Monday, October 9, 2017

Fairy Tail vest progress

So this has been wadded up sitting on the back of my couch for over a month waiting for me to get it blocked.  Due to my constant struggle with depression I kept putting it off, as this is suppose to be a 'me' project and I want it to be a happy project.  I decided that waiting would just keep putting it off till the project got lost or packed away and forgotten. 
After it dries I will still need to sew up the sides and decide if I want to add a trim, and if so in what color(s), and maybe add a pannel on the sides depending on how it sized out.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Winter Headband *Pattern*

 One of the things I got requests for this christmas is headbands to keep peoples ears warm with out giving them hat hair.
This is what I came up with, a textured headband that can be made wider or slimer by adding/subtracting rows.

I worked this one up in LionBrand Mandala Genie.

Get your copy of the pattern here.

Friday, September 1, 2017

What has been on my hook....

So I just finished a commision for a Skull Beanie.         
Outside of paying work, I have officaly started hooking up my Christmas gifts.
I dont have alot of planned projects because I want to make sure the people I am hooking for actully want/need somedthing I can make for them so I dont just drownd them in scarf's/mitts/hats.
 This is the commision hat, niece Jordan is modling it for me.
 This is a minecraft creaper hat.  Worked in C2C to give it that pixaled look the game has.
This is a Solomon's Knot scarf, lacy light weight but still warm made up in a fuzzy yarn (mill end no lable looks like shaw in a ball).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Wayne!!

So I suck at keeping secrets.  I have already given my hubby most of his gifts as I got them.

But this gift has taken me a while to finish and set up.  The cloudy white stuff is the sealant and glue we used to decoupage the surface with comic book images.





I had alot of help from my wonderful sister with this project I cant thank her enough with out her lep this would still be unfinished.  We reclaimed parts of a vanity, and resurface a spare desk to fill in the back wall with a L shaped space to do lego things.  We got a bluetooth speaker/light fixtur to hang over the area and light up the shelving.  Only 3 shelfs are set up just to give an idea of what can be done, I do have more brackets and shelving so he can change it up how ever he likes.
Besides the desk/lamp his other gifts are - 3 mini fig's, 2000 lego's, and six16x32 lego boards.  Oh and a Pokeball phone charger!! Not pictured cuz I havent gotten a photo of him using it yet.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WIP- Birthday present

So instead of a crochet post, I am doing a creative post.  My hubbys birthday is coming up and he is not all that enthused with yarn gifts so I am building him a full wall shelving and L shaped desk so he can display his lego sets, figures, books, what-not.
I plan on papering the top of the desk with panels cut out from his collection of comic books that he is willing to part with.  So right now I am taking staples out of books as delicatly as I can.
Pro tip -- Have a good light, a nail file, and if you dont want to get ink all over gloves.  I only had one of these things and probly should have gotten/used the other two.
Prepainted the desk tops with a matte black just in case I miss a spot while papering the top it will not stand out (atleast that is what I am hoping for).
Going to recruit some child labor to help me with cutting up all the comics, and picking out the best pannels.  She is a pro, but more of a Batman fan when I will be hualing over more Spiderman, X-men, Superman stuff.

Will post more later when I have more progress done!




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Crochet Blocked...


I am still working on the Fairy Tail shrug!! I am just getting a bit of crochet block/burnout. 
To fight that off I have been making up some Mini Octo's that will hopefully be going to the Japanese festival this year. Pictured below is what I had finished (semi finished they need stuffing and closing) by sunday while I was at gaming.





 So while I was out this weekend I noticed my local Wall-e-world had thrown their Lion Brand Mandal on clearance and decided to treat myself.  I picked up three skeins of Spirit (top, bottom right 2), two skeins of Genie (left bottom and mid), and one skein of Valkyrie. 

No real plan's yet on what I am going to make with them (give me ideas!!) but I could not pass the deal up.  While I was spending craft money I also picked up 2 other items that I hope will make crocheting easier.


On the left is a silicon yarn ring, it can hold up to 3 strands at a time and has 3 different interchangeable size plates for crochet thread to worsted weight.  On the right is a stitch/row counting abucas bracelet, not sure it will work as the stitch marker ring on the larger beads seems to be a bit to large and skips around which could throw off your count if you dont notice it move.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fairy Tail Shrug Pattern

Fairy Tail Shrug Pattern

I finaly finished charting out the pattern!  I am using new software to write my pdfs so if you notice any glaring errors please let me know!!
I still need to finish my wip of this project but when I do I will update with more photos of it.