Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekly Sketches 12

Fire Emblem
Yeah, I didn't draw much this week, so enjoy something really slap-dash I drew in the last two hours, haha~

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Craft and Sewing Show Brisbane

I had a lot of fun browsing around at the Craft and Sewing Show last Thursday, thanks mainly to my close friend who came along with me, and some of the lovely crafters and sellers we spoke to on the day.
The cutest fabric ever ♥
I couldn't resist buying this adorable fabric from Voodoo Rabbit (it was cheap from the end of the roll, yay!). 
But overall I didn't buy much, although I can assure you that I wanted to!
The day's (modest) spoils
The main thing for me really, was getting to know the variety of local craft suppliers, as well as an idea of their prices/stock. So I came away with a bag full of business cards and catalogues which will be helpful when I need to source things for future projects.
We handled so much lovely fabric on the day
The other fabric shown here was actually purchased by my friend from Patchwork Collections, but she cut me half of it, haha~ ♥ They had the most impressive collection of Japanese fabrics (like this one) that we saw at the show. Photos of this fabric can't do it justice - in reality the metallic thread really shimmers.
I also bought this Cross Stitch kit from Stitchabout. I think I need to get a small embroidery hoop before I begin though~
This will be the first time I've cross-stitched in a long while, but I just loved the colours and subject in this one when I saw Stitchabout's display piece, so I want to give it a go!
Currently working on...
Aside from that, I've been working on a crochet doll of my own design. Hopefully she'll be finished soon and I can share some photos of her with you.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Weekly Sketches 11

Tales of - Sophie and Anise
I wasn't very productive this week.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekly Sketches 10

More character designs - very pleased with them!
A quick sketch, I'll refine them
and Resonance of Fate - a game I like ♥

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cutie Bowtie Bunny Ami

I made-up this simple bunny without any plan in mind at all, I just started crocheting, haha~
I embellished him with a little felt
He's about 9-10cm tall
 Now I have a number of sketches in my notebook for more amis based on this design. It's very simple and easy to modify. I'm going to have fun making a tiny army of critters!
That ribbon is 5mm thick
First though I really need some new scissors for cutting felt, my current scissors are terrible.
He's now in the possession of Bonita. She is well pleased.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Little Dal Tina Arrives

My Little Dal Tina arrived a couple of days ago, and I absolutely adore her! ♥
She's too lovely~
For such a tiny doll, her make-up is amazingly detailed - she's very impressive.
Her lips are so shiny
The first time I saw a Dal, I didn't care much for her face, particularly in comparison to Pullip's serene smile. But seeing all the different Dal's, she's slowly grown on me. And now that I own one, I am completely won over by her superior little pout and haughty gaze:
She really doesn't look like a 'Tina' to me though, so I've renamed her Minerva.
 I really love that you can tilt her head around so easily too. It creates instant expression.
My only issue is that her wig is a little unruly (especially in comparison to my Pullip Bonita's silky tresses). I do want to customise her though, and after much browsing I've found I wig online that I love.
Of course, holding her in my hand now, I hesitate a little at the thought of tampering with her - she's just too perfect, haha~ ♥ I must be strong!

Weekly Sketches 9

My Little Dal arrived! I'll have photos up tomorrow hopefully.
Sorry again for no coloured sketches this week! I've been working on character designs again.
A sort of Avian character
His cloak turns into wings? It's magic! Haha~
She's too old, and her outfit's a bit ho-hum
A Dryad - I just need to change her hair