One of the ladies from our knitting group has been given lots of yarn and books, booklets and some notions here and there from a family member whose mother-in-law passed away. She brought so many books and a few patterns one night for us to pick through.... Mom and I came home with several books with … Continue reading Holiday Toys in the Edenton Coffee House!
Happy Autumn, everyone! Are you ready for sweater-weather? Hot cocoa? Is your yarn basket full to the brim with Fall colors? This post is of previous projects, and toys that are hot off the needles. - Little Brother Saints Bear - For my uncle one Christmas I made a bear from the Simplicity bear pattern … Continue reading Autumn Has Arrived!
Happypotomas Number 5 - Materials and tools used: Hempathy yarn in multiple colors, US size 4 steel crochet hook, yarn/tapestry needle, polyester stuffing. The ends of yarn left from finishing off each individual motif were crocheted in as I went along, making life easier by not having to weave them all in when I was … Continue reading Happy Hippo # 5
This is Bertie. He is made with 100% Cotton yarn, and carefully stuffed with polyester fiberfill to make him cuddly and hug-able. Bertie is pretty much child-safe, as most of my toys are, meaning he has no buttons or small pieces that could come off and be a choking hazard. If you wish to be … Continue reading Bertie the Bear
"Can you make me a duck?" This was the text my uncle sent me one sunshiny day this past May as I was on my way to work. . "Sure, what colors?" And the adventure began. . I searched on Ravelry (my favorite pattern site, as you may know by now...), and found this one … Continue reading “Can you make me a duck?”
Yesterday was a beautiful day, for the first day of April 2017. I completely finished the mini hippo by adding the eyes, and I also finished the little cow I mentioned in my last post! Here are several pictures of the finished Mini Hippo: She was a popular piece at the Yearning for Yarn Shamrock … Continue reading A Beautiful Day in April
I decided to use a different yarn for my next Happy Hippo. Choosing the yarn was easy - Loops & Threads Woolike, because I have plenty of it. Choosing the colors.... not difficult, but I still changed my mind a couple of times trying to decided exactly which colors to use. I went with a … Continue reading Mini Happypotamus