September 12 2014, 8am
It’s Mystery Girl & Antler Troll!
Umm, oops I accidentally scalemated them. I didn’t mean to! It sort of just… happened when I was on a vacation with my family and I did mad scramble to try to assemble them from the limited sewing supplies I had brought with me.
Since these ones were never exactly fully planned, the main scalemate was actually done partially on a machine, as I was doing a lot of experimenting with sewing some on it at the time. As opposed to my main collection, and pretty much all the ones you’ve seen so far which were all 100% handsewn. I think the heads came out a bit lopsided, but I’ve gotten better at it since.
I was very upset that there was no assigned color or symbol for Mystery Girl, while with Antler Troll you can easily pick them up. So eventually I decide to do a light blue as opposed to the gray because I wanted there to be some color, and the question mark as her symbol. I made sure to give her a flashlight tho.
Antler Troll was… something. At first I thought he would be easier, because oh look I don’t even have to do a tummy for him, just make him a hoodie. There is no way I am going to do his horns though, they are just to ridiculous. Nope, not going to do the horns. Don’t care he is just out of luck. No way, Jose. Nope. Nada.
But then… well here we are.
They’re a cute couple. Has the fandom determined if we ship them as matesprits or moirails yet? Also, who can’t wait for the vidoe game to actually come out and us to realize just how off we are with our fanon for them?
I have an FAQ here, but please feel free to send in any questions you might have about them or what have you. I will answer them. Eventually. As always you can check out my scalemate tag for more photos of my scalemates. I really need to update both my pages and make that tag easier to navigate.
September 12 2014, 7am
I got my art swap today! Thanks so much to rosencrantz-minus-guildenstern for sending me Kanaya and Lady Currant. (Also I’m keeping this piece of the box. It was yet another awesome idea.)
I can’t believe I haven’t yet posted a photo of the fantastic gloves I received in this swap!
They combine two of my favorite fandoms Avengers and Homestuck! (Also Rose Lalonde would totally wear the shit out of these).
And I’m glad you like the box, I paint the sburb logo on all the boxes of scalemates I send out, and it’s nice someone actually noticed.
September 9 2014, 12pm
Current status of scalemats for the giveaway:
Davesprite and Callie Ohpeee for grandprize winner are done.
The two God Tier Aradias are pretty much done, I just need to attach their wings. The Pyralsprite is done, and I’m finishing up his cape.
The minis are the ones I’m really focusing on to finish, I have the main sewing done on almost all of them and it’s currently a matter of assembling them. Except I am missing Mini-Terezi’s body and I am fairly sure my cat stole it. I will keep looking for probably another day or two as I finish up the others before I give up and make a new one.
Also need to do the 2 mini hoodies for two of the minis, but that is going to be one of the last things I do for them.
I will post a photo of all of them/some of them as I finish them. I hope to have all these mailed out by my school starting on the 24th.
September 9 2014, 11am
Prospit & Derse Sollux
I was talking to a friend about scalemates, as we often do, and brought up my proclivity for making multiple scalemates of my favorite characters, and realized I had not yet done an alternate Sollux. And how at some point I wanted to do something for Prospit and Derese, though perhaps just generic ones for them.
Why not combine them she said. It’ll be funny she said. Why not make them fancy dreamers?
It should be known that formerlyanon is a shameless and brazen enabler.
Though I guess I’m just as bad, when I decided I might as well go all out and make them fancy dreamers, and as I made them kept adding more and more sequins and lace. Never. Again.
I’m really happy with how they turned out though!
Everything you see here is 100% handmade and handsewn by yours truly. I have an FAQ here, but please feel free to send in any questions you might have about them or what have you. I will answer them. Eventually. As always you can check out my scalemate tag for more photos of my scalemates. I really need to update both my pages and make that tag easier to navigate.
September 7 2014, 2pm
Caw caw Motherfuckers!
It’s Davesprite! (Or should I say Davesprites)
I started these feathery assholes when a giveaway winner requested a Davesprite, then I quickly realized I wanted one of my own and thus why you see 2 of them before you.
The boa was a new and “fun” thing to fiddle with, especially. fun was keeping the damn cat away from it. The wings were hard to get right, but I’m pretty happy with the results.
As always, everything you see here is 100% handmade by yours truly. I have an FAQ here, but please feel free to send in any questions you might have about them or what have you. I will answer them. Eventually. As always you can check out my scalemate tag for more photos of my scalemates.
Up next will hopefully be my fancy dreamer Solluxes!
September 1 2014, 8pm
- rose: if/when I finish my remakes of the Beta scalemates, what will I do with my current ones? Like I kind of want to hold onto them for posterity, and to remember, but really I need to not hoard plushies.
- formerlyanon: doing a giveaway seems ill advised
- formerlyanon: theyre older and getting tatty
- formerlyanon: well loved yes
- rose: yeah
- formerlyanon: maybe a viking funeral?
- rose: oh my god
- formerlyanon: this is why asking me for advice can backfire sometimes
- rose: I know. I do the same
- rose: you are not allowed near my scalemates fyi
August 31 2014, 6pm
Puff (Draconis Psychedelia Panthera)
This one actually took me a while to do, not the sewing part, but getting the colors to all match up right. I ended up cutting out two head backs because the first didn’t work, and I cut out four, yes four head bottoms to get one that works. (The side you are not seeing is a little less even when it comes to the color matching).
August 19 2014, 12pm
Someone wanted pictures of my pets. I put scalemates in there for scale.
My dogs are Moondust & Midnight (I’ll let you guess which is which), we’ve had them for 10 years now. Moondust still thinks she’s a giant baby fluffball lapdog, it doesn’t matter if she weighs 85 pounds or not. Midnight is a little shit who is to clever by half and likes getting into trouble, shown here in his natural habitat of being a big couch potato.
Then there are the 3 cats who are all 3 years old and were sisters from the same litter. Yes, they do look exactly alike, though while now we can tell them apart with ease. But if the three of them are ever in one place and they look at you, it’s freaky as all fuck.
Schrodinger is with Sollux, she’s my cat and lives in my room pretty much exclusively and only likes me.She’s giant as fuck which you can see when she stretches out a bit. She can also be a total asshole when I’m sewing, because then I’m ignoring her, or if I leave on trips she acts out. Or brings me dead things and leaves them at the foot of my bed.
Holly Leaf is with Vriska, she was my sister’s cat and her hobbies include walking around the house yowling with the natural megaphone she was born with.
JD (named from the character on scrubs) is like Feferi in that she’s the little princess of the lot. She is also like Feferi in that while she’s very pretty and sweet she is not exactly the smartest fish in the sea.
August 2 2014, 11am
Congrats on making your first scalemate! It looks pretty good for a first try. (and you always get better) Anyways, I saw you saying you want to make more, so I'd just thought I'd pop in and say you can ask me any questions you might have while making them, I'd be glad to be of help!
Oh my g.o.s.h. I just looked at your blog and had a very small heart attack, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I had seen some of those pictures around the internet, google images and such, when i first wanted to try making a scalemate! Oh goodness, I’m really excited now. Could you tell me how you get your guys to sit up? I was just going to use some puppet wiring from my dads supplies, thank you so much!
Thank you very much! It’s always great to hear that people appreciate the amount of effort I put into making my little army.
As for getting a scalemate to sit up, I usually an able to do that with stuffing alone. But my earlier ones are a lot more tip prone then my later ones, as I learned some techniques along the way.
First need to make sure you have enough stuffing in the base and in the tail to act as a bit of a counter weight. This can depend on what fabric you use, because some don’t have the nice slight stretch that fleece does. (I seriously recommend using fleece, check out the remnant bin at Joann or where ever, it’s usually pretty cheap). You want it to be firm but not overstuffed.
Second, the scalemate pattern that I and you used is top heavy, and the real problem is how the head connects to neck/top of the body. The neck is a big thing right here, if it goes on without enough stuffing in it it can slop over and send the scalemate tipping.
Third, try to have the head be sort of balanced on how you put it on, in you’re limited because you need to cover the whole on the underside of the head, but try to give the back some balance and don’t have it placed to far forward.
Third, when you’re attaching it, make sure you add some more stuffing when you’re close to being finished (see here), because it will help add more structure to the neck and can prevent the head from being that crooked.
July 30 2014, 1pm
Here is a present for kamerous, who actually got into Homestuck when a mutual friend shared pictures of my scalemates. Which really, is a hell of a compliment, and I’d thought he’d appreciate one of his own. (And I though, what is one more simple scalemate to put in the project queue, it probably won’t take that much extra time at all. Little did I know)
It’s his own original character. And yes, that is a three piece suit on him. Yes, it is all removable, from the pants to the waistcoat to the jacket. Yes it was as much of a headache as you imagine it was. (At least I have the pattern now!)
He’ll be shipped off to his new home soon.