вторник, ноември 24, 2009

WIPs and... zombies! Plants too :D

Let's start with something I did right after finishing Marvin but forgot to post :

Gatchacaz inspired me with her works and showed me some pretty nice starter instructions for starters in blackwork.  This is my first attempt  - a first part of Circle of seasons serie - the spring. I like it pretty much, but for now the completing of the whole project is on hold due to Christmas presents :P

And now few word for the maybe disturbing presence of zombies in the title! I am the last person to call himself game lover, but lately a found a mini game that got me absolutely and helplessly addicted.  The Plants vs Zombies is just a "tower defense" type game with simple mouse click control. What you have to do is to plant some genetically modified flowers and vegetables in your lawn in order to protect your house from the waves of zombies how want nothing more but to eat your brain.Simple enough, and in the same time, it's somehow impossible to get boring. :D

It has 50 levels in the main mode on three stages (but when you play in the night is a whole different thing). around 40  plants to collect( I think, I didn't go through the whole game yet, but my sis did, Unlike some people, she has the free time to do such things) and 30 (again not sure) zombies. But as you play, you can open more mini games, puzzles, get a zen garden, zombie aquarium, Tree of wisdom and a bunch of other things that can help you buy thing from your crazy neighbor. Once you finish the game, you can (according to sis) to start over again, but now let the Crazy Dave choose your plants and win chocolates to feed your snails (if so, I'd like to be snail too)

I love the animation, and the game is filled with awesome sense of humour.  I found this out right away after I checked the Help section that was "brought to me by the zombies". By the way, with all this, there's no way not to get just a little fond to the zombies too.

Dear, they're trying so hard!

And the game ends with one of the cutest songs I've heard

Makes me wanna sing along! :DDD

And to finish all this, I want to show what am working at the moment. When finished, it should look somewhat like this:

This is made after my sis' avatar on DA (yeah, I'm still under the puffle influence ) but apart form the original one I made some modifications...  that I won't be able to show here, because I don't wont to spoil the Christmas surprise! And I like so much to post wips T_____T 

I personally think that the whole puffle thing is super cute, and it really is a pleasure to work on this project. The puffles seem to be charas of an  online game Club Penguin, that I know little about (but one think I know for sure - the creators made huge mistake not making the puffles main characters). Anyway I prefer my mystic way of puffle creation.

I sent this pattern to Deejay Beta for her site, and so, eventually, when her computer is fixed and she can post again, you might be able to find it on the site :) I added a .pat file too, so the ones who want can more easily edit their puffle design (it's so much fun!!!)

вторник, ноември 17, 2009

One not so lucky android

Since I'm watching Lucky Star now, I got inspired form the beautiful works Max-the-rabbitything has done and thought it would be nice to stitch something Lucky Star-ish while watching the anime! So I had to choose one of the many cute Lucky Star patterns Missy Tannenbaum has on her blog. But while browsing, something unexpected has happened.

I saw a tag "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"

So, DON'T PANIC now.

I don't know how I missed this pattern when it was posted, but now, when I re-discovered it, Marvin totally won the battle against Lucky Star. Sorry girls.

When I saw the pattern, first thing that popped in my mind was : "He must be in the Krikkit ship now!" Mostly because I love that part of the book the most (when all the robots got depressed). I still haven't watched the movie. *sigh*

But I should quit this babble and present you my new pincushion (at least I plan to use it for

this), featuring Marvin!

Marvin hates me. He judges  me not more intelligent than a live mattress, so he's 30 billion times smarter than me. He also thinks I'm blind, cause I stitched him in light green shade (just later checked the actual key, and it said baby blue or smth. Nyaa the piccu was small and green was nice...) . He also thinks I'm cheap ( well you have the point here darling) because I stitched him with Ariadna floss that's half cheaper than DMC (but I really love it!) and is a leftover from the biscornu (and before being a leftover from the biscornu, it was a leftover from a bracelet). And what is really making his diodes hurt, is the fact that for the back side I used DMC (which is a leftover form Kisa, if this is going to make you feel better!)

