Hey guys, I wanna introduce you to yet another new series on my YouTube channel, and this one you can be a part of! It’s called “Crochet Me” in it I crochet famous YouTubers one week then viewers the next!
To be a part of “Crochet Me” just post a picture of yourself or someone you want me to crochet to @louiesloops on Instagram with the hashtag #crochetmelouie and I’ll choose one person every other week to crochet!
So I’ve got something really cool to share with you guys. A few weeks ago I got a message from some guys asking me to be part of a new website they were making, I happily abliged, and here I am to tell you about the awesome site: Makeably.
Makeably is a place where people go to buy handcrafted things from crafty people. Wait this sounds a lot like Etsy you say? Nope. The awesome thing about Makeably is that you make what you buy. Not literally, but you choose the idea. The sites really cool because it allows makers and buyers to work together to create something completely customizable for you!
Basically, how it works is you go to the site, see a template for something to be made, like… I don’t know.. a baby hat for example ;). This listing isn’t for the hat itself but for the idea. You see some stuff the maker can do in images and written down, then if you’re interested, you send the maker a message and say something like, “hey, I saw your stuff and I was thinking could you make a hat that looks like a purple pumpkin eater with wings and a horn?” and the maker says, “Heck yah! Send me some photos of what you were thinking and I’ll go see if I can find the right yarn for you and lets get this awesome hat made!”
The best part about this site is that it encourages makers like me and buyers to create not only something completely original, but also forces those creative juices to flow! Do me a favor and check out the site and if you like the idea sign up to be a part of it! It’s free of course and it’s way awesome, trust me.
You can check out my shop here: http://makeably.com/p/15
And the site itself here: http://makeably.com/
Thanks Ryan and Ana for letting me be a part of your site! I’m super excited to work with you and buyers from all over to make something awesome!
For this Halloween my friends and I decided to go a bigger then just a simple Halloween party. We decided, why not do a Harry Potter Party, and man was it a success. We had apple cider, butter beer, trivia, movies, expelliarmis shots, and of course… Quidditch Pong.
What’s Quidditch Pong Louis? Good question, Louis. Quidditch Pong is a personal invention that mixes the timely art of beer pong, and the amazing wizard sport Quidditch.
First you have to make the hoops. I made mine with hangers and yellow duct tape. Make sure you make them various sizes!
Then you have to make some butter beer. Here was my recipe:
7 parts Rootbeer or Cream Soda
1 part butterscotch schnaaps
1 part vanilla vodka (for an extra kick!)
You can find some other recipes for butter beer, including non alcoholic, here: http://www.yumsugar.com/Hot-Cold-Butterbeer-Recipe-380247
The rules for Quidditch Pong are much like beer pong with a few changes:
- Choose what team goes first with your sorting hat!
- If the quaffle (ping pong ball) goes through a hoop and makes it in the cup it counts as two (much like if the ball were to bounce)
- If the quaffle goes through a hoop the enemy team is allowed to use there bludgers (hands) to knock it out of the way.
- When there is one cup left, the snitch must be used. Trust me, this makes things a lot more difficult. I made my snitch by just wrapping a ball in yellow duct tape and attaching a few wings made out of paper, but you could easily use a yellow ping pong ball with glued on wings.
The party went awesomely. We’ll definitely be doing this next year!
So I thought it might be pretty neat to start posting something different then crocheting things up here every now and then, thus comes ANFSCD or “And Now for Something Completely Different” Episode 1!
So first I got the image of what we wanted painted on here, then I printed it out and started to cut out the parts we wanted to stencil out and paint on (with acrylic paints, not crayon)
Key note: cut the stencil out of painters tape and then paint it on! I had to do it twice because I’m dumb. Also, when your painting your design on, dab the paint on gently, or it will slide under the tape and make the edges less percise and more fuzzy.
After you have your design painted on, let it dry and then put tape over the design itself (I forgot to take photos, sorry :/). Also put little tabs up so the “rain” runs over the umbrella. This tutorial shows how to do this all wayyy better haha.
So, like I said earlier, I couldn’t get the glue gun working, so we did it the “old fashion” way. We just took a lighter and melted the crayons manually!