Posts Tagged ‘nekocon’

Posting from my phone since the inter webs is being a pain. It seems that Verizon isn’t working in some parts of Baltimore City. Federal Hill happens to be one of them… its been out since last night (having some serious tumbr withdraw grrrr….). The phone has a crap spell check so I’m so sorry for the horrid spelling mistakes that are about to follow.

Back from neko. Had a wonderful time. Saw old friends and met new ones. Dizzy set us up next to Kelsey of EatToast (links will follow once the interwebs are working) which totally made the con a million times more fun. That meant that we not only had crazy times on the way up and back but also the entire time we were in the alley.

There was a fantastic tea party again this year. So many beautiful dolls and collectors. As for aa, there were some amazing artist. I went home with some fanastic pieces. Some of which were from trades and purchases (again links and photos to come because you really need to check these artist out). I also got to meet a wonderful collector who is a huge T&B fan who actually commissioned a sweater from me a while ago… I’ve only met a very small handful of my past customers (I was seriously excited to find this out and it was all by accident. Small world right?)

For now that is all I can say until the internet is back (this post is a lot longer than expected). I have to get stuff ready for the Merry Mart. This show is one of the few that I make human size knits and pieces for. Expect a huge update on etsy and some updates to the site (including a static page with commission info) Also, as of today sweater commissions are open. I managed to knit 2 dozen sweaters for Neko… you would think that I would be sick of sweaters right now… but that is seriously not the case. If there is one thing I concider comfort knitting it would be the sweaters. Your commissions are my stress relief so I give you all a big Thank You!

I seriously love this boy and love this sculpt (he needs to be shown off more). Before getting Seiji I swore I wanted Schultz twins… not sure if Seiji (or Aki for that matter) would be willing to make room for another but I would seriously like at least one more of these cute boys either for my current group or for the other I’m planning out now. By the way, Seiji is modeling one of the new kilt pins I’ll have at Neko con in two weekends. Here is a shot of the two types I’ll have on hand: More»

Messing around with hyperbolic crocheting and lace weight yarns. This is what I came up with. Little rosette (or coral) brooches for the little guys. More photos behind the cut if you want to see them being worn. More»

Just making a quick doll post before going to bed. If you want to know the finer details of the con this year you may want to check out my amubleu blog posts through out this week.

This was what Aki was wearing for most of the con. All but the pants and the shoes were made my me and for the most part were finished before the con began. The belt still needs a bit of stitching and for those who want to know, the pants are Sadol jeans. The shirt was the only item on him that was for sale at this con. They were a new design for my table and was my first little experiment with bleach. I’m so happy with how they turned out (despite the fact that for a brief moment of bleaching them, I thought they were ruined… they took so long to sew;_;). They went over really well and I only have a couple left over from the con. I also got some fantastic feedback as well as suggestions on trying the same process on the knitted items I make. So I will be doing more with bleach in the future.

The left over shirts will be going up on etsy this week but I figured that I would throw it out to some of my friends that if you want one just leave me a message on lj. I only have two left. They are each $20 plus a few dollars for shipping (I can get an exact cost for you). ON HOLD

If you want to see details of the belt as well as the tail that Aki wore you can check everything out with the link below:

what are they looking at?

They look kind of dopey starring like that. I wonder whats caught their attention?

(if the image doesn’t show, that means my server is being a big pile-o-poo right now)

The Mr and I have been feeling a little under the weather lately. I seemed to have brought home a cold only for the Mr to catch it a few days later. What a mess we are/were. It doesn’t seem to have stopped me too much other then me missing out on work a few days last week. I did manage to make a supply trip with my mom and sister to Philly on Wednesday and another trip to the Renn Fest yesterday with the Mr and his side of the family (pirate weekend=tons-of-fun).

On to Nekocon: More»

This is just a shot of the doll side of the table (looks so messy as always). I wish I had time before the con to work on my displays a bit more. The sweater rack worked out well but it’s still far from finished. I put Hito’s mask up, even though it still needs to be painted. I did get a few inquiries about it. We’ll see how far I go with them. I want to make a few more for my boys.

Today adventure on the train has left me so drained. Even though I managed to play with some of my doll items >.< I sadly didn’t photograph them. Though I will say I got the loveliest yakata ever at the convention. I put it on Hito (of course) and I don’t want to take it off him. I promise to post photos and info on it this week.