The Hobbit is so close I can almost taste it 🙂
As I write this post, the countdown on the sidebar says 23 hours before I see the film.
I’ll be heading over to London in a few hours, but before I get on the plane let me share with you some of the ways I’ve been expressing my excitement (besides jumping up and down and overusing the word Yahoooo!)..
Firstly, if you haven’t checked out the fruit of Seba‘s labour of sweet RA love, you simply have to.
Get your Hobbit Cookies Here!
He answered my call for someone to test Hobbit cookie recipes, and went above and beyond.
They look super yummy, so head over there for the details and sweeten up your day!
By the way, Seba saw The Hobbit last night, so scoot over to his blog to read about his impressions.
NO SPOILERS, so not to worry!
I’ve also ordered a few tops with images I’ve been fiddling with, I’m still waiting on them and time is running out.
I’ll be bummed not to have them before London, but not to worry, I still have the Polish film release to look forward to.
I can only hope the T-shirts come out all rights.
The following image was created as a bit of a giggle.
It was inspired by a post about Hobbit merchandise and the My Little Pony Thorin Spa.
I also printed this beautiful image created by Seba at GisbornesBoy on a white T-shirt.
If you head over there, Seba has created a number of versions of this stunning image to suit all tastes.
We’re so lucky that he shares his talent with us!
Last but not least, I found this amazing image at adlpictures.
I love it on so many levels, least of which comparing the dwarf plight with the biblical story, but that’s best left for another day.
I fiddled about with Thorin’s Last Supper by aging it a tad and adding crack and “Dirty Dwarves”.
I’ve also mentioned wanting to use my non-existent skills and try making some Hobbity jewelery.
I decided to make a brooch from Thorin’s Key to Erebor.
I used the key chain that is readily available, although it was a bit too silvery and cheap-looking for my taste.
You have to admit it’s a bit tacky.
I ended attaching the rest of the key chain to my garage keys.
The pin is attached using the playdough-like substance you use to stop a leaking pipe.
One might think that a hot glue gun would be a better idea, and sure, you’d be right, that is of course if you can find it…
Then I used some furniture varnish with golden coloured dust to cover the bright silver.
I tried not to pile it on because I already liked the darker elements of the key and wanted to keep the rustic feel.
I also used a regular crayon to add a bit of rusty looking depth, but I’m not sure it’s all that visible.
Anyway, here’s the final effect and I’m happy 🙂
Talking about visible representations of The Hobbit excitement, the last thing I’d like to mention is the heater in my sisters kitchen.
We use it for magnets and funny notes, so I decided to hang up my birthday card.
I turn around and find a note left by my sister Magzy expressing her displeasure with my Armitage expansion tendencies.
That cracked me up, especially her choice of deity she calls upon!
Clearly she’s struggling to get into the Hobbit spirit 😉
Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on the other side of The Hobbit rainbow 😉