Seventy Seven: Amigurumi and a Catmoo app!


The ChuChu is gradually getting there, I imagine I'll make a lot of progress tomorrow on it, so then I'll finally be able to start something that isn't started off a beige (although a ChuChu shouldn't be that colour anyway) which will make it look a little more exciting.

You may notice my awesome wallpaper that is L.A. Noire which I really cannot wait for, but I've coped without it for so long I'll just have to wait a little longer.

Then also those that saw the Gamercast app yesterday will be happy to know that there will also be a little Catmoo app coming soon too, for any readers that have a Windows Phone 7, I myself cannot wait to have an app for my own blog, mainly because it'll be easier to show people it.

It also marks today where I am officially a partial indie developer on the side (but then not really as anything that we might release will most probably be free and I doubt any games will be going up anytime soon unless I learn XNA over the weekends) as I had to purchase a membership with the MSDN App Hub, which allows me to submit Windows Phone 7 games/applications or to submit Xbox Live Indie titles, which opens up a whole window, the idea of developing for the phone itself is particularly interesting.

If you are interested in developing for Xbox Live Indie or Windows Phone 7 you can easily become a member all you need is £65, some photo ID and the ability to create the app itself and you can easily become a member. It feels quite nice having this power even though I'm not skilled enough to make an app itself, but it allows me membership for a year and should I want to renew it, it can easily be done.

Once everything is all set up hopefully the Gamercast and Catmoo applications will be available and I'll be sure to link to them on Zune Marketplace should anyone wish to download them for free.

Seventy Six: Gamercast application


Coming soon to a Windows Phone near you! Should you have access to one.

Seventy Five: A peanut and a ChuChu


So I finished my peanut Amigurumi last night shortly after finishing my one a day and have since then started a new one. So the peanut would be an animal however I didn't have any eyes at the time to give it and it doesn't have any ears at the moment either. But it's complete and a great starting ground which I'll attach some buttons to at some point so that it can have some eyeballs to make it look a little more animated.

I'm now working on a ChuChu as I would call it (or a Chu if Charlotte's moaning at me), I'd like to think at my current rate it'll be done really quickly, and once he's done I'll start using a different colour and make something else.

Really enjoying crochet and Amigurumi, although the only frustrating bit I've found is starting off a piece as it always seems to be quite tough.

Seventy Four: Amigurumi continued


Just to show how much can be done in an evening and a two train journeys, I'm also having lots of fun working on this. Hoping it can be finished soon so I can try making some different cute items.

This will eventually be a peanut animal, perhaps next I'll make an acorn, a little whale or something gamey.

Seventy Three: Making some Amigurumi progress


After having a bit of a free evening for once I've spent it improving my crochet skills. I'm pretty sure I've got the hang of it now as there aren't too many stitches to learn.

My new book also arrived which is June Gilbank's "The complete idiot's guide to Amigurumi" don't let the title of the book scare you off, it was put together by a lovely lady whose website Planet June has many more free hints and tips, including a fair bit of what's in the book itself.

After seeing a wide variety of awesome Amigurumi from Ninja Turtles to Link to an amazing Prince I can see this little hobby being a lot of fun especially when seeping into my love of games. I could also use it to create something cute for my beautiful niece or soon to be second beautiful niece.

Now let’s just hope I keep it up and start working on little things on my train journey home each day as well as perhaps a little bit before bedtime too.

Seventy Two: A long day of cleaning


My Sunday today was pretty much spent looking after my millipedes, I hadn't cleaned out their tank for a while and it was a little overloaded with springtails. Once the babies appeared I'd told myself I wouldn't clean their tank until they were big enough to make sure that I didn't hurt them when removing soil.

Well at the start of last week I realised I had to clean out their tank and give them some new soil to moop around in. From cleaning up the tank I was then able to realise how many babies I actually have, and sadly how many didn't make it. However I did see Conon again and had a chance to clean their living space, even if it did take maybe 7 hours from start to completion.

My apologies for the badly over exposed image due to the flash, I'm sure with their nice clean tank I'll be taking some more pictures soon with the good camera and not my phone.

Seventy One: Cacti attack


A new addition to sit with my desk friends, of all the names provided I preferred Captain Lotsaspikes I believe, although I may be remembering the wrong name we came up with. It really is tiny (as you can tell with it being next to a Pikmin) and was only £1. Hopefully it'll brighten up my desk a little.

Now I'm getting back on with my amigurumi crochet and maybe tomorrow I'll have something to show!

Seventy: Toro time!


Something I posted about back in January finally arrived today (it took it's sweet time) and I'm pretty happy with what I got.

I must say the Toro with the body is just adorable, the other pillow will also look great with my excited looking Toro.

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