Tag Archives: toys

I Can Haz Teddy Bear?

19 Sep

So the Chibi called me up and asked me to make a little something for her friend’s boss’s neighbor’s new baby (or something).  As I was all bunnied out, I convinced her that she should let me make teddy bear stuffs for the new baby.  I’m pretty sure Chibi was at the grocery when she called, because she was totally distracted and instantly agreed with my idea!  I didn’t even have to bribe her with Indian food!  Yay!

Here’s how her teddy bear accouterments ended up:

Disgustingly Cute, no?

 

I used this free pattern from Lion Brand’s website, but added teddy bear ears instead of bunny ears.

As for the hat, I for some reason inevitably fail at knowing how many increases to do to get my hats to be the correct size, so I tried a new technique this time.

This *neeeeeeeds* to be on a baby's head!

 

Instead of starting at the top of the hat and increasing out of a magic circle, I started with a chain at the bottom of the hat and was therefore able to make it *exactly* the circumference I wanted! Yay! It *seemed* like the hat worked up more quickly, but I’m pretty sure that’s just because I get bored repeating the same row over and over again and I got to do it at the beginning and get it over with!

I'm addicted to the serious, slightly confused look this guy has!

 

Anyway, VOILA! Another finished order! =)

 

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New Year, New Look!

11 Jan

You’ve probably noticed by now that A Happy One’s got a brand spankin’ new look for the new year!  Here are some other changes you’ll be seeing in 2011:

1. I’ll be blogging more via Kevin, which means my typing skills are going to decrease dramatically when I use this *teeny, tiny* bluetooth keyboard (as evidenced by my dropped parenthesis on the Hand Warmer post… oops):

my fingers aren't that small, but it was so cute and squishy I just couldn't resist!

2.  I’ll be discontinuing the Rabbit Recipe series.  As it turns out, you people like to read about raw food *just* about as much as I like writing about it (which is to say, not at all).   You’re probably bored reading this right now, actually.  Maybe you should go microwave something – I hear it helps.  I’ll still be experimenting with my food intake (cuz I love it, yo yo you know yo), but unless I discover something ultra-awesome you probably won’t hear about it.  Are you still reading?  Wow, impressive!  Did you know that I don’t have a humidifier big enough to de-staticize my whole house?  Oh, it’s totally true!  Instead I’ve got the shower running incrementally throughout the day… I wonder if someone’s done a study about what’s more environmentally friendly – showers or humidifiers…  hmm…  Still with me?  Really?  Okay, well, anyway (gosh, I feel like Kelly from The Office right now), last night Husband and I organized a whole bunch of computer cables!  Oh yes, it was SO exciting.  We wound them up, put them in bags, labeled them, and stored them.  Oh man, you have NO IDEA how exciting it was.  After that we checked our e-mail and went to bed.  We got cold because the window was open, so some time in the middle of the night I got up and closed the window.  Then we got too hot.  After that, Husband’s alarm went off and we listened to NPR for awhile.  Then, we got up.  OKAY, stop.  This is hurting me.  Move on to bullet point #3.  Please?…

OMG, and then like, I totally had to put on lip gloss!

3. I *suppose* I could probably post a few more pictures of my awesome kitten (currently 15 wks), Nina Simone.  You just have to promise not to call me a cat lady, okay?

Nina nomming on her Christmas present

Okay.  That’s enough things.  Peace out, yo.  })i({

Duck, Duck, Inspiration!

22 Aug

You may remember my mystery project from the other day:

I got lots of suggestions for what it should be, and I even got my first e-mail suggestion from a person I don’t know!  Woo hoo!  Someone I don’t know is reading my blog!  Most of you thought it should be a potted plant cover of some kind, but I ended up taking inspiration from my niece.  Ducka suggested I turn it into a bucket for her, and though I didn’t do exactly that, I did end up with this:

A cute little drawstring purse, perfect for a tiny three year old to collect things in!  I was toying with the idea of making bags for my nieces for Christmas anyway, and this will work beautifully since I have enough freecycle yarn left to make another one for the Goose (How much do I love my nieces’ nicknames, by the way?  Too cute)!  Anyway, these little bags will be perfect for the girls’ bigger gifts, which I’ll give you a sneak peek of:

So, there you have it.  Hopefully the girls will forget all about this post by Christmas.  })i({