So I started a Christmas present for my little sister a little later than wise since I am the Queen of Procrastination without a doubt. It goes a little something like this: I bought a delightful pattern from etsy from Delicious Crochet( whose creations are beyond amazingly adorable) And have gotten through the majority of the Heather the Pony pattern without any major speedbumps until...DUN DUN DUUUNNNN. This section I cannot figure out, which may I add is most imperative for a pony.....The Mane!!!! I am completely baffled, bewildered, and worst of all LOST! And on a time crunch too! I e-mailed DeliciousCrochet for guidance, more detailed instrusctions, a tute, ANYTHING to get me through but haven't heard back yet and am panicking that I won't finish in time!!! And then I remembered I have access to numerous genius minds that may be able to rescue me! I am in a rush to post as it is beyond bed time but I BEG!!!! If anyone is familiar with the pattern or a genius at deciphering and guiding someone through a challenge I would be so grateful I would kiss your feet!!!! And the deed would def put you on top of Santa's Nice list without a doubt!!! If anyone is up to the challenge please get back to me!!!!! I would love you forever!
Last year I was little red riding hood and coerced my girlfriend( who hates dressing up for halloween) be my big bad wolf. I bought one of those real plain masquerade masks that just cover the eyes and cut it to make bigger eye holes, hot glued a piece of a toilet paper roll cut to fit her nose area comfortably and then used wolf fur lookin fake fur to make an easy and wolfy mask w/snout. I think I used felt to make the actual nose on the snout. Then to make it not so much of a reach I crafted some wolfy ears atop one of her hats and a bushy wolf tail that pinned on to the back of her pants. I will try to find a pic. All in all it was easy for both her and I and she got plenty of compliments :-)
I haven't been crafting much lately and had been away from this site for far too long. As of recently though I have had more free time to resume my love of crochet and been stumbling across some great patterns. I saw this one http://www.rheatheylia.com/index.php?page=patterns. and knew I had to make one (or a bunch haha) These bunnies are SO addictive! I have made a purple one for my girlfriends neice and then on to a pink one for her god daughter and am currently working on my own( It was a must, as I totally wanted to keep the pink one lol). The eyes are felt as well as the mouths/teeth. I also did a lame attempt to embrodier the girls' names on the bunnies' butts. Yes, They are both named hailey just different spellings. The nose is yarn and I added a little muzzle area for the nose. The purple one has hearts on his paws as well just for some spiffiness to try and make up for some wonky eyes (he was the first attempt) My personal bunny is a taupe/mocha color I fell in love with! I can't wait to make more and more and more creatures haha I am obsessed now!
I have been working this pattern ALOT lately! A bunch of little girls in our family lol. There are a few minor mistakes. 1. This pattern calls for you to only work through the front loop due to it makes the increases and decreases in the rounds less noticeable 2. Your bunny is inside out! The "right" side (The side supposed to be showing) is the side where the stitches resemble a "v" like pattern. 3. He may be slightly understuffed! All in all he is still super cute and now if you take up this project again you are better informed! I am addicted to these bunnies and actually in the process of making myself one finally! lol. Happy hooking!!!
So I found the pattern for FREE here:http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33311 And fell in love as I love all things bambi including his friends :-). I crocheted this one up for my neice as a xmas present and once my mom saw it decided she wants a few to give to her friends daughters as presents as well so I am currently working on a hot pink one, a lilac one and a green one. Woot! He's pretty big about 10-12 inches not including his ears. I used bernat softee chunkee yarn which kills my fingers but I love the way it works up. The only changes I will make for future bunnies is to be more patient when I am sewing the parts together ( the worst part in my opinion... I hate it.) Oh and I also sewed the eyes and mouth on rather than hot glue as it will be for a young girl (under 7). With the yarn I used it took A little over 1 skein of the main color and less than half of the tan and the cream. This pattern is lovely and not difficult at all! It took me like 3 days not even! Sorry about my crummy pics my camera hates me.
OK so I finally took some pics. They aren't wonderful as my camera only takes good pics when it wants to also my star embellishments are not fully sewn on yet and I still have some ends to weave in. I have been LAZY! I also think I need to wash this and maybe iron it? It's not perfect but def the most complex thing I have done in a SUPER long time. I went off of the pattern used on inner child crochet. I don't remember the site but I know if you google in inner child crochet the pattern for the cloud motif and such is there :-) http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/Saucylildingbat2/augustnseptember045.jpg http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/Saucylildingbat2/augustnseptember047.jpg The colors look better in person I used bernat baby soft or something like that :-)