Friday, November 28, 2008

This is NOT Bantha Poodo

That's right everyone, Thanksgiving is over and it's time to think about Christmas presents. I am trying to make everyone handmade gifts this year. Unfortunately, I can't post any of them here because the recipients read this blog, so after Christmas I'll be able to show everyone what I've been working on. For now though, I wanted to show everyone this really cute Bantha that you can make for the Star Wars lover in your family! I think he would be a great gift for anyone, actually, because he is pretty cute.

There are instructions on how to make this little guy over at the Star Wars blog in case any of you want to try and make one yourself. I think his little button eyes are really cute. Now that I think about it, Star Wars creatures (excepting Ewoks, of course) aren't really that cute. I mean, would you want a plush dianoga? Or a plush mynock? Okay, those might be kind of awesome. You can make anything cute if you make the eyes big enough. Anyway, let me know if anyone tries this! Stay tuned for more holiday ideas!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Cuteness Deteced in the Delta Quadrant. Engage!

Don't worry guys, Janeway didn't mess with the timeline again. Hey, remember that time Paris and Janeway broke the warp barrier and then turned into giant lizards and mated? Yeah, that was gross. Anyway, I just wanted to show everyone these adorably cute little guys that I found on ravelry made by user Nimoe.

Aren't they just adorable?! You know, Voyager never gets enough love. I mean, everyone loves the original Star Trek, even those corny old ones (whoops, ignore my contribution to that) and the one with that bald guy or whatever. But Voyager is where it's at! CURSE YOU SPIKE NETWORK for not playing it everyday anymore. CURSE YOU!! NO ONE WANTS TO WATCH 260239082 EPISODES OF CSI OR UNSOLVED MYSTERIES!!!! BRING BACK VOYAGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem. Want some more pictures? Okay.
Ha ha, she even has her little facial ridges and crazy hair. Wonderful.

Alright, I'll admit I'm not the biggest Neelix fan. He was really annoying and the only reason he was even barely tolerable was because of his man-crush (Vulcan-crush?) on Tuvok and that one episode where they "merged together" (wink wink) and formed Tuvix. That being said, I think he is captured perfectly here. That yarn for his body? Incredible. His facial hair? Spot on. In yarn form he is tolerable and adorable and--dare I say?--cute.
The Doctor! Yay, he's my favorite. I really like the way his hair is done, too, it's great and probably much easier to do than the way I do my hair. I like how serious he is.
And finally Janeway, complete with doofy hair. Her hair really was bad for the first couple of seasons but I think this little amigurumi captures it perfectly.

Anyway, I hope you guys like this little crew. I LOVE them, and I think they're adorable. Except for Harry. I hate Harry and he plays the clarinet like a jerk. And he's a wuss. I wish they would have killed him in that one episode where they did kill him but there was a paralell crew and they took the parallel Harry to bring back to the Voyager that survived. That was dumb, Janeway.

OKAY! Make sure you check out Nimoe's website, she has some adorable animal patterns for free and some other really cute anime characters. Stay tuned for more projects coming soon!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Pirate's Life for Me

Well, I've been working really hard on a new pattern! Introducing my new pirate pattern!

This pattern is 34 pages (yikes!) because I had to make pictures for everything. There are about 10 pictures on just how to make the gun. It's actually pretty complicated, but for those of you out there who want their own pirate I'm sure it's something you can deal with. Plus I like pictures, I think it makes it way easier to follow than written instructions.

Like my other patterns, it has a regular pattern that you use as a guideline for the fabric, and it also has a paper pattern for those people who crochet but don't sew. It's just felt sewing though, it's pretty easy to work with, so I suggest that anyone who is apprehensive about sewing try it out with felt because it's very nice to work with.

Anyway, if anyone is interested, the pirate pattern is up for sale at my etsy shop! I hope you guys like, it took a lot of time to write and is kind of like a small book. Stay tuned for more patterns coming up soon! I think my next pattern might be a space princess/space rebel pattern, but I'm not sure yet. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

God of Cute

So here's one of our new dudes! Hint: he has nothing to do with the kitty. I told you we were really close to finishing him! (I know, I usually overestimate how fast we work, but this time it's actually true). Presenting:
It's Kratos! He was a custom order, and even though we said we'd stop doing those he sounded way to cool to pass up. I made him with silver yarn and then his little tattoos were painted on. He does look kind of innocent, huh? It's his eyes. They're too clear and big and black, they haven't seen enough death. Or something. He certainly has the weapons for a lot of carnage.
And his little chains can unwrap from his arms. The blades can come off the chains too, if you're into that. I also stitched a tiny scar on his right eye, but you can barely see it. He even has a secret item.
Bah! He killed Medusa! The perspective on this shot makes it look like her head is huge, but it's not really that big. I think the little snakes are really cute, they're just a chain stitch that I twisted into a little curly lock of evil.

Anyway, it was so much fun making little Kratos. I think he can be bloodthirsty and adorable at the same time. I hope you guys like him! Stay tuned for the kitty-related dude, coming soon.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Wow. Just wow.

Jeez. It's been a really long time since I posted anything here. I've been really unmotivated to make anything, and I've been really uninspired by the stuff I've seen on the internet. It's just a slump I'm going through, but I'm starting to get itchy fingers again. We're working on two new dudes right now, and I think you guys will just die when you see them.

One is a custom order, which I know we said we weren't doing anymore, but it was just too cool to pass up. The other one is just for us. We're almost done with both of them, and they should be finished by the end of the week. Wanna know what they are? Too bad. Here's a teaser pic, though.
Alright, the fuzzy thing is supposed to be a kitty, don't make fun of him. It's my first attempt at needle felting, and I think he turned out really great considering that a) it was my first time and b) I was pretty much terrified I was going to poke some fingers off. Anyway, he's an accessory to the little dude we're making. No, it's not Alf. The thing in the back is a blade, part 1 of 2. They're pretty giant and very cool looking.

Anyway, sorry for abandoning you guys for so long, but I'm back, I swear! Stay tuned for the finished products later on this week.