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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 2017 DeStash Along on: November 25, 2017 10:39:08 PM
These slippers were made with 75% stash. The only yarn that was a new purchase was the gold for the Gryffindor slippers.



12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: November 25, 2017 10:37:55 PM
CLM, I love that house bag! So cute and fun!

UTM, I love those pinatas! The color combos are awesome. I especially like the green/orange one.

I made some Harry Potter House Pride slippers for my sister and myself. Credit for the idea goes to Pinkleo who made some Gryffindor Pride slippers several years ago and my sister really loved them. I finally bought the book earlier this month and made these.

Sister's:


Mine:


13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Harry Potter House Pride Slippers (Gryffindor & Slytherin) on: November 25, 2017 10:31:39 PM
First, I have to give credit to Pinkleo for giving me this idea several years ago when she posted her Gryffindor House Pride Slippers, which my sister coveted.
I finally remembered them earlier this month and ordered the book (Vanna's Favorite Crochet Gifts) then made my sister's slippers in her House colors:


And since I needed slippers, too, I made myself a pair in my House colors:


Yarn used:
Gryffindor - Caron Pound of Yarn in Scarlet and Mainstays in Gold (this is a new yarn from Walmart that is actually pretty soft for an acrylic)
Slytherin - Caron Pound of Yarn in Kelly Green (my favorite color from them) and Crafter's Secret in Passport (Hobby Lobby)

Soon I hope to make pairs in Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff House colors. I just have to ask for the shoe sizes of the friends who belong to those Houses Smiley
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: November 15, 2017 12:59:23 AM
Sock monkey hat for my dentist's assistant:

I crocheted it following this pattern from RepeatCrafterMe.

There's a bit of a story behind it: I had an appointment a few days before Halloween and she asked if I was ready for Halloween. I told I was mostly ready and she very excitedly told me that she was very ready and that she had bought a sock monkey onesie costume that she had found on Amazon, saying she has a sock monkey obsession. I told her that I had a crochet pattern for a sock monkey hat and that I could make her one. She said that she'd love that, then said that no, she was just joking that I didn't have to do that for her.
I crocheted the hat anyway and took it with me to my appointment yesterday. She was so happy that while they were waiting for my mouth to numb, she took it around to show all of her coworkers saying "Look what my sweet patient made for me!"

Sometimes I forget how other people see the things I make. I thought it was sort of lack-luster and boring (I make hats a lot) but she thought it was the best thing ever.
15  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 121 ENTRIES / Re: Pint-sized Pirate on: November 11, 2017 07:05:03 PM
Thanks. Hopefully next year we're well enough to go trick-or-treating. And I won't wait til last minute to make his costume.
16  CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES / CHALLENGE 121 ENTRIES / Pint-sized Pirate on: November 01, 2017 09:17:14 PM
For my toddler's Halloween costume I wanted something as simple as possible so I made him a pirate. Sadly, we didn't trick-or-treat because we're both sick but I did get a few cute pics of him in costume.
The shirt I made from a pattern I drafted myself and the pants were made from McCall's 6016 with the pockets left off.
Front:


Back:


Lying down (the clearest shot of the whole costume, just in case):


Sadly, I couldn't get him to keep on the Dollar Tree pirate's hat or hold onto his toy sword. He was all about having that sword and swinging it around until I tried to get a picture of him with it. Roll Eyes
17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: 50 Projects More or Less...2017...Let's Create and Have Fun! on: October 31, 2017 02:21:40 PM
Those mandalas are so very soothing to look at, AIMR.
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / Re: How to ask a person to do a personal swap? on: October 31, 2017 01:49:52 PM
I'm thinking I'll use a different doll, if I can get the time to work on it. My toddler likes "helping" me craft and last time I tried working on a custom doll, he tried eating its head. Roll Eyes
19  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Starry Night Painted Pumpkin on: October 31, 2017 01:47:39 PM
Gorgeous! Shocked Best pumpkin ever!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Fall Nerd Battles 2017: September 1 - November 20, 2017 ~*Join Anytime*~ on: October 28, 2017 03:29:16 PM
Prompt: September - Star Wars
Team: Fandom
Project Name: ButterflyBog
I finally got around to watching the movie Strange Magic. It is an oddly charming movie and I think the Bog King and Princess Marianne make such an adorable couple. So I decided to make a little doodle of them. But it took longer than expected as I'm out of practice and his hair/head scales took a bit of figuring out (45 mins for this simple thing). Bog is the king of the goblins who live in the dark forest and Marianne is the eldest princess of the Fairy Kingdom, which is a field full of sunshine, so they're definitely a dark/light couple.

I need to take time every once in a while to doodle so that I can get better.
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