Saturday, May 30, 2009

*Dusts off blog*

Wow, that must be a personal record! No blog posts in 10 days!

Here's a fish I made: (I might list the pattern in my etsy, if you are interested.)
Fish Amigurumi

And my cousin modeling a sweater I made him:
Max wearing his knitted sweater

I am now a designer on Ravelry! Check it out: Link

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Seedlings and crocheting...

You know how I planted some little seeds? Well, they've sprouted, and I transplanted them into bigger newspaper pots! I hope they'll grow into nice, big plants one day.

I also made some more crayons, this time they are thicker and I made 25.
Recycled crayons

I also made a heart-shaped one:
Heart crayon

I made a soap sock thing: (Pattern here, it was really quick and easy!)
Soap Sock

I made a little preemie hat (Pattern here) for Andrew's Charity Hats.
Preemie hat


Phat Fiber May!

Again, it's time for the Phat Fiber Awards! Here we go...

Phat Fiber Box- May 1
Most likely to invoke feelings of joy (Soap from, Most Unusual- in a good way (Pattern from Kalamazoo Knits), and Classiest (Grey yarn from

Phat Fiber Box- May 2
Prettiest Color (Green and yellow merino roving from, Most Cheerful (Orange merino/mohair fiber from, and Most Colorful (Corrie wool from

Phat Fiber Box- May 3
Most Luxurious (White yarn from, Craziest (Green and yellow yarn from, Prettiest Color (Purple yarn from, Most Unique (Pink and yellow yarn from, Best Color Combo (Purple/pink yarn from, and Most WOW Factor (Grey and yellow yarn from

Phat Fiber Box- May 4
Best of Show (Blue roving from and Most Generous (Orange wool from

Phat Fiber Box- May 5
Best Packaging (Alpalca locks from and Most Dazzling (Green and red roving from

Phat Fiber - May 8
Most Practical (Knitting needle holder from I love it!

Phat Fiber Box- May 6
MORE Most Unique: Postcard from, Bookmark from, Button from, and Made with love tag from

Phat Fiber Box- May 7
MORE Most WOW Factor: Stitch markers from,,, and

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Amigurumi Explosion!

I've been crocheting, and here's some new amigurumi! Tell me what you think of them!

Crocheted Graduation Hat
Graduation Hat

Crocheted Amigurumi Mushroom
Mushroom... should I add spots?
I just realized I've mentioned my mushroom before... Oh well!

Amigurumi Sheep
Another sheep... It's bigger than the first one I made!

Amigurumi Mermaid
Another mermaid... this one is my favorite!

Amigurumi Forune CookieCrocheted Fortune Cookies
Fortune cookies... I put scriptures instead of fortunes :]
I've mentioned my fortune cookies before, too...
but this time they have little slips of paper in them!

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Giveaway Winner!

The giveaway winner is...
The winner is...
Congratulations! I will be e-mailing you soon.
Thanks for participating, everyone!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lots of crafting around here...

But I haven't blogged about it! So here comes the parade of pictures. :]

Fortune Cookie
Fortune Cookie

Amigurumi/Crochet Stuff
A mix of items-from top to bottom: A crocheted necklace (I used this pattern), a safety cone (this pattern), A mushroom (my pattern), and 4 fortune cookies (my pattern.)

Octopi Crafts StampOctopi Crafts Stamp
A custom stamp I ordered from fatpumpkin.

Unraveled Yarn
All in a pileSweater to unravel
Yarn I rescued from a sweater I got for .99! I'm pretty sure it's acrylic.

Crayons! On the left, some awesome slick stix I got from my Aunt Yazmin, on the right, some crayons I recycled from old crayons. That was really fun. How to here.

Newspaper Pots
Made some newspaper pots to plant the tons of seeds I have sitting around here. :]
How to here.

Crocheted Necklace
Crocheted necklace again... Really quick to make, and pretty results!

T-shirt yarn market bag stretchedt-shirt yarn market bag
Making a market bag out of t-shirt yarn...
It's not turning out big enough, so I'm going to start over.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Free Maraca Crochet Amigurmi Pattern

Maracas for Cinco de Maya


To make this maraca, you will need:
Worsted weight yarn in brown and either green or red
Size F/5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook
Plastic easter egg filled with beans
Fiberfill or stuffing of your choice

They are 5 and a half inches tall, and 6 and a half inches in circumference at the widest point.


You are basically making an egg cozy here. The egg will be "pointy" side down.
Using the “F” hook and green or red yarn
R1: Ch 2, 8 sc in second chain from hook
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (16 sts)
R3: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st* around (24 sts)
R4: Sc around (24 sts)
R5: *2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (32 sts)
Sc around until it goes about halfway down the egg. This was approximately 3 rounds for me.
R6: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (24 sts)
Sc around until you are covering about 3/4 the egg. Be sure to put the egg in the "cozy" before the opening is to small.
R7: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next st* around (16 sts)
R8: Sc around (16 sts)
R9: *sc 2 tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts* around (12 sts)
R10: Sc around (12 sts)
Switch to brown yarn
R11-13: Sc around (12)
R14: *Sc 2 in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts* around (15 sts)
R15-24: Sc around (15)
Stuff firmly
Finishing off: Sc 2 tog around, then when you have about 8 sts left, slip stitch the hole closed. Weave in ends. There you have it! Now shake it, shake it, shake it!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I'm in a treasury!

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited. YAY! Check it out...
My maracas are on the right side. *Squeals in delight*

By the way, the last day to enter my giveaway is May 9
Enter here: