Hoot! Hoot! Amigurumi Owls: In the Shop

I was on spring break last week and decided that I wanted to make an amigurumi owl for my son.  I mentioned on Facebook that I wanted to try and use Fresh Stitches Nelson the Owl pattern since it was so popular. Oh and I’m a little obsessed with owls at the moment.

Materials used:

Yarn: Red Heart with Love in Pewter, Navy, and Cornsilk. Caron One Pound in Off White and Sage. Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red.

Eyes: 12 mm craft eyes

Stuffing: Mountain Mist Fiberloft Polyester Stuffing

The first one turned out “okay,” especially considering this was my first time trying amigurumi. I knew I could do better though, especially in the sewing and assembly department. Part of the problem was I was so determined to finish it that I didn’t start assembling until 3 am and missed some steps. Oh and I had forgotten to give him ears initially.  Sesame (nickname for my son) didn’t care he loved it and was super excited.

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He loved it so much and dragged it all through the house with him, so I decided to make a smaller one that could go in his backpack when we’re out and about. I made it to coordinate with his new Thomas the Train backpack.

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At this point, I knew I wanted to redo his larger owl, so I spent a little time on Sunday getting started and then finished it up on Monday during and after nap time. He loves it and I finally felt comfortable enough to add it as a custom listing in the shop.

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Now I just have to make one for my office to match my other owl things and probably one for each of my nephews as well.

If you crochet, you can find the pattern for Nelson and Nel (tiny) at Fresh Stitches. I highly recommend purchasing the pattern from her shop. It was really easy to follow and their are lots of pictures, plus links to tutorials to help along the way.

If you don’t crochet, head over to my Etsy shop to order one in the colors of your choice.

Lace Headwrap: WIP Wednesday

I’m always working on something new, so when I started working on this blog I made sure to create a special category for these days.  Welcome to the first WIP (Work in Progress) Wednesday!

A few months ago, I got a great deal on this tabletop photo studio, so that I could start taking nicer pictures and not worrying about things being in the background. I decided to pull it out today. It came with fancy lights, but I didn’t try those out yet. Even without the fancy lights, I’m pleased with the outcome. On to the project…

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Spring is finally HERE! Let’s hope the weather starts to cooperate. I’m in Georgia and it’s still a bit frigid, especially in the morning and evening. In the hope that spring will visit soon, I’m working on a new item for the shop. A lace head wrap and I’m using Caron Joy yarn in Cerise. Sadly, this is a yarn that’s discontinued, so you can only get it in a few places and once it’s gone it’s gone.  It’s categorized as worsted weight, but is definitely a light one and it’s an acrylic/bamboo blend making it perfect for warmer weather.

I’ll be  sure to share pictures once I finish and of course the head wraps will be added to the shop shortly.

 

Wine Totes and Chain Scarves: In the Shop

Now that things are calming down I’ve finally had some time to start working on my Etsy shop again. This afternoon I added chain scarves and wine totes as new custom options.

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Wine totes come in your choice of off white, yellow, red, and sage. They are made from 100% cotton yarn, which makes them very sturdy and able to withstand cool liquids. If you’re going to a vineyard or want to give a hostess gift, these tote bags are perfect. Plus, they’re only $17 (plus shipping) and you can’t beat that price.

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I am all about accessories and scarves are one of my favorite accessories. I always miss them once the cold weather breaks and the sun peeks out. These lightweight chain scarves are perfect for spring and early summer, and will look great with pair of jeans and t-shirt. If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your outfit, a chain scarf is perfect. They come in a variety of colors, so be sure to check out the listing for more information.