Last week I posted about my pillow shams that I sewed out of absolutely amazing Amy Butler fabrics. I'm totally in love with them. As with most of my obsessions, I have the overwhelming urge to share it with everyone! So (sew), it's tutorial time! Now this is my first sewing pattern tutorial, and it'll… Continue reading Pillow Sham Tutorial
A little while ago, I got a comment on my Ideal Crochet Sphere post, requesting a pattern for a giant crochet sphere. Too cool! It's taken me a while to get around to calculating the number of rows required (especially since I had to extrapolate the size based on smaller spheres that I've made), but… Continue reading A Giant Sphere
I really love the food network. There's something wonderful about watching other people (who are not me) cook yummy food that just does it for me. One of the things they sometimes do on the food network - after they've already made one recipe - is to use similar ingredients to make another totally different… Continue reading A Chick/Penguin Mashup
Okay, here is the pattern! Wow, it's been a while since I've made a pattern. I hope you have fun with it! (I sure have been). The pattern is a pdf - you can click on the picky, or you can click here. Penguins for EVERYONE!!
Nom ... Nom Nom ... Nom Nom Nom ... Pacman pattern time! It took me long enough to get my act together with this pattern (considering that this has been in the pipelines, almost done for a whiiile now), but now it's ready! Here it is, as a companion piece to the Pacman Ghost pattern:… Continue reading Pacman Pattern Time
Well, I finally wrote up the pattern to my hyper-emotional blorb which I now turned into a pacman ghost! Did you know that each pacman ghost had its own name? Crazy. Wikipedia told me that. Oh, and in case it's been a while since you've played Pacman, their colours are red, pink, blue and orange.… Continue reading Pacman Ghost Pattern!
Oh, the Happy Face Toy. What can I say? It has become infamous at our house. Happy Face Toy began when I decided to crochet a super quick toy for the kitties, hoping that they would play with it occasionally. Never could I ever have predicted the extent to which Happy Face Toy would be… Continue reading The Happy Face Toy
My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs
A little while ago, I was involved in a really fun Monty Python-themed swap on Craftster (I wrote all about it here) and one of the things I made for my partner was a Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! Well, I didn't exactly write down the pattern as I went, but I more or less… Continue reading Holy Hand Grenade with Pseudo Instructions
Making a sphere is something that comes up a lot in the realm of crocheting stuff. But how do you make a really good sphere? This is something that I pondered one day. After a very brief and half-hearted go of it with google, I decided to answer the question myself... by throwing some math… Continue reading The Ideal Crochet Sphere