Friday, November 7, 2014

Crochet never comes out the right size for me :(

Here is how my little Dragon Amigurumi is coming along... a lot larger than original photo :(

I did how ever finish the Chain Link Cowl for my friend Jennette.  I put all the photos for that up on Ravelry - but here is a quick shot

Here is the direct link: Chain Link Cowl Crochet
Off to have a wonderful breakfast with the boyfriend and then get together with the bride-to-be for dress planning! Uh oh !

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sudden Crafting Urge....

             Day off and crampy day to boot.... started off today slow with watching some DVDs.

               Started with the 1989 Classic: Little Nemo.  Love this movie, so cute and it is about Slumberland.  Nothing better than trippy dreams :)  I love this movie because I named one of my sugar gliders after the flying squirrel: Icarus

This is Icarus: 

And Icarus as a Pimp with this cute hat.  Now I am making a felt pair of goggles to plop on his head as well so we can look like his namesake.

After that I watched the 92' special: The Cutting Edge - starring D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly.
Very funny, super 90's movie :) "Toe Pick!"

After this I started back on my Castle Season 4 catch up.  While watching I was flipping through my pile of crochet magazines and came across this adorable thing!
Now it's time to pop out some of these cuties. I'm thinking different colors? How adorable!

Update to follow!

Also lets see if I can try out some of these excersizes to get me into shape for my next(?) cosplay!

How fun!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Ah Ha! I lie!

Not only did I let one year get by, I let 2! Ah ha! 

Take that computer. 

Updates:  Many projects over on my Ravelry site.  New items for sale on the Etsy site. 
I have a new apartment, in a  new town with a new (ish) job.

  Life gave me great change. 

I have a boyfriend that enjoys costuming (and fabrication) as much as I do. 
We enjoy roller coasters and marathon-ing tv shows on netflix. 

For creative patterning, I have made many new hero suits
 but I have not had time to create new crochet patterns. 

Sorry :(  but off to work on more costumes:

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's been over a year... that is pathetic :(
I really don't get too much time to go on my computer, it's my own fault.  I bog myself down with piles of "to-dos"  and not as many "ta-dones" 
I have a great many items that did get finished, for any of your who are Ravelry members, my name there is Kaylamew  - there you will find my current up to date crochet finished projects. 

If you are interested I'm on etsy as well, and you can find my current for sale items, sewn and crochet.  http://www.etsy.com/shop/KaylaMew?ref=ss_profile

I will be trying to finish up some SCA garb for the upcoming events I'll be traveling too, and hopefully pulling some cosplay outfits out as well. 

I'm slated to help my friends make some halloween costumes, and another friend a dress to wear to an event.  I'm over booked again! ^_^

Lets see what I have hiding around here,
This "British" inspired purse was done in time for the London 2012 Olympics.  It's a cross stitch guard with a felt frame embroidered on a linen purse. I even had time for a zipper!

OOH this was a fun thing! My friend who lives in NYC got to snap a few pictures of the "Doctor" from Doctor Who while they were shooting in Central Park for the upcoming season.  Although Matt is not my favorite doctor, Doctor Who is inspiring me to make some new cosplay costumes.

My adorable octopus amigurumi who must be wearing a top hat, mustache, and monocle. I made this for my youngest sister, who had a thing for mustaches.

This hat was going to be the beginning of my "Follow a Blog"  I wanted to create every item that was published in one magazine and show of my work.  As soon as I started this hat, my friend loved it, and once completed, I made her matching fingerless gloves. 
And lastly for today, my finished Waffle cowl.  This was an "EXPENSIVE" project.  The yarn was Cascade Chunky yarn.  It was so soft and fun that I didn't realize how much yarn I needed to complete this. You could easily complete this in a day, if you have enough yarn :p  This project was put up on Etsy, but if it doesn't sell soon, I might just keep it.  It is so lovely!

OK that is a wrap for today, perhaps I'll behave and update again before the year is out ....who knows...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Just a quick update

Current news on my projects:
   Top hats have been started - prototype 00 is a smallish purple velvet mini hat - I added ribbon, feathers and doodads on to it for a little flair.   The next hat will be made NOT out of velvet.  I find that the smaller the hat the harder the velvet wants to work at unraveling!   I need to finish sizing and creating the correct hat in time for my tea party birthday! 
After I complete these hats (because I know I'll keep messing up and having to make better ones) I have to finish a few Renn Faire outfits for my sister and her boyfriend.   These should be easy enough.... except Maggie (my sister) has insisted that she wants to be a fairy and chose a Vogue pattern for her bodice.  *Sigh* not my favorite patterns to work off of, but I'll do my best.

Now after this it is straight on crochet!  I have birthdays and holidays to prepare for!  I have a few new projects that I believe I will have to make my own pattern for, so look forward to seeing them on line.  (after I present them that is... no wanting to spoil the surprise in case any of the friends are actually reading my blog ^_^ ) 

I have been collecting many yarns in preparation for the time for presents and have found so many local yarn shops that are just simply AMAZING! 

These 2 sites are very fun.  I bought some yarn from each store.

            - I bought indigodragonfly yarn  mostly because for the Joss Whedon theme.  I bought 1 skein of Wash "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal".   http://www.fabulousyarn.com/indigodragonfly-mcs-angst.shtml (well they no longer have Wash :( )


You can find more of indigodragonfly yarn on ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/indigodragonfly)

Then I also love - Hudson Valley Sheep & Wool Co. A real farm! full of nice people and fun sheep! 
I picked up one small skein for a quick project made directly from the farm itself! Grown, sheered, spun and dyed! 
just an example!

Woah this became a huge post.  I really can't wait till I have my own finished projects shown here! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Current Costumes

Currently I have been working on many new crochet projects.  I have not been making any new patterns but I've got a few in mind.  I'll let you know soon.

Costumes I have been working on are as follows :
Alexia Tarabotti from the Souless Novels by Gail Carriger (http://gailcarriger.com/)

P!nk's corset and tophat costume from Please Don't Leave Me Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-XLvUpvjZo)
i wish I had a better picture of her full outfit :(

 and many more renn faire outfits for my siblings ^_^

Plus I need to make tophats.  Many top hats!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Holidays are over

Wow.. last time I checked it was 2010...  Happy new year everyone!

I was working on so many crocheted projects that I have yet to update my ravelry account.  I also was checking out what I had left of my etsy account and cried because I gave most of my handmade projects away for the holidays.   I have been thinking about some new crocheted projects that I want to work on and put patterns up for, but I'm just getting over my crafting vacation.  

I have a Zelda throw in project in the works since last year that is a granny square mockup - based on this picture:   

Also I have a Cherry Amigurumi Pattern that I haven't written up yet... but here is a few pictures!

That'll do for now!