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groovy... [Nov. 29th, 2005|11:53 pm]
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Today's mail contained an envelope with a bulky item in it. It was from "Mary Maxim". I scratched my head...what could it be? I've never heard of the company before and I thought it was a gag gift.

The packaged actually contained my free sample of Bernat's Disco yarn; a whole skein in a coppery brown color called "Mr. Brown". Click on the thumbnail for a closer look at "Mr. Brown", LOL!

I actually like the color. It's very sparkly & fun. ^_^ My camera didn't capture the sparkliness well. The texture is not slick...it's soft, but has a little bit of a "crunch"
Oh yeah, and Mary Maxim is the name of a mail-order needlework & craft company. ^_~

I also went through my collection & added a few more ponies to the "extras" section. Give me a few minutes to link the pics.


To the left is a pony named "Princess Broccoli". She will have tinsel & crazy curls & a 3-D chunk of Broccoli as her symbol. The pony on the right is "Remembrance". Her symbol is a field of orange-red poppies on both sides. She was re-rooted with a new type of hair that is like Silky Kanekalon. I just need to style her hair & take some pics.

The Borg pony is coming along beautifully, if I could say that. ^_^ I'll be painting her body mostly black. The "window" in her side will be covered with aluminum mesh.

The next several days will be crazy busy with Real Life stuff - my job, another wedding, and possibly a cat show this upcoming weekend. So...there might be a delay in answering e-mails, etc. That's also why I posted the monthly background a day early. I know it's not December yet. ^_~

From: yzzilizzy
2005-11-30 03:08 pm (UTC)
What is with you and weddings?! Lol. I love the pony progress. Princess Broccoli is going to be toooo awesome. I love ponies with tinsel. <3 Have fun playing with your new yarn!! (I looove the color)

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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-10 06:19 am (UTC)
merry christmas and a happy new year. best wishies. i love ponies do you their the best in the world.my fave pony would be? baby rapunzal. whats yours
you should like weddings their cool have you been to one.
from a mstry person
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:47 am (UTC)
LOL, I should officially refuse to go to any more weddings. There's already one on the calendar for next year. I think it's just the demographics...everyone in their mid-to-late twenties is getting married. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2005-11-30 03:42 pm (UTC)
*looks at Disco* So THAT'S what it is. Great. Now at least I know what I'm telling people we don't carry. >_O

Love the colour on both of the new customs in progress. And, well, the Borg pony. Yes. It's a Borg pony. Who can resist a Borg pony?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:48 am (UTC)
Yes, the Disco is really interesting and sparkly. I wish you could see it in real life.

Thanks for the comments about the customs in progress. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2005-11-30 03:42 pm (UTC)
Remembrance looks gorgeous! Borg pony looks like a really fun project too/ What are the wires sticking out of the neck for?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comments! The wires go to the LED in it's head. They won't be visible when the pony is put together. The battery pack is in the body.
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[User Picture]From: lunar_wolf
2005-11-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
Borg pony!!

Wait, so we'll get to see inside the pony as well? Will you be decorating the inside with extraneous wires and paint? Or leave it blue?

But wire mesh over a 'window' --that's a neat idea.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:50 am (UTC)
I don't think you'll be able to see much of the inside...it'll be too dark. I could add some wires behind the mesh, though. I'm not painting the inside.
Thanks for the comment! ^_^
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From: minchkin
2005-12-02 06:10 am (UTC)
Broccoli Pony!!! *is in love*
And... is she a Twinkle Eye?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:51 am (UTC)
LOL, I thought I was the only person who loved broccoli! It was a random idea I sketched out before I went to bed one night. She's going to have sparkly eyes, but she's not a TE.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-12-09 01:59 pm (UTC)


I think borg pony will be great :D
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-12 06:51 am (UTC)

Re: ...

Thanks! I love the Borg ponies. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-12-21 08:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comments.

Lavonia has checklists on her extensive pony website:

Dream Valley has a pony identification tool:

If you can't find the flutter, post her description & I'll try to help you with it.

Wow, what a small world. Your mom must live near Elk Grove. I love RHCP too. ^_^
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