Tag Archives: Holiday

I swear it’s still a healthy interest!

29 Feb

I think about other things, really I do!  Like… what new and fun material I can stuff this DRAGON with!!!

You thought it was going to be something other than a dragon, didn't you?

 

I whipped up this little guy as part of Husband’s Valentine’s Day gift, but instead of boring old poly-fil, I stuffed him with un-popped popcorn.  Now he’s a super cute, stress relieving bean bag dragon!  Yay!

Fierce.

 

I made up this pattern as I went, and I liked it so much I’m featuring not only the finished toy, but the pattern itself over at A Happy Little Shop!  He’s super soft, easy to make, and not too scary!  Hooray for G-rated dragon friends!

I can haz snuggles?

 

He's sad because he wants you to bring him home and snuggle him... Poor, sad little dragon. Head on over to A Happy Little Shop to adopt him today!

Christmas Recap

24 Jan

It happens every year.  I make tons of fabulous projects, then can’t blog about them because they’re going to be Christmas gifts and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. Instead of showing them one post at a time, I’m going to do an uber-post of this year’s gifts… hope you like it!

So, in case you were keeping track, that’s four scarves (green, yellow, and two not pictured), two snowman ornaments, five owl hats (a few not pictured), six or so oreo cookie ornaments, Hobbes, Chibi Moon, a zillion Christmas washcloth sets, and a Dr. Who scarf of epicness that was actually an Etsy order (doesn’t Husband look thrilled to be my model?).  There were a few other projects – some stone necklaces and such – but I forgot to take pictures of them.  Boo.  I’ll try to remember next time!  Merry Christmas!

Free Pattern Friday: Mardi Gras Beads

11 Feb

To celebrate the Steelers Superbowl Adventures (and since our last game day was the day before the Superbowl), my friend Suzanne made each member of our Girls Only D&D club some fantastic crochet beads!

 

OMG cute!

I, nerdy nerd that I am, immediately asked for the pattern, which Suzanne graciously shared.  It goes a little something like this:

 

PUFF STITCH BEADED NECKLACE (courtesy of Suzanne!)

1. ch4

2. loosen the last ch to 1/2 inch long

3. (YO & pull another loose loop through the last ch. stitch) x5

4. YO & pull through all the loops

5. ch 2

6. repeat steps 2-5 until your beads of wonder are long enough to make a necklace, then sl st the ends together & FO.

7. Yeah, you know what’s coming…  VOILA!!!!

Ohhh… look at those ones!  They kind of look like… Valentine’s Day beads!

 

I bleed black and gold.

Also, if you have intentions of running a marathon for Mardi Gras (though, seriously, if no one’s chasing you I wouldn’t recommend it), apparently these soft, squishy beads are a much better idea than, say, seventy thousand strings of hard plastic beads.  Hard beads + running = Mega Ouch.

Happy Hooking, Everyone!

 

Penguin Friend Ornament

13 Oct

It is unimaginably difficult to wait until Christmas to share my gift ideas with you all, so if you get this from me this year, please pretend you’ve never seen it before.  It’s too cute not to share.  })i({

cute little penguin friend!