So, close up of Marvin:

He's in prison, lol :D

And close up of the back side with just a little personal, or should I say, Marvin touch:

He's on the Krikkit ship and he's composing lullabies! ^____^  I picked up the second half of the song, because of the sheep (cool), but I love the whole thing. Btw, it's 22 count (I didn't want a huge Marvin, that would be too depressing for me) and the little letters were pain in the... wrist to stitch.

Nyaa so late, so late, and have to go to school tomorrow, so better go to sleep...

Thank you, Missy, for making the pattern! :D

понеделник, ноември 16, 2009

Self tagged myself - feel free to skip the post

So the first tag I saw on Jade-xe's page on DA. But I don't want to plague my DA journal with long lists, so here it is:
Classic Disney

[x] 101 Dalmatians (1961) (LOVE!!! That was my first VHS movie and back then I couldn't stop watching it! In the end the tape broke. Haven't watched since then ;( Really should find a DVD)
[x] Alice in Wonderland (1951) (yeah... but don't like it. Actually don't like Alice and those flowers, but love the Cat, that sleepy Mouse and the March Hare)
[x] Bambi (1942) ( didn't like it )
[x] Cinderella (1950) (mice! ^__^ )
[x] Dumbo (1941)(Flying elephants, hell yeah )
[ ] Fantasia (1940)
[x] Lady and the Tramp (1955)
[x] Mary Poppins (1964) (But I like all the books better)
[x] Peter Pan (1953)
[x] Pinocchio (1940)(hate it...)
[x] Sleeping Beauty (1959)
[x] Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (When I watched this for a first time, there was only one MAN doing the dubbing. Snow White's bass sure was a shock for a lil kid)
[ ] Song of the South (1946)

Score: 11/13

Disney's Dark Age (The Mice age, my fav mice movies!)

[ ] The Aristocats (1970)
[ ] The Black Cauldron (1985)
[ ] The Fox and the Hound (1981)
[x] The Great Mouse Detective (1986) (luffs)
[x] The Jungle Book (1967)
[x] The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
[ ] Oliver and Company (1986)
[ ] Pete's Dragon (1977)
[x] Rescuers, The (1977)
[x] Robin Hood (1973)
[ ] The Sword In The Stone (1963)

Score: 5/11

The Disney Renaissance

[x] Aladdin (1992) (I've seen them allll)
[x] Beauty and the Beast (1991)(One of the, not to say my FAV Disney movie ever)
[ ] A Goofy Movie (1995)
[x] Hercules (1997)
[x] Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1996)
[x] The Lion King (1994)
[x] The Little Mermaid (1989)
[x] Mulan (1998)
[x] Pocahontas (1995)
[x] The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
[x] Tarzan (1999)

Score: 10/11

Disney's Modern Age

[x] Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)(LOVE!)
[ ] Bolt (2008)
[x] Brother Bear (2003)
[ ] Chicken Little (2005)
[x] Dinosaur (2000)
[x] Emperor's New Groove, The (2000) (OH YEAAAAAH!)
[x] Fantasia 2000 (2000)
[ ] Home on the Range (2004)
[x] Lilo & Stitch (2002) (Elvis!)
[ ] Meet the Robinsons (2007) (
[x] Treasure Planet (2002)

Score: 7/11


[ ] A Bug's Life (1998)
[ ] Cars (2006)
[x] Finding Nemo (2003)
[x] The Incredibles (2004)
[x] Monsters Inc. (2001)
[x] Ratatouille (2007) (:'DDD)
[x] Toy Story
[ ] Toy Story 2 (1999)
[ ] Wall-E
[ ] Up (2009)

