Sunday, April 22, 2012

Plants VS. Zombies is a awesome and addictive game. A friend of mine loves the game so much I think she has it on every electronic device she owns like her Kindle Fire, Phone, and Xbox. For Christmas last year I wanted to make her something from the game. She's a fan of plushies so I came to make this little guy.

Yes! Based on the Pea-Shooter. The first plant in the game you get to know really well. Pretty much your BFF for awhile for those wave of Zombies. He was fun to crochet and I loved hearing my friend get excited over him. I think he also would look great in a pot and go well in a office setting. Why have a normal plant? It's better to have this!

Pattern: Pea-Shooter

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Plushies!!!

Created this piece for my Boyfriend for Valentine's Day this year. He actually got me into playing Magic this year. I'm learning and with his 13+ years of experience I am being trained well. I fully admit I enjoy the game and the strategy to it. It's addicting and I love beating my boyfriend when we play.

Mana Pattern:Sprite Stitch
Words Pattern: The Domestic Scientist

I fully admit the only person I will buy plushies from is Lisa over at Ambitious Love. I have know her for years and her work is out standing/amazing/awesome/etc. She takes great care and pays attention to detail with everything she creates. She will make a plushie that you can cuddle for hours too. Personally experience based on that last comment.

Recently I commissioned her to make Captain Jack Harkness from Torchwood/Doctor Who and Cole MacGrath from Infamous. The other guy is Alistair from Dragon Age: Origins. Yes, both games mentioned can be easily named my favorites. I'm also a HUGE Doctor Who fan and fell in love with Captain Jack when he was first introduce. I started watching Torchwood but haven't finished. I secretly hope that Captain Jack makes an appearance in Season 7 of Doctor Who.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Posting again!? I'm on a roll! I forgot how this came up but random conversation with my boyfriend about dice bags. I started playing Magic thanks to him. I have also been wanting a dice bag too and he suggested I make my own. Don't know how it lead to this but I ended up making him a Pinkie Pie dice bag. Pinkie Pie is from the TV My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I have loved the show since Season 1 and finally got him to watch it. He loves it as well and fully embraces being a Brony.

I did have a lot of fun with creating this bag. I got to use knitting, crocheting, and embroidery for this dice bag which made it even more fun. I'm thinking of making a dice bag for each of the main characters and maybe others like Doctor Whooves. My boyfriend suggested I sell them but not so sure yet when I would have the time. Maybe trade wise when I go to Cons? Trade some magic cards for a dice bag. :)

As I mentioned in my other post I am working on a Donatello cosplay. Here is a few things I created like his mask and arm/leg bands with crocheting. I have a few other things I purchased in the process and can't wait to show everyone. This is a female version of Donatello so pigtails and a skirt is involved.

My Donatello cosplay is based on the one from the TV show in the 80s. Course a few minor changes. I even got a foam practice bo staff to go along with my cosplay. I was looking at wooden ones but with how much they weigh and being stuck carrying it at a con all day...I'll settle for the one I have.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Dust Off The Cob Webs

Since It's been awhile since I posted and I've been jabbed a few times about why I haven't. I am dusting off the old cob webs finally on this blog!! Time to breath life back into it again. My excuse is things have been crazy busy for me once again with a new job, moving, and looking at buying a new home. I also started back to class working on completing my Masters program. With all this going on I still find time to craft but not to update my blog.

Time to jump back into it! More than likely I'll spend the next few months posting what I made for Christmas last year but better late than never?

My boyfriend asked me to create a Nyan/Poptart Cat scarf so I was happy to create him one. It was rather fun figuring out the pattern and working with all the different colors. I also wore it for awhile before giving it to him to "test" it. Another plus was actually writing this pattern down! Go me!

Also, created him a TMNT scarf for Christmas last year! I loved how it turned out and used our favorite pizza toppings as inspirations. We both have a long love of the turtles from our childhood. This also inspired me to start working on my own Donatello cosplay for conventions this year. I can't wait to show off what I put together. Pictures to come soon on that. I also worked on creating a Shredder cosplay for my boyfriend as well.