I’ve been on a baby shower kick! I had a coworker who was pregnant and a cousin who recently announced to me that she is pregnant. Both were/are expecting boys. I’m not much of a baby blanket person. I’ve only made two squares to contribute to a group gift blanket before. For some reason, it…… Continue reading Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
I have completed my first pattern! I actually made this dinosaur about a year ago as a commissioned piece. I wrote everything down, but I needed to transcribe it into a document and have some people test it first. I finally got around to doing that and I’m very excited to say that it’s a…… Continue reading Brontosaurus Pattern Available on Etsy
Initially, when I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet amigurumi, I thought I would make a ton of miniature versions of my dog, Sparkle, and sell them on Etsy. Well, I never seemed to get around to figuring out how to crochet a Boston Terrier. Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen…… Continue reading Sparkle Jr. (Version 1)
I did it! I won 1st place in the category of Knitted and Crocheted Art, Dolls, and Toys: Dolls, Toys, and Animals. The coral wasn’t really displayed well, but I had to remind myself I already won so it doesn’t matter. I’ve got better pictures here on my blog! Here is a link to the…… Continue reading 2018 Orange County Fair 1st Place Winner!
I wanted to submit something original to the OC Fair this year with my Octopus and I discovered via Pinterest some fantastic pictures of coral made using crochet. Most noteworthy was the exhibit at the Smithsonian The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. So I started reading up on hyperbolic crochet to figure out what it is…… Continue reading Coral Reef & Hyperbolic Crochet
Christmas is a day of giving, to me. It has no other meaning than to celebrate friends and family. As such, I always tend to veer towards handmade gifts of some sort. Typically it involves a lot of cookies. This year, I added crochet to the items I hand out. I thought, wouldn’t it be…… Continue reading Christmas Crochet
I found this pattern in Simply Crochet’s 2017 Amigurumi Collection. I thought he was so adorable that I had to make him even though he was rather large. Once I began working on the underside of the octopus, however, the project quickly became the bane of my existence. Each tentacle took hours and after several…… Continue reading Claude the Octopus