Sunday, January 29, 2006


There won't be any new posts for a few days as I'm going interstate for a job interview. Wish me luck!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Amigurumi elephant

I'm going away for a few days next week and staying with a friend, so I've made her this little elephant which she's getting along with some chocolates.

Hopefully I can get hold of some button eyes before I go, because I think the beads I've got at the moment are a little creepy and need changing.

Amigurumi elephant Posted by Picasa

The pattern was from Roxycraft's Amigurumi collection

Friday, January 27, 2006

Amigurumi monkey

I made this cute little Amigurumi monkey which I've now given to my mum because I need to reduce my stuffed toy collection as it is, but this was just so much fun to make!

Amigurumi monkey Posted by Picasa

The pattern is from Roxycraft in the Amigurumi animals collection.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Crocheted scarf

This is one of my earlier crochet projects. My mum wanted a cream scarf so I made her this one. It turned out really well, it's lovely and light but nice and warm when you wrap it around.

Crocheted scarf Posted by Picasa

The pattern is the V-ery easy crochet scarf

Monday, January 23, 2006

Skull Beanie

This is a bit of an old project, but it's been too hot here to do any kind of crafting over the last few days. I made this skull beanie for my sister's boyfriend as part of his Christmas present. It's a bit messy because I was carrying threads a bit too much so I didn't have to weave in as many ends.

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I made up the beanie pattern as I went along, and there were a few errors in it so I won't post the pattern, but I got the skull chart from here, posted on craftster by cityruins.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Fortune cookie cards

With the left over gold card from the bookmark I made for my friend, I made a couple of birthday cards. One is for a friend who's birthday is coming up soon, who we often go out for Chinese food with and the other, was as easy to make two as one.

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Inside of cards Posted by Picasa

Friday, January 20, 2006


Along with the earring holder for my friend I needed a card of some sort. I wasn't feeling in the mood to make a card so I made a bookmark instead.

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I used some shiny gold cardstock I got in a big pack I bought recently and my new leaf puncher. After writing a message on the back of the bookmark I put it in an envelope full of punched leaves.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Record earring holder

I've got a house warming party on Saturday and as I couldn't think of any wildly amusing toilet roll holders which would suit this friend I decided to make a record earring holder, as well as that, she's getting a lovely photo frame with a sepia photo of most of my friends.

Record earring holder Posted by Picasa

I used the craftster tute posted here by chellovsky except I used a small metal thing so post/stud type earrings will be held in, and I put holes around the sides for hoop earrings. I bought a plate stand so that it can stand up too, as the earrings make it difficult to hang.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Beanie with ear flaps

I was house sitting last week and not much else to do so I crocheted this beanie for my friend for her birthday...which is in June. But that's good in a way because it's the middle of summer right now and a present of a beanie may be seen as a little weird...or inappropriate, or both. Anyway, once it gets to winter, because she's working in a country vet practice, she will no doubt be assisting calvings at hours of the morning which really shouldn't exist, and as such something to keep her ears warm will surely come in handy.

Beanie Posted by Picasa

I used the pattern from here but
reduced the number of rows increasing (I'm not sure how many I ended up with because I had to undo a few after I made it too big) because I was using thicker yarn and just used 2 yarns. I also only used double crochet for the green and single for the brown.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I had some left over yarn from my skinny scarf and decided to make a matching panta.

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I used the pattern posted on crafster by askaboutrpickles located here but reduced the chain to 60 then did 8 sc, 12 hdc and 20 dc in each row until I ran out of yarn.

Monday, January 16, 2006

'Pug' toilet roll holder

Well this is a bit hideous isn't it?

I was attempting to make a toilet roll holder that looked like a pug. Basically it doesn't, it just looks like a half crazed bear thing with really big eyebrows.

Anyway, it was supposed to be a joke housewarming present for one of my friends who likes pug's(she's moving in March, I just don't have much else on at the moment) and I guess it will stay that as I'm not going to use it and I would have gotten her something else too. Hopefully she gets the joke!

Pug toilet roll holder Posted by Picasa

To make the actual toilet roll holder I used the pattern from here.

Ears: (make 2) Chain 7
Row 1 - 3: sc in 2nd st, sc to end, ch 1, turn
Row 4: 5 dc in 3 sc, sc in 6 sc. FO
Join to head, then fold and sew as you wish and embroider edges with darker wool.

Eyes: (make 2) Use half a ping pong/table tennis ball and make holes around the edge. Sew on and chain around border. Draw in pupil and any light reflections.

Face: Sc where you wish fold lines to be, then embroider over.

There you have it, you too can make an embarrassing and ugly gift for a friend.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Skinny Scarf

I bought some yarn on special after Christmas and made this lovely scarf with it from the pattern at Interweave Crochet. Initially I made it far too long, as I just made a chain until I thought it was long enough, and then it stretched a bit, so unfortunately I had to restart it, but it was worth the effort.

The yarn is a mixture of red, orange and a pinky-purple colour and so it contains all the colour of the sunset, so I've named the scarf 'Sunset'.

Skinny scarf Posted by Picasa

Monday, January 09, 2006

ipod Cozy

My sister got an ipod nano for Christmas (lucky thing) and didn't want to spend $50 on an arm band style holder, so I said I'd make one for her.

ipod cozy for my sister Posted by Picasa

It's mainly made from felt, with clear plasticy material from a pocket on a sleeping bag holder over the screen and wheel. There is a bead and some elastic for the headphone holder and it's held together on her arm with velcro, although if I had to do it again I'd do it like the velcro shoe tie things where you pull one end to tighten it, because it's a little hard to tighten on your arm.