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Blankies and dogs?Even though summer is imminent, you often find yourself on your couch, watching Honey Boo Boo, thinking; "I'm rather chilly o_o. OMG I'M CHILLY." . :iconitscoldplz:
As weak first-worlders, we would rather blast the air conditioning and bundle up then turn it down and rely on the earth to temperature regulate humanity.
Then you look to your left, and find a sub-standard looking male of the species sitting there beside you, nurturing his growing gut with his third can of beer, and complaining that you never watch what he wants to watch. :iconverynotimpressedplz:
Behind the Scenes at Biniwood : Frankie's Day OutThis is my first time using Sta.sh, so let's see what it's all about
Well, today has been super fun so far; I've had a great time introducing everyone to Frankie! But as I was looking through her photographs in the lightbox, I suddenly thought to myself "Why have I photographed something that's supposed to be all about imagination and bringing things to life in such a static environment?"
So I grabbed Frankie, my camera and my son and we had a jolly good fun time photographing under a beautiful weeping willow tree in our garden
Jack (my son) is 3 in October, but his imagination is already incredible. He has an entire army of Bobinies, which always have to be wrapped up in a blankie with him for bed, and he plays with them for hours. So our photoshoot today was very natural to say the least! I've only really editted one of the photos, but there are so many more that are just so much fun! I want to share them all with you, so I thought I'd create this little article, "Behind
Modular OrigamiOrigami, literally meaning 'paper folding', is the well-known traditional Japanese art of doing exactly what it says: folding paper. Its goal? Simply to take a flat piece of paper and transform it into something awesome.
Modular origami is a branch of the art form that allows artists to achieve results they couldn't with a single piece of paper. Two or more sheets are used, and each sheet is folded into identical shapes termed 'modules' or 'units'. Each module is then assembled to create the final sculpture.
While the single piece of paper rule is abandoned in modular origami, all the other traditional rules still apply: no glue, no cuts, no thread, no fastenings. The pieces must be adhered by the creation of flaps or inserts in the individual pieces.
These deviants showcase this technique with some amazing 3-dimensional origami structures.
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BTS @ Biniwood - Playtime with PumpkiniI'm getting the hang of this
I had the pleasure of introducing everyone to Pumpkini today, but as with Frankie, there were some brilliant photographs that I can't really edit to put in my main gallery, but they really give you a fun look at these plushies in the environment they're meant to be in ^^ So I'll be using these "Behind the Scenes at Biniwood" (Or BTS @ Biniwood to shorten it!) articles to share all the fun with anyone who wants to have a read
"Can I paint too?"
It's a wonderful thing for parents to look back through all those paintings that their children used to paint for them. I think it's only at that point that we realise that we never knew there could be so many different shades of brown! Despite the fact that what the child started with was a beautiful shade of magenta, a brilliant cobalt blue, a sunny cadmium yellow, green that shames the grass and red brighter than James' coat of paint (two
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #20Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties for that week. Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.
Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!
#semi-sweeties is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help please join us!
BTS @ Biniwood : Designs Through TimeI found some super early sketches of my Bobinies today. And I mean super early sketches. They were fun to look back on, and to take a moment to just absorb how far they've come. So I thought that today's BTS @ Biniwood should be a little bit about the history of my little creatures.
Like children, they have grown up and developed into their own seperate entity, and their entire world just appeared around them without me noticing. But the most incredible changes that they've made is in their design of bringing them to life.
Year before last, I had a bit of a crisis with my career. I was doing Psychology, and I was very good at it, but it wasn't enough. It was around that time that I started considering making my Bobinies into a variety of character branded merchandise, but at the time, they lacked that special spark that so ma
My DD GuidelinesIf you're perusing this journal, you've likely got questions about suggesting a Daily Deviation. ^Talty, ^maytel and myself are your Artisan Craft CVs, meaning we can only feature Artisan Craft and Traditional Art / Sculpture deviations. If you want to suggest something from another category, here is a list of the CVs you can approach.
If you've decided you want to send one my way, here's a few guidelines to help you know what I'm looking for.
How To Suggest a DD
First, make sure the deviant hasn't received a daily deviation in the last 6 months. Go to [username].deviantart.com/dds to see a deviant's DDs.Next, send me a note with the subject "'DD Suggestion". In the note, give me a thumbnail [:thumb######:] for the art you wish to suggest and tell my why you thin
Mid-month Artisan Crafts News and Features #4
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Send me a note or leave a message below.
^cakecrumbs became the newest addition to the Artisan Crafts CV team! Check out #CRArtisanCrafts; the new CR group dedicated to the Artisan Crafts Gallery of deviantART.Did you hear? The T-Shirts & Gear Shop is closing soon! Get your gear before it closes for good. If you place an order, you will receive a badge . The Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit functions have been launched to Beta Testers!^Talty published her 24th Artisan Crafts feature. #
Input from deviants - RE: Gallery Makeover Project
Two months ago, we asked you the community to give us input on ways to merge, remove, add and retire sub-categories for easier browsing and submitting.
