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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Headbands! on: January 18, 2012 04:16:25 PM
I had been seeing a lot of these and figured I'd just wing it. I didn't follow any patterns but I had a lot of fun making them and am stoked to have another quick gift idea up my sleeve. Thanks for looking!

I have a blog!

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / An overstuffed turkey! on: December 14, 2009 01:06:56 PM
It's a little late I know, but I made this for a "Thanksgiving Rnd 2" dinner party I attended a couple weekends ago. I think he made for a pretty great host gift (along with a couple bottles of wine)

I did stuff him a little too much though and so some of that shows. Oh well, no one is perfect and everyone loves stuffing am I right. (horrible joke)

Anyways here he is. I didn't use a pattern I just looked at some other critters for inspiration and went for it.

Along the way I did accidentally teach myself how to make a sort of neat half circle (tail) and I was pretty proud to figure that out Smiley

Gobble gobble!

I totally fell in love with him while I was crocheting, it was really hard to give him away. Smiley
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Six legged baby octopus loves you! on: December 04, 2009 09:59:02 PM
Oops he turned out to only have 6 legs.

Oh well his lil handicap only makes him more charming.

I made this little guy for a swap and since she's received already I figured I'd share him with ya'll too.

He loves you.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Hats for my nephews! I couldn't wait for XMAS on: December 04, 2009 09:54:07 PM
I couldn't wait to give my two favorite nephews their Christmas presents this year! I'm pretty proud of how they turned out and even happier that the boys loved them so much Smiley
Here they are proudly modeling them for me...
They were so excited that they were going to be on the internet.

Awesten and Ethan, 12 and 13
Pretty much the loves of my life Smiley

It's always such a relief to find out that you're still cool.
I'm just shy of my 25th birthday and being the unmarried aunt who gives home made gifts and has a cat is risky around the holidays. These guys made me feel like the coolest auntie ever!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / 3 new hats...trying to make my own patterns here... on: November 05, 2009 10:34:19 AM
I've been very busy lately but I've still managed to sneak in some crocheting time and these are a few recent finished products.

First is the most recent one. I just made this in a couple hours last night. I used a pretty large hook and was experimenting with crocheting around the post which I've never done before...

I think it's pretty cute. Definitely fast to work up and comfy as heck.

Next is this purple monster. I had this bulky yarn that I must've bought for some reason and I really wanted to try a super slouchy hat. I think this one is just a lot of hdc... it's a little bit too bulky for me as it turns out. but I mean hey, you can never have enough hats.

And then a solid black one. I just needed a hat to go with everything and I'm still working the kinks out of this slouchy beret situation. I say that because when I've tried patterns resembling these hats they end up too something (small, loose, ugly lol) so I'm pretty pleased and since I've been wearing my black jacket most this season it's worked out well.

Thanks for looking and C and C are ALWAYS welcome.
Also I'd be interested in anyone who wanted to do a personal hat swap some time Smiley
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Owl - first post in Needlework on: October 07, 2009 06:27:52 PM
When I was a kid my mom used to do a lot of needle work and I would try to copy her and make pretty things. Since childhood I've done a little embroidery here and there, mostly on other projects. This is the first thing I've made in a long time that is purely decorative and I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.

The flash on my camera sort of dulled the colors but in life he's very bright and I just love him.

Also he's 100% thrifted. The fabric is a pair of pants from value village and the thread was given to me by a friend of my moms. The hoop is basic, but second hand also, a steal at fifty cents!

I can't wait to relearn more stitches. I have a feeling this will be a theme in my christmas gifts this year!

Comments appreciated Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Bf's old sweater in to hat with potential... on: September 30, 2009 05:01:14 PM
I had a little down time today and so I made a hat. I've never tried this style before but was aiming for a cloche-ish shape but in a totally unfancy way. Does that make sense?

I used an old sweater my boyfriend no longer wears. I'm sorry I didn't take any befores but it was a pretty basic dude sweater. I still have lots of it left over and look forward to working with it more. It's sort of half felted from him not following care instructions and I think it was only part wool and part something else.

Anyway here is me photographing me in the hat (I always look goofy)

Thanks for looking. I plan to improve upon this style and ideas and comments would be totally welcome!
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / it was a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater... on: September 28, 2009 07:15:51 PM
This was one of my favourite movies/songs when I was a kid. My dad and I used to watch it together all the time. I think he turned out pretty good. I didn't use a pattern, just sort of went with it. Getting the wings was the hardest. I didn't really know what I was doing and none of them looked right. I probably tried 4 or 5 different methods and finally just ended up with these funny things. I love him though.

I love this last pic. It's like he's comming right at you!
Thanks for looking. C&C welcome!
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / white collar zombie-ish guy on: September 17, 2009 11:51:54 AM
So obviously I've been on a kick with these little guys from the softies book. Humor me and check out this last little guy. The original design called for ears and this weird mouth and he looked more like a dead bear so I changed it up a little and added a tie (which was HARD to tie on his little neck and make look right) so yeah, here he is. Thanks for looking.


10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Pants Cat (cause he's made of pants) on: September 16, 2009 08:57:12 PM
Second attempt at a softy from the new book I got. This one is called Arno cat in the book and I am SO pleased with how he turned out. He's really little but that means it'll be easy to make a tiny little army or something. I dunno... but here he is.

Made with thrifted vintage man trousers and a little bit of t-shirt material.

and again, the book I got em from is called Softies-Only a mother could love....
cause I really recommend it to anyone just getting started OR in need of a little inspiration.
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