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This had been a tuff week.  I had to fight a cold, so I didn’t spend too much time writing on my blog. I had all these projects in mind but everything had to be put aside until I felt better.  Now that I have won and defeated this flu (it took more than one battle),  I decided to celebrate my victory by making this cute horse amigurumi.

horse amigurumi

I love horses, and I wanted to make one for the longest time. I wanted it to be able to sit and stand but I didn’t want to make the project too difficult by putting joints, so I just sewed the legs on the side instead! I am so happy with this little plush, I think I am going to keep it for myself! (I always say that).

This little horse can sit, or stand,

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I just finished my first doll for the holidays, a little elf girl I have named Aleia! She is very cute, and pose very prettily! .

Elf girl, by Miss Dolkapots

Elf girl, by Miss Dolkapots

Sitting down.

Aleia likes to pose for the camera!

I really had a lot of fun creating this doll, and I cannot wait to make more cute crochet items for the holidays season!

Happy crocheting!

 

Here is a very easy tutorial to make a cute little rose. I use this kind of flower as a hair accessory for my amigurumi dolls, or plushes, but you can use it for any kind of craft projects that requires a flower.

What you need:
– 3 pieces of felt (colors of your choice, I used purple and pink for the petals, green for the leaves)
– glue gun, or fabric glue
– scissors

1. Cut two bands of the same length, 9.5 x 1.5 inch (your rose will be about 1.5″ in diameter).

2. Cut the two bands into arches as shown below:

3. Glue the two bands together, alternating the arches. Only glue the bottom part of the felt, as shown with the arrows. Do not glue the leaves.

4. Start rolling the band and glue the bottom part as you go along.

5. Start Pulling the petals outward one at a time, until you get the shape of a rose. You can squeeze it to flatten it a bit afterward. You can also cut the edges of the petals a bit if they need reshaping.

6. Cut 2 pieces of green felt in the shape of a leave, and glue them underneath the rose. You rose is done!

You can choose to make them at different sizes, use just one piece of felt instead of two different colors.  You can also cut your felt in the shape of triangles instead of arches if you want to make a different type of flower. Have fun with it!

I hope you find this tutorial useful, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

I stumbled upon some funny crochet memes while browsing the web, and I wanted to share them with you. Here are my favorites:

That would be me if I was to beg on the streets:

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Anybody that knows Tardar Sauce, the grumpy cat, will appreciate this one:

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This must have happened to any crocheters at list once:

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If people still don’t get the difference between crochet and knitting, you can always ask Ryan Gosling to come to the rescue:

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Who said that crocheting wasn’t a perilous task :

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This is every crocheter’s worst nightmare:

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You can take anything but ….

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At last but not least, the truth about crocheting:

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Happy crocheting 😉

I am from France, where people eat snail. I don’t eat them, I rather make crocheted ones. Here is my first attempt at making a snail, I called it Sluggy. I like him because he won’t eat my plants, or leave any foamy slug behind him.

Snail Crochet Pattern

Last Saturday I went to Hobby Lobby for the first time. I had heard of it from friends, and even though it has been opened for two years in my area, I never had the chance to check it out. It’s a retail store that sells craft supplies, fabrics, home decor, party supplies, a combination of Michaels, Jo-Ann, and Home Goods all in one. I was mostly interested in the craft supplies of course, I was told that there is a large diversity of yarn, and other items you can only find online.

this is quite a large store

this is quite a large store

I thought I had jumped  forward in time when I entered the store. There was two big isles dedicated to fall and thanksgiving. Pumpkins, scarecrows, autumn candles…  On the next turn I was surrounded by Christmas decorations, Christmas trees, and ornaments, tons of ornaments! it was a bit surreal, I am not exactly in the mood for the holidays yet! Nevertheless, this wasn’t what I came here for, so I headed right to the craft supplies area on the other side of the store.

Beautiful off season ornaments

Beautiful off season ornaments

It is quite a large store, and when you come there for the first time  it take some time to find what you are looking for. However, the salesperson was quite helpful, and quite knowledgeable about the products and their location. I went straight for the yarn!

Yarn heaven!

Yarn heaven!

More yarn heaven

More yarn heaven

Let me tell you that I wasn’t disappointed. There was a big variety of brands, and tons of colors to choose from. I found some metallic yarn I had been looking for and couldn’t find anywhere but online.

Bingo!

Bingo!

I even found some Alpaca yarn! I didn’t buy any because some dummy forgot her coupons. (I forgot to print them as usual) :/

Apalca for the win

Apalca for the win

Once I was done dancing around in the isle yarn, I headed to the dolls accessories. There, I found little hats, glasses, safety eyes of different colors, frog eyes, bear noses, bear joints, hair, and even clothing!

dress up your dolls!

dress up your dolls!

I bought 2 bags of safety eyes for 99 cents each (3 pairs of 9mm in blue, 2 pairs of 13mm  yellow). You cannot find these sets of color in other stores.

I am going to have a lot of fun with these

I am going to have a lot of fun with these

If you are a hobbyist, this is definitely the place to go. Airplanes models, drawing, painting, sculpting, baking, flower arrangement etc…. It doesn’t have as much fabrics as Jo-Ann, but there is still a nice selection!  I spent 2 hours there, and I didn’t even see the time go by. I was like a kid in a candy store, I wanted to buy everything!

I will still go to Jo-Ann and Michaels, because it’s closer to where I live, but I will definitely go back to buy supplies that I cannot find anywhere else.

To find is there is a Hobby Lobby in your region, you can search on the Store Locator.

 


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