Ze Wedding Present of Mr. & Mrs. Crayon

I started typing out a post all about Kiran’s wedding, I swear, but so much happened that night that it’s still not up ^_^;

Just like I’ve been busy since her wedding, I’d been super busy before it too with work and all. So I never managed to make her half trolling half cute wedding gift- until now :3

Now, for some context: Kiran had been dubbed Turquoise Crayon before I met her by the wonderful Pharoh Ayah, but everyone in our gang called her that and new it was her official nickname. So when Queenie got engaged, there was a heated debate as to what Mr. Kiran was going to be called. Would he be an Orange Crayon? A green one? A purple one??

Finally, we agreed that he shall henceforth be known as Mr. Purple Crayon.

Which is why I thought to craft this little giftie :3

I started on it Thursday, and I finished it up today~ I’m pretty happy with it, even though I didn’t like it for a while during the actual crafting project. Oh the struggles of creating art 😛

I gathered supplies when I went to get new notebooks for school- and also got a damn golden glue gun because I’m fab like that~

I knew I’d glue a purple crayon and a turquoise crayon to the front of a picture frame with a house in the back and stuff, but once I started the project I decided to give Adil a tie and then I wanted to put Queenie in a wedding dress- so this happened xD

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I like the amount of sunshine in this, so excuse how it’s just a random snap 😛

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She’s going to laugh so much seeing this xD And she might hate me too, but it’s okay~ If she decides to get revenge on my wedding- which she definitely will- I can’t wait to see what she comes up with ;D

Nothing says congrats on getting married like personified crayons after all ❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

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Trying to Paint, Pokemon Tumblers and Crocheting..?

Tomorrow is the surprise graduation party we’re throwing for Zahra so basically today was the last day for me to finish up the present I thought up for her. I decided to try my hand at something homemade since I just haven’t in a long time, and plus I want to give it to her tomorrow and even realizing this a week ago, any etsy order would not arrive on time. Anyhoo, this painting was inspired by this (which is being sold on etsy here if anyone’s interested):

Harry Potter The Marauders Watercolor Art Poster Print - Wall Decor - Watercolor Painting - Home Decor  - Kids Decor - Nursery Decor

It’s the four marauders!! I thought it looked super cool and tumblr-esque cuz of how galaxy ish it is too. I took this picture and tried to recreate it, but when I cut out Peter Pettigrew, the paper I used was too thin and didn’t block out the paint 😦 It was also the thickest cardstock I had on me, so I sort of gave up on that and tweaked the design to work for me. It’s not as good and clean as this one, but I do think it’s kinda cool in it’s own way. I hope she likes it :3 It was fun arting for two hours making it ❤

 

So earlier today, I went with Asma and Hadia to buy food for the bash as well as supplies for this project like a picture frame. I did pick up some cheap paints while I was at it which can later be used for some cosplay so excited about that 😀 Oh oh, and while strolling through the crafting aisles, I caught a glimpse of yarn and two things happened. One, I obviously thought of kholoud, the yarn hoarder, and two, I thought I should FINALLY get my hands on a crocheting needle and get started on that. I’ve been interested in crocheting ever since I saw it online back in AS. Now, I can actually easily get my hands on a hook AND I have the guidance of Kholoud-senpai to assist me thorough this I should actually get round to it. And I did. I bought my first hook, but I was far too much in a hurry to pick any yarn to go with it, and I wasn’t too sure what would work best for a beginner. I’m glad I waited cuz when I last asked Kholoud for some basic tips, she shed a loooot of light on all sorts of yarn I should avoid and even color preference if I want to be able to see my stitches super easily. Anyways, I’ll get some next time I’m there iA ^_^

I did look up some basic stitches and stuff on youtube and interestingly but expectedly, here’s another thing that uses a slip knot, of course xD haha, knots  ❤

(I think I’ll embed some of those videos here for future endevours maybe?)

Finally gathering all of our random wanderers, the three of us make our way to a cashier to pay and bam, Asma and I find some super cute pokemon tumblers….and we’re hooked. We took approximately like a minutes of intense thought and debate picking a tumbler design we thought was optimal and then we were REALLY ready to pay. (Ignore how most of that debate was inward and we were both just going “um er uh uh UH..!!” and “ugh ugh which..?!” aloud in actuality. At the time, it was just an impulsive buy each, but now, I’m justifying it by actually using it a bunch and finally not being as dehydrated as I normally am if I spend too many days in a row at home. (I tend to think the hassle of going down to the kitchen is too bothersome to quench my desire for paani/water.))

And with that, I’m back to catching up on Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge~! Gosh, why did I ever stop?! It’s so enjoyable ^_^

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

 

 

DIY PaperGem- My First Attempt

So i finally tried out the paper gem DIY. and, alright, it took double the amount of time i thought it would take to make O.o so after 10 min, i finally finished =) =P

*picture was supposed to go here…*

And as i said, the copying/printing the template, cutting and folding happen in minutes, barely.

The glueing it all together part was incredibly hard, though. thats what took forever/8 minutes.

