FO Friday: Kenny the Giraffe

Today’s project is Kenny the Giraffe by One and Two Company.

Their patterns are all so cute! This one was made next by request.

The pattern itself was very easy to understand. An experienced crocheter can easily complete one in a week or less. This is also simple enough for any beginner willing to learn, because there are no special or complicated stitches you need to learn.

  • Pattern from: One and Two Company
  • Hook: 4mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Gold, Coffee, White, Black, Cherry Red, Light Grey, Light Blue, Buff
  • Other Materials: 21mm safety eyes from Glass Eyes Online; polyester fiber filling from Fairfield
  • Order yours here.

Kapolei Winter Fair

On December 10, Villages of Kapolei Association held it’s first Winter Fair! I had fun and my booth had a great response from fair-goers!

This being my first booth, everything was still in testing mode. Will this table layout work? What will be the most popular items? No amount of research can equal what lessons experience can give you. I personally ended up overpacking. Three car loads’ worth! I was not sure what kinds of tents and props I would need. It was well worth it though, and I did not have a feeling of “I should’ve brought this/that.”

As far as popular items, I was not prepared. I knew Pokémon items would be popular, but did not make enough. I lost a few sales because some character plush I had needs to be made to order. People like to take home stuff now! I did however make in bulk a number of smaller items like hair clips and pins, easy to make items. Those were not as popular as those that take more time to make.

I was pleasantly surprised that Dumpling Kitty sold out! They will definitely go on my list to make for next time! How can you resist that little kitty’s face! Overall popular items were described in one word…Cute!

It was  a tiring day and I’m very thankful for the help I had for that day! I will definitely aim to be in the Spring Fair next year and be better prepared. Some words of advise for those hesitating and still considering having a booth/table at an event, just go for it! Don’t overthink your work, because the passion shows. My most popular items were born out of love and not with intention to sell.

Pokemon Go!

Since it’s release, I’ve been playing this game the best I can! Being a stay-at-home-mom, I’m not leveling up as quickly as others. But my crafty side is always finding something to make! So here’s a non-crochet, non-yarn craft.

Since I leveled enough to pick a team, why not make some stickers!

Order yours here.

Quick Update

Not much new stuff lately. I’ve been working on a special gift for a friend in between orders. (That I’ll post about once the gift is given, just to be sure ;))

In the mean time, the shop page for Sophie’s Universe blanket is now live. You can view info about the blanket and order yours here.

I’ve also finished another Lalylala doll, so watch out for my post about it! Once I can get photos that is.

Charlotte Square

We recently bought a new dining set, and found a perfect centerpiece at the thrift store. This created a need for something to protect the table from the glass edge of the bowl. It was a perfect chance to make the Charlotte square from lookatwhatimade.net!! (link below)

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I didn’t complete the last part since I didn’t want it to be too large for my table. After blocking, the square ended up being 20 inches.

This kind of beauty does not come “cheap.” Like the designer’s Sophie’s Universe CAL, the instructions need a bit more focus and you may not be able to recall what happens on your show. But the result makes pausing Netflix well worth it!

  • Pattern from: Dedri Uys
  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Light Grey; Caron Perfect Match in Lavender
  • Hook: 5.0mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA

Baymax Plush

Big Hero 6’s Baymax has been a best seller in my Etsy shop, making it as far as Canada and Ireland! Baymax is a crafter’s dream and came out to be one of the easiest amigurumis I’ve worked on so far. From making this doll so many times, I found some tricks and tweaks to make this doll easier to make.

Baymax

Materials I use: Red Heart with Love in White, 12mm black safety eyes, Hawaiian Pillow Co. fiber fill, size G/4mm Clover Soft Touch crochet hook, yarn needle, and sewing pins.

I like to start off by making the limbs and head first. For the arms, I make the fingers and attached them as I made the 3rd round of the arm. (Insert the hook on both sides of the finger and crochet in corresponding stitch on the arm.) I replaced the last round with a “sc each around” instead of decreasing. This allows for a nicer attachment point for later.

Once the 5 parts are done, I work on the body as stated in the pattern. The arms are attached on rounds 34 and 35 as they are made. (Similar to attaching the fingers to the arm: insert hook onto a stitch from the “armpit” and into the body). I feel this method of attaching is more secure and reduces time spent sewing.

Baymax

Pattern is by AmigurumisFanClub and can be found here.

You can purchase your own finished Baymax doll from my shop here.