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Falselogic
06-28-2009, 07:19 PM
Inspired by this thread (http://toastyfrog.com/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=8104)

I wanted to ask if there are any crafty people on TT? Crafty is a very broad category and we'll throw just about anything in to it... I'm thinking if there are things that you make physically, you're a crafter or better a maker...

So anyone?

Lucas
06-28-2009, 07:29 PM
Daroga just made a TTer.

I'm sorry, I'll show myself out now...

SlimJimm
06-28-2009, 07:34 PM
K Nicolai makes awesome pixel paintings that i want so bad.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2471/3662255227_db01a6e6a4.jpg?v=0

http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_430xN.62045637.jpg

Bit
06-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Sewing?

I can sew pretty good: blankets, hats, hair bows, pillows, skirts, bags...

Falselogic
06-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Sewing?

I can sew pretty good: blankets, hats, hair bows, pillows, skirts, bags...

Sewing counts!

tungwene
06-28-2009, 08:16 PM
*cough* (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/2007%20Secret%20Santa/IMG_0262.jpg)

benjibot
06-28-2009, 08:32 PM
*cough* (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/Tungwene/2007%20Secret%20Santa/IMG_0262.jpg)

I saw one of those with magnets inside the bumps so it could actually stick to things. Provided they were ferrous, that is.

benjibot
06-28-2009, 08:39 PM
I've scarcely stopped making something for 3 years running, so there's kind of a lot to post. I'll do it in batches.

http://sorrytown.us/images/231.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/earthbound) http://sorrytown.us/images/232.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/earthbound) http://sorrytown.us/images/233.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/earthbound) http://sorrytown.us/images/234.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/earthbound)

The Chosen Four are made with embroidery thread on plastic canvas. The plastic canvas let me do some interesting things with the background. All of the backgrounds are hand-stitched in one of the four "flavors" in which you can choose to display text in EarthBound (save Plain): Banana, Strawberry, Nut, and Mint.

Poo is a tad off center unfortunately.

Falselogic
06-28-2009, 08:41 PM
So how'd you get into cross stitch, Benjibot? I only ever see it when it comes to making christmas ornaments... :P

spineshark
06-28-2009, 08:42 PM
Daroga just made a TTer.
I was thinking of a joke along this line when I saw the title too, though I couldn't come up with anything.

Anyway I did origami a lot when I was in middle and high school, and have been getting back into it. I was pretty good when I stopped, but I never figured out how to do much of my own designing. I could follow directions like a master...student...though.

Falselogic
06-28-2009, 08:45 PM
I was thinking of a joke along this line when I saw the title too, though I couldn't come up with anything.

Anyway I did origami a lot when I was in middle and high school, and have been getting back into it. I was pretty good when I stopped, but I never figured out how to do much of my own designing. I could follow directions like a master...student...though.

Guess I'm dense as I'm still not seeing the joke... anyway, I've always been able to fold paper, and I've done a little origami but how anyone designs one of those things... blows my mind...

spineshark
06-28-2009, 08:47 PM
Well, a master wouldn't really be the one doing the following, was the joke.

I designed a handful of cool things, but I think the fact that I knew all those advanced techniques when I started trying to make stuff up hurt me; for one thing, I'd end up doing all sorts of complicated moves to make even my simplest models, and often I wouldn't be able to make them again or take them apart safely :o

But I still have a pig mask that I'm really proud of.

mopinks
06-28-2009, 08:50 PM
I don't really CRAFT anything myself but I am an experienced and skilled headband model (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26785851).

Matchstick
06-28-2009, 09:20 PM
I've done a bit of needlework in the past, but not for a long time. I should post a picture of the cutwork piece I did that I'm most proud of.

daroga
06-28-2009, 09:38 PM
Daroga just made a TTer.

I'm sorry, I'll show myself out now...I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old. :(

You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.

Lucas
06-28-2009, 09:48 PM
I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old. :(

I'm sure you did your part. Now you just need to give him some time to work out what those things on the ends of his arms are and I'm sure he'll be posting up a storm in just a few days.

Bit
06-28-2009, 10:00 PM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/crafty.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/eoff/mooglehat.jpg

=O

Falselogic
06-28-2009, 10:13 PM
love that moogle hat!

Stiv
06-28-2009, 11:46 PM
Even though this is an uncharacteristically poor example of it because I had to rush and completely fucked up my weights (and had to use a casual hand with a small pen nib, which I was uncomfortable with), I do calligraphy. (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showpost.php?p=499321&postcount=200) If you've ever had to write out 30 graduation cards by hand you'd consider it a craft instead of an art, too.

benjibot
06-28-2009, 11:58 PM
If you've ever had to write out 30 graduation cards by hand you'd consider it a craft instead of an art, too.

As a fellow whose handwriting hasn't progressed much since the third grade—and don't even ask me to "write" anything proper as I'm completely forgotten—I have nothing but respect for your calligraphic endeavors.

benjibot
06-29-2009, 12:11 AM
You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.

I've seen a number of coasters made with these little plastic beads that you arrange and then iron (they're called Perler or Hama beads) causing them to stick together. I tried using the stuff but never really got into it.

My favorite coasters I've seen for sale are these:

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.60252832.jpg (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21793309)

The flip side is a scared Boo!

The owner of that shop also does some fantastic paintings, most of which seem to have sold at an exhibition and is a terribly nice young woman.

benjibot
06-29-2009, 12:16 AM
So how'd you get into cross stitch, Benjibot? I only ever see it when it comes to making christmas ornaments... :P

I used to do it as a young'n, but never made anything too interesting. A couple of Christmases back the wife and I decided to make a bunch of things from the Subversive Cross Stitch (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/) book which had, I believe, just been released. Looking at the patterns in that book I saw the rigid grid system and thought NES.

So I plotted out (on 7 sheets of graph paper because I knew no better) this:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2205/2269269150_c6fb73f3e6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/2269269150/)

(I can't believe this is the best photo I have of this.)

Pseudonym
06-29-2009, 07:43 AM
I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old. :(

You fancy guys, how difficult would it be to make some sprite-based coasters? I could use something for our basement, and I was thinking coasters with some Mario 3 stuff on them would be a lot of fun. And by "how difficult" I mean "How expensive to pay someone else to do it" since I haven't skill or time 1 to embark on such a project.

I bet you could make something out of those little rubber beads that you melt together. I think they are called perler beads or something?

For myself and crafts: I made some cross stich patches of goombas a few years back. I've also made a set of Kanto Pokemon gym badges out of polymer clay, and I've carved a mess of game related rubber stamps. I'll have to scrounge up some pictures later when I get home.

TheSL
06-29-2009, 08:05 AM
My favorite coasters I've seen for sale are these:

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.60252832.jpg (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21793309)

I really want to buy a pair of those but they only take PayPal. :( FUCK PAYPAL.

AJR
06-29-2009, 08:49 AM
I made my girlfriend a gigantic paper crane for her birthday.

I wouldn't mind doing something craftier though.

Calorie Mate
06-29-2009, 09:36 AM
I think my wife should get most of the credit for that. He's not posting very much yet, and he's almost a whole week old. :(

WHAT! When did this happen? Why didn't anyone tell me?


Congrats, daroga!

Kate or Die!
06-29-2009, 09:44 AM
I guess I'm a pretty crafty person. I dabble in drawing, sewing, knitting, spriting, collage, stained glass, silkscreening, painting, woodworking, sculpting, graphic design stuff....my dream is to have a garage or somewhere I can work, the kitchen table ain't cutting it anymore.

Benjibot: I've had your website bookmarked for a while, I love your Dragon Warrior collection...I would look to it for inspiration while I was working on a few of my painted pieces.

Queen Possum
06-29-2009, 09:46 AM
I knit, make jewelry, and sew my own superhero costumes.

Occasionally I paint crap, too, but not very often.

Excitemike
06-29-2009, 09:48 AM
I guess I'm a pretty crafty person. I dabble in drawing, sewing, knitting, spriting, collage, stained glass, silkscreening, painting, woodworking, sculpting, graphic design stuff....my dream is to have a garage or somewhere I can work, the kitchen table ain't cutting it anymore.

The girl is crafty like ice is cold.

Excitemike
06-29-2009, 11:01 AM
All of my crafting is gundam related....

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/Plamo/Plamo_Gyan004.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/Plamo/Plamo_Gyan005.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/Plamo/Plamo_Gyan006.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/Plamo/Plamo_Gyan007.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/Plamo/Plamo_Gyan009.jpg

This was a gift for Kate. SD Wing Gudam + Nail polish + bootleg my little pony =
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/SPRKL_001.jpg http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/SPRKL_002.jpg

Happy Haroween!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/harokin_light.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/eye_robot/miscellaneous/harokin_dark.jpg

I also have a box full of master grade kits sitting in the basement, patiently waiting for some mythical future date when I have time to work on them....

Balrog
06-29-2009, 11:07 AM
I only break out my crafting skills for Festivus.

Violentvixen
06-29-2009, 04:58 PM
I made Lumber Baron this scarf for Christmas* a few years ago:

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/scarf.jpg

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/scarf2.jpg


Illusion knitting was incredibly complicated to figure out, but then it went quickly.

*Well, I tried to make it for Christmas. He didn't get it until the following September or something like that.

benjibot
06-29-2009, 07:00 PM
That scarf is pretty spectacular. I've had a hankering to learn to knit but never quite followed through.

shivam
06-29-2009, 11:36 PM
holy shit, double v! how did you do that?

also benjibot, i want all of your dragon warrior pieces. ALL OF THEM.

Kirin
06-30-2009, 06:13 AM
I only break out my crafting skills for Festivus.

The same could be said of all... Brickroads.

http://kirin.nalimara.net/pics/festivus08/08megamagnets.jpg

Those are still on my fridge, by the way, and still completely awesome.

Radical Ans
06-30-2009, 11:28 AM
I've done a lot of DIY synthesizer stuff in the past. At one point I had a synth based around a C64 SID chip. I still have it, but I need to give it a propper case.

