Tag Archives: iphone

Cranky Birds

23 Oct

Hi hi everyone!  Wanna see my latest Etsy order?

It had a little bit of this:

And some of these guys:

And these guys, too:

I have to tell you – these guys are pretty darn adorable!  I actually *hated* the patterns I used for the yellow guy and the white guy – I purchased them as a Ravelry download and they turned out much larger than the pattern led me to believe (there were some misleading pictures and no actual gauge in the pattern… boo), so, since it took me twice as long as expected to finish them, my poor Etsy customer had to wait a few extra days to get her cute little…errr…. I mean her cranky, very upset, full of animosity birds.  Luckily for her she had “pattern tester” status, so she got a really good deal!

Don't Steal Our Eggs!

She’s going to give them to her son for his themed birthday party, which is apparently going to involve a slingshot and a crap ton of first graders.  FUN!

Want one or two of your own?  Visit my Happy Little Shop today! 

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!


15 Jul

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!

Free Pattern Friday: iPhone Case

5 Nov

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:


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!

What I’m Reading: September

15 Sep

You may remember the ungodly stack of books I’d stashed in the “To Read” pile.  Well, I’m happy to report that I finished *three* books since my last post!    Hooray!

Now then.  I would prefer that you not send me e-mails telling me that reading three books is no big feat, especially when they were three children’s books, okay?  How’s a girl to read things so quickly when they have teeny sized fonts and hundreds and hundreds of pages?  Hmm?  It would be unimpressive to post about finishing 462 pages of War and Peace, now wouldn’t it?  (Actually, that might be impressive.  I’m going to have to ponder that one for a bit…)

At the very least, though, my stack of books is getting smaller!  Hoooraaaayyy!

Here are the books I finished:

the first two books in the Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper, which were very clearly intended for a preteen audience.  The whole way through I kept thinking things like Gosh those kids figured that out quickly, and Geez, that wasn’t a very difficult quest, was it now? Other than that, I’m totally digging the slightly antiquated language (if you can call a book written in the 70s antiquated), and Gummerry is quite possibly the coolest man alive.

If you’re interested in a very black-and-white good-vs-evil kind of a series, you’ll probably enjoy these books.  I prefer a bit of gray, myself, but that’s what I get for reading outside of my …erm… time zone…

The books in the sequence are:

Over Sea, Under Stone

The Dark is Rising


Silver on the Tree

The Grey King

Apparently someone made the second book into a movie some time in the 80s, but my sister said it was stupid, and she’s generally right about things like that.  (Thanks, Chibi!)

Anyway, the other book I finished was Alice in Wonderland, but I read it on my iphone Kindle, so unless you want me to take a picture of my phone… hmm… actually, hang on a minute…

Uhh, okay, well.  This, coupled with the fact that just now I have Zoltar doing the following: running Linux (Ubuntu), running Windows in a Virtual Box (seamless), and running Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer all at the same time, pretty much means my nerdery is now official.  *ahem*  Computers are good!  Have them!

The book stack now looks like this:

The push is on to get that stack good and read, because… it’s official!  We’re moving (for real and true this time) to a deluxe apartment in the sky (AKA a 10th floor 2BR 2BA much closer to Husband’s work) in November, and I’m pretty sure this lovely stack will be lost in the move for some time afterward. })i({

To see more of my favorite (and least favorite) books, check out my GoodReads!

Iphone post

4 Sep

Well, friends, I just upgraded my sweet little iPhone 3GS to the new os & subsequently discovered an application for WordPress! Cool! I’m writing to you now from my little bed, which I haven’t gotten out of yet because it is both Saturday and a holiday weekend (and because this is the first weekend in months that John and I don’t have to travel anywhere).

I’m taking the day off from crochet, but I’ve got a pretty cool tutorial on the world’s easiest pair of socks coming down the pipeline, along with a quick guide on how to harvest tomato seeds.

Have a fabulous and safe holiday, friends! I’ll catch ya on the flip side! })i({