Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Crochet-Along Pandas

Last week I finished up my panda for the Craftzine Crochet-Along. The pattern was made by the fantastic Tamie Snow from Roxycraft. She made some wonderful video tutorials that really helped with the crocheting process.
My panda was looking pretty lonely so I reduced the pattern down a bit and made her a lil baby. I also made a bamboo twig (they need to eat right).
Today they announced the giveaway winners and I won a signed copy of Tamie's Tiny Yarn Animals! Yay!!! All the pandas everyone made at the flicker group were so adorable!!
Dead computer update: Last time I blogged I was in the process of shipping my computer to the Gateway Repair Center... What a pain!!! Computer's are so hard to ship. Finding a box it would fit in was terrible. On the bright side it only took 4 days for the package to reach the Repair Center (gotta love FedEx) and the repair center only spent 3 days with it and mailed it back. It should arrive here on the 1st! I cannot wait!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sea Critters & the Dead Computer!

Last month I joined an amigurumi swap group at Ravelry. That months theme was Sea Animals. My swap partner made me some adorable fishies that were her very own pattern. ^^ So for my swap I made an Orange Sea Otter from Amigurumi Collection Vol.7 and a baby Sea Turtle from Amigurumi Two, Crocheted Toys for Me, You and Baby Too. I loved how the Sea Otter turned out! So I made another one. This time in blue! I also made a little basket to put him in. The pattern was a free pdf from Pierrot.

Last week my computer started to freeze up and then completely died on me! Luckily I had enough warning to back up all my files. It's still under warranty and I have to mail it to Gateway for repairs.... this is going to take forever. Right now I'm on my kids Mac.. I can also use my husband's Dell (he has a suckish mouse ><). I still miss mine though.. it's just not the same. Also I cannot play FFXI since my husband plays. Taking turns is not so much fun.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Come Join Craftzine's first Crochet-Along: Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi

CRAFT: Crochet-Along

This month Craftzine will hold it's very first Crochet-Along! The pattern that will be followed is Fuzzy Panda Amigurumi from Tamie Snow author of Tiny Yarn Animals.
The first lesson with Tamie starts on Sept 7th at Noon PST.
Visit Craftzine for more information including the pattern and list of materials.
You can also join the Crochet-Along Flickr Group to upload your photos and to join in on discussions. They will be having random giveaways to participants who upload photos in the Flickr group. Prizes include: signed copy of Tamie's book, Tiny Yarn Animals, Feltique by Brookelynn Morris, CRAFT T-shirts, and Lion Brand Yarn!
This sounds like so much fun!!!!!!! Please pass the word around!