lørdag 30. mars 2013


They are also known as Susuwatari/Makkuro kurosuke in Japanese, and Wandering soot/Pitch-black assistant in English.

Susuwatari are described and shown as tennis ball-sized, pitch-black and fuzzy-haired beings with two large eyes and long, thin legs. They are said to live in old, abandoned houses and cellars and they love spreading around dust, soot and dirt. Susuwatari can carry things that are much heavier than themselves. In My Neighbor Totoro they scare the girls Satsuki and Mei by accident, but remain harmless and shy. In Spirited Away they are the servants of the spider-yökai Kamaji and they have to work hard for him.

I've made a whole bunch of sottroll. They are so cute. They like the attic and any dark room. They heavily foul the house. So I have hidden them around my house, especially in the guest room!

I made them to prank my sister :P

søndag 10. mars 2013

How to make a hat

In this case it's steampunk hats.

All you need is 
  1. A cardboard pizza box, and a thicker piece of cardboard for the top part of the hat
  2. Lots of good glue
  3. Two different fabrics
  4. Steel wire
  5. A lot of crap to make it beautiful

 Cut the cardboard pices and glue the fabric to the cardboard. Make a wire brim-line by spiraling the steel wire around the edge. Glue, glue and glue some more so it all comes together as a hat.
My favorite glue to use on this is contact adhesive, it stinks but the result is longer hold power. Then I use superglue for small details.
I recommend not to use hot melt glue, that will only work temporarily, after a while the hat will fall apart.

When the hat is glued together it's time to jazz it up. That's the funest part, you just have to open your eyes and look for random stuff that looks kind of steampunkish. 
Everything from old jewerly to feathers to old watches.