Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sheldon and the Jacket of evil

So I tracked down Sheldon. He was hiding behind my daughter's bed. Well technically it's "Sheldalina" according to my kid but I call her Shelly. Here she is. Up close and personal.

Full on view (and my yard!)

Side view so you can see her pretty shell.

And here is the JACKET OF EVIL on Lola. Well pinned to her, Lola is a bit chesty for it to button. Now here are a couple of views of the jacket of evil. So many little things to do, hand sewing the ENTIRE lining in. And I had so many things go wrong with this jacket I was angry just having it here. I even managed to sew the button holes on the wrong side. yep. Like 12 hours before it needed to be done. I thought I was going to do bad things to the jacket at that point. When I gave the jacket to him and told him that I put the button holes on wrong the first time, the look on my face must have said, "Go ahead, say something...I DARE you!!" I did sew them up and make new ones. I told him take "the jacket" (because at this point it was like saying a dirty word to say jacket) and never bring it back. LOL Well here are the only shots I have, as modeled by Lola. up...hehe

So there you go. What I've been up to recently. The rest is a secret...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Making stuff...gettin' stuff

Okay, so on the making stuff front, I have something for Kishcrafts, something for sewknitter, knit a Sheldon for my daughter and a commission that is pure evil. Evil I tell you! I can't really say what the stuff for kish and sewknitter is, because well, it's for a swap and that would spoil it. I love surprises. So that must remain a mystery for now. My daughter has lost Sheldon in her room so I can't even put that pic up. I've got to start remembering to take pics though. I've made some stuff I was kinda proud of and forgot to take pics.

The evil commission is in the form of a civil war military jacket. It is truly evil. I've always done well when it comes to sewing clothing. I can make clothes w/o patterns, adjust and alter all that stuff. Not like a pro, but I'm efficient enough. The jacket I'm making has a very strange pattern, and I've had to alter it due to the height of the person I'm making it for. No big, except that it hates me and tries to make me miserable. Seam allowances change w/o warning, the sleeves are too wide at the shoulder, I've had to redraft from a smock (long coat) to an enlisted man's coat. which is in itself interesting. I have never had so much trouble with a piece of clothing. I've sewn satin baby dresses (for dedications) and have never had the troubles I have with this jacket. Well anyway, I've ranted lately, and I've not worked on it today so I'm not nearly as upset as I was earlier this week. I've actually had conversations with the jacket, informing it of how much I loathe it. I clearly need to get out more. LOL I hope to take pictures of this foe once I've vanquished it!

Now for the gettin' stuff. I have recently really become enamored with all things Asian. I love the Japanese stuff especially. A friend of mine is from the Philippines which is totally cool, because I love her and she shares all kinds of great information from her country. She also shares my excitement over things like anime' Asian inspired/themed things, and we're both kind of dorky and a little random. So it's never dull! Anyway, she's super sweet, and she went to an Asian market -that I didn't know existed!- with her family for a certain item. Well she brought me back a fabulous treat! Calpico! Look! Mine was the Hello Kitty w/the kimono.

It's a milk-based drink. It's powdered milk and lactic acid and flavors. It reminded me of an orange flavored otter-pop. I was so excited I actually jumped up and down...yep I really am that big of a dork! Anyway, it was blog worthy. I plan on doing something with the wrapper, or the container. I don't know what yet, but I will do something!

I guess that's it for now. I will try to include more crafty pictures.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Fun stuff!

Okay, so lately I've had an obsession with all things Asian. I love Manga, Shojo, bento, Japanese gameshows. I love Ninja Warrior, The Unbeatable Bansuke, and I've forgotten one I used to watch that a friend from the Philippines reminded me of, Takeshi's Castle. You can find it online. I love kawaii (cute) stuff like food and even poo with faces. This is where my crafting has been going. So anyway, I'll include craft stuff later, this is just too funny to not post. Oh, I found this on It's not all family friendly but there is some awesome stuff there!

If you look on my Ravelry account, you'll see lots of the Japanese knitting/crochet stuff I've found. I lurrrv it!