Thursday, March 26, 2015

Where'd my Crafty Inspiration go?

Not sure why/when/how I lost it...
But I've not had an urge to create lately. 

I can feel the antsyness but my usual outlets aren't doing it for me. 

So here's a picture of my old friend...NIGHTMARE MONKEY!
(sorry, melissa and melinda)

Maybe I can use this downtime to work on posting my backlog of projects?
I dare say Spring needs to show up soon!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Just a reminder!

We all should...
Being calm is good,

Captain America is good,

Go out there today and be the best Cap you can be!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Game of Thrones Wall Art

I'm not really one for the medium of Acrylic Paint...
But when IsikkahJai requested some Wall Art
for the GOT Swap, I though I'd give gradation a whirl. 

There's a spot in the yellow I could live without...
But the phrase is one from the Dothraki Book of Endearments.

There's no such book,
it wouldn't be more than a pamphlet. 
Maybe, an index card.

The Dothraki are a hard people.

As and Extra I gave my partner a little jar for her Dragonglass!
(I'd bought little Obsidian Stones)

The label says
"Use in case of...Others"

Unfortunately, the glass jar broke en route.
At least the Dragonglass is made of stronger stuff!

Monday, December 8, 2014

GOT Dragonscale Gloves!

Does the  Mother of Dragons get cold?
Probably not cold enough for full on mittens,
but sometimes her wrist may get a bit chilly...

(And if what I hope happens in the future, she'll be
flying those Dragons to the Wall and it's crazy cold up there!)

Here are some Fingerless Gloves based on her Dragon Rhaegal.

Behold, the Glory that is Rhaegal!

The Details:
I hooked these up for my partner in the Game of Thrones Swap, IsikkahJai.
The pattern was kind of whipped up by me after a LOT of
trial and error.
I didn't write it down...
I think I was just happy to have them done.
(I kept on getting the thumb on the wrong side)

All yarn is from my stash. 
I think the Green is DK weight?

The use of the Crocodile Stitch was what cinched this 
as a definite make after learning it for the Pixie Hat I'd just made. 

For the Bronze Scale effect:
I had some ribbon-ish novelty "yarn" and I just
weaved it through the Crocodile Stitch rows at their base.
I like the effect of them just peeking through.

Just for cuteness sake, 
here are the Dragons as little babies.

(Until she utters...Dracarys.)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pixie Hat!

This Enchanting Hat was made for the Enchanted Forest/Woodland Swap!

I'm the Enchantress for making such wordplay!

This was my first foray into the Crocheted Crocodile Stitch.
I love it, it was challenging but with a nice payoff.

The Details:
This was knit off of Pia Thadani's Crocodile Pixie Hat Pattern.
I found it free over on Ravelry.
Here's the link: Crocodile Pixie Hat

One note about the pattern.
I found it to run small...So be warned, true believer!
Otherwise, it was well written, easy to follow.

The yarn was a Rowan Baby Wool+Mohair I found in my stash.
I remember when I first started knitting I'd made a shrug out of
the green stuff. Well...this particular shrug was never really worn
so I frogged it and kept the yarn for a special purpose.

I'm sorry to not have an "action" shot.
The Pixies were quite evasive that day. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Arya Scoffs at the Hound Mug!

Oh my poor, misunderstood Hound. 
He can be such a downer sometimes,
But you would be too if so many plans didn't go your way!

I crafted this Mug up for IsilkkahJai in the Game of Thrones Swap

IsikkahJai stated this scene as one of her favorites. 
Warning: possible SPOILERS in the next paragraph 
if you haven't watched the show or read the books. 

When Sandor and Arya reach The Vale so he can ransom
Her to her Aunt Lysa, they find Lysa "not at home". 

Sandor's shoulders slump and Arya practically cackles!

She just laughs, and laughs and laughs some more. 

What's so delightfully disconcerting 
is the release she and the audience get from the laughing. 

Arya's been leading a pretty serious, hard life for a bit and
It almost seems strange to see a smile on her,
every Direwolf has its Day! 

I have my own love for The Hound...
we haven't seen the last of him yet!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Foxy Sharpie Mug!

Insert catcall here!
So foxy!

This saucy mug was made for Jillybeans 
in the Enchanted Forest/Woodland Swap.

Good old Oil Based Sharpies again...

But lately I've been Stamping my letters.

I've used the ink that came with the stamps,
but I think I need to let the stamp in dry completely
before going over with
the Sharpie.

I believe the ink and Sharpie may have melded making for 
a 2-toned effect.

I was fine with it here...I think it gives some depth.
But, I don't think it would be appropriate in every case.

Speaking of appropriate...