Friday, August 27, 2010

Finished Crafts, Failed Food, & Ren Festing

Three weeks ago my friend saw the mini version of my niece that I crocheted and asked if she could have her own goth version. And three weeks later I'm finally done! 
I also managed to finish up Moko the cat (whose pattern is free and can be found at Baghi's blog.):
So after I finished up these guys I decided that it was time to experiment with food. Somehow I got it in my head that I was going to make fruit sushi. I dug out the sushi mat, looked up a few videos on how to roll it, and went out to get my filling. Every site I looked at said that white rice wasn't sticky enough to make a roll, but despite popular opinion I was convinced I could make it work. ... I couldn't. Here was the end result:
But I greatly enjoy the old saying that from failure comes success.

I'll be off Saturday, as I'm heading to Minnesota (for real this time) to go a renaissance festing with the belly dancers. Guaranteed there will be many photos of dancers, good and gut-wrenchingliny horrible costumes, wenches, and men flinging mud. For now, I leave you with this photo from last year, which I think adequately demonstrates the effectiveness of corsets.

5 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow those crocheted dolls are amazing! Have fun in Minnesota :)

Juno said...

I'm enchanted by your crochet work (I only 'discovered' amigurumi a month ago.) Beautiful. I am quite intrigued by your ingenuity. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Juno x

Soraya said...

I love the dolls! And I'm quite jealous about the Renn Fest... We have to wait until February for Renn Festing. I am DYING to go!

J.Moehring said...

*drools* your crochet is amazing! I don't have the patience for it at all. I'm so envious!!! And no worries about the rolling of sushi, apparently it takes years to master it. Have fun at the ren faire! I can't wait to read all about it!!

Jacomijn said...

Thank you for your comment on my "nostalgia"-post. But you do a very nice job yourself ! Love the doll !!!