Monday, January 5, 2015

Along came a Spider Hat

So I was asked by my mother-in-law's co-worker if I could make a spider type of hat for her son cause he really likes spiders. I was like "Sure!"..... then realizing I've only seen knitted spider-man hats and the patterns were pretty advanced for me to work with.
So as I was in search of an crochet pattern that would still look great, I stumbled upon Playin' Hooky Designs . Liz (creator of Playin' Hooky) had an absolutely adorable pattern called "Along Came A Spider". It was a bit different, the way it was designed, so unique I just had to try it out.

Here's the end result:

Bug thought it was pretty cool too. I may be making another in the near future for him as well.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!!

(photo: googled)

Happy New Year from our little family to your's. May this year be good to you and the many New Years to come.
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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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