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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Autumn Afghan

I am working on a barnyard playmat for my farm animals to sell as a set, but it is taking FOREVER. So in the meantime, I will try to post some old stuff over the next few days.

This was the first Afghan I made, it took forever, and I don't remember how I did it, but here is a picture!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Itty Bitty Sheep!

I am working on a group of small farm animals and this is the sheep I made! I designed a pattern for this, so I will post it below.

You need to know how to do the loop stitch for this pattern, if not, here is the link I used to learn how to do the basic stitch:

http://www.crochetme.com/forums/t/28870.aspx



Stitches: 
Decrease loop stitch: pull a loop through the first stitch, then pull a loop through the second. You should have 5 loops on your needle. YO and pull through all 5 loops.

Materials:
Small amount of off-white yarn
Small amount of black yarn
6 mm safety eyes
Size F crochet hook
Fibril stuffing
Tapestry needle

Body: 
Rnd 1: Sc 6 into magic loop (6)
Rnd 2: 2 loop stitch into each stitch (12)
Rnd 3: (2 loop stitch into first stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (18)
Rnd 4-10: loop stitch into each stitch around
Rnd 11: (Decrease loop stitch, loop stitch into next stitch) repeat around (12)
Rnd 12: Decrease loop stitch around (6)
FO






Head

Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc (10)
Rnd 3: (2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc) repeat around (15)
Rnd 4: sc in each sc around
Rnd 5: (sc-dec, sc in next sc) repeat around (10 sc)
FO
Ears (make 2)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: sc in each sc around
FO leaving long tail.

Attach safety eyes according to packaging
Sew ears to head as pictured
Stuff head and sew to body
Legs (make 4)
Rnd 1: 5 sc in magic loop
Rnd 2: In back loops only, sc in each sc around
Rnds 3-4: sc in each sc around
FO

Stuff beginning tail into the leg for stuffing.
Sew legs onto sheep.






Saturday, July 2, 2011

Amigurumi Cow

So, my husband doesn't think you can figure out what this is. I think he is wrong. Prove him wrong!




Friday, July 1, 2011

YES! - Amigurumi Yoshi

I am SO excited about finishing this, he is SOOO cute!!!!! And really looks like the character too. He was one of the most involved amigurumi I've made, with a ton of sewing pieces on, which is not my favorite part by any means, but anyway, I love him, and he's adorable, so I hope you enjoy!

Pattern: http://robotrish.com/post/567310628/free-amigurumi-yoshi-pattern






Me and Yoshi!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sewing Adventure - Knits!

So, first off, I was trying to finish my amigurumi day 3 in time, but it isn't going to happen... so instead I thought I would post some pictures of a sewing project I finished a few days ago.

After sewing this, I have decided to never sew with knits again though. At least not until I get a serger or I am a much better sewer, because this was extremely frustrating. But, a learning experience so I guess that was good.

Anyway, here are my pictures. Enjoy!


My eyes were closed but this is a good picture of the shirt:



No, I do not have a purple hamburger tattoo on my arm, it is a water spot on the lens of the camera.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Amigurumi Octopus

I just heard about this farmer's market in town and I am hoping to attend and sell some of my amigurumi animals, so I am hoping to just be posting a ton of these guys in the next week or so! He is super cute. Hopefully he will sell!



Monday, June 27, 2011

Cute little purse!

I had left over wool yarn from a purse that is still not quite completed, (I have to sew another strap on it..), and decided to make this tiny little purse, experimenting with colorwork and felting. It turned out pretty cute, its the perfect size for a cell phone and a few necessities, or in my case, I made it so it would perfectly house a small tablet that Chris and I are hoping someday to buy, lol! Anyway, here are the pictures!



The strap didn't felt the way I wanted to, in fact, it got longer... but it turned out ok with twisting them together.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

1 (maybe 2) hour skirt!

So I made this skirt this afternoon from left-over material from the purple and yellow dresses. I am really pleased with how it came out! Its very simple and very cute! Again, pictures to come of it being worn soon :)

Ok, I officially have pictures of it being worn!! Ok so I cut out my face because I'm squinting like a crazy person because it is so bright out!




Happy Belated Father's Day!

And Christmas too! I made this hat for my dad for father's day. For some reason, he loves hats with ear flaps :P

I found a lot of patterns online for these hats, but none of them were very good, I used this pattern:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwe-earflapHat.html?noImages=, but the picture shows a crochet version, which is MUCH more girly, and I changed a few other things as well.

Instead of working 8 rows of garter stitch, I only worked 4

For the ear flaps, it tells you to pick up 15 stitches, I picked up 20.

So anyway, I have some lovely photos to post:


One of Chris wearing it with quite the beautiful expression on his face:


And the back/side:



Like I said, many more pictures/posts to come in the next few days, so keep looking!

Friday, June 24, 2011

First post in Forever! - Yellow Sewn Dress

So wow, I have been lazy with the posting... I've actually completed several projects, but just haven't taken the pictures :-\.... I am a horrible blogger! Anyway, after buying the fabric for this dress, I realized that these were my wedding colors if I had gotten married in the summer! So all you bridesmaids, this could have been your dress! (but of course, it would have been professionally made, so much better :) )

I think for my second attempt at a dress I am happy with the result. It is better than my last dress, but I messed up the back a little.... And it doesn't fit PERFECTLY, but, still good!

I also don't have pictures of it on yet, but I'll get some!

So here are the pictures:

Front:


Back:


You can see that the midriff doesn't line up perfectly, I shortened the one side too much :(

Well, I have PLENTY of things I need to put pictures up of soon, so keep watch in the next couple days!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Graduation Owl

This is the owl I made for my very good friend Evey's graduation. It looks a lot like the others... I know! It's the same pattern but with a graduation cap! And he is part blue because Evelynne went to UofM! Go Blue!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Amigurumi Hummingbird

I wanted to make the teacher I was closest to in college (who was involved in more than just my academic life) a gift when I graduated a couple weekends ago. Dr. Baron is an animal lover, so I emailed her to find out what her favorite animal is. She gave me a large list of animals, and said she couldn't possible choose, so I picked one from the list that I thought would be fun to make, a hummingbird. 

Here is the link to the pattern I used. I didn't follow it quite exactly because of the coloring that I did myself, but if you want to replicate it, this should get you to what you want:


And here are my pictures. I don't have too many, but I think it turned out quite nice!



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Amigurumi Owls!

These were ordered with very specific coloring demands I needed to follow - a snowy owl with green eyes and a burrowing owl with blue eyes. After some research, I designed the coloring for the bodies, which I thought came out very well. The pattern I used is posted with the other owl I made. Here are the pictures!






All 3 owls! :