Friday, May 09, 2008

A few things today

First, my "E" blog. It is http://www.ericabunker.com/ Erica makes some beautiful things, and her wardrobe is nicer than anything you could buy ready-to-wear!


I also want to mention that E is for Etsy. Many of my fellow bloggers have Etsy shoppes. I hope to have one someday, too. (Dang, I gotta get working on that!) But I'd like to remind you that Etsy isn't just for finished handmade items. I have bought fabric, vintage patterns and buttons there, too! In fact, lately it's the first place I look for buttons.


And now on to Sew Crafty Friday! http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/ Why don't you pay Shereen a visit?


This is my first attempt at amigurumi. In fact, it's such a first attempt I don't know how to spell the word. Let me check...yeah, I think I got it right. I made an octopus, and I like the way she came out...even if it was a pain to sew on the tentacles. Here's the link: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70588AD.html

You have to sign up, but it's free and there are a lot of cool crochet patterns. There's knit stuff in there, too, of course!

That's a bow on her head, just so you know it's a 'she.' She is now living on a shelf in my dining room hutch. My husband likes her, and he works at the dining room table. So she can be his mascot.

12 comments:

The Happy Housewife said...

That is really cute. I don't knit or crochet, but I need to learn. The stuff everyone makes is adorable!
Toni

Wanda said...

Thanks for stopping by my post this morning ~~ Shadow is cute ~~ we are loving be retired and living in Southern CA close to our children and grandchildren.

I'll be back later to read you previous posts and check out your other blog.

Wanda

Debbie J. said...

SHE is cute! Will make a great mascot... You'd have a neat Etsy Shop.

Toni from NC said...

I can't crochet to save my life. But my mom is a wiz at it. Thanks for the link to the free crochet patterns; she'll love that.

The Nest Egg said...

This is so cute! I can only crochet a single and double stitch. I can't imagine following a pattern to "make" something. I'm always impressed with others projects. :)

Melinda

Terri & Crew said...

Clare, that turned out so cute! Great job :-).

Erica B. said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out!

Candace said...

Cute.
For some reason, knitting is easy to me, but crochet is something I just can't get the hang of.
I can't see where I'm supposed to go back into the stitch clearly.
hmmm...

Gail McCormack said...

What a little cuttie! Look forward to visiting your new Etsy Shop.
Thanks for visiting me, I've enjoyed my visit to you.

Becky said...

That's too cute! Now I have "Octopus's Garden" stuck in my head, though. :D

~*Mona*~ said...

That is adorable!

Your comment actually reminded me to put that info on my post as I had meant to! We got them from the same site, even though they are different octopuses.

Have a nice weekend!

~*Mona*~ said...

You know what,I thought they were different, but they are the same! You are much more creative than me, I don't think I could change a pattern confidentally like that! Great job!