I bought this pattern on etsy a year or two ago but it appears the shop is no longer there and I cannot find the "Amigurumi Sweet Crochet Company" who sold this pattern. Therefore I sadly cannot post a link to where you can buy this pattern. But I am glad I got it when I did! I made this as a birthday present for my friend.
We are currently in lockdown on Okinawa until typhoon Chaba passes us. So I decided to make another hat. I used April Draven's convertible hat pattern. I had some half skeins and some partial skeins that I wanted to use. I had my fingers crossed that I would have enough of the purple to finish the hat. I had approx. 6 inches of purple left when I finished!! Talk about cutting it close! I was making this to use as a gift, but I really love it, so I may have to keep it! And I am obsessed with pom poms lately so, I added those too!
My daughter is leaving school soon and so I made this as a gift for her teacher. She goes to Japanese school so I thought this would be something cute the teacher would like. I used red heart yarn and safety eyes. I can't remember where I got the pattern from, if I do find it I will post a link to the pattern.
This “Powerball” recipe makes about 40 snack balls, and leftovers can be kept in the fridge or frozen with wax paper separating the layers.
1. Mix 1 cup peanut butter and 1 cup honey until smooth
2. Add 3 cups old-fashioned oats and 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
3. Add 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup nuts and dried fruit (any combintion of peanuts, sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped dates, etc)
4. Roll into ping-pong sized balls and store in fridge or freezer
I used chopped raisins, mini choc chips & chopped almonds. They are SOOO YUMMY!
I read online to peel the egg while it is still warm, which was hard to do, but I kept dipping it in ice water as I peeled, that helped the shell come off more smoothly. Then after I smushed the egg in the mold I soaked the entire mold in ice water for 10 mins, then I just left it in the fridge overnight IN the mold. This morning I opened the mold and that is what it looked like. This was the 1st time mine turned out well. I think the longer it is cold in the mold (hee hee) the better it will look.
When we got my daughter a leapster it was obvious that we needed to get her a pair of headphones. And by obvious I mean she would turn the volume all the way UP and even after repeated requests to turn it down, the volume always seemed to creep back up. I told my husband we should get her these nifty kid safe headphones. The volume can't go past a reasonable level even for kids' ears. Perfect, or so I thought! They work great, but had this flimsy foam around the ear parts, notice i said had. Needless to say within 2 days the foam was ripped off and she had deemed the headphones "broken". The husband was NOT happy with my purchase and I was not happy because she was now refusing to use them. Well, I decided to try crocheting her some covers for them. The crocheting part was easy, the fitting the covers to the earphones was the hard part. I had to unscrew 4 screws on each side and then tie the cover underneath and screw it back together. I am hoping it holds together because she is gonna need these things for the move. So here is my handy work. I used DMC thread in 2 colors and a tiny hook.