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FO Friday – The Year of the Owl

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and you got all your handmade gifts made in time.

While I may have run out of time to get most of my Christmas crafting started, I did get a few Nel the Tiny Owls by FreshStitches made for an earlier Christmas that the Tiny Owl Knits Ravelry group.  It is called TOKmas and this year on 14th December at the same time everyone opens their gifts from a secret spoiler.  It is a lot of fun to first stalk your spoilee and then to open your gift at the same time with everyone else around the world.

TOK owls

Including these 2 and the one that I showed you the other week, I have now made 5 tiny owls and not kept a single one.  I really have to correct that next year.

TOK bag2 TOK bag1

I also made a couple of drawstring bags out of fat quarters.  I really liked the fabric and had to go back to the store to buy some for myself! Not sure what I will make out of it yet, I just had to buy it before it was all gone.  The drawstring is a ribbon which I wouldn’t normally use for this purpose but I couldn’t resist the cute little Christmas owls.  They just fitted the theme perfectly.

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I loved being part of TOKmas this year and will definitely do it again next year.  The hardest part was receiving your box of gifts but not being able to open it until TOKmas day!

Until next time, enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

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Posted by on December 27, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday, Sewing


FO Friday – Buzz Buzz Buzz

So I haven’t had a chance to finish the Snowman, the top hat is taking forever! I might have missed the end of the CAL but I will get him finished.  He will not become a long-term WIP.

Today’s project has been finished for a while but I have not had a chance to photograph him.  I just couldn’t get his to stay still long enough.

Mozzie FO

This version of Dale the Mosquito by FreshStitches was part of the Kit Club.  That is why the legs are longer than normal.  There are pipe cleaners in the legs which makes them moveable.

I really can’t stand mosquitos.  I have spent many nights trying to find that annoying buzzing around my head.

Mozzie Swat

The really good thing about Dale is that you can easily see him!

Mozzie Gone

Don’t worry Dale is fine, he just has a small headache but he promise not to try to bite me again.

WIP Wednesday

I am off to finish the Top Hat for the Snowman and try to figure out some Christmas presents!

If you are like me and need some inspiration for last-minute Christmas gifts, check out Tami’s Amis Blog.


Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday


FO Friday – An Owl Wearing Glasses!

Wow what a week it has been.  I have been working full-time this week and it has been ridiculously busy.  Needless to say that has meant there has been very little time for crafting.

I have been able to finish this little guy.  The pattern is Nel the Tiny Owl by FreshStitches.

Owl wearing glasses

Last year the woman I work with asked me to make a couple of owls to the children of 2 other people we work with.  We decided that they would be really cute with glasses, so this year I decided to make her one.  The glasses are from the local craft store.  They are meant to be for teddy bears but I think they just the perfect size.

I am still trying to figure out how to best attach the glasses to the head.  I was going to stick the arms of the glasses into the head but there are little rubber stoppers at the end of the arms which means I have to think up something else.  A stitch on each side might work.  No children will playing with it so it doesn’t have to be really secure.

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I really do need to make one of these for myself! I have now made 3 and not a single one has been for me.

I am now inspired to make so many accessories in miniature!  Can you imagine one wearing a Santa’s hat. How cute would that be.

Be sure to check out Tami’s Amis Blog for more finished projects.


Posted by on December 6, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday


FO Friday – A Holiday Owl

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I showed you Nelson the Owl in progress from when I was on holiday. Well he is now done!!

Grey Nelson the Owl FO

I purchased the grey Nelson the Owl kit from FreshStitches and I could not be happier.  I think I might even have enough grey and white left over to make a Nel!

I used a size D (3.25mm) hook so I think with worsted weight yarn he has come out a lot smaller than he is meant to be.  He is about 14cm tall and fits into the palm of my hand.

Grey Nelson the Owl in hand

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The photo doesn’t do this guy justice.  I highly recommend this pattern (and any of the kits).

Until next time, check out Tami’s Amis Blog for more FO Friday.

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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday


FO Friday – Finally A Panda!

It’s Friday! I hope everyone has some exciting plans for the weekend,  I will be finishing of some top-secret projects for Christmas swaps.  Once they are finished I can start thinking about starting a new project or finishing off another one of the very old WIPs.  Tough decision to make.

Wednesday I showed you the Panda Jellybean.  Want to know what he looks like completed.

Panda FO

He doesn’t have the same jellybean shape anymore but I still love him.  I think having to follow the pattern so carefully to get the shaping right made this guy extra special when I finally finished him.

WIP Wednesday

If you are interested in the pattern you can purchase it here.  Don’t be put off by the shaping, there is nothing more complicated with this pattern than any other pattern you just need to carefully follow it one stitch at a time.

I am off to find some ideas for my next project over at Tami’s Amis Blog.  Hopefully I can get some ideas for Christmas presents!


Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday


FO Friday – Karma Karma Chameleon & Gecko

Happy FO Friday!

Just a short post today, I am not feeling that well. Why is it when you get back from holiday you get sick?  Anyway, first I wanted to show you the Gecko who has been patiently waiting to be shown off.

Gecko FO

Keeping with the lizard theme, I also finished a Chameleon.  I love the variegated yarn on this guy, I just need to wait for some green leaves to grow on the plants to take some outside pictures!  Everything I look at him I get the Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon song stuck in my head, don’t ask me why.

Chameleon FO

Both of these patterns are by PlanetJune. You can find the pattern for the Gecko here and the Chameleon here.  The Chameleon has a bit of shaping in the body which is difficult to see with the variegated colours but it is simple to do if you just take it one stitch at a time.

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If you are thinking that the background of the photos looks a bit odd, I recently bought a photography light tent and I am still trying to figure out how to take decent pictures in it.  Any tips will be greatly accepted.

Be sure to check out Tami’s Amis Blog to see what other people have finished.  You might get ideas for Christmas gifts!


Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday


FO Friday – Fabric Pencil-Case

I thought I would show you something different today instead of knitting or crochet projects.  I found some fabric that I fell in love with in the fabric store and knew I had to get it.  It was only a fat quarter so I couldn’t do a lot with it but it was perfect for a pencil-case.  It took awhile but I finally got out the sewing machine and got sewing.

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Posted by on August 9, 2013 in FO Friday, Sewing