TWIN GIRLS! Yay, my friend recently had 2 beautiful twin girls and they’re sooo cute! As a congratulatory gift, I made these 2 peas in a pod for her. She really liked it!
I got the pattern for FREE here. You can also find it on the Lion Brand website if you’re a member.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying crocheting with a larger 4.5mm hook opposed to my regular 3.5mm hook. I used “myboshi” No 1 yarn. I’m currently in Germany and purchased it at Müeller.
To make the bows (if you’re familiar with crochet terms) I chained 4, did 3 rows of 3sc then wrapped yarn around the centre a few times before sewing it to the pea.
I think I’ll continue with this Amigurumi food trend that I’ve started.
Until next time, Happy Crochet’ing!
Something different! A banana! I thought I’d start making a few baby friendly fruits and vegetables for my daughter to play with eventually.
I got this banana pattern FREE on ravelry – you can find it here. I LOVED how it turned out and I finished it so quickly. The pattern had a really useful diagram to make the banana peels just right.
I used a chunkier yarn and really like how textured it turned out. It will be great for teething/chewing and it’s washable! I used “Boston Sun Classic Yarn.”
I used black yarn to sew the baby friendly eyes and mouth (no plastic pieces.) You can find a great video on how to embroider faces from Planet June here.
I tried something new with the blush on the cheeks! I used a “Stabilo 3 in 1 crayon.” I drew directly onto the yarn which was a little intense – luckily, it rubbed off fairly well. Next time I will colour on a piece of cloth first then gently blot it onto the project. I’m learning new tricks all the time. Still, I like the added colour to the face!
Overall, I’m thrilled with how it turned out and am looking forward to start a small collection of fruits and veggies for my little one.
“Diaper Bag” or “Monster Tote”
Wow – it’s amazing that 2 years have gone by already. I’ve really enjoyed working on this blog. Last year, in particular, flew by. It was a great year of continuing to try new things and I think I really upped my sewing game! It’s been a pleasure interacting with so many crafters out there through this blog and through Instagram.
If you’re following my blog – thanks so much for your support.
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Looking forward to a creative 2016.
I’m sure they’d think again if they had a friend like Ben. – Michael Jackson
Okay…how cute did this little turtle turn out?! I love that his little shell can come on and off.
I made this for my twin sister – our birthdays are coming up and I had yet to crochet something for her! She loves turtles.
I used a pattern I purchased from Etsy a while ago by LuvlyGurumi. I don’t know why I waited so long to make this because I LOVED the pattern. It was super clear, easy to follow, there were large photos and the font was easy to read – I will definitely have to try another one of her patterns in the near future.
I think my sis will like it.
I am so excited to give this little bat to my friend who owns a local coffee shop in town. Being new to the neighbourhood and knowing I’m only here for a few months, she has made me feel right at home and has always been so generous and kind. Why am I making her a bat, you ask? I noticed that she wears a lot of “Batman” shirts and has a fondness for bats. (I get it, I love bats too!)
Once again, I purchased this pattern from Son’s Popkes because I love all of her patterns. I feel this pattern was one of her best ones to date! It had so many great details including how to place the eyes correctly (sometimes a challenge for me) and how to embroider the lines on the wings.
It turned out that I needed a little extra guidance with the embroidery part so I found a great video tutorial here.
I used Vanna’s Choice yarn in “Taupe” and “Charcoal Grey.” I used a 3.5mm hook, polyester stuffing, and 6mm safety eyes.
Overall, I love how it turned out and I think my friend will love it too!
Stay tuned for some new sewing projects in the works!
I’ve been working on this raccoon off and on for a few weeks. I had finished the head a while ago but was reluctant to complete the body because I was unsure of the blue colour accents. Normally, I would make my forest animals true to the forest but thought the blue accents would be cute for a baby boy’s room or something.
I purchased the pattern from Son’s Popkes, and have completed many of her patterns! I love them! They are easy to follow and she has a beautiful selection of animals to make.
As you can see, this pattern had a few yarn colour changes throughout. If you ever need a refresher or would like to learn how to change yarn colours, this video by Planet June is great.
I used Vanna’s Choice yarn, a 3.5mm crochet hook, 6mm safety eyes, and polyester stuffing.
What do you think?
Happy to report that I’m moving right along with my March/April baby gifts! One of my closest friends is having a baby girl just in time for Easter and I’m so thrilled with how this turned out.
I originally saw this pattern on Pinterest – it’s a FREE pattern from “Repeat Crafter Me”- Thankyou! You can find the link to the free pattern here.
For the fluffy bunny tail, I stitched on a small piece of “Flying Trapeze Candy Pink Feather Boa” from Hobby Lobby.
The polka dot heart buttons on the diaper cover are “JHB” brand, style #53604. I purchased them at Hancock Fabrics.
For the photo backdrop, I used “David Tutera Chiffon Ribbon Rose” fabric from Joanne Fabrics that I bought on sale MONTHS AGO! I love it so much but have yet to decide what to make with it! Any ideas?