Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Episode 97: Cosmetics for Cosplay - A Primer


In this episode, Jade gives a report on San Francisco ComiCon and the girls briefly discuss cosmetics for cosplay. In the second half of the episode, the girls catch up on their crafting projects.


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Topics:

  • Jade gives a report on San Francisco ComiCon. 
  • Jade & Sandy give a short primer on cosmetics for cosplay and historical costuming -- the whys and the very basic things you should get:
    • Start with good skin care -- This step requires you know your skin type (normal, dry, or oily?) and the appropriate way to care for it.
    • A good primer for your skin
    • Foundation that matches your skin tone
    • Good translucent finishing powder

Get Crafty

Fiber Optics


Jade ran out of sock yarn and had to buy more. Oh noes!

Finished Objects
Sandy
  • Pattern: vanilla socks with tabi toes for eric
  • Yarn: Brunswick Nylamb
  • Notes:  they fit perfectly! I took careful notes so that I can do this again.
Jade
  • Pattern: On the Beach by Isabella Kraemer
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
  • Notes: Finished. Ends woven in. Still need photos
Sandy
  • Pattern: five squares for a shared baby blanket with friends
  • Yarn: vanna’s choice in black, white, greys and scarlet
  • Notes: a cable square, a houndstooth check in crochet, a mosaic knit maze, a log cabin in garter, a granny with a maze pattern in front post stitches  
  • My friends have done: a fibonacci stripe sequence in grayscale, a moth in crochet, cables, graduated gray in granny stripes, and more.  
  • I’ll be joining it when it’s done, in scarlet.
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jade
  • Pattern: vanillasocks
  • Yarn: dragonfly fibers “mardi gras mambo”
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  • Socks need citric acid soak.
Jade
  • Pattern: Fingerless Gloves - Vanilla
  • Yarn: Mardis Gras Mambo
WIPs

Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Kroy Paton.
Sandy
  • River Run scarf, Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, Dusk colorway: over halfway done
Jade


Sandy
It’s a CocoKnits t-shirt with a great hi-low hemline. I’m knitting it in Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Torino, Silver Fox, a merino and silk blend
Sandy
80% finished with a Vintage Stripes crochet blanket
I need to work on something else so that I can get more wool scraps! :)
It’s 30 by 65 and I need it to be 40!
Sandy
Picking up my hexipuffs for the beekeeper now that I have scrap sock yarn




Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Episode 96: Catch Them All


In this episode, Jade gives a report on San Diego Comic Con, then the girls give their take on the viral game, Pokemon Go! In the make half of the show, the girls talk crafting, cosplaying, and sewing, including Jade's latest cosplay project.


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Topics:

    • Jade gives a post San Diego Comic Con Report. You can find her SDCC blog entries at: https://geekgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/SDCC_2016
    • Jade & Sandy are playing Pokemon Go! They love it. Come play with us!

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Fiber Optics


Finished Objects
Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: BCY “Grr” colorway
  • Notes: Issue with soft spots.
WIPs
Sandy
Work and gaming knitting: vanilla socks for Eric in a very old skein of yarn-- Brunswick Nylamb in the color Cranberry.  
Finishing tonight.
Jade
  • Pattern: On the Beach by Isabella Kraemer
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
  • Notes: Slow, but forward progress. Finishing up last several inches of body before ribbing.
jade
  • Pattern: vanillasocks
  • Yarn: dragonfly fibers “mardi gras mambo”


Sandy

Sandy
Started (and am nearly halfway done with) a Vintage Stripes crochet blanket
I’m using up so much of my single ball scrap wools on this!

Make It Sew

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Episode 95: Cheese!


In this episode, Sandy & Jade talk about cons, limited edition figurines, and the latest from JK Rowling's universe. In the make half of the show, the girls talk crafting, cosplaying, and sewing, including Jade's latest cosplay project.


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Events:

  • San Diego Comic Con July 19-24, 2016.