Score: 5/10

Don Bluth

[ ] All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
[x] An American Tail (1986)
[x] Anastasia (1997)
[x] The Land Before Time (1988)
[ ] The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)
[ ] Rock-a-Doodle (1991)
[ ] The Secret of NIMH (1982)
[ ] Thumbelina (1994)
[x] Titan AE (2000)
[ ] A Troll in Central Park (1994)

Score: 4/10


[ ] The Adventures of Mark Twain (1986)
[ ] Chicken Run (2000)
[x] Corpse Bride (2005) (Tim Burton, awe everyone)
[ ] James and the Giant Peach (1996)
[x] Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993) (Tim Burton I said!)
[x] Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005).
[x] Coraline (2009) (the movie was scarier than the book)

Score: 4/7

CGI Glut :

[ ] Antz (1998)
[ ] Happy Feet (2006)
[ ] Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[ ] Madagascar (2005)
[ ] Monster House (2006)
[ ] Over the Hedge (2006)
[x] Polar Express, The (2004)
[x] Shrek (2001)
[x] Shrek 2 (2004)
[x] Shrek The Third
Score: 4/10


[ ] Arabian Knight (aka The Thief and the Cobbler) (1995)
[ ] Fantastic Planet
[x] The Last Unicorn (1982)
[ ] Light Years
[ ] Triplets of Belleville, The (2003)
[ ] Persepolis (2007)
[ ] Waltz With Bashir (2008)
[ ] Watership Down (1978)
[ ] When the Wind Blows (1988)
[ ] Yellow Submarine (1968)

Score: 1/10

Studio Ghibli/Miyazaki

[ ] Grave of the Fireflies
[x] Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
[ ] Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
[ ] Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
[ ] Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)
[ ] My Neighbors The Yamadas
[x] My Neighbor Totoro (1993)
[x] Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
[ ] Only Yesterday
[ ] Pom Poko (Tanuki War)
[x] Porco Rosso (1992)
[x] Princess Mononoke (1999)
[x] Spirited Away (2002)
[ ] Whisper of the Heart
[ ] The Cat Returns
[ ] Earthsea
[ ] Gake no Ue no Ponyo (I wanna! ;o; )

Score: 6/17

Satoshi Kon

[ ] Millennium Actress (2001)
[ ] Paprika (2006)
[ ] Perfect Blue (1999)
[ ] Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
[ ] Memories - "Magnetic Rose" (1995)

Score: 0/5

[ ] She and Her Cat (1999)
[ ] Voices of a Distant Star (2001) (ANGST ANGST)
[ ] The Place Promised in Our Early Days (2004)
[ ] 5 Centimeters per Second (2007)

Score: 0/4

Other Anime Films Released In The U.S.

[x] Akira (1989)
[ ] Appleseed
[ ] Appleseed: Ex Machina
[ ] Arcadia of My Youth (U.S. Title - Vengeance of the Space Pirate)
[ ] Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2003)
[ ] The Dagger of Kamui (U.S. Title - Revenge of the Ninja Warrior)
[ ] Dirty Pair: Project Eden
[ ] End of Evangelion
[ ] Fist of the North Star
[ ] Galaxy Express 999
[x] Ghost in the Shell (1996)
[ ] The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
[ ] Lensman
[ ] Macross: Do You Remember Love (U.S. Title - Clash of the Bionoids)
[ ] Metropolis (2001)
[ ] Neo-Tokyo
[ ] Ninja Scroll
[ ] Patlabor the Movie
[ ] The Professional: Golgo 13
[ ] Project A-ko
[ ] Robot Carnival
[ ] Robotech: The Shadow Chronicle
[ ] Silent Mobius
[ ] Space Adventure Cobra
[ ] Steamboy (2004)
[x] Sword of the Stranger
[ ] Tekkonkinkreet
[ ] Unico and the Island of Magic
[ ] Urotsukidoji: The Movie
[ ] Vampire Hunter D
[ ] Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust
[ ] Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force

