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
I went to a MeetUp event at the Yorba Linda Public Library to create a small terrarium and, afterward, I liked the look so much that I wanted to make a larger version with a vase that I have. The library had us make terrariums in fancy water glasses and provided us with all the…… Continue reading Quick and Easy DIY Succulent Terrarium for Under $10
I say U.S. because fanny means something else in the U.K. Just to be clear, it means butt here in the states. Now that that’s out of the way, lets talk about this cool butt I made a year and a half ago. My niece wanted to be a firefly fairy for Halloween and so…… Continue reading Fancy Firefly Fanny (U.S.)
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
Halloween? It’s my thing. This year I was getting concerned because I had no ideas for a costume. Normally, I just know. Then, wham, one week before Halloween it came to me. For some reason, I decided I wanted to be Glinda the Good Witch. After looking at pitiful costumes online, I was determined to…… Continue reading There’s no place like home: Glinda the Good Witch Halloween Costume 2017