Thursday, January 14, 2010

1969 Ford Mustang Drawing

1969 Ford Mustang by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

My first drawing of the year! Just pencil and paper this time, folks. (Mirado Black Warrior pencils).
This was done from a photo in my husbands' classic car calendar. It is a 1969 Mustang Mach 1. I omitted the HUGE air intake from the original photo, because it broke up the natural line of the car (it made it look boxy and ugly - not what I want!).
I'm not really good at drawing cars, and I have decided this year to focus more on drawing cars, motorcycles, and machinery in general.
My first attempt at a motorcycle (and so far my ONLY attempt) is on my drawing 'Anthro Biker Wolf':
This is my first drawing of a car that actually came out looking like what it is SUPPOSED to be - so be gentle and constructive with your criticism, please :D

Monday, January 11, 2010

Crochet Soap Savers

Here is my new project:

Soap Savers by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

Crochet Soap Savers!

I made these with some of my leftover yarn. You can put a whole bar of soap in them, or put little bars of soap, or leftover soap slivers - and then lather up with the bag. That way, you don't waste leftover soap! Hence - soap saver!
The basic soap saver pattern is at Joy of Life.
The first one I made true to the pattern, but the rainbow one is my creation entirely!

Enjoy, and Happy Crocheting!

Limoncello Gift

This is a picture of my Yule gift to Troy and Sandy:


I forgot to post this last year...oops! Time to catch up on things!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


It's a beanie! It's a penis! No it's a Beanis!

Beanis by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I got the pattern for the crochet beanis at The AntiCraft

Mine is about 16" long, made with worsted weight yarn and an E hook (NOT EASY!) and it is filled with plastic pellets. It is made with chiefly single crochet, with some slip stitches, sc increases and sc decreases. This was quite time might be the first and last one I make. It is a gift for a friend who has a somewhat raunchy sense of humor - I think she'll love it!

Plarn Tote Bag

This is my first plarn project:

Plarn Bag by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This crochet bag was made out of plarn; yarn made from plastic bags. I got the pattern through Crochet Pattern Central. Oh - here it is!
I altered the pattern a bit. I continued to crochet around, adding rounds to rnds 5-7 (I think I ended up doing rounds 5-11 like that, then following the remainder of the pattern).
There are quite a few tutorials on how to make plarn, including some stuff on youtube, but be warned - this stuff is hard to work with until you get the hang of it - the results are truly amazing! It stretches to accommodate things that have a weird shape, and it definitely gets the attention of the checkers at the supermarket (and other patrons!).
Hope you like!