Monthly Archives: March 2014

Max the Mantis Shrimp

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Max the Mantis Shrimp

2014-02-05 08.52.36 Max - The Mantis Shrimp

Meet Max. I put him on Facebook before I had made him twice to make sure there were no kinks in the pattern.

Max has been tested and is now ready for purchase. I really enjoyed making this aquatic creature. It was a lot of fun to play with his color combinations. I really find him to be bright and cheery. I’m ready for spring I think. Too much winter.

He is up on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy.

There is more to come. I am working daily on testing patterns, resizing hats, and free patterns.

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Curly Simon

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Curly Simon

You're so vain. You probably think I'm going to eat you, don't you.

You’re so vain. You probably think I’m going to eat you, don’t you.

This is Curly Simon. She is a free pattern that will be added.

Things I am working on:

Finalizing testing on the Mantis Shrimp pattern so I can post it free of errors.

Reworking the lego hat into different sizes.

Curly Simon free pattern.

Testing my other patterns.

I am working as fast as I can to get new things up. Please bear with me.

Frank Cyclopstra

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Frank Cyclopstra

I’ve been having too much fun making monsters. They are multiplying faster than I have room for.

Looking for mischief outside.

Looking for mischief outside.

Super cute Cyclops ready to play.

Super cute Cyclops ready to play.

Meet Frank Cyclopstra. He’ll sing a song and get into trouble. Warning, he’ll always have his eye on you.

The pattern is being tested, but the plush is available on Etsy.

This year’s Mardi Gras creation – Pom poms

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This year’s Mardi Gras creation – Pom poms

Boob pompoms

Every year for Mardi Gras, I try to create something new to add to my increasing collection of boob related accessories. (I know, I know). This year I had an order for a boob scarf that I barely got done before we left so I was running rather short on time. I decided to try my hand at pompoms.

It turned out pretty easy and very fast.

I used a 2-inch pompom maker. I wanted them to be fairly large.

Using your dark pink, wrap the center of the pompom maker about 10 times. Then using the light pink wrap over the center and to the sides of the pink as large as you want this ring to be. Then using the flesh tone wrap until your pompom maker is full. I left pretty long strings after I tied up the pompom so that I could attach them to barrettes. After I tied them on they were good to go.

The tended to flop around a little bit as my hair is really fine and doesn’t provide a very sturdy support system.

The same method could easily be used to make target pompoms which I might do later.

I’m still testing a couple of patterns, but they should be up soon. I lost my whole weekend of crochet due to traveling. I can crochet on a plane, but not in a car.