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A quick note

Do you know about Abby Glassenberg? She makes fantastic stuffed toy designs and patterns, and she has one of the most informative, inspiring blogs ever. If you sew at all, or even if you just love stuffies, I highly recommend it. She is also super sweet! Today she posted a little interview with me, so please do check it out!

 

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October 31 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Day 362 – Couuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulsoooooooooooooooooon!

Some of you may have seen the awesome trade I did with the infamously fabulous Mandy.

I sent her this:

Yes. It’s a Coulson Bot. Yes, those ARE Captain America trading cards in its pocket. Yes, I am still too distraught over that thing that happened to come up with anything hilarious to say right now.

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October 11 2012 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Day 361- A Princess, really

CRAFT CORNER DEATH MATCH!!

THE THEME: Made up inside my head.

Stick with me here, people.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (by which I mean the next town over and about 26 years ago) I saw part of Star Wars (A New Hope to those who care about these things). And in my tiny little child mind, I saw Princess Leia in R2’s hologram thingy and I didn’t see a princess, I saw A WITCH. AN EVIL, BUNHEADED WITCH OUT TO GET ALL THE ADORABLE DROIDS (and probably Luke Skywalker too).

I couldn’t even tie my shoelaces, but I knew, KNEW this woman was the nemesis of the story.

To be fair, I *may* have gotten The Wizard of Oz mixed up with Star Wars in my wee brainpan. It’s also completely possible that I just totally mistook the whole thing; I thought that Leia was actually there, in Obi-Wan’s hut, just… you know. Tiny. And blue.

In my defense, I was five.

And pretty much scared of everything.

Seriously. One time a Garfield comic scared me so much I couldn’t sleep. If there was a spider that had been seen in the vicinity of my room in the last week, I wouldn’t sleep there (in my defense, SPIDERS, people. SPIDERS. Can you blame me?).

So when I was an older, wiser, and very sage ten year old, I saw A New Hope. My mind = blown. Not only was Star Wars COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AWESOME, but there were no flying monkeys! And Princess Leia not only wasn’t an evil witch with magical powers (and possibly 6 inches tall and blue), she was a sassy sassy lady with a laser gun.

I had made the whole damn thing up in my mind.

To see all the entries go to Craft Corner Death Match!

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September 25 2012 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

a bag of cats

The internet is amazing. Without it, I would never have known of the awesomeness that is Mandy Curtis. If you don’t know her, and you’re reading this blog (hint: you are reading this blog), then you need to go check her out.

seriously, do it now.

Now get excited, because I just introduced you to a righteous nerd of the secret order of completely fantastic.

Now be jealous, because Mandy and I did a swap.

oooh, yeah. I gave a stranger on the internet my address and something amazing happened.*

a box came.

 

A glorious, giant, huge, hulk of a box came to my door, with my name on it. So I opened it.

 

dudes and ladydudes, I assure you, I am wearing those temporary tattoos like the badass I am. (Also I am sharpening my pencils and writing all my dreams and wishes in the notebook like the dork I am).

Awesome, a tesseract necklace so I have unlimited power, and a moustache necklace so I can be an agent in disguise! Genius! Also a teeny leetle Hawkeye to keep me safe! Wait… are those SHIELD and Avengers toddler shirts? I guess if you want your toddler to be the next Maria Hill** you have to start training them young. And Did I mention that Mandy SILKSCREENED THOSE HERSELF? Talent, people. talent.

Thor! And Loki! Now I can act out that scene in Thor on the rainbow bridge and then snuggle them both. And those mugs….. look at them. Just… look at them. I know someone who is crazy awesome enough to paint me EIGHT mugs and then mail them. In the mail. I didn’t realize until after I took those photo that one was missing! Black widow isn’t shown because this is currently happening:

Every day I get to imbibe coffee and the essence of another superhero! SCORE.

These two items I haven’t given nearly enough picspam to. A hulk tote, that has muthereffin back pockets on it! AHHHHHH!!! And, yes, I am the proud owner of a SHIELD agent hoody; with my name on the front (that’s agent Robotaday to the rest of you suckers). Seriously, I am wearing the shit out of that sweatshirt right now. AND YOU ARE ALL JEALOUS.

But it’s possible that this, this is my absolute favourite of the bunch. I mean, it’s kinda like picking your favourite flavour of coffee, or chocolate, or trying to decide which is better, sunshine or lollipops, but if I had to save one thing from this box from a burning building it would be this.*** Did I mention Mandy is amazingly talented? Oh I did? Well she is.

Also Loki talks if you squeeze him. He says “I AM A GOD!!”.

So internet, you are full of good things, and good people. I could’ve gotten a box of cat turds in the mail, but instead, I got a box of fantastic.

If you want to see the paltry offering I sent Mandy the god of awesome, you can check out her post about it here!

