I love an excuse to dress up. Also, the jacket work I did for my costume turned out so well. The pattern is burned in and then colored with oil pencils. I think I might start rescuing old leather jackets for rebirth through decoration. I also worked up a set of stakes, which you can see hanging from my belt in this picture. I sawed a thick dowel rod into sections and then sharpened them by hand. For the record, if you ever need to deal with vampires? Break a chair or something. Actually carving a piece of wood down to a point sucks.
I think I am back on the crafting kick again. Which is good. Idle hands make for mischief and mischief makes for violent roommates. First, I have actually finished a bracelet (picture to come) that suffered some minor damage due to cat attack, but should be easily repairable. Second, I finally sold something on my etsy. In fact, I sold multiple somethings. To multiple people. I intend to get items shipped off today, as they are apparently intended as gifts. This is very good for kitties self confidence. It also gives me more motivation to get things listed again. In the vein of getting back into the swing of things, I am plotting some crafting how to posts. Probably to go along with some nifty do-it-yourself medicine bag sets I have been planning to put together. In general, expect some actual posting. Especially since I now have some idea of how to actually get anyone to look at this page. Technorati Tags: Crafting
First, on the left, we have my triangular... dealie. I wanted to play with the lighter thicker leather, thinking in term of a heavier sort of belt pouch, but then also went with the unusual shape and thus ended up with a relitevely small spaced pouch. Oh, and I still haven't come up with a decent idea for a top on it. Well, I have ideas. But none that I love, and those I haven't finished. I may put I-Ching coins in it.
This, I am QUITE fond of. This is the dice bag for my good friend Marty. The symbol on the main body is for the country of the character whose dice will reside in it. The top flap is his initial/insignia (the actual person, not the character.) May put something on the backside eventually as well. Though for the moment, I am VERY happy with it.
Bought myself a discounted burning tool via use of a coupon and much driving around lost. This is my first attempt. Started out planning to try something that didn't go so well and instead just played. Not precisely great work, but it's fun and I deffinetly picked up a few things about how to handle it that I might as well have learned making SOMETHING rather then just charring some leather.