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.
 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Thank you all!!

Every time my phone dings that I got a message from paypal I smile.  I wanted to give a shout out to everyone who has helped support my crochet obsession by either buying my patterns or ordering a commission.

I never expected that when I picked up yarn an a hook so many years ago I would be writing and selling my own patterns, and it still amazes me every time I see I sold an other.  So as my thanks to all of you on June 20th 2017 I am doing a freebie event again.  To celebrate my birthday and all of you I, you can get one of my pay patterns from my Ravelry shop for free with the promo code 'HappyBday'  on June 20th 2017.  The code will only be active for the 24 hours of June 20th so remember to come back!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Finished


Ok it's finished! The beanie is a simple hdc in the round starting with 8 sitchs, working increases for the first 5 rounds, the just hdc till row 11, work 12-13 in an alternating front/back post ribbing.
The beard is just alternating rows of bobble and sc, with a chain 5 in the middle of the 3rd bobble row, and when working the last sc row do bobble stitch 3 times in the chain for a little mustache.
I need to get my laptop back so I can reload all my software and get back to writing out patterns (my phone auto corrects any crochet terms into other words) and be able to get back to my fairy tail piece I was working on.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WIP Commission

I was requested a new born bearded beanie. I just finish the beard section and wanted to share. Taking photo with my new phone so hopefully the photos will all look better.