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1  Shy Little Unicorn! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: July 04, 2013 09:52:01 AM
Here is a shy little unicorn that I crocheted up for my friends' new baby. The pattern comes from Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli.

I just love the curly-cue hair!

Thanks for looking! Smiley
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2  A trio of birthday dresses (a bit img heavy) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: June 05, 2011 08:27:56 AM
My niece just turned one year old, and for her birthday, I sewed her three different versions of this dress/pinafore combination from an old, vintage Butterick pattern. (When I went to Joann to pick out fabric, I just couldn't decide on one, so I decided to make three!)

She's already wearing 18-month clothes (she's a tall one), and the pattern was for size 1-1 and a half, so I sized it up twice, to give an approximate size 3. By this fall she'll be able to wear them (they'll be a little big), and then she can continue to wear them as she grows.

So here are the three dresses. Once I've got pictures of my niece in them, I'll add action shots.

Dress number one, in a khaki-material:

Close-up of the yolk and peter-pan collar:

They all close with buttons and hand-sewn button-loops (ala http://ysolda.com/support/pictorial-guides/sewn-button-loops/ )

With pinafore number one in a light broadcloth: (yay appliques!)

Close-up of the appliques:

Dress number two, in corduroy (god, I love that squirrel fabric!):

Close-up of the fabric:

With pinafore number two, in corduroy:

I learned the limits of my machine applique-ing skills, and so instead of applique-ing this little guy, I just fused him to the pocket and then tacked him down with some tiny hand stitches:

Then here is dress number three, in cotton calico (this fabric reminded me of the fabrics my mom used to use in the early 80's when she'd sew clothes for me):

And pinafore number three, in corduroy:

Baby giraffe! (giraffes are my niece's favorite animal--both her toy giraffe and the giraffes at the zoo!):

You can see how the pinafores tie in the back:

I am very happy with this pattern--it is very well constructed, with lots of good finishing details. These are sturdy clothes that are going to last her a long time!

Thanks for looking  Smiley
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3  Re: Zelda swap round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Lotuspixie on: February 06, 2011 09:03:05 PM
I received from striker yesterday!

What a fantastic swap.  I'm a biologist, so she went with that theme for some of my items, as you'll see. Here are the awesome-ly nerdy sciencey zelda items:

Lab coat with beautiful painted pictures of Makar and Medli on the pockets (it also says "Amy" up one side)

Beautiful green gauntlets with triforces on them. these are made of the softest, most fantastic yarn I've ever felt!

Perler bead coasters from my wist (complete with felt backings). We used these a lot this weekend--had lots of guests over for the superbowl festivities (go pack! the lombardi trophy is back in titletown!). Ok, done with the football talk Wink The cuckoo is my favorite Smiley

And a fantastically geeky bookmark. It says "Mitochondria: powerhouse of the cell. Link: powerhouse of hyrule")

Thank you so very very much, striker. you were a great partner, and I had so much fun crafting for you.
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4  Re: Epona amigurumi from Legend of Zelda in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: February 01, 2011 07:54:14 AM
Not yet.

Actually, since she's young Epona (still living on Lonlon ranch), I was thinking I should make a young Malon doll to go with her. (for something a little different)

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5  UPDATE: Pattern added! Ezlo winter hat from Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap in Knitting: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: January 31, 2011 07:15:04 PM
I made this hat for Striker923 for the Legend of Zelda swap.

It's a hat that comes to life in the form of a bird named Ezlo, from the video game Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap.

I drafted the pattern myself, and have received a lot of requests for it, so I've just added it at the bottom of this post!

Here it is (using one of my care bears as a head model):

And for reference, this is what Ezlo looks like:

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy

-June 2012 Update-
I've gotten lots of requests for the pattern, so I'll just add it here. Let me know if you have questions about it!

Knit Ezlo Hat from The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap

16 size 8 circular needle
Size 8 DPNs
Size 6 DPNs
Size G crochet hook
Bright lime green yarn
Small amount of yellow yarn
Small amount of black, white and bright lime green embroidery floss

Main hat:
Cast on 84 st on circ and join
K2P2 ribbing for 8 rows (84 st)
Knit 24 rows
(K5, K2tog) around (72 st)
Knit 7 rows
(K4, K2tog) around (60 st)
(K3, K2tog) around (48 st)
Knit 6 rows
(Note: switch to size 8 DPNs if at any point it gets too tight on the circular needle)
(K2, K2tog) around (36 st)
Knit 39 rows
(K1, K2tog) around (24 st)
(K1, K2tog) around (16 st)
(K1, K2tog) around (12 st)
cinch together

Ezlos head:
Use size 6 DPNs
From tip of hat, pick up 6 st and join (6 st)
Knit 1 row
Increase 1 st into each st (12 st)
Knit 1 row
Increase 1 st into every other st (18 st)
Knit 5 rows
(K2tog, K1) around (12 st)
Knit 1 row
(K2tog, K1) around (6 st)
Stuff and cinch up and finish off.

Ezlos plume:
Use size 6 DPNs
From middle of the back of his head, pick up 6 stitches in a circle (6 st)
Knit 1 row
Increase 1 st into each st (12 st)
Knit 1 row
Increase 1 st into every other st (18 st)
Knit ~12 rows
Stuff, cinch together and finish off.
Tack plume to his head so that it curves around.

Ezlos beak:
Use size 6 DPNs and yellow yarn
From middle of the front of his head, pick up 6 stitches in a circle (6 st)
Knit 4 rows
Increase 1 st in every other st around (9 st)
Knit 7 rows
(K2tog, K1) around (6 st)
Knit 4 rows
Stuff, cinch together and finish off.
Use a little extra yellow yarn and tapestry need to tack top and bottom together slightly to flatten beak.

Ezlos eyes:
Use size G crochet hook to crochet eyes.
With black thread, Ch2, sc 8 into 2nd loop from hook
Switch to white thread, sc into first 4 sc
Switch to bright green thread, sc into next 4 sc
Finish off.
Sew eyes to Ezlos head using white and green thread where appropriate.

Curve around Ezlos head and beak to the top/side of the hat and tack down with some green yarn.

This pattern is an original pattern by Amy Briggs (Lotuspixie) (January 2011). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.
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6  Epona amigurumi from Legend of Zelda in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: January 31, 2011 06:55:43 PM
I made this for Striker923 for the Legend of Zelda swap.

This is baby Epona, a horse that's featured in a number of Zelda games. I specifically took my inspiration from the version in Ocarina of Time.

The pattern is a hybrid of the "Clop and Ali" pattern and AprilDraven's pattern from Etsy.

This is my first crochet project, and it was a lot of fun. I think I'll be making a lot more of these ponies, it's such a cute pattern!  Cheesy

And the reference image (I tried to capture all the details, like the long hair on her hooves and the white mark on her forehead):

Thanks for looking!
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7  Legend of Zelda Three Goddesses iPod Cozy in Needlework: Completed Projects by Lotuspixie on: January 31, 2011 06:49:09 PM
This is an iPod cozy that I made for Striker923 for the Legend of Zelda swap.

This is my first cross stitch project ever. This craft lends itself so well to pixellated pictures!

There are three goddesses in the mythology of the world of zelda, Din, Nayru and Farore.
In the Wind Waker game, there are statues of each of the goddesses, and it's these that I used for inspiration.
I found sprites of these statues on hikolol35's DeviantArt page:

Here's the whole case:

And here is each goddess individually.



Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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8  Re: Zelda swap round 2! SO 1/31/2011 in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Lotuspixie on: January 31, 2011 08:19:55 AM
Send-outs today!!!  Cheesy

If you won't be sending today, you need to PM both me and your partner. Thanks!

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9  Stupid fleece to useful winter raglan in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Lotuspixie on: January 25, 2011 07:53:41 PM
So I recently lost a lot of weight, and used that fact as an excuse to really go through my closet and clear out all the dumb clothes that I never wear.

Here are two pieces of clothing that I never wore:

1) A dumpy-looking striped fleece pullover (who do these things actually look good on? I continue to buy fleece pullovers, and they continue to look dumpy and dumb)

2) An all-fitting men's t-shirt with a cute bottle caps logo on it

I cut them up and combined them into a warm, cozy raglan:

This new shirt fits great, and is perfect to wear to work during the winter--it's warm enough that I don't need a sweatshirt, but because of the 3/4 length sleeves, it doesn't get too warm.

Thanks for looking! This is, hopefully, only the first installment of a whole bunch of recons I'll be doing from clothes from my closet (I've already got a whole stack of "before" pictures, now I just have to recon them into something else!)  Smiley
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10  Zelda swap round 2 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Lotuspixie on: January 18, 2011 09:29:36 AM
Post all your Hyrule-related shinies here!

Partners, send-outs Jan 31:

Striker923 <-> Lotuspixie
Shy <-> Harvey
Cyberxtrash <-> Rousseline
Ambermoony <-> CraftyWereWolf
BunnieBard <-> GropeResponsibly
round robin:
NightOwl21 -> DustyChica
DustyChica -> Mouser882
Mouser882 -> NightOwl21

Sent and Received
Sending late with communication
Please contact the organizer immediately!
feedback given

Dizzer Zelda baby shower, Send-outs Feb 7:

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