Puppy Dog Pals

Another one that was impossible to make without the theme running through my head!

I got an order for just one of the puppies, but decided to make them both so I could write a pattern for them (and have them for a picture.)

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But then I got another order for the other one, so it all worked out!

You can check out the pattern here. 
Happy Friday, Everyone!

More little Pokemon!

These are quickly becoming my favorite things to crochet! When they announced the new game coming out, I decided right away to crochet one of the new starters. I’d settled on Sobble, but I didn’t have the yarn colors for it, but I did gave the colors for Grookey! Therefore:

 

I also made a Bounsweet on my husband’s insistence. “They look like they’d be easy to make,” he said. So I decided to make him one for Valentine’s day. (I know, it was a LONG time ago, but I’m only doing one post a week, so I’ve gotta pick my post timing, here.)

 

Happy Friday, Everyone!

 

Pillows!

I’ve gotten a couple of pillow orders lately! The first is a style that I’ve made before, but in the Alabama colors, since it’s an elephant:

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The same customer ordered a Longhorn pillow to use as a gift. I’m pretty pleased with how this one came out! It was pretty touchy for a while as I was making it, and I wasn’t sure if it would come out looking good. But it did!

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Lately, I got an order from a woman whose cat died recently. She showed me a picture of a black cat with stark orange eyes and asked me to make a pillow in resemblance to him. This one was tricky because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to shape him. I started off with a more 3D head before realizing it looked awkward in pillow-form. I also made the body square, which was more realistic, but it just didn’t look good. So I unraveled it all and decided to go for a bulkier design, which I  think came out cute! And she ended up loving it, too.

Bonus: a family member’s rabbit fell sick, so I asked if there was anything I could make for her. But my family member has two rabbits, so when he asked for a blanket, I decided to make one for both of them. Couldn’t leave one left out! You can’t read the writing too well on the black-and-white, but it says “Bear,” the bunny’s name.

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I Crocheted my Hairstylist

My hairstylist is great. My husband and I both use him, and haven’t gone to anyone else in years. We go together when we get our hair cut, and he makes us laugh the whole time (as well as doing a great job with our haircuts.) I always bring him something extra as a tip, whether it’s some tea or snacks or something crocheted. One time I made him a retro tissue-holder, because when he learned I could crochet, that’s what he wanted. Our last visit, I offered to make him a little replica of himself! This is he:

When he said he’d like one, he made it clear that we wanted a little bald spot on the top like what he has. So I had to oblige. I also got his permission to post his photos to the internet!

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Tidbits!

I’ve done a little tidbit post before, and it’s about time for another one. Tidbits is where I like to post the obscure stuff that wouldn’t normally get their own post. Like, for example, a crocheted plane keychain.

This one’s actually a little funny because it says “Spanair” on it and it actually went to Spain! I should have let it fly itself. Those shipping costs are horrendous!

Also, this is a little Spriggan from Final Fantasy. Another custom order. I was pretty pleased with the fuzziness of the yarn, which I managed to accomplish by combing it out with a wire brush like I did with my eevees a few posts back. When I asked if she wanted it to be fuzzy, she gave me the choice. It’s more work to comb out all the yarn, but I think it looks better this way, so I couldn’t pass it up!

And lastly, a blanket! This one was a re-creation of one of my client’s kid’s blankets that got destroyed. I tried to match it as closely as I could for those sentimental brownie points.

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That’s it for tidbits. Happy Friday, Everyone!

Five Foot Alligator

I feel like there’s some supremely catchy song-themed pun that I am severely missing right now, but I can’t think of it! Therefore: the title of this post is “five foot alligator,” which is exactly what I crocheted.

This one was for a young boy that has many of my crocheted amigurumi (and a little of my heart). He wanted an alligator “as big as Nana!” which I find just adorable. Luckily, his Nana and I are the same size, so it was easy to measure.

It was NOT so easy to crochet! But very worth it in the end. I love this photo I have of it sitting in the car on the way to be delivered.  I almost buckled him in!

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Happy Friday, Everyone!

(P.S. I figured it out! It should have been “Mashed potato! Five-Foot Allogato!”)

Pink Panther

This is one I never thought I’d do! Pink Panther is one of those cool retro characters that I was pretty excited about. He took me way longer to make than he should have because I had reservations about his nose, but overall, he came out ok!

The one problem with crocheting him, though, was that I could NOT stop humming his theme! So catchy! So Saxophoney! Forever in my head.

Happy Friday, Everyone!