My Modest Beginning
The Stained Glass Garden has decided to feature me as artist of the month this October, so not only will my works be displayed there but there will also be a small reception type thing at the place, with some food and wine! If you are in the area you should stop by, say hi, and steal some grapes. The event runs from 5 to 7pm this October 3rd, Friday, and will happen at the Stained Glass Garden shop in Berkeley. It would be great to meet you all! Somehow my feet always end up in most of my shots. Oh well.
Awesome reader made me a Bucky Bear pin from my AVX babies oneshot. So cool.
Captain America needs Bucky, so I made some Winter Soldier socks. They are really thick and warm, because… yeah, winter is coming ;)
Crochet basic pattern from a book, rest from my imagination
A couple of weeks back, I crocheted a Bucky-Bear hat. As promised: the pattern.
If you have been following me at all…then you know that one of my dearest friends is the anonymous knitter behind Knitpool.tumblr.com. This lady is a genius, let me tell you, and if you don’t believe me, just check out one of her newer creations…Mr. Sam Wilson, AKA Falcon. She held a vote to see who would get made and Falcon won the vote. First lets talk about how, somehow, this knitted doll with a giant round head somehow LOOKS like Anthony Mackie. I’m not even sure how that’s possible, but he does. So, his hairline and goatee are adorable, and so are his arms with shaped muscles. I didn’t even realize until I started stripping him that his wristbands are separate from the tiny /fingerless gloves/ that have a hole for the thumb too. He has functional little cargo pants pockets and once I got the big wing-pack harness off, I realized that the pants have /beltloops/, and I’m not even sure what is going on through my friend’s brain…maybe like, “Mwhaa haa haa, let me do something insaner now.” His wings are two separate parts, and there’s a stick that runs through them to keep them stiff, but for photos I was doing a lot of playing around with their position. His arms are the exact right length to grip the wings. His shoes have tiny little laces and there’s no reason to make him have socks, but he does have socks, little black ones. Know what else? Falcon goes commando under his suit, but for decency sake, I borrowed some underwear off another doll. He’s shown with Cap, who she also made. :)
Are you a Marvel fancreature? Did you love Cap 2? Did you specifically love Sam-I-made-you-a-playlist-for-when-you-woke-up-Wilson??? Yeah, me too. So I made some nifty little fingerless gloves based on his Avengers Assemble uniform. (or Santa Clause, I guess, whichever.)
(pssst: buy ‘em here or drop me a line if you’d like a pattern/instructions.)
Etched Glass by ihavecereal
So my friend Erin (mellopetitone) is awesome and is currently figuring out how to modify that sweet Wonder Woman sweater pattern into Captain Marvel. They even sent me a preview of what they were working on.
Damn, that’s cool.
My next mission will be of course finding someone to knit it because my craft skills are not set in yarn, but Erin is curious if there would be any interest in releasing the pattern? Let me or them know!
Winter Soldier cookies, just in time for the dvd/blu-ray release of Cap 2 :)
At long last, they’re done! I played with a fair amount of variation on his hair, which I think is fair, considering its variation in the film. I left one maskless cookie (out of 10), and took pictures of most of them with candy sequin eyes, which aren’t attached.
I went with orange-flavored baking emulsion in the sugar cookie dough because of the preponderance of black royal icing-the black food coloring has a slight bitter aftertaste that goes better with orange flavoring than vanilla, and they smell amazing.
So I found the (tiny) hawkeye beanie I knitted last year. And it’s just about the right size (ok, it’s a bit big) for hemoluminescent's awesome plush.
I blame mad4s4hatter