Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teddy Bear Progress...

yes indeed! :) I'm onto making some arms and legs. I plan on googling crocheted arms and legs to get an idea of the shape I want. My first inclination is to make the appendages tiny near the body and wider near the hands and feet area but we'll see how this plays out :)

I needed some instant gratification today before getting back to the bear so I worked on this hat (albiet late for this years St. Patrick's Day) and also made a listing for the pattern. So while I won't have the bunny done today at least I finished a few things I wanted to :) I hope you like how the bear is progressing and these pics of the lil leprechaun hat! :) 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sweet Teddy Bear Face...

...that's what I'd say I've got! (Though you might argue it could pass as a bunny face as well ^_^)

I'm well on my way to working up a teddy bear pattern that serves a dual purpose of

1 - Creating a teddy bear for a friends niece as requested
2 - Creating a pattern for others to make their very own adorable teddy as I go :)

Needless to say I am very excited about this project! I first went to my hook and yarn, started working up the head and a few rows into it I started thinking aloud all the head shape possibilities... maybe I should sketch it... oh but I want to just MAKE it already :). Of course my sister having been present for my musings said "Just sketch it." :) It didn't take but 5 minutes to put pen to paper for a quick visual and then I went back to work. Now that the head is done, I have to say I'm really pleased with how it turned out - quite close to the sketch I worked up too! I'm such a visual person that in order for me to make something well I need to see a 3-D picture and hold that image in my mind, it helps me navigate the increases and decreases to shape my work.

This was fun! I only hope I have a bit of time to get back to the teddy this weekend, though right now the forecast looks like painting the house trim and running around running errands for friends. At least the time in the car will have me thinking on ways to put the teddy together... at present I'm entertaining the idea of a jointed teddy with vintage buttons... this may be on my 2nd teddy though... we shall see! :) Yay for possibilities! And thank you for reading!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Oh baby!

...what an adorable blanket :) no?

All embroidered and stitched along the edge ready to wrap up a bundle of love!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

R2D2 Times Two!

Alrighty, since R2D2 was requested by a friend I whipped up two of them this weekend. One for them and another for the shop :).

Here are pictures to share with you! :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

First Written Pattern - Bomb Omb Amigurumi

It took some doing but I've just finished my first Amigurumi Plushie Pattern! Bomb Omb from Super Mario Bros :) - my take on the character anyhow :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Furriest Chewy Of Them All!

I'm very pleased to share this Chewy with you! :) The softest and furriest one I've made yet! :) Though I dare say this may be the only one I will make with this furry yarn type since the fibers in this yarn make it harder to crochet with. The final result though is a very life-like Chewy!

Between working on granny square projects and baby blanket ideas I'll be starting an R2-D2 as requested by a friend :). I plan on making one for my friend and another one for the shop! :) I am on the look out for a nose to use when making my E.T. amigurumi dude but so far no luck! I just may have to add the nose with yarn and work it into the pattern, I suppose this would be easier for most people anyways than having to buy a safety nose. We shall see! :) Until next time my friends - take care and thank you for reading! :) 

Friday, March 2, 2012

A Bit of Embroidery...

Awe... This pink cotton blanket came into my possession from a freecycler a few months ago. I knew I wanted to put a charming shabby chicesque crocheted edge on it but at the time I only had white acrylic yarn (and a bunch of other projects to tend to :)). Not a problem, acrylic yarn would have worked just fine, but I later recieved a fun care package of yarn from my parents full of cotton yarn and bright white was in there too! Perfect! It was meant to be :)

 I completed the edging last night, still toying with the idea of a scalloped edge but am for sure embroidering a floral pattern of my own to a corner. I so enjoy the look material has stretched across an embroidery hoop poised and ready to be adorned :) It's good stuff! Looking forward to sharing the finished product with you too!

Happy Friday to all! Thank you for reading!
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