Score: 3/32

Cartoons For Grown-Ups

[ ] American Pop
[x] The Animatrix (2003)
[ ] Beavis & Butthead Do America (1996)
[ ] Cool World
[x] Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
[x] Final Fantasy: Advent Children
[x] Fire & Ice
[ ] Fritz the Cat (1972)
[ ] Heavy Metal (1981)
[ ] Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
[ ] Hey Good Looking
[ ] Lady Death
[ ] A Scanner Darkly (2006)
[ ] South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
[ ] Street Fight (AKA - Coonskin)
[ ] Waking Life (2001)

Score: 4/16

Other Animated Movies

[ ] Animal Farm
[ ] Animalypics
[ ] Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon The Movie
[ ] Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker
[ ] A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969)
[x] The Brave Little Toaster (1988)
[ ] Bravestarr: The Movie
[ ] Care Bears: The Movie
[ ] Charlotte's Web (1973)
[x] Fern Gully
[ ] G.I. Joe: The Movie
[ ] Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords
[ ] He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword
[ ] The Hobbit
[ ] Interstella 5555
[x] The Iron Giant (1999)
[ ] Justice League: The New Frontier
[x] Lord of the Rings
[ ] Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1992)
[ ] My Little Pony: The Movie
[ ] Pagemaster, The
[ ] Pink Floyd's The Wall (1982)
[x] The Prince of Egypt (1998)
[ ] Powerpuff Girls: The Movie
[x] Quest For Camelot (1999) (LOVE)
[ ] Ringing Bell
[x] Road to El Dorado, The (2000) (LOVE LOVE)
[ ] Rock & Rule
[x] Space Jam
[ ] Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
[ ] Superman: Doomsday
[x] The Swan Princess (All of them, but the first one was the best :D)
[ ] Transformers: The Movie (1986)
[ ] Wizards
[ ] Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
[ ] Wonder Woman
[ ] The Sea Prince and the Fire Child
[ ] Flight of Dragons
[ ] Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
[x] Balto (Again, the first - the best)
[ ] Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter

Score: 10/42


Second is the OC meme that I stole from Nerois page . This is one amazing artist btw with very cool style and OCs. My sister is drawing my Nikola now, after Veniamina. He did a chibi and it's soo cute!!!! Cuter than a puffle!!!

~ If you don't have at least 8 OCs I wouldn't recommend this meme
~ Add on questions to this meme! It will make it bigger!
~ Enjoy!

1) First list all your OCs by first name so we can see your list of all your wonderful OCs:
1. Nikola
2. Magdalena
3. Branislav
4. Michel
5. Veniamina
6. Danail
7. Artur
8. Alekzandar
9. Alber
PS. The orthgraphy is in accordance with the prononsation in my language, Bulgarian, except Michel, but his name is a whole different story. I know some of the names are written in different ways in roman alphabet, but this often changes the prononsation and is annoying.
2) Who is your favorite OC?
Nikola of course... But I really love all of my lil creations. From the females, I think Veniamina
3) Who is your least favorite?
From the listed above, Artur. He's one big emo kid
4) Who is your most developed?
5) Which OC would you want to date if they magically came to life?
To date, huh? XD I have no chances with Nikola, so maybe Michel will agree
6) How many girl OCs do you have? Boy OCs? It OCs?
12 males
5 females
There are some others that are more minor, but I haven't put in stories all of those, even though they're developped (no time >.< )

7) If you were stuck in a burning building what do you think the third OC on your list would do? He will act like a superhuman, will make quite a show for the media. If there is a poor little kitten in the last floor to save too, that would be even better. Then he'll pose a LOT in front of the cameras. In the end Nikola will say: You know, you won't be seen in the photos, you DUMB vampire, Bran will go: Oh shitm hafta steel the negatives! XD

8) Name one thing you regret about one of your OCs. I keep killing and tirturing my main one. He must hate me T____T

9) Which of your OCs do you think would make the best father/mother/it parent out of all your OCs and why?? Nikola and Magdalena. He's kind and have high morals, and she's in the same time adventurous but can be strict too

10) Which of your OCs do you think will most likely be put in jail? If it's about "most likely" that would be Bran or Alek. But the one that will actually make it will be Danail!