Lately I haven't done much due to lack of space. This is to change in a few weeks when I move into a new house with a ton of basement space. I'm setting up a work table and some shelves to put all my power supplies, meters, and oscilloscope. Hopefully I can get a new soldering station. I have, however, been working on the schematics for a Moog Ladder filter that I intend on building when I have my space set up:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b400/surprisexmyxfate2/vcf.png

Falselogic
06-30-2009, 11:30 AM
I've done a lot of DIY synthesizer stuff in the past. At one point I had a synth based around a C64 SID chip. I still have it, but I need to give it a propper case....
. Hopefully I can get a new soldering station. I have, however, been working on the schematics for a Moog Ladder filter that I intend on building when I have my space set up:


I've wanted to get into electronics and soldering boards... but I don't have the room yet and I've never seen anything to ease someone into this kind of thing that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

Falselogic
06-30-2009, 11:32 AM
I don't know if this is crafty, per se... but I assembly and paint toy soldiers...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3577236433_a45a88822e.jpg?v=0

I'm never going to finish all the models I have lying around... and I rarely ever play, but I do enjoy it.

Elfir
06-30-2009, 11:49 AM
I've been leveling up my knitting skill lately and hope to put it to geeky uses before long. I need to get the hang of multicolor knitting before I can do much pixel-style work but one of the next projects on my lineup is a "red mage" scarf. It's just red and white triangles but it should look interesting when it's done.

I sew a bit and really admire the things cosplayers come up with but I generally find it too difficult. I cosplayed Viki at Otakon some years back and I was not up for the "performance" aspect of the art. :p

When we get a house my office is going to be largely a craft room. I want to try out so many things! The bead coaster thing sounds neat, I remember liking pastels in school, and I'm curious to give cross stitch a try.

Paul le Fou
06-30-2009, 11:56 AM
I made Lumber Baron this scarf for Christmas* a few years ago:

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/scarf.jpg

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/scarf2.jpg


Illusion knitting was incredibly complicated to figure out, but then it went quickly.

*Well, I tried to make it for Christmas. He didn't get it until the following September or something like that.

Put me down for "holy shit."

(looking at it for a moment I can see how it would work, but still, gotdamn.)

benjibot
06-30-2009, 03:54 PM
I think it's time to bring out the big guns. Quite literally.

http://sorrytown.us/images/135.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/contra-sampler)

The idea was this would be a sampler. Like a "bless this home" sort of thing only with "The Code" in place of a precious aphorism. I like it a lot, but I'm not sure it really resembles what I intended it to resemble.

http://sorrytown.us/images/172.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/contra-sampler)

I've never been thrilled with how I finished this either. Don't get me wrong, I love the stitching to death, but the frame isn't exactly what I wanted. Some day I might try and fancy it up a bit.

Queen Possum
07-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Clearly I need to get back into cross stitching. I haven't done it since middle school, but there are so many geeky applications...

Elfir
07-01-2009, 11:01 AM
http://sorrytown.us/images/172.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/contra-sampler)

I've never been thrilled with how I finished this either. Don't get me wrong, I love the stitching to death, but the frame isn't exactly what I wanted. Some day I might try and fancy it up a bit.

I reckon it has too much empty space in there. Not familiar enough with the game to guess what else would be appropriate.


So awesome though. I want to learn that. :3

benjibot
07-01-2009, 12:50 PM
I reckon it has too much empty space in there. Not familiar enough with the game to guess what else would be appropriate.


Really? My instinct is it has too little quote-unquote white space. I wanted to put some kind of border, but I didn't plan sufficiently and I ran out of fabric. Then I had to buy one of those "make your own frame" kits and it's just... not quite what I had envisioned.

Still awesome. Could be awesome-er.

Falselogic
07-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Really? My instinct is it has too little quote-unquote white space. I wanted to put some kind of border, but I didn't plan sufficiently and I ran out of fabric. Then I had to buy one of those "make your own frame" kits and it's just... not quite what I had envisioned.

Still awesome. Could be awesome-er.

I thought it had too much white space too, that the code should have been put to the right of the figures instead of over them... then you could have shrunk the whole piece down and not had all the empty space

Please Note: any criticism I offer in this thread is constructive and offered in the hope of assisting makers in their pursuits. I think everything shown in this thread is awesome and want to help you make it more awesome!

Violentvixen
07-01-2009, 01:24 PM
holy shit, double v! how did you do that?

Someone on a forum I used to go to made the pattern and I asked her for it. I still can't read knitting patterns so I ended up making it up a little bit, but the basic idea is that knitting and purling leave a stitch that pokes slightly up and slightly down (depending on which side of the piece you're looking at). What you do is alternate stitches and yarn colors, so if you have an area where there should be a raised black area you'd do all the black stitches in knit and all the white ones in purl. It took me FOREVER to figure out but it was really cool to see it working. There are more than a few areas that aren't aligned right because I miscounted the stitches, but it was only the second thing I ever made so I'm proud of it.

The-Bavis
07-01-2009, 01:30 PM
The contra stitching is pretty phat-tastic. When you make another one (never) my idea to reduce the "white space" is to wrap your code around and make it the border. Looks like the arrow bits could be one side, the "SELECT START" another and repeat it again for the other two sides. You should probably put the "SELECT START" on the sides so it doesn't look like a title.

This is my idea since people are giving suggestions. I like it pretty well the way it is.

Violentvixen
07-01-2009, 04:25 PM
So I need a new laptop case and now I'm thinking about just making it. No idea how to go about doing that, but I want to make it using this chalkboard stuff. (http://www.merrimentdesign.com/chalkboard-pillows.php)

Because I like chalkboard stuff.

Radical Ans
07-01-2009, 05:22 PM
So I need a new laptop case and now I'm thinking about just making it. No idea how to go about doing that, but I want to make it using this chalkboard stuff. (http://www.merrimentdesign.com/chalkboard-pillows.php)

Because I like chalkboard stuff.

I've been toting with the idea of making a full on classroom size chalkboard for my basement. The idea is to get a 4'x8' piece of plywood, sand it, primer it, and paint it with chalkboard paint. I may need to renforce the back with some 2x4s. That would give it some extra heft too. When I was scouting out paint I saw some magnetic primer. I could use that so it would be more like an actual chalkboard.

daroga
07-01-2009, 09:36 PM
WHAT! When did this happen? Why didn't anyone tell me?


Congrats, daroga!Everyone else, knows! (http://www.gamespite.net/talkingtime/showthread.php?t=8096) Where have you been??

There's some seriously awesome stuff in this thread. I love the Space Invaders scarf a whole lot!

ChefCthulhu
07-02-2009, 11:36 PM
So I started doing the pixel stuff as well for the fun of it. Made a Boo and a Black Mage so far.. not sure what color I want the background or even if I want a background on him or not...


Also if anyone would like something like this done for their favorite characters let me know and I'll see what I can do.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/3683973800_c440cf4c5c_b.jpg

Falselogic
07-03-2009, 09:39 AM
Also if anyone would like something like this done for their favorite characters let me know and I'll see what I can do.


I'd love to have blackmage!

shivam
07-03-2009, 11:07 AM
ooh, ooh, dragon warrior slimes!

cortbassist89
07-03-2009, 11:17 AM
does this count?

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff249/cortbassist89/gbclock.jpg

ChefCthulhu
07-03-2009, 02:50 PM
ooh, ooh, dragon warrior slimes!

Which kinda of slime? Standard Blue, Metal, Cure, King?

Just put in an order for tons of various colors so can do just about any of them shortly.

shivam
07-03-2009, 07:13 PM
either a blue/green or a red. or a metal. hell, i'm not picky. as long as it's a real slime and not a babble or king.

Falselogic
07-05-2009, 10:53 AM
does this count?

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff249/cortbassist89/gbclock.jpg

Shit!? You made a gameboy clock?! That's awesome! Does it still play gameboy games because that would be tops?

benjibot
07-05-2009, 03:45 PM
Shit!? You made a gameboy clock?! That's awesome! Does it still play gameboy games because that would be tops?

The Game Boy shaped circuit board and other scattered random parts would lead me to believe that all signs point to "no."

Pretty awesome looking just the same.

benjibot
07-05-2009, 04:00 PM
I have little reason to doubt that I may have produced the world's first piece of Panesian fan art.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2484/3610847919_40b2624a00.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3610847919/)

That's "Lucky Lucy" of Hot Slot(s), she of the PLUMP PRIZE PLUMS.

The idea was the make a trading card, so the whole thing measures about 2.5 by 3.5 inches. It took much longer than I had anticipated.

cortbassist89
07-05-2009, 05:44 PM
Shit!? You made a gameboy clock?! That's awesome! Does it still play gameboy games because that would be tops?

[Luke Skywalker]
That's impossible!
[/Luke Skywalker]

Although I was planning on adding a scanning radio to it, using the original speaker, but didn't have anything extra on hand at the time, and was too broke to afford anything. (College books are expensive!) Also, I didn't feel like replanning everything, as I realized I would've had to do.

If I ever find a cheap Gameboy I may take another go at it, with radio function.

I've also made Lego clocks and VHS cassette clocks. My next venture will be a dictionary clock, with a clock in/on the spine of the dictionary. Complete with hallowed out compartment for hoarding!

cortbassist89
07-05-2009, 05:46 PM
The Game Boy shaped circuit board and other scattered random parts would lead me to believe that all signs point to "no."

Pretty awesome looking just the same.
I tried to preserve button pushing functionality too, but found with no real tools or resources I couldn't really make it happen; you may be able to notice the shine of superglue keeping the buttons in place lol.

ChefCthulhu
07-08-2009, 02:40 AM
Well Completed pressed the Black Mage and found some transparent blue for the slime :) Also made a boo coaster.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/3700160167_5f3555b161.jpg

Kirin
07-08-2009, 06:09 AM
Sweet. Seeing these is giving me the urge to break out the box of pixel-blocks I have sitting at the back of a shelf somewhere and make some nice 8-bit designs.

ChefCthulhu
07-08-2009, 06:11 AM
I did a second slime in a more 16 bit design..

I have a rather large order of beads comming so trying to decide my next few projects...

ChefCthulhu
07-21-2009, 06:54 PM
The new piece....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2540/3744905046_71d89e8090.jpg

Pseudonym
07-21-2009, 07:08 PM
New Skill Get! I just learned how to bind a book this weekend. The little blank book I made turned out pretty nice!

