The Project that Tested Me?

Let’s start off this post with the one photo I have of this thing…

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This is called the Trifle Tumbler. The sewing pattern is by Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness. It’s part of her Minikins Season 1 collection of pouches and small bags. The Trifle Tumbler is available in 3 sizes, but my patience at the time only managed to make the two larger sizes. This particular one tested my skills in sewing along curves and using binding.

I may have gained experience working with circles, zippers, and binding, but the most important lesson I learned here is that your project is limited to the size of your sewing machine’s bed.

The fabric is another (shorter) story. I was in line for the fabric table at Walmart, when I saw the person before me was buying this fabric. It caught my eye coz it was a cute “Hawaii” themed design. At the time, I was in a souvenir making frenzy. So I thought this would make a great addition. So a few yards were purchased.

Anyways….I may not make this one again (unless specifically requested). I still have the last size unfinished. We’ll see.

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New Menus, New Projects!

The holiday rush is over and I’ve gotten a chance to work on patterns I’ve been hoarding! With this, a new menu sprouted to share with you all projects that go together. Part of my pattern hoarding includes a collection of physical (and sometimes digital) books.

First project I want to share is from a new book Snuggle and Play Crochet by Carolina Guzman Benitez. I’ve already made three out of excitement! You can see the details here. And a preview photo here…

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I have lots of books I want to crochet through, so be on the look out!

Finished Object Friday: Granny Square Sweater

Last year’s Black Friday, I had a good haul of this Heartland yarn by Lion Brand. This has been my on-the-go project because it’s just a big ol’ granny square!

Granny Square Sweater

I just made a granny square as wide as my arm span. Then slip stitched together the side into itself to form the sleeve. A single crochet edge around the openings. And there you have it!

Granny Square Sweater

Really, that’s it.

Granny Square Sweater

The top part is folded over to make it look like a collar.

Granny Square Sweater

Granny Square Sweater

Warm and comfy. But in this Hawaii summer, this sweater will have to wait.

FO Friday: Wire Wrap

Introducing “Finished Object” or “FO” Friday! Now I share recent projects I have completed! So here’s a quick one to start.

I’m always finding my cords all tangled up, so I made a solution!

A quick little thing to strap around cords!

wire wrap

A rectangle/strip with a buttonhole, add a button, and done! I didn’t use any particular pattern, I just made some half double crochet rows and single crochet around.

Want one? Order here.

FO Friday: Edith Hat

Get a head start on Halloween!

I’m starting to stock up on these hats. Because last year, I was crocheting at maximum capacity to keep up with demand!

The most popular item during Halloween season last year were these Edith hats. It was getting made in all sizes!

Edith Hat

Edith Hat

 

Avoid the rush and order Edith hat (or any other hat) here any time of the year!

FO Friday: Squirtle and Pikachu

They are done! So cute and cuddly!

These pictured have been claimed by my daughter, so they are being debuted into my shop as made to order. Order yours here.

Now to figure out which one to make next!

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako

WIP Wednesday: Squirtle and Pikachu

Introducing “Work-In-Progress” or “WIP” Wednesdays! Every Wednesday, I’ll try to share whatever it is I’m working on that week. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for random WIP’s as well!

With the recent release of a new app called Pokemon Go!, I finally had an excuse to make these chubby cuties. This pattern is easy to follow and quick to make!

Working On Some Pokemon

Working On Some Pokemon

Working On Some Pokemon

They still need some features, but Luna’s already claimed them for her own.

  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Bright Yellow, Light Yellow; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Aqua; Vanna’s Choice in Black: Red Heart Classic in Mid Brown
  • Other Materials: 15 mm plastic safety eyes. polyester fiber filling
  • Pattern from: Crafty Hanako

Mici the Mermaid

I’m gonna lose track soon on what part of “Adventures in Lalylala-Land” I’m currently at, thus the title. Anyways Mici is finally here! I feel it’s been a while since my last Lalylala creation.

This one used some metallic thread, which gives it a great effect!

Mici the Mermaid

The main reason for this guy’s photo shoot delay was finding a location. But during the 4th of July weekend, we had a chance to drive a ways away from home and found a spot for him at the Kaka’ako Waterfront park.

Mici the Mermaid

It was nice to have some ships around in the background, I felt it inspires a backstory for Mici. As if he wandered off and got stranded far away from home. Perhaps he could use a water-dwelling friend.

  • Pattern: Mici the Mermaid from Lalylala
  • Yarn: Red Heart With Love in Eggshell, and Bluebell; Red Heart Super Saver in White and Red; Loops and Threads Impeccable in Royal
  • Hook: 4.00 mm Soft Touch crochet hook from Clover USA
  • Other materials: metallic thread in silver; 12 mm plastic safety eyes; polyester fiber filling
  • Order yours here