Neice2 has a birthday this month, and guess what she’s getting!
Om to the Nom!
Her very own apple, crocheted by Yours Truly. I’m guessing by now that my sisters-in-law will have discovered my pattern – their kids are all getting apples from me this year. Luckily, I started this little guy in plenty of time to counteract the pregnancy-induced finger swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, so Miss Lucy will have a delightful Granny Smith to open on her Birthday! Hooray!
I heard through the grapevine that Lucy’s having an owl themed party this year, so she’s also getting these, some super adorable hand-made bows constructed by a friend of mine:
And a card I made.
Husband assures me that this card, which started out as a pile of paper circles and a bottle of glue actually looks like an owl
…but I can’t tell if he’s just humoring me. What do you think? Is it owl-ish enough to actually look like an owl? I’m hoping Lucy won’t care much one way or the other. If she does, I’m hoping her mommy will quickly change the subject and distract Lucy back to her awesome APPLE (which actually looks like an apple)!
I’ve had to take the apple listings off of my Etsy shop for now – what with my decreased motor skills it would take me way longer than I feel comfortable with to get any orders out, but hopefully things’ll be back up and running in the near future. In the meanwhile, my patterns are still available, so wander on over to a Happy Little Shop & see what you can see!
AND… Happy Birthday, Lucy! We love you!
Remember how I made breakfast for Nephew1’s birthday last year? Well…
I suppose I’ve developed a rather strong addiction to making delicious, yarny food, so Nephew2, who is turning the big *1* this month, is getting this awesomeness:
Om nom nom nom!
Yeah, that’s right. It’s an apple. But wait – there’s more!
ZOMG you can PEEL it!
All you have to do is peel back the sides of the apple & VOILA! Inside are six super awesome apple bean bag wedges!
I love love LOVED this pattern so much I’m adding it as not one, but two of the brandy new items for sale over at A Happy Little Shop! Stop over today & check out the new listings!
Nephew2 is probably going to either ignore the apple or stick it in his mouth (as 1 year olds are prone to do), but some day… some day he will appreciate the yarny awesomeness that is the peel-able apple!
I made my nephew breakfast for his birthday.
See those apples? They’re just evenly increasing circles, folded in half and adorned with little brown “seeds.”
Start with 6 sc in a magic circle (or ch2, then work 6sc into the 2nd ch from hook), and go to town! You know the drill – sc-inc around, then (sc, sc-inc), then (2sc, sc-inc)… just do the last row with red (or green), embroider yourself some little seeds, and fold that bad boy in half and sew him shut (no need to stuff, but you can if you’d like).
VOILA! Apple slices!
Remember those WIPs I was telling you about? Remember that sick Husband I was telling you about? Well, Sick Husband is really good at sharing, so now there’s a Sick Me, which means that the following WIPs have been largely ignored this weekend in favor of thick, snuggly bathrobes and hot tea:
some day these will be fantabulous stripey mitts for my darling Chibi...
this really ought to be a broomstick lace scarf... right now it's more of a broomstick lace post-it note...
And with that, I’m going back to bed.
Friends, I haven’t had a lot of time to crochet, what with the pending move and all… Our kitchen table has been turned into an impromptu floor plan as we try to figure out which furniture to keep & which to store/get rid of:
does this make us big, fat nerds?
Luckily I did have time to whip up this little thing, which I made using a vintage stitch from 1899 called the Crazy Shell Stitch, or Crazy Stitch. (You can find a tutorial for the crazy stitch HERE).
crazy and cute, right?
I was going to add some beads and a closure, but most of my crafting supplies are packed at the moment, so I just hooked the lanyard from my camera through the top to form a strap. Luckily the yarn I used had a bit of a stretch (it’s the ultra soft bamboo stuff I got in New Mexico), so this little guy now holds both my iPhone AND my camera! Perfect!
Here’s the pattern:
CRAZY STITCH iPHONE/CAMERA CASE:
5.5mm hook (I)
1: ch 12
2: 3dc in 4th ch from hook. (skip 3ch, sc in next ch, ch3, 3dc in same ch) x2. ch3 & turn.
3: *sc in the ch3 sp from previous row, ch3, 3dc in same sp* ch3 & turn.
4-22 : repeat row 3 (18)times & FO. (You can add or subtract rows here depending on the size of your camera and/or phone).
Fold your FO in half & sew up each side. Done!