Alright!! I’ve got some promised pictures for you today!!
First I’ve got a happy little customer wearing her awesome new hat!
Second we have some baby hats. So here are C’s three hats. Dinosaur spikes, Baby brown bear, and Baseball cap. I’ve also made one of D’s hats. He’s a giant Flyers fan so I wanted a Flyers themed hat. I went with stripes. Made this combo of DC and SC up myself. I found out today that he’s having another girl!! Yay more girlie things!
Lastly I have a finished Pay-It-Foward!! Woot Woot!! This one is for Erin. She really likes the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away (to those of you who haven’t seen it, please go watch it now) so I decided to make her her own No-Face!! I think he turned out totally awesome!! The one the designer made was able to close it’s mouth, mine can’t. All I can think of is that I used too much stuffing. I’m not ashamed. I also added some un-popped popcorn kernels to the bottom to help him sit flat. The mouth, teeth, and mask are sewn in felt. Each tooth was cut out and sewn on individually. The face was embroidered onto the mask and then sewn on. This guy only took me months because I was intimidated by messing up the face so he sat on my bookshelf just blankly staring at me. Until last night. When I finished him off in just a few short hours. I love him!! Shhhh don’t tell but I’m thinking of making her another Spirited Away amigurumi for her birthday.
I’m so excited that about what all I have finished this week! Oh almost forgot! Made something for myself! I made a cover out of cotton yarn for my Swiffer! Now I don’t have to but those ridiculously expensive pads. When it gets too dirty I can just toss it in the wash and presto! Clean!
On the Hook:
- Baby girl hats for D
- Test for CTbL
- The giant pile of Christmas gifts
Where to find the patterns:
First things first. I will update you all on what I’ve done during my hiatus. The first item I completed was another Pay-It-Forward! This one for my friend Lacie. I made her a market tote bag using Moogly’s pattern which can be found HERE. I made it using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton in Sage and Brown. I added a round on the bottom to make it a bit wider and 5 more rounds to the body to make it a bit taller. Other than that I made no changes. I love how it turned out and will most likely make myself one at some point.
The second item I finished was a pair of barefoot sandals using AB Creations’ pattern which can be found HERE. My sister asked me for them for an upcoming trip. I said no problem! (I have secretly been wanting to make a pair anyway). Now I’ve tried making doilies before using crochet thread and it didn’t turn out so I was a little apprehensive. But I bought the embroidery floss the pattern called for and didn’t have any problems! Needless to say I might try making doilies again! Most definitely going to make myself a pair of these!
The third item I finished was the fin on the Knight’s Helmet. Finally!! I just hate sewing things and put it off til I can’t stand at looking at the unfinished item any longer. All I did differently with the fin was add a second dc to the point of it. It looked more pointy to me that way. I don’t have any pictures of the finished item yet but when I do I’ll post them. The pattern can be found HERE.
As for what’s currently on the hook, I’m still getting those squares done for both my sister’s and my blanket in the Red Heart Yarn CAL. I think I’m only one square plus 9 granny’s behind on each blanket. I just ran out of royal blue today with 10 rows left on the one square. I’ll be putting that guy aside until I get more.
I’m also working on my own design! Very exciting! I found that the next town over has a farmer’s market/craft show one weekend a month from April-September and it’s free to vendors!! So I’m starting to make up some things to sell there. You know, dishcloths and scrubbies, little things mostly. But what I hope to be my best seller is my own creation. I’m making patterns for a football helmet styled hat from newborns to adults! I’ve pretty much finished with the ones for the neighboring town, just need to make the pattern for our town. Our towns are 10 miles apart so I feel the need to do both. And this area is a HUGE football area. Friday nights during the fall are spent in the stadiums. The whole town shuts down and everyone goes. It’s pretty cool. Our stadium is along the river and it’s really pretty. Ok enough about football. I’ve finished the bodies of a few of the neighbor’s hats, when I get the finishing touches (the stripes going down the helmets which really lets you know what team it’s for) I’ll be posting pictures!! Same goes for our town!
Something I’m also pretty excited about…. I bought my first two patterns over the weekend! The first one is Reversibots by Snappy Tots which can be found HERE. I’ve been admiring this pattern for ages and when I saw it was going to retire I knew I just HAD to have it! And now I do 🙂 The second pattern I bought is Elsa of Arendelle (Frozen) hat by Heather Holder of HH Crafts and can be found HERE. The reason I bought this is because one of Luke’s cousins has asked me to make one for her daughter! I’m excited because not only is this another commission but it’s for an adorable hat from a movie I love! This little girl is going to go absolutely nuts when she gets it.
