Monday, May 26, 2008

Happy birthday, Mom!

My mom's birthday is tomorrow, and in addition to a few other things I got her, I crossed off one of her plush wishes and made her a turtle:

His head is a bit floppy, and she says he reminds her of a hat, but I think he turned out well. I really like his shell, which is made of fleece with felt patches.

Next on the list is a crab!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

... Ahhhh I want this.


This adorable kitten is by Astulabee

. Her etsy shop isn't really open yet, but I'm going to have to keep an eye on it. This might be where my stimulus check goes. I adore her design and the details and -- well, everything! Unbelievable adorable.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I need to learn how to -actually- crochet.

I was taught how to crochet by my roommate last year, and all I really know is one lonely stitch. Looking at amazing patterns such as these jelly fish! makes me really wish I knew how to -actually- crochet. A friend taught me the beginnings of knitting last night, and I think I feel comfortable knitting and purling now, but I need to find some way to learn how to crochet better. Does anyone know any really great online resources, or books I should look into?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

How could I forget?

Browsing through old posts, I saw I had never posted this other zodiac pillow I made, for a friend's birthday in late March.

There's more beading on this one, and I figured out a few of the glitches that happened first time around. The back is pink fleece and deliciously cuddly.

Owl you ready for Mother's Day?

I made my mom a duo of owls for Mother's Day this year, as she's been making a list of various plushes she'd like. I think they turned out quite adorable. They're made mostly of fleece.

The finished product actually looks a bit different, as I added black buttons onto the eyes, for pupils. I think they look even cuter with the added buttons. She seemed to like them quite a lot, too, so I think I can count this as a grand success.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Curiouser and curiouser!

A close friend of mine is a big fan of Alice in Wonderland (as am I), and on a whim, while I waited for her to come over to watch some Disney movies with me, I decided to make a tiny Mad Hatter hat.

It's around three inches high, and quite adorable. Rather easy to make, too, and I'm excited to give it to her.

Cup of tea, anyone?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Late night creations

I literally didn't start this until 12:30am last night. I'm not even sure why I felt the need to craft that late, but I wasn't tired and I had this image of an adorable tiger pillow in my head.

I'm happy with how it came out, although it's made me question the present I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I based that design off of a tutorial I found, and I feel like it's not really my sense of plush design, but I don't know how to change it. I like it, definitely, but it doesn't feel like -me-. I'll probably just stick with it, because it is cute, and I'm sure she'll like it -- and no, Mom, I'm not going to say what it is, because I know you're reading this.

I need a name for my cat pillow. Anyone have any thoughts?