Queen Possum
07-22-2009, 04:59 AM
That's pretty awesome ChefCthulhu.

Falselogic
07-22-2009, 10:26 AM
ChefCthulhu have you seen the 3d beading video game projects around the web? That might be something you'd be interested in pursuing...

let me see if I can dig up a link...

here it is: http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2009/07/doctor_octorocs_3d_bead_sprite.php

this reminds me I need to post pics of my hollow book project... Is that crafting? I'll go on a limb and say yes, yes it is.

my next project is to make homemade gunpowder!

ChefCthulhu
07-22-2009, 05:10 PM
Yea I've seen those. I'm still in the process of getting some of the flat bead stuff worked out. I ran into some issues when pressing this one so want to get some more 2d ones finished then likely go to the 3d. Though I want to do a Mushroom box here soon so hard to tell.

benjibot
09-15-2009, 10:07 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3923634234_f5d9116d65.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3923634234/)

I had a pretty awesome request over at my Etsy shop. A fellow wanted a set of buttons from Cave Story. I was all too eager to make this a reality.

SlimJimm
09-15-2009, 10:18 AM
I am going to come to your house and steal all your buttons.

benjibot
09-15-2009, 12:59 PM
I am going to come to your house and steal all your buttons.

Better act fast. These will be in the mail very soon.

benjibot
09-15-2009, 01:02 PM
Y'all might also like this one:

http://sorrytown.us/images/317.jpg (http://sorrytown.us/project/kumatora-button)

Another custom order for another game I want to play dearly but haven't.

Queen Possum
10-20-2009, 03:39 PM
Bumpity bump bump!

Are any of the knitters or crocheters on Ravelry? We should start a Talking Time group.

Violentvixen
10-20-2009, 07:56 PM
Bumpity bump bump!

Are any of the knitters or crocheters on Ravelry? We should start a Talking Time group.

Hey, my friend who made the chain chomp hat (http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo62/annumd/DSCN2670.jpg) is on that site! If you do end up making a group let me know as she does like many gaming things.

Kate or Die!
11-02-2009, 03:36 PM
I made a 1/4 scale chair for a Halloween/Autumn swap on a doll forum:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/4055965455_08cb79b04c_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3595/4055965337_7afaf79c1b_o.jpg

And I learned how to make very tiny bound books:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/4056707438_d65d995742_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3502/4055965611_4a49fbb84f_o.jpg

These are thread bound, I had previously been making tiny perfect bound books.

Falselogic
11-02-2009, 03:39 PM
Making books is something I've always wanted to do but never got around to learning how to! Was it difficult? Can you recommend a good source?

Kate or Die!
11-02-2009, 03:47 PM
Making books is something I've always wanted to do but never got around to learning how to! Was it difficult? Can you recommend a good source?

I made a tutorial (http://kateordie.com/?p=197) for the perfect bound type...and just learned how to stitch signatures together from this (http://michaelshannon.us/makeabook/index2.html) site. It's really not hard, if you have any questions I can try to answer them.

Falselogic
11-03-2009, 04:32 PM
and seemed cool until the rest of you put up all your actually cool stuff:

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/TT/IMG_1832.jpg http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/TT/IMG_1833.jpg http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/TT/IMG_1834.jpg

I have secrets inside of it! no I'm not showing you what!

Thinaran
11-03-2009, 04:40 PM
Is it a gun?

A small flask of whiskey?

An USB disc containing all your porn?

Falselogic
11-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Is it a gun?

A small flask of whiskey?

An USB disc containing all your porn?

or all of the above / none of the above? I'm not telling!

These ar super easy to make too! just need a razor and wood glue! oh and a lot of patience

Kate or Die!
11-04-2009, 12:18 PM
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/TT/IMG_1834.jpg

I'm actually making one of these for Xmas for my brother...I think I'm going to try to cut out the pages with a jigsaw.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3923634234_f5d9116d65.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3923634234/)

benji, have you ever tried needlepoint? I think your stuff would look fantastic done as needlepoint.

Queen Possum
11-04-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm actually making one of these for Xmas for my brother...I think I'm going to try to cut out the pages with a jigsaw.

We actually learned how to make those in a stage props class I took in college. Our prof advised gluing together all the pages to be cut in advance and then using a jigsaw or Dremmel.

Falselogic
11-04-2009, 03:34 PM
We actually learned how to make those in a stage props class I took in college. Our prof advised gluing together all the pages to be cut in advance and then using a jigsaw or Dremmel.

A jigsaw or dremmel would have been perfect for me if I had either one of those. I did glue all the pages together in advance.

Bit
11-05-2009, 08:42 PM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/mybunnymuffs01.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/mybunnymuffs02.jpg

Today I made bunny ear muffs!

benjibot
11-05-2009, 11:08 PM
benji, have you ever tried needlepoint? I think your stuff would look fantastic done as needlepoint.

You mean like this?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3217/3086916829_d0d7b93590.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3086916829/sizes/m/in/set-72157610752090845/)

It's on plastic canvas and the backgrounds are all stitched too. While I haven't played around with it much, you can do some nifty stuff with patterns. I've been meaning to do more of it.

Kate or Die!
11-07-2009, 07:42 AM
You mean like this?

It's on plastic canvas and the backgrounds are all stitched too. While I haven't played around with it much, you can do some nifty stuff with patterns. I've been meaning to do more of it.

Hmm, sort of. That's done with embroidery floss, right? I'm thinking of the way my mother and grandmother do it - the canvas isn't plastic, and they use a single ply of wool yarn...the effect can be a little old-fashioned, but the pieces just have a certain...I don't know, richness? Like a tapestry almost. Not sure how to describe it. I just think doing a whole scene (figure and background) would look fantastic.

Nerdy
11-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Why haven't I found this thread sooner? I was in a Crafts class last year!Sadly though, I only have three projects I actually uploaded.

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs39/f/2008/315/6/3/School_Project__Majora__s_Mask_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

Sorry about the paint job on the spikes, Some butthead in class decided to mess around with my mask and I tried to cover it up. (Those black ones is where the asshole messed with it.)

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs42/i/2009/061/0/7/Craft_IP__Sign__Day_1_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

I made this for Shinji about March this year. It literally took three classes to finish the whole project and add the finishing touch.

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs45/i/2009/061/9/5/Craft_IP__Sign__Day_2_by_Angill_Rose.jpg
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs42/i/2009/068/6/d/Craft_IP__Sign__Day_4__Finish__by_Angill_Rose.jpg


This next one had countless mistakes in it, next time I paint something onto a box I'm going to lightly draw in pencil first.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs44/i/2009/141/4/5/Craft__Game_Box_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

And this is the inside of the box, my teacher said to fill it with something that reminded me of the outside. I feel like crap about the Boo and Pokeball, every piece of wood I used had some sort of hole in it and I couldn't find the right one for him.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs42/i/2009/141/c/b/Craft__Game_Box__Inside_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

Kate or Die!
12-05-2009, 06:47 AM
I made a tutorial (http://kateordie.com/?p=245) for making tiny bound books...

Lady
12-05-2009, 01:47 PM
Azar can post a picture of the ghost I made him a while back.

while up in the attic cleaning last week, I also found the hilarious PigBot made around the same time.

Last Christmas, while on break, I took the time to get out my old acrylic paints (hahaha, bought most of those back in uh... 3rd grade) and repaint a couple of statues I had rediscovered, also probably in the attic

http://www.snowy-day.net/pictures/things/wizardstatue.jpg
http://www.snowy-day.net/pictures/things/Photo%20133.jpg

of course, I had to take off about three layers of paint off the wizard and five off the maiden. She had blue, white, red, black, I don't remember what all. The trim had been yellow, orange, yellow. I scraped that ceramic and soaked it in alcohol for hours. Luckily I had no sense of finesse as a 10 year old, so the layers were thick. Also, I had acquired some gold glittery paint in the meanwhile, so made the gold trim, you know, gold :D

Then I sprayed them with a coat of clear sealant and damn, I'm still happy with the results a year later :)

nunix
12-05-2009, 01:55 PM
I made a tutorial (http://kateordie.com/?p=197) for the perfect bound type...and just learned how to stitch signatures together from this (http://michaelshannon.us/makeabook/index2.html) site. It's really not hard, if you have any questions I can try to answer them.

Are there any issues with scaling up your tutorials to more traditionally-(or even over-)sized books?

Azar
12-05-2009, 02:09 PM
Azar can post a picture of the ghost I made him a while back.

As you wish!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/69213/web%20pictures/allie-ghost.jpg

"A while back" was like, three and a half years ago now. Man.

Kate or Die!
12-05-2009, 04:11 PM
Are there any issues with scaling up your tutorials to more traditionally-(or even over-)sized books?

Not really, as they're just scaled down versions of the real thing. You'd probably need an awl to punch the holes though, and thicker thread for the binding. There would also be more holes in the spine, and more pages per signature. I really recommend checking out books on bookbinding from a library, as there's several different methods too.

For perfect bound books, there's really no difference whatsoever between full size and mini versions.

EDIT: Also, I learned a lot from taking apart old bound books.

teg
12-06-2009, 07:31 AM
I'm making a Christmas gift for the girl I love.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0021-1.jpg


I've never made jewelry before. This is pretty much just a "first draft", I guess. It needs to be a little bit shorter, I think. It's assembled from a billion different components that I got seperately, so it's hard to think of what they'll look like together.

The "leaves" and heart clash much less in real life, by the way. The leaves have this weird velvety texture that makes them hard to photograph.

benjibot
12-24-2009, 10:54 PM
If you'll indulge me in a bit self-congratulation, here is the Ganon portrait I made for MightyBlue this Festivus season.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/4208296429_abd35e8009.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/4208296429/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2580/4209067662_c3ca22e8b0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/4209067662/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4209073694_d04e429294.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/4209073694/)

He's in a frame that measures 11 inches by 14 inches. I don't know if MightyBlue has figured this out yet, but his eyes glow in the dark.

Mightyblue
12-24-2009, 11:09 PM
Yeah I did, actually. It's sort of freaky in the middle of the night!

benjibot
12-24-2009, 11:58 PM
Yeah I did, actually. It's sort of freaky in the middle of the night!

