I made this vest out of Fisherman's Wool this winter, with plans to dye it eventually. It sat on my shelf for ages, waiting. Then I went to the grocery store, and they had a bright blue koolaid, and I finally knew how I wanted to dye it.
It's not really as loosely knit as the pictures make it appear. The camera's flash really picked up on my black tank top underneath. And I really need to reblock the sleeves. They're kinda pointy.
This was dyed with 8 packs of the bright blue, and 1 pack of green. I dipped it in gradually, and I really like how it turned out. I didn't want distinct straight lines, so I let the wool bend and fold while dying for an intentional uneven look. I like how it picked up all the green first.
Here's a link to the pattern I used. I'm not a fan of brioche stitch, so I make it in stockinette instead. I also made it single stranded, so I had to make some modifications for gauge. http://www.pickles.no/go-vest/
The boyfriend and I have recently discovered we love playing chess together. We also love to go hiking, so we wanted to make a chess board we could take with us into the woods. It's a little too hot right now to spend an hour or two just sitting in the woods, but come fall, this is gonna be great!
The board, all set to play. We found a chess set with cheap plastic pieces that we can take with us outside.
Mr. Turtle can be quite a worthy adversary!
My stranding. The body is made of acrylic, so I had to kill it to keep it from rippling. I've never killed acrylic before, but now I'm hooked! I'm going to do this to all of my acrylic projects.
The Creature from the Black Lagoon, or Lagoon for short, is taking a break from monstering today. Hey, even monsters need to relax sometime. He's stepped up on the shore, as lighters don't work underwater, so he's still covered in lagoon-ish muck. He's using a blue and green swirled water pipe. He is 420 friendly.
The yarn is handspun by me. That odd color is the result of a horrible dying experiment gone wrong. I never thought I'd find anything to do with it!
I considered entering this guy in the fantasy challenge, but entered my dragon instead. I hope I made the right choice!
I made this guy for a friend of mine. He wanted a big blue dragon, and I think this guy fits the bill pretty well! He ended up being between 2 and 3 feet long, from head to tail. This is the biggest plushie I've ever made! My friend decided to name him Puff. He's made of a really soft chenille yarn.
I debated between entering this guy and my swamp monster, but I think this guy is a little more family friendly.
Full body shot, plus my messy kitchen table.
I used cat's eye safety eyes. I originally had regular safety eyes for him, but they just didn't look right.
The spines on his back are the chenille with a sport weight yellow held double.
He's so big, it's hard to fit him all in one shot!
This shot really shows how loooooong he is. And I think it looks like he's flying.
This is really blurry, but the colors are true in this picture. He's a pretty dark blue.
I recently sent off an Angel package for the Alice in Craftsterland swap. I couldn't resist making more Alice themed goodies!!
This little guy was my absolute favorite to make. I'm going to have to make myself one!!
You can't really tell in the pictures, but his back and tail are covered in spots the same color as his eyelids. He's made with Paton's Bamboo Silk, some wire for the feelers, felt for the spots, and polymer clay for the hookah and eyes. Man, my hippie pattern sure is versatile!
(Mods, should this be marked mature? I'm not really sure.)
I was recently in a swap with CraftyStoner. She mentioned she liked the recycling totes that have become so popular lately, so I made her this!
Made on a canvas tote bag with freezer paper stencils. Freezer paper is kinda tricky to adhere to the canvas. I had to re-iron so many times to get this thing looking good, and it still bled a little on the heart.
I received an order for two sets of custom arm warmers. One in woodsy colors with lace, and the other in blue and white with buttons. This is what I came up with! No action shot, as her arms are a few inches smaller than mine. I stuffed them with newspaper for the shot, to try to show how they'd look with an arm in them.
I had to run all over town to find enough buttons. Who knew finding 28 matching buttons could be so difficult?