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Blue Totoro June 21, 2009

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penguino asked me to crochet a blue totoro for the shop the swap. I found a very pretty blue yarn to use and enjoyed making him.

I shipped him off a bit ago and he should be arriving anyday.

I only have 1 totoro left to send out, heres her blue one.

Blue Totoro

Blue Totoro

 

Totoro May 14, 2009

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sheepBlue spoke to me about crafting for her sisters birthday as I mentioned in the kitty hat post. The other item she thought her sister would enjoy would be a crocheted totoro.

I have never crocheted an amigurumi but have been dying to, so after I looked at the pattern and realised that ” heck, I can do this! ” I told her, I would go for it.

After creating this guy, which I had soo much fun making, I offered to others on craftster if they wanted one, which 2 people agreed they would love one.

I also thought it would be in much interest to crochet my bestest mecca one, the japanese lover.

I didnt take a picture of him completely finished, he is missing his mouth and chest arrows etc, but heres a picture I took of him a few days before I shipped it out.

Totoro

Totoro

 

Hildes Pot Holders May 12, 2009

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When I claimed A2K in the ongoing wish swap, and noticed she wanted pot holders I got to work deciding on what kind of pot holders I wanted to make for her. I ended up choosing crochet and found a very nice, simple pattern on ravelry.

The pattern was called ” Hildes Pot Holders ” and can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hildes-pot-holders—hot-pads

I chose a natural cotton and heres how they turned out – 1 hexagon, and 1 circle

Pot Holders

Pot Holders

 

April 25 – May 25 Crafty List April 25, 2009

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I cant beleive its that time of the month to make my new crafty list. This month went by so fast and I didnt accomplish near as much as I had hoped, though I did finish one project that had been on the list for quite some time, and started another.

This month I completed only 11 things. So, alot of last months list will be traveling to this month. I should knock a bunch off this new list though, Im going to put alot of effort into it!

* Updated May 25*

Here is this months crafty list:

1. Heart Quilt as a wedding gift – Started – 8 Blocks Complete

2. Flower Skirt

3. 2 Summer Skirts

4. Pig Potholder – 25% Complete

5. Cupcake house with bear

6. Postage Stamp Quilt – 1820 Squares counted – 108 Squares Sewn

7.  Triangle Pot Holder

8. Felt Santa Stocking

9. Merry Moose – 75% Complete

10. 2x Rudolph Stuffed Animals

11. Christmas Bear – 50% complete

12. Felt food fridge magnets

13. Knit socks for myself

15. Amish quilted pillow cover

16. Pin cushion

17. Quilted Stocking – 50% Complete

18. 2 Granny Washcloths

20. Quilted Squares Afghan – 3 squares complete

21. Spinning Pink Wool – 75% Complete ( 153 yds of fingering weight )

22. Knit Socks – 20% Complete

24. Ply and dye large quantity of handspun – 618 yds Complete

25. Crochet 4 Totoro Ami’s – Complete #1 – Started #2

26. Ramboulet spun and dyed – working on

27. Handpsun/Handdyed for katara

28. Log cabin style pillow cover

29. Wedding Card – cross stitch Complete

30. sewhelpme postage stamp quilt – 2,304 squares – 32 Squares sewn

31. Felt Goodies ( 2 trees, and a shamrock ) – Complete

32. 2 Crochet Pot Holders – Complete – Posted

33. Crochet Lion – 45% Complete

34. 3 Cross stitch ATC’s – 2 half complete

35. Set of 3 bunny nuggets –  Complete

36. Crochet Breakfast – Complete

37. 24 Fabric Covered Buttons – Complete

38. Button Magnets – Complete

39. Needle Felted Eggs – Complete

40. Rainbow Scarf – Complete

41. Tree of life pendants – Complete – Posted

42. Crochet Octopus – Complete

43. 6 Chunky Pages – Complete

 

Crochet Cowl March 26, 2009

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I claimed AQ in the ongoing wish swap to help me finish her personal swap package faster. She had a cowl in her wist that really sparked me. I went onto ravelry and found the following that looked very similar.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/loop-d-loop-2

I went along with it and throughly enjoyed creating it, that I created a second.

Heres a photo of one of the finished cowls:

Crochet Cowl

Crochet Cowl

The cowl can be twisted and untwisted to vary how you wear it.

If you would like to purchase the second cowl, leave a comment and I can put it up for sale on my etsy.com shop.

 

Crafty List for March 25 – April 25 March 25, 2009

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Time for the monthly list.

Last month my goal was to finish up a bunch of in progress items, but unfortunatly I didnt end up doing that. Instead I seemed to add on more project, oops!

Last month I was able to complete 14 crafts, which isnt to bad!

* Updated April 24*

Here is this months crafty list:

1. Heart Quilt as a wedding gift – Started – 2 Blocks Complete

2. Flower Skirt

3. 2 Summer Skirts

4. Outdoors Quilt – Complete – Posted

5. Pig Potholder – 25% Complete

6. Cupcake house with bear

7. Postage Stamp Quilt – 1820 Squares counted – 108 Squares Sewn

8.  Triangle Pot Holder

9. Felt Santa Stocking

10. Merry Moose – 75% Complete

11. 2x Rudolph Stuffed Animals

12. Christmas Bear – 50% complete

13. Felt food fridge magnets

14. Knit socks for myself

15. Log cabin style pillow cover

16. Amish quilted pillow cover

17. Pin cushion

18. Quilted Stocking – 50% Complete

19. 2 Granny Washcloths

22. Daisy Hair Elastic – Complete

20. Wedding Card – cross stitch Complete

21. Quilted Squares Afghan – 3 squares complete

24. Spinning Pink Wool – 75% Complete ( 153 yds of fingering weight )

23. Knit Socks – 20% Complete

25. Spin 4.85oz of Sea coloured Rambouillet – Complete

26.  Tote Bag – Complete

27. 4 Chunky Pages – Complete

28. sewhelpme postage stamp quilt – 2,304 squares – 32 Squares sewn

29. Amigurmi Bee

30. Shopping Bag – Complete – Posted

31. 3 Fabric ATCs – Complete – Posted

32. Fabric Coasters – Complete

33. Ply and dye large quantity of handspun – 284 yds Complete

34. Kitty Ear Hat – Complete

35. Totoro Ami – 35% Complete

36. Recipe Book – Complete

37. Catwarming Ball Set – Complete

38. Ramboulet spun and dyed – started

39. Handpsun/Handdyed for katara

Ill continue updating as I complete things, or need to add more.

 

Hungry? I have a hot dog March 17, 2009

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While I had been going through easy crochet patterns to help me get the hang of this whole crochet thing, I came across a easy looking pattern to make a hot dog. Just so happens, that mommythemaid had hotdog on her list of pretend food when I claimed her in round 44 of the ongoing wish swap. This of course, gave me a super nice excuse to try out the hotdog pattern.

I went along and seemed to be able to do it without alot of problems, and I stuffed it to be hard.

Im still debating if I should chain a red and a yellow to make ketchup and mustard. I am sending to her tomorrow, so I think I will do that up to “complete” the look of it.

Heres how my hot dog turned out:

Crochet Hot Dog

Crochet Hot Dog

Here is the pattern I used: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-hot-dog