It was impossibly hard and irritating. heres how i did and recommend you to do it=

1. glue together the mid portion first, all of it. the 1a bit.
2. glue together all of ONE of the top pointy bits, 1b.
3. glue these two pieces, 1a and 1b together completely, and with ease.
4. now, this is where it gets tricky. Without glueing 1c beforehand, use it open,            and glue the base of 1c to 1a.
5. now, try to lightly tap, poke, pinch, and push the gem in whichever places to  make sure that all parts of the gem are folded in the right places.  ive found that a bobby pin/’hair grip’/hair pin can be very helpful here. (A sewing needle could also work, but id only recommend it if you really can handle that thing, arent squimish of blood, are patient, careful with your hands and how much force youre applying. )
6. Finally, glue closed the gem by folding the slant side of the top pyramid, the pointy bit, 1c.
7. you might need to poke around at it a bit more to get the shape right.
8. Let dry completely and make sure not to squish =P

And youre DONE! Congrats =D

If all else fails, theres always tape =P you can easily put tap on the tab inside, and then use a bobby pin to flatten the tape down inside. I actually had to resort to this, as unfortunately, when i left my crystal to dry, one little tab didnt stick with the glue. So i did this little tape trick/cheat. and no one can tell i used tape *wink wink* =D im really hating having the semicolon/colon key broken -.-” grrr…

But, despite all glueing challenges, i totally LOVED the end result, and had fun making it too! it was fun, and great, and CUTE. i made mine green and i recycled some colored paper scraps i had leftover from origami making ^_^

Im a BIG origami addict. Today, i actually combined a bunch of things together to make this= a pink origami box inside a box (a little thing i have dubbed Boxception. duh.),  i put this green gem/crystal inside, and closed it all off with a pink heart paper clip =3 =*

More on the box later! I reeeaaaalllyyyy love that origami, so ill post a little walk through on how to make it later =)

Have fun Crafting~

-Frosty

DIY Custom PaperClips, Designs & Ideas

So today i did many things.

One of which was to FINALLY get Dan Brown’s Inferno in Hard-back, as my mother loves the author and was willing to pay for that. So thats GREAT.

While at SSB, i thought id also check out other books and maybe just maybe get Game of THrones book II (no idea what the name is =$ ) or just look around or maybe the Life of Pi. Unfortunately, as the book store has become eviler, they rearranged the book shelves. if they were something like this (birds eye view)=

I I I I I I
I I I I I I

before, now there something like THIS=

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___ _____ _____ ______ _____ _____ and it SUCKS. now i have no idea where the books i like are kept. and now youre wondering, ‘ok, great. so just ask those helpful guys who work there, duh.’ However, those guys are so not so helpful. they dont know where anything is kept in their own shop.

when i was assigned to read whuthering heights over the winter break for my literature class (an assignment i never did, btw) i spent a grand total of five minutes attempting to find the book. impatient as i am, i finally cracked and asked for “assistance”. It took them FIFTEEN minutes to circulate around the ENTIRE floor of the store (then it was two stories, now three. more on that LATER. funny tale, that…). all to come back to the shelf i had been sifting through. then another ten minutes to find the book. grr.

Soo yeah. i got the book and while i was at it, i was gonna get a clear paged folder in neon colors for my comics but due to surprise budget cuts as my brother got himself a new mouse (he installed an old video game that apparently requires a swivel mouse or something like that) so i had to leave them behind.

So instead i found post its, colorful thumbpins for my bulletin board, and PAPER CLIPS.

And here i am.

I remember WEEKS ago, on 9gag, i saw this cute picture to bend paper clips into heart shapes, and so i googled it, and found the pictures and used them to make a cute little pink heart paper clip that im using as a book mark now. (i love using paper clip bookmarks, their cute, colorful, jazz it up, and dont fall out easily =P )

since i had to google those pics only cuz i never saved them when i first saw them, and regretted that later, i saved them, and thought id post them here.

pink heart clips

And heres how to do it in an easy one two three step guide. well…its so easy that there IS no step three =D

How-to heart shaped paper clips intstuctns

and then, inspired, i searched for other shapes, like stars, or four leaved clovers or flowers, but couldnt find any =( when i do, they will most DEFINATELY be up here. so have no fear, i am on the hunt!

but i did find websites that sold already made fancy paper clips like leaf shaped ones (loved. very naruto =P not a big fan of that though. just find it tolerable NOW. before i used to hate it.) and speech bubbles, like in comics. those wouldve rocked. and loads of other designs too, like elephants, dogs, cats, swirly hearts, flowers, etc. just google for stuff like that.

i did however find some really cool ideas and came up with my own to design and customize a regularly shaped paper clip.

1. Like taking a jumbo paper clip and adding ribbons to one end to use as a griped reliabler bookmark or just to jazz up an assignment like so

simple bookmark paperclips

or something like this

BrillianglyBland-RibbonPaperclips

or as i found on another website, but didnt save the pic (sowwy), make a cute little bow and then loop that into position where these plain ribbons are tied, so it sticks out from the book your reader, or where ever else you decide to put it, like a card. and that particular blogger put buttons in the centre of the bows with some glue. i think DIRECTLY glueing the button, like a huge one, on the paper clip would also look cool.

or something very pre-school, or simple, with less hassle, would be to cut out two identical shapes on paper or stiffened fabric and cut out a cartoon character or design or letter or whatever and sandwhich the tip of the paper clip in between with glue.

or for the extremely lazy, or artistically challenged, or legit preschoolers as a fun little project to encourage reader (or other grades too. i just weally like kindergarten and preschool =3 ) use stickers with the same method =P

you could also add things like glitter, sequins, beads, and other gorgeously girly and artsy ideas =) even tiny little origami might work out great!

so yeaaaah. those are my little ideas and shit. gosh, this took so long to post, as the internet rebelled against this, and posting those photos was also pretty troublesome and nerve racking (esp. paired with the fluctuating helpfulness of the internet conection.. -.-” ). and as ive said, technology is not my forte =P

BUUUT yeaaaah, thats it, and great, im done WO-HOO!

freeeedooooommm

liberationnn

sleeppp…maybe. but ice cream first ❤

kay, then, laterrr!

-Frosty
that magical as hell snowman, bringing joy and inspiration to all~