Monday, 25 June 2012

B's Grypcon wrap-up.... 4 months late

So.... Gryphcon was quite a while ago...
But I would still like to make a wrap up post, because it was fun and I have photos!
It was just a two-day thing. Things I made didn't really sell much, but K's things sold a whole lot. I think he was pretty happy; it was a big turn around from Con-G 2011, our first time selling anything anywhere.
The things I did manage to sell were a takochu keychain, a brain slug (whose pattern I made up right there, on the spot, at Gryphcon! I forgot to take a photo of mine, but you can see a photo of one that K made from my pattern in his wrap-up), and a commissioned black bunny (that I also forgot to take photos of!).

I forgot to take a photo of my first takochu, so the photo I have is from after I sold him.
I made another takochu afterwards, and he will be up for sale tomorrow in the shop, along with other things I made for gryphcon, like.... a baby cthulu!...
a chubby Zoidberg and a tiger!... and K's mushrooms! We will put old stuff in the shop as well. Maybe with some shiny new photos? Look forward to it! Here's a photo of our last-minute sort-of-ghetto table setup before I go: Bye for now! Check the shop tomorrow for cute things you can exchange currency for! Or check out our Flickr for more photos from Gryphcon!


P.S. Here's a peek at a side-project of mine... Can you guess what it is?

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Long time no see!

Hello! This update has been a long time coming, but alas, I have been super busy. I've actually been working on the redesign of the blog since around March, but I just kept being too busy to finish it; final exams, starting my summer job, moving into a new house... But! It's finished now! And I am so happy with the frustration-fuelled results! I haven't updated in ages because of the redesign. I wanted it done before I put anything up in the shop or updated the blog. But because that took me forever, it's been a looong time since I last updated, and the Etsy shop is very, very empty. While I'm keeping this update short, I have many things in my pocket to blog about. For now, my next update will be my account of Gryphcon, since K already gave his. After that, I will tell you guys about my current secret project.... I hope you're looking forward to it all :D For now, here's a sneak peek at my gryphcon photos:

I've uploaded the rest of them onto Flickr if you feel like looking at them before I update again. That's all for now! -B (I wanted to match K :D )

SQUID! - My first pattern-free creation.

Hi folks!

I know it's been a while. I don't really have an excuse. I have, however, spent the last little while working on a gift for a friend of mine. She's having a baby, so I wanted to crochet it something cute. Her baby shower was last Saturday, so I gave her the squid I made.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I may have attached the tentacles a bit irregularly, but I think it looks good. I also think that I under-stuffed the body. I guess the stuffing won't show through the yarn now. My friend really enjoyed it, as did the strangers at the baby shower. Someone approached me about making a cuttlefish. I'll be starting that after I finish my current one, a green bear. Expect photos.