Jun. 7th, 2010 01:25 pm
eviefae: (Pooka - EF)
[personal profile] eviefae
So, yes, I have been a complete failure at updating this lj. Or, indeed, my non-craft lj. A complete lack of journal posts all round. Blame twitter - it's caused me to start thinking in 140 character blocks. ;)

After a firm poking from Giffle, though, I'm going to try and be good and catch up on some of the things I've made, and start posting once a week on the progress on the things I'm working on.

Round up number one - Some little gift projects I made over the last much-too-long:

For Emma's birthday I got a little silly. Emma likes 'dolling' in the graphics sense, and also pixels little bears. She'll talk about the new doll or new bear she's made (and they're always lovely - she's very talented) - and I couldn't resist dolling in my way for her. ^__~

I used Julie McCullough's 'Blossom and Twig' pattern to make a doll of Emma's OC Xanthorra. I've made up this pattern once before, and then, in the intervening years, conveniently forgotten what a total pain in the ass it is to turn the limbs on one of these dolls. TOO TEENSY. zomg. Still, I think Xanth worked out ok - Emma seemed completely thrilled with her when she arrived. I didn't use the wings as provided on the pattern, and I invented a little blouse and skirt for her. If I make up this doll again, though, I'm doing the legs a different way. She's a little harder to sit nicely than I'd like.

This little guy may well be my favourite bear I've ever made. He gives my enormous black and white Asuran-bear a real run for his money! I used the pattern from a mini-bear kit I bought years and years ago - 'Mr. Frobisher' by Victorian Rose. Only problem is, the pattern doesn't specify the materials required, so I had to figure out the joint sizes purely by trial and error. -__-;

I actually wanted to make Emma a pale lilac mohair mini-bear - except it turns out the mohair range available locally has shrunk to practically nothing in the time since I last looked. I would have been lucky to find a decent range of browns, let alone a nice lilac! So, I went through my scrap bin, and decided the leftover rainbow dyed wool from a skirt I made a while ago would make a nice bear. And so it did. It was really hard to pack him up and send him away.

Also, Shya found him delicious. XD

A good long time ago, I signed up for a craft-exchange meme, that we then all promptly ignored. We had a year! A luxury of time! It's really no wonder no one got anything finished on time. I've now done three of my promised four projects (the last is in a half-finished state in the sewing room). The artwork for Gabbi doesn't seem like craft to me, really, and therefore won't be posted here - but I've also now made Sally a white kitty-ears hat that makes her match two of her own sweet little kitties. I think it's an improvement on the first kitty ear hat I made - the ears are much more distinctly kitty-like, and less likely to be accused of being some kind of rodent by smartass biologists. ^^;

For the same craft-exchange, I made the lovely Jenni this book. I was going to make her something else altogether, but I'm really glad I switched to making this. It's a coptic bound book with bright blue stitching, but otherwise quite classic. The pretty purple leather for the cover was a really nice find - I had every intention of using it for a book for myself, but managed to make myself give it to Jenni instead. I think it came out rather elegantly.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.

September 2010


Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 20th, 2017 06:06 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios