Saturday, November 15, 2014

What I've been working on

So I've been a bit quite on the blog lately, I've been working on a few orders so I haven't been able to post much. But I just wanted to show a few pieces that I've been working on....

Crochet large Bow handbags

Skullie Scarf

Women's Cloche style hat. In SF Giants team colors.

Toddler beret
Toddler purple birdie ear flap beanie

Cabled headbands

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Dirk the Dragon

He's finally finished!, I am pleased to introduce you to Dirk, Dirk the Dragon.

He's the first doll I've made from the Lalylala patterns that I purchased a few weeks ago. I loved the pattern. pretty easy to follow and it was great that there were tons of photos to help me through. (Huge visual learner here).

He even has cute little wings, just adorable. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Pagoda (main color), White, and vinyard (his scarf) and crocheted him up using a stainless steel hook size 0.

I can't wait to work up the other patterns I purchased. Stay tuned for more cuteness to come.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Work in Progress

Working on my first Lalylala pattern : Dirk the Dragon.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Amigurumi obsession

I have discovered the most adorable amigurumi ever!. "What is an Amigurumi?" you may ask, well if you haven't heard of them before:

From Wikipedia: 
Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, andnuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.[1] Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features,[2] as is typical in Japanese culture.

Well, while I was on Pinterest the other day I came across the most adorable Fox amigurumi. (Ok so I have a fox obsession too, I'm seeking help....maybe) 
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Isn't this just the cutest doll you've ever seen?!?!, well I think so. The pattern is made by Lydia of Lalylala, I jumped right on over to the site and downloaded the pattern. While I was there I discovered SOOooo many more adorable amigurumi's that I just had to get the patterns to and create these adorable little creatures.
She even has a Dragon, Rat, and even a Octopus! I was over joyed. I'm planing on getting the Dragon and Rat to attempt a Zodiac doll for me and Bug and Sprout. I'm a Rat, Sprout is a Dragon, and Bug is a Monkey, I think I may be able to modify the Rat to create a Monkey version (we shall see...).
Anyway just thought I'd share my Obsession with you. 
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Picture Saturday

"Busy hands make beautiful work".
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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Dress Commission

Well I've been commissioned to make a dress. For an adult. My first thought when I was asked was "Eeeekkkkkk!!!!". I've never really made a dress for anyone other then kids. I've done a few tops here and there but that's it. So I took on the challenge. 

I was excited and scared at the same time. I had a deadline of 2 weeks and was on a mission to find nice, flowy, green material.
I swear the workers at Jo-Ann's and Beverly's thought I was a nut. I literally went to both stores sometimes twice in one day for almost 3 day's straight. Coming to the counter's with bolts of green fabric. Lol. I was determined to find the right material. Unfortunately everything I was finding, there wasn't enough of the material that I would need or it wouldn't work for an outside wedding.
I then remembered there was a fabric store in Turlock called Rainbow Fabrics. So after meeting with my customer and  filling her in on the troubles with the fabric, showing her the samples of fabric I could get and then her letting me know what she was looking for and that I pretty much had full reign on material choice as long as it was green I was set, so Sprout, my MIL and I hopped into the truck and headed to Rainbow Fabrics.

Oh lorde when I walked into the store, all I could hear was: 
♫♪♫♪ "hallelujah, hallelujah!" ♫♪♫♪ 
I was shocked at how much material they had. I had only ever been in once before, awhile back, and they were in a smaller building. I found the fabric I needed!, got it home and got to work.

Dress was still in the fitting and editing stage in this photo.

I just finished the dress yesterday. It's actually knee length now, the sleeves are a bit shorter and it doesn't have a low V neckline, like it did here. All in all I think it came out great. My customer seems too like it so that's what matters.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Honor Roll

I am one proud mama. Bug is ending this school year with a bang!. He got Honor Roll. So so proud of my little man. The beginning of this school year was rough. 3rd grade was too. Thankfully both last year and this year we had such awesome teachers that Bug was able to come out swinging. They helped us in working to help Bug do great in school and look at the end result! 
HONOR ROLL Baby!! Woot Woot!!

Now he is officially a 5th grader. Way to go little man.

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