Jan 27, 2016
He is cute but deadly - just like my husband for whom I have made him :) It was kind of free form work so no pattern, if someone is extremely interested to make one I probably can remake him someday. He was suppose to be a missing zipper, but is a bit too large for that, so he ended up as another children's toy - but If I would have at least one elegant jacket that is not black I would make a brooch of him - or maybe I am looking at it all wrong I should make a brooch and have an excuse to buy myself a jacket or two...
Jan 25, 2016
Have You ever tried quilting and even puff quilting? Let me tell You - it's fun. My favourite thing in this kind of work is You need to be focused when You are starting, but later on You will work on autopilot ( DO I have to tell You can watch Your favourite tv show when on autopilot...)
I have made my first puff quilt project this December. I made four chair cushions for my Mom as a gift. As I have said before the first one was a challenge, the next ones was pure fun with Vikings or Elementary I don't remember exactly...
First thing You need to do when making a puff quilt is cutting Your material to squares. I made the quilt with two different patterned materials - dotted and stripped. The other material is only used on the back of quilt and it will not be seen, so You can use the material You hate, as I did :)
Jan 18, 2016
New pattern available in my etsy shop:
I can't wait for upcoming Kung Fu Panda 3. I am a big fan of the whole series (as some of You may already know ;), I loved previous movies and with whole certainty I can tell I will love the third movie too :) I watched probably all of the available trailers and I felt in love with the little pandas from the panda village, they are soooooo cute !!! I hope there will be much more of them in the movie plus that the movie will be a hit, so If You already watched it NO SPOILERS ! :)
Finished Panda is 33 cm long (13 inches)
This 18 page PDF tutorial contains many photos and detailed instructions on how to crochet the toy. It is written in English with standard crochet terms. It contains 1 page with abbreviations (You can always check the symbol). Also 1 page is the list of all the parts You have to make, so You can print it and check the elements You have already made.
If You would like to remind Yourself Kung Fu Panda 2 before the big premier You can also visit one of my older patterns for little Po - Po's mascot:
Jan 14, 2016
Today I rolled my house upside down in search of pirate booties. As You may guested I found them in most obvious place that I probably looked like 5 times before :) Anyway I was looking for them to make some more pictures and couldn't stop myself to share one of them with You. I love how they look on these cute chubby Leon's feet.
Leon is now 7 months old so I need to make a correction the booties fit the babies 0 to probably 8 months. He was extremely interested in them as soon as I put them on his feet and let me tell You it was hard to make the photo and even harder to make a focused one, but we did it. We are so tired now that my son is asleep and I am writing this post :)
Let me remind anyone who is interested in the free pattern for those pirate booties can find them here:
Jan 11, 2016
I bet You are wondering why I made a bunch of Pooh and friends characters... why not is a good answer :) but in all seriousness my son is getting older and he is graduating from the nursery to kindergarten and I wanted to make a thank You to all the nursery team. I forgot to mention it's a nursery named after Winnie the Pooh, so I made the only Thank You I could, You can see it below:
And here are all the characters separately:
- yarn ( I use the yarn which gauge is 24.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches ) colors:
- Pooh - yellow, black yarn
- Piglet - light pink, dark pink, black yarn
- Rabbit - light yellow, light pink, white, black yarn
- Eeyore - dark blue, light pink, beige, black yarn
- Tiger - orange, light yellow, light pink, black yarn
- Heffalump - light violet, light pink, black yarn
- cotton wool or some other stuffing
- black beads ( 4 mm would be best)
- hook 3 mm
Jan 3, 2016
Arlo the Good Dinosaur is now available in my etsy shop:
I am sure You have already seen the Good Dinosaur, it is a special movie for me, I sew it with my almost 3 yo son who was in the cinema for the first time in his life :) He loved it, I loved it, so from both our loves came this little crochet dinosaur You see.
Finished Arlo is 16 cm long (6,3 inches)
This 14 page PDF tutorial contains 33 photos and detailed instructions on how to crochet the toy. It is written in English with standard crochet terms. It contains 1 page with abbreviations (You can always check the symbol).
This pattern is for the medium advanced crocheters but if You are ready to try I am always ready to help . You should know basic crochet stitches including chain, slip stitch, single crochet, decrease, increase, double crochet, half double crochet and how to start with magic ring.
For my projects I use yarn which meterage is 174 yards (159 meters) for 50 g, weight Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi), Gauge 24 to 30 st is 4 inches (10 cm) and 3 mm hook. You will need olive, medium brown, green, white and black colors of yarn.