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A gamer’s best friend…

This reminds me of somebody I know…

Awww Pokemon <3

Crocheted Kirby (more old projects)

So I also found some of my older art projects while organizing my computer files.  This is the Kirby I made my BF as a birthday gift last year.  This is NOT one of my original patterns; I got the pattern for it here (so go make your own! :D)

AWWWOMGBABYCHEWIE

It’s a wallpaper people!  Click the pic to go to the source :D

Chubbs The Pug: making us explode with squee

Remember a while back I posted a video of a “Wampug”? Turns out the rolly little girl is named Chubbs, and that video launched her into internet stardom!  You can even visit the little butterball on her own facebook page.

Yes, I am now a fan.  I mean after all: cute dog + Star Wars = total win.

And here’s Chubbs latest coseplay:

Cute Eraser Charm Jewelry

Hope over to Instructables.com to see my instructable for these cute charms made from little erasers!

Also, new page up with random things I like. Just ’cause.

My Batman and Batgirl Doodle

My future brother-in-law (aka, the guy my sister is marrying in July) is pleasingly geeky in his own way.  He’s a big fan of Batman, TMNT and video games (though his preference for xbox goes against my preference for Nintendo).  He recently had his 26th birthday, and so I doodled this up for him:

It was only after I was cleaning it in gimp did I realize a few things:

1. I forgot to draw in the bat symbol on his chest

2. I forgot to give him a cape

3. What is supposed to be Batgirl’s hair looks like an out of place cape

So, I’ll probably go back and fix it a bit, but as I realized these things I was already nearly done with it in gimp so finished it up anyway, lol.   This is really the first superhero character I’ve drawn (well, I did end up drawing superheroes in crayons with kids at a church event not too long ago but that wasn’t exactly art) and as Batman is one of my favorite superheroes, I want to make it look good!  Also I should mention now that while I think I’ve seen every single DC superhero TV show made, I haven’t actually read any of the comics…I might one day, but there are just so many, I would have no idea where to start @_@  I love the DC characters though, Wonder Woman is the best ;)

Crocheted Hello Kitty Hat

This is the hat I made my sister for her birthday, to keep her ears warm up in Alaska :) I used a thick, bulky yarn that worked up quickly and made the entire hat in about 4 hours.  Because the yarn is thick, make sure you keep testing the sizing or else it’s easy for it to turn out too big.

 You will need:

Bulky Yarn in white and red (I used Loops and Threads Charisma Super Bulky yarn – I love this stuff, it’s soft and easy to use but thick so projects work up quickly)

Size H hook

Yarn needle

 HAT:

With white yarn, CH 1

Rnd 1: SC x 8 in ring, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 2: SC x 2 in each stitch, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 3: SC x 1, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 4 SC x 2, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 5: SC x 3, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 6: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 7: SC x 4, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 8: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 9: SC x 5, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 10: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnd 11: SC x 6, SC x 2 in next stitch, repeat around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn

Rnds 12+: SC in each stitch around, join with slipstitch, CH 1, turn.  Repeat row until the hat is the length you want it to be.  You can leave the entire hat white or do the last row in red like I did.

 EARS:

Each ear is made by crocheting two identical ear shapes and then crocheting them together at the sides.

Row 1: with white yarn, CH 8

Rows 2 & 3: SC x 8, turn

Row 4: DEC, SC x 4, DEC

Row 5: SC x 6

Row 6: DEC, SC x 2, DEC

Row 7: SC x 4

Row 8: DEC x 2, tie off

Repeat to make 4 kitty ear shapes.  Lay two ears on top of each other and with white yarn, SC around the edges (making sure to increase the stitches around the tip of the ear to make a rounded shape).  Repeat with remaining two ear shapes.

Once your ears are assembled, sew them to the hat.  It’s helpful to have someone wear the hat first so you can mark where you want the ears to go, I have mine about 1/3 from the front of the hat.

 BOW:

Row 1: with red yarn, CH 8

Rows 2 & 3: SC x 8

Row 4: DEC, SC x 4, DEC

Rows 5 & 6: SC x 6

Row 7: DEC, SC x 2, DEC

Rows 8, 9 & 10: SC x 4

Row 11: INC, SC x 2, INC

Rows 12 & 13: SC x 6

Row 14: INC, SC x 4, INC

Rows 15 & 16: SC x 8, tie off.

Repeat for second bow side.  Place sides on top of one another and SC around the edges with red yarn, making sure to increase around the corners to give them a rounded shape.  Sew bow to ear.

A new Leia Chibi…

Though you probably haven’t noticed, I switched out the first chibi Leia that was in the header for a better, cleaner version.  I’ve also tried my hand at another version of Leia…in the infamous slave outfit.

Overall I’m rather pleased, it could always be better but for a quick sketch and edit in gimp it’s not bad.  I’m thinking of doing all of Leia’s outfits, possibly the ceremonial gown or Hoth snowsuit next.

Oh boy, I need to stop with all the  Star Wars themed posts, lol! ;)

 

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