August 26, 2016

Amigurumi bunny


So I’ve been dabbling a little but into crochet these days. What I like about crochet as compared to sewing and papercrafting is that all I  need is a needle and yarn and I can do it anywhere, anytime! There are many times when I’m too tired to sit at a table and sew, or gather my papercrafting supplies and then I just pick my needle and yarn to crochet peacefully.

I found this bunny pattern on Happy Berry’s site. It was so much fun to make this! I still need to get better at sewing the limbs together and placing them right. The way it is right now, it can’t sit on it’s own. It needs some support. This was my first pattern where I switched colors mid-way. That was a good learning experience. I don’t have the safety eyes nor do I like the stitched eyes. Instead I use the googly eyes – which I’ve a lot of! I used a medium weight size 4 yarn with a 3.5mm crochet needle.

August 1, 2016

40th Birthday

knk zing, minc, foil, 40th birthday

The inspiration for the background came from here. I wanted to recreate the background. So I created a polka dot SVG in MTC and cut it out in blue using KNK Zing. Then added a layer of red to bottom. Using a white gel pen, I added some dots around the circles. The sentiment happy is hand cut and hand written; then adhered on a twine. 40th was first cut using KNK Zing then covered in glue using Zig glue pen and foiled with the Minc. Love how it turned out! The sentiment “birthday” is from a Stampendous stamp set.

  • Stamps: Stampendous birthday wishes
  • KNK zing, Minc, gold foil, white gel pen, Recollections paper