Monday, August 27, 2012

Final Fantasy crochet Sephiroth doll.

I don't know if this is the same for most of you out there, but there seems to always be that one person that likes to put my crafting abilities to the test. For me it's my husband and then everyone else in my family.

This new craft project was a request from my husband for one of his best friends 3 year old daughter. She loves to here her dad tell her stories about Final Fantasy but in the end Cloud and Sephiroth are always friends. See Sephiroth is her favorite and she doesn't like to hear about the two fighting each other.

So I spent hours on the Internet trying to find a crochet pattern but to my dismay there isn't one. That means I had to improvise. This adorable little Sack Boy (little big planet) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy Seven) creation comes from a mix of patterns and visuals that I found on line.

I found this great tutorial on how to make a sack boy here at jellybean. She also has these tutorials on you tube where you can get a visual on how to construct these fabulous dolls. This is great but I still needed to find an idea on how to make and add the details of Sephiroth's costume.

I kept searching the Internet until I came across this website with an awesome example of a crochet Sephiroth doll. Here is the link. There is no pattern listed on this website. I used it because it helped to have something to reference so I could make sure that I was getting the look of him right.


(Disclaimer) *****And just to make this clear  I do *not* claim to have the rights to the character represented by my  doll.******

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What to wear to a wedding.

What do you do when the clothing stores just don't have what your looking for?

I had to go to a wedding this month for a friend of mine and I wanted to find a nice dress. I thought I would hit up my local mall and be done with the shopping but to my dismay I couldn't find anything elegant enough. Every store that I went in to was a flash back to the 80's. Don't get me wrong I like some of it but when your trying to dress nice for a formal evening neon colors just wont do neither will Jersey knit.

So to solve my dilemma I went home and emptied out my pattern drawer. Yes success! I found a great pattern with a very trendy style. Now off to the craft store to find fabric (and other fun goodies).

After spending some much enjoyed time at the craft store I found the right fabric in a gorgeous plum color and a stunning black lace to really add some glamor to the dress. I also picked up some black sequined stretch elastic and made a headband to go with the dress.

When in doubt my fellow crafty ladies make it yourself.

So here is what it looked like after three days of altering the pattern and sewing it all together.

I received a lot of complements while at the wedding and it was a perfect opportunity for me to hand out some of the new business cards that I had made. I think one of the best ways to promote your small handmade business is to find ways to use your stuff when you go out. I am always making small things for my self to wear when I'm running around town. Most of the time someone will want to know where you got something so unique and when you tell them that you made it yourself they are floored.