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Sep. 6th, 2006 | 10:16 am
mood: lethargic lethargic
music: Why TV of course

Remember all of those tacky infomercials for those tap lights- the product "you just couldn't live without"? They 'weren't available in stores', but they always ended up in flea-markets and stores anyhow? Somehow everything seems slightly "entertaining" when there's nothing else to watch at 3 in the morning. Speaking of which, there's nothing like popping in an old VHS tape and finding a gem of an infomercial from yesteryear. Anywho, if you're like me, and you somehow ended up with a taplight, for whatever reason, here is a chic project to bring out the artistic designer in all of us.

Think of the possible applications: You could spray a coat or two of shiny hot pink paint to the aluminum, or you could choose a nice pristine coating of white paint or antique green. If you're really feeling creative, you could prime the surface and apply a coat or two of chalk board spray paint to the aluminum surface and add a piece (secured and tied with a string and magnet) of chalk for a nice touch. Think of the possibilities, they are seemingly endless. I'd like to use hello kitty tap lights, paired with lots of hello kitty magnets maybe topped off with a strand of hello kitty lights hung over the top of the piece *ahhhhh heaven*.

Straws- an origami staple

Sep. 4th, 2006 | 07:23 am
mood: crazy crazy
music: "Greatest American Hero" by Joey Scarbury

And you thought straws were only used to blow bubbles in your chocolate milk! Silly crafter, straws are kawaii cool. Still stuck trying to turn a straw into a pretty, pretty star? Well then try another straw tutorial to give your origami ego a much needed boost. Personally, I wanna give "Chinese Modular Origami" a shot so I can can give this Hello Kitty origami model a top spot in my HK collection. 

You, Yes you, can make your own Hello Kitty Cartoon

Sep. 2nd, 2006 | 11:19 pm
mood: artistic artistic

I can't wait to try this out. Thanks to the community at Make, there is now an easier and more innovative way to animate your own drawings using a white erase board. They've totally convinced me to give it a shot. Now, if I could just master drawing Hello Kitty and some of my other favorite Sanrio/ kawaii characters. Sooner or later I'll surely have an indie Hello Kitty cartoon in the bag.

Hello Kitty & Cash Cab

Aug. 31st, 2006 | 05:42 pm
mood: excited excited

I'm searching the Internet for fabulous Hello Kitty (HK) links and visiting my Well, Hello Kitty! group in flickr on the side, all while watching Cash Cab too- God that's a great show- so I have about six windows open at the same time. Wow, I just tried to type the word six backwards too, maybe I'm trying to do too much at once!!! :-)