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Last weekend, K. and I had a great time trying out shrinky dinks. I did the Hypnotoad – All glory to the Hypnotoad – from Futurama and Blinky, the 3 eyed fish from The Simpsons, who lives in the lake behind the nuclear power plant. K. did the Triforce symbol from Zelda and something, which I can’t remember from some other video game. It was such fun! Here are some pics:

Hypnotoad in progress

We used a pencil to draw a draft of the outlines before we did them in more detail with a very fine black marker. Afterwards we colored everything with simple colored pencils. The hole on the top of each we did with an ordinary hole puncher. I was little worried that the holes might be too large, but it shrank SO much, that it’s now the perfect size to draw a string through them.

Here are our shrinky dinks right before shrinking. I put a 1 Euro coin next to them for reverence.

Before shrinking…

And here they are after shrinking. They shrank so much that all of them are really tiny now, especially Blinky.

…and after shrinking!

Doing them was fast and real fun. Oh and I just love how they turned out. 😀


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Goomba Hat

Today I finished knitting the “Goomba Hat” for little bro:

Goomba Hat

Doesn’t he look fierce?

I just love the way it turned out. The pattern is brilliant… it not only makes the hat look absolutely like a real Goomba (especially if the wearer has a HUGE head ;)), it’s also really, really easy to knit. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was sewing in all the loose ends, of which there are about a million. Oh and I changed the mouth slightly. Instead of sewing in a bit of yarn for the mouth, I just knit the according stitches.

The original pattern can be found for free on ravelry.com or on the author’s homepage.

Details about the yarn and needles I used can be found on my ravelry page: http://ravel.me/aravis83/gh

In case you are wondering about Goombas. They are enemies from the Super Mario Video games. That’s how the look origianlly:

And here is a link to them on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goomba

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Just a quick post to show off the beautiful CD Cover Hokuspokus made for the Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection 003! Thanks, Hok! 😀

Multilingual Fairy Tale Collection 003

Isn’t it absolutely perfect? I must confess that I’m totally in love with the pic!

Btw. here are the other two fairy tales I recorded for the collection. The first one is called “Die vier kunstreichen Brüder” by Gebrüder Grimm. It’s about four brothers venturing out into the word to learn a trade and to make their fortune:

The second one is called “Des Teufels russiger Bruder” also by Gebrüder Grimm. It’s about a poor soldier making a deal with the devil :

Listen! It’s fun! 😀

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Two of my BCing projects recently got beautiful CD covers. The first is for Aunt Jane’s Nieces by L. Frank Baum…

…and the second for the sequel, called “Aunt Jane’s Nieces Abroad”:

Neeru created both covers. Aren’t they just lovely?

Btw. if you are curious, just click on the pics and you’ll be transported directly to the Catalog page, where you can get the LibriVox recordings. As a sneak peek here is my reading of chapter 29 of Aunt Jane’s Nieces Abroad (BEWARE – it might contain spoilers):

Listen! It’s fun! 😉

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Neeru did another really beautiful CD Cover for Kara and my duet of “Alice’s Abenteuer im Wunderland” by Lewis Carroll.

Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

(Click on the pic to get directly to the catalog page, where you can get the whole recording for free!!!)

Btw. Neeru did a whole lot of beautiful covers. See them all!!!

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My two solo projects now have really beautiful CD Covers. Neeru created the one for my very first solo of “In the High Valley” by Susan Coolidge…

In the High Valley CD Cover

In the High Valley CD Cover

…and Hokuspokus did the one for “Der kleine Lord” by Frances H. Burnett.

Der kleine Lord CD Cover

Der kleine Lord CD Cover

Aren’t they just lovely? Thanks so much you two!

Oh, btw. clicking on the pics will take you directly to the Catalog page, where you can get the whole audiobook.

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