Friday, June 22, 2012

Time to update on my latest projects! Some new cute baby hats that I have up in my Etsy store. :) This first one I think is my favorite of the new bunch. A purple & pink baby dinosaur hat, complete with little pink spines.

Here's one perfect for daddy's little couch sidekick while watching the game! I am in the process of makes my little monkey a 3t sized one for when he's watching with daddy.

These two are actually for most of the same pieces. All it took was some imagination and rearranging for these two cuties to come to life. First we have an adorable pink puppy dog with short ears and an eye patch!

Next is the little piglet, curly tail and all!

I'm going to be working on some amigurumi patterns this week. I promised my dear little sister an Edward, from Full Metal Alchemist, doll.. I will most likely be starting that tonight. I can't wait to see how it will turn out! :) These dolls I've been doing are about 12inches tall too.. I want to make another versio about half the size, so I will be working on this over the weekend too, I think.

I've written out a new pattern though! My daughter is a complete My Little Pony lover and I wanted to make a colorful pony to remind her of it to put on her purse I made for her a few weeks ago. I came up with these:

Now she's asking me to put them on clips for her hair instead! I'm working on getting it up on my Etsy & Ravelry now. It's got loads of pictures, definitely gave me some time with my PhotoShop. ;)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Amigurumi Fun

So, I finally decided to try out some Amigurumi dolls. My last two attempts were easter bunnies from the past two years for the kids. They went over great and the kids still love them - my son even has to have his camo bunny from this year at bed time some nights. :) Dolls for some reason always seemed tougher to me? I think it was all that hair and making the clothes! Lol. Finally I sucked it up and tried!

This was my first attempt at an amigurumi doll: Rapunzel from Disney's Tangled. She came out okay, and I will be much more happy with her when I redo her hair. I definitely love the button eye look for these dolls though! :)

Here is Aerith, from Final Fantasy VII. My daughter claimed Rapunzel and I decided I wanted to have one of these for myself. So I altered my last design from the Rapunzel doll to make this small doll. I found a hair method that I like much, much better then how I did Rapunzel's hair by do the individual yarn strands around and inside the hair line. I did have a difficult time trying to make the longer bangs in the front curl. The dress and jacket are both removeable too.

After patting myself on the back for getting it, I decided that the stitches were too big and I needed to go down some hook sizes. Out came my D hook for ami doll #3. I created a mermaid!

She is definitely my favorite so far and I am sooo happy with how she came out. I'm thinking about writing out the pattern for her later on and getting it tested. :) Also debating on selling this little beauty at my Etsy store, I just don't know if I can part with it though! Hehe.

All of them were made out of Red heart Super Saver yarn. I love it. <3

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cotton Candy Princess Purse

My daughter asked me for a new purse, so I let her pick the colors and I made her something with ruffles like she asked. I thought I would share the pattern I made for it. :)


Round 1: Chain 26 (Or longer if you want your bag longer, just make sure to keep the 3SC in the last sts.). 1 SC in each st across. 3 SC in last st. 1 SC in next 24 on opposite side. 3 SC in last st. Slst to first SC. (54)
Round 2: Ch 1. 1 SC in next 24, 2 SC in next, 1 SC in next, 2 SC in next, 1 SC in next 24, 2 SC, 1 SC, 2 SC, slst to first SC. (58)
Round 3-14: Ch 2, DC in first ST and in each ST around. (58)
Round 15: Ch1, SC in first ST and in each ST around. FO and weave in ends. (58)
Slst CC into first loop, *[slst in next, slst in next, sc in same, 2 hdc in same, dc in same, tc in same, dc in sane, 2 hdc in same, sc in sme, slst in same, slst in next.]* repeat around, join, FO and weave in ends.


Make 2. Leave long end for sewing onto the bag.
Row 1: Ch 31, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, sc in first st and in each across. FO, leave long end for sewing.
Sew ends of handles to the bag on each side so they are in the center. Use the picture for reference.