Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I've been working on several things lately. I signed up for two swaps on Ravelry that both finish at the end of May. One of them is based around 80s scifi and fantasy movies. Each person chose their favorite movie from the period and their partner crafts something based on it. My partner in that swap selected Labyrinth. Which I was delighted about, that was one of my favorite movies growing up and still holds a place in my heart. And the crafting for that swap went wonderfully. Inspiration carried me all the way through and I'm still enthusiastic about it. The big item for that swap turned out almost perfectly as I envisioned. And I kept notes on much of the process so I think I can duplicate it if I choose.

The second swap is themed on the films of Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli. This one has been fighting me. I got a few minor objects made but the major component has been a terrible battle. And the frustrating thing is that it is well within my abilities to make. The basic design is quite simple it is just the details that make it unique. But nothing wants to cooperate.

As a result I've been playing around with other projects in hopes that if I leave it alone for a bit things will start flowing again. I've made a fairy and I'm almost completely finished with a Chameleon from a pattern by Hansi Singh. And I've started several other projects that are in the beginning stages and not worth mentioning. None of which has helped me get back on track with the Ghibli project. In fact, now I am desperate to work on another project I've been thinking about for a while. Tepoz from the webcomic Wapsi Square. He's complicated enough to be a lot of fun to make.

Obviously I need to bite the bullet and go back to work on the "Miyazaki thing" (which is a secret till my partner gets her stuff).

That's Moss the Fairy over there hanging out in the pear tree.

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