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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

Treasures

Dad’s 2020 Christmas ornament and vintage hats

Well, yesterday I received a wonderful and highly anticipated Christmas care package from home (California) that took an unexpected seven weeks to arrive - after Christmas, but of course it is no one's fault, just another pandemic glitch. Dad's yearly Christmas ornament was inside. This year he has created an adorable sailboat with a red… Continue reading Dad’s 2020 Christmas ornament and vintage hats

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

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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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Projects update: Spice Market CAL and doll accessories

I'm overdue for a check-in with some of my current stitching makes. There is no solid reason why I let so many days go by without posting - I am in the middle of some unexpected downtime these days! If you've been watching the news, you probably know about the Covid-19 epidemic in Korea, and… Continue reading Projects update: Spice Market CAL and doll accessories

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New amigurumi to love: Koala + bonus make

My koala is finished! I started making him before I left for Japan. He is made from a lovely pattern by Storyland Amis. PHOTOS: amigurumi koala; pattern by Storyland Amis. His eucalyptus is my own touch. I used my favorite amigurumi cotton yarn, Phildar Coton 3, a French mercerized cotton, in colors Elephant and Noir.… Continue reading New amigurumi to love: Koala + bonus make

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New amigurumi to love: Ham’bear’gur

I just finished this charming little guy last night, after having this pattern on my list of "must-dos" for several months. You might remember I wrote last month about my favorite toy makes of 2019, and I should definitely include this little sweetheart in the line-up. PHOTO - Hambeargur pattern by Krawka Crochet. Complete with… Continue reading New amigurumi to love: Ham’bear’gur