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October 21, 2013

Autumn, apparently

It would seem that I'm constantly playing catch-up with blogging lately. It's been months since I last blogged, and so much has happened between that post and now!

curl up, Autumn is here

Since we last spoke... umh, or since I last posted, Autumn has come, turned the trees brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, and after a mild indian summer, the temperatures have dropped down enough for first snow to already fall up North.

Earlier this month, I took part in the 24 Hour Comic event (the idea is to draw 24 pages in 24 hours), although I drew 12 pages instead of the usual 24, because I haven't really drawn anything in ages, and comics in even longer and I was a bit doubtful as to my ability to actually stay awake for all of those 24 hours.

24 Hour Comic, page 1
(Click here to read the whole thing, but please be aware that a few of the pages have a content warning due to -inevitably cute- gore & nudity.)

In the end, I finished with even a bit of time to spare, with only three hours lost to sleep in the wee hours and this is what I made, Little Red Riding Hood, told from the wolf's perspective. It's based on Charles Perrault's version of the fairy tale (you can read it here.), which I've abridged a little bit.

And while I'm on things that I've not done in a long, long time, I'm going to finally post about the little bear and kitty I made during a teddy bear making course well over a year ago.

The Bear and The Pussy-cat

The Bear and The Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful... umh, boat made out of a newspaper...

I waffled forever about how to dress them, but in the end, I went with small and simple, and just gave Buttercup (the bear) a head-bow and Mr Cat a little collar. I also held off posting about the little duo until Mr Cat had gone to his new owner, a friend of mine who moved to Japan.
Both Buttercup and Mr Cat are completely sewn by hand and made with the same pattern. Both are made of wool and filled with polyfill and have little plastic pellets in their tummies for weight. They both have jointed arms, legs and heads.

Now that the end of October is near, I've begun getting ready for Halloween. We'll be spending Halloween proper in Dublin, which I'm really looking forward to, so I'm hosting a little costume party for friends early, this Saturday. I've already got my costume, and a Halloween Rag Pet planned out, and materials for both sorted as well!


I hope you've all had pleasantly busy Autumn months, and that Winter will arrive gently to where ever you are.


Yes : autumn here too, with the most lovely colours coming to show !
You've been busy : I like the wolf ;-)

Happy Halloween

They are beautiful

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