Mission accomplished.

Rosencrantz
12-25-2009, 12:11 AM
I got some Perler beads for Christmas, so now I can make sprite art!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/beads-slimemegaman.jpg

Queen Possum
12-30-2009, 04:02 PM
I posted a new pattern (http://geeknits.blogspot.com/2009/12/hey-kids-santa-brought-me-nifty-netbook.html) on Ravelry! Yay! Maybe someone will actually pay me cash monies for it!

Edit: In the time it took me to post this, someone bought it! Hot shit!

shivam
12-30-2009, 04:08 PM
wow. that is indeed awesome.

Rosewood
12-31-2009, 02:17 PM
I've been an on-and-off crafter since I was a teenager, and a new influx of spare time made me ask for crafting kits and ideas for Christmas. My brother gave me a HUGE latch hook kit, 4'x2', of a nature scene. (What do you do with those once you're finished with them, anyway? After all that work I wouldn't want it to be trod on.) Also got a cross-stitch/quilted pillow kit, which I'm going to have to ask my sister for help with since I don't have a sewing machine, and some quilling stuff.

Looking forward to some creation next year. Maybe I'll get brave and try designing something!

ChefCthulhu
12-31-2009, 02:32 PM
I did a crap ton of perler this holiday season. I think all said and total I must have done nearly 25,000+ beads worth of it. Will likely be posting pictures of them all later. However with that said I have one major project I want to do for a friend still. A 10k piece image of Rose from Street Fighter. This will be by far the largest image I've done out of perler but will be so worth it if I can manage to get it finished and looking nice.

Also been really tempted to do a perler map of undermountain from Forgotten Realms DnD. However that may still be a bit off as I have to do some massive prep work for that but if done will likely take up the entirety of one of the walls in my office.

Silent Noise
01-13-2010, 03:13 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3923634234_f5d9116d65.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/3923634234/)

I had a pretty awesome request over at my Etsy shop. A fellow wanted a set of buttons from Cave Story. I was all too eager to make this a reality.

Sorry for revival but these are... Benjibot where might I go to place one of these custom orders. Or if I can join in on festivus this year and I happen to get lucky...

Matchstick
01-13-2010, 04:38 PM
Sorry for revival but these are... Benjibot where might I go to place one of these custom orders. Or if I can join in on festivus this year and I happen to get lucky...

Benjibot's Etsy shop is here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/benjibot?ga_search_query=benji&ga_search_type=seller_usernames).

I'm starting down the road of learning to knit. I blame Queen Possum.

Queen Possum
01-13-2010, 05:59 PM
Eff Why Eye, I am in the process of making that Talking Time Ravelry group I mentioned a few pages back, so if any knitters or crocheters have yet to join Ravelry, now would be a good time!

Addendum: It's up now. Search for Talking Time in groups.

benjibot
01-13-2010, 06:06 PM
I've thought about learning to knit myself. Also crochet to make amigurumi but you know... time...

Speaking of which, I really need to get back to those Retro Game Challenge buttons. I shall not abandon you, folks who bought the game at my insistence.

And thanks for the shop link up there.

Balrog
01-13-2010, 06:08 PM
Benjibot's Etsy shop is here (http://www.etsy.com/shop/benjibot?ga_search_query=benji&ga_search_type=seller_usernames).

I'm starting down the road of learning to knit. I blame Queen Possum.

I can see you accidentally sewing your beard into something.

Matchstick
01-13-2010, 06:37 PM
I can see you accidentally sewing your beard into something.

Actually, my first real project is going to be a beard cozy.

I've thought about learning to knit myself. Also crochet to make amigurumi but you know...

I did a bit of crocheting back in high school as well as a small amount of latch-hooking.

Eff Why Eye, I am in the process of making that Talking Time Ravelry group I mentioned a few pages back, so if any knitters or crocheters have yet to join Ravelry, now would be a good time!

Addendum: It's up now. Search for Talking Time in groups.

Why would we want to do this? That's not a smart-ass question. I honestly am wondering what this would be used for.

cortbassist89
01-13-2010, 06:39 PM
Actually, my first real project is going to be a beard cozy.
Beard...cozy? Is that a...cozy for your beard or...a cozy from your beard?

Matchstick
01-13-2010, 06:43 PM
Beard...cozy? Is that a...cozy for your beard or...a cozy from your beard?

You'll just have to wait for the pics to find out.

Queen Possum
01-13-2010, 07:32 PM
Why would we want to do this? That's not a smart-ass question. I honestly am wondering what this would be used for.

<steps on Ravelry soapbox> Ravelry is a pretty great resource, in that it serves as a massive search engine for patterns, yarns, and stores in your area, along with user ratings and feed back. It also allows you to easily keep track of the projects you've worked on, patterns you want to start, and books, needles/hooks, yarn, and other resources you own. If you have yarn in your stash, you can click a button and it'll give you a list of every project linked on the site that you can conceivably make with it. If you have a pattern you want to work on in your queue, it'll tell you what book or website you need to access the pattern, and link everyone else who's done that pattern for you to contact if you have questions. The forums are a great place to get advice or help or even just shoot the proverbial shit. </soapbox>

In summary, Ravelry is pretty great. I highly endorse it.

benjibot
01-13-2010, 08:33 PM
In summary, Ravelry is pretty great. I highly endorse it.

I know, it sounds great. I wish there were a similar service for embroidery. Once upon a time I had a fantasy of making one myself but my kung-fu is not that strong.

Nerdy
01-17-2010, 11:36 AM
We have to make Mardi Gras masks in Art class at school.

It's a WIP, but I'm making Tiana (Princess and the Frog)'s tiara into a masquerade mask!

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/Angill-Rose/TianaMask.jpg


It should be finished sometime next week.

Edit: It's finished!

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/019/0/6/Art_Project__Tiana_Masquerade_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/019/c/c/Tiana__Angle_2_by_Angill_Rose.jpg

Rosencrantz
01-30-2010, 10:34 PM
Since I finished the MM10 set, I started working on MM9. Skull Man and Napalm Man were made a few weeks ago.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_concrete_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_galaxy_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_hornet_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_plug_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_splash_woman.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_jewel_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_napalm_man.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/aett/aett_skull_man.jpg

These are all for sale, by the way, if anyone is interested. I'll make any Robot Master, no problem. Any NES sprite can be made, as well. I've done a few SNES (and one GBA) sprites, too, but most of those are much more complicated.

benjibot
02-06-2010, 11:00 AM
I was commissioned by Violentvixen to make a set of cufflinks for her upcoming wedding:


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4332343923_dd22d34864.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjibot/4332343923/)

Since they're on black fabric I lightened up one of the colors on Quote, wish I'd done the same for Curly. Her feet are a very dark brown.

Violentvixen
02-06-2010, 05:43 PM
So cool. We're excited to get them in the mail, thank you again!

benjibot
02-06-2010, 07:50 PM
I hope I put them together correctly. The posts have a slight angle to them and I didn't know exactly which way it should face as I haven't worn French cuffs since my own wedding.

Matchstick
02-06-2010, 08:14 PM
Good stuff, benji. My foray into knitting has been a bit rocky to start, but I signed up for a beginners class with a friend of mine since I figured that would help me get going more quickly. I had my first class this week, and I really enjoyed it. The last two days I've been practicing and things have been going much more smoothly. Maybe in a couple of months, I'll be posting pictures of the socks I'm working on. :p

Matchstick
02-28-2010, 05:49 PM
Bumping to give an update. I've learned "all the stitches in knitting" according to my class and am working on the final project (a baby hat). I hope I finish it in time for my last class on Thursday. I've got a really busy week ahead, so it's going to be close.

Regardless, while I was doing my homework from the class, I was also working on a super simple scarf from the book that QP recommended to me. It's got a few major mistakes, but for me the point was just to get some experience and get to the end of something. Here's the finished product:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/scarf.jpg

I'm not happy with the blue color, but I had super limited choices when I went to buy the yarn.

Queen Possum
02-28-2010, 05:55 PM
Hooray! Looks great! You will look back on your n00bie mistakes with fondness.

hypharse
02-28-2010, 06:25 PM
Hooray! Looks great! You will look back on your n00bie mistakes with fondness.

I'm pretty sure you'll be looking at my first costume with laughingness

Queen Possum
02-28-2010, 06:36 PM
I'm pretty sure you'll be looking at my first costume with laughingness

YOU'RE MAKING A COSTUME YAY.

teg
03-15-2010, 05:50 PM
I am starting to really enjoy jewelry-making.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0036.jpg


The beads just continue in that pattern. There are thirty of the large ones.

Falselogic
03-18-2010, 02:19 PM
... But I didn't know where else to put on TT the gardening box I just built or the first part of the garden I've put in. The rest will be this weekend when the soil arrives and I can fill the aforementioned box:

Me making sure that everything is even:

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2363.jpg

The completed box:
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2365.jpg

The front garden:

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2366.jpg http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2369.jpg

Matchstick
03-18-2010, 05:05 PM
Whee, gardening! So, what are you going to put into the box? I presume the wire bits are for tomatoes (or something like that).


As for me, I finished up my knitting class and am now without training wheels. The last two projects I did for the class were hats. One flat:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/hat1.jpg

and one in the round:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/hat2a.jpg

The latter turned out okay for the most part. The former has a bunch of problems and I turned it around so you couldn't see the ugly seam (or lack thereof). :p

Queen Possum
03-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Hooray for baby steps!

Falselogic
03-19-2010, 08:51 AM
Whee, gardening! So, what are you going to put into the box? I presume the wire bits are for tomatoes (or something like that).

The wire bits are indeed around tomatoes, they are also around beans... Which have yet to spring forth from their seeds, and the ground. I'm hoping that happens soon.

The plan right now is for the box to have more tomatoes (were working on what grows best in how much light), cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, beans, peppers, basil, melon, and maybe onions or garlic.

