Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Late commision -Skull hat

Normaly I dont take on commisions this late in the year as I want time to finish up projects and work on holiday/birthday stuff.  

 I made an exception this time, as I got a request for a hat I made 3 years ago, a skull beanie with heart eyes and a pink bow.

Its just a simple white hat.

Work into a MR
sc, 3dc, 3 sc, ch 1, 3 sc, 3 dc, slst into first sc.

Nose is just a MR -sc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, sc 2 ending with a slip stitch to first sc.

I just looped some black yarn ever 3rd stitch to make the 'teeth'.

The bow is just a rectangle that is cinched in the middle with 4 loops of chain stitches.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Yarn Kit from Knitpicks cheaper when you DIY ((Also YARN SALE ALERT))

We have all seen the Sampler Kits from KnitPicks.com and if your  like me (broke penny pinching window shopper) your going to love the little loop hole I just found.

Right now they are doing 'THE BIG SALE'.   The yarn they use to stock the kits is their Palette Yarn if you buy the kit each ball breaks down to $3.14----BUT----- if you go now and shop you can DIY a kit by adding the colors of the kit into your shopping bag individuality while they are on sale for $1.75 saving you almost 50% off the price you would pay for the kit when its already discounted.

Its as simple as finding the kit you love, then open a new window and brows to the Palette Yarn page and add all the colors listed in the kit to your cart.

Bonus, if your like me and you love only 90% of the kit you can leave the other 10% or replace it with something you like better.

Sample Kits Link

Palette Yarn Link

Sunday, November 23, 2014


To start off with please ignore the holiday mess in the backround -.- I failed at taking good photos its almost 1 am but I could not wait.
 Now, inspiration.   I am inspired by alot of things in my everyday life.  Today was a great example.  We where out holiday shopping and stopped in at 'The Old Spaghetti Factory' for dinner on our way home.  Just as we where paying the bill they had a really talented balloon artist walked by and like magic he was poping out monkys and Oalofs left and right for the table behind us. 

 This guy does with balloons what I do with yarn.  His name is Wayne Canepa and he works out of the STL area doing balloon twisting, and other things. You can get more information about him and his service on his FaceBook page.

He twisted up this dragon in under a minute.  It was amazing to watch he worked so fast you had no idea what he was doing one second he had a long balloon the next there was a dragon getting his face painted on.          
We also asked him for a Spiderman (sorry again for the photo quality).

Now back to the topic INSPIRATION!  Watch
him create these 3 dominational works of inflatable art really inspired me.  I think once I am done with projects for gifts/holidays/birthday/commissions I will be making a largish Chinese dragon.

This is just one example of something in the every day that inspired me to crochet.  Other examples are anime inspired octo-jellys, catagurumi, and penguin patterns I wrote.  I had a conversation with a friend about a shawl that had the constellations worked into it in beads that was the driving force for the celestial dragon I worked up.

Look around, and see what inspires you!

Monday, November 17, 2014

World Amigurumi Exhibit at RESOBOX


Here is the promotional video for the RESOBOX Amigurumi event that I shipped off 22 little critters to!!

I wish I could be there when it openes up and see all the hard work people from all over the world sent in.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Off to RESOBOX Amigurumi Exhibition in NY

These guys are all boxed up and will be on their way to RESOBOX this weekend.

22 items, no direct repeats.

1-Horned Owl, Snowy Owl, Cthulhu, Scarfed Doll, seahorse, horse, catagurumi

2- Abnormal Unicorns (rainbow/blond), Donuts

3-Octopi, Flower Hat Octopi

5- Assorted Dragons

If you will be in New York during the Dec 12 2014-Feb 28, 2015 please drop in on RESOBOX and see all the Amigurumi that has been sent in from all over the world for this exhibition.

I would love to visit but will have to settle for seeing it threw other peoples photos.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Chibi Kyubey Pattern

Chibi Kyubey FREE Pattern

Use the link above and you can have your very own Kyubey instructions to make your own little soul sucking adorable alien cat thing.

This was a requested pattern by u/saleina from over on Reddit.

I sort of rushed the embroidery on this guy so I could finish up the pattern with a completed photo.  At some point I will try redoing the mouth.  But for now I need to get back to working my fingers off on getting as many ami's finished to shoot off to RESOBOX Gallery as possible!

If anything is unclear, or doesnt make sence let me know and I can help you work it out!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Octo Class Blast!!!

So even though the people who signed up where un able to make it due to personal reasons, the walk ins where amazing. 

I was only expecting one or two and to get 6 people- wow thank you guys for spending your Saturday evening with me.  I know we didnt get a chance to finish the octos but we will set up an other day and I will be more then happy to come back in to help you all finish.

For those of you who missed it and still want to make one, I will make sure to post the next day/time we get together at Animeggroll to work on them.

Come see me today out at Animeggroll!!

The address is:
 9254 Watson Rd, 63126

Its in the shopping center with Aldi's and the Red Cross.


Requested by a Redditer, here is my version of Kyubey from Madoka Magica.

This is the test results from the pattern I am writing. Now that I am happy with how all the pieces have turned out I am going to type up and polish the pattern into a pdf.  So keep your eye out for it to go up in the next 5 days or so.

I will assemble this guy tommorow, possably before I head over to Animeggroll to teach people to make octos, if anyone in the St Louis area wants to join use the class starts at 3pm, Animeggroll is located in Crestwood, off Watson Rd.  Seating is limited so show up early.