Monday, December 11, 2017

Flying in just in time for Christmas

Pterodacty, done free handed.  As requested by my demanding niece.  She picked out the yarn and told me exactly how to make it, blue wings green body.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Some Christmas items finished


I am thinking of keeping the tan one for myself its a soft alpaca wool blend, and the stitch work I did doesnt 'show' as much as it does on the other bands.   These are all versions on my Winter head band pattern used as a base.  Not sure who is getting which (if any of my giftee's are reading this feel free to 'claim' one) but I hope they like them as I put a lot of work into making them all unique.

 Undecided if I will block this one or not, I tried a new stitch combo of chains and trebles to get this look.
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mateless mitt


Been working on a slip stitch fingerless glove set, just finished one glove, and my hook rolls off the table and it broke. This hook was so nice on my hands and wrists, I will miss it.  If I am very lucky I might get a replacement for christmas.





Tuesday, November 7, 2017

3D-2D Cat

Yet an other addition that will be heading to ResoBox soon.


I got the idea from a post I saw over on reddit where a guy's 2 kids asked him to crochet dolls they drew for their soon to be sister.  I wanted to keep the 2D feel, while making this kitty 3D, I wanted to do 4 legs but it looked to crowded so I settled for front and back.  I drew a quick 30 second sketch (below) to give me an idea of what I wanted to make.  I am happy with how it turned out.


Monday, October 30, 2017

Resobox Amigurumi 2017/2018 FOURTH Annual Amigurumi Exhibition

I will be participating it the 4th Annual Amigurumi Exhibition at Resobox Gallary in New York again.

This year I am sending mostly small items, octo's, dumbo octo's, and a few other miscellaneous amigurumi.  I got Linda (aka my mom) to come and get some good shots of what I have finished at this moment to send.  She also helped me with pricing and tagging everything which is so much help because I always procrastinate doing that and have to rush it last minute previous years.

I hope to get at least 50-51 peices finished, at the moment I am at 31 peices











 If these guys go over well I can chart out and whip up a written pattern for some of them.  I changed up the frill/tenticals on them so they would have alot of variation.  I am loving the Dumbo Octo's almost as much as just the plain Octo's quick and cute. 

I haven't made anything really intricate to ship, the dragon at the top has been on consignment but I pulled it to send to New York just to see if it will sell.  I am debating on if its worth it to make some chibi dragons to send as I have gotten a few people asking if its ok to sell some at the same event.

On that note --  I have had a few people asking me about selling items made from my patterns.  Flat out, if you make it, you can do what ever you want with the finished item just don't claim the patter/design as your own.   Sell it, trade em, build a bonfire and sacrifice them to chthulu, make R-rated stop-motion movies, what ever floats your boat -.0
My patterns are just an other tool, like you are borrowing a crochet hook I would not expect you to give me a cut of any profits on the items you made from it or tell you what you can or cant do because you used my hook.  I also would LOVE if you tagged me as the pattern designer but that is not necessary.  I do also love seeing everyone's finished projects, and takes on my patterns so feel free to share photos!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fairy Tail vest progress

So this has been wadded up sitting on the back of my couch for over a month waiting for me to get it blocked.  Due to my constant struggle with depression I kept putting it off, as this is suppose to be a 'me' project and I want it to be a happy project.  I decided that waiting would just keep putting it off till the project got lost or packed away and forgotten. 
After it dries I will still need to sew up the sides and decide if I want to add a trim, and if so in what color(s), and maybe add a pannel on the sides depending on how it sized out.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Winter Headband *Pattern*

 One of the things I got requests for this christmas is headbands to keep peoples ears warm with out giving them hat hair.
This is what I came up with, a textured headband that can be made wider or slimer by adding/subtracting rows.

I worked this one up in LionBrand Mandala Genie.

Get your copy of the pattern here.