Thursday, August 11, 2011

day one hundred and ninety three

well, this isn't very birthday themed...but neither was my day. haha. i babysat, ran errands & then was in charge of a church activity, i'm exhausted! my family is getting together tomorrow night for my birthday 'party'...i will have a birthday themed snail tomorrow. today? a bead/wire snail.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

day one hundred and ninety two

just peachy snail. this peach was getting old in my fridge and so i decided to make it useful. i just used a small knife and carved it out. tomorrow is my birthday so i was going to do something birthday themed...but that will have to wait until tomorrow. today was too crazy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

day one hundred and ninety one

i've always wanted to this ABC gum snail but didn't have a prompt that fit...but now i don't need one! haha. i chewed up some super bubble pieces and used a toothpick to help me lay it out on the paper.

Monday, August 8, 2011

day one hundred and ninety

iphone app snail. i was falling asleep watching tv and was too lazy to get up so i downloaded an app called 'draw' on my phone and scribbled this little dude up. so lazy!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

day one hundred and eighty nine

cuticle remover snail! i was giving myself a manicure & thought this bright green slime would make a good snail. simple, quick & easy!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

day one hundred and eighty eight

i have my ears gauged to a zero & over the years i have collected many gauges. i took them over a year ago and recently decided to put them back in so i was switch my 2's to my "1" gauge so i can get back to a 0. i thought this would be a colorful snail.

Friday, August 5, 2011

one hundred and eighty seven

i was asked to make some felt owls for a friends sisters baby shower. i made 50 smaller ones with the boy owl in the belly of the purple one for the invitations. these are 3D ones are for table decorations. so i finished them and thought i would use them for today's snail. they turned out super cute!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

day one hundred and eighty six

pill snail.

i just bought some aleve & tums so i knew i had quite a few pills or variations of pills on hand...this was more colorful in purpose but i had to use the flash which drowned the colors out. i realized after it makes me kind of look like some kind of addict!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

day one hundred and eighty five

nail snail!

i did this before but it was too thick to dry...and it was too thick to dry this time too. i ended up smudging it soon after it wiped it off. i wish i got a picture of that though...because it took off the lime green color underneath so i had the outline of it with my natural nail showing through. someday i will find a technique that works!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

day one hundred and eighty four

i'm back.

so...i went camping and failed to make snails while i was gone. when i got home i felt like a complete loser. i can't believe how busy i am, even while i'm not working. stuff just keeps coming up. every day i didn't make a snail i felt more and more bad about it. so i talked to my mom and husband and decided to continue the project but not constrict myself to following the book prompts. some days it was just too hard to find one that fit into my day. so i'm back for good...or at least until i hit day 365.

this snail is made by pot sticker dipping sauce & a fork.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

day one hundred and eighty three: 222

'make something appetizing seem unappetizing.'

one of my favorite movies is baby mama with tina fey & amy poehler, and one of the best lines is "is it poop, or chocolate?" hahaha. so this is inspired by that part of the movie. if you haven't seen it...go rent it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

one hundred and eighty two: 343

'make something boring seem exciting.'

what's more boring than cardboard? well, except golf. hahaha. and i actually don't think cardboard is very boring, but i think it's a common thing that is considered boring! my husband has been doing a lot of shipping from ebay sales so there was tons laying around, it was easy to grab and work with!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

day one hundred and eighty one: 310

'work only with items that would be found in a hardware store today.'

again, i doubled up on this one and didn't realize it. i need to write in my book so i remember! lately i've been super busy and rush to get my snails done. i am going camping this weekend so i will have to make sure i don't do the same ones again.

Monday, July 18, 2011

day one hundred and eighty: 246

'use a sewing machine or a needle and thread. if you've sewn before, try a new technique. if you've never sewn before, don't be daunted-it's not hard to do a basic running stitch.'

well after i did my snail yesterday i flipped it over and saw the this time i did the same thing pretty much and this is the reverse side. i used felt to sew on. i like the way this looks a lot more!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

day one hundred and seventy nine: 207

'use paper like it was fabric. you can weave it, or sew on it-what else?'

i've always wanted to do this and i bought some blank note cards so i decided to practice on an envelope before i put it on the card. i really like how it turned out so i think i might make some cute thank you cards or something.