Sunday, 27 February 2011

"The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be..."

Meet the tiny cthulhu and the slightly larger cthulhu ...









And last but not least its Hello Cthulhu!

I'm a tad out of practice with my crochet, but these turned out ok, for a first attempt anyway. I have visions of more great old ones and winged creatures ... Yog Sothot anyone? And I'm yet to test out the Anti-craft pattern for the elder god so I have to make at least that one, and there was talk of a pink one with sequins tentacles though I suspect that might be consider heresy.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tulu, Clooloo, Cthulu, C'thulhu, Cighulu, Cathulu, C'thlu, Kthulhu, Q’thulu, K'tulu, Kthulhut, Ktulu, Cuitiliú, Thu Thu...

After doing some more research (I use the word loosely here) into the elder gods I stumbled upon this fantastic blog ...

http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com

Its all devoted to crocheting the Great Cthulhu, squee. There is even a tiny little wing tutorial for the flying elder god and several variations of the crochet cthulhu. I might have crochet them all. And the good news is I am now armed with green wool and a crochet hook, ha, so watch this space.

And if crochet isn't your thing you could always just read the good old "Hello Cthulhu" at http://www.hello-cthulhu.com/ for some quality time with the ancient ones ... or even better dig out a copy of the shiny, black Necronomicon.

Over&out from the mountains of madness.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Cthulhu Rising ...

I've been reading the Anti-Craft book and browsing their brilliantly entertaining website (www.theanticraft.com) in order to find some inspiration for the aforementioned "Pay it forward 2011". I'm yet to finish a single project but I have a few ideas and its only February, I have another 10 months, right?
 
Anyway while I was browsing I came across the crochet pattern for the lovecraftian elder god yet again.

http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/imbolc08/eldergod.htm

I've been wanting to crochet this for ages now. Its a bit adorable, and its a Lovecraft tentacle monster, and it should be fairly quick to finish, what isn't there to love? I'm also think my four-year-old godson might appreciate one, and I might one want for myself ... I have this sneaky suspicion everyone might be getting one.  Expect progress reports and pics on this one soon.

And if you haven't heard Cthulhu is awakening on 21st of December 2012 and you're all invited ... http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115919451793839

Sunday, 13 February 2011

What more could a gal ask for?

So I've been a bit lazy (understatement of the year?) with anything even remotely crafty, so I don't have anything to update on that front, but I have been obsessing over dotty things in the mean time. 

I got my fave boots home from the UK last week. Yay. (Big thank to Jen for finding room in her suitcase to bring them over.)  These were a leaving present from the fab gals at my previous work place, they obviously know me well - DMs and dots, two of my favourite thing.




Aren't they adorable? They're almost too precious to be worn outside, maybe when we get rid of the ice and snow ... In the meaan time they just sit in my bookcase where I can adore them.

I think I need a matching alice band or a bow or maybe both ... new craft project to keep me out of trouble me thinks. Now I just need to find time to go material shopping. Why does everywhere close so early? Humpf.

Over&out for now.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Feathers, shiny things and glue

So instead of going out like the cool kids do I spent Friday night attempting to beat January Blues with feathers, shiny, pretty things and some glue ... and here is the result.




I just realised it looks suspiciously like a brooch rather than a fascinator, but I assure you its a fascinator.  Having said that, isn't it the trend at the moment that you can wear hair things as brooches? Maybe I should add a safety pin to this ...

"The making of" -part was fun even if the result wasn't quite what I'd hoped. I've decided marabou feather are too fluffy for a fascinator, need to use something else, just not sure what.  I'm treating this one as a trial, in the hope that the next one will turn out better.

Over&out.