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Double Cosplay WIP Update - BL: TPS Nisha and Crochet Sailor Saturn

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UPDATE 2/6/23: Corrected some weird formatting. Bringin' The Law! Nisha's glove doesn't have any pink on it, so I went ahead and painted it. It only took about an hour. You know I love progress pictures so here, look at this: It looks much better on my hand and finished. Ignore my stupid face. It looks like I'm surprised I have a hand. I'm so bad at selfies. I ordered the other paint colors I need (as well as fabric glue) and I'm going to cut out the boot armor pieces, belt buckle, etc. from cardboard shortly, so that I can attach all of them and get started painting as soon as the stuff comes. I don't think the painting will take as long as Zer0. At least I hope it doesn't... Mainly because I have hundreds of hours of work left on the Saturn suit. Sailor Saturn's Bodice The bodice (sans sleeves) took about 80 hours, give or take. I'm still not quite done with it. I need to go back and add needlepoint detail stuff and the sl

Mood Blanket Challenge 2015: Day 145?

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UPDATE 2/6/23: Some of these squares are really ugly. I have some not ugly things available on Etsy . I went ahead and finished the row then took this beast outside for a photoshoot. I really should sweep the leaves off of the porch. Have I mentioned that I hate magnolia trees? They're the shittiest trees and I was struck in the shoulder my a rogue magnolia seed pod piece of crap yesterday. My grandmother always told me not to stand under magnolias as a child because the cones would hit me in the head and I would die. I think she may have been correct. I think something weird happened with my math and/or basic ability to count at some point recently. I seem to have 144 squares? And today is Day 145? Or is it 157? Day 1,743? I'm not sure how many days are in what months and, well, something is off. I usually do my maths each week based on the number I used in the previous week's post. WHATEVER. I can't be bothered with figuring out what happened because I have massive

WoollyRhino Shows You How To Make A Colorwork Chart Using Stitchboard + GIMP

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UPDATE 2/6/23: Fixed some formatting! Using Stitchboard to make a pattern isn't rocket science by any means, but some of you might be curious about how I make all of those free charts I'm always sharing. You might be thinking, "All you do is upload a picture to Stitchboard and then it just spits it out! You don't actually do anything! Loser!" Wrong. Sit down. Step 1: Acquire An Image If you pay attention in Dragon Age II , you'll see that Clan Sabrae has some banners up outside of their camp that have these fantastic horned creature skulls on them. You can also spot these banners in the background of some battlegrounds in Heroes of Dragon Age . For some reason, there are no decent quality images of this on the Internet for my usage and I couldn't just take a screengrab to use because the banners aren't completely flat and this is a disaster. I like horned things. "I want to crochet that," I said. "I'll just draw it myself.&qu

Borderlands: TPS Cosplay - Nisha - Phase 1: In Which I Sewed Things

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UPDATE 2/6/23: You can tell by the detail of my posts which projects I really cared about. The difference between these posts and, you know, the mood blanket challenge, that I was doing at the same time is very stark. This re-reading and checking the formatting that I'm doing has seriously been wild. Finally, some headway with my Nisha cosplay! I predict that this will be one of my daytime costumes at Dragon*Con this year as it's probably best that I don't prance around the 90-degree daytime heat in Atlanta in my crochet Sailor Saturn. I believe this will be suitable for daytime? A while back I went through my closet and rounded up things I already owned that I could potentially use. This included: a 10-year-old pair of jeans with a big hole in them a brown corduroy jacket almost as old as the jeans Uggs, because who doesn't have a pair of these in the back of their closet? a very old, real leather hat that belonged to my dead mom that is probably from the 80s