I believe I’ve updated you all on what went on and is now going on over here in my little world. I’ll make sure to upload pictures of the finished Knight’s Helmet hopefully this week!
Last night I finished another Pay-It-Forward project. This one is for my friend Lacie. I wish I could say what it is but it’s going to remain a secret until she receives it. All I’m saying is that I want one myself.
Now that that’s complete and I have foam heads, I’m going to be working on completing the fin for the Knight’s Helmet. It shouldn’t take too long to complete. After that I’m not sure what I’ll do. I found out that my town does a monthly farmer’s market/craft fair from May-October. So I’ll probably start working on small items that I can sell there. Should be fun to make a bunch of baby things again and a bunch of dish clothes. Other than that I don’t really have anything big to work on.
Keep an eye out for that lizard pattern. I’m thinking of posting it real soon.
On the Hook:
- Knight’s Helmet
- CAL Textured Blanket x 2
- Pay-It-Forward #2
Not much has been going on over here lately. I’m slowly getting votes on my Skyrim Helmet over at The Craftys. Please keep them coming!! Just make sure you log-in with either the Facebook or Twitter icons that are under the description. After that just click on the little silver heart. Thank you so much!
The Skyrim Helmet was my second original design. What was my first you ask? Good question. It was an amigurumi lizard. (For those of you who don’t know what amigurumi means, it’s Japanese for a crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) I know, totally different direction. A few years back, 4 actually, I wanted to make my boyfriend’s cousin a lizard for his birthday. I wasn’t happy with what I had found online and decided to make my own. I based my design off some pictures of lizards I had found on the web. I think he turned out awesome and the little man loved him!
Well I had been wanting to go back and take a second look at what I had crudely written down many years ago and when better than during The Craftys! Turns out I had written down the pattern pretty awesomely. I then took some photos and entered him into The Craftys as well. So if you don’t mind, please vote for him in the same manner! Thank you much!! As with the Skryim Helmet, I’ll get around to writing and posting this pattern as well.
Award shows aside, over the weekend I had gotten an Amazon package in the mail. I was pretty excited. I had ordered some foam heads!!! a Tunisian hook, and some yarn. Yarn was awesome, the hook as well (I’m eager to learn how to do Tunisian crochet). Sad thing is my heads weren’t awesome. Both the male and female heads are tiny, a circumference of only 20 inches! My head is 21 inches!! I’m not sure how I’ll use the male head when working on Luke’s hats because his head is 23 inches around!! The male’s nose is also smushed a tad. And the female’s base is broken so she doesn’t stand. Oy vey to the max. I’ll just have to learn to work with it I guess.
One of the yarns I got is Lion Brand’s Fun Fur in black. Thanks to Luke’s suggestion I’m going to work on a mullet hat. Yep, a hat that will look like the mullet hair style. Business in the front and party in the back baby! hahah The second yarn I got is Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream in Sage for one of my Pay-It-Forward projects. I started working on it over the weekend and hope to finish during the week. Can’t tell you what it’s going to be until I give it away. Just know that it’s going to be awesome and I’ll probably end up making one for myself.
But that’s all here. Please vote!! Thank you much!!
On the Hook:
- Pay-It-Forward (Lacie)
- Fin for Skyrim Helmet
- CAL Textured Blanket x2
Of course I forgot to take pictures of the Sunhat I made my baby cousin before giving it away and leaving her. I’m known for doing that. Thankfully my cousin Anna is amazing and took some pictures of her daughter wearing the hat! 🙂 So without further ado, here is baby Lakyn modeling her Little Lady Sunhat!
How adorable is she?! She just turned 8 months too on Easter Sunday. So big!
I used Lindsey Niezgocki’s Little Lady Sunhat pattern which I found via Ravelry.
I used Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn in Crown Jewels with a 4.75mm hook.
It was super easy to follow and make. I made it big on purpose so that it will, hopefully, fit her all summer long. She’s a fast grower.
Also this is my first completed Pay-It-Forward gift! I was excited about that too. I hope to have my second one done soon and I’m brain storming about the others.
I also finished two things for myself! That’s huge because I rarely make myself anything. I’ll write about that most likely tomorrow after I take some pictures tonight.