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Camera play and yarn advice

Happy Monday readers!

Over the weekend I’ve dug out my camera and tried taking pictures using a few settings. I used my reef fish amigurumi (the one I tested for Starbeamer Patterns) and a few different backgrounds.

Which one do you prefer?

I also have some questions to ask you about buying yarn online. I have had an idea lately to design a shawl,Β but I can’t really findΒ any yarn that would be good for it in local stores. So I wanted to order yarn online but I’m a bit afraid that I won’t like it once it arrives (I really like to squish and pat yarn before buying it). Do you guys have any suggestion of yarn that would be good for a shawl and that you have tested? I was thinking sports weight or 4ply, maybe cotton blend for a better stitch resolution?

I’d love to hear from you! Have a great week 😊

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On Star Wars Day, crochet you should

Happy Friday!

In honour of Star Wars Day yesterday, I finally gave a go to the Star Wars Crochet kit I received for Christmas.

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The kit comes with enough yarn to make Master Yoda and a stormtrooper, and I set out to make Yoda. I have to say that although the yarn was a bit splittey, it was the perfect colour and the pattern was great too. My Yoda turned out super cute!

His little coat is completely removable, and I think that he went very well with the Yoda shirt I wore for Star Wars Day. Maybe you can tell, but Master Yoda is actually my favourite Star Wars character πŸ™‚

I really want to make all of the characters, but first, I have a blanket to finish!

Have a great weekend!

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FO Friday – Snail amigurumi 🐌 

Happy Friday!

Sometimes, I really feel like I have issues focussing on only 1 project at the time… I know that many of you feel the same way, so at least I’m happy that I’m not alone. 

I’ve discovered recently that I really like making my own amigurumi. So, when I feel unmotivated with my bigger current projects, designing new, cute crochet toys  seems like the perfect alternative! This only took me a few hours in front of TV, and I’m hoping to write a pattern for it soon. 

This little guy started out as a slug. But I had planned on giving him a house to bring along, so I set out to crochet a shell. 


And here it is, all set up with his brand new home on its back πŸ™‚


What do you guys do when you’re getting bored with big projects? Power through of get distracted like I do? 

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Butterfly fish pattern testingΒ 

Hi guys! 

I am a bit late on my usual Friday post because my little brother arrived yesterday and  he will be staying for a week. So, I might not post much next week either about craft but I might share our adventures around Brisbane πŸ™‚

Anyways, back to craft, I have decided to sign up to test patterns in ravelry and I’ve completed my first project, this adorable butterfly fish. 


The pattern was actually really good and there are 2 other colour patterns for them so I might make them as well. You will be able to find the pattern on ravelry here

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See you later alligator…

… in a while crocodile 🐊

You probably remember when, a few weeks back, I posted a picture of a dismembered crocodile amigurumi. Well, it has been received by its new owner, MahΓ©lia (HΓ©lΓ¨ne’s daughter) in France. So now I can share some pictures with you πŸ™‚


Mr. Croc was very impatient to travel to the other side of the world, and I’m glad he had a safe trip, along with some Aussie treats (Freddo frogs anyone?)

I wish you all a beautiful first weekend of November (where did October go?). 

With love 

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What am I?

Happy Friday!

Can you guess what I’m up to? πŸ˜‰ 


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Happy Easter!Β 

Happy Easter everyone!

I hope you all had a great time with your family and that your got spoilt by the Easter bunny! Here, we got waaaay too much chocolates but it was all worth it! 

I also made some Easter baked goodies over the weekend: hot cross buns! 

 
Don’t they look yummy? Instead of just using sultanas I used a mix of dried fruits/ berries which I find even yummier! 

I also got busy making a present for Dylan’s little cousin who is turning 2 soon. He is in his dinosaur phase apparently so I made this adorable stegausaurus

Look at him go!   
  
I hope you guys had an amazing crafty long weekend! 

😘

Emma  

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A proper introduction is in order!

Happy Wednesday lovely readers!

I would like to properly introduce you to Sadie, my amigurumi doll. Thanks again to Cheyanne and AlexaΒ for their names suggestions, I really liked Chloe but Saddie just really grew on me and so that’s the name I chose for her πŸ™‚

She now has her very own 2 legs and I made her some cute red shorts (her fave colour).

If anyone has a pattern for a tank top or shirt for her, that would be awesome πŸ™‚

 

On another note, I was thinking about hosting a Lord Of The Rings crochet a-long, I’ve started designing a few squares (which I will probably end up making anyway, I really want to try a bobble stitch graphghan!) but let me know if you guys would be interested in joining up with me, I’ll put the graphs here πŸ™‚

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Emma

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Long time no see!

Hi guys! 

I don’t know if you remember my amigurumi doll, but it got very neglected over the Christmas period/ beginning of the year. I’m aiming to finish most of my wips before starting new projects, and I saw her sitting all alone in her WIP basket so I decided to finish her body at least and I can get working on a cute dress later on during the year.  
The hair has been taking FOREVER! So she still had a bald patch but hopefully it will get covered by the end of the week! 

 
I wanted her to still be in a happy mood so I’ve made her first accessory, a headband with a bow. Looks like it worked, she gave me her most beautiful smile!

Which reminds me, my doll still doesn’t have a name. Maybe you guys could give me suggestions and I’ll chose the one I like the most and make it official next Monday with her (hopefully) being finished! 😊

Wishing you all a great last week of February 

😘

Emma 

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The Phoenix project…

… Is not actually about a pheonix!

Two years ago, I bought a pattern book from lincraft to make summer clothes. I started on a very cute knitted top made with “bamboozle” yarn (part cotton, part bamboo fibre). The problem is I got bored and put the project aside.

When I found it at the bottom of my stash, I though I’d give it another try but I ran out of yarn. And of course, it has since been discontinued so I couldn’t finish the top.

Anyways, I unraveled the whole thing. I had quite a lot done so I was a bit disappointed but I really couldn’t finish it, I would only have had the front of it!Β 

But the yarn is not waisted, I am using it for another project from the same book (but much smaller so I should have enough yarn).Β 

Can you guys guess what it’s going to be?

Also, I’ve finished my umbreon plush and I’ve made another bookmark that I will be sending to my dad for Christmas πŸ™‚

I hope he loves it!


Stay awesome people! And may the force be with you! πŸ˜‹

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Emma

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