I admit, I am a latecomer to the Totoro-love party. Having just seen Toy Story 3 on Friday (a must see movie), I was intrigued by one of Bonnie's toys - it was Totoro! (Aside: it turns out that Totoro ended up in the movie because John Lasseter is a huge Totoro fan!) I knew… Continue reading To-to-ro, Totoro!
He is, isn't he? You'd think he'd get tired of smiling that big all the time, but, no. He doesn't. I sketched this little guy a while ago. I was going to name him 'Hyper-Emotional Blorb'. When my bf saw him, though, he said that it looked just like a Pacman ghost. And, you know,… Continue reading He’s *so* Happy
Well, I suppose he isn't that silly. It's not like he's prancing around with a tape recorder up his nose (or his brother's nose for that matter). The truth is, I can't seem to think of a better name for this kitty that I made... I have to credit my brother entirely for the idea… Continue reading A Silly Cat
No, I haven't gone on a crazy-crochet-vehicle kick lately (although it certainly looks like I have...) In fact, I made this little car for my cousin's son (who I am ashamed to admit I have not yet met in his year and a half of existence) and who I will see tomorrow. I hear he… Continue reading Vroom Vroom
This is a shout out to all you crochet vehicles! I don't know if you've heard, but I kind of have a thing for crocheted rockets... I'm also in the midst of typing up a pattern for a yellow submarine. So, I'm totally in the mood for some crocheted locomotion! Without further ado, here are some… Continue reading Trans-port-a-shun!
It's no wonder that people like to crochet cephalopods (read: octopusessess and the like). I mean, crocheting in rounds lends itself quite nicely to making tubular and roundish shapes. And what is an octopus/squid/cuttle fish if not a bunch of tubular and roundish shapes put together? That being said, it's how you put them together… Continue reading Cephalopod Crochet
I have a new thing lately. And, of course, it entirely involves crochet. What is it? It's a pattern diagram(!), where each stitch is represented by a little symbol and the whole pattern is just a big picture of all the symbols put together. It may sound complicated, but it's really quite intuitive and fun!… Continue reading Domo Arigato, Pierrot
My sad, sad kitchen was in desperate need of some curtain tie-backs. This just happened to coincide with my mini-obsession of crocheting little flowers from crochet diagram patterns. SO, I thought to myself, why not kill two birds with one stone: amp up the kitsch factor in my kitchen and find a use for all… Continue reading Kitschy Curtain Tie-Backs
A little while ago, I was involved in a really fun Monty Python-themed swap on Craftster (I wrote all about it here) and one of the things I made for my partner was a Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch! Well, I didn't exactly write down the pattern as I went, but I more or less… Continue reading Holy Hand Grenade with Pseudo Instructions
I love Pixar movies and as an extra special bonus, they always pack in a little short at the beginning. These shorts are always so adorable and cute and expressive and sweet. (My personal fave is Geri's Game!) They all have the same sort of 'formula' (which is amazing) but one stands out as kind… Continue reading Boundin’ (A Jackalope!)