Posted in Crochet & Knitting on 09/12/2009 09:26 am by Alix
Mom and I also knitted some things. We made a number of trial and error fingerless gloves. I managed to learn me a thing or two about knitting with two circular needles (its pretty cool actually) and now I have some cute gloves to wear while I work on my Wacom Cintiq at work! It’s a monitor you can draw on, and it can get warm throughout the day. I like to have some sort of sleeve or glove on so my hand doesn’t get stuck to it while I to draw. I was using cut up socks before, but now…BEHOLD…the awesome fingerless gloves :)
And I also started this interesting pillow that I saw on a pattern with the yarn. The yarn is SUPER soft and the first thing I imagined was laying my head on the softness of that yarn. In progress, but close to being done…my knitted pillow!
Posted in Sewing on 09/12/2009 09:11 am by Alix
My fantastic mother came to visit me for labor day weekend and we had planned to do nothing more than cook good food, drink strong drinks, and craft the days away! And we, in fact, did just that :) One of the things we did was decide to spruce up the dining room a little bit. There wasn’t anything really wrong with it to begin with but, for example, the chair cushions were black. I bought them that way thinking “oh it will go with anything…” And even if they may, they don’t really go with anything once the cats sleep on them for a few days. Cat hair central, let me tell you.
So what we did was take down a cute little picture I had hanging in the room by a cool dude named Scott C. (he is awesome and has worked on one of my favorite video games, Psychonauts, and even signed another print I have in the room at Comicon two years ago!) and we brought it with us to the fabric store to see if we could find some cute stuff in the light neutral colors to match. TA-DA!
Notice how One was magnetically drawn to the new cushion and immediately started getting his furs all over it. I think he thought he had to break them in.
My mom helped me figure out how to make the seat cushion covers. We used some elastic so they are easily removable and washable. I also picked out a few other fabrics for some reusable napkins and also a little place mat for the table center. Here is a close of of the cushion.
And here is the table top with napkins and place mat thing.
These japanese bowls and plates were given to me years ago by my older sister when she used to live in Japan. I thought they looked good on there for the photo op, oh and ignore the ominous recycling bin in the dirty window (long story).
Posted in Sewing on 09/12/2009 08:35 am by Alix
I didn’t really buy anything for Steve this year, but I already knew well ahead of time what I wanted to make him. I found a link my friend sent me to a crafty artist online named Melissa Stanley who makes these bizarre little crafty creatures. The moment I saw one of these guys I immediately thought of Steve, I thought he would love to have one of these quirky little dudes. I had originally thought to make both the male and female little dudes, but i ran out of time. Regardless, Steve loves his little guy and has him sitting at his desk at work :) It was a bit tough making him as I had to hand sew most of it (like the arms/legs) and my hand was hurting a bit after, but it was fun to make.
Isn’t he cute? In a creepy sorta way? ♥ Happy Birthday Steve :)
Posted in Sewing on 08/24/2009 11:02 am by Alix
Its been a long while since a post folks. Things are crazy and time is short, but were still having lots of fun! Here is my latest creation (actually I made it a few weeks ago, but hey you didn’t know that!)
He is a little plant dude called a Pea Shooter from a video game called Plant’s vs Zombies! Its a little tower defense-like game where you plant plants in your yard to ward of the imminent attacks of zombies! Apparently if there was a zombie apocalypse I would be just fine, my tomato plants would ward off any potential corpse-like threat.
He’s cute huh :D I used wool felt to sew him…he actually took a while because it was hard for me to try and figure out how to sew his head into that shape. I also used some wire to help his mouth stay round and his stem straight and leaves bendable. They are all sticking into a piece of floral foam I glued into the pot.
Here is a shot from the game :)
I want to try and make a few more and then also include some printed seed packets from the game with them as well. I wonder if I could sell these?