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Yoshi

It was a Christmas present for a friend. She has a small collection of Yoshis, so I thought I’d add to it. This pattern is available for free on Ravelry. It’s Mary Smith’s Mini Yoshi Gamer Friend pattern. It looks a lot better than what I have pictured here.

Side note: I figured out my Photobucket/directly uploading to the WordPress server problem.

I really need to work on my sewing skills. The arm placement is just so off. I just don’t understand how people do it, because it’s a tiny little piece and you don’t want the yarn to show. It makes sewing difficult. Sewing pre-stuffed is my go-to method, followed by stuffing the yarn inside, but at times this is not possible.

My favorite part is that little shell in the back. He looks much better from the side too!

The arms look better from this angle, like he’s waving. Hello! Good bye!

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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Secret Santa Fun!

I’m sorry for the lack of updates! The Christmas crocheting season is definitely in full swing. I only have completed ONE person. Only 3 more to go. Eep!

I wanted to take a quick break and share what I got for a Secret Santa gift, because it’s so adorable. ๐Ÿ˜€ I signed up for the Reddit Secret Santa, and mentioned that I like to crochet. My Santa really went with that. Look at the neat stuff I got (brag, brag, brag, sorry). ๐Ÿ˜›

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I hope you have a lovely holiday season, and you are much further along than I am with your gift projects. I’ll be posting my projects once Christmas is over, so I don’t ruin the surprise for people.

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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DINOSAURS!

I’ve noticed that I seem to post a lot in the beginning and end of the month, but there’s just dead silence in the middle. That’s one way to do, I suppose. Hahaha! I think once these craft fairs are over, I might have a little more time to make things I want to, you know? It’s been a while, since I’ve actually done something for me, instead of just as a thing (squares, craft fair stuff, requests). Speaking of requests, here’s one!

My cousin requested a few things a little while ago, and so I made them.

First, he is a huge fan of the canceled too soon show, “Firefly.” (It really was a great show, probably one of my top 5.) This particular scene is what he was going for, I think….

So, in a strong effort, I made a blue dinosaur with green plates and an orange T-rex.

Way cuter than that scene, but I think that’ll be acceptable. (It’s cute, Al, you can deal with it! :P)

Then he had bought a 3DS, and wanted a case, so I made him one as well:

This was done without a pattern, so I’m happy how it turned out! Bags are so easy to make. This is a drawstring bag too, and it was actually really simple to do (I also just improvised that). Overall, doing this free hand- it came out great!

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A Supernatural Christmas

Tomorrow is Christmas! Merry Christmas! Is everyone ready? On the news this morning, they were saying that stores are thinking there will be a huge wave of customers today to do all their last minute shopping. I hope you’re not one of those people stuck doing the shopping today, but good luck if you are.

Here’s one of the presents I made this year! Since I have already given this present to my friend, I can show you. She is a huge fan of Supernatural, so I made these little figures for her of Sam, Dean, and Bobby. She says they look like Voo-doo dolls. What do you think?

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(Left to right) Dean, Sam, and Bobby

I love Bobby’s beard, but I think beards are VERY attractive in general. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sam’s hair was more out of control than I had anticipated, but that’s just what his hair looks like… sort of. To make it, you just make a small cap (like Dean’s hair), and then pull loose yarn through, and then you kind of trim it out in a nice haircut. Most important thing I learned from this: I should never be a hair stylist.

This pattern was from WonderAnn on Etsy. There was also Castiel and Lucifer in the pattern, but I only had time to make those three.

Enjoy a lovely holiday!

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Gotta Crochet Em All!

Thank you everyone for entering my giveaway! I’m so excited to give away some yarn. You can still enter by leaving a comment on the giveaway post! ๐Ÿ˜€

When I was in 5th grade, a lot of my friends suddenly got GameBoy Colors and either Pokemon Red or Blue. Then this whole Pokemon thing just blew up: TV shows, games, trading cards, action figures, etc. Yes, I was one of the many 10-year-olds who joined in on this phenomenon. It still continues today (there’s like 500 Pokemon now or something?). I dropped off the wagon after 250 Pokemon, and have no idea what is happening with all these new games.

Despite falling off the wagon, I do still get a little giddy when I see Pokemon related to the first 250 species. ๐Ÿ™‚ Recently, I came across this blog, Pokemon Crochet Challenge, in which Winnie, the writer, is trying to crochet all of the first 151 Pokemon. I’m very excited to follow her progress! She has some really good ones so far. Here’s a sample:

Aren’t they just adorable? I always picked Bulbasaur as my first Pokemon, because he’s
a. awesome
b. freakin’ cute
c. extremely useful against the first two gyms
d. going to evolve into a giant plant.

So, definitely check out this blog!

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Fan Day: Even Tiny Tim isn’t this tiny

My friend showed me this article, 20 Tiny Knitted and Crocheted Things, a few weeks ago.

Miniscule Snail

Let’s get real for a second. Do you see how tiny these things are? How small is this hook/needle? When I try to make tiny stitches, the whole thing just ends up as a GIANT knot. It’s not pretty. I hook some yarn, and then POW, knots. The smallest hook I own, I think, is about 1.75mm. That’s already really tiny, and that’s not even close the the normal hook sizes I use (H, I, J, and K, which is 5-6.5mm, hence the name of this blog).

This is just incredible. So tiny! It’s absolutely amazing. My favorite is probably the tiny little snowmen and the goat.

I’m a fan!

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Motif Monday: Hit the Books

I type in “crochet book” into Google, and find on CraftisCool an actual crocheted book:

crocheted book

Ha ha, it’s really cute. It’d be really good for a birthday card or something. Now, if only I can get better at sewing. You can find the pattern here.

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Fan Friday: Grenades

Couldn’t resist this one. Very creative!

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This is from Howie Woo’s blog.

๐Ÿ˜€ I’m a fan!

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Motif Monday: Spring Chicks

Spring is sort of here. I mean, it snowed last week, but calender-wise, it’s spring.

You know what’s associated with spring? Flowers! But I couldn’t find a good flower pattern… maybe next week. However, I did find a really nice chick pattern. It fits with the whole newborn theme of spring…

pirate chick

…even though it’s a pirate.

Pirates are cool, right? I like pirates. The free pattern is available on the JennyandTeddy Craft Blog.

Check it out!

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S&T Sunday: Penguins or Angry Birds?

I made a penguin for my cousin! I mean, I tried to make a penguin. My cousin got the red one with the scarf.

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The pattern is from AllAboutAmi.ย  It looks much cuter there.

I had a lot of trouble with this, which is why there are two. The blue one had some complications with the white belly part, so I started over and made the red one.

Actually, I really think they don’t look like penguins at all. In fact, they look like Angry Birds:

angry penguins

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