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21  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / A Halloween trio on: December 16, 2012 04:33:18 PM
First of all, I know that there is an amigurumi board, but I get bored always posting to the same board, plus I love this board so much that I really want to participate here as more than just an admirer.
Secondly, I'm posting these super late since Halloween was almost two months ago, sorry.



The mummy is only about 3.5 inches tall.  He turned out to be my favorite.  He is worked in backloops only, to create that ribbed look.  The owl is my second favorite.

here are some addtional pics


THanks for looking!
22  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / a menager-ami on: December 13, 2012 12:07:48 PM
I've been trying to catch my posting up with my crafting, so here are a few amis that I've made in the last year that never got their own thread.  Nothing too spectacular, which is why I waited to have a bunch to post, but nevertheless I like them and am proud of them.

this adorable mini pocket bug is only a few inches tall!

pattern link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucille-the-pocket-bug

a pokeball.  My son was really into pokeman for a while.  Now my younger son uses it as an indoor ball.  He hasn't learned not to throw it at people when they aren't looking yet, so i'm glad it's soft!

pattern link: http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.com/2009/04/pokeball.html

this cute little turtle which i actually made a long time ago.  Love this pattern, but his head was a little heavy, so I would suggest weighting down his body with beans, beads or something so he doesn't faceplant.

pattern link: http://kristieskids.weebly.com/patterns1.html

this is actually a rattle that I made up, also for a swap.  I used one of those little plastic bubbles that you get from those crank vending machines with little toys in it & filled it with beads to make the rattle device!


this chili pepper (also for a swap).  I really enjoyed this pattern because it replicates the asymmetry of a real chile pepper.

pattern link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chili-peppers

I have a bunch more, but they are all fall/Halloween themed, so I think I will make a separate post for them. (Hopefully I actually get around to it!)

Well, thanks for looking! 

23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Bookmarks on: December 13, 2012 09:31:21 AM
I was browsing through my pictures and found some items that I never got around to posting.  I want to try to catch up before the New Year, so I'm starting with these bookmarks.  I made these bookmarks for a swap earlier this year.   I really ended-up liking them and planned to make some for myself, but never got around to doing it.  (seems like I don't get around to a lot of things!)  Anyway, I seem to have a hard time revisiting projects.  I'm a love 'em and leave 'em type I guess, because I rarely work the same project/pattern twice.  Ah well, maybe one day I'll make a set for myself.
Smiley





here's the patterns I used if you'd like to make a set for yourself:
http://sandyfroglegs.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-spider-to-web-bookmark-pattern.html
http://dishclothdiaries.blogspot.com/2009/07/bug-on-leaf-bookmark.html
24  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / ATCs, my first! on: December 06, 2012 12:02:11 PM

(just a little photo shuffle for the topic thumbnail Wink )
Hello!

So, a few months back I joined the beginner inchies swap which although didn't quite hook me, did  in fact whet my appetite for tiny works of art.  Then, I decided to join the surprise Hallween ATC swap and that was that!  I'm now officially hooked and on to my third ongoing ATC swap.  (Most of these images can be seen in the various swap galleries.)

the inchies that started it all  

for the surprise Halloween ATC swap I made these two series...
owls,

(the one @ the top) &





and these "people" (I ended up using one of these for the ongoing swap as I had an extra left over)









These are for the October ongoing swap...

(the moon flips over on this one)




there's a few missing as I forgot to take pics :/

and these are for the November ongoing swap...




the wings come up!




there are two more, but one hasn't been received yet, and the other may or may not have been received yet

As you can see, I have found a new love!  Thank you to all the ATC craftster artists for all the inspiration and for being such a supportive and accepting group!  You are all awesome!!


25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Jack o' lantern coin purse with instructions on: October 30, 2012 08:20:15 AM


I made this coin purse basically because I love Halloween and all things Pumpkin.
It is super simple.
Here are some very basic instructions, but if you prefer a traditional pattern you can find one on my blog (link toward the bottom)

The pattern is basically a rectangle 31 sc stitches across by 22 rows down.
I chose to make mine striped.



Fold your rectangle in half so your rows run vertically, & sew up the sides leaving the top open.

Attach green along the top and work two rows of single crochet in the round around the opening.  I decreased the second round at the seams, but it isn't critical.  Sew your zipper in place.



Next you design your face out of felt!  I used black, but you can use yellow if you want it to look like a lit up jack o' lantern.  Be creative and add some cute notions or buttons.  I added buttons on the eyes to give it a little life.

I love this little guy & I hope you love yours too!
There is a written pattern and addition tips and tricks on my blog, it's all free!
http://spiderlingdreams.blogspot.com/2012/10/free-jack-o-lantern-coin-purse-pattern.html
THANKS!
26  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Cupcake and Sugar Skull Badges on: August 24, 2012 08:07:37 PM
Looking through my posts, I realized that I never posted these!  These were my very first felt badges from the first round of the felt badge swap.  I forgot to include something in the picture for size reference before sending them off to their new homes, but they are 3 inches tall.  This is the very first embroidery that I've ever done. 

The cupcake was my first one, and I learned back stitch, satin stitch , and whip stitch with that one.  The sugar skull was my second one, and I learned how to do a french knot and a daisy stitch.  I love how they turned out, and have completely fallen in love with this strange little craft.  I can't wait till round 3 of the felt badge swap!







27  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Mr. & Mrs. Scarecrow on: August 19, 2012 05:52:16 PM
I don't really know if they're married, but thought it made a good subject line. Tongue  Anyway, I usually post in the crochet board, but this is so my favorite board, so I thought I'd post here for a change.   Smiley

These are supposed to be well dressed scarecrows with pumpkins for heads.  The girl's head looks like an orange to me.  I think it may be a little too round.  Also, maybe the orange is too light?  I used a darker orange for his head and then I found an orange that was actually called "pumpkin" so I bought it and used it for her head, but I think I like the darker one (which by the way is called "carrot") better.  Anyway, autumn is my favorite time of year!  Hope you guys like 'em!







thanks for looking!
28  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Simple little octopus on: August 04, 2012 12:48:36 AM
Okay, so I'm editing this post a little because apparently, as is, it seems a little too much like marketing for sales. So to remove any doubts... I made this guy by crocheting a simple ball, then for the tentacles you just crochet a chain (as long as you think you want your tentacles to be) and put 2 sc in each chain.  This creates that spiral effect!  Then you just attach them to the ball.  Have fun making your own little octopus!

This little one was so quick to make, but I think she is super cute! 



Thanks for looking!
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / How's about a slice of chocolate cake... on: July 27, 2012 02:36:06 PM
...with white buttercream frosting and topped with a strawberry dipped in white chocolate and then drizzled with milk chocolate?  Yes?





okay, so the strawberry looks a bit radishy, but I still like it.  This is my first crocheted food item (other than some easter eggs I made)  Thanks for looking!
30  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ladybug on: July 27, 2012 02:21:24 PM
Hi!
I made this ladybug ami for my partner in the insect swap.  I used buttons for the spots., and chenille stems in her legs so she would be able to stand up without rolling around.  Thanks for looking!



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