Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Episode 98: Who Needs Fairy Godmothers?


In the first half of the episode, Jade & Sandy give a brief report on their respective conventions --- ConVolution 2016 and BigBadCon. Then they dive into the improvement of Halloween costumes for little girls since 2015. In the second half of the episode, Sandy briefly talks about #inktober and helping to sew special heat warmers for kittens and puppies at shelters. The girls geek out about their latest crafting projects, and Jade is her own fairy godmother as she had two weeks to get ready for the Ball.


Get Geeky

Con Report Central:


Halloween Holidays!
  • Halloween costumes for Girls --- This year has been better for girls and commercially available costumes. The plethora of female heroines has been on the rise with t.v. and movies featuring strong women characters -- Super Girl, Wonder Woman, Ghost Busters, Disney Descendents, Star Wars (Rey & Rogue One), DC Super Hero Girls,

Get Crafty

Artsy Stuff!

Art and illustration: Inktober
”Every October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.”
Or #inktober on most social media

Fiber Optics


Finished Objects
Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Kroy Paton.
  • Notes: Nice, toothy yarn.
Sandy
  • River Run scarf, Knit Picks Gloss Fingering, Dusk colorway
  • Not blocked yet. Maybe going to give this away as a gift.
jade
WIPs
Jade
  • Pattern: Vanilla Socks
  • Yarn: Stray Cat Sock Yarn: Electric Ave
Sandy
  • Swirl E. socks
  • Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Happy mit Silbereffekt, colorway Brasil: rainbowy!
  • Size 1 needles
Jade
  • Doctor Who Cowl
  • Yarn: Cascade Heritage Solids
  • Notes: Nearly half way through the scarf!
Sandy

Picked up my acrylics bin and worked on a project so old it’s not even on my Ravelry-- some granny squares for Project Linus. Aiming for 60 squares, I’m about 25 along.
Sandy
Baby blanket for a gaming friend! Team effort, knit and crochet
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Argyle crochet square with planned pooling:
www.glamour-4-you.com/blog/planned-pooling-with-crochet-made-easy-4-simple-steps
Jade
  • Bought Halloween yarn!


Make It Sew


Sandy: Rice warmie bags for animals!
Easy beginner pattern and a welcome item at animal shelters. Use your flannel and fleece scraps, save a kitten or puppy’s life!

Jade: Had to get ready for a Moulin Rouge Ball in under two weeks. Spoilers….she made it! Her dress diaries can be found here: http://geekgirlcrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/cancan



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.


Get Geeky

Upcoming Events

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.


Get Geeky

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!

Get Crafty

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.


Get Geeky

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

Get Crafty

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