Queen Possum
03-21-2010, 03:43 PM
So I just made this, and I can't decide if I want to keep it or Etsy it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4451628615_4526ed6aa3.jpg

Falselogic
03-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Because you really want to know:

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2388.jpg

Bonus picture with Jake! (his name has the exclamation mark in it), now sporting his summer haircut.

http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad289/umbragradius/Random/IMG_2391.jpg

Violentvixen
03-27-2010, 08:34 AM
Bonus picture with Jake! (his name has the exclamation mark in it), now sporting his summer haircut.

AGH THE CUTE.

Well done on the garden, looks awesome.

benjibot
04-03-2010, 04:01 PM
I made something that I think the board might like.

http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/benjibot1/DSC02369.jpg

It's for a swap, so I don't want to post it to Flickr until my swap partner receives it, but I'm just too excited not to share.

devilishleader
04-03-2010, 06:24 PM
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x148/jo-nathan_07/DSC07178-1.jpg
this is what i had to do for my ceramics final

Matchstick
04-05-2010, 10:11 AM
this is what i had to do for my ceramics final

Neat (albeit too large a picture ;) )! How are the bits fused together?

As for me, I've knocked out my next project. A friend is having a baby, so I decided to make a cabled baby hat:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/babyhat.jpg

and some matching socks. The hat went pretty well and is probably the first item that I've made that I'm actually decently happy with. I approach the socks with much trepidation, but I figured since they were baby socks, it wouldn't be a loss of too much work if I had to tear them apart a few times before I figured out how to do it.

I'm slowly building up my skills to do QP's scarf. ;)

Queen Possum
04-05-2010, 03:37 PM
Nice! What yarn is that?

Matchstick
04-05-2010, 04:12 PM
Nice! What yarn is that?

You could check my Ravelry projects. ;) It's Sweet Caroline from Plymouth (http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/plymouth-yarn-sweet-caroline).

Queen Possum
04-05-2010, 06:34 PM
Oh yes duh.

devilishleader
04-05-2010, 09:00 PM
Neat (albeit too large a picture ;) )! How are the bits fused together?

it's held together with black grout the tiles were either leftovers from other peoples projects or pieces I broke. It was really fun final very different using clay

Falselogic
04-19-2010, 09:45 AM
So the wife updated her blog with more pics of our garden... Which is just now starting to come into its own as winter finally seems to be receding...

You can see it here (http://cookingcampus.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/how-does-my-garden-grow/).

Matchstick
05-07-2010, 09:38 PM
A friend is having a baby, so I made a hat and some booties:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/aviatrix.jpg

http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/booties1.jpg

teg
05-13-2010, 03:59 PM
Okay, so at work we did this Children's Miracle Network donation run to collect money for charity. Every customer who donated signed a paper decal that had an image from Avatar on it of Jake riding one a Banshee, which are supposed to inevitably be put on display. There's a district contest to see which store can come up with the best possible display.

What did I make for our store?

GIANT
PAPER
SPACE
DRAGON

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF2002-1.jpg

And yes, every name is visible. It's about three feet long and contains well over a hundred of those decals. Next I'm making a few little floating rocks to hang around it, and then it's going out on the selling floor.

More pics later.

Ghost from Spelunker
05-13-2010, 05:02 PM
I made something that I think the board might like.

http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae350/benjibot1/DSC02369.jpg

It's for a swap, so I don't want to post it to Flickr until my swap partner receives it, but I'm just too excited not to share.

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Kirin
05-14-2010, 07:34 AM
GIANT
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DRAGON

Sweet. Is that all just folding and tape, or did you use anything else for structural integrity?

teg
05-14-2010, 07:47 AM
Sweet. Is that all just folding and tape, or did you use anything else for structural integrity?there's a few items lodged inside of it to ensure it doesn't fall apart, but for the most part it stays together on its own. Nothing has been cut, only folded, and the names written on the cards are all visible.

Comb Stranger
05-14-2010, 10:15 AM
http://wombatsamurai.aisites.com/Art/Murphy_16.jpg

The first thing I ever welded, a wearable samurai helmet. It was supposed to be made from found objects (and look like it), hence the obvious spoons and rackmounts and so on.

I also make custom models (I play 40k too), though my camera broke and I don't have any photos on hand. Also other stuff; I'll try to get pichshurs.

nunix
06-19-2010, 04:50 PM
Heeyyyy clothy-sew-y crafters, I have a question!

I'm looking for some kind of coarse + light cotton fabric for making some summer shirts from. I think what I want is some kind of knitted cotton? But I don't know anything about fabrics so's have no clue what names to look for. Anyone got an idea as to something that might fit the bill? (the closest I've come is pique cotton, like with some polo shirts, but I don't know what else there is)

Warg
06-19-2010, 05:16 PM
Sadly, I can't make any recommendations there, nunix -- but just in case you don't get an answer from here (and don't let that stop anyone from giving a recommendation) --

-- you might actually just be able to get some recommendations from the floor reps at a local fabric store. Even the folks at chain stores like JoAnn's or Hancock Fabrics should be able to help -- though, of course, your mileage may vary, and they'll work with what fabrics they have on hand. (EDIT: ... or, shoot, have you already tried that?)

Hopefully, you won't need to special-order a bolt of the exact fabric you're looking for.

tungwene
06-19-2010, 06:30 PM
How nice do you mean by nice cotton. If your local fabric store chain doesn't cut it Etsy is a great place to expand your selection and the vendors will be just as qualified to answer your questions. The bf ordered kimono scraps and some nice fabric from there that he commisioned someone locally to make a vest for him. It turned out pretty nice.

Kate or Die!
08-20-2010, 04:40 PM
Okay, this is a super nerdy hobby but bear with me.
I just finished making the little hat, out of hemp cord and Dixie cups. The doll itself comes blank, but I painted her face and tattoos. The mermaid tattoo is a little over an inch tall.

http://kateordie.com/pics/strawhat/webIMG_4378.jpg

Mazian
08-21-2010, 05:44 PM
I learned how to use a laser cutter today.

http://talkingtime.s3.amazonaws.com/misc/metrocard.jpg

Queen Possum
08-26-2010, 07:21 PM
I got to use my degree tonight:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4139/4931104702_589c75950c.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4931104672_1f08d83d2b.jpg

Just pinned in place, still need to sew. Not nearly as much of a bitch as my sister's costume last year.

Naturally, this is also happening:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4930514411_813ab06d76.jpg

Still need to go over his streaks a couple more times, and make his widdle cape.

Queen Possum
10-27-2010, 12:00 PM
So do any of you needlecrafters have a good resource for cross stitch patterns that are less teddy bears and inspirational messages with lighthouses and more something awesome? I know I saw a book of patterns at Borders a few years ago, but I can't remember what it's called, and Hobby Lobby doesn't deign to carry anything cool.

teg
11-25-2010, 12:41 PM
In my absence I realized how much I need a hobby. Can anyone recommend a good starting point for learning how to sew?

Queen Possum
11-25-2010, 05:10 PM
In my absence I realized how much I need a hobby. Can anyone recommend a good starting point for learning how to sew?

You will need a pin cushion. Start by sewing one. (http://www.purlbee.com/very-easy-pincushions/) After that, most sewing pattern lines have simple patterns you can try.

Bit
11-25-2010, 05:33 PM
I use my Chi Chai Monchan as a pincushion.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/sewingarea02.jpg

He he he. >=D

I think a pincushion is a nice first project, too, though!
Another easy thing to sew is a strawberry; and these are good instructions: http://breadandbuttons.typepad.com/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Strawberry%20Tutorial%20word.pdf

Queen Possum
11-25-2010, 10:33 PM
My intro costuming class started you out sewing your own pincushions and hats. We also made a simple kimono-style bathrobe, not unlike this one (http://kimonorobe.org/kimono-fabric), which has a lot of sewing, but is by and large simple straight lines. It's an incredibly gratifying project just because of the size of it, but it's relatively easy.

Luana
11-26-2010, 12:38 AM
So do any of you needlecrafters have a good resource for cross stitch patterns that are less teddy bears and inspirational messages with lighthouses and more something awesome? I know I saw a book of patterns at Borders a few years ago, but I can't remember what it's called, and Hobby Lobby doesn't deign to carry anything cool.

I didn't realize we had this thread! Yay!

Anyway, the most prominent of the awesome needlecraft pattern-sites is Sublime Stitching (http://www.sublimestitching.com/). I bought the Unicorn Believer (http://www.sublimestitching.com/unicornbeliever.html) pdf to dress up some dish towels for my boyfriend's apartment... which totally reminds me, I need to finish those! D:

Warg
11-26-2010, 01:02 AM
In my absence I realized how much I need a hobby. Can anyone recommend a good starting point for learning how to sew?

Nothin' like trial & error.

Though, yeah, that pincushion project might look like a good start. [I've just bought tomato pincushions, admittedly, or used a scrap piece of fabric or such.] Out of curiosity, though, what kinds of projects are you aiming for?

benjibot
11-27-2010, 07:59 PM
So do any of you needlecrafters have a good resource for cross stitch patterns that are less teddy bears and inspirational messages with lighthouses and more something awesome? I know I saw a book of patterns at Borders a few years ago, but I can't remember what it's called, and Hobby Lobby doesn't deign to carry anything cool.

Are you thinking of Subversive Cross Stitch (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/) perhaps?

Personally I roll my own, though I've done nothing more exciting than arrange letters to fit or convert a PNG file of a sprite into a pattern.

If there's something in particular you'd like to make I might could be able to help you. I can definitely produce a chart for (most) any 2D video game sprite you'd ever want.

Queen Possum
11-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Are you thinking of Subversive Cross Stitch (http://www.subversivecrossstitch.com/) perhaps?

Personally I roll my own, though I've done nothing more exciting than arrange letters to fit or convert a PNG file of a sprite into a pattern.

If there's something in particular you'd like to make I might could be able to help you. I can definitely produce a chart for (most) any 2D video game sprite you'd ever want.

Yeah, something like that, although I was thinking less samplers or sage wisdom, and more robots/pixel art/tattoos/etc images. Stuff that's cute and fun but not the saccharine stuff you get at chain craft stores.

Luana
11-28-2010, 10:52 AM
Yeah, something like that, although I was thinking less samplers or sage wisdom, and more robots/pixel art/tattoos/etc images. Stuff that's cute and fun but not the saccharine stuff you get at chain craft stores.

