Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birds N Bees

....A pair of sweet lil love birds from Lion Brand Yarn.....

As they say " just in time for Valentine's Day".  Lots of color combos you could try out on these two and you could easily make a nest for them by crocheting a shallow bowl shape and lining it with scrappy bits and AWWWW make them a little nest egg :)

Bloomin' Lovely

....Easy's Six Petal Puff Stitch Flower....

I love this pattern, it's fast, cute, and very versatile. I use it as an embellishment every chance i get. I've seen a pic of a pillow cover made from stitching a bunch of these little blooms together for a little girl's room, what a cute idea. Tara has included some helpful photos in her pattern so you can't go wrong. ENJOY!

Pillow Talk

....Fabulush Copenhagen Pillow from Stitch Nation....

If you're digging the Nordic feel of the Weekend in Stockholm Throw but don't have time to start a project that large, you can still jazz up your decor with this fab little 22 inch square throw pillow  by Yvonne Eijkenduijn

Think Snow

....Weekend in Stockholm throw from Stitch Nation....

The vibrant colors against the crip snowy white are brilliant together. It makes me want to totally redecorate my house in this color scheme or buy a vacation home in Sweden. Okay, I can't afford either of those options but I can afford this free pattern from Stitch Nation and i can't wait to finish this project so I can show it off!  TY Stitch Nation

DIY Department Store Chic

...Delightful Crochet Hobo Bag from Dao Lam at Just One More Line...

Inspired by this bag seen by Dao at Nordstrom's. The Nord version only comes in two basic colors but DIY it and the possibilities are endless! The pattern includes easy to follow directions on how to line the bag. Be sure to pay close attention to any changes in hook size that are indicated at the beginning of the row.  TY DAO AND HAVE FUN DIYers!

Crouching ipod Hidden nano

....Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins' stealthy ninja ipod cozy.....

There is also a pic of a fanged monster face cozy to give you ideas for ways to modify this pattern.
I LOVE THIS BLOG so many unique and unusual treasures !!  I've got her pattern for Nibbler from Futurama in my queue of projects to try out...check out all the coolness here

Flower Power Baby

....Hippy Chicks Are Drooling Over This Pic Right Now.....

There are so many cool things u can modify this pattern for....dress up play for little princesses...renaissance cosplay....color coordinate the flowers for a bride's circlet, a keepsake that will never lose it's bloom...make it smaller and use it as a centerpiece around a candle base or make it longer and unjoined to hang as a garland ...etc etc
Check out other unique designs archived at TheAntiCraft

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Harry Hill's TV Burp Knitted Character

...The famous "Knitted" Character from TV Burp is actually crocheted...

I followed this pattern from Sarah at EssHaych because my husband is originally from England and is a fan of Harry Hill's TV Burp. Her pattern for the KC was super easy to follow and saved us lots of cash since the originals were going for as much as 100 lbs each on ebay at the height of the KC's popularity. Thanks Sarah!

Bipolar Bears are Friendly

...Arthur the gentle polar bear from Yellow,Pink and Sparkly...

I love that she also adds a pattern for his dashing accessory, the shaping in this pattern is top notch, Arthur sits perfectly steady on his beautifully balanced bear behind. I will be making an arthur of my own now that i have just the right yarn for his coat. Brrrr just in case that fur coat isn't enuff to keep him warm he's got his snuggly psychedelic scarf :)

The Devil is in the Deets

....A Little Red Devil perfect for that naughty Valentine's Day gift...

Devil's Food Cake Deviled Eggs Deviled Ham why are so many yummy foods so evil?
This pattern was designed by Mrs Devil and translated  from Thai by the talented Sayjai at kandjdolls.
I especially love the Alice in Wonderland series available at kandjdoll's etsy shop here. (the cheshire cat is irresistable!)

6 Puppies 2 Love

.....And they called it puppy luuu uuu uhhh uuuvvvv......

I know, I know, they look so adoptable you want one of your very own, and so did I. I made one of the beagle puppies (bottom left) and he is the kewtest wickle puppsy wuppsy ever!  I'll be making By Hook, By Hand's german shepherd puppy next so beagle boy will have a litter mate to keep him company awwww. The patterns are impeccable and so well written that even a beginner can make a cunning wee canine of their very own :)

YoHoHo and a bottle of Ma's Old Fashioned Cider

....Cutest pirate character since Capt Jack Sparrow discovered guy-liner....

This crushed cultist amigurumi action figure pattern is from Karen's Knittin Crap (gotta love that name) and is based on a character from the game PuzzlePirates that you can check out and get hopelessly addicted to here.

Squidbillies Deluxe

....With a name like Squishy the Squid you've just GOT to be cute!....

I love the colors, the stripey legs, the satisfyingly pointy head and the surprised expression  :O
The vast kingdom of Multibeavo's imagination seems like it would be a great place to go on vacation!
You can check out Nikki's fabulastic fotography here.

Counting Sheep But Running Out

...When baby sheep can't fall asleep they count humans jumping fences...

awwww how cute is that? I'm almost finished making Harugurmi's sleepy baby sheep pattern. I'm using the slicker brush technique to make my baby sheep all cuddly fuzzy fleecy, almost done, just have to brush and attach one last little arm ....SHHHH don't wake the baby!
Here are some more examples of Harugurumi's sweet whimsical style.

Would you like them in a house? With a mouse?

.......What's cuter than a mouse in denim overalls?......

A mouse in denim overalls that bakes choco-chip cookies!!
Beansprout creations posted this adorable pattern inspired by the popular children's book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Sonic the Hedgehog AKA Mr. Needlemouse

.....Sega's Super Speedy Sublimely Smirky Hero, Sonic the Hedgehog ........

This was literally the first plushie I ever crocheted and i was pretty intimidated by the amount of detail Sonic has, but after reading Wolf Dreamer's extremely well written pattern and viewing her helpful pics I knew I could make my own Sonic, and so can you! ( the eyes took the longest for me but they are soooo worth the effort and really bring him to life )  WolfDreamer has generously published tons of her own patterns for free and she also has a lovely etsy shop.

How deep is a frog pond? kneedeep kneedeep kneedeep

.....You've got to kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince.....

This charming amphibian was one of the very first amigurumi animals i ever made. I gave him away after much pleading from a g/f,  but i'm going to make myself another one and this one will be my own personal froggy prince. SMOOCH!
P.S.If you are interested in designing your own amigurumi projects, Roman Sock has an information packed 127 page ebook available for only five dollars. ( i'm so getting one) *UPDATE* i got my copy of Roman Sock's Amigurumi Design Guide last night and i LOVE IT!!

Be the hippest "Hostess with the Mostest" when u serve up these lush little spongecakes

.....Yummy Little Tiny Twinkie at Norma Lynn Cake Sachets.....

I've made this pattern, how could i resist? The pattern is well written, it's fast, easy and very'll want to take a bite 
(Be sure to check out Norma's home page and make a donation to help animals in need.)