Things have picked a bit this week after an extremely quiet market last Saturday where for the first time I did not sell anything at all.
I have been succumbing to the whole perler thing and made a Dragon Quest IV monster sprite.
It has occurred to me that these being made of plastic will make really cool decorations for the bathroom where we have lots of blank wall.
I also received my owl from the swap part of the Great Owl Crochet along, plus an adorable frog from Karla of Itsy Bitsy Spider who organised the whole thing. I had sent her an owl for herself as a thank you for all the amazing hard work she has put into this project and she very sweetly sent me a froggy of my own.
The crochet along was a great experience and I will participate again if I can.
Also my Cthulhu amigurumi was featured on Itsy Bitsy Spider's Feature Friday (as you can tell by the badge over on the side). I don't think I have ever posted about it here because I designed it before I started this blog.
I think will try and post some more about the design process later this week, as it is not constructed in the usual amigurumi way.
The latest addition to my market stall is the sleepy sock kitty.
People often ask for things that are suitable for babies (i.e. no button eyes), but I have not been willing to compromise the monster designs - I make them as soft sculptures not toys anyway. Those who know me well (especially Scott who has to put up with it the most) will tell you how contrary I can be, especially when people want me to make things. I kept the notion of a button free creature in the back of my mind figuring that a suitable idea would come to me one day.
These were inspired by a picture I saw in "Stray Sock Sewing Too" by Daniel, his construction methods seem quite different to mine so I kind of took the basic idea but made them to my own technique.