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Cactus amigurumi and ongoing WIPs + my Easter roast

For awhile I've been wanting to make one of those trendy crocheted cactuses that are all over Pinterest, so I finally found a lovely pattern and gave it a go last night. It really worked up quickly and I just tied off this morning and settled the faux succulent into its pot. I am definitely… Continue reading Cactus amigurumi and ongoing WIPs + my Easter roast

My Makes · Treasures

Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

Like so many people, I don't feel I accomplished as much this year as I'd hoped, but as I look back on my makes this year, I am pretty satisfied. I brought a spot of joy to some people in my life with my humble gifts, and I had fun in the process. The wire… Continue reading Favorite toy makes of 2020; First “snow” this winter

My Makes

A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads

I've been faithfully making progress on all my (too many?) projects. Sometimes I need some "easy" things to work on in between the long-term ones, though. I've got another amigurumi going, this time for a little Cheshire Cat figure that is such fun to make. I'm using Bernat Softee Baby acrylic, because it has just… Continue reading A few WIP updates; fire-polished beads

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

It's the time of year when I love to haul out my warm woolly garments. Today, I worked on a shawl that is super fast-moving, and I expect to have the border and tassels done by the beginning of next week, so it's ready to wear! It's a triangular shawl made with Scheepjes Wanderlust in… Continue reading Halloween greetings; video peek at latest shawl project

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Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

The tractor amigurumi is now finished! This cute little pattern is by Toota Toys and is available in Ravelry. PHOTOS: Finished tractor amigurumi dimensions: W 13cm; L 20cm; H 19cm from base to beacon The tractor has a lot of small parts - a counterweight, beacon, mirrors, headlights, mudguards, exhaust, and treaded tires with axles.… Continue reading Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

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WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

Just popping in to share a pod / cocoon shrug I made with my old fave, Hi-Soft 4-ply cotton blend. I've wanted to make one of these for a long time, because it's basically one big granny square that's folded like origami. Folds made to the center create sleeve openings, and only a seam on… Continue reading WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

My Makes · My Neighborhood

A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

If I could pause this weather pattern and keep it all year long, I would. Warm, bright days and cool nights suit me, and so do the colors of this season. Right now, cosmos are in full bloom around my neighborhood and on campus. PHOTOS: Top, my boy enjoying a lunchtime walk. Cosmos field at… Continue reading A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

Just a few words to check in and show some shots from a brief walk around my campus. Fall is practically here, and the weather is so much more tolerable. My boy Bodhi agrees. PHOTOS: Out and about near my campus. On the west side, there are some plots of rice and vegetables ready to… Continue reading Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi