Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This is Sid:

He's a dragon, and I made him for the Little Stuffies swap. Part of the swap was to make an introduction card, and include some other small present, so of course, I had to make the dragon some loot to hoard.

And I also bought him some chocolate coins to guard for his new owner.

His intro card was a wanted poster.

Friday, November 17, 2006

I received fun stuff from my second Miyazaki swap partner. Check it out:

Totoro tote bag, Totoro stuffie, pom pom soot sprites, and acorn and kodama stitch markers.

Eeeee! Soot sprites!

I am pretty sure I now have one of the coolest collections of stitch markers ever. Wouldn't you agree?

The soot sprites and Totoro stuffie have made their homes on my desk amongst my other little friends.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Well, I had some difficulties in getting the bulky flyer attached to the spinning wheel. It didn't fit on there the way that I expected it to, and it took some fiddling to get it to line up right. I am sure there is an easier way to do it than what I did, but what do I care? It worked.

So the autumnal yarn that I showed off in this post, was plied with some gold braid and now looks like this:

There's about 120 yards, and it's pretty bulky. I don't know what I will make with it, or what I should call it. I feel like it needs a silly name. Maybe some kind of literary reference?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I started work on the first of my Fairy Tale swap items today. This may be one of the sillier craft projects I have thought of. I hope that it turns out the way I see it in my head.

Monday, November 06, 2006

I had started these mittens for a certain purple-loving friend as a Christmas present:

Only then, during a conversation we had last week, she happened to mention how much she liked the cabled mittens I had done for a few people, and now I am worried that these are not interesting enough. What do you all think?
Lest you think I have been receiving more than I've been giving, I have actually been hard at work making a few things.

First off, I have my first My Little Pony recon. The pony started out looking like this:

Yes, I know. It's very pink.

And I made a little fortune teller/gypsy pony which I named Sasha:

She also had 3 fortune telling dice, and note cards explaining how to use them in a black velvet bag. My partner seemed to like her, so that is all good.

In return, I received an awesome zombie pony:

Which has joined extrajoker's cthulhu cabinet on our shelf of weird crafts. The zombie pony came with her own severed arm on which to munch. Mmmm...human flesh.

I also finished my items for my second partner in the Miyazaki swap:

A Totoro sketchbook

A Muta stuffie (from The Cat Returns)

And a Spirited Away themed box.

And I received from my first partner:

A soot sprite tote bag, Kodamas stitch markers, and Totoro and Mei stuffies.

I also received a thank you present from the person I made the fall bag for. She sent me skully stitch markers:

Well, I said I wanted stitch markers, and then I received 4 sets of them in 2 weeks. Woo-hoo!

So that's kind of where my crafting is at these days. I am currently brainstorming ideas for the Fairy Tale swap, and am also signed up for a small stuffie swap, so I will continue to be very busy.

Friday, November 03, 2006

I have received some really awesome crafted goods in the last month or so, and haven't shared.

I received these goodies from a fellow craftster for the birthday swap.

Skeletal bunny keychain

hamburger and hot dog stitch markers in a french fry bag

weird asian candy

and a mix cd in a cute felt pouch (which has a cupcake w/ a skull candle stitched on it).

More recently, I asked Lordavon to make me some art, and she came up with these:

They are sheep and bunny stitch markers made of sculpey. So cute!

Thanks for the nifty presents, guys!