Posts Tagged 'crochet'

Pear and pear alike, or why I like Twinkies

I love food.

I know you have to eat to live, but I kind of live to eat. So, to get me through that long stretch between breakfast and midmorning snack, I can wear my food instead of just dreaming about it.

Enter: Twinkie Chan. She has published an awesome book that I am sad I didn’t publish first. It’s a whole book of awesome food-shaped scarves, hats, and tissue box covers that you can crochet yourself, and it’s calledĀ Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear.

Now, you can buy some of Twinkie Chan’s awesome scarves ready-made for upwards of $60 (try Amazon.com for example), but Ms. Chan also generously offers some of her totally kitschy and awesome patterns right here in this book, which you can buy right from Amazon for under $10! So, for those of us hungry crafters with less disposable income, we can still rock some fabulous inedible treats, hand-fashioned by “ours” truly.

I know I’m fixin’ to make myself a cupcake hat next. ;)

And for those of you who really appreciate a finely honed sense of humor, check out Twinkie’s hilarious crochet-themed rap video below. I, for one, totally want to be one of her posse….

Enjoy all! And happy fooding/crafting!

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Sickness? Perhaps…

At a certain point, you have to step back and look at a situation with objective eyes…

Take, for example, my ever-increasing yarn collection. Because, see, if I wasn’t me, I’d think that this was insane.

It just never quite seemed to occur to me as I acquired a skein here and a skein there, that I would end up with vastly more yarn than finished projects. You may note that those 3 large balls of gray yarn a little ways down on the left, should be a sweater with owls on it by now…

But I know I cannot be alone in this drive to acquire enough craft supplies to keep me stitching/beading/knitting, etc in the unfortunate event of a worldwide apocalypse. And…it just seemed to make so sense to buy the stuff when it was at a good price….

Really though, I have to institute a moratorium on 1) Attaining any new craft hobbies, and 2) Buying any further supplies for crafts that I already do – at least without using the ones I bought earlier.

So hopefully, this resolve will translate into lots of yarn craft posts over the winter months.

Anyone else want to weigh in on their craft hoarding and make a craft pact with me for winter 2011?

Anyone seen Mulder or Scully?

So, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about how much I miss the X-Files. I used to LOVE that show back in the day. My room was plastered with Mulder and Scully posters, lots of my jewelry had little alien faces on it, and, to this day I could still quote you chapter and verse about all of my favorite episodes.

So I thought, what better to post on this blog next than an alien?

If you are interested in making this otherworldly and adorable little guy, please find theĀ free pattern here from Lion Brand.com. I didn’t use the colors noted in the pattern. I used some light green variegated Vanna’s Choice yarn for the arms/legs/antennae (I think it might have been called Seaspray mist?), and just a plain blue TLC or Red Heart blue acrylic yarn for the body. I also used 9 mm safety eyes instead of the 6mm called for in the Lion Brand pattern. And plain pink thread for the mouth.

If you want to see the front and back view of the alien, please click continue reading. Thanks all, and the truth is out there!! Continue reading ‘Anyone seen Mulder or Scully?’

Pirate guy

Hi everyone,

Thanks to my really supportive boyfriend, I have regained the motivation to post on this blog again. It’s only been four months…… :-P

Anyway, one of my really big craft interests is crocheting little creatures, like this amigurumi pirate guy from lionbrand.com. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some patterns of my own design on this blog eventually. Anyway, hope you enjoy this one for now. Thanks for waiting guys! And please feel free to give me tips on the photography, I honestly don’t know what I am doing with that….


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