Thursday, November 3, 2011

going away (and thank you) present

My former teacher just moved to Morocco to open a hotel. What an adventure!!!
 I thought a nice little blue birdy would be a cheerful companion...paired up with some lovely music from the fabulous cellist, Sol Gabetta.
I made him using a pattern from Ana Paula Rimoli's book Amigurumi two. The original pattern is her branch mobile...i just made one little bird and one vine and made it loop so that it could be hung up in a window or maybe the rear view mirror. I hope he makes good company.
She was a wonderful teacher and i'm really wishing her luck with her hotel!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


My neighbor had a baby girl, and i wanted to make something special for her. she didn't turn out quite the way i wanted her to. her tummy is a little off-centered. hmm ;-?
now i just have to make it over there to give it to her...before she outgrows stuffed toys (cause thats how bad i am at getting stuff done)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

just for you

As i was pregnant last year and finishing my schooling (to be an educator), i found a bit of spare time after homework and before bed to make a few things for the little man.
I used a pattern (slightly modified by me) from Ana Paula Rimoli's book, Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet.
I was so happy with the results and i think the little man liked him, too!

addicted to crochet

i need to crochet everyday. i just need to. after some thought, i realized that there has been nearly no time over the last ten years that i could be found without a crochet hook in my hand or purse. i have had and still have other hobbies, but crocheting is by far my favorite. there is just so much to do and so little time these days.