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Oct. 10th, 2007 | 07:17 pm

omg! my hand is going to fall off before I'm done.

didn't get the gallery spot. owner says she's trying to phase out plushies. ;_; this makes maya a sad kitty. however, I do have an appointment with a consignment shop here in columbus and I'll be heading over there tommrow to make them sell mah stuff.

purple and orange socks.

the in process of making
cool striped socks 1: just have to bind off and weave in ends
cool striped socks 2: foot and heel of one sock finished
yellow and blue socks: foot almost finished of one sock
pink two headed critter: body done, needs heads, tail and limbs
fall afghan: halfway done?

to make:
bunny socks for kate
bag for mellie

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Sep. 19th, 2007 | 06:18 pm

mother's socks - done
socks with leftover handspun yarn from the village- one done
afghan with the super-cheap yarn- about 3 feet in and grown to 5 feet wide. honest to god, it was two and a half feet wide when I started.
hopefully monday I will get to the yarn store for more sock yarn. my feets are getting cold.

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Im a tiger!

Sep. 10th, 2007 | 09:36 pm

last weekend I ended up with my parents in a little historical recreation place. it was nice, and I got ahold of some white skeins of handspun wool. (plus one of purple yarn dyed with pokeberry)
so I decided to dye it before knitting socks for mom.
I ended up dying like 4 fulls skeins of yarn and two scrap balls to test colors and fibers :3
I now have some intensely bright yarn to play with and I've already knitted one sock, half done with the other. ^^

oh god, I have so much yarn right now. I swear most of what I brought home was yarn. got most of mom's odds and ends of her stash, and 36 balls (at a dollar each) for an afghan, plus the handspun stuff.

but yeah... I need to get on the ball and make more shit. I was going to sew today but I didn't get around to it, but I'll try the kingdom hearts inspired tote bags then.

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philosphy: rules and perfection vs going for it without worry

Sep. 4th, 2007 | 03:55 pm

my mom and I are very different when it comes to our approaches to making things. she is precise, her technical skills are excellent. but she has to have a pattern or something to work off of.
what I make is much less perfect, but I rarely work with patterns unless I'm making them now. all I need is a little sketch of what I want the finished project to look like and off I go.

mom says the difference between us is a lack of rules. when she was growing up, things had to be done a certain way, things had to be perfect. mistakes weren't tolerated. what she doesn't realize is that she was very perfectionist when I was growing up, hell, I remember her screaming at me because I wasn't following instructions, or doing something without her help. she hated letting me do things on my own, or letting me experiment. she was furious the time she found out I made a website (it was about sailor moon for heaven's sake, not porn, but did she listen?) without asking for help, or telling them about it first. (even though it was on the time I was allowed to be on the comp, she likened it to me sneaking out of the house at night. )

and did I HATE that.

it's not a lack or rules or perfection that rules my creativity, lord knows enough have been shoved down my throat. it's a willingness to just mess around and see what happens. I try to do the best job I can, and I am very good at most of what I do. I do it because I want to make something. if you are going to make something, whatever it is, you can't worry about it, otherwise it won't be fun and you won't do well.
you gotta go with it.

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greenie gets to the sewing machine.

Aug. 30th, 2007 | 10:19 pm

so I settle down with my nightly gin and tonic, when I hear the sewing machine. now, I know my mom and dad are upstairs for the night already, and I'm the only other one in the house now... so who could it be.... Read more...Collapse )

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Jelly fish amigurumi pattern!

Aug. 30th, 2007 | 10:02 pm

share and enjoy under the cut!
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Aug. 27th, 2007 | 04:40 pm

<img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/1251221603_80d03aff1e.jpg">

and the pictures begin....

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paper dolls

Aug. 23rd, 2007 | 08:48 pm

but not the usual sort of paper dolls. japanese paper dolls! I have two badly translated books from the library, a bunch of pirated pictures from ebay auctions, and the wrong wrong wrong kind of paper.

and yet I really do like what I've made! I've made two of the big sister kind and several of the bookmark kind, including some org13 ones. ^^

make two felt mascots this morning, they are a little on the sucky side, and a large 3-d one that is awesome. crocheted stuff, I made 2 8 inch ones.

did a knit plushie too, an odd tall, lacy bunny girl ^^

I might drag everything home this weekend for pictures. that and stuffing, I'm out of stuffing.

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Aug. 14th, 2007 | 08:29 pm

wooo! no new pictures!
but the t-shirt mermaid/vaporian dress is finished, along with two altered shirts

huge ass armless black cat is done. it's hideious but someone will buy it. 

need to buy bulk keychains or something simular. 

next project? doing something green and random crochet wise atm, but friday I plan to break out the white jersy knit I bought last week and make up a bunch of things. I hope I have enough stuffingfluff to last thru it. something bizzare and slightly shiroi lolita methinks. I have a ton of cheap-ass lace....

if I have time, I will break out the black fleece and make heartless shadows. they are soooo kyuuuuute. <3 and sellable.

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first post here!

Aug. 7th, 2007 | 10:06 pm

yes, finally a craft blog for teh maya.
anyways current projects

large crocheted goth cat- needs legs and tail to be finished.
need to make a quick dress with the brocade I bought. add sparkily trim to other dress. ^^

yeah... lots of crap will have pictures posted as soon as I finish filling up the disposable.

and friend this if you care!

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