Sunday, December 29, 2019

Shika the mythical deer bird crochet

Shika the mythical deer bird

This is definitely my favourite project so far!
I call her Shika which means gentle deer.
I made her from a wonderful book called
Unicorns, Dragons and more Fantasy Amigurumi
by Ilaria Caliri

A different view of my crocheted mythical deer bird that I named Shika.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies

Crochet snail and bee

I absolutely loved making this little honey bee
and the wee snail.
The bee is actually made of three parts.
The larvae stage with her hat
and her honey bee wings and body
which she can slide on when she wants to fly.

Crochet Honey Bee and Larvae

The snail pattern was from the wonderful book
 by Lydia Tresselt called
Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies.
She also sells individual patterns which 
includes the bee.

I can't wait to make some butterflies
and catterpillars.

Monday, April 29, 2019

a little crochet manatee for a little girl

This tiny manatee measures 4 inches long.
I wanted it to be little since it is for
a wee little girl whose daddy loves manatees.
I made this from a great free pattern
here on Ravelry 
Mini Manatee

Friday, February 15, 2019

a mint and grey crochet baby blanket

Ava's baby blanket
This cute baby blanket is for my first grandbaby.
The ridges are formed from working single crochets
into the back loop
 It is made from a
She has some wonderful patterns on her site
and generously shares a lot of them for free.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Crochet Dragon Scarf

Crochet Dragon Scarf

I loved making this dragon scarf.
I found the pattern in a book from my local library
called Crochet Ever After
by Brenda K. B. Anderson

It introduced me to some new techniques.
The construction of the head,
particularly the nostrils
was something totally new to me.
I also loved how the scales were formed
over 4 repeating rows involving 
2 different colours.
It's nice to learn some new techniques.

This dragon will go in a tickle trunk.
Canadians will probably know what that is
but for those who don't
the term comes from a 
TV show called Mr. Dressup
(played by the talented and gentle Ernie Coombs).
The famous trunk on the show contained
 an unlimited number of costumes which, 
when worn by the host, 
carried everyone into his imaginative adventure.

So I hope that the little girl 
that just entered my life
will find joy playing with this dragon.

Crochet Max from the Wild Things

 Who doesn't love Max!! I'm really happy with this cute little guy Pattern by Carla Mitrani  You can find her on Ravelry  Max Patter...