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I feel like I should use a better reference. I didn't fight anyone to the death.. yet. :o lol Yet I find it oddly fitting. I'm sorry for all the spam tonight! I just uploaded a TON of work I've been doing over the past few months. I'm sure it was annoying :p

Since this is the place I get asked about patterns the most I decided to make a journal letting everyone know that the Tonberry pattern is up, with video help, and completely free. :)
Free Tonberry Crochet Pattern - Final Fantasy by GamerKirei


More patterns to come, I promise!


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  • Watching: Vampire Diaries
  • Playing: FF14
  • Eating: Buncha Crunch
  • Drinking: Sunkist
Hi! ~

Few updates, my Facebook is still going strong with updates. I have some new stuff I have to submit on here. I'm back on Twitter, so if you prefer Twitter over everything else I'll be active on there as well. :)

I've decided to create patterns! I get quite a bit of comments, messages, and e-mails asking for patterns. I've always said I was working on it lol but now I've finally got something for ya. Patterns take quite a bit of work. Other things I've been thinking of doing is video patterns. I'm a very visual learner. Monkey see, monkey do type person. :P I'm sure there are others as well. If this is something you'd be interested in, let me know!

Now onto the Tonberry :)

My first ever pattern (that I wrote down anyway haha) is this little guy!
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Now before I get ahead of myself and start selling it I need a few people to test it for errors :) I'm looking for 2-3 people that have basic crochet knowledge and skill that are willing to try out my pattern. I need people that can finish within a week, answer questions, take a finished picture of your outcome and correct errors. If this sounds like you please leave a comment :) I'll only be taking the first 2-3 people and this will be advertised on Twitter +Facebook. Thanks for looking! :)

Update: I found everyone I needed on Facebook. Thanks :)


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  • Watching: Dollhouse
  • Playing: FF14
  • Eating: York Peppermint Patties
  • Drinking: ... Coke. /addiction......
I would love to make another "I'm coming back!" post and then.. disappear again because those are fun for everyone.. but sadly no. I've been on for about 30minutes and have yet to do anything productive :) I think that's why I've told myself not to log onto DA.. I'll get sucked in looking at the amazing things people create. :)

A few things of note of course, I'm going to actually make an effort to log in every week and post new things. I've been keeping up on my Facebook page though if you're interested: facebook.com/artisticgaming

Speaking of ArtisticGaming I made BuildMyPaperHeart the founder/leader of the group ArtisticGaming. :) He deserved it, I am only sorry I didn't do it sooner. I really wanted to keep up with that group, I loved holding contests and such. I also shutdown the donation account I had for the group to keep from anyone being confused. There was only the donation I made and I sent it to BuildMyPaperHeart because I think he deserved it and more for keeping up a group that the leader suddenly died on. Everyone there including Milo and Drae, you guys are awesome! Much appreciation from me. :)

No promises, but I'll attempt get back in it.
  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again &lt;3
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: HoN
  • Eating: Poptarts
  • Drinking: ... Coke. /addiction......
Hey all :)

*Personal Crap*
A lot has happened since my move :) Personally I've been in 2 car accidents. My only 2 of my life. It's official, Utah drivers just can't drive. :P Myself and my boyfriend of 4 years have broken up. Which completely threw all of my life plans out of whack. I hope I never feel as lost ever again. But other than that, that was all my personal crap :P


*Artistic Fun*

Someone hacked and implanted harmful scripts onto my website. I couldn't fix it, and neither could my web host, so I just deleted the whole site. If you head to ArtisticGaming.com you'll see a small wordpress website that I still need to fill with pictures.

My etsy shop though is doing great. So if you ever want to purchase a doll or want to commission one the best place to do so is my Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/artisticgaming

I'm crocheting blankets. I have a huge one I'm almost finished with of Link, but damn that project is huge. And I have a series of small pixel baby blankets that I'm working on. So expect those soon.

*Jewelry Fun*

I LOVE geeky jewelry. I'm a simple girl, I like simple colors, simple clothes, and simple jewelry. I had a hard time finding jewelry that I loved that also contained the essence of geek that I wanted. So I decided to create my own :D So forgive me, but I'm going to be spamming my DA with all the new jewelry.

