Saturday, September 3, 2011

Baked some cookies!

Unfortunately, they're made of polymer clay and not cookie dough.

They make me crave the real thing each time I look at them. I used this tutorial to create them.  Not too shabby for my first batch. :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

One too many craft books...

I own several dozen craft books with more on the way.  The sad part is only a small handful of them have I actually used! *face palm* So, I've decided as motivation to get around to producing projects from these books I'll challenge myself by writing a blog review for each one. There's one condition prior to writing the review: I gotta finish a project in the book first!

I have a ton of Japanese craft books and sometimes it's hard to find reviews on some of the titles, so I'll probably start with those books first. I'll start with the small goal of one book review a  month and hopefully bump that up to at least 2 a month.

Anywho, I finished an amigurumi project recently:

She's Angel Salvia from the anime Wedding Peach.  I haven't really watched the anime myself; she was a request from my cousin. 

In addition to that, I finished an amigurumi elephant for a craft swap I'm in: 

His pattern came from Ana Paula's first amigurumi book, Seriously Cute Crochet.  This is a good book to get started with making your own amigurumi animals. *smile*

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Plushies and more...

I haven't been extremely productive as far as crafting is concerned, but I've recently finished two craft swaps on craftster and I figured I should show off my creations here. (There's really not much to show off.)

First up is a chibi, clay charm version of Mass Effect 2's Miranda Lawson. I made her using Premo polymer clay, acrylic paint and Sculpey glaze.

Next we have a plush version of Miranda.  I made her using BabyLondonStar's famous plushie pattern.  This is the first time I've used the pattern and it's the second humanoid plushie I've made. I'm improving... 

Here's a group image of the plushie, charm and a N7 necklace I made. The necklace was made using a glass pendant, some Mod Podge and Diamond Glaze.

Finally, the second plushie I made is of Otoha from the anime Karas. He's an improvement over Miranda, but I screwed up his feet. :(  Unlike Miranda, he's 100% machine sewn (well, except for connecting his head to his body). I wish I was better at clothing making as well. He would look much more like the character he is inspired by if I had made added a sports jacket of sorts. :/

The next plush I make will probably be a Sailor Moon character. :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

More Sailor Moon Amigurumi: Sailor Mercury

Well I've finally found time to crochet another Sailor Scout. This time I give you Sailor Mercury:

Isn't she cute? :) I'll probably take a break from crocheting for a bit to work on some clay related projects.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sailor Moon Amigurumi!! :D

I have a goal to eventually make all of the Sailor Scouts, but for now I'll just share a picture of the ones I've completed thus far:

Starting from the left, we have Queen Beryl, Sailor Venus, Moon, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter.  I will start working on Mercury sometime this week.  Eventually I will complete the rest of the outer Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask too! ^___^

Here's a close up on Sailor Moon. :) Adding hair was a pain, but in the end I'm happy with what I got. :)

Not Sailor Moon related, but I did a character from Dragonlance, Raistlin Majere, for my Dungeons & Dragons craft swap partner. (I apologize for the poor picture quality x_x)

He stopped looking cute once I painted the hourglass eyes. Also in the picture is a "magic-8" ball, "Should my character do it?" and a dice bag with a silhouette of a rust monster. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mwahahaha...Vampire Toast!

I made my first plushie!!! Yay me! I'm so proud of myself. :D

It's for the Weird Stuffie Swap on Craftster. Two of the themes my partner listed were vampires and food, so I combined the two and got this:

Vampire Toast

I think they're freakin' cute! XD And now with that done I have more confidence to make more plushies. I really want to make an anime-styled plushie of my D&D character and eventually make plushies of the entire party. :)

In other news, I've be crocheting A LOT lately. I'm working on making Sailor Moon amigurumi dolls. :) I've been trying to cipher and translate a Sailor Moon pattern posted at the Sailor Moon Obsession blog and I've just about got it done. I'll post WIP pictures later. I'm also working on a smaller Sailor Moon amigurumi project for another craft swap I'm in. I'm making Sailor Saturn. It's coming out well. I can't wait to add hair.


So what do you think? :)


I added hair last night/in the wee hours of the morning.

Getting cuter! XD Thinking about making her staff with polymer clay.