ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
Whew--I just found (while looking for something else) a bunch of my Sherlock Holmes crafts that I haven't seen since July. That's what happens when you're in the fannish closet, have long-term houseguests, and conceal everything just a little too well. It was nearly all of my pendants and both shadow boxes, so I'm glad to have them back.

Now off to FinalGear to see about getting ahold of tonight's episode of Top Gear.
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
My third annual Top Gear flake, this time featuring OlivAAAAHHHHH


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Not just the typical holiday romance )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
[livejournal.com profile] tainry made a bunch of Top Gear pillows using my pattern--don't they look great! (original post)

That made my day :-D :-D
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
[livejournal.com profile] tainry made a bunch of Top Gear pillows using my pattern--don't they look great! (original post)

That made my day :-D :-D
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
Some say he'll freeze your pipes solid if you don't leave the water running, and that you shouldn't eat him when he's yellow.





All we know is... )
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
Some say he'll freeze your pipes solid if you don't leave the water running, and that you shouldn't eat him when he's yellow.





All we know is... )
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
My plush Veyron's just had some detailing improvements, and he's all happy. (Me too.)
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
My plush Veyron's just had some detailing improvements, and he's all happy. (Me too.)
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
No. 14 in my series of plush toys. Plush car no. 4.

Oh Bugatti Veyron, what a sexy car you are.


plush stuffed bugatti veyron


I've been wanting to make this for months now. )


ETA: New pic, with more detailing! )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
No. 14 in my series of plush toys. Plush car no. 4.

Oh Bugatti Veyron, what a sexy car you are.


plush stuffed bugatti veyron


I've been wanting to make this for months now. )


ETA: New pic, with more detailing! )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
Venue and cars in this post. I've got more pics, but it's taking me a while to upload all of them.

All photos un-retouched. I usually take the time to clean up/sharpen any photos I put up, but there are just too many!

Also note that my knowledge of cars is, uh, not quite expert. Don't expect captions with makes/models/years. Do expect a lot of "Uhm...?" Never mind the fact that they had detailed signs up for every car. My brain retained none of it. A clever person would have snapped pics of the signs, but nooooo.


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Read more... )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
Venue and cars in this post. I've got more pics, but it's taking me a while to upload all of them.

All photos un-retouched. I usually take the time to clean up/sharpen any photos I put up, but there are just too many!

Also note that my knowledge of cars is, uh, not quite expert. Don't expect captions with makes/models/years. Do expect a lot of "Uhm...?" Never mind the fact that they had detailed signs up for every car. My brain retained none of it. A clever person would have snapped pics of the signs, but nooooo.


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Read more... )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
I live on the wrong side of the pond for all things Top Gear.

But I managed to get very, very lucky recently and happened to be in the same place at the same time as the Top Gear Live tour.

Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org

Yeah, so I realized this late and wound up with seats sort of 3/4 of the way back. But who cares? It was Top Gear! Live!

I snapped a lot of pics, but due to the low lighting and being the aforementioned 3/4 of the way back, the guys are just little spots in the photo. A few of the better ones:





More... )
ldhenson: (top gear it was splashback)
I live on the wrong side of the pond for all things Top Gear.

But I managed to get very, very lucky recently and happened to be in the same place at the same time as the Top Gear Live tour.

Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org

Yeah, so I realized this late and wound up with seats sort of 3/4 of the way back. But who cares? It was Top Gear! Live!

I snapped a lot of pics, but due to the low lighting and being the aforementioned 3/4 of the way back, the guys are just little spots in the photo. A few of the better ones:





More... )
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
Someone over on FG raised the question of what we'll all do now that S12 has ended, and I facetiously responded that I would go back through old episodes and turn them into sing-along musicals.

And then I had a long, boring walk to the store.

(Spoilers for 08x03, the first Amphibious Car Challenge.)


My car has got a sail... )
ldhenson: (top gear BWAH)
Someone over on FG raised the question of what we'll all do now that S12 has ended, and I facetiously responded that I would go back through old episodes and turn them into sing-along musicals.

And then I had a long, boring walk to the store.

(Spoilers for 08x03, the first Amphibious Car Challenge.)


My car has got a sail... )
ldhenson: (gromit)
I've just realized that I just missed one one-year anniversary of my first stuffed toy, completed a year ago yesterday! That was the little stuffed bat, stitched from an adorable pattern by Carolyn Vosburg Hall.

I had picked up that book at random while browsing the crafts section at my local library, and it was only because the bat caught my fancy (after all, it was Batman Begins that introduced me to Christian Bale) that I decided to check out the book and take it home. I love stuffed animals, but I already had a ton of store-bought ones at home. No bats, though. I kid you not, had the book not contained one, I would never have given the idea of making stuffed toys a second thought.

And I would've missed out on a world of fun! After all, I had tried it as a kid once, failed miserably and hated it. That's serendipity for you, I suppose.

At one time I had vaguely entertained the notion of having 12 toys by the one-year mark, but I've only done nine to date (not counting commissioned duplicates of some of them). They're the only nine I've ever done, with the sole exception of a Riven beetle which didn't work and which I never completed/posted. Still, not too bad for a self-taught toymaker who just really really...wanted a bat!

The series so far:

1. bat (the only one sewn from a pattern)
2. dragon (Reign of Fire)
3. Batarang (Batman Begins)
4. Cornetto and improved pattern (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz)
5. wahrk and greatly improved pattern (Myst)
6. 1967 Chevy Impala (Supernatural)
7. 1963 Opel Kadett (Top Gear)
8. robot goldfish (Red Dwarf)
9. New York circa 1900 (indirectly Newsies-inspired)

Heh, my stuff isn't fannish-influenced, no sir.

(The dragon will probably get partly-disassembled and re-done. I've learned a lot since I made him, and looking at it now there are improvements needed, hoo boy. It's why I haven't put together a pattern for him yet nor stitched a second one, though I know some folks are waiting...)
ldhenson: (gromit)
I've just realized that I just missed one one-year anniversary of my first stuffed toy, completed a year ago yesterday! That was the little stuffed bat, stitched from an adorable pattern by Carolyn Vosburg Hall.

I had picked up that book at random while browsing the crafts section at my local library, and it was only because the bat caught my fancy (after all, it was Batman Begins that introduced me to Christian Bale) that I decided to check out the book and take it home. I love stuffed animals, but I already had a ton of store-bought ones at home. No bats, though. I kid you not, had the book not contained one, I would never have given the idea of making stuffed toys a second thought.

And I would've missed out on a world of fun! After all, I had tried it as a kid once, failed miserably and hated it. That's serendipity for you, I suppose.

At one time I had vaguely entertained the notion of having 12 toys by the one-year mark, but I've only done nine to date (not counting commissioned duplicates of some of them). They're the only nine I've ever done, with the sole exception of a Riven beetle which didn't work and which I never completed/posted. Still, not too bad for a self-taught toymaker who just really really...wanted a bat!

The series so far:

1. bat (the only one sewn from a pattern)
2. dragon (Reign of Fire)
3. Batarang (Batman Begins)
4. Cornetto and improved pattern (Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz)
5. wahrk and greatly improved pattern (Myst)
6. 1967 Chevy Impala (Supernatural)
7. 1963 Opel Kadett (Top Gear)
8. robot goldfish (Red Dwarf)
9. New York circa 1900 (indirectly Newsies-inspired)

Heh, my stuff isn't fannish-influenced, no sir.

(The dragon will probably get partly-disassembled and re-done. I've learned a lot since I made him, and looking at it now there are improvements needed, hoo boy. It's why I haven't put together a pattern for him yet nor stitched a second one, though I know some folks are waiting...)

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