Friday, December 12, 2008

Not bad for not having a pattern

This is a Christmas gift for Kaylee. I am very happy with how this turned out, especially since I didn't have a pattern. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the helmet even has a furry plume like the band uniform does in real life.


Here's the actual uniform for comparison.


Too bad the band got new uniforms at the end of the season. Does that mean I need to make another one with their current uniforms?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Class gift exchange for Anna

Found out last week that Anna needs a gift for her class Christmas party next week. Since most of our gifts this year are handmade, I decided this would be no exception. I found a cute pattern on Etsy for an amigurumi prince and princess. I figured most 6 year old girls love princesses. They turned out pretty cute.


I am going to be so glad when I get all these gifts made. I started back in October because I knew money was going to be tight this year. I have quite a bit left to do though. I am starting to freak out a bit that I am not going to get done. I love crafting but this is a bit much on top of school.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas Crunch

It is time to buckle down and get some of these Christmas gifts made. I finally got the Topsy Turvy doll completed that I was working on for my niece. The yarn was kind of a pain so I kept putting it off. It finally dawned on me though that Christmas will be here before we know it. I need to get the gifts done that need to be mailed. Lots to do and little time to do it in. I can't wait until this semester is over. Then it's going to be crafting 24/7 to get everything completed on time.
Anyway, the pattern for this doll is from Gourmet Crochet. I knew when I saw the pattern for the Topsy Turvy doll, I had to buy it. My great grandmother made me a topsy turvy doll when I was little. It was red riding hood and the wolf. It was a sewn, not crocheted. I would give anything to have it back along with the nativity she made me (crocheted). I have no clue what happened to any of that. I was really a destructive little child. I do have the little indian doll she made me (minus a shoe.) I am glad I have something she made me. She was really talented. Actually I should note that all my grandmothers were crafty women. Must be where I get it from! Note to self: when kids get homemade toys, put them up when they are bored with them. They will want them as adults.

Anyway, here is the dolly. I am going to try to get two more made for Anna and Sierra. I think I am going to do Sierra's in lavender. We will see if I get them done. With all of my plans for Christmas gifts, I should have started in July! LOL

Here is one side of the doll. I like this side best.


Here is the other.


I was really pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A birthday gift

Just a little cutie for my daughter's birthday. Her school mascot is the beaver. So I was ecstatic when I found a beaver pattern on Bittersweet's blog. I just love the buck teeth made out of felt! I added a pennant and a little pin with charms I found out a local festival. So the little guy is all decked out with school spirit! I hope my daughter likes him. If not, I just might take him back! After all, I graduated from BHS myself.


And so you can see the pennant and charms...


Christmas gifts

I finally finished up a Christmas gift for my nephew today. He's into dinosaurs so I made him a set of 4 amigurumi dinos. Turned out pretty cute. The pattern is from Gourmet Crochet. (No affiliation, just a satisfied customer.)


The triceratops is my favorite. Too cute!