Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dark Tower Yarnbending

In a somewhat surprising turn of events both of my Dark Tower hats have sold from my Etsy shop. I suppose there aren't a lot of other Dark Tower-inspired crafts floating around. I'll be making another Crimson King slouch beanie and I'd like to make another Unfound beanie, but in a deeper brown or tweed. I want to tweak both designs and make them smaller too.

Along with that I was also thinking about Beam Guardian scarves. It's not scarf season, but they would all be ready for purchase by scarf season. I'm unsure about colors. I was thinking I want to keep them neutral and all in similar shades. At either end of the scarves would be the Guardian of each Beam and I'd like the middle of each to be textured...not sure how yet. It's April, so I have some time to think.

Cyberking Progress

So here's this - a good ol' Miss Hartigan/Cyberking headpiece WIP. It's obviously not done. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it or even if it's going to fit my head properly. I'm also unsure about its durability. All-in-all I'm really unsure, but it's been fun so far.

I'm leaning toward applying a thin layer of fiberglass after I have all of the pieces finished then I'll paint it and drop it off of the porch to see if it breaks. Or I might use it to make a cast and then make it in another material. No idea.

This is some air-dry clay I had on hand and a foam head. I do love foam heads.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How To Make The Magician Teensy

This isn't a pattern. I'm sorry. I didn't write this down because it was a lot of trial and error. Winged it, man. This is pictures of the Magician Teensy's development. I've been playing a ton of Rayman Legends lately, which is a great game. I'm normally into games where I get to shoot things to death with space guns and shit, but this is a quality side-scroller. No, I do not work for Ubisoft.


Step 1:
Make a turd shape. This is the head/nose. Preferably it should be in a nice cyan color. I have never had cyan yarn in my life, so I used a baby blue cotton yarn. Ideally, if I make another, I will use a better color.

Step 2:
Make a turd shape that is bigger around and with a flat bottom. this is the body. Attach. I used "invisible" thread which is overpriced very fine fishing line - don't pretend it isn't.

Step 3:
Make a weird top hat. Attach.

Step 4:
Clothe that thing. Naked teensies are vulgar, dammit. p.s. I totally use nail clippers to cut my yarn when I can't find scissors. They're clean.

Arms, hands, eyes, star for hat. POOF A MAGICIAN. Listen closely and you can hear his ridiculous high-pitched cackling.

I'm going to make a larger one. Probably a King-ish Teensy. I will hopefully work out the pattern. This was a lot of fun, but he's so tiny. When I get some cyan for reals I hope to also include the swirl details on the nose and all that good stuff. 

Peace out, woolly bastards.
The Woolly Rhino