It’s available in US & UK crochet terms, & is currently free but that seems to be a temporary thing. (So hurry if you want it!)
Now for the long string of credits! As you can see above, the pattern is by thredHED on Craftsy. I found the link to the pattern on Craft Gossip, & I found the link to that article via Kathryn Vercillo on Sulia.
When I saw these on Millie’s blog, millieonherworld, I knew I had to share them. They are so adorable! She based them on her & her boyfriend, Chris.
There isn’t a tutorial, but she does talk a bit about her process & shows the wire “skeleton” she made for them so they are poseable.
I also recommend checking our her tutorial for a felt cupcake wallet, & her site in general. She does felt & crochet, including a crochet cupcake dress (yes, she has a thing for cupcakes).
I’ve been meaning to try these for a while, & finally got around to it. I’ve seen several versions of the dish, but decided on this one from Food.com . I did incorporate some tips I got from other sites though.
The main reason I went with this one is because it cracks a whole egg into each cup, rather than mixing them up & pouring the concoction into each cup. Not only does that mean less work & fewer dirty dishes, I was interested in the idea of a whole baked egg.
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A friend’s son & his wife are expecting their first child together. They are a young couple whose tastes don’t lend themselves to typical baby attire, so I decided to make a hat they would be proud for their baby to wear.
I made my grandmother a crochet dishcloth & a couple of pot scrubbers for Christmas. They weren’t my patterns, but I wanted to share the patterns I used & the results I got.
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I need to do this! Back in May on the last post I made before I quit blogging over here for a while, Millie On Her World nominated me for a One Lovely Blog Award. I hate that it has taken me months to acknowledge this:( But I haven’t forgotten & I’m doing it now!
And now for the rules!
The guidelines for accepting this award are as follows:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog in your post.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Nominate about 15 other blogs that you enjoy.
4. Let the nominees know that you chose them. (An aside: if you don’t want to play or pass along the award, that’s totally fine. Just know that this is my way of saying, “I like your blog! I really do!”)
So, seven random things about me:
1. I run.
2. I wrote a novel & someday will actually try to sell it.
3. I used to write poetry & do readings, but when I finally got published I quit. I think it was a timing issue, because it happened right before I was starting grad school.
4. I have my a Master’s degree in Social Work.
5. I’m Cherokee from my mother’s family.
5. I’m moving to Portland, OR next year!
6. I used to be a vegetarian.
7. Anne of Green Gables will always be my favorite book.
Ema’s Decorations I love to see what she does with felt
Cloud’s of Color DIY, photography, & art with an upbeat attitude
A Lot On Your Plate Crafting, cooking, & culling from across the net
Stacey’s Crochet Stitches Adorable crochet
City In A Jar Fashion, DIY, photography, & travels
Handustry’s Blog Art, politics, & passion
Crochet Concupiscence Modern crochet in fashion & art
Origami Maniacs Collection of creative & beautiful origami designs
Definatalie Sewing, jewelry, fashion, gardening from a fat perspective
Sew Misunderstood Vintage inspired, fat fashion & sewing with an attitude
Thanks again! ❤
Okay, still trying to get back into the crafting mood. I’ve been keeping busy working on my novel, training for my half marathon, & the eternal trying to catch up around the house. (Am I the only person who finds this impossible? I miss living alone & having only my own messes to clean up.)
So, in the spirit of putting my feet to the fire to get things done, here are the projects I plan to do this week:
1. Crochet an ewok! My neice asked me to crochet her an ewok with a red cape for her birthday. Her birthday was a few weeks ago & I haven’t even started it:~/ I just haven’t been able to get myself motivated to do any crafting in months. Anyone else have that problem?
I found a cute free pattern on Ravelry. It is made with sport weight yarn, & I play to use worsted weight to make it bigger. I bought dolls eyes for it & it’ll be my first time using those. Learning new stuff!
2. Make a car clicker fob for my Dad. I broke the ring that holds it on the key chain off his & so far none of my attempts to reattach it have worked. I bought some clear, thin vinyl & University of Alabama patterned fabric for it. I already have snaps, so I am going to create a pattern for his clicker to make a holder that will snap over the ring for the key chain. That should be fun. I finally got my sewing machine out of storage, but haven’t used it yet, though I’m not sure this will be big enough to use the machine. I’m not even sure I remember how to use it.
3. Make an armband for running. I need something that will hold my phone, mp3 player, & a few small things like my car key & ID. The mp3 player is small & will clip on, so it doesn’t need to be very big. I use a run tracker on my phone, so need that (plus you know, safety, & naturally I catch up on texts & fb during my cool down walk because I’m obsessed like that). It would be easier if I just used the mp3 player on my phone, but I am very attached to my little orange mp3 player.
I have a few patterns pinned, plus I have something similar in a book, so I’m not sure if I’ll use an established pattern or just wing it. Most likely I’ll end up doing a hybrid. Since I don’t sew a lot, it’s helpful to be able to piggy-back off of someone else’s experience. Here are the two I have pinned. The first one is closest to what I want. Oh, & I now I happen to have the vinyl:D
4. Make a pouch for my phone. I think I’m going to try crocheting one with a ribbed ripple stitch. I’ll have to dig through my stash & see what colors I have. This is pretty basic, so I’ll just be winging my own pattern.
That’s my week. The ewok & the clicker fob are the two most important ones. I really need to get that ewok done. (I did buy her a gift though, so I had something to give her at her birthday party.)
Anyone else have crafting plans for the week?
Okay, trying to get back in the swing of things, & what better way to kick it off than with a crochet giveaway? Crochet Concupiscense is giving away five copies of her new book “Crochet Saved My Life: The Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Crochet“.
When I saw this post come across my Pinterest I knew I had to check it out. For me, crochet has been a source of comfort when I needed it most. I got into crochet when I was working a very stressful, draining job. It was a great way to relax at the end of the day. A few hours every evening I was able to focus on the turns & twists of the hook, making one smooth stitch after another, watching a scarf or hat or purse grow from a pile of string to something recognizable in my hands.
Love these crochet sandals by Brenda K. B. Anderson. The soles are built on flip-flips. What a great idea!
It’s a free pattern, so help yourself.
EDIT: It has been pointed out to me that I was mistaken about the pattern being free. It is actually part of a digital magazine download for $6.99. The free part shows the technical info & how they made the sole, but that’s it. Sorry for the error! I was too excited about the flip-flop sole & didn’t look passed the pictures.