Happy Halloween to Samwise!
Excuse me while I go find a bag of candy corn and devour it.
Birthday present for (who else) the Star Wars geek, D.
I tried to make the surface markings as close as possible to the arrangement of buildings and trenches on the actual Death Star. I couldn’t quite make an exact replica because of limited “resolution” due to the yarn thickness, but hopefully this is close enough.
For the Superlaser dish, I sewed on a small bead to simulate the center of the Superlaser, and then pulled the thread across to the opposite side of the plushie, pulled the thread tight, and tied it to keep the circle from filling out over time.
Birthday present for Nick, Dungeon Crawl addict. Who recently BEAT THE GAME.
I am very pleased with how this turned out. I would have preferred if the cauldron were a bit stiffer (and therefore held its shape better), but on the whole, this is exactly what I had hoped to make. :)
I gave up on trying to make the bubbling bumps in the “stew” match the bubbling in the actual icon for Dungeon Crawl. But I think the result gives the same general look.
Birthday explosives for Bubble.
I couldn’t figure out in time how to make the key on his back actually turn. Also, in retrospect, I should have weighted the front of his feet a bit because he sits tilted backwards.
Birthday addition to 0’s collection. :)
Watching the seal’s head and neck take shape as I worked was fun and instructive. I love that the patterns in Easy Crochet Critters are all done in as few pieces as possible, with lots of clever tricks for making different shapes.
A tentacled birthday friend for Samwise.
Making the tentacles was fun, especially watching them curl and shaping the curls. I wanted to make the octopus a rainbow-colored birthday hat (complete with pompom!), but ran out of time. :( But Samwise made her own hat for this fellow!
I originally intended to give Samwise something else, but it wasn’t done in time (and is still not done…I promise it will be done eventually, and I promise it will be epic and worth the wait!)