~am I the only one?~

I come to you today to admit that I am a crazy crafter and that I might have a problem with overpacking.

Am I the only one who packs five skeins of yarn, and a whole shopping bag of stuffing for an hour car ride? (granted, it was an hour each way so that actually makes two hours. but still.) Five skeins folks. Five.

It was a ride to and from the airport for goodness sakes, not a trip to the moon! And a whole shopping bag full of poly-fil stuffing? Really?

Did I really think I was going to need all that?? That I was really going to be that productive? That my little fingers with the crochet hook were really going to move that fast?

I can’t even take comfort in the fact at least I’m a stylish, over-prepared crafter. My stuffing was being carted around in a plastic shopping bag. A Walmart shopping bag. Could I really lower myself any lower on the fashion scale than that?

And then to go traipsing down the road to my aunt’s house toting all my paraphernalia  out in public, in my oh-so-classy bags, for the whole world to see? (which yes, I also did) I’m really not sure what to say…

Except. I would do it again. I probably will actually.

Though, in the meantime, I might look into getting a cute bag to stick my stuffing in…

…and how much yarn would a person pack if they were going to the moon?

~A

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~little crochet elephant~

Introducing Winston- the little grey elephant.

And let me just say, he is one photogenic little guy.

IMAG0321-2Don’t you agree? Sometimes I think my little creations are cute in person, but I feel like I just can’t get a good picture of them. Of course, I always tell my little creations not to worry, it’s just evidence of my bad photo taking skills, and not a  poor reflection on their looks. ;-D However, I was pretty please with Winston’s photo shoot!

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I think he looks a little like a mouse from the back…

Standing he measures about 6 1/4 inches tall, sitting he’s about 4 inches.

The pattern I use to make him is here  where you can get it for free. While I did followed the pattern mostly, I did do a few things a little different.

The few changes I made: I single crocheted all the way around the ears after  I finished crocheting them (I felt like it gave them a smoother, cleaner edge), and I used knotted yarn for the eyes instead of puffy paint like the pattern suggested. I also added the patches of fabric on the ears and feet as my little own touch.

Altogether, this was a nice, quick little project to do. If you decide to make one, I hope you enjoy it!

~A

~yet another crochet doll~

So yes, today we have yet another crochet doll. I made this one up without a pattern, just taking ideas from a few different dolls, and while there are some things I would change about her body shape if I make another one, I think she came out pretty adorable. I believe I shall call her AnnaMarie. Don’t ask me why, the name just popped into my head. 🙂

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I really like her little hat.

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Her hair is actually more red, and less brown, but I didn’t quite capture the actual color with the camera. Aah well.

I have a pattern picked out for another doll I plan to start today, so maybe there will be pictures of that one coming soon.  🙂

~A

~pumpkin spice cupcakes~

My sister and I have been on a cupcake baking spree. We’re hoping to start a home business selling cupcakes locally, so we’ve been baking, baking, baking, trying out recipes, decorating, and taking pictures of the flavors we’re hoping to offer. Every time we’re together we make a couple dozen cupcakes (not good for the ol’ waistline) and so, in honor of it nearly being Autumn, we made Pumpkin Spice, with brown Sugar Frosting.

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Let’s just say, they were delicious.

110_1132(3)And isn’t that an adorable fabric pumpkin?? (if I do say so myself! ;-D )

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With their pumpkin-ney spice cake, and their light, brown sugar buttercream frosting,  I do believe this cupcakes are a favorite. And they have pumpkin in them, which is a fruit so that practically makes them healthy, right?!

Happy Almost Autumn Time!

~A