Wednesday, June 1, 2011

If you like cute, you'll love this post...

Hey all! It's been awhile...again...yes I know I keep doing that. Didn't I warn you that I was a bad blogger?! Anywho, here's a little preview of what's been keeping me so busy.

Cute eh? Long story short: A stray female cat shows up in my backyard near starving and pregnant in Febuary, several months later she is doing well(she is going to be spayed asap), and all five of her babies are turning 8 weeks this coming Saturday.

I named them after characters from Star Trek Next Generation(huge fan here!)--Troi, Q, Worf, Hugh, and Barclay. Hoping to find loving homes for them soon! There is a DIY bit to this post...see down below the neato kitten mansion I made out of cardboard boxes.

Play box

Upcycled- clear lid to a fast food salad turned into a window in the play box.
Too bad duct tape is so darn ugly...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Egg Leftovers

Pearly Easter Eggs

I'll be the first to admit that I am a crappy blogger, I get ideas and then am either too busy to do anything about it, or just don't feel like putting all the effort into not only making the project but then photographing the process, which can be VERY tedious! Still, The Angry Pincushion and my blogging skills are a work in progress, and I am okay with that, I hope you are too! :)

With that being said, I have to admit that while I can normally come up with several crafty ideas for any given holiday, I have a really hard time with Easter, my mind kinda goes blank when it comes around. Eggs, bunnies, and chicks have been done a billion times and different ways, and it's sometimes hard to find inspiration or ideas for something new. However I did post an Easter egg project two years ago, and since I am having "crafter's block" with Easter right now I will post this craft left over and hope you get some inspiration from it.

-Pearly Easter Eggs- April 8th, 2009

Leftover Easter project anyone?....anyone?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cuddly Rigor Mortis Auctions Original Painting for Japan

I've blogged about Cuddly Rigor Mortis many times before, like for Valentine's Day, and remember when Perry imitated art? Well the lovely lady behind Cuddly Rigor Mortis, Kristin Tercek, is not only amazingly talented, but she has a big heart too! :) Kristin is using her incredible artistic talent to raise money to help benefit Japan by auctioning a beautiful original painting with a cherry blossom theme titled "Mono No Aware" on ebay. All proceeds from the sale of the painting will go to the Red Cross. It measures 6.5" x 9.25", acrylic paint on a beveled wood plaque. It's sealed with a high gloss finish, and it's signed with the title and year and has a small hanger on the back.

The bidding ends for this great painting in just two days, so you better put it on your ebay watch list asap!

Kristin captures the breathtaking beauty of the cherry blossom perfectly...

Face detail

Sunday, March 27, 2011

I'm Baaaaack!

I apologize for being MIA for almost the whole month of March, but I swear I haven't been laying around eating chocolates(does anyone REALLY do that?). My 90 year old Grandma fell in the beginning of March and broke her arm, so I have been taking care of her during the day, & that takes up alot of time and energy. Then the rest of my days are spent doing house chores like dishes, dusting, laundry, and it seems like I am forever vacuuming up cat hair, sounds like an exciting life eh? Not only have I been busy/tired, but the Winter of 2011 has decided to hang on for dear life into late March, and it's starting to look like it might even be around for April! Argh! It's been so dreary, cloudy, damp and icky here in NE, it even snowed this weekend :( Family stress and crappy weather aside I feel like I have some free time coming to me and I'm gearing up for some Spring and Summer DIYish things.

I don't have a craft, recipe or other helpful info to post today, I would however like to share something with you that I discovered about a week ago that I am in love with. I came across an Etsy store called Fable and Fury, and they make the neatest laser cut stainless steel necklaces and earrings, very artistic! My favorite are the little deer earrings posted below.

So cute!

This store has something for everyone, including silhouettes of the likes of David Bowie, Vincent Price, Johnny Cash, and H.P Lovecraft, and animals like owls, cats, and Jackalope-(yes, a Jackalope is an animal)-just to name a few designs. Love Edgar Allen Poe? How about wearing him around your neck? Nevermore wear a boring necklace....

The Octopus Girl below looks like something from a Victorian horror novel, so naturally I love it! :) Seriously, go check Fable and Fury out, you won't be disappointed with what you find.

Ahoy Mateys!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

March Madness


I know St. Patrick's is still a few weeks away, but it's never too soon to start crafting and preparing. Here are the links to some past posts I did on Patty's Day crafts and even a recipe for regular and Vegan corned beef and cabbage.

Vegan Corned Beef

-At the End of the Rainbow, and Vegan Corned Beef

-A Fanciful Shamrock

A Fanciful Shamrock

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Awesome Cross Stitchery

Britta's cross stitch button masterpieces, from the top: Squirrel, Abstract design, Mushrooms, and Hedgehog.

Angry P's partner in craft Britta has quite a talent for creating awesomeness ( her felt advent calendar was so popular that I featured it 2x) and her new cross stitch designs are no exception. Britta said that she used a make your own cross stitch buttons kit to make the buttons in the above picture, and instead of using the already provided designs, she came up with her own using Cross Stitch Pro software. She said each button took about 5 hours to complete. Britta's favorite is the mushrooms, and it's mine too! :D

Since I am a fan of the Double Rainbow video(who isn't?) I couldn't help but laugh out loud when I saw that Britta had captured the essence of double rainbow in the uber cute cross stitch below. Love it!!

Double Rainbow! Oh my God! So intense!

Check out more of Britta's nifty projects, cross stitch and her nail art on her Cut Out+Keep profile, and her blog.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Perry the Love Bandit

Perry and I wish everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!