You can purchase all of my jewelry at my second Etsy shop here: permanentinkjewelry.com


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  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again <3
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: HoN
  • Eating: Poptarts
  • Drinking: ... Coke. /addiction......
I am finally all moved into my new house in Utah. I still have some unpacking to do, but I've been waiting on my supplies I had to ship arrive and they finally arrived today! So excited to being work on these commissions I've been getting. I also need to update with my latest work. So much to do so little time. :)

Hello to all my new followers :D I hope you enjoy everything you see and be sure to follow me on facebook for updates and coupons!

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  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again <3
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: HoN
  • Eating: Poptarts
  • Drinking: ... Coke. /addiction......

T - 3 Days

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 2, 2012, 12:55 PM


So Mass Effect 3 comes out in 3 days, and I am super excited! I can't wait to jump into it and see who manages to survive, and who doesn't! I haven't played the demos or anything because I didn't want to give myself a taste to drive myself insane with!

Crafting wise things are going pretty good. I've been blessed by so many wonderful people that have helped me through hard times. I've got a few things that I haven't posted here yet. I made a different Moogle, I've got some more monkeys and I'm working on a small Link Deku Scrub. Hopefully will turn out real cute.

Personal wise my boyfriend of almost 4 years will be leaving to head to Japan in 2 months. He's got a job teaching English in Japan for a year. So we're working on that. He wants me to move out there, but I have quite a few responsibilities here that I can't leave. All of which we'll be working through. :) I'll be moving closer to my parents once my lease is up though so I'm excited about that.

I'm behind on so many things! Especially for my group. I'm late on quite a few things. ; ;

Anywho, I hope everyone is having a great day, week, month. Hehe :D



  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again &lt;3
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: HoN
  • Eating: Poptarts
  • Drinking: ... Coke. /addiction......
The above poll is to determine the winner of the Valentine's Day contest my group :iconartistic-gaming: was holding. Voting ends : February 22nd.
  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again &lt;3
  • Watching: Hell's Kitchen
  • Playing: Watching BF play Arkham City
  • Drinking: ... Coke. I get the shakes =/
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope that whether you celebrate Christmas or not that you have a good day.
  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again &lt;3
  • Watching: Hell's Kitchen
  • Playing: Watching BF play Arkham City
  • Drinking: ... Coke. I get the shakes =/
When I first thought about selling my crafts online the first place that's always brought up is Etsy. Unfortunately I'm a rabid googler and found some not so nice things about Etsy. Mostly from disgruntled sellers. They would often say that Etsy only takes care of a select few that happen to be friends with admins. Other things would say that the moderators and admins were not nice at all, often locking, dismissing, or just being plain rude to users. Another story about how Etsy tracks everything a user searches, buys, personal info with a cookie that can't be deleted or removed. I tell ya, I found some horror stories. I thought to myself, "No Etsy for me!" I opened up a Zibbet shop and thought that it would be the same thing. After all a shop is a shop right? I was wrong.

Last night after really thinking about it I decided to open up an Etsy shop. I convinced myself to do so for the following reasons:

1. People know Etsy. Non-crafters will search Etsy when they want handmade or unusual.
2. Etsy has SEO. Google searches can bring Etsy up if the keywords are right.
3. It was only 20 cents to list an item. Downside is that it's another Paypal like fee if I sell an item. Those fees do add up.

Well ya know what happened? I sold 2 dolls and received 2 commission requests in 24 hours of opening it. I wish I had opened it sooner. Etsy already has a consumer base. They already have people searching for your items! The only traffic I received at my Zibbet shop was traffic that I personally generated. So if you were ever unsure about opening an Etsy shop I suggest you do it and try it out! It's only 20 cents! Not much to lose.

I'll still keep my Zibbet shop open just in case someone would prefer to use it over Etsy. But I'm so excited about my sales on Etsy I couldn't help but share. Link is below~


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  • Listening to: BF yelling at CoD ..in German :o
  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series ...again &lt;3
  • Watching: The Office
  • Playing: DC Online
  • Drinking: Still ... Coke... I'm really an addict.. =/
Well my November sale is over, and while I didn't sell as many as I wanted in my Zibbet shop I did end up selling quite a bit more commissions. :D So I'm happy with the results.

I did start up a new group! Called ArtisticGaming.

:iconartistic-gaming:

Ha. Basically it's a group for video game crafts. For those of you in my favorite folder I've sent requests for your art to be submitted. :) Help me build my group and become a member! The first contest we're gonna do I'm going to give away a commission on a FuFu Bun.

