Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lambie, the Lalylala Lamb

Have you heard about Lalylala by Lydia Tresselt? This site has the cutest amigurumi crochet patterns!

I bought her Lupo the Lamb pattern from Lalylala's Ravelry store last year but never had the chance to make it until now. I initially wanted to make this to give as a gift for one of my nieces this Christmas but the little girl at home saw it and begged and begged to let her have it so...

Anyway, since Andrea likes Lambie from Doc McStuffins, and she doesn't have a Lambie doll, I decided to make Lupo the Lamb using Lambie's colors and this is what I ended up with.

My finished product is BIG... Around 15 inches. I did not use the suggested hook size because the yarn I used is also not the suggested yarn weight. But I don't really mind because the little girl loves it :)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Once Upon a Dream

I am too lazy to check if I already used this title in a previous post. However, since this post is about princesses (since you know, I am raising one... at least one that feels she is one), I thought the title fitting.

From left to right: Aurora, Rapunzel, Bell and Cinderella. All costumes crocheted by me :)
She loves princesses, I collect Sylvanian Families / Calico Critters... you put them together and you can see my daughter and I get along very well :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Dragon's Hoard

So you know all those time I spent not blogging? Most of that time was spent being a responsible adult... you know, working and caring for the family. But all that time, I had dreams of time... spare time to be able to do the things I love, and right now that's crochet. And I wanted to be ready for when the time comes so I bought and bought and bought supplies... until...

My dragon hoard.
And no, I don't sell what I make. For some reason... I was thinking this is all for personal use only and I just wanted to make sure I have the colors I will need, whatever that color is, for when I get the time and find a perfect project to make. 

So now you know that everyone will be getting something hooked from me for Christmas. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Crochet Granny Square Bag

I rarely make anything for me, and this was initially earmarked as a gift for Christmas. But when I finished it... um... well... I already used it today so I guess it's mine now :)

This project is actually part upcycle. The bag is crocheted using thick cotton cord and the handles are from an old bag I am using as a make-up kit, so you know, it doesn't really need a  handle.

I hardly get to use my sewing machine anymore so it was soothing to hear it's motor whirring again as I made the lining and attached the zipper.

It goes well with my watch, don't you think?

Watch from Swatch.
Someone posted a photo of this watch from Swatch in one of my Facebook groups and of course, all crochet addicts, including me, wanted one. The crochet design is printed on the strap and watch face. I was so happy when I saw a local Swatch store selling the design. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Let Down Your Hair!

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair!

Gown from the Disney Store, Crocheted wig made by me :)

"Gladly," says Rapunzel.

"Gladly, too", says little Rapunzel...


Crochet dress and wig made by me :)
I need not say that Rapunzel was the princess of choice in our household for a few weeks. It changes based on which movie the Disney channel is showing at the time. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Happy Teacher's Day!

Hello! Happy World Teacher's Day to all the teachers out there!

My daughter brought these for her teachers today:

I made crochet covers for the mason jars and filled it with sweet treats. It may seem like a quick project but errr... those covers actually took a few hours.

It feels so good to be able to post something after a very long hiatus... and before another very long hiatus, I suspect. Big hugs to those who are still following this blog in spite of the lack of recent content. I've been a silent lurker on my favorite blogs, checking every now and then for inspirations I know I will never have the time to make. But such is life, We go where it takes us and trust that God is leading the way. 

And I am rambling so I'll say good bye before this turns into a monologue of my daily struggles. Till next post!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Something old and something new

Wow, time does fly. I never realized my last post was so long ago.

I'm still deeply mired in this corporate set-up I entered a couple of years ago. It's still tiring and it leaves me very little time to do the things I like, but I am getting used to it. Also my baby girl is now a little girl and doesn't require me to be at her beck and call all the time, you now, to survive :)

With the very little time I find for myself, I did manage to use it wisely and have managed to complete some projects. I didn't get a chance to photograph all of them though. Lately, it has been cold in our tropical country, a welcome respite before the burning summer hits us. Cold weather always inspires me to start grand crochet projects which I never finish because summer hits before I know it and it becomes too hot to even hold any type of yarn. With the start of this year though, I started focusing on smaller projects and what do you know, I finished quite a few!

Here are 3 small bags I finished during a long weekend we had this January. When I say small, I do mean small... like the length is only around 10 inches. I didn't really follow a pattern for these and I used mostly scrap or recycled yarn.

This next one was made by request. This is what happens when I let my daughter watch me as I browse Ravelry. She saw this and pleaded and pleaded until I agreed to make her one. 

Apple Bloom from My Little Pony
Yey, my first amigurumi project! To those of you who are not in-the-know (you know... who doesn't have a little girl aged 4-8), this is Apple Bloom, a school-aged pony from the My Little Pony animated series. You can find the pattern from Knit One Awe Some right here.  

Emboldened by my success at finishing the smaller projects (hooray! hooray!!), I embarked on a bigger scale project which I hope to finish before summer gets here. 

(NOTE: I had to suppress a "haha, yeah right!" retort, an automatic response from my brain, after typing that last sentence).

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