Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Twilight is coming out on DVD soon, and I need your help!

Okay, now that I probably have your attention, I'm having a really hard time deciding what to do about this Friday/weekend. I know this isn't really craft-related, but it's going right here anyway. So there.

So here's my dilemma... I thought it would be really fun to go to one of the Twilight DVD parties that are happening on Friday night. Borders is having one at their stores at 10pm. Their schtick is that they'll have lots of Twilight-themed activities, including Vampire Baseball Trivia (complete with lightning round! :)) and they'll be doing drawings for free stuff. Everyone loves free stuff. :) The not-so-fun part is that, in order to buy the movie there, you have to have either pre-ordered it with them or be one of the lucky crazy people who's going to line up outside their store all dressed up or something to receive their magic wristband. I added the part about dressing up, but that's what always happens at these things. I don't want to be that person.

Option 2 is to go to Wal*Mart's DVD party. It sounds like they'll have tons of Twilight gear, and you don't have to show up ridiculously early or wear vampire teeth to receive a copy of the movie. Admittedly, wearing vampire teeth sounds kind of fun, but I try to keep that stuff at home. :) I would hate to embarass Scott. :) It might be a fun excuse to wear my cat ears, though, not that I need one. Anyway, the point is that I would be able to get a copy of the movie without waiting in a line that has a predetermined starting time. That's always kind of freaked me out. I can handle everyone for themselves, though.

Where all you guys come in is right there at the top right of my blog. There's a poll there where you can all help me figure out what to do. If any of you are going to be attending a Twilight DVD party, please let me know! If any of you are in the area, we could go together! I'm not influencing, though... please, I need your help!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Etsy Owls!

The Etsy Owls are at it again working on another challenge! The object for this month's challenge is to create something in any medium that illustrates your very favorite part of St. Patrick's Day. Mine was easy. Green beer is fun. :) We may have to think of other holidays where we can dye beer other colors. For Christmas, we could have red mugs and green mugs. For Easter, we could have pastel beer. :) For my birthday, I think I would want purple beer. Anyway, since the challenge is St. Patty's Day-related, I had no choice but to make a green beer mug. My point, though, is that I think beer would be fun in any color and why don't we dye it for other holidays? I may have to change that.

I ended up making a felt brooch. This is my first time to delve into the world of brooching, but it was really fun. There's some pretty fine detail work depending on how detailed the object is you're trying to replicate, but I had some really sharp scissors and just a tad of patience. I think it turned out pretty nicely. I may be doing more of this. I just thought of another one I could make! Watch out for that one... :)

In any case, there is voting happening and you should get in on the action! If you like my mug, please vote for me! I'm pretty proud of myself, I can tell you that much. :) If you like any of the other entries, my fellow owlettes would also love your support.

You can vote in one of two ways. You can either go straight to the Etsy Owls blog and vote here. Or, if that doesn't work, you can go to our voting website at Votigo. Vote for me or just support the Owls in general. Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks for voting!