ICAD + Drunken Stampers Challenge

ImageI could not resist the Drunken Stampers’ challenge this week.  As soon as I saw “Monty Python” I was hooked.  The challenge was to use “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in a card and, for the truly brave of heart, to also include a “rabbit” theme.

http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/drunken-stampers-challenge-132-monty-python-the-holy-grail/

This is my all-time favorite quote from the movie (possibly from any movie):  the knight insists “It’s just a flesh wound” after having his arms hacked off in possibly the funniest movie fight scene in history.  For the “knight”, I found this cute little rabbit from a Richard Scarry book I’ve had sitting on my craft shelf for ages.  I drew the wild bore insignia on his little suit jacket.  A little red glitter-glue blood and I don’t think it could be better.

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Instead of keeping it in my ICAD quote collection, I had to put this one in a little frame and give it away to someone who would appreciate it.

This was so much fun… I have to find more of these challenges.

UPDATE: This is the coolest thing ever- I won the challenge with this one. I’m SO, SO, SO excited!! Here it is on their blog: http://drunkenstampers.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/life-of-the-party-winner-challenge-132-monty-python-the-holy-grail/

Father’s Day pillows

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I’m so excited!!!  I made it to “Make”, one of the all-around coolest craft and DIY blogs with a head-spinning variety of ideas.  They posted my Father’s Day gift project of making pillows out of old t-shirts.

http://blog.makezine.com/craft/fathers-day-pillows-from-upcycled-t-shirts/fathers-day-pillows-1/

The one I started with, above, is for my dad.  How could I not make this t-shirt into a pillow for my pop!?!  I had made him a couple other pillows out of t-shirts for Valentine’s Day, which he loved, so now he has a collection.  I made even made a card using a sewn-on heart from a left over scrap of fabric.

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I got a little more daring on this one and added a ribbon trim.  I got the idea while browsing through some Father’s Day ideas on a great blog for a trim store:

http://blog.mjtrim.com/2013/06/10/fathers-day-diy-fun/

This one’s for my father-in-law who loves Orange Crush.  It won’t go with anything in his house, but I couldn’t resist.  Another scrap-fabric card finished it out.

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The last one is for my friend’s birthday.  “Piebald” is a band from Boston that I’d never heard of (which I rather like after checking them out).  I just liked the phrase (the name of one of their albums):  “The Rock Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”  I put the ribbon trim on this one, too, and made an accompanying card.  I just gave it to him and he said he wants me to make another one with a t-shirt he has that ripped (but that he can’t bare to get rid of).

Here are a couple other Father’s Day crafts I’ve found on blogs.  There are so many cute ones out there, why waste your money on Old Spice and ties (my go-to gifts for my dad when I was growing up)?

http://inspireschelsea.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/fathers-day-diy/  – These are an extra-cute way to use kids’ handprints.

http://calmchaosblog.com/2013/06/14/diy-more-recovered-corkboard-fathers-day-edition/  – This is a great idea for a neat cork board… I may just try it for myself.

What did you make for Father’s Day?