In that case, Sublime Stitching sounds right up your alley. I mean, if you want to pay for the patterns, that is (which I will do because they're that good).

Rosewood
12-05-2010, 06:32 PM
Finished a crocheted baby blanket for a coworker yesterday. Since my apartment is disgusting, I can't take a picture of it to put up here. You'll have to take my word for it!

It's the first craft project I've finished in something like ten years, so I'm pretty happy.

Next: something I can't talk about 'til after the Holidays.

MarsDragon
12-05-2010, 08:48 PM
My mom and sister asked me to make them these wristwarmers (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/PATTrani.php) for Christmas. All well and good, I grab some blue sock yarn I have lying around, wander off to the bead store, and get two cases each of gold and silver seed beads. I spent a good two hours tonight stringing on both tubes of the gold ones.

Beads I have: 530. Beads I need for one wristwarmer: 540.

Sigh.

Rosewood
12-06-2010, 07:52 AM
I love Knitty! Even if I can't make anything they publish, I love looking at their colors and designs.

Queen Possum
12-07-2010, 04:28 PM
My mom and sister asked me to make them these wristwarmers (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer09/PATTrani.php) for Christmas. All well and good, I grab some blue sock yarn I have lying around, wander off to the bead store, and get two cases each of gold and silver seed beads. I spent a good two hours tonight stringing on both tubes of the gold ones.

Beads I have: 530. Beads I need for one wristwarmer: 540.

Sigh.

Eep. That's one reason I stay away from beaded knitting. It always calls for redonkulous quantities.

Kirin
12-08-2010, 09:36 AM
You know, I'm pretty sure you could skimp on five beads each somewhere in that pattern without anyone noticing...

Matchstick
12-12-2010, 09:23 PM
I'm working on a shawl for my wife:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/shawl.jpg

Balrog
12-12-2010, 10:26 PM
How many times have you accidentally knitted your scraggly beard into that thing? Ballpark?

Knight
12-12-2010, 11:39 PM
What yarn did you use for that, Matchstick? My wife thinks it's pretty and wants to know. =)

Rosewood
12-13-2010, 08:15 AM
Nice-looking wrist shawl there, Matchstick :D

Seriously, though, wow. That's going to be very pretty.

Bit
12-14-2010, 08:07 PM
I made a strawberry wreath using this method (http://own-two-hands.livejournal.com/33356.html) and some cute strawberry gift bags!

I used craft wire instead of a wire hanger, though.

http://berry.necronopticous.com/mondatime/berrywreath1.jpg

http://berry.necronopticous.com/mondatime/berrywreath2.jpg

Matchstick
12-14-2010, 08:12 PM
How many times have you accidentally knitted your scraggly beard into that thing? Ballpark?

Accidentally?

What yarn did you use for that, Matchstick? My wife thinks it's pretty and wants to know. =)

It's from Three Irish Girls (http://www.threeirishgirls.com/). The colorway is Canyon and the weight is a fingering weight called Glenhaven Cashmerino. They do amazing work, although it's all hand-dyed stuff and can be pricey compared to what some people use.

Nice-looking wrist shawl there, Matchstick :D

Seriously, though, wow. That's going to be very pretty.

Thanks.

teg
12-14-2010, 09:25 PM
I suddenly have this weird urge to sculpt. I will act upon it when it is not 1:30 in the morning.

Mazian
12-21-2010, 09:41 PM
I also drew strawberry Christmas ornaments that I wish were real.

http://www.necronopticous.com/ichigoyummy/mondatime/berryornaments01.png

One day! >=O

You know, those would make pretty neat ornaments.

http://magnet.ofb.net/tmp/berryornament1.jpg

Maybe ones about this big.
http://magnet.ofb.net/tmp/berryornament2.jpg

(please excuse lousy-contrast cell phone camera pictures; they're really made from brighter colored acrylic)

Confidential to Monda: PM me your address and I'll send you a set!

Bit
12-21-2010, 09:45 PM
They're peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerfect! I almost peed on myself just now! http://berry.necronopticous.com/pixel/bullet2.gif

Ghost from Spelunker
12-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Christmas craft project made out of a sock I put off to the last minute:

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh314/naivetotodile/Caterpillar2010small.jpg

The hardest part was attaching eight legs, and that just took time.



PS. Dear Mods, can this thread be moved to the "Other Things>Everything" forum? So it can be next to the "Random Arting Thread?"

Bit
12-27-2010, 12:35 PM
It's cute! A good idea for doggie toys, especially!

Confidential to Monda: PM me your address and I'll send you a set!
I just received them. They really are perfect! Thank you!

http://berry.necronopticous.com/mondatime/berryornament_red.jpg

http://berry.necronopticous.com/mondatime/berryornament_white.jpg

Kirin
12-27-2010, 01:34 PM
This really belongs in the "revelations" thread, but:

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Bit is Monda.

yes yes yes

Bit
12-27-2010, 02:01 PM
http://berry.necronopticous.com/other/tronbit-yes.png

Lady
12-28-2010, 11:16 AM
PS. Dear Mods, can this thread be moved to the "Other Things>Everything" forum? So it can be next to the "Random Arting Thread?"

Pleeeeeeeeease! (seconding)

Balrog
12-28-2010, 11:23 AM
Pleeeeeeeeease! (seconding)

Thirding!

Excitemike
12-28-2010, 01:21 PM
File under "Talking about other things"-> "User Created"
It is time for a thing.

Matchstick
12-28-2010, 10:23 PM
More progress on the shawl I'm working on. 4 of 6 repeats down:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/shawl2.jpg

Bit
12-29-2010, 08:13 AM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m285/fofonda/pixel/usagi/h-usabonbon.gif

Rosewood
01-04-2011, 09:05 AM
Knit dishcloths! Gaugeless and small-scale, perfect for a slow/lousy/dilettante knitter. I made a few for my sister a couple years ago (I kept the squirrely ones, which work just as well as the nice ones and last forever!), and am making a few more for other gifts now.

The current one has cables, which I've never tried and which seem to involve a decent amount of confusion, dropped stitches and cussing. But it's getting easier the more I do, and the cables definitely look cable-like, if a bit stretched-out and funky looking.

I'm only on my second dishcloth, will post a pic when I've got a good set to show off!

Matchstick
01-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Cables are not hard to do, but from all the explanations I've read they're apparently hard to teach.

Rosewood
01-05-2011, 08:16 AM
Yeah, now that I'm about 1/3 of the way through this dishcloth they're slow, but not all that difficult. Holding a third needle while working with the other two was tricky at first, no worries now, and it's cool to see the design form as I go along.

Queen Possum
01-06-2011, 06:17 PM
Should any of you feel the need to knit your own Percy like the one I made Garrison for Festivus, I've posted the pattern (http://geeknits.blogspot.com/2011/01/dreaded-percy.html) on my blog.

teg
01-09-2011, 12:43 PM
Fabric paint is a bitch to work with.

Specifically, dimensional fabric paint. It's the only thing I could find in the colour I wanted, for reasons that will become clear if I ever finish and post what I'm making.

Kate or Die!
01-09-2011, 01:22 PM
For painting on fabric, I mix my regular acrylic paints with Golden GAC 900 fabric medium. That way I'm not limited to certain colors, I can mix whatever I please.

teg
01-09-2011, 02:32 PM
for reasons that will become clear if I ever finish and post what I'm making.Seriously. All will be revealed.
...That's a good idea, though.

Also, I figured out that it's easier if you squeeze it on, wait until it's partially dried, and THEN brush it flat.

teg
01-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Ha ha oh wow.

I messed it up really badly, so I'll just say it: I was making a TRON tie using glow in the dark fabric paint. I goofed up the masking, but I think I know how I can do it if I ever decide to try again.

Matchstick
01-16-2011, 11:56 PM
Just finished a hat I made for myself. I really dig the pattern, but the colorway made it hard to get a detailed picture of all the cabling.

http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/habitat.jpg

Balrog
01-17-2011, 05:51 AM
Dude, why is that not your avatar?

Matchstick
01-17-2011, 07:57 AM
Dude, why is that not your avatar?

It's a little too Blair Witch.

Rosewood
01-28-2011, 10:27 PM
It had been awhile since I'd dealt with my nickel allergy, so kinda forgot about it, and here I am with some nice DPNs I can't use. This set (http://www.knitpicks.com/needles/6_Nickel_Plated_Double_Pointed_Knitting_Needle_Set __D90298.html) free to the first person to send me a PM.

EDIT: Taken.

Matchstick
02-03-2011, 06:42 PM
More progress on the shawl I'm working on. 4 of 6 repeats down:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/shawl2.jpg

I mistakenly replaced my progress photo, so it's now a completion photo, so, hey, shawl completed! :p

Nerdy
02-03-2011, 07:44 PM
That's gorgeous, Matchstick, you did a really great job!

Mazian
02-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Perhaps one of you crafty sorts can help me with a repair job. I have a metal-backed pin, where the (straight) pin has snapped away. I'm not sure how it was attached before, but there's a bit of brown residue that looks like it could have been an adhesive. Any recommended ideas for reattaching the pin in a manner at least as secure as its original state?

Kate or Die!
02-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Epoxy should probably do the trick, try getting a putty (rather than liquid) type, like PC-7. Or you could try soldering.

Rosewood
02-10-2011, 08:22 AM
I tried knitting socks a couple years ago, and got discouraged with it (and knitting in general) when I knitted three Mobius strips in a row. Here I am today, with what I hope to be a better attitude (come down to it, it's no more than time and a few bucks at stake), a vanilla sock recipe, and some worsted wool, and so far, success! I tried to be more conscientious and checked my cast-on and join about 50 times to make certain it wasn't Mobius time again, and now have some really cute ribbing on the needles.

pics when I have more than a half-inch of ribbing to show off

Nerdy
02-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Here's the current progress on my Senior Project!
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2011/041/2/5/costume_progress_2_10_11_by_stitchpunk_17-d399hkm.png

tungwene
02-10-2011, 07:58 PM
Sewing project! Nice! What sort of assignment is your senior project?

Nerdy
02-10-2011, 08:10 PM
My school just requires a senior project in order for us to graduate. It can be either desired career related, a learning experience, or just personal interest.

