This is the last week that White Collar is filming, and Willie’s tweets are making me want to cry! [x]

Snubbull WIPALMOST finished…just needs more felt sewn on, and then some little embroidered details, and then it’ll be finished!

Snubbull WIP

ALMOST finished…just needs more felt sewn on, and then some little embroidered details, and then it’ll be finished!

One of those evenings where I keep screwing up my stitches count, and I’ve botched this butterfly commission ‘cos of it. Oh well, I’ll call it a prototype and make a better one. P:

But I guess I’m not going to get as much crocheting done tonight as I thought. It’s been screw up after screw up, and I don’t want to do anything I can’t reverse.

At least I didn’t have problems with progressing with the Snubbull earlier. (It’s almost finished, I just had to stop ‘cos my fingers hurt from sewing felt on it.)

I’ve never sold at a table at a convention or fair in person. I’ve had help from people who’ve been kind enough to share their table with me.

But I could use the extra money, especially since I would like a dog and to move out, so I was thinking of selling at one this autumn.

This extends to people I KNOW (basically, mutual followers), but I would like to share a table with someone, either someone who lives in Kansas as well, or someone who doesn’t mind driving here for a weekend during the event. (And aurum-dalseni - if there’s some way I can advertise a lot for you, I’d like to know, ‘cos I’d like to be able to help you out.) If you’ve got experience, I’d love to have you around, ‘cos I’ve got no clue how to do this. :C And you don’t have to crochet or knit, I’m not particular in what art form you’re selling, as long as you’re making them yourself, and depending on the rules of wherever the table is, maybe not something copyrighted.

There’s no guarantee I’ll get a table, but I’m going to look into it and start working on stock to be ready. (If not, I’ll save the stock for St. Louis and other conventions.)


guess what i started playiiiiing
totally had to draw this sweetie pie before i resumed my projects 


guess what i started playiiiiing

totally had to draw this sweetie pie before i resumed my projects 

I guess that’s not a secret anymore, though, since I just announced it publicly.

I am secretly proud of Planetary Boundaries.

I don’t mean the concept, like I usually do with most of my stories. “I think this was a cool idea, but I wrote it like shit.”

I’m proud of the writing.

I have a wickedly cute rabbit, and he knows it.

If the house had better lighting, and I had a decent recording device, I would film him playing around.


So, as I promised.. here’s Mijbil Creatures’ Toothless Giveaway! :)

This OOAK figurine is just 1 inch high, handsculpted, handpainted, glazed three times for protection and ready to be adopted, cuddled and trained. :)

Here are the rules - not many, I promise!

- just reblog this post to enter the giveaway

- you do not need to follow me.. but hey, dragons! there are always tiny dragons at Mijbil Creatures, and kittens, and general cuteness, so maybe - maybe - after all it would be an awesome idea to follow me. Just saying..  ;P

- if you could find the time to like my Facebook page, that would also be awesome - still, not mandatory, but you’d gain my endless gratitude :)

- I will ship to any country in the world, so anyone is welcome to join, but please you need to be at least 18 to enter the giveaway

- the winner will be chosen randomly on August 10th 2014

Ok, I think that’s pretty much all.. Good luck everyone, and big hugs from Sweden! <3

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it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

Fun fact: Kansans pronounce the Arkansas River, which runs through my city, as the “AR-KANSAS” River.

I told a friend who’s from Arkansas about that, and they were amused. :’)

Getting ahead finally! Felt another surge of inspiration, so I went with it, and it&#8217;s been working out all right.

Getting ahead finally! Felt another surge of inspiration, so I went with it, and it’s been working out all right.


Jude Mathis - Tales of Xillia 2 Soukyoku no Crossroad

Special thanks to Rena Chan for the scans.

MCalhen Commissions 2014 Update (And Price Changes)



1. My prices differ based on where they ship and if I ship them. Convention items are cheaper because they are bought at the table and I don’t have to worry about S&H. But if I ship it, you have to pay the S&H.

