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. :)

Dip-Dyeing

I want to dip dye things. Preferably in neon. There is something about dipping things in paint (other than wasteful). It’slike an updated version of color-blocking. And neon? Neon is like the hottest summer trend this year. I wasn’t very fond of it in the beginning, but then I realized if you pair it with neutral tones (especially wood-y or natural tones/things) it looks wonderfuuuul.

So it was kind of an impulse buy when I grabbed two neon acrylic paints from National Bookstore yesterday but I just thought if I don’t know what to do with it I can always just randomly dip dye things like my pens, handkerchiefs, maybe even some rags to make them pretty….

I actually dip-dyed a Magnum stick (Magnum is a kind of ice cream sold here where the ice cream is dipped in BELGIAN CHOCOLATE. SO. GOOD.) I kept the stick because Magnums tend to get sold out a lot here and well I like collecting useless stuff. So. Piece of wood + Neon paint = Eye catching piece of wood.

Neon Magnum

A neon painted magnum stick. Side by side with the air dry clay bows I made. :)

I couldn’t bear the thought of wasting like a tablespoon’s worth of paint on a single stick so uh instead of leaving it to dry after I dipped it i scrapped it to get rid of the excess paint

“That isnt called dip-dyeing anymore! Why’d you even dip it in the first place?”

Because I can that’s why.

I can imagine it now, though. I want to either dip-dye or paint everything in neon. I honestly actually thought of dip dyeing our toaster. No reason other than the fact that it’s. So. Cool.

I think I should stop now.

But wait! Let me show you something I’ve been working on but haven’t finished yet because I’m too lazy to tear up my corkboard inspiration line thingy

Yes I actually painted it at the same spot where I display it. I am lazy.

Happy lazy Sunday night from where I come from :)

PS: pray for my internet that it gets well so I can actually post nice pictures in this post already!!

Yay! Not sick anymore!