Sleeping In The Night

Yeah, it’s been a year. It’s been a WEEKEND. And so I’ve been stress-crocheting for the last couple days and, given this was already a quick project, we have a new Christmas ornament. Pattern is PhilaeArts’ The Child Keychain, also available on Ravelry.

It’s cute. Not much to say. There will probably be a couple more posts like this because: stress crochet. GOD do I need stress crochet.

Shelly Friend

Finishing up my commissions for the year is this turtle for some friends! Isn’t it cute? Worked up fast once I got my brain in gear, especially since it’s pretty simple shapes. I like the rim – it’s really simple (crocheting the bottom of the shell to the top and then doing a round in front loops only,) but has a neat effect! Still need to work on that limb placement, though. After this… Well, I just got a couple patterns for a certain sci fi sensation, let’s just say that.

Shelly Friend

Finishing up my commissions for the year is this turtle for some friends! Isn’t it cute? Worked up fast once I got my brain in gear, especially since it’s pretty simple shapes. I like the rim – it’s really simple (crocheting the bottom of the shell to the top and then doing a round in front loops only,) but has a neat effect! Still need to work on that limb placement, though. After this… Well, I just got a couple patterns for a certain sci fi sensation, let’s just say that.

Husky, Husky, Whoo-woo-woo!

My mom’s a Bloomsburg alum, I regret nothing.

This one took a WHILE. Back in September, my aunt asked me if I’d do a commission for her, since her sister-in-law had a baby. Sure, said I, and she suggested, and bought for me, this Husky pattern by AuroraGurumi. Which is adorable!Thing I did not check beforehand: Size. Thing I did not fully conceptualize before making the head: Just how BIG a twelve-inch plush toy is. With her permission, I shelved the project in the lead up to the craft shows (back in mid-October,) and started work on it again after them and a last-minute further commission. Still, it is done, and it is CUTE!The nose embroidery comes courtesy, once again, of my mother, since I typically struggle with adjacent stitches like that so she filled in after my original, less-neat attempt. Thank you once again, because it is adorable!

I did the pattern mostly as written, with two exceptions: First, the body parts as written are attached during crocheting the main body in a way I couldn’t quite parse, so I just sewed them on. Second, the arms as written are almost ten rounds longer – and end up much longer than the legs. Since this was intended as a cuddle buddy and less of a hanger-on of things, I decided it would probably be best to shorten them. While I don’t think I’ll be doing any patterns quite this large again anytime soon, it is super-cute and I’m glad how it turned out! (One more outstanding commission for the year and then I’m going to make a couple completely self-indulgent things for a bit. I learned this craft so I would buy fewer toys because I could make them myself, and if I don’t get the chance to I start eyeing the Kingdom Hearts Funko Pops.)

Decorative Gourd!

Well, summer vacation is over and the autumnal equinox is coming. Know what that means? PUMPKINS! Also, craft fairs. We’re signed up to do two in the next month and I really need to get some stock built up. Fortunately, I finally figured out needlesculpting enough to make a convincing pumpkin.I love tiny, decorative gourds, but hate that they must inevitably die. And that then there aren’t any to keep around the rest of the year. (I should make a gooseneck next.) This one is rot-free and suitable for all seasons!