Mood Blanket Challenge 2015: Day 138 or Thereabouts

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UPDATE 2/6/23: WHERE IS THE WOOL SQUARE?! I know it exists and I can find it on the blanket in the current time. Today. On this day, on the actual blanket. Why can I not find it in all of these weekly blanket update posts?! This is a SAGA. Visit my Etsy while I scour these posts. Hark! It's Monday. The day when I hold myself accountable to this stupid blanket. Here are my squares. I'll finish this row this week and attach it. I'm almost out of scrap yarn, but I just bought a bunch of new yarn for a few new projects. This means there will be some exciting, new, never-before-seen colors in this blanket. Wow. Getting crazy. Living on the edge. I'll make up for this extra boring post with some other posts this week. I did some work on my BL:TPS Nisha cosplay, I'll be back to working on Crochet Sailor Saturn AND I made a snarky tutorial that I'm vaguely excited about. Vaguely excited is a mood, right? Apparently "vaguely excited" is represented by some

Crochet Stickers? Stick-On Patches? What Are These?!

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UPDATE 1/26/23: These were an absolute bust! I love them and ended up with two on my old backpack. I gave the others away as free surprises with other orders. Womp womp! If you stumbled across this post and you want one, you're welcome to request I make one. I'm not sure I have any of the adhesive backing left. I handsewed mine onto my backpack like they were patches.  Check out my Etsy to see what I have available now! Check my Ravelry for patterns! I also have a Ko-Fi ! Wtf Are Crochet Stickers?! Well, a lot of people make embroidered patches. I've accepted the fact that I don't find sewing particularly enjoyable in any form. I do, on the other hand, find crocheting to be quite enjoyable. I'm sure someone else out there in the world has made crochet patches before. I know everyone makes crochet appliqu├ęs. I'm not sure if anyone has given them adhesive backing to make application effortless for the laziest of humans. Again, I don't find sewing very enj

Mood Blanket Challenge 2015: Day 131

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UPDATE 2/6/23: I think the issue I ended up taking with this project was that I was expected to do only one square a day. I don't mind so much doing a bunch of squares then taking a break for a few days and things like that, but it was this whole "Mood Blanket" concept with this daily nonsense. Anyway. Check out my Etsy shop !  Words cannot express how immensely tired I am of working on this and posting around it weekly. I've stuck to my Monday posts and I haven't fallen behind on my squares, but I am suffering from major ennui. I guess that's what it's a "challenge," innit? I keep thinking that if I felt more feelings and actually picked a color each day based somehow on my emotion that this would be more fun. I mostly pick colors based on what is on to of my scrap bin or what is closest to me. If you look closely at my pictures of the bulk of the blanket from last week you should be able to spot some of my Sailor Saturn colors - this is beca

Mood Blanket Challenge 2015: Day 124

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UPDATE 2/6/23: As I continue slogging through these posts and continue thinking deeply about the infamous wool square, I cannot remember why I even had wool yarn. Why did I make with it such that I had just enough scrap left to make a single wool square? I cannot remember. Like, at all. I don't appear to have done any posts about any wool projects. I do not care for wool. I will occasionally use wool blend when requested for extra warmth, but, like, another mystery for the ages. Giggidy! Etsy !  I have 126 squares. Winning! I took it outside to capture the truly ugly squares. In addition to being covered in cat hair, it's now got some nature parts on it - mainly, magnolia leaves. Magnolia trees are the shittiest of all trees. I've run out of things to say about this project...as you can maybe tell. Here are pictures.

Crochet Cosplay WIP: Beginning The Sailor Saturn Bodice

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UPDATE 2/6/23: Did some format-fixing... I finally got back to work on this monumental task. I decided to dive into the bodice, which I anticipated to be the most difficult part. It's proving to be quite challenging. Again, I'm trying to avoid the Sailor Sack look and I'm going for a form-fitting top that doesn't strangle me, further smash my already flat chest nor pinch my armpits. Oh, and I also want to be able to get in and out of it easily. The nature of crochet doesn't allow me to make a big crochet fabric panel and then cut the fabric to the appropriate size and shape. I have to shape and properly size each piece...at the same time...as I go...while also concerning myself with the ridiculous shading I was compelled to do. It's involving a lot of strategic increases and decreases and constantly checking measurements to ensure that everything is happening as it should. It's quite tedious. By "quite tedious," I mean "really, really tedi