Monday, 28 May 2012

Getting down to business!


And thus, these last four days have been crochet crazy.

My hat is coming along very well, but here in england we're experiencing a bit of a heat wave (I think it's the first time I've actually worn shorts over here!) and so I'm less inclined to be making a wooly winter hat :P

You can see here that the seam (far right) looks a bit dodgy at the moment, but I'm hoping it'll even out...

I think the puff stitches are adorable :')

Can you guess what he is yet? I'm very very nearly finished, and I can't wait to get him all sewn up and assembled!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Destination: procrastination!

So I'm currently in the middle of my AS level exams, hence why everything has come to almost a complete stop. However, I do try to take breaks (admittedly more often than I should! :P) and here's what I've been working on! - 

I won't give away what it's going to be, but I will say this - I've had to postpone this project until I get some safety eyes...

I'm also making my first crochet hat! This beautiful hat is also my first attempt at puff stitches! They're quite tricky, but I'm really enjoying seeing my hat progress quickly with them :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Premo! Sculpey

Today was the first time I'd used Premo! and I have to say - I'm quite pleased. I say quite, because after reading all the praise I'd heard (and how it was so supposedly better than my usual Fimo Soft) it still didn't seem much better...

  • I was using white, and it did stay white, even when baked.
  • Didn't take as much conditioning as I'd thought - about the same time as Fimo did to warm up.
  • It was a terror for getting fingerprints. Even more so than Fimo Soft, which was supposed to be the worst one. Maybe because it was white they showed up more, but I felt like my poor little charms were being tainted :(
  • Although it was easy to condition, after just a few minutes I had to start all over again, as it'd start cracking "/
Anyhow, I'll post some piccy's later and you can be the judge of how they turned out!