The party of the first part

I’m having entirely too much fun playing mix-and-match with the pieces of Choly Knight’s chibi doll series. I used a random character generator to build a party of first-level D&D characters, mostly randomly. I wanted one of each of the 4e roles, I wanted four different species (and no dwarves or halflings yet), but otherwise […]

Larger dragons

The largest dragon I usually make is four or five inches tall (that’s the Cherry/Raspberry Sno-Cone in 4″, who also makes a pretty good trans pride flag dragon for June). That’s as big as will fit in my embroidery machine; while I do have a lot of experience with conventional sewing, I kind of hate […]

Another UFO Monday

It’s another shop-drop week and I currently have one (1) dragon finished. I have not been not-busy, I’ve just gone down a couple of rabbit trails – the Oreo, revamping the Pernese dragon fobs, stitching out some more Love Bug Trumps Hate fobs, finally making a test shoulder dragon (sometimes first drafts look like sweet […]

Embroidering on mochi

I had someone ask how well mochi took embroidery and had to admit that I had only done the dragon wings. Now I can say with more authority: it works fine. I had bought a whole bunch of flesh tones and decided I ought to actually sew some human-ish dolls. This is “Light Orange”, which […]

Lots of progress, nothing finished

One of the to-do’s in my daily Taskwarrior is “Finish a project, no matter how tiny,” and that one has kind of been honored in the breach lately. At least I haven’t ordered a bunch of fabric, JoAnn boxes notwithstanding. (That’s from two yards of glow Sew Lush for a throw for a niece, if […]

Making a tiny font

Ink/Stitch comes with a lettering capability these days, and several fonts of varying sizes. Inspired by recent events and the existence of the motel key fob blank design, I had to whip up a quick one but I wasn’t really happy with the lettering. For one thing, my machine doesn’t cut jump threads and so […]

Mask making

Like everybody else in the sewing world, I’m on the mask-making bandwagon. The Olson mask design, provided by an actual hospital organization, is the one I’ve settled on. It is really a mask cover, being designed to hold a disposable filter. I had claimed I didn’t have much good-quality but not glittery calico for sewing […]