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This was a really fun pattern I found on Pinterest.

http://amigurumies.blogspot.fr/2013/06/elefante.html

He’s super cute.  If you go down into the comments there are some links to the pattern in English.  It’s a really cool technique with very minimal attaching.  I decided to NOT add the tusks as she looked so cute without them.  I also added some fun fabric to the inside of the ears for a pop of color.  I had the metal Greek letters on hand to add to the butt for my friend.  She’s not very big and turned out as cute as can be.

Here is the pattern I used for the African Violets on the Elephant.  I used a couple of different shades of purple for fun.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/african-violet-saintpaulia-crochet-pattern

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I met this awesome woman via Faulkner County Circle of Friends.  She’s funny and smart and has a huge heart.   She recently joined Delta Sigma Theta.  Ella6The Delta mascot is the elephant and I found a really great free pattern on Pinterest that I wanted to make.

http://www.deramores.com/elephant-pattern/

It’s really important to pay attention to the fine print, however.  This little elephant ended up being twice the size she should have been because I didn’t pay attention to this little statement:

NOTE
Pattern uses UK terminology.

WHOOOOOPS!!!!!!  It’s important to note that UK and US terminology ARE different.  Thus why my elephant is bigger 😉

US UK
chain(ch) chain(ch)
single crochet (sc) double crochet (dc)
double crochet (dc) treble (tr)
half double crochet (hdc) half treble (htr)
triple crochet (trc) double treble (dtr)
slip stitch (sl st) slip stitch (sl st)

She turned out super cute though.  I did add a few of my own touches.   Some fun hair on her head, some special definition on her trunk and some African Violets the Delta’s flower on her booty just to make her super special.  I think she’ll be loved.

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It fits…it actually fits!!!

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Look at this beautiful lady!!!  The headband looks great on her!

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I’m always looking for unique gifts for my kids teachers for the Holidays. I also try to make something handmade.  The mascot of my sons school is the bulldog.  I searched HIGH and LOW for a cute Amigurumi bulldog pattern and I finally found one that I fell in love with here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/88415398/baby-bulldog-puppy-pdf-tutorial-by-katja

I bit the bullet and bought the pattern.  Her pattern is easy to follow and very intricate.  It’s fantastic.  I highly recommend using them.

Here is a link to her site:

http://www.np-trade.de/ – It’s in German, but of course you can translate.

  The schools colors are Purple and Yellow and the mascot is grey.

I made 2 little bulldogs for his teachers.  I finished them off with little purple cat collars that I got at Petsmart.

I had personalized dog tags made at Petco on Purple hearts

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On the front of the tags I put his teachers names and on the back my son’s name and the year.

Additionally, since it’s a Catholic school — I added a very nice St. Joseph medal that I got from www.rosarymart.com

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I hope his teachers like the gift.  I think they came out adorable.  They are both very different even though from the same pattern.  Just like 2 dogs from the same litter don’t look the same.

I used I Love this Yarn from Hobby Lobby — each bulldog takes almost an entire skein.

I also used safety eyes and noses instead of crocheting them.

When I was visiting my family for Thanksgiving – my cousin — this beautiful girl

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Found this pattern on www.ravelry.com for a cute Bow Headband, perfect for the cold winters in the mid-west.

http://norththirty-fourth.blogspot.com/2011/02/all-wrapped-up.html

 

I’m really not that great at doing short rows using the wrap and turn method, but I must say I’m getting better.  I have now used it on the Phillips Fair Isle project as well as this one.   Here is the link I used as a reference:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-wrap-and-turn.html

I used size 8 circular needles from www.knitpicks.com and I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in an off white.  It turned out super cute!!

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It’s 2015 and this year for the Christmas Pageant at my son’s preschool he was a wiseman.  I had NO idea what to do but his dad came up with this great idea.   He said, “You know those beanies with the beards on them?  Maybe you could do one of those!”  From there I searched http://www.ravelry.com and found 2 patterns that I knew I could use!

 

The first part of the hat was the “Prince Jughead” — http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/prince-jughead

I used Purple for the beanie portion (symbolizing Royalty) and Gold for the crown.

For my 5 year old son, I went with the Child size for the beanie.

The second portion was the “Bobble Bearded Beanie” — http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bobble-bearded-beanie

I went ahead and used dark brown because it was a fun contrast.  I used the medium size.  I stitched it onto the beanie by fitting it on my son in the right part.  It turned out super cute.  Here are a few pics.

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I saw this guy on Pinterest and he was just so stinkin’ cute!

This guy is an example of Kawaii Amigurmi or “Cute” Amigurumi

Kawaii,  pronounced kah-why-ee, (similar to Hawaii but with a K) kawaii is a rough Japanese translation of “cute”.   You see a lot of little characters, food with smiles — anything “Cutesy”  — a word we use here in the south!

 

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Check him out on Ravelry!!!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/distinctly-batty

I used 9 MM eyes, just because that’s what I already had on hand — I don’t think it makes that much of a difference.  I also sewed on the wings and the ears — just to make him a bit more sturdy!

I added the cute heart like an example I saw on Pinterest!  He’s darling!

 

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I baaaaaaaaaaack my little chirpers!

I has been a long, trying summer — but I’m back in the saddle again.  Work has been crazy, my personal life a mess, but now I’m back.  I have several projects in the hopper I hope to finish this little guy tomorrow — He’s already started out super cute and I can’t wait to see how he turns out!   Little Red is so excited!  I need a quick fix and this guy sure hits the mark!

http://ea1701.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/a-distinctly-batty-post/

Come back tomorrow to see my finished project!!!!!  Until then

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I  made another set of baby shower gifts.  I went with the basket weave blanket this time in gray and teal.  It turned out very heavy and very cool.  It’s a pretty easy stitch once you get the hang of it.  I got the pattern from Ravelry.com here  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basket-weave-baby-blanket-3

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It really goes pretty quickly once you get going as well.

In addition I did another snuggler and a matching a matching cap as well!  I stuck with the gray and teal but also added some orange and purple.  I think they turned out super cute.

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