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weekend of hobbies and technology [Apr. 9th, 2006|11:46 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |smashing pumpkins - lily (my one and only)]

I spent the weekend shopping for parts and working on projects. I bought a bunch of crinkly skirts for bellydancing. However, they needed some modifications and I was busy with the seam ripper for quite some time!
*stares at pile of crinkly cotton fabric that still needs to be stitched back together*

I also set up a Bluetooth network (using an USB Bluetooth adapter). It took a long time to figure everything out and I eventually downloaded a new Bluesoleil driver. Finally, I could use my cell phone's headset on Skype. After all that, I discovered that the sound quality was crackly and downright abysmal! Fortunately, I bought a wired headset too and that worked perfectly right out of the package. While at the electronics store, also I picked up some parts for a new lighted pony. She's not going to be a Borg...I haven't decided on the final design yet. It's a secret. ^_^

Ah, and the ponies...they are coming along very nicely.

I performed a partial re-paint of Quinny's eyes. Just the pupil, the reflection, and the tiny snowflakes were re-painted. On the right is Banana Rama. I'm almost finished with the symbol...she just needs some minor detailing. I added a bit of an outline to the symbol, so it shows up better on the white background.

Here is the bait for Flanker. There is quite a bit of marker on him. He is fading in the sun right now. The ink probably doesn't need to be completely faded...I'll give him a scrub next weekend and start the base coat painting.

From: (Anonymous)
2006-04-10 10:22 pm (UTC)


Wow, they are all coming along nicely.That poor big brother pony! Have you decided what the theme is for the contest? I can't wait!
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-04-11 07:19 pm (UTC)
WOW! these ponies look AMAZING with a capitol A! Poor big brother pony! * Pets his soft neck... Kisses his lil muzzle Aikarins gunna make you all better! * lol... I really want you to do a Comissian for me but i dont think anythings open... :( GOD BLESS!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-04-18 06:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ The Big Brother pony looks a million times better after the base coat. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-04-18 06:23 am (UTC)

Re: Ponies!

Thanks! No, I haven't decided on the midsummer theme yet...however, I know that everyone will have to use a set of standard pony outlines. This will make things a little more fair and also easier for me to organize the webpages.
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2006-04-11 09:34 pm (UTC)
Sparkling Lemonade just got here. There are not words for how glad I am I went with the urge to get her. She's just...wow. Wow and wow some more. The pictures didn't do her justice, not remotely.

*sits and stares at pony*
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[User Picture]From: hislittlekitty
2006-04-13 07:31 pm (UTC)
Icon love!!!

My niece has Coconut Grove and Citrus Sweetheart and decided they love eachother. Its sooo cute!

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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-04-15 07:48 pm (UTC)
OOOHHH NO! EEEK! help! When i was babysitting yesterday One of the three year old kids got into my MLP room with a marker! She dreww ALLLL over my baby Ocean Dreamer! The other ponies i could save but i cant do ANYTHING with her! There ALL over her eyes and symbol.... I dont know what to do!!!!
;( ;( * Falls on knees and cries *
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-04-18 06:44 am (UTC)
Please see the comments below. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-04-18 06:25 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. ^_^ Glad to hear Sparkling Lemonade arrived safely and that you're happy with her. I miss that pony...she was one of my favorites! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: ryu_dragon
2006-04-17 01:56 am (UTC)
Banana Rama looks cute ^^. That symbol looks amazing! So does Quinny!
Oof, you should put some hand sanitizer on those marker marks. Does miracals. :3
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-04-18 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment on my new customs. ^_^ Also, thanks for trying to help with the pony restoration questions!

Hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which can help to dissolve certain types of ink. However, it can damage symbols and other painted areas. Test it on a small area first. Acetone will remove symbols/eyes for sure, so you don't want to use it.

If it's pink highlighter, sunlight actually works well. Keep in mind that sunlight turns G3 ponies slightly yellow and it also fades hair.

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