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Sunday, January 31st, 2016
10:26 am
Laceweight yarn
Another finished spinning project! Some black alpaca, silk and bit of cashmere. Going to be some sort of shawl thing. Wanted to see quite how thin I could make it (fortunately the alpaca and the silk are quite strong, so it worked..)
See pics below for the "alien landscape" effect weird close-ups!

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Saturday, January 9th, 2016
12:46 pm
Finished a spinning project (finally!)
Several years ago I used up some leftover dye from another project, to create some interesting colours on some silk fibre.
I've been spinning this only occasionally (drop spindle, not wheel) and after over a year and a half of work I finally completed it today :)

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015
11:24 am
Dolly dresses, batch 2 - with some smocking
Thought I'd do a little more sewing - I'd not done any smocking for a bit so tried some of that (with varying degrees of success), and also tried a 2-layer skirt so the dress has its own lace-trimmed underlayer.
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
12:43 pm
Dolly dresses!
I've been sewing for Makie dolls again. Having accumulated some nice fabrics for my birthday, this is what I have come up with...
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Sunday, October 25th, 2015
12:59 pm
"Otto and Victoria" Steampunk cosplay project (with dolls and knitting!)
I follow an amazing artist online, called Brian Kesinger (http://www.bkartonline.com/) who a number of months back issued a challenge to cosplayers, to dress up as his steampunk girl character Victoria, who has a pet octopus.
I decided it would be more interesting to scale this down (especially since I had already made a suitable octopus from modifying http://knitty.com/ISSUEdf14/PATTopus.php

The results are interesting - this took some time! Doll does not have human proportions or full movement and fabric sourcing can be tricky, but final result is fun!

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12:39 pm
Adventures in doll-size clothes design - "Nemi"
I have a number of the customisable dolls from https://mymakie.com/ - I found they were changing them (non-3d print bodies, stopping the plain white ones) so grabbed more while I could. I thought it might be fun to create a version of the cartoon character Nemi (http://www.comicvine.com/nemi/4005-23383/) as a costumed doll - here's a few pics (I do need to give her some make-up yet to make her a bit more recognisable).

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Sunday, October 18th, 2015
9:44 am
Unusual use for yarn - mini wigs
I've been having a lot of fun over the last year designing then dressing little custom-made dollies from https://mymakie.com/

Recently I decided to find out if some of my handspun yarns could be used for some wig-making experimentation and found it to work quite well :)
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Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
10:06 am
Shoes! Pixie footwear in black and white
Handmade shoes to go gigging in (band colour scheme black and white):

Pyramus shoes

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Monday, April 20th, 2015
10:44 am
Happy Birthday tinkerbell1980
Hope you're having a great day!
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
9:26 am
Redemption!
Pics from the Redemption convention in Coventry at the weekend :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157650610229069/
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
3:13 pm
Fairy shoes!
The pixie boots are so great, I pondered some pixie spring-inspired shoes!

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Thursday, December 25th, 2014
2:02 pm
Merry Christmas

Hope you're all having a great day!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
12:25 pm
Squee! Boots
I found http://www.fairysteps.co.uk/ a while back - made-to-measure footwear (though they have now closed the custom order list and will sell shop items only for the forseeable future, can't blame them!)
Ordered some pixie boots. Squee!!
FAIRYSTEPS boots

More pics:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157649387448599/
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
9:15 am
Happy Birthday to the_smut_fairy
Hope you have a great day!
Sunday, August 31st, 2014
9:32 am
Birthday Party gig
We played for nearly 2 hours yesterday at a birthday party - and there was dancing, fun, cake, tasty cheese (and all the biting mozzies you could possibly want ;) )


https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157646643175877/
Sunday, July 13th, 2014
10:37 am
Our Big Gig, Woking Park
We played at this event this year in Woking Park (as the bandstand in the town centre has been moved there due to redevelopment so couldn't be there again this year).

We had a lovely day for it - thanks blue_sun_scribe for the pics of us!



Visit the full album to see pics of the whole event:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157645647981601/
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
9:34 am
Big Brownie Birthday!
Yesterday we played to over 1000 Brownies at a centenary event:



https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157645124588049/
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
9:11 am
Wisley picnic gig!
A pleasant outdoor summer evening event at Wisley.



More at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157645562484383/
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
10:21 am
St George's Day gig
Charity event at the Royal Surrey Hospital Sports and Social Club.
With the Ukeaholics and the Hot Wires - thanks blue_sun_scribe for pics!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/tictactoepony/sets/72157644270643256/
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
11:26 am
Steampunk Morris?
Until I read today's letters page in the Metro I did not know this was a thing:
http://steampunkmorris.blogspot.co.uk/p/what-is-steampunk-morris.html
Interesting! (YouTube videos exist, too).
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