My stash is too big, which is obviously only a problem when it's something like yarn. I mean, if I had a huge and unwieldy stash of drugs, I could just get some glowsticks, put my shameful techno on repeat, and have the awesomest week ever. Or make some damn money.
But as far as I know, yarn doesn't get you high or make 80's/90's PSA drug dealers think you're cool. So, now I either need to try inhaling acrylic yarn fumes or make a bunch of shit. I'm considering craft vending, but in the meantime, one of those Catwoman dolls I've been planning to make for a shameful amount of time.
Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More! body and Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet head. Because, as usual, I cannot figure out what the flippity fuck I'm doing with the Creepy Cute head.
This is the cotton yarn left over from pretending I was going to make something for Kendra and actually making Darth Vader. I should probably have used a smaller hook size since you can see the stuffing in this picture.
The goggles are three pieces of felt: the strap around the head, the bottom layer of the cat's eye shape, and the frame. For the lenses I used these orange...dots from the scrapbooking section. I was going to put googly eyes underneath them, but there's no curve to the "lens" and it didn't look quite right. I ended up drawing eyes on the adhesive side of the dots with a permanent marker. This took a few tries. Gluing the goggles together was one of those moments where I wondered if I was going to have to come up with a less pathetic reason for my severe burns. But the extra glue looks kind of like fangs!
The solution: foam. Which was even better since I could just draw the mouth on with a permanent marker. Amazingly, I managed to do that right the first time.
The foam took some trimming to get right, but worked out pretty well considering I have no skills and just did it freehand.
For the ears I shaped and cut two black pipe cleaners into ^ shapes (Is there a word for that? They're not triangles since there's only two "lines" and they don't have the middle bar of an A). I glued the ^'s onto some black felt, then cut them out and risked additional hot glue gun injuries. (Actually, gluing the ears on wasn't as bad as the little pieces of the mask--I just held the tips of the ears and pushed down, then lightly smoothed down the bottom edge of the felt.)
Amigurumi World does have a pattern for little cat ears, but I just got too frustrated. Sometimes the cotton yarn splits a lot, and I just didn't have the patience to make something so small.
I'm trying to decide if it's worth it to make the zipper pull for her catsuit, but I probably will give her arms. Just so she can hold a whip.