Crochet Pattern Review

The wonderful Crochetbug featured my Viking Hat pattern on her blog, you can read the start of it here and follow all the way to the finished hats here, with several blog entries in between.

Thanks for the lovely feature, I love seeing the finished products people create with my patterns! :)

Fiery Flames


This time I decided on a simple flame design. I started with a sparkly black base and layered dark reds, orange and yellow in small strokes to create the flame effect.
I also painted the same design on my toes!

Jayne at NineWorlds

So, I finally got to take Vera out for a cosplay appearance when I went to NineWorlds GeekFest recently. By the way, if you have any way of making it happen, GO TO NINEWORLDS NEXT YEAR! Best convention ever, this was my second year attending and it was brilliant.

But, this post is about Vera/Jayne, so here we go.


Vera was very well received and I got a lot of compliments for her crochet goodness. Unfortunately I was too busy having way too much fun to take any decent pictures at the convention, but here are a few others have taken:

That's me in the foyer, showing off my Vera. Photo by Mike Brooks

That’s me in the foyer, showing off my Vera.
Photo by Mike Brooks

Photo by @Entorien

Photo by @Entorien

That's Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

That’s Mark M. very happy to be holding a cuddly Vera

If you happen to have any photos of yourself or me holding Vera, do send them my way so I can add them here!

Shiny Nails


Felt like some shiny nail colours today, so I went with a rainbow of metallics with a very simple design on them.

Colour Tiles


Trying out some bright tiled designs as the summer is quite cool and dreary so far.



I got these Jamberry nail wraps as a gift and had to try them out immediately. They are gorgeous, but unfortunately they started peeling after three days. The longes that stickers or wraps have lasted for me, but still a disappointment.

Bright Lines


This time I switched the design up by using a dark base colour with colourful stripes on top. I’m very happy with how this turned out.

More weaponry!

Now that Vera is done, I am working on the smaller pieces for my Jayne cosplay. The knife is all finished.


And the handgun is about halfway done!


We’re getting there! Just a few more pieces to finish.
I also started working on the Wonderwoman top for Wayne’s costume. So I’m keeping quite busy.

I finally finished my crochet Vera!

She’s done! She’s done!
It’s been a good 80 hrs of work (possibly more, I’m not very good at keeping track) but she’s finally done!
She’s so cuddly and pretty and huge, I love her!


She’s completely crocheted without a pattern, filled with upholstery foam and wooden dowels for stability as well as ceramic baking beads for weight balance. She’s quite heavy for a crocheted item, but still light enough to tote around all day.
I’ve started working on Jayne’s knife and will also crochet his handgun and holster and belt pockets. Hoping to get it all done before August for NineWorlds Geek Fest!

A handful of fire power!

The bullets are done. This is moving along quite slowly again as I was ill for a while. But the strap is now half way done as well! I should be able to finish my Vera this weekend!