SQUEEE!!!!!! My quaggan tank received 1st Prize (so basically second place) in Guild Wars 2 Halloween Diorama Contest www.guildwars2.com/en/communit… Finding out today made an awesome birthday present.
I am overwhelmed with how many people love the quaggan plushies that I have made! I am doing my best to get more done as soon as I can but this is my hobby so there is a limit to how many hours I can dedicate to it. But I love making them and it is a great stress reliever and creative outlet for me so I WILL be doing more. There is a quaggan commission I have been working hard on for the last month which is finally nearing completion. It is based off one of the quaggans in game and I will say right now I will NOT do another one of these. It looks awesome but I restarted the outfit twice to get the right look and since I could not find pre-made beads suitable for it I have made all the beads by hand from polymer clay. Making hundreds of beads by hand is a very time consumptive process. If I didn't have my rock tumbler I would probably be mad from trying to sand out the fingerprints but tumblers can not be rushed and I am waiting for the last batch to finish today. Almost done. Staring at the tumbler doesn't make it work faster.
October saw my house get hit with colds twice so that put me behind in my plans. My poor little quaggan was so sick on Halloween he didnt get to go trick or treating. We are all better now though and I hope there will not be any more colds this season. I also have a side project I need to start soon: refinishing two dressers I bought for my kids. The small dressers they had were great when they were toddlers but now they are older and have more clothes than I do they need bigger dressers. I picked up two wonderful old dressers for $40 at a garage sale that just need a little refinishing. I think I will need to get a heater for my garage though to do the work, the temperature dropped pretty quickly last month.
Back to crafting and bouncing up and down about winning. (For those counting, this is the 9th GW art contest I have won/placed/honorable mentioned in)