Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I made an owl before, from a pattern by Ana Paula Rimoli. But I wanted to make one to sell on Etsy so I needed something original. I had chosen my own colors before, so there are some similarities to those before, and similarities to Rimoli's because they are both still amigurumi, but other than that, there are a lot of original details and I did not follow her pattern. In my pattern I added a couple ears, chose a different type of eyes, crocheted a beak instead of embroidering one, improvised a feathery kind of wing, made the bottom flat so that it stands better, and added cute little chain feet. It's on Etsy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Batik Dot Messenger Bag with Knitted Outside Pocket with Crocheted Octopus

This is one of those projects that came to me in a series of small inspirations. First I was going to decorate a pre-made canvas lunch bag. So I knitted the pocket and improvised a crocheted octopus for the pocket. It just was not working out, the lunch bag could not live up to the cuteness of its own pocket. So then I thought I might make a tote for it, then I remembered the dot batik fabric which matched the pocket perfectly with its ocean-y color and bubble goodness. Then I remembered the messenger bag pattern I had and it all came together. I so want to keep it! But more than that I need to sell something! I can make another, or several, eventually I'll get one, lol. The fabric is really special and handmade, not printed (but it is store bought.) I did all the knitting, crocheting and sewing myself.

Saturday, April 2, 2011