Several years ago, Buffalo was commissioned by Heidi Barthelemy (Pale Moon) to create three hats for the King of Fools, who happened to be three women that year. I blogged about those hats here. One of them was fashioned after an umbrella cocktail served in a coconut shell. Buffalo made another one of these recently as a gift. As always, it's not exactly the same as the first one. I especially like the little hula girl on the side (top right photo below).
The kaiju series continues! I prevailed in persuading Buffalo to make a Gamera hat companion for Godzilla, Ghidorah, Mothra, and King Kong. It was hard to photograph. You need to see it in person to fully appreciate its charm. All of the kaiju hats are in the Etsy store (links above). Gamera here.
🎵 Gamera is really neat. He is filled with turtle meat. We all love you Gamera! 🎵
Buffalo made some little stumpwork kitty pins with dangly metal charms. Look how cute they are. You can buy these in the Etsy store in the new jewelry section. Shipping is currently free but that might change after the holidays.
We are less than two weeks away from Halloween but I'm struggling to feel it this year. I don't know if there will be trick-or-treaters. It seems like a bad idea to send your kids out begging candy from strangers during a pandemic.
But if you want to celebrate at home with your quarantine mates, we have the masks. Not medical grade m95s (Buffalo does make non-medical grade cloth masks in colorful fabrics for those trips to the grocery store. Email her for details). No, I'm talking about utterly porous crocheted raffia masks. Or needlelace masks, take your pick. Also monster hats and other silly costume hats.
Buffalo says this is the last in the kaiju series, but I'm campaigning for a Gamera hat. She doesn't want to do it because she's never seen a Gamera movie. Time to crack open that sweet MST3K Gamera deluxe tin. Anyhoo, behold the majesty that is Mothra (singing tiny twins not included).
Here's another Buffalo miniature project: tiny dressmaker dummies with tiny dresses. Cute, ay?
The latest San Diego Book Arts project has a coronavirus theme. Each member made and sent out three books to three members and received three books from three other members. Sort of a coronavirus chain letter. Buffalo's "books" took the form of tiny coronavirus kits in little book-shaped boxes.
Remember the kaiju hat Buffalo finished a couple of months ago, Godzilla and King Ghidorah fighting on Mount Fuji? If not, scroll down to the previous blog post. Godzilla and Ghidorah account for one part of the MonsterVerse but we cannot forget the King. I am speaking of Kong, of course.
Lest you think King Kong and Godzilla belong in different universes, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. are in the midst of a shared universe franchise that includes both of them [films: Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)].
Buffalo's Kong is old school. Instead of fighting a Japanese kaiju, he takes out his aggression on the Empire State Building.
It has been ages since I blogged, but to be fair it's been a while since Buffalo made anything new. Now that she's been furloughed from her day job she's producing again. She has launched a new kaiju series of hats. It is still very much a work in progress, but I thought I'd share her work so far.
First up, the guy we all know and love, Godzilla (or Gojira, if you prefer).
After crocheting Godzilla, Buffalo went to work on King Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
I love his wings.
But what can these two behemoths fight over? My laptop?
Nah. Mount Fuji!
Yes, that is a hat. Her original plan was to attach the kaiju securely to the hat, but they are so much fun to play with that now she's thinking of making them removable. What do you think?
Stay tuned for more.
I've been watching the progress of this blouse for some time. Years, in fact. I blogged about it back in 2016, but at that time Buffalo had already been working on it for three years. It is finished at last, and it is glorious. Behold, the Mermaid Fashion Blouse.
The slideshow below includes closeups of the individual elements that make up the blouse.