Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Fictions: The Cogs

Another longer one (relatively speaking). This one is about the machinery behind the workings of the universe, which is controlled by a little old man. I have had this story in my head since about the age of 10, and I have tried writing it again and again, once as a poem, once as a full scale book. I think this is the best version although the start of this could do with much improvement. But stick with it, it gets better!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy elephant

It has been suggested that I am a little niche in my craftings, a little bit too ... nerdy for a lot of people. So, here is something non geeky that I made for my bedroom. It hangs above the stairs where I will meet it at eye level every morning when I get up.

The elephant's ears and nose are 3D!

And after about 13 years of having a stuffed gorilla called Ronnie with no nose (no jokes), I finally got round to fixing him. He also had a nice fur brush as well, so Ronnie is feeling about as dapper as a 15 year old gorilla can feel. Happy Ronnie!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

James Baxter! The horse!

From the moment the James Baxter Adventure Time episode aired until this very moment will be a period of time that shall henceforth be known as the period I didn't have a James Baxter embroidery hoop.

Ahh, that crazy horse, always cheering people up.

Oh my glob you guys. I was given 50 metal keyrings, so I guess I should get to it.. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Fiction: The Book

I have a slightly longer Friday Fiction for you this week.
The Book

This is a fairy-tale story of love and deception. Throughout the story, the narrative style meanders slightly (eg from fantasy to serious descriptions of human emotion), which I quite like, although I suspect it is a negative thing really

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Game of Thrones kindle and Buffy embroidery

I don't know why, but I do really love this quote. Pretty much everything that comes out of Oz's mouth is quote worthy actually. I think it is a bit plain, perhaps needs a border, but the hoop is only about 6cm wide anyway, so we're not dealing with loads of space here.

Quite proud of the Buffy font B embroidered at the bottom.

There's some great quotes about books in Game of Thrones, mostly said by Tyrion, which all seem excellent candidates for kindlecoverfication. Here is one such quote/kindle cover combo.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Fiction: some sexy fruit and vegetable poems

Let's do something slightly different for this Friday Fiction.

Here's a triptych of three unrelated poems, about Oranges, rabbit sex and the love of two potatoes.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Some sewn animals for my 100th post

Believe it or not, I actually bought a pattern for this little fella - I never buy patterns usually but the finished results looked so good. And I wouldn't like to say anything negative about the shop because the lady seemed sweet, but I can't help but thinking his bum is too small, ears too big...

...and the claim that he is life-sized is... intriguing.

 I originally wanted to make a fake guinea pig so that I could dress it up, deeming that to be less sad than making clothes to dress up my real pigs in. Jury is still out on the relative sadnesses.

Nevertheless - had to be done...

A giant fake guinea pig dressed as a bee.

And then there's this little penguin


 And finally this wire armature dragon. It looks really bad in the photos because I am not very good at taking pictures of small painted things. In real life it is still pretty flawed but in different ways. Which is annoying.
His arms and legs are wired and thus posable, as are the wings.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Fiction. The Flood

Hello. If you remember last week I said I would be posting some old stories I've written on a Friday. After all, they don't really *expect* you to work on a Friday afternoon right?

Here's an oldie, about God, Noah and the WI.
And a picture of Tess. Just because.

(unfortunately, whereas the footnotes appeared at the bottom of the page in Word, here they appear, obviously at the bottom of the story, not sure what to do about that)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Adventure Time Embroidery hoop

What time is it?
 Bacon pancake makin' time!

Incidentally, I made bacon pancakes, they are delicious.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Fiction. The Assassin

Oh hey, while tidying up my work computer I found some old bits of writing I'd done which I assumed had disappeared forever. So, to make a change from the usual picture heavy weirdness, I thought I'd share some wordy nonsense with you. I'll try and remember to update on a Friday, mostly just for the alliterative opportunity.

Here's the first, a short little story about a new type of deadl-ydorable assassin. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

All the Mikes and some hats

So, here it is. The maxi mini Mike hat.
To clarify:
Mike = Mike Actual
Mini mike = finger puppet mike
Maxi Mini mike = Massive finger puppet mike as hat for Mike Actual.

Mini mike came first, made last year, and I am not sure of the exact moment when I decided Mike actual needed an oversized hand hat - it feels like I have always wanted to make it, but whenever it came about - here it is.

Brim is a bit twisted here, but you get the idea. What amused me was that Mike was terribly upset that both he and mini mike had a beer (see the guinness in his hand) and maxi mini didn't. We decided if he got drunk he had the furthest to fall.

Now, I made this pretty quickly the night before the hat competition, and I winged it somewhat, so it is far from perfect, eyes too big, ears too small. But this is a Doctor Whoovesesque 11th. Next time I am going to do it properly with the right material etc and make a Tom Baker MLP hat.
Poppy's pro tip: don't wear a Dr Whooves hat in the company of numerous bronies.

Hourglass cutie mark.

And, you've seen it before, but as it won second prize (jointly with maxi mini mike) you'll jolly well see it again.