Tag Archives: Arts

Charlie Brown

13 Aug

Remember Snoopy, my latest custom order on Etsy? Well, he really needed a friend, so I whipped up this little guy (also part of the order):

Don't you just want to give him a squoosh?

He turned out to be about 7 inches tall, and even though his head is a bit smaller than Snoopy’s,

their arms, legs, and bodies are all the exact same size, and frankly I ended up liking his -er- rolly-polly-ness, so I left him that way.

 Want one?  Visit my Etsy shop today!

Sweet Mother of… erm… Babies.

22 Jul

My friend is going to have a baby soon, and since babies tend to like, you know, toys and clothing, I made the following:

the cutest hat in all the land

 

the cutest bunny lovie in all the land

 

the cutest baby shoes in all the land

 

Uhm, so, yes, as usual, I found all of these patterns for FREE. You can find them here:

PIXIE HAT

BUNNY LOVIE (you’ll need a LionBrand login for this one)

BABY SHOES

And as usual, I shunned wrapping paper (SHUN!) and transformed a regular old paper bag into a lovely little gift-giving device with a hole punch and a bit of ribbon:

 

Congratulations, Brandee & Richard!!!

Well, *someone* had to try on the hat!

Yeah, Toast!

18 Jul

YUM.

 

 

I didn’t like any of the free patterns I found for toast, so I made up my own.

nom nom nom

 

I used an “H” hook and some cotton yarn in cream and dark brown.

TOAST (make 2):

ch13, turn

1: 12 hdc, ch2, turn

2: 12 dc, ch1, turn

*repeat rows 1+2 two more times*

3: with “crust” color: sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, 2hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, FO.

FINISHING:

With “crust” color, sc the two pieces together, working 3sc into each corner and repeating row 3 along the top edge.  Stuff lightly if desired.

 

Now then.

 

VOILA!

 

Oh yeah, and you should probably watch this:

 

BACON.

13 Jul

I made my nephew breakfast for his birthday.  =)

YUM.

 

Here’s a close-up of the bacon:

does anyone else think the bacon kind of looks like poop?

 

You can find this pattern on Ravelry.com or Lionbrand.com for free, but you’ll have to create an account at LionBrand to access it.

Anyway.  I’m pretty sure bad bacon is better than no bacon at all. Thoughts?

Coffee, anyone?

8 Jul

Too much?  Well, then how about just a bit of espresso?

 

HERE’S THE FREE PATTERN, brought to you by one Ms. Hannah Kaminsky.  Thanks, Hannah!

 

88 is a LOT.

3 Jul

Here, my friends, are 88 granny squares all yarned together.

That’s right! My super secrety project was an awesome granny quilt for my friends Dennis and Holly (the ones with the chickens, don’t you know), who are either about to get married or just got married (depending on when you read this post).

Isn’t it happy?

perspective: cell phone + kitten

And because we all know I think wrapping paper is one of the most wasteful things ever:

Congratulations, Dennis and Holly!  I hope you enjoy your 88 awesome granny squares for at least the next 88 years!

FPF: Parking Cone

1 Jul

You NEED to make these (and then you need to say VOILA, obviously).

baby parking cone & mommy parking cone

 

After you make them, you NEED to take them on adventures.

Baby Parking Cone's Jungle Adventure

 

Mommy Parking Cone Goes Spelunking

 

Baby Parking Cone... or Angel at Baby Jesus's Birthday?!?

 

Lifetime Movie: Mommy Parking Cone Feels Nostalgic (that's me and my brother when we were still tiny and cute!)

 

Baby Parking Cone Makes Coffee

 

Mommy Parking Cone Brushes up on her Pop Culture

 

After this, you NEED to give your parking cones to a child (I’m giving mine to my nephew) or else people will start to refer to you as “That Crazy Parking Cone Lady.”

THE END.

Oh, and here are the pattern links:

MOMMY PARKING CONE

BABY PARKING CONE

Thanks to Ellen2010 and Alicia Kachmar for designing these adorable little guys!