A few changes…

As some of you may have noticed, my blog is starting to look a feel a little different. I guess we all need a change every now and then. I’ve decided to branch out a bit and expand my horizons.

Why?

I often get excited about something and want to share it with you all but then stop myself and think ‘does this really fit in when everything else?’. Originality this was meant to just be a blog for DIY geeky crafts. Although I still plan on continuing with that, you’ll notice I haven’t really posted anything this year. Most of that is due to my lack of time. And I really don’t have time for several blogs on all the different things I want to share with you all.

So I’ll be adding in some other bits and pieces and changing stuff up a little. Don’t worry though, I will DEFINITELY still be keeping my DIY section and adding bits and pieces to it when I can 🙂 I won’t be letting go of my geeky theme. I don’t think I could ever part with that, it’s just a part of who I am now. I want to share with you  my love of books and stories and all the other wonderful and geeky things in the world. For example, did you know there’s a CatCon in LA?! Yes, you guessed right, a Convention for everything cat. How cool is that? If only I lived in LA.. sniff..

Anyhow, I will do my best to keep everything nicely organised so everything is each to differentiate and find.

Until next time,

Meow

 

P.S. seriously, check this out! http://catconla.com/

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Pokeball Xmas Tree Decoration

Pokeball Xmas Tree Decoration

My latest creation is a rather small and simple one (and again I apologise for reminding people that Christmas is all too soon again on its way – and a secondary apology as it won’t be my last Christmas themed project for the year…) 

pokeball final

Materials

Styrofoam ball

Red & white paint

Black marker

Paint brushes/water/newspaper so as not to get paint everwhere..

Pin

Ribbon

Craft glue

Pen

Milk bottle lid

STEP 1

Draw the middle circle part of the pokeball on your Styrofoam ball.

pokeball step 1

STEP 2

Paint the top red half of your ball. It doesn’t have to be perfect as you will draw a line around the middle of the ball later. However, make sure not to go too much into the white bit as it’s hard to paint white over colour. I think I did two layers of red paint, waiting for it to dry in between coasts.

TIP: I rested the ball in the lid of a milk bottle to hold it still whilst it was drying.

pokeball step 2

STEP 3

Paint the bottom half of the ball in white. The balls come white anyway, but I thought it gave it a smoother and nicer effect when painted. When dry repeat.

TIP: when washing out paint brushes put a bit of soap or dishwashing liquid in your hand and swirl the brush around in that – it’s really good at helping to get more of the paint out.

STEP 4

Using the black marker, draw around the centre of the ball and around the circle in the middle again.

pokeball step 4

STEP 5

Cut a piece of ribbon about 15cm long. Fold it over itself at the ends and put the pin through it. Put a bit of craft glue on the end of the pin then push in to the top of the ball.

Now you have a pokeball decoration for your Christmas tree!

I plan on making more with glitter and other colours and hanging then on my geeky Christmas tree