We were instructed to remove clutter and merge galleries rather than make more mess, so we gave priority to removing redundant galleries instead of creating more. We understand that many of you love new galleries and would be thrilled to have a new gallery for every single craft, but please understand that this is not possible. Please take a look at the current galleries and let us know if you think that any of them can be merged or is unnecessary.
We took all of your suggestions and put our brains together. This is the result that we are proposing, there's still time to leave your suggestions and propose new changes, so please feel free to do it.
PLUSH SALE!!!!!Hey guys!! First off sorry for the Scapbook spam - I just wanted to get all of this done for the small sale I am having
Anyway I am have a small SALE on my Octopi, Riceball and some Plushie Body Blanks!!! (basically I gotta clear out some room for new plushies and dolls that are going to be part of a huge summer project - and I want to send a special thanks to :iconmariahasapaintbrush: for her help with the Avenger's Project I am hoping to get done as well!!! )
So I am having a SALE on the following below - If you are interested then please just drop me a note and I will send ya a paypal invoice for your items!! These are ready made items meaning there will be no wait for them to be made - they will be ready to ship within 1-3 days of your payment!!
Small Octopi Keychains - 2.5"-3" tall
These are $3.00 a piece. Shipping is also $3.00 each unless you buy 4 or more and then it is $6.00 total.
1.) 2.) :thumb372246874
MARK 42 HELMETI am almost done with putting together my iron man mark 42 helmet. will upload photos later when I'm completely finished. so i wont be doing much for now
Ahri Cosplay - Sleeves TutorialHello again!
This is the tutorial for the sleeves of her dress. It is debatable whether or not her sleeves are attached to her top or not. I personally made them separate because It would be even more constricting than it already is XD. I would have liked to made the top of my sleeves a little bigger and I may redo them- but that's for something else. :3
In my first initial post about Ahri's top I posted a picture of the patterns I made, the stencil on the left is the one I made for the sleeve. I know it looks big, but it should! You want to leave enough room at the top and the bottom of the sleeve so it will flair out.
--- As always, pics coordinating with numbers! <3 ---
What you will need:
* Red fabric (I used satin)
* Red thread
* A strip of your white fabric
* Your fabric paints
* Paint brushes and some water/ a paper towel or two
* Optional; Wire (used to shape the top of the sleeves)
First you will make your pattern, measure the top of your arm and stretch it out so that you
My Favorite Fingerless Gloves (PATTERN)My Favorite Fingerless Gloves (PATTERN)
Here's the pattern to my favorite pair of fingerless gloves. I'm currently making a pair for my brother, so I will be posting the pattern to this specific pair (I often make small changes to size and colors depending on who I'm making them for). This will have two different colors, but you can easily opt for one color (or even more!)
For this, you will need:
US 3 (3.25mm) double-pointed needles. I use five needles, but you can use four.
Row/stitch counter (or some way to keep track of your rows).
6 oz of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Dark Sage; medium (4), suggested for use with US 8 needles.
6 oz of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Grey Heather; medium (4), suggested for use with US 8 needles.
Threading needle. You can also use a crochet hook.
Two stitch holders; size does not matter here.
Stitch markers. You can also use spare bits of yarn.
Spare yarn, preferably of a different color than what you're using.
These are the colors that my li
Scary Cosplaying experiences.I'm pretty sure my horror stories are nothing compared to those of a veteran con goer, but it doesn't take a genius to know that some people you run into at conventions aren't exactly just being friendly.
I was at Ikkicon last winter, basically acting as a bodyguard for my friend in a maid outfit, who, mind you, is only fourteen. I can't tell you how many times a middle aged man would come up to her and hug her. Especially this one man cosplaying as Mario who refused to let go for several minutes. I really don't know why the men at these conventions go after anything female and moving, but I try to avoid them.
Also, believe it or not, what I would consider a creepy, old man, was passing out cookies to every girl in a skimpy cosplay. Maybe the man was just being nice, and checking to see if anyone wanted a cookie, but let's just put ourselves back in reality.
The main reasons I prefer cosplaying guys over girls is so that I don't have to experience these situations aga
Well, then (:Hello everyone who's still around! How are you? (:
Now that K-doll is back on track finally and seems to be now a pretty active store, I'm hoping that this group will be less tossed to the side (mostly by me, actually LOL).
So, onto the news, I guess? (:
The second Khan pre-order ends today, as well as his head-only pre-order. I got mine in the first one, but if you didn't make it or were waiting for white skin/head only options, this is your last chance in a while! I'm pretty sure he sold quite well again and Ku Jeong Eun (the sculptor) will rerelease him some other time.
I must say, she's definitely going pro now! The doll arrived at impeccable shape. He came embedded in that polyethylene foam block carved on the shape of the doll, like Iplehouse does, which is, IMO, the most safe way to ship a doll (: And the certificate came in the most adorable way possible: a wax-sealed letter! Yup, that's right! It's so classy, look at it:
So Cute, it Rots your Teeth #11Every week we will bring you our favorite submissions at #semi-sweeties
for that week.
Please notice that the favorites are just our opinion but not an absolute ranking.
Please enjoy this week's collection and don't forget to anything you find interesting!
is a group dedicated to the art and appreciation of all kinds of clay
food. If you love clay food, make it or if you're looking for help
please join us!
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More