11) The eighth of your OCs was put into the future! What will their job be?!? He'll work in some super modern theme park

12) Name the first OCs catch phrase! "No alchohol here!!!!"

13) Do all your OCs live together or are they separated? In the beginning Danail and Magdalena (brother and sister) and Nikola, Branislav and Michel (room mates). Then Nikola and Danail change places

14) Are there any pairings that are in your OC list? Nikola x Magdalena, though Mina is Nikola's old lover and sooo wants him back. Bran and Michel get to meet girls in some stories, but they're not listed here! XD

15) Your seventh OC switched bodies with you for a day! How will they react at the end of the day? He'll get extremely depressed. Like he does over almost everything. Then he'll think :wait, I'm a human now... can I finish myself? Yeey!!! DON"T YOU DARE YOU, I"LL BE GETTING BACK IN THIS BODY IN THE END OF THE DAY!

16) Your last OC just became a fifteen year old. What do they do? Alber's not that old himself, so it won't make a big difference. Will turn into puppy (big one) and will go chase something

17) Now randomly select a person on your OC list. Who was it? Magdalena

18) That OC you just chose? Yeah they think they are superman (even if they are a girl) and are on the roof about to jump off. She'll give a camera to her brother to take some photos for the morning paper and will tie a rope to her ankle. We don't like unreasonable risks, you see. Of course she won't tell this to Nikola and will give him a heart attack. 

19) Are any of your OCs bored of this meme? Artur

20) Would your second OC prefer the beach or the mountains? Magi likes them both, but as her friends aren't really beach-boys, the mountain turns to be more preferable.

21) Would your 5th OC battle a shark? Oh yeah. She'll curse it like hell. Poor fish. Then she'll use it to make some super rare potion. Ok, let it be soup.

22) Which OCs hate each other? Veniamina and Magdalena. Cold war for Nikola.

23) Which OC did you create first? And last? First was Nikola. He came from an older story. From the listed above, Alber. He he haven't got any pagetime yet

Where'd 24 go? Alber ate it. But he didn't mean it T___T Don't kick him under the table

25) And if those two were fighting, who would win? You mean Nikola and Alber? They will hardly ever fight, because Alber really likes Nikola. But if they do, Niki will be the winner

26) Are your OCs fat or skinny? Not fat nor skinny, just normal. Some of them fluffy.

27) What are your first 2 OC's favorite foods? Nice steak with potatoes. Nikola prefers it a l'anglais.

28) If your listed OCs were in a fight to the death, who would emerge victorious? All of them O.o Gosh... I don't know what should happen to make them all fight like crazy. Nikola and Veniaminna are strongest, but... Michel might hide somewhere, tremble, and end up the only one alive. Wait, Alber will probably do the same... And he won't resist the sight of flying rat...

29) There's a zombie attack and your OCs are stranded. Who do they elect to be their leader? Nikola is the natural leader

30) During said zombie attack, who's the first to die? Probably the only one who's still fully mortal - Magdalena

31) Which one of these OCs do you think would have the most fangirls/boys? Nikola. He doesn't want to though. And Bran wants... oh he sure wants some! XD

32) Okay, so does OC number four have any last thoughts? lol, you pick Michel! He rarely says what's exactly in his mind, because he doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. So I suppose in his mind ne often sighs "Bran, you idiot..."

33) If possible, what's your characters' height? I haven't thought about all the heights! But Bran is very tall, he's 1.99m. Nikola is quite shorter, around 1.72. No data for the others!

34) Can your characters dance? Bran can turn into disco beast. I mean he'll broke many things. Nikola can dance only classics, Veniamina everything. Just name it.  

сряда, ноември 11, 2009

What is a puffle?

