I cannot believe it’s July! It’s already halfway through the year and that is freaking crazy to me. I wish that time didn’t go so quickly. It’s going too quickly. I really don’t like it. But you know what I do like?? Puffeon! Who wouldn’t want a Eevee made of clouds? I believe this would a Flying Type Pokémon. I love how fluffy the mane is! I mean, it’s a cloud! Puffeon turned out a bit more… blue than I anticipated but they’re still very cute. I would definitely snuggle this Eevee in a heartbeat.
I have always been fascinated by dreamcatchers ever since I was a young girl. Their designs and the weave of the threads that made them look elegant and beautiful. While they didn’t always keep the nightmares away, I remember fully believing that superstition to help get rid of the bad dreams. And some did go away. So, the dreamcatcher brings good dreams!
It’s been a while since I knitted in the round so I decided to challenge myself my making knitted stars! I love the way the stars look and their versatility. They look beautiful when hung alone and stunning when hung in a group. Or you could just have the live among your pillows. Or you could make a very large one that can fit any need you want! The pattern for my knitted stars is available in the MCG store!
It’s June! I’ve very excited for the summer months because I’m not limited in my projects! There’s going to be a lot of epoxy projects going on this summer! I decided to kick off the Summer with Flareon especially since Jun holds the longest day in the year. And what’s represents the sun more than fire? I love the mix of orange and yellow that makes up Flareon, it puts a smile on my face. Also, I love how Flareon just has these full black eyes.
I have always been fascinated by the art of bookbinding. I have always taken notice of how the pages are bound together and how each cover of the book compliments the book itself. This seemed like an intimating process. I felt that way because I have a great love of notebooks. (I might have too many notebooks.) But there is not better way for a process to become unintimidating than by diving in and getting out on the other end!
I have a lot of stuffed animals littered around the house. They are squishy and I love them. Some have homes but I have quite a few recently acquired ones that have nowhere to go. And I figured, why not make a new home for them? I have seen stuffed animal hammocks around the internet, and I thought this was the perfect solution! But instead of buying something pre-made, why not make it myself? It seemed easy enough!
I decided, after very little thought, that I don’t have enough Lizard Cult related stuff. I mean, I’ve made a shirt and a giant wooden meeple but that doesn’t feel like nearly enough. So, what if I made another giant meeple? But this time, let’s make it soft and fluffy!! A meeple pillow / plushie? That sounds like complete perfection! This was a simple project except for the lizard face. I am lucky enough to have an embroidering sewing machine, but you can always do normal embroidery as well. That would just cause the project to take a little longer.
The classic saying goes “April Showers bring May Flowers”, and do you know what else comes with the flowers? Bugs! So many bugs… I really hate bugs… But I don’t hate the Bug type Eevee: Pesteon! This is a fan-based Pokémon that is not official, but I absolutely love the design. It doesn’t feel like a classic Eevee because we are missing the mane. I love them all the same. This was an interesting design because it’s very gray which is not a color I had readily available in my wheelhouse. So there were more visible lines than normal!
Living close to the lake, I often found sea glass when roaming the sandy beaches of Ohio. I guess it really should be called Lake glass since it came from Lake Erie! Sea glass is the result of broken glass getting tumbled by the water and round the edges of the glass. While I adore sea glass, I very much dislike the number of broken bottles that go into the lake to get it. I find sea glass a treasure, but you are not recycling by throwing your bottles into the lake!! So effectively, I have a collection of beautiful trash and I am going to celebrate it even more! This time, I decided to make charms out of the sea glass by wrapping it in metal. This holds the sea glass in place and gives a loop to hang the sea glass. I like to use it as a charm on my keychain or as a necklace pendant but I’m sure there is plenty more you can do!
Recently, I went to purchase some sewing needles for my sewing machine. I quickly became confused with all of the options in front of me. What were all these numbers? What did they mean? Which one should I choose? I had a lot of questions and very few questions. So I decided to the most reasonable thing I could think of. Go in depth! I wanted answers and this post is the result of what I found out.
You know, I’m honestly surprised that I haven’t made any jewelry yet that I’ve posted about on this site. Working with beads is a lot of fun and there is a surprising number of ways to customize a piece and make it truly unique. I like having messages in my pieces that don’t necessarily use letters. Or maybe, they just use a different type of letter: morse code!! Morse code seems like such a cool way to convey a message, especially in jewelry, where different colors can represent the either the dot or dash.
I thought the weather would be getting warmer at this point, so I wanted an Eevee that truly signified Spring: Leafeon!! Unfortunately, a part of me thinks that I cursed it because we got snow this week and my head is very confused. But the birds outside are also very confused. So… everyone’s confused! I’m really looking forward to the spring and April makes everything a steppingstone closer. Leafeon seemed appropriate because it’s around this time I normally see the flowers begin to bud and the leaves return to the trees.