Catching Up

posted Dec 16, 2013, 11:12 AM by Amy Lum

What with Halloween, family, the flu, two birthdays, simultaneous Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, new video games, and now Christmas, life has consumed all the time I had for posting. Now, however, is time for catching up. Many of the things promised have not been finished (such as my epic Halloween costume, oh well there is time for that later), so what I have to show for my time is rather sparse, but life took care to fill in the emptiness with so many special memories.

First off is Halloween, a suit of armor of cardboard and duct tape, based loosely on the knight character from the video game Demon's Souls:

It is not by any means perfect, and in fact was quite rushed, with a 5-hour last minute crunch on Halloween morning, and a good amount of time the day before. Despite that, there still wasn't time to finish up the arms, or make the sword and shield.

The shoulders, however, I am quite proud of, and probably spent the most time on them, which would be why there was no time for everything else...

I will be redoing all of the pieces that I am unhappy with later, and this piece should last through a good many Halloweens to follow, not to mention maybe a few conventions and possiblly Renaissance fairs.

Also I got to make spats!

Halloween is Fast Approaching!

posted Oct 19, 2013, 11:40 AM by Amy Lum

Apologies for the lack of posts, I'm still hard at work on my boyfriend's and my costumes, and I am reluctant to post any work in progress shots. This is a small touch for my own costume that I have made; it is made from thick aluminum, and ground down to shape. I think I would like to work more with this medium, but not until I finish the costumes.

Side Quest

posted Sep 26, 2013, 12:11 PM by Amy Lum

I'm currently working on Halloween costumes for myself and my boyfriend, but I took a break to make this cuddly deadly pincushion.

Storage Table!

posted Sep 15, 2013, 1:47 PM by Amy Lum

You may recall a few months ago I posted a picture of the mess of all my unfinished projects... Well that's all fixed now!

The idea started out as a storage ottoman, but I figured a table would be nice to have in that part of the room, so I can work on things over there and not move the other table all the time. I'm not sure I like how it turned out, but it's in cardboard and paper bags because I wanted to doodle on it... I'll probably cover the top in plastic sometime, or contact paper.

It holds a ton of yarn, a beanbag chair, and a couple of blankets. Oh and you might notice the mess in the right corner, that is my wrapping station, and I'm all set for the holidays already:

Action Shots

posted Sep 9, 2013, 10:31 AM by Amy Lum   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 10:32 AM ]

Mystery Box

posted Sep 1, 2013, 5:14 PM by Amy Lum

What is in it? Only time will tell...

A box for my boyfriend's birthday present, I stained it and gave it a felted interior with fitted spots for... whatever it is that I got him.

Getting back in the Swing of Things

posted Aug 25, 2013, 6:17 PM by Amy Lum

After having recently taken a trip to the old workshop, to work with saws and other power tools not readily available to the casual apartment renter, on gifts and such for the holidays (so I can't post them right now), I've had a hard time getting back into making things. Of late, however, I've gotten back into the sport of making, by working on a few unfinished projects lying around the house. For instance, I made this shelf:

Seeing as how it's made from cardboard and duct tape mostly it's not that sturdy, and as you can see it's bending a little in the middle, but it does the job. If I need it to hold more weight I can reinforce it later.


posted Jul 21, 2013, 4:26 PM by Amy Lum

This is the comission I was working on for like a week, for a baby shower gift.

Because I picked a yarn with a sucky gauge, it ended up taking an hour for an inch, on stupid double pointed needles... But it was super soft and cuddly. It's based on a specific owl from the baby shower invitation. My next order of business is learning to crochet left-handed, because one set of eyelashes turned out kind of curling the wrong way (towards the face, not away)... Not very noticeable, but I'm a perfectionist.

Back on Track

posted Jul 13, 2013, 11:19 AM by Amy Lum

Just shipped out a few Etsy orders, and now I'm working on a commission, which I will post as soon as it's finished. After that I have a few more projects to finish and post, and figure out how to photograph them...

Also I'm helping a friend fix up a few old DSes for resale.


posted Jul 6, 2013, 3:54 PM by Amy Lum

Taking a short break to recover from a few deaths...

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