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Pinke Pie

 

 

I couldn’t stand the thought of making ponies without making my favorite, Pinkey Pie! Like Fluttershy, she is made using the Hermonie the Unicorn pattern20130114-191140.jpg

 

20130114-191153.jpgHer hair was the hardest/most fun part. It was so hard to capture her bouncy personality without going overboard. Her tail ended up being a bit more fluffed out than in this picture, she needed just a bit more bounce in her tail.

I’m a little saddened that I can’t keep her, but I know she’s going to a good cause, an awesome raffle to raise money for March of Dimes. (Which, by the way, I’m in charge of and could totally use more donations for, anyone interested? Leave me a message or check out our facebook for more info).

 

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Fluttershy

Everyone, meet Fluttershy.

I created her using a modification of the Hermione the Unicorn pattern (free on Raverly)

I’m actually really proud of this one, so bear with me while I post some progress photos, it’ll build up the suspense to the big reveal.

20130114-190902.jpgThis is the head, I actually pulled it out after the first attempt and did it again. I’m not sure why this gave me so much trouble.  My thought is because of the lack of horn. In going through the comments on the pattern I found one other person who had issues with the head, so maybe I’m not alone. In the end I double crocheted in the rows where the horn would have been attached to make he head longer, and then hid the stitching size difference under the hair later.

20130114-190926.jpgGetting some finishing touches with the legs. One of the way cool things about this pattern is the appendages are crocheted in as the pattern is work, so there wasn’t that moment of “wow I’ve finished everything and now I have to sew it all together.” I approve of that.

20130114-190945.jpgThe eye detail took a lot of time to get the proper placement. The eyes were made of felt, I’m still having some issues getting the pieces to look even on each side.

20130114-190959.jpgHere she is before the hair. Still a cute little badly right? The wings were created using a modification of the wings from a Golden Snitch pattern, I just changed the last row to make the feather divisions more prominent.

And, drum roll please……

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20130114-191049.jpgFront and back view.

The hair was actually the hardest part, getting it to look not bald but not too thick at the same time, who knew right?

I wish I could keep her, but she’ll only be around until March when she’s going to be donated to a raffle to raise money for March of Dimes. I hope her new family likes her as much as I do.

Also, I know a lot of my readers are awesome crafty people, so I’m asking you all to consider donating to the March of Dimes Raffle. It’s a really good cause and if you have a business it’s a great way to advertise. Check out our facebook event for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/150567895096795/


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Variation on a Theme

The other day (whilst on an energy drink high) I had the great idea to make a series of turtles.

(Why turtles? No idea)

All are based on two patterns: the Tiny Striped Turtle by Kristie and the Itty Bitty Turtle by Rachel. Both are available as a free Ravelry download, be sure to check them out.

To class the place up a bit, I’ve added a video for your listening pleasure as you scroll through this post.

So click play and be prepared to witness the awesome.

I started simple, choosing to first create a turtle that had no stripes in order to get a feel for the pattern.

Then came the striped version, a little more difficult to create, but not too bad.

Rainbows always make me happy. The best thing about variegated yarn is that it self patterns, yay for no color changes!

This one has inverted colors for the eyes and head. It looks a little spooky to me.

Changed the shell so that it was flatter. It made the head look a little huge, but big heads are in.

This was by far the hardest to make, and the reason I didn’t get to make 12 turtles to go along with each variation of the song. It features a white shell with a rainbow spiral. The spiral goes around the outside of the shell, but was worked using the white and rainbow yarn at the same time.

And there you have it, six variations on the turtle. Keep your eye out for another post featuring six more. ^_^


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Poofy Owls

I’ve been seeing cute owls all over the internet recently, and when I saw these little owl puffs, I just had to make one. And then a second and a third.

Like most of my patterns, I found this pattern by Ana on Ravelry.

This pattern is particularly cool because it has instructions for knitting and crocheting. I tried out the knitting version, but I’m not patient enough to work with something so small in the round, so I started over on the crochet version.

I tried out two different ways of doing the beaks. I tried out a crochet triangle, but it was a little too big for my taste, so I opted to embroider the beak on the remaining two.

I think the little brown one is my favorite, I accidentally attached the eyes a bit crooked, but it resulted in a great little inquisitive look.


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Epic Gamer Blanket


The Epic Gamer Blanket is finished! Hooray!

After much debate on how to connect the squares, I decided on doing two rows of double crochet between each of them and around the outside, making for a nice outline that doesn’t take away from the designs, while separating them enough to keep all the random colors from meshing together.

I’m really happy with the way it turned out. While making it I was really careful to hide all the tails of the yarn during color changes, so now its pretty much reversible. Some of the logos are backwards, and there is a slight difference in texture, but hey, no ugly strings marking the back! 


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Epic Gamer Quilt Week 4

I took some time off of crocheting for a bit, but was back this week with a vengeance. Enjoy the photos!

Sonic

Donkey Kong

Lakitu

Zelda

Pacman

Killing Floor

Portal Cube

Pikachu

Now I have finally finished all of the squares for the blanket, and its time to begin putting them all together. Just a preview of what is to come.