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Hello all!  I still have a few more amigurumi to share.  See, I have been crocheting more!  It's been keeping my hands busy.  

Here is a kawaii cactus I crocheted from a pattern by Super Cute Design.  I actually got the pattern for the cactus bunnies but decided not to put the bunny ears and face on the pot.  Instead, I added facial features to the cactus.  The cactus bunnies are cute but I do love the face on the cactus too.  I added this skinny tag that I stamped with a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

This cactus is so sweet and fits in the palm of my hand.  I used Lion Brand's 24/7 cotton yarn except for the flower on top which is acrylic yarn, I think probably from Red Heart yarn.

I have two more crocheted projects to share.  Hopefully I'll post about them soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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crochet pineapple purse

Hello!  I know I have been sharing lots of crocheted projects lately.  I have been crocheting more than card making but I think I'll be making more cards soon to stock up my shop again.  I have a lot of stamps that have yet to be used!  I think I may need to do another destash sale. 

Today I have a kawaii pineapple purse to share made from a pattern by Stephanie from All About Ami.  The pineapple purse pattern is HERE.  Stephanie has some of the best patterns in crochet blogland.  I love that she takes the time to photo some of her crocheting steps because it makes the pattern that much clearer especially when it can get confusing about where to place your next stitch.

Took a photo after I crocheted part of the pineapple and placed the eyes, mouth and some pink cheeks.  I used Lion Brand's 24/7 yarn too that the pattern was made in.

I thought about lining this purse since the inside would show the safety eyes and stitches but then opted not too because lining this purse seemed…

wishing you good fortune

Hello all!  It's a pretty dark and rainy morning today.  Hoping we get some sunshine soon because we have plans to be outdoors later.

Today I have another cute amigurumi to share.  I used a pattern by lalylala.  She's got a very unique style for sure and I love her imagination.  She has an Etsy store too HERE.  I decided to try her maneki neko pattern which comes in her New Year's Eve pattern set.  It is really cute!

He's only a few inches tall and fits in my hand.  I used Lion Brand's 24/7 cotton yarn with a 2.0mm hook.  I did have to do his legs a couple times to get it right and almost did give up but happy I got to finish him cause he is really cute.

He has a tail and that actually helps to prop him up a bit because he doesn't stand on his own two feet!  Changing yarn colors in this pattern was not too difficult either once you get the hang of it.

I like his paw that is raised inviting good fortune.

I made a tag for him too using stamps from Mama Elephant.…

how many tries does it take?

Hi all!  How many tries does it take for you to create something you love?  Can you complete a card or a tag in one sitting or do you change things around often?  Today I wanted to share the process I went through in creating a simple tag.  It was the tag that I made to go along with my crocheted octopus in my previous post.

See the tag behind the octopus?  Looks pretty simple, right?  I didn't even have to color the images.  I just stamped them in colored ink but it took me much longer than I thought it would.

Try #1.  I thought I wanted to use this cardstock that had the small specks of color in it so I stamped my octopus image on it twice.  And it had to be more than once because "octopi" is plural, right?  I couldn't just stamp it once cause it would be kind of grammatically off.  Yeah, I think my mind is a little picky at times.

But then I had a scrap piece of kraft cardstock and I stamped the blue octopus on it and liked it better so I switched to kraft.

Try #2…

you octopi my heart!

Hello!  Did you notice I changed the look of the blog?  Thinking I wanted a change especially since it's the new year and still January, and I noticed lots of things like my bloglist was really out of date.  I guess people don't blog as much as they used to, myself included.

Today I have this cute amigurumi octopus to share!  Isn't it adorable?  This is from a pattern by the Left-Handed Crocheter you can find HERE.  She has lots of photos of different octopus she has made and they are all adorable!  I made mine on the smaller size but she also has a pattern for a huge one which I may try at a later time.

You can also prop him up on his legs!  I made him using Caron Simply Soft yarn and a 2.75mm hook.

Also made this tag to go along with him.  The stamps are from Lawn Fawn and the tag itself is from My Favorite Things and Mama Elephant.  Really a mish mash of dies and stamps.

Here they are together!  A cute little gift to present to someone. 

Thanks for stopping by!


last 2018 calendars!

Yay, I finally finished using up all my 2018 calendars from Taylored Expressions.  I swear every year I buy calendars and tell myself to start early.  But the calendars usually just sit on my desk for a good few months before I even open them to make a calendar!  Though I think I did better this past year than previous years.  This year instead of just being motivated, I need to be more disciplined!  I need to finish goals and check off my to do list even if I don't feel like doing anything.  I guess that is the trap you fall into when you work at home and work for yourself. 

Here is the first batch of dog calendars I made using Mama Elephant's new dog die.  You can make a lot of different kinds of dogs with the die but I chose to make a simple one because I procrastinate too much.

 Here is a close up.  I think he is still pretty cute being a simple dog.

This is my second and last batch of calendars.  I used one of the dogs from Mama Elephant's Dog Agenda stamp set.  He i…

first post of 2018!

Hi all!  Happy New Year!  Even though it is almost the end of January already.  I'm still trying to get my motivation back after the long holiday break I took in December.  I have mental lists of things I'd like to finish and things I need to start.  I still have calendars to make!  I think that is something that will never change.

This is a snowman I crocheted in December following a pattern by Holly from Storyland Amis.  She has some cute patterns in her shop!  I've bought up a whole bunch of her Christmas ones but have not finished them all.  This was the first one I tried and her patterns are simple to follow and there are lots of photos!  I like when there are lots of photos.

He is a little larger than the amigurumis I usually make.  I tend to make smaller things because I'm kind of impatient.  But this guy came out pretty cute!  His hat and scarf comes off too!  So you could make a whole other color combo too.  I added fringe onto his red scarf.

I also made this …