Monthly Archives: August 2017

Helmet Pig

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Helmet Pig

I reworked my Helmet Pig from Angry Birds. I needed something for all my birds to attack. You can find the patterns for red, black, yellow and blue. There is even a green pig if you want a couple different versions. Helmet pig is now available for you to make your own. Throw the birds at them. It is fun.  As you can see, this one has already taken some damage.

As I have been trying to expand my crafty repertoire here lately, I tried my had at cross stitching last week. It took a bit longer than I expected. Here’s my progress so far:

I’m going to have to pick it up again in a few weeks. The pattern is from the shop ElCrossStitch on Etsy. There were quite a few fun patterns and she was doing a BOGO sale.

The best part of this project was the price. Materials cost me less than $10.00. I like it when my crafts give me lots of time for the price.

I was also working on my resin jewelry since the last time. The post office just released these awesome new stamps, which made amazing necklaces. And as luck would have it, the resin was exceedingly cooperative this week. No issues with setting up, so nothing had to be thrown away.

That’s it for this week. Let me know if you make the pig. I am working on Yakko’s brother Wakko this week. Hopefully, I will be able to get both Wakko and Dot done this week.

 

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Champagne Corks and Monsters

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Champagne Corks and Monsters

This week the blog post is late as when I went to do my photo shoot yesterday, it started to downpour. As I like to photograph outside in natural light, I had to wait.

If you haven’t heard of or checked out Craftsy, I highly recommend it. The pattern I used this week is from the class Make Your Own Monster. Once a month I work from a pattern written by someone else. This allows me to see things I like in the way a pattern is presented and to not have to think so much. It is the Red Monstie #2. Unlike the other patterns that come with this class, this one is not fully written out. It is guidelines. Since the guidelines are pretty similar to my notes when I draft patterns, it worked out okay. I also don’t crochet in the back loops unless it is a design element. This is where I differ from this designer.

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RAWR!

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I’m obsessed with my tags.

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I like to call this the up the skirt angle.

I used bigger eyes as it ended up a lot bigger than I thought it was from the original picture. I had fun not coming up with my own, but I definitely like each row written out for me in the patterns I use. Also I’m not super happy with the felt teeth, but I think that is more my fault.

This was a quick project so I spent the rest of the week working on my 2017 Champagne Cork Collection. This year I have chosen White, Soft Blue and Jellybean. I added a snowman this year as well.

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Front view of all four.

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The pompoms make them a touch harder to get into the box this year. I will be creating a kit for this color combo. Check out my Etsy shop soon.

Have a great weekend. Next week, I am testing an old pattern in order to fix any issues and get it posted.

Happy Crocheting.