind of grown up… about 18 or so… But I enjoyed it, and I’m not ashamed. Well, maybe a little…
Anyway, I think it’s cool to honour one’s past, and for that I decided to make this tee. If you want to make something similar grab some cloth, some stickers, a spray bottle and “just add water” (and dye, of course).
It’s been a crazy week here in Barcelona and I’ve been super busy with all sorts of things. Finally it’s Sunday and all my plans for the day have been washed away by a tremendous rain that doesn’t seem to want to stop… 😦
But since I have to stay at home, I’m going to share with you one of my recent discoveries: Printing designs onto clothes by melting crayon shavings! I saw THIS in the internet and I thought it was super cool and new! Then I talked about it with a friend and she told me that this is a very old technique and that she did a lot of things with it at school, when she was a child. 😦
Anyway, new or old, I think it’s very clever, so I had to give it a try. I found the perfect occasion two weeks ago when my brother got his first job as a music teacher in a school. I wanted to give him something as a congratulations gift because I’m very happy for him and super proud! He was born in 1992 and he liked Pokemon very much when he was younger, and now he’s old enough to start having that nostalgia feeling for the way the world was “back in the days”, and for that I thought a T-shirt with the image of a pokeball would be cool.
The process in very simple and you can see it summed up in pictures in the original link I’ve mentioned above. Or you can keep reading for a more detailed explanation.
I’ve recently added a new asset to my collection of “things I can make out of paper”, and it is a Millennium Falcon spaceship from the Star Wars saga. And what a better day to show it than May the 4th? Well, it’s still May the 3rd here in Spain, but I’ve checked and it’s already tomorrow in some parts of the world, so… 😉
The design comes from this book by origami artist Chris Alexander, which is also available in Spanish.
It comes with printed papers for every model, which gives the pieces a very cool look. But if you don’t have the book or run out of papers, you can experiment with different prints.
Check out these ships I made with some animal print papers my brother gave me as a gift. Cool, uh? Animal print is very trendy! That I’ve heard… 😉
Check the written instructions HERE,
and there is also a Youtube video HERE.
ENJOY AND MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU.