Thursday, December 10, 2015

Arrival Crescent Shawl Crochet Test

I love trying new patterns and stitches, and also help designers to test their ideas and patterns, and also check if there are mistakes.
This assymetrical scarf was one of those tests that I was able give help and make, in return, a lovely and original piece.

Tassel on warm crochet scarf
© Photographer: Celiaak | Agency: Dreamstime.com 

I've added a tassel that made it even more original.
Projetct details and photos available on Arrival Crescent Shawl ravelry project page.

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Adoro experimentar novos trabalhos e pontos, e também ajudar os designers a testar as suas ideias e receitas, e também procurar por erros.
Este cachecol assimétrico foi um desses testes onde eu pude ajudar e fazer, em troca, uma peça linda e original.
Adicionei uma borla que o tornou ainda mais original.
Detalhes do projeto e mais fotos disponíveis na página do ravelry Arrival Crescent Shawl.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Broken Christmas Balls

Found this 11 minutes Blender 3D: Destroy a Christmas Ornament video tutorial on Youtube, by Blender Campus, and in a snap I was smashing christmas baules on blender.
Made my ball in a glass material, and changed the colour in each render.
I would love to experiment with nice soft light and wooden floors, but render times on my really old pc are impossible.
After rendering the image almost for 12 hours, I still had noise on the shades, and used GIMP to clear the noise on those parts, wich was tedious enough, but here is the result of my virtual smashing.
Thank you Blender Campus!

Red
 
Falling Christmas Bauble Ornament broken
© Image: Celiaak | Agency: Dreamstime.com  

Blue

Broken Christmas Ball Ornament
© Image: Celiaak | Agency: Dreamstime.com
 
Encontrei o tutorial de video Blender 3D: Destroy a Ghristmas Ornament (destroi um ornamento de natal) feito por Blender Campus, e num instante já estava a destruir bolas de Natal com o blender.
Fiz a minha bola num material de vidro, e mudei a cor do vidro em cada imagem.
Gostaria de experimentar um uma luz suave e um chão de madeira, mas o tempo que a imagem demora a fazer no meu muito velho PC é impossível.
Depois de produzir a imagem durante quase 12 horas, ainda tinha ruído nas sombras, e usei o GIMP para limpar esse ruído, o que foi um pouco entediante, mas aqui está o resultado da minha destruição virtual.
Obrigada, Blender Campus!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Wavy Cowl Crochet Pattern

Wavy cowl


Time to complete: 2-3 hours.
Level: easy
Gauge is not important.
Needle: 8 mm or adjusted to yarn weight
Yarn:100-150 grams (150 yrds) of aran or bulky yarn. Other yarn types can be used, just adjust the initial lenght in multiples of 19.

Finished size: 80 cm / 32 inch diameter - 18 cm / 7 inches width

Ch - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
Sl St - Slip Stitch
BLO - Back loop only

Work all the single DCs on BLO, and the shell on both loops of previous row. This will create wavy lines along the cowl.
For a different effect, just DC on both loops of previous row.

4 DC decrease - *Yo, insert hook through stitch from last row, yo, pull loop through the stitch (3 loops on hook). Yo, pull through 2 loops* (you'll have 2 loops on hook). Repeat from * to * in the next 3 stitches from last row (5 loops on hook). Yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook. 4 DC decrease made.

4 DC Shell - Work 4 DC on the same stitch.

Begining chain can be adjusted in multiples of 19. In this case we have 5 repetitions of 19 stitches, giving us 95 ch. The stitch count at the end of each row is always the same as the begining chain.







R1 - Ch 95. Slip stitch in first chain, taking care not to twist chain. Ch 3, 3 DC in same stitch (counts as a 4 DC shell). *(Ch 1, skip next ch, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next ch, 4 DC decrease.(Ch 1, skip next ch, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next ch, 4 DC shell *. Repeat from * to * 4 times, ignoring last 4 DC shell on last repeat. Sl St on top of the starting chain, just before the DC that forms first shell.

R2 - (In this round, you start the first of the three single dc in the fourth dc of the shell from previous round and skip the closest stitches to the decrease set on both sides.)
Ch 4 (counts as 1 DC, 1 Ch), * 4 DC Shell in the middle of DC shell from last row (between 2nd and 3rd DC of 4 DC Shell). (Ch 1, skip next st, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next st, 4 DC decrease (it will fall on top of decrease from last row).(Ch 1, skip next ch, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next ch * Repeat from * to * 4 times, omiting last Dc on last repeat, ch 1. Slip stitch on 3rd ch of initial chain.

R3 - Ch 4, Dc on top of 1st Dc from 4 DC Shell of last row, Ch 1, * 4 DC Shell in the middle of DC shell from last row (between 2nd and 3rd DC of 4 DC Shell). (Ch 1, skip next st, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next st, 4 DC decrease (it will fall on top of decrease from last row).(Ch 1, skip next ch, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next ch * Repeat from * to * 4 times, omiting last 2 DC, Ch 1 on last repeat. Slip stitch on 3rd ch of initial chain.

R4 - Ch 4, skip next st, DC, Ch 1, skip next ch, Dc on top of 1st Dc from 4 DC Shell of last row, Ch 1, * 4 DC Shell in the middle of DC shell from last row (between 2nd and 3rd DC of 4 DC Shell). (Ch 1, skip next st, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next st, 4 DC decrease (it will fall on top of decrease from last row).(Ch 1, skip next ch, DC) 3 times. Ch 1, skip next ch * Repeat from * to * 4 times, stopping after 4 DC decrease on last repeat, Ch 1. Slip stitch on 3rd ch of initial chain.

R5 to R9 - Slip stitch until next DC (2 st). Repeat R4. (Or as many rows as you like to obtain desired width).

Fasten off, weave in ends.



If you like it, add it to your ravelry queue or projects and share your lovely creations. I always love to see what creative people can come up with with their version.

A big thank you to the great testers:
JaPerryCreations
AlbertaFC
LinMarie
fxsprite
batty4yarn

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Blender Bezier Curve from SVG Tip

When you import a line created in .svg, Blender creates the bezier curve for you.

  • Make or convert an image to .svg.
  • Import the .svg file on Blender
  • Go to Panel BezierCurve and in Geometry set Extrude: 0 to Extrude: 0.01 or other value, if necessary.
  • On Object Mode press ALT + C and select Mesh from Curve/Meta/Surf/Text and your model is ready for further operations.

It may be really small and hard to see when we import it. Scale it up.
You can change the color in the material settings or press the "-" to remove the material.

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Quando importamos uma linha criada em .svg, o Blender cria a curva bezier a partir dela.


  • Fazer ou converter uma imagem em .svg
  • Importa o ficheiro .svg para o Blender
  • Vai ao painel de Curvas Bezier, in na Geometria mudar Extrude:0 para Extrude 0.01 ou outro valor, se necessário.
  • No modo de objeto, carregar em ALT+C e selecionar Mesh a partir de Curve/Meta/Surf/Text e o modelo está pronto para continuar o trabalho.


Pode ficar muito pequenino e difícil de ver ao ser importado. Aumentar o tamanho.
Pode mudar-se a cor nos materiais, ou carregar em "-" para remover o material automáticamente criado.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Plasticine pig stop motion animation

A little pink plasticine pig stop motion animation.

How I made the pig from a plasticine ball? I didn't.
I inverted the order of the pictures to create the illusion of a pig rising from a ball. The pig was squezed in to a plasticine ball and not the inverse.

Click on the image to see the animation.

Plasticine pig stop motion animation

© Animation: Celia Ascenso | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Plasticine pig stop motion animation

Uma animação em Stop Motion  de um porquinho de plasticina cor de rosa.

Como é que eu fiz o porco a partir de uma bola de plasticina? Não fiz.
Inverti a ordem das fotografias para criar a ilusão de um porco a formar-se a partir de uma bola. O porco foi esborrachado até ficar uma bola de plasticina, e não o inverso.


Carregar na imagem para ver a animação.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blender Snowman Winter Card

Thanks to the tutorials that Oliver Villar from Blendtuts.com have made, I created this winter snowman card in Blender. I'm happy with the result, considering a fact that I am a complete Blender begginer.


I have more blender projects on the oven. I call it oven because my PC is really old and is running for hours and hours, hours and more hours to produce a single image. But then, we got to work with the tools we have, right?


So, here is the result of perseverance:


Snowman Smiling Christmas Card
© Image: Celia Ascenso | Agency: Dreamstime.com


Graças aos tutoriais que Oliver Villar de Blendtuts.com fez, criei este cartão de boneco de neve no Blender. Estou satisfeita com os resultados, considerando que sou uma iniciante no Blender.


Tenho mais projetos em Blender no forno. Chamo-lhe forno também porque o meu computador é mesmo velho, e está a processar uma simples imagem durante horas, horas e mais horas. Mas temos que trabalhar com as ferramentas que demos disponíveis, não é?


Então acima está o resultado da persistência.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Short poncho neckwarmer

The short poncho neckwarmer uses bulky/super bulky yarn and it is a quick pattern to make. 
If you choose a thinner yarn, it will be smaller and will fit children too. 
The model is strechy enough to fit over the shoulders with or without a coat. 
The flower is optional, it can be changed for any other motif or flower you wish to use.
Skill Level: Easy
Time to Complete: 2-3 hours
Materials Needed: 
10 mm hook or suitable for the yarn chosen 
200 gr of bulky yarn - around 200 meters.
Size using Super Bulky yarn: Top circumference: 56 cm - 22 inches; Height: 37 cm - 14,5 inches; Bottom circumference: 140 cm - 55 inches.
Make sure the starting chain fits you head, if not, the yarn is not bulky enough. Use double strands of yarn or choose a bulkier yarn.
A big thank you to the wonderful Ravelry testers: 
JaPerryCreations 
Wilmaelee 
kanelsnackan
celiaak (me) 

If you like it, add it to your queue or library on Ravelry. Click here to go to the project page.
Or you can show your version of the Short Poncho Neckwarmer posting a link on the comments.

Short poncho neckwarmer

Pattern by Celia Ascenso (C) 2015

Materials: Bulky Yarn (200 gr / 200 meters), 10 mm (N/P) hook - according to yarn and size being made.

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:
(MR) Magic Ring

(Ch) chain
(Ch Sp) chain space
(beg ch) beginning ch
(sc) single crochet
(DC) double crochet
(HDC) Half double crochet
(Tr) Triple crochet.
(Sl St) slip stitch


Increase: (DC, Ch) 2 times in same chain space.

Notes:
Work DC sts inside the space created by ch sp of previous row, not in the chain itself.
Ch 4 - counts as Dc, ch 1 throughout the pattern.

R1 - ch 40; Join with sl st to 1st ch, do not twist chain.
R2 - ch 4; *(Skip next ch sp, DC in next ch sp, 1 ch)* around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (20 DC; 20 Ch)
R3 - sl st to next ch sp; Repeat R2. (20 DC; 20 Ch)
R4 - Repeat R3
R5 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 3 times; increase; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 10 times; increase; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 4 times; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (22 DC; 22 Ch)
R6 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (DC in ch sp, Ch) 2 times; increase; DC in the ch sp of last round increase, ch; increase, (DC in ch sp, Ch) 9 times; increase; DC in the ch sp of last

round increase, ch; increase, (DC in ch sp, Ch) 4 times; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (26 DC; 26 Ch)
R7 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (increase in next ch sp; DC in next ch sp, ch)* around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (39 DC; 39 Ch)
R8 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (increase in next ch sp, DC in next ch sp, ch, DC in next ch sp, ch) around (13 times); sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (52 DC; 52 Ch)
R9 - sl st to next ch sp; Ch 4; (Dc in next sh sp, Ch) around; sl st on 3rd st of beg ch. (52 DC; 52 Ch)

Repeat R9 8 times (or until desired length). Fasten off.

Shells round: (change color if desired) sl st to any st from last round, *Skip next st, 5 DC in same st, skip next st, sc (shell made)*. Repeat from * to * working shells around, fasten off. (26 shells)

Neck: Atach yarn with a sl st on any st of R1 ch, sc in same st, and in each one of the st around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.(40 sc)




Flower (optional):
Bottom petals: Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch
(or MR). (Sc, ch 8) 5 times. (5 loops)
In each loop make 2 sc, HDC, DC, Tr, DC, HDC, 2 sc. Fasten off.
Center: Make a magic ring (MR), (ch 4, sc) 15 times. Fasten off (push end of magic ring to send all chs to the center tight, tie both ends).