Mine somewhat fits into all three categories, cause Costume Design is a major I want to do if I don't get my first desired major. :) So it can basically be anything. Students in my class are doing projects like learning to be an EMT, building a computer and learning how to be a nurse.

The project runs about all year long with a schedule as follows:

October: Letter of Intent (Hey, can I do this? If it's accepted, time to log your hours!)
October-March: Project itself (While logging hours, 15 hours is a C, 30+ hours is an A. Currently, I have 22, and my project's not halfway done yet.)
January: Research Paper (Something having to do with your project, even in the slightest. My project was inspired by Shane Acker's 9 (it's a fancharacter costume), so my research paper was on animated females from Disney. Which is kinda weird, since my first idea was analyzing old Disney cartoons and it was counted as a history paper, which was invalid, and I wanted to do the importance of costume design, which was too hard.)
February: Writing Speeches (Basically "This was my project, I did this, and that, and some of this.")
March: Portfolios (Showing evidence (receipts, pictures, etc), our letter of intent, speech and finished project.)
May: Presentations (The big day of showing our finished projects to the school and having the projects judged by committee, which is 500+ people in the city. It's also a competition to see whose project is best, most creative, etc. Sucky thing; it's always 2 days after Prom and everyone is stressed out.)

tungwene
02-10-2011, 08:27 PM
Sounds cool that your school let's you guys do a big project that is rooted in students' interest though I agree with you it's kind of silly the reason your first paper idea was rejected.

Queen Possum
02-10-2011, 08:52 PM
Mine somewhat fits into all three categories, cause Costume Design is a major I want to do if I don't get my first desired major. :) So it can basically be anything. Students in my class are doing projects like learning to be an EMT, building a computer and learning how to be a nurse.

Fuck yeah costume design majors. *internet air five*

I wish I'd thought to do something like that for my senior project. I did some stupid bullshit about print journalism, and then my mentor decided not to sign off on my project the day before I had to turn it in for no apparent reason. In which case I would have failed high school or some shit.

Senior project. Blargh.

Nerdy
02-10-2011, 10:24 PM
Fuck yeah costume design majors. *internet air five*

I wish I'd thought to do something like that for my senior project. I did some stupid bullshit about print journalism, and then my mentor decided not to sign off on my project the day before I had to turn it in for no apparent reason. In which case I would have failed high school or some shit.

Senior project. Blargh.
Booyah! (http://www.ihighfive.com/)

That seriously sucks. I had to turn mine in 3 days late because my mentor was sick. D:

teg
02-11-2011, 12:34 PM
WIP

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0003-2.jpg


Either I FIGHT FOR THE USERS or I'm OUT TO GET THAT FULLMETAL BRAT; depending on your particular brand of nerdiness. I'm going to add more to the back and abdomen.

teg
02-13-2011, 09:02 AM
Finished!

There's a slight wrinkle on the edge of the "spine" that bugs me. Otherwise, I like it.
Also, when printing the back circle, I had enough of the page left over to print off another design. I think I'll go get another shirt so I can use it!

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0004-2.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0005.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0006.jpg

The stuff on the back isn't actually crooked, the shirt's just kind of thrown on the floor because I had no way of taking a good photo of my back.
Oh, and there's two of those abdominal details. You just can't see them both at the same time since they're on either side of the body.

teg
02-13-2011, 11:10 AM
anudder one

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89/CX-Neo/DSCF0007.jpg

Warg
02-21-2011, 07:16 PM
t-shirts
Been meaning to ask -- are you printing iron-on appliqués here?

Matchstick
03-30-2011, 09:50 PM
Finished two items in the last few days. A pair of socks for Mrs. Match:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/msockblock.jpg

and a very tiny sweater:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/tinysweater.jpg

SlimJimm
03-30-2011, 10:45 PM
Finger sweater

Kate or Die!
03-31-2011, 01:57 PM
I am in awe of your tiny sweater skills. There's definitely a niche market for itsy bitsy sweaters.

MarsDragon
05-07-2011, 05:42 PM
So, I made some yarn.

These are the first two skeins! (http://imgur.com/M39qM) They're two ply, because to make them I spun two separate singles and then spun them together and hoped the colours would match up. This didn't really work as well as I hoped, and the blue is a fair bit more mixed than I wanted. (yes, it's hard to tell because cameraphone. Just trust me.)

Close-up of the first two. (http://imgur.com/iKrdI)

Then I made these. (http://imgur.com/idvCb) This is after I learned to Navajo-ply, which is pretty much made for making colourways synch up. They are much, much better, both in colour AND in how soft and bouncy they are.

Close-up on one. (http://imgur.com/ZT1IW) Notice how much thicker and fluffier it is. I don't usually like pink, but I really like how this one stripes up like candy.

I'm very pleased with how these turned out, though I don't have a clue how much I have. I'm thinking I'll just make something rectangular and go until I run out of yarn.

Nerdy
05-07-2011, 07:56 PM
Those all look like a lot of fun to work with!

Matchstick
07-09-2011, 10:37 PM
Finally finished a pair of socks for myself:
http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/insom_done2.jpg

Lady
07-12-2011, 03:09 PM
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/crochetopus-lola.jpghttp://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/crochetopus.jpg
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/stuff/others/crochetopus-lola1.jpg

:3 8E (http://thekansashooker.blogspot.com/2009/06/free-octopus-pattern.html)
thinking back on it, if I had done one side of the tentacles with two strands of blue, then the other half with two strands of white, it would've looked how I wanted, with one color curling around the other, instead of just mixing together when I used one strand of each for all of it

Matchstick
07-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Nice octopus.

Balrog
07-12-2011, 07:12 PM
OOOOOH I WANT ONE!

Kishi
07-12-2011, 07:21 PM
Pretty much a Muumuu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahmce82P00A).

Lady
07-12-2011, 07:57 PM
OOOOOH I WANT ONE!

I'm wearing the shirt I harvested the beads from, and they really stand out as missing :| Not sure what I should do with it

Lady
07-15-2011, 10:35 PM
http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/pictures/things/sealife.jpg http://snowy-day.brontoforum.us/pictures/things/marshall-squid.jpg

I finished this (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380268.msg4498228#msg4498228) squid just in time for my childhood friend's baby shower tomorrow!

(that pattern has a few mistakes, and is unnecessarily complicated and I used a technique I learned from the octopus to do curly tentacles, but it was pretty good otherwise~ I even learned how I've been doing rows wrong since I was 8!)

Lady
07-18-2011, 04:45 PM
hehe, you can tell I've been hiding inside away from the heat and the sun.

Thinking of autumn, I made a beret. I have a reaaaaally slouchy purple one that I love, but it never hurts to have additional colors. I was afraid this one would blend in with my hair too much, but it turns out to be several shades lighter.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1XmVRg1TV2U/TiSl2E7WsSI/AAAAAAAAATQ/AFrsG49IZvE/s576/IMAG0213.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lPzr-MwjQec/TiSmttolhFI/AAAAAAAAATU/og3rh43nwUQ/s800/IMAG0212.jpg
http://www.snowy-day.net/pictures/things/beret.jpg

If you look at the first picture closely, you'll see that it happens to be an 11-gon. wtf, I know right? Why 11 and not 12?

Matchstick
08-03-2011, 09:08 PM
Whee, more socks for me!

http://www.arglebargle.com/mage/images/finalgansey.jpg

caviar.n.cigarettes
08-17-2011, 07:26 AM
Query, craftsy Tyrants: I recently StumbledUpon a DIY shrug made from a t-shirt, which seems pretty basic for even a non-sewer like myself. Perhaps the most complicated bit would be the space to run a ribbon through to sinch the thing together (I'm not presently looking at the pattern to say what this is exactly called, so hopefully I described that well enough). But, since I'm not a sewer, I have no sewing machine, and don't forsee having room in my budget for one. Should I attempt this by hand, damn the potentially disasterous consequences, or should I enlist the help of an able-sewer friend? How hard is sewing a semi-straight line?

SpoonyBardOL
08-17-2011, 08:53 AM
I originally posted this in the random arting thread since the forum search feature brought me there when I looked for 'Perler Beads', but maybe this would've been the more appropriate place to ask? Anyway:

I've gotten the urge to make some of those bead sprites lately and I'm considering getting the Perler Beads from Amazon (I can't find em locally, from where I've looked), and I'm just wondering where would be a good place to start?

One of the giant assorted packs? Buy a bunch of individual colors (packs of 1000 single-color beads seem to be, like, $3.21 Canadian) and the fusing board? (would this board (http://www.amazon.ca/Perler-Fusion-Bead-Pegboards-Pkg-Square/dp/B003W0PI7A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1312885903&sr=8-3) be large enough for most sprites? I'm looking to go at least as large as the NES Robot Masters)

Or is there a better place online to get them?


If I were to buy all the available colors from Amazon.ca, plus an extra black or two because of how much they'll be used, then it'll come to about $70. Which is quite a bit for starting off, so I wonder if I should stick to colors that would be more common in NES sprites first.

Falselogic
08-17-2011, 09:19 AM
I originally posted this in the random arting thread since the forum search feature brought me there when I looked for 'Perler Beads', but maybe this would've been the more appropriate place to ask? Anyway:




If I were to buy all the available colors from Amazon.ca, plus an extra black or two because of how much they'll be used, then it'll come to about $70. Which is quite a bit for starting off, so I wonder if I should stick to colors that would be more common in NES sprites first.

You should PM Chef Cthulhu he does the perlor sprite art and knows all about this sort of thing!

Lady
08-27-2011, 10:19 PM
Four years ago I did endeavor to undertake the fabrication of such a garment as this (http://www.rostitchery.com/infinity-dress.html).

And I failed miserably. And in looking through my bookmarks folder, I have found it again, and still it taunts me, tempts me to squander my money and my time in attempting foolish seamstressery.

SpoonyBardOL
09-06-2011, 12:13 PM
Hooray! My Perler Beads and Pegboards arrived today!

I won't be making any attempts at complex stuff until I've had some time to mess with it and figure it out. But hopefully I'll get to make some beadsprites soon.

