After receiving several requests to sell my items, I am excited to announce that I will be selling finished items and also taking custom orders in my new Product Shop. So far I have a few items that are in stock and ready to ship, but more will be added in the coming weeks. What… Continue reading Shop Announcement!
As I write more on this blog, it’s fun to go back and look at some of my early photos and compare them to my photos now. Today’s Throwback Thursday post is highlighting the improvement in my photography skills. Then: Photo from early 2016 of a stuffed beagle from the book Ami Ami Dogs by… Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Photography
This was one of my first crochet projects, crocheted at age 6. It was supposed to be a scarf, but it ended up being only 31 inches long. This scarf is full of so many mistakes: I couldn’t keep my ends straight, I crocheted in the back loops only, the tension is uneven and as… Continue reading Throwback Thursday- First Crochet Projects
Today in honor of Star Wars Day, I’m sharing photos of my finished Star Wars graphgan blanket. After about 18 months I finally finished the blanket back in December, just in time to give to my Dad for Christmas. The pattern I used is Ahookamigurumi’s Star War blanket. The squares I made are (from top… Continue reading Finished Project Friday – Star Wars Blanket
Following yesterday’s post on the Top 5 Yarns For Beginners, here are the Top 5 Worst Yarns For Beginners. These yarns can be problematic even for more experienced crocheters. 1. Lion Brand Homespun This yarn is one of the most hated yarns, even for experienced crocheters. It’s a single ply yarn and single ply yarns… Continue reading Top 5 Worst Yarns For Beginners
Choosing yarn as a beginner can be daunting, there are tons of brands, colors and weights to choose from. At first, a medium weight (no. 4) acrylic yarn in a light color is best. Acrylic slides better on the hook, and a light color allows you to see your stitches better. All of the yarns… Continue reading Top 5 Yarns For Beginning Crocheters
These were my first 6 attempts (in order of when I made them) at making dogs from the book Ami Ami Dogs . The first one I made is the all-white one on the left. They were also some of my first attempts at making amigurumi. Which dog do you think looks the… Continue reading Throwback Thursday- First Attempts At Amigurumi