Friday, August 31, 2012

August Recap


1. First Confessor by Terry Goodkind
2. 5 Centimeters per Second by Makoto Shinkai
3. The Holy Flower by Henry Rider Haggard
4. The Ivory Child by Henry Rider Haggard
5. Finished by Henry Rider Haggard
6. Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

1. 2 strawberry amigurumi
2. Owl amigurumi keychain
3. Heart amigurumi
4. Takochu amigurumi
5. Sir Henry the Octopus amigurumi
6. Snail amigurumi
7. 2 mushroom house amigurumi
8. Blue bear amigurumi keyring
9. Panda beaded scissors fob

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sir Henry the Octopus!

Pattern: Lion Brand Yarn freebie
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Party Sparkle Teal
Hook: Size H
Start/Finish: 8/19-22/2012

Isn't he adorable?!?! And I think I'm doing a lot better at my yarn tension! Sweet >___<

The lighting in my picture doesn't do the yarn color any justice at all as it has blue flecks of tinsel thread in it that makes it sparkle all over and the yarn is actually a darker blue.

Here is the color of the yarn from a picture on Caron's website.

Even that photo doesn't do the color justice! I recommend going by your local craft shop and checking out the Party line of colors. They are gorgeous!!

Until next time ^___^


I had my first sale in my Etsy shop over the weekend. Since this was my first customer, I added some freebies to the package.

She purchased one of the SM cell phone charms. She wanted it as a keyring charm so I changed it for her. I have lots of keyring findings in my stash so it wasn't a problem at all.

In her package, I included a cute thank you card, a sheet of kawaii stickers, the keyring charm in an Oriental bag, and a I Heart Nerds notepad. I hope she likes it all ;)

Until next time ^_____^

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Cell phone cuteness!

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Strawberry
Hook: Size G
Start/Finish: 8/8-9/2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


I've been working on a few small amigurumi plushies over the weekend and tonight.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red

First off, a tiny owl amigurumi! I wanted to make it into a keychain charm so I added some Halloween-themed ribbon, dark green button eyes, and orange felt for the beak and tummy.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Autumn Red and Limelight

Two strawberries using two different patterns. The strawberry on the left was quite large. I used a size G hook. I found another pattern in one of the books I got for my birthday so I tried that one for a smaller strawberry. I borrowed a size F hook from my aunt to make it smaller ;)

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Limelight

A takochu! Isn't it cute? I used 6mm safety eyes on this one. This is a fun pattern, but stitching the bottom 'flower' part can be tricky especially if you are a beginner!

Yarn: Red Heart Worsted White

I stitched this one up tonight while watching the Olympics. I'm not too enthused about my stitching on this one! You have to join two magic rings and stitch around.......I never seemed to be right on my stitch counts. I'll have to try this one again some time when I get better at crocheting ;)

And I still need to work on my tension.....I'm a tight stitcher......>___<

Until next time ^___^

July Recap



1. Allan Quatermain by Henry Rider Haggard
2. Snow White and the Huntsman by Blake et al
3. Allan's Wife and Other Tales by Henry Rider Haggard
4. Maiwa's Revenge by Henry Rider Haggard
5. Marie by Henry Rider Haggard
6. Child of Storm by Henry Rider Haggard
7. The Cranes Dance by Meg Howrey

Stitched and Finished:

1. Peace Sampler by Carol Emmer

Polymer clay:
1. Pastry cake and blueberries
2. 2 Peanut butter cups
3. Peas in a pod
4. 3 Donuts
5. Egg tart
6. 2 Cake rolls
7. 2 Chocolate bars
8. Panda head
9. Flower girl
10. Octopus
11. Burger ring
12. Chocolate cake ring
13. Fox charm
14. Robot charm
15. Macaroon charm
16. Panda felt pincushion
17. Panda amigurumi
18. Strawberry cake amigurumi