Time to grind…

There only seems to be one… but I just know he’ll start calling for help.


Yes, it’s a Fobby, from the game Earthbound! (Ravelry project page here.) As you might have guessed, this little guy will also be given away to a random donor who gives $5 or more to Doctors Without Borders during the speedrun of Earthbound at JRDQ. I’m on a bit of a roll today, finishing two plushies and already considering a third… I should probably get some rest instead, though. More plushies are calling to me, but I’ll work on them tomorrow!

He’s made of meat!

The plushies for Japan Relief Done Quick are starting to accumulate! Joining Mr. Saturn is a very different friend: Meat Boy!

SUPER Meat Boy.

(Ravelry project page here.) I’m very happy with how he came out! He is 5″ tall and squishy (though not full of meat, just polyester fiberfil). You could win him if you donate $5 or more to Doctors Without Borders during Japan Relief Done Quick!

Oh, Mr. Saturn…

I’ve finished my first prize to give away during SDA’s Japan Relief Done Quick: a Mr. Saturn plushie, to be given away during the speedrun of Earthbound!

Mr. Saturn. BOING!

(Ravelry project page, with more photos and information, is here.)

A random donor who gives $5 or more to Doctors Without Borders will be the recipient of this little guy. 🙂 Don’t forget to watch Japan Relief Done Quick April 7 – 10 on Speed Demos Archive!

Clinging to my head

I finished making another katamari hat!

Katamari hat!

This one is nearly identical to the hat I made for Speed Demos Archive‘s Awesome Games Done Quick. The only difference is that this one has eight bumps instead of seven, which (in my opinion) fills the hat out better. Also, this hat took exactly one skein of Vanna’s Choice Baby yarn, in the colorway Sweet Pea. I think it’s the perfect shade for the green katamari ball! The Ravelry project page for this hat is here.

(Vanna White is “America’s favorite crocheter”, did you know that?)

My next project follows the katamari vein–I am going to make the Prince of All Cosmos! But while I am making more progress in my customer queue, I will also be making a few small prizes for SDA’s emergency charity event, Japan Relief Done Quick. Yes, that means you can win some of my plushies for donating at least $5 to charity! I will post more details here about the marathon when things are more firmed up. It will take place April 7 – 10, so save the dates, watch some great speedruns, and help us raise money for Doctors Without Borders as they aid the Japanese people in the aftermath of the earthquakes and tsunami.

Let’s fight!

I’ve been meaning to make a post about this for a little while, but did not have the time until today. I finished the plushie version of Aino Heart!

Aino Heart

I think she came out very cute! I used pipe cleaners to make her arms poseable, to give her neck some stability, and to make that ahoge heart on top of her head. Who knew pipe cleaners were so versatile? The project page on Ravelry for her is here.

One thing I regret is not writing down her pattern exactly. I wrote down some things, like, for example, her arms, legs, sleeves, and shirttails, because I wanted to make sure they were even… still, I’d like to adapt this pattern for other dolls of the same type. She’s just about the right porportions for anime / fighting game characters.