*crawls out of the dust* Hello! I’m still alive! But I think I killed the blog. Oops.
So seriously, I’m thinking of moving Amigurumi Island to maybe a tumblr or a blogspot blog. It would still be linked to this one, same name and everything, just a new start in a different place. I really like this blog but I feel as though I’ve had it for so long that posting at all seems more like a chore than it should do, and with the easter holidays coming up I should have time to make some stuff to post about. What do you think?
It’s official! All new updates will be posted here. It’s still a wordpress blog (so not too different!) and it’ll cover pretty much the same stuff as this blog has for the last two years, but new and more frequently. Hurray! (this is an emotional moment :’) )
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hey guys ^_^ I finally got round to uploading the photos on my camera to my computer so this is gonna be a sort of condensed blog post of all the stuff that I actually have to post about.
So I went to the Organic Garden Day with my parents. It’s a sort of combination of craft stalls, textile stalls, gardeny stuff and livestock stuff. It’s a lot more interesting than it sounds. They were shearing sheep, so I ended up buying a sheeps fleece to needlefelt (it’s still lying on my floor waiting to be sorted). The sheep I chose to be shawn probably hated me afterwards.
now I just need to work out a way to clean it and dye it without it felting…
I’ve also started having guitar lessons with my friend Lily, as we weren’t really making much progress just playing random chords. So at the weekend she came round to practice, and we also made a massive apple cake (with two layers so it was all 3D haha)
and twelve tiny cupcakes (we didn’t decorate all of them):
And the last thing I’m gonna squish into today’s post is this owl face I made yesterday. Since then I’ve experimented with two more faces, although I’m not quite sure what to do with them all yet ^-^ The photo was taken in the dark so it’s pretty bad- maybe I’ll upload a better one sometime. It’s fimo, sanded and painted with layers of acrylic, then there was the vasnish and the hairspray and the chalkdust and woah, I didn’t realise the process was so long! Anyway here it is before I gave it a face-up, kind of lop-sided and cracked but it was fun to make
And pretty much finished ^.^ It still needs a body to go with it really. The eyes are pretty cool, they follow you due to how deep they’re set behind the face.
So yeah, that’s all I have to say really c: Thanks for reading!
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I’ve been mainly updating my Deviantart recently about stuff I’ve made, so if you do look at that this post may be a bit late XD But oh well. I went out and bought new fleece fabric so now I have cream, navy blue, red and black and I made these plushies:
This one first as a sort of prototype to test out the new pattern ^_^ Then I made another to join it
and hopefully I’ll make more plushies like that too, but probably with different eyes because I only had one pair of them. I finally made a pattern that I actually like though ^_^ Maybe I’ll have enough stock for a winter craft fair…
I made this plushie too, it turned out a bit odd I guess
And I bought a packet of blank ACEO cards and did a few of them, too. These are two of them:
(whoop I’m saving space on my blog by uploading the photos to deviantart instead haha) I think I listed one of these on etsy, although they’re probably not good enough to sell yet anyway. It was worth a try.
Thanks for reading c: -Julia
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So I’m back from Walberswick now c: I’ve also been sketching a lot. So much that it looks like I’m over half way in the sketchbook I use most, but actually that’s just cause the pages have puffed up with the paint. I’ve done 56 sides and have 86 to go. I have been doing stuff in my GCSE sketchbook too, but that’s all boring still-lifes really. Which are boring. And if for some reason I don’t post here, sorry for yet another website but I’ve started posting sketches daily on my deviant art. Actually, forget posting sketches for today, I need to save them for my DA at the moment. Sorry. But you can always go and look there ^_^
I don’t know if any of you get the Mollie Makes magazine but the most recent one comes with this crochet hook which is lovely and bamboo-y, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it just yet because it’s really small and the only wool I want to crochet with at the moment is this:
It’s really chunky but so so pretty, I want to make a hat out of it or something if there’s enough. Maybe a dolls hat or something.
Other than my sketches (which are on deviantart) that’s about it for today so yeah, thanks for reading :)
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So at the moment I’m stuck out in Walberswick for two weeks- it’s a nice place but when all my friends are back at home or away somewhere else it isn’t great. I’ve been sketching a lot though, because I decided I needed to try drawing a landscape or some sort of scenery as a change from my usual people and animals. Um, this was the result.
First attempt was done using some sort of think watercolour paint from a tube, pencil and a black promarker. Okay so it’s kinda terrible, but I guess if I don’t practice I won’t get any better, hm.
My second attempt was also based of a photo I took of some beach huts and I used dry watercolour pencils. At least one of the beach huts looks deformed and the bush doesn’t even look like a bush, I really need to work on it. At least I’m starting GCSE art soon, hopefully I’ll at least learn something.
Then I went out and did stuff with my camera :)
sorry about my tumblr url on that XD So yeah, that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing, other than more sketching and stuff.
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