"Puffle is, Psycho Puffle said, a living fluff. Like, Sesshy's thing, it's a fluff, but if it was alive, it'd be a puffle."

So the fluff, the Fluff...

In a night like this...

It's ALIVE!!!




So here I present you my piece of living (sleeping) fluff, surprisingly named the Sleeping Puffle. It was inspired by my sister's DA avatar  but obviously there's difference in the characters of her puffle and mine! This is the first thing I knitted without having a pattern written for it, but I somehow managed it. I wanted to knit the hat on dps, so it won't have a seam on the back, but epically failed. No matter how many times I tried, the result was something like a dream catcher.

In the end, I still don't know what puffles are as I can't find where my sis' avatar is from, The only reference I found was:

It says "You caught this puffle stealing your money. What do you want to do?"

1st option "Beat him up" Second "Let him go"

Oh, but c'mon... It's so cute! (and not even on the puchuu way!)

"Nyaah, nyaah, the pompon puff is so heavy! T___T"

The puff, you say...

Oh damn... It's too cute XD I'm letting it go!

вторник, ноември 10, 2009

Happy!!! ^___^

Well, I'm just happy this week.

There were several things that made that, and first is
  • The owner of the blog Les Petits Croix de Fred  who is also the author of the cute laundry patterns I've been stitching lately! I can't download from Fred's blog, so first it was Eryn who helped me out. And when I went to say thanks to Fred too, for creating those awesome patterns and giving them for free, she was so kind and sent me ALL of the patterns she had made so far, without me even asking for them! Merci, Fred, pour ta gentillesse!MySpace 
  • Next thing that astonished me was the fact, that last week I somehow got 101 pageviews on this blog! I usually got around 11 per week, so adding the zero between the two ones is pretty impressive. If someone  who visited me last week comes back by chance, just to let you know, thanks! Благодаря ^___^
  • We're getting second week of holiday!
  • I haven't forgotten how to knit yet! I successfully finished my piece. It's true that I didn't win the battle against the double points, but still on ordinary needles, I like the result I got.  I'll show it when I make the proper photo sessionMySpace  Other is, that I finally started cross stitching something for myself for a change! I saw the pattern just yesterday and it blew my neat to-do-list. (Ok, I lied here. I don't have such a thing like neat to do list. Mine is, more likely, a to-do-pile )
  • Now, this is not that happy event, because I decided to say goodbye to the Mozilla Firefox. It's kinda sad, because I really liked the bright foxy, but  it was getting unbearable. Casual "The scripts can't be read" and "Memory full" right after I had cleaned the history and everything. Now I'm writing here for a first time as an Opera user. I have to say I'm pretty satisfied with it, but I have to find a way to transfer everything form the Firebox to the Opera.
  • And last in order, but not in importance - I found out the one of my favourite  groups, Cobra Starship, has a new album. I LOVE IT! For a few day here, I can't stop listening to it! And for less than a week, the Cobras made it from № 4 to № 1 in my Last.fm chart, getting ahead of the previous leader with 40 listenings MySpace

Oh, and also, 9 is an awesome movie.

сряда, ноември 04, 2009

Et maintenant...

Exersice 2:

And here is finished the second part of the "laundry" :3 I'm absolutely loving it!... Except the dark purple towel, I love it a lil less... Gosh, this is the first time I had so much backstitch O.o I can't say I liked doing it, but the result doesn't look bad ^__^
A reminder that the pattern is a freebie #19 from the beautiful blog Les Petites Croix de Fred

But right now I'm very sad, because my favourite ice scater has broken a leg and now he can't particioate any more in the competition I follow T__T They have found him a substitute but gaaah~~~ I want him!
As a revanche, our Maxim and his partner made their best performance till now - at least for me. I loved it!

Now I'm in love with the song too - "Become my bird". Lol, but he needs to lose a little weight ^//^ So he can look like Aleksey:

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