* um, I actually don’t recommend you give strangers anywhere your address. Do as I say, not as I do and all that.
** I was going to say Coulson, as he is made of awesome, but uh… spoilers and such. And then I was going to say Fury, but he’s got an eye patch and while I may tell my child that running with scissors will end in someone putting an eye out, I devoutly hope it doesn’t happen. Aaaaaaaaaaand…. no more scissors in my house.
***more lies. I’d save the sweatshirt and a coffee mug because I’d already be wearing and holding them. But assuming I had a free arm after grabbing my offspring, I’d grab this.

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September 24 2012 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Getting There!

This week’s theme for Craft Corner Death Match was “Repetition”. As I get closer to my goal of 365 bots, I can’t help but remember what it was like back when I started and was doing 5 bots a week. Stressful at time, but so much fun! So many ideas! So many opportunities! Usually now when someone suggests something, I’ve already done it, or it’s so close to another one I don’t want to repeat myself. Of course this is a business too; and the number one thing people ask me is “Which bot is your most popular?”. So I give to you, in order from latest to oldest, the last fifty bots I’ve sold on my Etsy shop:

And that doesn’t even cover the whole last year! It’s not even really a true representation, because not all of my bots have been available for the last year or so; go back further and you’d see many others. I’m not complaining, I love making bots! But this whole repetition thing got me thinking, I make a lot of bots. Seems like a lot of repetition, but at the same time it’s really not.  Also see the part that went dragon, dragon, cheese, dragon? That made me week. Seriously. You rock, dragon cheese people!

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February 04 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Day 359 – Forgetting Jasper

CRAFT CORNER DEATH MATCH IS BACK!!

THE THEME: Forgetting Jasper

Trust my sisters in craft to come up with a mind-bendingly vague-yet-evocative theme to kickstart our reboot. I mean, forgetting Jasper. WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN.

From what I hear, Jasper’s an ass. You’re better off without him. And what do we do when we cut an ass out of our lives? We cut him out of our photos first:

But keep that half with you in it. You look super cute in that dress.

To see all the entries go to Craft Corner Death Match!

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January 20 2012 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

HAPPY FRAKING HOLIDAYS!

This tiny gingerbread house was SO MUCH WORK.

I LABOURED over this stupid thing.

I AM ONLY MAKING ONE. AND I AM GOING TO EAT IT MYSELF.

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December 24 2010 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Day 330 – Yermits vs Robots: Spinsters and Trollops

YERMITS VS. ROBOTS: BATTLE OF INCOMPREHENSIBILY CUTE THINGS, OR MAYBE THINGS DRESSED AS OTHER THINGS WE DIDN’T REALLY TALK ABOUT WHAT TO CALL IT.

This is week five. The Theme: Spinsters and Trollops.

I chose to go with: COUGAR BOT.

This is one of those bots where I know, I just know, that it’s something my mother is going to ask me to explain. As in “What’s a cougar?”.* I pre-emptively googled cougar, and mostly it’s just pictures of Demi Moore.

* If you don’t know what a cougar is, you should probably check out this link: THIS IS WHAT A COUGAR IS

Here is Jenny Yermit’ssuperbly fantastic entry:

Spinster by day, trollop by night!

NEXT WEEK’S THEME: POTATOES. I AM NOT EVEN KIDDING. IT IS POTATOES.

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October 03 2010 | myths and occupations and Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Comment draw!

The winner of the finger puppet with fez is: Melina!

hooray!

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September 19 2010 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

ROBOT A DAY IN A BOOK AND ALSO THE NEW BOT IS COMING….. SOONISH

This week’s bot is coming…… sometime this week. Look, last week when I created Freddie it took more than a week’s worth of creative juice to get that chest hair going on. Actually, I only made the bot to do the chest hair. I kinda want to do a run of hairy chest bots. Because I am classy like that.

So, I finally got a little recognition, for all the BACKBREAKING, SWEAT-INDUCING, FINGER-OUCHYMAKING SEWING LABOUR I put into the robots.

That’s right, Robot a Day is going to be part of a book.

AN AWESOME BOOK.

How do I know it will be awesome? Because it’s by Noah Scalin of SKULL A DAY fame! Yeah! Seriously! He’s like the prince of the project-a-day world, in case you didn’t already know (for real; he’s got his own Wikipedia page, even).

In any case, the book sounds fabulous; it features some interviews with other year-long projecteers, and I got to answer a few questions on this robotical project & creativity. So you should probably totally check it out when it comes out IN DECEMBER. WHICH IS FAR AWAY, I KNOW. But between now and then you will probably completely forget, and then I’ll remind you about it in November, and you’ll get excited again, and then forget until it’s actually out! Unless you pre-order it, which would probably be the best idea.

Personally, I’m hoping my local bookstore will have it so I can go and open it to a robot page and leave it somewhere conspicuous.

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May 31 2010 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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