Topics:

    • Fanime Post Con Report - Jade talks about her experience at Fanime.
    • Limited edition figurines at SDCC. Mattel is killing it with there female figurines.
    • Pottermore updates: new American wizarding school, Ilvermorny, has a lovely short story about its founding, and a new sorting ritual for you to see what your American Wizarding house would be. http://www.pottermore.com

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Fiber Optics



Finished Objects
Jade
  • Rainbow Socks are finished
  • Yarn: White Birch:  Does This Rainbow Make My Black Look Big?
Jade
  • Vanilla Socks
  • White Birch Fiber Arts: Self Striping (purple green) -- Travel Agent for Guilt Trips - Lovely round yarn
WIPs
Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: BCY “Grr” colorway
  • Notes: Issue with soft spots.
Sandy
Work and gaming knitting: vanilla socks for Eric in a very old skein of yarn-- Brunswick Nylamb in the color Cranberry.  
Fixed the heel.
Jade
  • Pattern: On the Beach by Isabella Kraemer
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
  • Notes: Slow, but forward progress. Sleeves, Body.
Sandy
Started (and am nearly halfway done with) a Vintage Stripes crochet blanket
Using up so much of my single ball scrap wools on this!

Make It Sew


Friday, June 10, 2016

Episode 94: Dragonscale Handbag of Holding -- a Review


In this episode, Sandy & Jade review the Dragonscale Handbag of Holding by ThinkGeek.com.

Jade's review can be found on her blog, where she goes into depth of using this bag.

You can also read about the experiences of some fellow geeks at the G+ community, Resplendent Nerd.

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Do you have this bag or anyone of the ThinkGeek handbags of holding? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Episode 93: Captain America - Civil War


In this episode, Sandy & Jade discuss Captain America: Civil War. There are SPOILERS in this episode! In the second half of the show,the girls catch up on their latest knitting / crochet projects, and Jade talks about her latest costuming project for her cosplay.


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Events:

  • Espana’s UK wedding was this past weekend. Congrats to our errant hostess!
  • Fanime - May 27-30, 2016. San Jose Convention Center, http://www.fanime.com
  • Clockwork Alchemy - May 27 - 30, 2016, Double Tree, San Jose http://www.clockworkalchemy.com
  • BayCon May 27-30, 2016, Santa Clara http://www.baycon.org
  • Kublacon, May 27-30, 2016, Hyatt Regency SFO, http://www.kublacon.com
  • Maker’s faire! 5/20-22, at the San Mateo Fairegrounds.

Captain America: Civil War -- SPOILER ALERT! The girls discuss this movie in-depth. So if you haven’t seen it AND don’t want to be spoiled, then fast forward. But here’s their summation of the movie.
  • Jade: Loved it.
  • Sandy: Go See it!

Get Crafty

Fiber Optics



Finished Objects
Jade
  • Nothing. Nada. Zip Zilch...
Sandy
  • Finished my Apres Surf Hoodie: I love it! I’ve worn it on a few outings and it’s perfectly light wear for cool spring nights.
WIPs
Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Does this black make my rainbow look big? (self-striping)
    • White Birch Fibers
  • Notes: She loves the yarn, love the stripes, and is slipping stitches to get a more slightly uneven striping pattern
Sandy
Jade
  • Pattern: On the Beach by Isabella Kraemer
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza
  • Notes: She picked up this top-down sweater again and is making very slow progress on it. She ripped the whole thing out and started from scratch, and is now doing the waist shaping. Her plans are to citric acid soak (AGAIN) the body and sleeves before she starts the color work.
Sandy
Work and gaming knitting: vanilla socks for Eric in a very old skein of yarn-- Brunswick Nylamb in the color Cranberry.  
Fixed the heel.
Sandy
Started (and am nearly halfway done with) a Vintage Stripes crochet blanket
I’m using up so much of my single ball scrap wools on this!
Sandy
Cast on a slip stitch stash hat for charity. (Syrian knitting group on ravelry)
Using all my worsted scraps to make a sunset color theme.

Going to alternate knitting for Afghans for Afghans and Syria this summer.

Make It Sew


  • Jade’s Bodysuit adventures: Jade is doing a Kim Possible cosplay group with a friend! She will be cosplaying Shego, while her friend does Kim Possible.
    • She’s nearly done with her Shego bodysuit, and it’s coming out very nicely -- in terms of patterning and fit.
    • She to make her own gloves -- very easy in Spandex!
    • Currently, she is finishing off the attached boots.
    • Dress Diary: http://geekgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/shego