Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hamster in a Cup Amigurumi + Our New Kitty Domino!

I loved using this pattern by sweees.
It's not just adorable it's usable. Under the hamster the cup can be used as a trinket box.

A few months ago we got a cat! For years my kids have wanted either a cat or a dog. So when my husband and I drove his brother (and his cat) to the vet and saw an adorable kitten for adoption we had to save him. One of the vet's assistants had found him in her yard following her cat around meowing at her. She lives next to the freeway... I don't even want to think about what could have happened to him. Poor baby! So she rescued him and brought him into the office and nursed him back to health and there he stayed for a few months. As soon as we saw him we knew we had to take him home!
When we brought him back into the office to get more of his shots done the assistant who found him came into see him and was really choked up. She loves him too but already had too many cats at home so she couldn't keep him herself.


We named him domino because he's black and white and has an almost perfect circle dot on his belly. He's a really quirky cat! He loves to stick out his tongue.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cat's in Costume



Here's a project that took me a long time to finish. The patterns were in Chinese and were handwritten and photographed (so no google translate for me). She made some easy to figure out charts though. It was called "Dressing Bears" but I changed them to cats since I have a whole lot of cat's eyes to use up. I have quite a few different patterns I downloaded from her website all for these adorable bears in costume. Silent Dolls's Nest

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh! Poop! My poor abandoned blog.

Oh! My poor abandoned blog. It’s been forever since I’ve made a post. I just haven’t been doing as much crafting as I used too. So that being said I’m changing this blog from being mostly about crafting to a general everyday blog. It’s still going to have craft topics but it will also have a whole lot more!
Let’s start this revamped blog off with a topic that no one likes to talk about. That’s right… POOP. I’m talking here about the dog variety. I walk with my youngest son to school every day. It’s a nice short walk (although uphill). The problem we’ve been facing for the last month is DOG POOP. Some incredibly shameless person keeps letting their dog go poop on the sidewalk and then doesn’t have the decency to clean it up. Obviously they should be cleaning up after the dog but if they are not willing to do that at least keep the dog from taking a poop on the sidewalk. Have them do it in a yard!! Their own yard would be the best!! Every day there is a new poop land mine out there just waiting for us. It’s been a real miracle we’ve managed not to step in anything yet so I’m not sure why this bugs me as much as it does.
We live in a nice neighborhood (renting a house cheap from my sister in-law). Everyone takes nice care of their properties. Who could be doing this? My guess is one of the stuck up ladies living around here can’t be burdened with cleaning up after their animal. I’ve seen countless numbers of them walking around. At least half of them don’t bother to put the dog on the leash, yet they carry the lease around with them. I just don’t understand how someone could be so audacious. I mean they walk the same route with their dog every day. I hope they end up stepping in it. I have yet to catch them in the act and I really don’t know what I’d do if I did. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to follow them home with said poop and leave it on their front stoop. I wouldn’t have the nerve. Honestly I’m not sure I would have the nerve to even say anything to them. What would you do? Oh! That’s a great topic for that show on ABC “What Would You DO”! Ha!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Three new cuties!




Surprise.. Surprise! I've been busy crafting... :)
First up is Rawr!
I seriously love this pattern from MrFox.

Second we have Carrot Bunny by Stripeyblue. I altered the pattern on this a lot.

and lastly we have this lovely Octopus from 零起点魔法玩偶 (Beginners Magic Dolls)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting for Spring to Arrive

I am so tired of winter! Mother nature is playing a trick on us here in Portland this year. It is going to snow here tonight! Snow this late in February is really rare for us.
I've been so ready for spring I couldn't help but make some fresh springy amigurumi. I originally started out making a snail for a swap at Ravelry but I loved it so much that I made another for myself. The white on the snail shell glows in the dark and so does the leaf one of the snails is sitting on. The mushroom didn't turn out as well as I expected but it was fun to make.

I've also made a purple bunny (it's the year of the rabbit now!).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The good the bad and the adorable.

This has been such a busy fall! I've been working really hard trying to raise as much money as I can for my son's 8th Spanish class trip to Spain in June. The class is going to spend 2 weeks there with host families and take spanish classes. Plus they get to go on tours of the area and visit some really nice looking beaches. I'm really excited for him! He worked very hard on his application. Only 18 of the students will be picked to go so we are anxiously awaiting the final pick.
In other news.. My husband is out of a job. The crappy economy forced Hollywood video to bankrupt! My husband worked at it's corporate office. So now he's on unemployment and there are just no jobs available in his field (real estate lease administration). I think I'm going to have to go back to work after being a stay at home mom for almost 9 years! It's scary!! I have absolutely no idea what I want to do. The last job I had was working as a R-Zone (electronics/video games) department manager for Toys R Us and before that I worked in a department store for almost 5 years. I'm not sure if I really want to go back into retail.
Anyhow here are a few projects that I've worked on lately.
Sitārā the blue elephant. The pattern was Padma by Dawn Toussaint.

Yet to be named purple monkey. The pattern was Manuel the Monkey by Dawn Toussaint.


Sea buddies. The pattern was 27-3K Whale, Frog & Seagull Amigurumi
by Pierrot. A Japanese pattern.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Neat craft forum

I found a really neat craft forum. It's in Chinese but it translates pretty well with google translate. They have sections for knitting/crochet, beading, embroidery, sewing, paper crafts and more.
Check it out! DIY CLUB