i got a lot to say
so the crafty designer in me took over. i started scheming and came up with my little snowman theme. and of course chose the color combination of pink and green! now, the coolest thing was (in my eyes anyways!)...i had nearly ALL the supplies to make the stuff already. (small disclaimer, i did not make the cupcake bath fizzy, those were purchased) my favorite thing to make was the little stitch markers. although shaping the wire was hard on my hands, it was worth it. look how cute they are all piled up together!
now, presentation is always important so these little guys found their way into some watchmaker tins i had purchased years ago. i love these tins. i have a couple hundred in all different sizes. the tiniest of them worked perfectly for the markers. throw on a cute ribbon and tag and ta da! limited edition gtbg stitch markers
for those interested, i used fimo clay to make these guys. i mixed my own colors using the soft version of fimo (i can't handle the original stuff, takes forever to get it soft). then, after baking, i applied the matte sculpey glaze (it isn't very matte as you can tell).
the magnets were fun too. really quite simple, just printed them on my printer and attached them to some magnets that already had adhesive on them. now, if you are familiar with laser printing, you know that the ink can actually scratch off. i wasnt' sure how to handle that until i remembered that i had some nifty crystal lacquer in my closet. it was something i had picked up in my rubber stamping days. you just squeeze the stuff onto the item, smear it around, and bingo, a shiny top coat that prevents any damage to the printing. i had a couple versions of the magnets that i sent out. i only made a few of the snowman one. most of the others were the "it's so good to be girl" version. here they are drying...
a small glassine envelope of the heavenly dark chocolate m&ms were also included. i got a little out of control on the tags and tried to make them all star wars like by putting a darth vader mask on my snowman mascot. i'm not sure i pulled it off so well, but it is still kinda cute. i also found the star wars font at the ultra cool font site dafont.com.
the fourth and final item was a cupcake bath fizzy. i bought a bunch of these a few months back. i know at some point i posted about my obsession with cupcakes before. so i couldn't pass these guys up when i saw them. they were perfect.
here it all is ready to go.
so that consumed a few days of my time. but i have managed to get some knitting done. i will post about that tomorrow and my rather lofty desire to knit some crazy socks. i also started reading middlemarch for the "knit the classics" along (link on my sidebar).