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11:29 PM on 03.26.2012

Fallout: New Vegas Snowglobes Part III: The Continuum

Finished working on more of the snowglobes from New Vegas. I almost have the entire set completed Ė currently having technical difficulties with The Strip.







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10:11 PM on 02.02.2012

Fallout: New Vegas Snowglobes Part II: The Snowglobening

If this isnít a labor of love, I donít know what is. I had a goal: to reproduce the Fallout: New Vegas snow globes in real life. I went into this completely blind, having to develop my own methods and figure out my materials. And there was failure. My god was there failure. Some of you may remember my initial giddy post well over a year ago. I thought it was ready; things really seemed to be coming together. I was wrong, my god was I wrong. First I had ink issues. Then I had material problems. Then I had production issues. Then I had sealant issues. Nothing says failure like a cardboard box full of dud snow globes. But thatís all behind me now. No more running ink. No more warped pieces. No more free floating innards. Victory is mine.

May I present the Good Springs and Mormon Fort snow globes from Fallout: New Vegas.

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12:17 PM on 10.04.2011

White Mage Capelet



Finally figured out how to make a hoodie, so I went ahead and made a White Mage Capelet. I think it turned out pretty cool in the end. ^_^


White Mage Capelet   read


1:46 PM on 09.27.2011

Wonka x Steam

Iíve decided to break away from yarn for a little bit and try my hand at tshirt designs. I think they turned out pretty well for a person who hasnít drawn for a few years. The only problem is Photoshop put a bunch of artifacts around some of the pictures even thought I told it not to. Thank you Adobe for being so "useful."

These are currently available for sale at RedBubble if you are interested in purchasing one. Artifact free of course.













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9:13 PM on 04.11.2011

Pac Man Scarf



It's been in the works since February, but I finally have it finished. This is the Pac Man scarf that I basically made 4 versions of in 1 day and figured out which one I liked the best. Yes, I ate my Wheaties that day because I usually can't make 4 scarves in 1 day without feeling like hell on the next. The original versions didn't have the ghosts on them and just had Pac Man, the power pellets, and the cherries in different places on each version. I thought the scarf looked fine without the ghosts so they were added last minute under protest. My favorite parts about this scarf are how it has the look of part of the level with the blue at the top and bottom and the cherries at the end. I really like how the cherries turned out, especially since they give a 3D effect without looking too weird. And now, on to my next project.   read


12:36 AM on 11.05.2010

New Vegas Snow Globe


Did it feel like your New Vegas collector's edition was missing something?

I mean the platinum chip was cool and all, but put it on your desk or shelf and it doesn't scream Fallout.

This was a new medium for me and I failed more times than I would have liked. I've got to make at least one more; I owe the man who ripped the graphics for me a "Test Site" Snow Globe. If there's demand, I might make some more, but this one is destined for my husbands workplace office.
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6:45 PM on 03.18.2010

Yoshi Scarf

Woot! Spring break! I had a couple of things I wanted to try when I had some free time and it's now or never. One of them is finished; I made a scarf that lets you stay warm wrapped in Yoshi's long, red tongue (keep your pervy comments to yourself, thank you).


Jesus Christ, it's trying to eat me!

Unlike almost every other thing I've tried to make from scratch, this one came out perfect on the first try! For those of you who've never worked with yarn, it's like getting The Sword of Kings from Starman Super on the first try.



The tongue is crazy long at over 72". I couldn't get a good shot of it fully extended, so I had to curl it up a bit. I considered putting something on the end of the tongue, but felt it looked better bare.

In closing: *Spring-Ha!*   read


11:27 PM on 12.03.2009

New hats, Amigurumi and a holiday sale.

I like making hats, but sometimes all work and no play makes Danielle a dull girl. So when I wrapped up the Metroid hat and Aliciaís Scarf, I decided to take a break and try my hand at amigurumi. Hereís all my work for the last two months:

Here's my final version of the Metroid hat after the Hat Battle post:


I think it combines the best attributes of both the alpha and beta versions.

Next I took a stab at Alicia Melchiott's red head scarf:



That took an insanely long time to get right. It looks good on the glass head, but it'd look great on someone with long hair. Sometimes you just want to look pretty while baking and killing Imps :-3.

Next up, Amigurumi:



I've got Purple Tentacle & Green Tentacle, All four of the Pac-man ghosts plus vulnerable ghost, Blue Slime & Metal Slime, Fobby from Earthbound, the E-Tank from Megaman and most of the SMB series mushrooms. Boo chilling in the corner is still in beta; he needs some work.

In addition, Iím having a special at my store before I close up shop for the year. From now till December 11th, shipping and handling in the US is free and International shipping is a dollar off. So if you see something you want or think would make a great present for a fellow gamer, now the time to buy. Plus I need money for MAGFest; cats be struggling.

http://shadowsinthenyte.etsy.com   read


6:07 PM on 11.15.2009

MAGFest 8 announces special guests Jon St. John and Sid Meier

I like MAGFest. Well, more like love MAGfest. I've attended as a guest, worked as a staff member and shilled my crafts in the vendor hall. If you haven't had the pleasure of attending one, you've missed out on something special. Every year brings a unique opportunity to meet slew of industry and media guests in a comfortable atmosphere that can't be imitated by the big cons.

Yesterday, Mr. MAGFest and crew announced that voice actor Jon St. John will be in attendance this January. This will be your once in a lifetime opportunity to ask how many times 3-D realms told him they'd need him to do voice work "soon".

Video is NSFW:

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Oh, PS, they also got some guy named "Sid Meier". I don't know why you'd want to meet him, but his name was in the press release.   read


11:11 PM on 09.18.2009

Metroid: The hat battle.

As some as you know I crochet. I've talked about my works before. Normally I'm very sure of exactly what I want in my finished product. But I've run into a bit of a snag. I've got two different prototype Metroid hat models. One is an almost perfect representation of the original NES Metroid. The other is more of a stylized interpretation. I like elements of both. But I'm not quite sure if I should go with, one, the other or combine the two for the final version. So I'm looking for some feedback. Tell me what you like or don't like about each of the prototypes. Prototype "A" on the left is the original version, prototype "B" on the right is the stylized.









The "B" hat may look a little shorter that the "A". That would be fixed in the final version.   read


1:08 AM on 09.17.2009

But is it Art?

The Internets have forced me to see things that I cannot unsee. The advent of the portable digital camera and streaming video on the web has made it possible to view things that you once had to go to very bad parts of town and consort with very sick people in order to experience. So when I saw Halolz had created their 2 Girls, 1up shirt, I knew I had to up the ante:



Chomp. It's kind of like that. If you don't get the reference, don't try to. It's better that way.   read


11:45 PM on 09.16.2009

ShortBlog: "What Leaf?" Mario shirt is full of win and creepy

If you don't live in a cave you're probably aware that certain websites sell unique shirts on a daily basis for that day only. Teefury is one of these sites. Today, and today only, they're offering this for $9 + $2 shipping:



While perhaps not up to the high standards of woot.com's "Spicy Italian Meatball" shirt, I find it to be uber sweet and it will be in my closet shortly   read


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