Speaking of, still ironing out the kinks on the Buns. The general consensus around here is that a fair price for the Buns will be $40. So we'll see what happens. I'm working on a few more examples of those so people will see what they look like as something other than Vivi. :)

Thank you everyone for all the favorites, watches, and everything in between!

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  • Listening to: Whatever crap is spewing from the bedroom o_O
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: DC Online
  • Drinking: Coke... I'm an addict.. =/
I've been thinking. I really want to put more on my site. (artisticGaming.com) I can offer patterns I find, possibly patterns I make if I ever have the time to write them down and throw them into a post. But I was thinking, the reason I started the site was to showcase others work, other video game awesome creations. So I'd like to do that again. If anyone is interested in being featured on my site, or having their work featured send me a note! I'd like to do an interview and just show off your favorite stuff.

Other stuff:

Still a sale going on for November - 20% off in store, 15% off commissions.


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Oh! And for you WoW fans I happened to get an interview myself on WoW Insider: wow.joystiq.com/2011/11/10/cra… Check it out! :squee:
  • Listening to: Skillet
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Nothing..awaiting great games to come.
  • Drinking: Coke
Hey guys!

While I planned on doing a sale for Black Friday I thought to myself "why wait?" I mean why keep a sale like this for only a weekend? It's silly! So I have decided that rather than have a sale for Black Friday weekend I would have a sale for the whole month of November. It's Black November! teehee.

So what kind of sale you ask inching closer in your seats.. I see you.. 20% all pre-made dolls that are for sale in my Zibbet shop. Which includes any I make on a whim between now and when the sale ends. That's not all though. I will also be taking a 15% off any commissions turned into my by the deadline. Everyone gets a piece of the sale pie!

You don't need a code or anything, the shop is already set up for Sale Mode. So head here to check it out: www.zibbet.com/ArtisticGaming

To commission one for the special sale price of 15% off head here: artisticgaming.com/commissioni…

This sale ends November 30th at midnight (central time US).

Any questions feel free to note me or add a comment.

Yay sales, as a shopper I love 'em!
  • Listening to: Linkin Park
  • Watching: Star Trek : TNG
  • Playing: Nothing..awaiting great games to come.
  • Drinking: Koooooolaid too much sugar.
Still in the process of completing my WoW project. I've updated photos to my sackdolls so that they show multiple angles. But I have good news!

I'm accepting commissions! Yay! Head here to view the details: artisticgaming.com/commissioni…

With the new challenge of accepting commissions I've decided to add beading, and even polymer clay weapons to my sackdolls. You'll see this eventually being brought in to my dolls.

Thanks everyone for the support!
  • Listening to: Nadda
  • Reading: Soon... The Hungar Games
  • Watching: Star Trek Voyager
  • Playing: Nadda
  • Eating: Candy Bite Cookies
  • Drinking: ...more coke :o
Hey guys! I'm giving away my first sackdoll ever. I'm just too crowded over here :D She's a Blood Elf priest from World of Warcraft's Burning Crusade opening cinematic. I think she turned out pretty well. She stands about 10" tall and is made from acrylic and cotton yarn. Anyone can enter to win, all you need to do is join my site as a member (free) and make a post on this linked thread. artisticgaming.com/2011/08/fir…

If you'd like to see more pictures of here head there as well, but here's a link to her on Deviant.   gamerkirei.deviantart.com/art/…

Thank you everyone for checking her out. Any questions? Leave me a note or comment.
  • Listening to: Eminem
  • Reading: Soon... The Hungar Games
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: HoN
  • Eating: Candy Bite Cookies
  • Drinking: ...more coke :o

Welcome!

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 7, 2011, 9:19 PM


Hey everyone! Thanks so much for checking out my profile. I'll be posting whenever I make a new doll so follow and keep in contact! Also, check out my website for information on how I made them, any giveaways, and if I choose to sell the dolls. Oh! And I'll be putting up tutorials there soon.

Thanks!
-Kirei


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  • Listening to: Shinee &lt;3
  • Reading: Sword of Truth Series - Wizards First Rule
  • Watching: Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
  • Playing: FF13
  • Eating: Reese's Minis
  • Drinking: COOOOOKE