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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Life Update

Right, so I haven't simply just posted in a while so, I thought that I would. As per normal my life has been crazy... Work harder than I expected blah, blah, blah. I have posted about it before so no point in rehashing the past.

I do have a fun update though! As some of you may know I gave my work colleges little amigurumis when I thought that I was leaving the company... well.... Now people are starting to order my stuff! I have already done two orders one of an alcoholic pig and another of an artist dragon. It was so much fun working on these orders (pics to come at one point... possibly)! It is nice to have a reason to craft, rather than just starting a bunch of random projects.

I also have a new order for a little kitty ^_^. I am going to make her a cool little house to go along and a milk bowl. I am so excited to start this project, but first I am going to relax for the weekend!

This weekend my Mom is visiting and so are my boyfriend's parents because there is a festival in Leiden called 3 October aka Leidsonzet. Basically we celebrate Leiden's liberation from the Spanish by eating a kind of mashed potato-like-thing and drink too much beer. It is our parent's first time in the celebration and I am happy that they are going to be here!

That's all from me for now!

xxx

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cuppy The Alien




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Cuppy the Alien

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So I have been shamefully neglecting my blog, but I have put up a new pattern for all of you. I was inspired to make an alien from an amigurumi along in Raverly! I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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Materials= I colour of yarn, 2 safety eyes

Hook = Whatever you like! The smaller the hook & yarn the smaller your alien etc.etc.etc.

CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
ST= Stitch
FO = Finish Off
DEC = Decrease

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Feet (make one)

Foundation = Magic ring 6 (if you don’t know what a magic ring is please find a tutorial here. This is the tutroial I learnt from and it is awesome ^_^)
Round 1= 2 SC in each ST around
Round 2= 1 SC in the next ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 3= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Rounds 4 -7= SC around ((Don’t forget to stuff the foot!))
Round 8= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 9= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 10= DEC around - till 6 st left
Round 11-17= SC around

Now make one more foot(2 in total now), however do not FO!

Now CH 6 with the second foot at the end of round 17...

Round 18= Attach the foot with the CH6 to the other foot with a SC. Now SC around the entire thing (both legs and the little bridge connecting them.
Round 19-25= SC around
Round 26+= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC till you only have 6 ST ((Don’t forget to stuff the body!))

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Head

Continuing from your body & legs piece….

Round 1= 2 SC in each ST around
Round 2= 1 SC in the next ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 3= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 4= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 5= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 6-12= SC around ((Putting in your safety eyes here is a good idea!))
Round 13= 1 SC in the next 4 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 14= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 15= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then DEC - do this till end of round ((Don’t forget to stuff!))
Round 16= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 17+= DEC till end of work & CH 6 then, FO

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Arms (make 2)

Foundation = Magic ring 6
Round 1= 2 SC in each ST around
Round 2= 1 SC in the next ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 3= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 4= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then SC twice in next ST - do this till end of round
Round 5-11= SC around
Round 12= 1 SC in the next 3 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 13= 1 SC in the next 2 ST then DEC - do this till end of round ((Don’t forget to stuff!))
Round 14= 1 SC in the next 1 ST then DEC - do this till end of round
Round 15-27= SC around
FO and flip one side of the little ball you have for the hand in. This forms the little cup for his hands. If you want to you can add a little stitch to keep it together, but there is really no need.

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Sew everything together and there you go your own little cuppy alien.

Optional - To make the arms move – When sewing the arms to the body first thread a single piece of wire through the body, place the arms over it & sew them to the body.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Teasing my Spoilie.....

Hahahahahha *pokepokepoke*



Okay, this swap is getting to me... too much false power etc.etc.etc.