Though I just noticed that out of all the colors I ordered, I forgot peach. Y'know, skin color. Dah! That'll limit what I can do for awhile until I go to order more.

Büge
09-06-2011, 01:01 PM
You can still make zombies!

SpoonyBardOL
09-06-2011, 03:12 PM
Welp, I didn't feel like waiting, so I decided to try a simple sprite.

First impressions:

-Wow, these beads are smaller than I thought.
-Resealable sandwich bags work wonders for storage.
-I'ma want to buy some tweezers to make placing them a bit easier.

But in the end I got my first pattern down:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Met01.png

Next came the ironing, which was tricky to set properly. I may still need some tweaking there, since as you can see the middle part of the sprite was melted far more than the rest:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Met02.png

But still! I completed a Bead Sprite, and I am exuberant!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Met03.png

Well... maybe exuberant isn't the right word. I'm not sure what expression I was going for there, but it was the only self-shot that didn't turn into a blurry mess. This may very well be the first time I've shown myself to Talking Time, so HI TALKING TIME.

To get:

Tweezers
Peach Beads
More better Orange Beads (since Simpsons Yellow doesn't quite match Mets)

Lady
09-06-2011, 10:56 PM
it's still very strange to think of beading things like that, rather than using vinyl string to make lanyards and keychains like these
http://i.imgur.com/EkPtZ.jpg

but, neat all the same!

SpoonyBardOL
09-07-2011, 02:54 PM
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Slime01.png

A BEAD SPRITE DRAWS NEAR!

COMMAND?

I tweaked my iron a bit, and this time the sprite came out a lot better. While the colored beads were totally 'sealed', the black ones seemed to refuse to do so. I got the same result when I tried to re-iron the Metool. The yellow and 'white' (ok it's kind of clear, it was the best I could find) sealed well enough, but the black refused to. I wonder if it's just something to do with that color?

I'd like to try doing something more complicated, like a Robot Master. It would be a multiple pegboard project, though.

Kirin
09-08-2011, 09:13 AM
You mean like these?

http://kirin.nalimara.net/pics/festivus08/08megamagnets.jpg

You might be able to ask Brickroad for tips; he graced me with this awesomeness for Festivus '08.

SpoonyBardOL
09-08-2011, 04:13 PM
For now I'm just wondering if it would be better to assemble four pegboards together when I need to go that large, or construct each piece of the sprite on its own before fusing them together.

But, for now, I found a Robot Master that can fit on a single pegboard, no messing around with multi-board shenanigans yet.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/MetalMan01.png

Colors are a bit off, since I don't have peach yet yellow was the closest I had to it, but since yellow was one of Metal Man's main colors I had to bump THAT up to orange.

Once again, the colors sealed over fine, but the black beads stubbornly remain open. I guess it must be something to do with their composition.

Kirin
09-09-2011, 09:02 AM
Of course, whether you even want the holes sealed is just an aesthetic choice; as you might be able to see in my photo, Brick made the unheated side the "front" in his (and they do have a definite front since he put magnets on the back).

I get that having everything melt out to squares gives a more "pixel" look, but then again no matter what you do some bits will melt unevenly compared to others (and as you've noted the black beads are much sturdier), so the cold side will tend to give a more even look. Kind of a toss-up in the end I'd say, at least for sprite-based designs.

SpoonyBardOL
09-10-2011, 09:06 AM
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/GutsMan01.png http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/GutsMan02.png

Decided to try Guts Man next. If I was going to attempt one of the larger Robot Masters, I might as well start with the original large Robot Master.

I didn't attempt to fully 'seal' all the colored beads this time, just to see how it would turn out. Though a few were almost completely closed regardless.

It nearly came apart on me when I tried to take off the parchment paper too quickly after the first pass, but some delicate repositioning salvaged it.

Like Metal Man, Guts Man's colors aren't quite right, but I guess I'll never have access to every potential color I might want to use. I've already ordered a second batch of beads to fill as much as possible that I didn't get the first time around. I can't believe of all the things I forgot, I never got a good dark blue. Plenty of light blues, but no dark blue. That'll hamper what I can make until the new batch arrives. I also ordered a proper white, as I double-checked my order form from the first batch and noticed I only got 'Pearl' and 'Clear'.

SpoonyBardOL
09-23-2011, 05:14 PM
I haven't made any beadsprites in awhile since I was waiting for a second shipment of all the other colors I didn't get the first time around.

And they came today, so I made Knight Man:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/KnightMan02.png

And a Metroid for good measure:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Metroid.png

Much like Guts Man, Knight Man nearly came apart on me around the edges of each pegboard, as a result I panicked a bit and ironed the center a bit too much. Funny, while black beads take a lot of heat and time to melt, white beads are nearly the total opposite.

Now, I have about all the colors I'd need to make most anything. Though I'm going through the black beads quickly. Really should have gotten more with the the second order...

SpoonyBardOL
09-25-2011, 07:51 AM
Hey another one!

I wonder if I should keep spamming this thread, or create a new one for Bead-Sprite shenanigans?

Anyway. I decided to move up to a 16-bit sprite this time! And it's the largest one yet! It had its own share of problems, especially when it came to color-matching.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Bowser01.png

First image is kinda dark, but there's the completed sprite on the pegboards. Bowser's sprite from Super Mario All-Stars actually has six different shades of green, while I only had 3 to work with. The green on his skin and the green on his shell are supposed to be different, with his skin-green being a bit more yellow than his shell-green, but I had to make them identical for the purposes of this beadsprite. Still, I think it looks alright.

I'm sure color-matching is a common problem for folks who have been doing this longer than me.

However! When I started ironing, disaster struck!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Bowser02.png

Noooooooooooooooo! I knocked the pegboard on the right there by accident, and the results are plain to see.

I had to grab my tweezers and make some frantic adjustments in order to save it, as the rest of the beadsprite that was heated was starting to warp upward. I quickly flattened the rest of the sprite, ironed it just to keep it together, then placed something flat and heavy on top of that portion. Then I reset the pegboard and started the delicate process of re-assembling the broken part of the sprite. The already-heated portions fought me the entire way, but eventually got it back together again. And!

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Bowser03.png

Success! The King of the Koopas now rests with the rest of my sprites.

Kirin
09-26-2011, 10:54 AM
I like how you had a major time-sensitive disaster, but paused to document it for us in photographic form before fixing it. I feel special!

Rosewood
09-26-2011, 01:23 PM
I like how you had a major time-sensitive disaster, but paused to document it for us in photographic form before fixing it. I feel special!

Heh, I was thinking exactly the same thing, but didn't say anything 'cause I figured the thought was just a side effect of not being a Twitter person.

SpoonyBardOL
09-27-2011, 03:35 AM
I wouldn't have, if I didn't have the 3DS right there and still in Camera mode.

Besides, I felt it important to show how these things can go horribly wrong when you're not careful, for anyone who has never done them before.

SpoonyBardOL
10-02-2011, 07:52 AM
Perhaps I'll make this a weekly thing.

Anyway, I attempted another 16-bit bead sprite. I searched and found only one other beadsprite for this character, so I felt he needed a bit more exposure.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Goemon.png

I used his Ganbare Goemon 3 & 4 sprite, as it's a bit smaller than his GG2 sprite.

Like Bowser, color-matching was a bit of an issue. I made up a simple image of all the bead colors I currently have:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/BeadPalette.png

So as I was matching the colors I'd need for Goemon, I wound up making one other major change to his sprite:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/GoemonComparison-1.png

The lighter color on his robe, which I eliminated entirely since I just didn't have anything that fit. I thought of using my light peach/pink on the bottom row, but it was far too bright compared to the only red I had on hand, and the sprite looked better by replacing it with the same red that was already there.

But it turned out well all the same, and this one didn't come apart while ironing either!

SpoonyBardOL
10-10-2011, 03:44 PM
Hey guys, you know what would make good Halloween decorations?

Castlevania sprites.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/ZombieSkeleton.png

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Bat.png

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Dracula.png

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Frankenstein.png

Of the lot, I think the bat is my favorite, actually. As far as looking like a decoration goes.

It should come as no surprise that Frankenstein was the trickiest of these to do, as it took three pegboards (http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i111/SpoonyBardOL/Beadz/Frankenstein2.png) to complete. Fortunately, I've gotten the hang of being extra careful.

Dracula is wearing a brown robe instead of a black one because I'm running low on black beads again. I wouldn't have had enough to do it, so I needed to make some compromises. I'm gonna need to make another bead order, and this time get several packages of black. Until then, I'll have to stick to small sprites or sprites that don't use black at all.

mopinks
10-10-2011, 09:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/ranchuu/tt/bs.jpg
helped my girlfriend make some spooooky halloween bows B')

Büge
10-11-2011, 09:00 AM
No batwings?

Kirin
10-11-2011, 09:35 AM
That is a crap-load of bead-sprite-work, Spoony. I love Franky.

Maybe you could pull off a passable Medusa Head in greens and browns? Those things are scary, man!

SpoonyBardOL
10-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Yikes. I just went to Amazon.ca to order some more beads to restock (especially Black) and I noticed after I placed my order that the beads there more than doubled in price! They went from being about $3 for a pack of 1000 to $7.60! Forget that, I canceled my order.

But now I need to find another online retailer to get them from, since I haven't been able to find them locally.

Might as well go straight to the source! I found the main site of the same brand that Amazon seller was using and got beads for even cheaper than I used to before! By buying more than 6 packs of 1000 I got each pack for $2.

Two dollars, instead of $7.60

pence
10-26-2011, 07:51 AM
During the last barbecue of the year at work, several coworkers and I made the least original Jack O Lantern imaginable:

http://i39.tinypic.com/112bh3p.jpg

(That's 'dynamite' sticking out of its head. Cardboard tube, red finger paint and a piece of telephone wire.)

SpoonyBardOL
11-07-2011, 12:19 PM
Sweet, my package of Perler Beads arrived, with lots and lots of black beads. Which is good, because I had almost none left.

These I got right from the source instead of the Amazon Seller. Lemme just remind you all, I got a bunch of packs of 1000 for $1.99 each, where the same item on the Amazon seller has now gone up to $8.10.

Ahh, it's been about a month since I finished my Halloween sprites, I wonder what I should do next...