Cyborg

I have a friend who’s a Cyborg fan, and he had a birthday coming up, sooooo…

I’m pretty pleased with how this one came out! Also, I’m pretty pleased with the pictures I took, because I toyed around with lighting. It’s not perfect, but I have some before and after pics showing the improvement.

This was the first pic I took:

And then I played around with it and got the others! Which I think are much better. Back on topic, though, I gave Cyborg a little gun!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

 

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Tiamat!

Oooh, am I proud of this one. Be prepared to be loaded with pictures. So many, in fact, that I’m going to add a “read more” line so this post doesn’t clog up the main blog page. But there’s so much to present! First things first, meet Tiamat:

 

This is the five-headed dragon mother from D&D. But the fun part about the crocheted piece is that not only does she have five heads, but each head is unique.

Each head has its own horns, ear shape, and frill/back spikes to made it different from all of the others.

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Green Arrow

Recently, a family friend’s son celebrated his first birthday! His family is a fan of superheros, and his name is “Archer,” so naturally, I decided to make him the Green Arrow as a gift.

This one has a little bit of utility. His hood is removable!

He has a bow!

…Actually, that’s the end of the ‘utility.’

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Elephant Pillow

Holy crud! It’s been almost two months!

But I guess that makes sense. Life has been a little crazy lately, and I needed a break from blogging, but I haven’t taken a break from crocheting! I’ll be continuing my schedule of updates every Friday, so stay tuned. 😉

As for this week, I present to you:

THIS ELEPHANT PILLOW!

This little one was sitting in my house awaiting the person who ordered it when my niece came to visit. She’s only two, so I told her she couldn’t play with it, but she could feel free to pet it if she wanted. She was so good, and I could see from her awed expression that she really liked it even though she couldn’t play with it, so she’ll be getting one of her own on her birthday!

As for the person it belongs to, I really hope they can enjoy it! It’s a soft yarn so it’s super comfy.

Happy Saturday, Everyone!

Spyro

Spyro is a dragon that’s been near and dear to my heart since I was little. The classic Spyro games were some of my very first, and even after I’d won them all, I’d spend HOURS just messing around as the little dragon. So when someone approached me about making one, I was thrilled to have a shot at crafting the little dragon!

And I think he came out pretty well!

I actually made a pretty big mistake while I was crafting him: my customer wanted him to be 9″ tall, but I forgot to calculate the horns when making him, so he ended up a whopping 14″.

The felt eyes are also new for me. Up until now, my eyes have either been buttons or crocheted, so I was pretty nervous about the idea of cutting them out. (Drawing is not my strong suit.) But it actually worked fairly well! Here’s a picture of him in the shop where I sent him off. The lighting’s not great, but I think it shows how well he stands up on his own.

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the outcome! After sharing the pictures online, I already got two more orders from other Spyro lovers. It’s good to be able to pass on something like this to someone I know will appreciate it.

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Piggy Bank!

It’s a piggy! It’s a bank! And yes, it actually holds money.

This little guy has been floating around in my mind for some time. I was thinking it’d be really cute to make a little crochet piggy bank. And I was right!

When I told some friends about the idea, they asked “Doesn’t it get droopy? I figured it would, but I was surprised by how little it does! The picture below is the pig without stuffing (or money.) Of course, the head and legs are stuffed, so the only hollow part is the middle.

Overall, I think he’d make a perfect little gift, especially for young kids or babies. But because I’m keeping him for personal use, he has a plug on the bottom that has to be unraveled to get the money out, and can be re-crocheted when he’s ready to hold more!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Rubik’s Blanket!

I’m excited to share this one! I’ve been working on this for months as a custom order, and I was thrilled when I was finally done with it!

It’s meant to look like a 3D Rubik’s Cube, and I think I did the job well! It’s a queen size – my biggest blanket yet – so I have plenty of pictures of it. Including works-in-progress:

And it was a mess to tie in all the loose ends; there were so many color changes!

Overall, I was pretty pleased with the result. And it’s so soft! This was one order I was proud to deliver.

Happy Friday, Everyone!