Friday, December 31, 2010

a very spoony christmas

nikki and i exchanged xmas gifts last night. first she opened these special nerdy nom-noms i baked her:

vegan pacman sugar cookies! she freaked out. she immediately started playing with them, exclaiming, “wokka wokka wokka wokka wokka...pew!pew!pew!pew!” the recipe i used turned out wonderful--everyone who tried them agreed they taste way better than non-vegan sugar cookies.

then i opened the crazy amazingness she made me:

this obviously needs to be dissected and explained, starting with the doll:

with an executioner’s mask over its head because its face was making people uncomfortable. here’s the doll without the bag:

nikki knows i love creepy weird shit like this. the doll’s clothes appear to be handmade and they look like clothes i would wear. i should probably make human-sized versions so i can dress up to match, then start bringing her with me everywhere i go...really horrify/worry some people.

you’ll notice that her nose and mouth are mere vestigial lumps; she breathes through the perforations in her scalp.

also notice she’s rocking a pretty badass mullet.

i haven’t come up with a proper name for her yet...that’s going to take a lot of serious consideration.

on to the bag...a cute li’l monster face with intestine handles, AND:

skellington insides!

on a lining of patchwork faux-leather.

i love the eyes especially.

practically everything i made for her ended up being edible or drinkable, except for the little drawstring pirate gift bag. i gave her the cookies, two jars of preserves, some fabric, and:

a bottle of fish house punch. she’s calling it “fish juice.” when i was really young i wouldn’t touch the stuff because i assumed it actually tasted like fish.

side note, i designed a couple labels for gift bottles of punch, one using random google images to illustrate the name, and this one with a photo i took of a rainbow trout.

here’s nikki and her girlfriend angela holding up the tshirt quilt nikki made her for xmas...i totally forgot to donate a shirt to the cause :( but obviously she ended up with plenty. here’s ang doing the happy quilt dance:

i have so many more fun xmas photos i want to post...i don’t know when i’m going to find time because january is looking pretty busy. today i have to finish cleaning and organizing around the house, then i’m going to a new year’s get-together, then my cousin kelly arrives tomorrow morning for a four-day visit, then a few days later jason and i are going to mccall for about a week around his birthday, then my birthday happens (quarter century! damn...). plus i still have four more christmases to celebrate with people and more gifts to make because i haven’t been working as hard as i should. december flew by and i bet the next month will too.


the Knottie Knitta said...

yay spoon yay good present touch yay!
^_^ your blog made me poop rainbows. it was gross. i'll try to clean it before you come over tonight :)

Jessica said...

My bf's mom makes him t-shirt quilts! I love them; they're like journals/scrapbooks of your life in a quilt.

When's your birthday? Mine's also in January! 1/15.

Shari said...

"she breathes through the perforations in her scalp"

I love the creativity!

GoneferalinID said...

That is a really cool quilt. We'll have to each bring our new bags the next time we meet up. I like your extended christmas. I just sent my mom and sis their gifts monday.

Kim and Victoria said...

That is an amazing bag!

Emily said...

spoony--yay! hehe, thank you for cleaning up your rainbow asplosion, very courteous good touch spoon.

jessica--cool! my birthday is the 21st.

shari--haha, thank you.

goneferal--that sounds good to me, we can be cheerfully-morbid purse ladies.

kim and victoria--thanks, i agree!

mangocheeks said...

Wow - truly some unique, creative and thoughtful gifts there. Thank you for sharing and giving us a peek into your life.

The Tshirt quilt you made is awesome.

The pacman cookies were delightful to drool over too. Colours so bright.

Happy New Year to you.

Emily said...

thank you, happy new year to you too! actually nikki made the tshirt quilt, i haven't attempted one of those yet myself.