Posted in Crafty, DIY

Homemade Lipstick!!!!!

Made from what you ask? CRAYONS!!!!

Here are the supplies:

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  • Crayons in your color of choice
  • Shea Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • A Saucer Pan
  • A small glass dish
  • Stirrers of some kind
  • A portable container for your lipstick
  • Essential oils (optional)

Here’s a picture step-by-step instructions in picture form:

1: Put water in the pan, put small glass dish in the water. Heat it up on medium heat.

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2: Using a stirrer, put a small amount of shea butter in the bowl.

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3: Put a larger amount of coconut oil.

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4: Melt both.

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5: Pick your crayon of choice. For every half crayon added after this point add a little more coconut oil. (keeps it smooth)

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6: Drop in your crayon piece:

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When it melts, it’ll look like this:

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7: Sometimes, its ok to try it at this point.

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8: In this case, I didnt like it so……

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So I added white (I also added more coconut oil)

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For a perfect color:

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Then when you are ready to pour it out, carefully take the bowl out of the water. Putting your desired case/holder on a paper towel for easy clean-up. And pour! This is the finished product.

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TRY IT, ITS SO FUN!!!!

Posted in Crafty, Crochet

2 Quarts Podcast | Martian Creations as a guest

Martian Creations was asked to do a podcast  here in Raleigh, NC. The best Podcast I’ve ever heard and I heard quite a few, is 2 Quarts Podcast with Paul West, Jason Kong, and Guillermo Quetzalcoatl (GQ).  We talked about MySpace, Matrix, Star Wars, Yarnbombing, Dating Advice and even had some alien trivia which I failed miserably at! Want to listen and laugh your butt off!!??? the link is below. When you get there just scroll down and press play!

2 Quarts Podcast
2 Quarts Podcast

 

Posted in Crafty, Crochet, Crochet Earrings, DIY, FREE PATTERN

Martian Creations Pattern Featured on Moogley

So this past week Martian Creations was featured as a designer on Moogley. What’s Moogley? Moogley was a blog created by Tamara Kelly to blog and share crochet and knitting ideas. She features free and paid patterns. The first time I ran into Moogley was when I was searching for crochet letters and numbers. And she was offering them for free! Here and here. Ever since then I loved going to this site to see what she finds in her travels. Until I was found in her travels! Lol!

She blogged about 10 Beautiful & Free Crochet Earring Patterns in Thread and a Martian Creations Pattern was one of them!  My Circle Flower Hoops.

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Felt so honored to be featured in something so awesome. Thank you, Moogley Queen!

Posted in Crafty, Crochet, DIY, Gardening

Mordecai Market

Mordecai Market is a monthly event featuring Raleigh City Farm, handpicked local artists and artisans presenting handmade arts and crafts as well as food trucks to tempt your taste buds and I was happy to be a part of it this Saturday, September 7th, 2013.

I was handpicked by Ann Marie Cassella of Ann Marie Print Art and Shane Hall Of Threadstock Screen Printing. Two very awesome people, fun to be around. Both have awesome products and believe in me.  And put this shindig together with finesse.  Mordecai Market, set up at the corner of Blount and Franklin Streets in Downtown Raleigh, is supported by local neighborhoods and businesses.

In connection with Raleigh City Farm is an urban farm growing food right here in the city, at the north end of downtown located across from Mordecai Market. Every city needs an urban farm to reduce waste, improve our diets, and re-connect urban dwellers with agriculture. They see urban agriculture as a necessary revision to city life. Dig where you live and Buy, Grow, Sell, Local!

I must say, I had a GREAT time and have been asked questions by customers that I’ve NEVER been asked before like “who was your biggest inspiration for crocheting?” or “why did you make this item?” or “why sell it for this price? I want to pay you more!”

I had very deep and meaningful conversations with the other vendors, some I’ve never met before. I have one I’m collabing on a crochet hook case, since she sews. Tia of Handcrafted by Tia, who, by the way shows up in a VW bus with an awning on the side that she puts all her creations under. LOVE!!

Im setting up getting laser cutting classes via bartering with Mark Plaga and Christie Chronister of High Tech Treasures. Now here’s the part where I get lost for words about their treasures….I only came up with one word: EPIC.  Things having to do with Star Wars wall art and laser cut disguises. This you have to see…

http://hightechtreasures.com/

I also have a collab with my bestie Morgan Beeson of The Vintage Bee who is a local artisan featured on Oak City Crafts website. Oak City Crafts is a unique handmade community based in Raleigh, North Carolina.  It features jewelry, clothes, and more made by local artists. Supporting its local handmade community. Morgan made an awesome vintage shirt using a doily in back and Im doing the doily this time!!! Can’t wait for the finished product! Super excited.

https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageBee2011https://www.facebook.com/TheVintageBee2011

Made By Wales was selling their handcrafted leather goods. Bryan Wales does all the tooling, dyeing, and stitching of his leather goods. All done in-house and by hand!

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And how can I forget Ben Youngblood. Im so in love with his singing! He was PERFECT for this event! He tied the event all together! With a voice that makes you feel at home. I hope he sings at all of Mordecai Market‘s events!

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBensAccount

Kirk Adam of Record Krate was there spinning some tunes and selling vinyl between Ben Youngblood’s sets. Kirk’s record collection is epically massive! He buys, sells, and trades records. Record Krate is located at 508 St. Mary’s Street in Raleigh. The hours are WED 12-3, THURS 12-7, FRI-SUN 12-6. He’s even open FIRST FRIDAYS 12-9!!!! And you can always make an appointment! You never know what he will find for you if you just ask! TheRecordKrate@yahoo.com!

The Next Mordecai Market is October 5th, 2013 If you get a chance, check it out! The rest of the scedule is found on their Facebook page (which you should go LIKE while you’re at it!) . It runs through to December 2013!!!

Posted in Crafty, Crochet, Crochet Geekery, DIY, Random Posts

My Tie Fighter, My Picture

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I work TOO LONG and TOO HARD to get where I am for someone to slander me. I’ve been up

all hours writing patterns and tweeking to make the perfect product for my customers. They

request it, I can make it. And I put my ALL into it. MY ALL. Sorry for the misunderstanding but now I

hope there is an understanding, that this is all me and not someone else putting in this work. All the credit

goes to Martian Creations, thank you.

 

Posted in Crafty, Crochet, DIY, Random Posts, Uncategorized

Crocheting in the Park

Moore Square Park Downtown Raleigh, NC
Moore Square Park Downtown Raleigh, NC

As you can see, I was getting down to business with my “Skull Shawl” Pattern in the park. I decided to go to Moore Square Park in Downtown Raleigh and just pick a bench and go to town on some crochet. Sparked alot of convos on how I was able to make a skull that quick with something I can make blankets out of. People were shocked that you can make more than scarves, hats, and blankies with crochet!

Here’s to an amazing day with shock and awe!