Hi, Anita here, I’m 27 years old and I live in Mackay QLD Australia. I’m a full time student paramedic, I volunteer in various and varied not-for-profit organisations, I read an unhealthy (probably) amount of fanfiction every week and am obsessed with truly bad horror films à la sharknado, zombeaver, mega piranha etc. Oh! And I crochet (knitting is the devil), do random crafty things and sew!
My love of crafty randomness started at a young age, my family was big on no tv during the day so mum used to keep us occupied on rainy days with a box full of random craft goods; paper doilies, paint, glitter, glue, pipe-cleaners etc.
I learnt to hand sew when I was 4 years old, I was allowed to use the sewing machine at 5 and was FINALLY allowed to use the overlocker at 7. By that point mum must have trusted me not to chop off a finger.
These days I mostly concentrate on crochet, sewing and random props for costume parties.
I mostly do Amigurumi, I also make some accessories like shawls, beanies and some slippers. Actually I won the regional show in the crochet category last year for my giraffe! I brag all the time now that I’m an ‘award winning’ crocheter! I also love to make these dragons, most of my family has one at this point.
I’m probably most proud of a small mouse I made last year that was modelled after the outfit of my favourite cosplayer, Major Sam Cosplay. I had a look at some basic mouse patterns, then ended up doing my own thing.
Some of my other random projects:
I’m currently working on a unicorn for a friend of mine, not finished yet:
29/4/17 UPDATE on my unicorn, he’s looking a bit scruff but I’ll give him a trim!
Here are some of my sewing projects; I needed a bag for my crocheting, I LOVE making quillows for my family (13 so far) and a sensory blanket.
I pop back in occasionally to relive the awesomeness of Seduction by Winglet by flawedamythyst, somehow she makes a crossover between Iron Man and Cabin Pressure and a pairing of Martin Crieff/Tony Stark just work.
Otherwise I’m pretty boring – most days consist of study study study.
You can follow me on Instagram for photos of my projects (just started on there, so not many pictures yet!)