I saw the trailer for this when we took Buddy to see "Bolt" a while back but I never realized it was all stop motion. Now I want to see it even more. Actually I wish they'd make a full length documentary of how they made it, getting to see all the little props would be amazing. Here's a little bit of the process.
(Added: if you go to the website and click on Coraline's bedroom link there's a great little short film about Althea Crome the knitter of Coraline's teeny sweater as well a free pattern to make the sweater in child and adult sizes.)
When I saw these brilliantly awesome candy turkeys on Kimi Coopet's flickr I just had to try and make some for Thanksgiving. And they were so easy to assemble Buddy and I decided we'd do it as a kid's craft for Thanksgiving Day.
We followed Kimi's instructions and used whoppers for the heads, oreos for the base and body, candy corn for the feathers and beak. Since we have some peanut allergy issues in our family we just used Hershey's chocolate nuggets for the bodys instead of the reese's peanut butter cups. We couldn't find the black gel so we used green candy sprinkles for the eyeballs. So fun!!
Hey there! It's been so long since I posted here that it took me awhile to remember how to do it. We took a vacation to Wyoming and L.A. this summer and I could never seem to get back into the posting groove since then. But I had to share our big news! Introducing the newest member of our family, Yuki!
Isn't she adorable? I've been wanting to get a dog for Buddy forever, but we wanted to wait until he was old enough. We also had to find a dog that would fit our lifestyle and be okay with a cat in the house. So after months of research and waiting we finally brought Yuki home. She's a 12 week old Japanese Spitz and such a sweetie! And Mochi seems to be taking to her as well.
Back soon (I hope) and this time with something craft related I promise.
Just a quick post with two things I'm digging right now:
1) She and Him - Have you heard Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward have an album coming out? There's a free MP3 from the CD, at Merge Records (scroll down). I've been listening to the track all morning.
2) Kayo*Aiba - You have to visit Kayo Aiba's site. She's a Japanese artist who uses thread and a sewing machine to create her work. She does a lot of work for Japanese fashion magazines and beauty ads and it's just amazing that it's all done with thread. Really pretty stunning work.
Hey, did you know that They Might be Giants has a weekly video podcast for kids on iTunes? You can subscribe here. Or if you don't have iTunes, there's a couple of the videos posted on YouTube here and here.
Once again I'm up way too late working on a project when I really should be in bed. I read an article the other day about a study that said people who are chronically sleep deprived may eventually lose the ability to catch up on lost sleep. I usually try to make up for my late nights on the weekends but I have to agree that lately I'm just not feeling rested. I keep telling myself to go to sleep at a reasonable hour but it's so hard when I get engrossed in something and know that if I stop it'll be another 20 to 22 hours before I can start it up again. Damn that pesky day job.
Anyway, back to my little WIP. I've been working on something over the holidays that I hope to finish and reveal next week. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that time will be on my side.
One last thing, I keep meaning to post about these videos I found a while back via Drawn. It's the Russian version of Winnie the Pooh and it's awesome. Buddy's crazy about it too, and even though it's all in Russian we watch it at least once a week. It's worlds different than the Disney version in just about every way and in my opinion, tons better. You have to check it out. Here's the first part , and you can find parts II, III, IV, here, here, and here. Dosvydanya!