If you’re international, let’s talk, I do ship, it’s just higher and it fluctuates depending on where you live. I no longer feel comfortable having a flat rate for international - it often leaves me short, and some places like Canada and Sweden are cheaper for me than the U.K. or Germany.

2. A NON-REFUNDABLE DOWNPAYMENT must be made before I begin the item. It will be subtracted from the total price, but this is to cover materials. Please have the money set to the side before you order from me. You are welcome to pay in full at the beginning if you prefer, and it would be best to pay in full with cheap/small items.

3. PayPal payments only.

4. I can decline a commission at any time.

5. Prices vary with custom items. The price of materials, the S&H, and labor are all very relative to this, as well as the complexity of the item. I will run a price by you when you inquire if I accept, and you can decide if you still want to commission me after that.

6. No refunds—I try my best with the product at hand (and if there is some issue with it, I’d like to know), but I cannot control what happens in the mail. I do my best to make sure things ship safely (packages not getting wet, et cetera).

7. An item can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 months to make. Please be patient.

If you want to see what I can do with custom pieces, please feel free to browse my tumblr (mcalhen-creations), deviantart (mcalhen), or FB page (MCalhen Creations)! (:

My contact email is (different from my PayPal email!) so feel free to email me at anytime!


Regular turtle: $12/each (with U.S. S&H included in price)
Sea turtle: $20/each (includes U.S. S&H price)


Mini octopus (including U.S. S&H): $8/each


Miniature Squid (including U.S. S&H): $8/each

Free pattern available here


Piglet (including U.S. S&H): $12/each


Mini Seahorse (including U.S. S&H): $8/each


Teddy-bear style Rabbits (including U.S. S&H): $17/each


Quickie from Tales of Eternia (including U.S. S&H): $20/each


Octopus Base (including U.S. S&H) = $15/each
Gear around eye (one gear) = +$1/each
Stovepipe hat = +$2
Goggles = +$1
Moustache = +$1


Bird (Parakeet style) (including U.S. S&H) = $14/each


Pipsqueak Alpaca (including U.S. S&H) = $48/each
LIMITED COLORS OF PIPSQUEAK YARN: I may have to order the ones I don’t have on hand


Pipsqueak Octopus (with U.S. S&H) = $23/each
Pipsqueak Squid (with US. S&H) = $23/each
LIMITED COLORS OF PIPSQUEAK YARN: I may have to order the ones I don’t have on hand


Phone Charm Octos and Squids (smaller than the minis pictured above; with U.S. S&H): $6/each
If you buy 2 and they are being shipped to the same location (together), it is $10 (with U.S. S&H), 3 is $15, 4 is $20, and it will increase by $5 per added one, as long as they are SHIPPED TOGETHER.


Bird Phone Charm (smaller than birds pictured above; with U.S. S&H): $10/each

Free Patterns*
*If you can’t make it yourself or get someone to make it for you, I will take commissions on these items. (:

Mudkip (Pokémon) = Pattern

Cherry Blossom Applique = Cherry Blossom

Navi (Legend of Zelda) = Navi Pattern

Sometimes I also will hold giveaways or contests, depending on my funds. The more commissions I receive, the more likely I am to hold them, since this is how I make a living. Thank you so kindly if you reblog my information!

I also take sketch commissions. I am best doing just regular character sketches in pencil and they will be mailed (and therefore folded). Just pencil, black and white that way, and I’ll only do 1-3 characters in a picture. I’m open for pose practice/challenge. :3 

Bust: $5
Waist Up (or part of the upper legs): $7
Full Body: $9
Added person (for any of the three categories listed above): $4
Rules: must pay first, no refunds, must be willing to give address so I can mail it, price includes postage, paypal only






Sea turtles are now more expensive because they take me a long time and use up more yarn than what they were priced for. The increase was an unfortunate necessity.