Stitch or tie center to bottom petals, and leave ends to attach to the neckwarmer.

When applying to the neckwarmer, stitch the center and also the top petal, to prevent it from pointing down due to the weight.




Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hourglass Time Passing Animation

This week I sold my very first Synfig animation, and that simple fact made me very happy. I also made the happy dance.
 Not that it is a great work of art, rather it is a simple whimsical hourglass.
But well, I love hourglasses, animation, and colors, so here it is and it worked out for someone too!
So
incorporate in your life little things that you like and not just what
is expected from you and you create more happyness for sure, for you and others!


This is a still, but if you follow the link, you can see it moving.



Esta semana vendi a minha primeira animação criada com o Synfig, e este simples facto fez com que me sentisse muito feliz. Até fiz a dança da felicidade.

Não que seja uma grande obra de arte, é simplesmente uma ampulheta alegre.

Mas eu adoro ampulhetas, animação e cores, por isso aqui está, e também serviu para alguém.

Por isso, faz coisas na vida que também gostas, não apenas aquilo que é esperado de ti, e certamente que criarás mais felicidade, para ti e para os outros.

Esta é uma imagem parada, segue o link para a veres em movimento.

Hourglass Time Passing Animation
© Animation: Celia Ascenso | Agency: Dreamstime.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Snowman silhouette shape game

Find the correct silhouette of the snowman.
Circle the differences. Answers bellow image.

Encontra a sombra que pertence ao boneco de neve.
Circula as diferenças. Respostas por baixo da imagem.
Snowman silhouette shape game
 © Illustration: Celia Ascenso | Agency: Dreamstime.com
 
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Answer: The correct snowman silhouette is shape F.
Differences:
A) both shawl ends up.
B) one arm pointing down.
C) both shawl ends up and snowman looking left.
D) Hat falling to the back.
E) Hat falling to the back and snowman looking left.
G) Shawl comes from the ball instead of the neck and arm.
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Resposta: É a sombra F.



Diferenças: A) Ambos os cachecois estao virados para cima

B) Um braço aponta para baixo

C) Ambos os cachecois estao virados para cima e o boneco de neve está a olhar para a esquerda

D) O chapéu está a cair para trás

E) O chapéu está a cair para trás e o boneco de neve está a olhar para a esquerda

G) O cachecol vem da bola de neve em vez de vir do pescoço e braço.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Victorian tunisian crochet wrist warmer bracelet

My computer has been broken, but not my heart. 
I can't create images or do photo editing, so I use that extra time to do other things I love, like crochet-as-you-go or, as commonly known, freeform crochet.

I was trying some gauges for a Tunisian crochet blanket I'm starting to work on a CAL, and decided not to frog the experiment, because the piece had a inner bracelet spirit calling for me. Then, I added a picot and two cords in the end and made this wrist warmer bracelet.

I think it has a Victorian feel, even if the wool is too thick.
Lets call it a not-so-delicate Victorian emmo bracelet.

 It can warm my coffee glasses too, when it is not warming my wrists!

O meu computador tem estado avariado, mas não o meu coração.
Por isso não posso criar imagens ou editar fotografias, e então uso esse tempo livre para fazer outras coisas que gosto, como por exemplo, crochet freeform.

Estive a experimentar algumas agulhas para fazer uma mantinha em crochet tunisino,para um CAL. Decidi não desfazer a amostra, porque esta tinha um espírito-interior-pulseira que estava a chamar por mim.
Então adicionei um picot e dois cordões na ponta e fiz esta pulseira aquece pulsos (haverá uma palavra em português para isso? - Penso que não porque não precisamos dos pulsos aquecidos.)

Acho que tem um toque Vitoriano, mesmo sendo o fio tão grosso.
Vou chamá-la uma não-tão-delicada pulseira Vitoriana.

Também pode aquecer os meus copos de café, quando não está a aquecer os meus pulsos!