Life dump: October

So what do you do when you’ve had a heartbreaking month? (Like, hypothetically low grades and not being able to participate on a particular craft fair. Hypothetically.) I compile a list of good things that have happened this month to at least cheer up a hypothetically sad me c:

Meet “Obo” our (surprisingly!!) working DC motor. This was a requirement for school and thankfully my friend E really spent time on making it and she was being really OC and yay it worked! Also, the robot design is really cute, don’t you think?

Surprise cheesy greeting cards are the best.

And of course getting a free shopping spree c/o J c: And he was the one who insisted we go shop! Cutie. These are just a few things we bought. I think the chocolate shop shaped tin can was really adorable, not to mention I love these kinds of drawing styles. We also found giant pretty tape! It’s as thick as a packaging tape roll! Also birthday toilet paper. I should bust this out everytime someone’s celebrating. It’s so coooool. Allof these we bought in Landmark Trinoma c:

I also made this chubby panda (pattern here.) Three words: squish, squish, squish.

I also finally got around to doing a friend’s palanca stationery using my gocco! I… kind of want to keep these for myself because doilies + neon = looooove. at first I thought it was a craft fail because of all the carbon bits that stuck to the screen, but I guess it went better than expected.

While we were hanging out at the techprep room we spotted a few pages of an old, worn dictionary. Of course I had to get it, I love ephemera.

Oh and I think the best part of it was this:

Hihi, hello brother. This is why you should wake up earlier.

Maybe October wasn’t so bad after all. :)

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Crème Brulée

Hi there! I haven’t been posting these past few days because I have a deadline to meet for this event which is really cool because it’ll be my first time abroad!

I’ve also been busy reviewing for college exams and watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Yes, all ten seasons. Pretty addicting. I also bought Serpent’s Shadow because Percy Jackson made me a Rick Riordan fan.

Oh! And me and my awesome friend (We’ll call her M) taught my boyfriend how to ride a bike! (How old is he? He’s 15 but uhh let’s pretend he’s 7 so he doesn’t get embarrassed about not knowing how to ride a bike.)

This bike’s frame is actually made of bamboo! Cool! (But it’s not for beginners but it was all we had…)

He also almost fell head first into some concrete which was really scary, but he was able to use his hand instead. Then when we checked and his wound looked like a creepy smiley face. With a beard thingy.

Weird, creepy smiley face with a beard

And we saw a dead crab whom we named Roadkill Crab. Poor crabby :c

Last week my mom bought me some polymer clay from Divisoria for likereally cheap! Yay cheap art supplies!  So I tried doing this polymer clay braided bracelet.

It was all very easy until I tried baking it. So obviously I didn’t want to use the oven because I don’t want my cupcakes to smell like plastic and because it’s such a waste and all. I tried using the oven toaster which actually works for some people but I had three problems:

1. Our oven toaster only has two options: 350 watts or 700 watts. No temperature control but that’s okay because I can use the oven thermometer but then

2. The clay mom bought was unbranded (of course, it’s Divisoria.) and no one really knew what temperature it was supposed to be baked in. I googled and I saw the optimal temperature for all polymer clays so I figured as long as it was in that range it’ll be okay. But it wasn’t because

3. I forgot that the oven toaster timer was on and I went to get something and when I came back I was like a hundred degrees Celsius higher than the maximum temperature of the range. So when it came out the top part looked all melty but the under side was okay (but the rice I put it on top of so that it wouldn’t get deformed made some little dents. Irony.)

it’s not so bad when you put the bad half at the bottom but if you looked really closely you could totally see it.

That was when I had the idea of wearing it on my head on top of a top bun.

Turns into…

Incredibly blurry pictures credits to my 10 year old brother. Hmmm.

In retrospect maybe it was actually a good idea, leaving the oven on (okay maybe that was a safety hazard but the browning makes it look like a creme brulee, which I totally love. Yum.)

Stay Argyle!

– C.