Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Button Guru Update: More Banner Bartering

Do you remember the last banner bartering (<- click here for full size banners) which resulted in these two beauties for the companion fics by yellowglue?

Well, I promised to show what I got in exchange for making these banners. They were a gift to yellowglue from needlework whiz and fan fic supporter Maylin (dihenydd on ffnet, co-host of the Obsession Contest, together with lambcullen). And this beautifully crafted, totally handmade felted bag is what I got *SQUEEEE!*:

And since Maylin is really supportive, like incredibly crazy supportive, she kept on bartering with me... the banner below is part 1 of another deal. I made this banner for andnowthemoon's entertaining fan fic piece "Baby You Can Drive My Car". Click on banner for full size view. (Part 2 of the deal will be another banner for the talented yellowglue).

I'm planning on introducing you to the multi-talented andnowthemoon and her works in a special blogpost soon, So stay tuned, it's worth it. She's a gem!

Anyway, this is what Maylin send my way for the new bartering: A crocheted summer top! The yarn is beautiful, and there are little shells attached to the shoulder straps. I took this picture of myself wearing it (hellsyeah, it fits!!), but it does the pretty colors no justice.

Thank you sooo much, Maylin!

And now, like always... in case you want to barter for banners or buttons or blinkies or...

Here are the RULES:
1. If you have something I might want, we can bargain.The only condition not negotiable is: It has to be something money can't buy. Which means, you won't get a button or banner for a Twilight merch, for instance. People have tried to barter with things that are only available in the US, but the Button Guru is a bitch when it comes to bartering.
2. Usually it would be something someone does, or a selfmade thing. Written stuff, selfmade videos, pics, drawings... if I don't know anything about you, I can not suggest anything myself. It depends on what you can do or have or... dunno. So if you want to barter, you would either have to come up with suggestions yourself, or tell me something about your talents, hobbies etc., so that I can challenge you.
3. The Button Guru never asks for a mission impossible! He just loves to challenge peoples' inspiriation. If someone isn't much of an artist but can maybe knit or bake - he might be happy with a pair of wrist-warmers or yummy coookies.
That's pretty much it. I love bartering, I love creative ideas and being surprised with things...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A banner and a contest

I made this banner for said contest... obviously. Click on it to be taken there.I will also have the honor to make the story banners for the winners. Life is good :)

Friday, April 23, 2010


Today I unsuspiciously checked on the stats of some
of my places on the internet I had pretty much neglected
during the last months. My humble homepage, for example.
And what I saw made me spill my coffee...

Just yesterday, the MP3 downloads of my Twilight song
"One Wolf" had exceeded 50.000! WTF?!?

OneWolf (Jacob's Song)

After I had taken my blood pressure meds
and wiped the coffee of my keyboard, I thought
this is truly something to celebrate.
I mean, I don't even dare to think about the number of iPods and
MP3 players that little piece of music is actually rotating on...
how awesome! So... here's my first ever...

Win an independent artist album (physical CD or complete
album download) - free choice from my CD store!
There's artrock, trance, pop jazz, vocal music and yes, my own albums
are there too, of course. Click on the pic above to be taken there.

All you have to do is say Hi! to me,
either by commenting to this post
or via eMail to
The winner will be picked by Artsie & Fanny, LOL!
They'll judge your greetings by style, humor, originality,
creativity or chutzpah... who knows?

The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 8th!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fan Fiction, Song, Vid, Self Pimpage

I posted this little gem on my YTC blog already, but since not all my visitors here know about it, I put it here too.
So... if you haven't read Your True Colors, the Twilight fan fic by now, maybe this sweet collection of hot chapter illustrations will allure you. (Rated M, mature readers only!)

The song that goes with it is a duet,
sung by my beloved beta Uhyesplease and humble me.
It was made with just our PC's and eMail. We've never met in person by now. Magic? Yes, a little magic... Enjoy!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

The Final Mix!

Added today, April 1st: THE FINAL MIX!!!!
Yay! Now it's all jazzed up, sparkling and shiny:

"Rumor has it" by Betti Gefecht (Final Mix!)

One posting below, there's still the rough recording as it was
before Freimann, the sound whiz had polished it up.
What a difference...