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How many of you enjoy The Legend of Zelda games?  ALL of you?  I love them.  Ocarina of Time is my favorite, followed by Twilight Princess.

It was the love of Twilight Princess that I created this hat.  I love this hat.  Presenting… the Twilight Princess-inspired Legend of Zelda Triforce Link hat!

Take this with you!

Take this with you!

This is me, modeling the Link hat.  I looks like a typical slouchy hat, but it really isn’t.  Behold!  The back!

It's really rather long.

It’s really rather long.

I’m of average height, so this thing is really long.  Want another picture?

How about from the side?

How about from the side?

This is the hat from the side, so you can see where it sits on your head and where it’ll end.  It’s a really nice hat and I think I’ll be wearing it this fall and winter.  I decided to use Twilight Princess as the inspiration because it’s a little less eye-searing green and a little more grungy, foresty green.  If you look, you can see I put the Xs on the side for authenticity.  The band is made to look like ribbing so it’ll fit better on the head.

Want to see the Triforce up close?  Sure, you do!  Here it is:

Power, Wisdom, and Courage

Power, Wisdom, and Courage

This puppy is made to order.  This is the only one I have made!  If you’d like to order one, head on over to my shop on Storenvy!

 

The cost is $45 + shipping + tax.  And please keep in mind that these are made after you order.  It takes a little time to make them, so you have to be patient.

Coming soon: Navi.

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Custom Orders on Elemental Sprites Special Update

If you would prefer to have a custom order on the sets of Elemental Sprites, these are the buttons for you!

All orders are technically custom orders, but these specific buttons are for you if I do not have the yarn you are looking for.  Previously, I chose a yarn for you or you chose from the stock I have.  In this case, these are for you if I do not have the yarn that you want in stock.  It’s a little more per set to cover a tidbit of the cost of yarn.  I’m not charging for the full price of the yarn because I will be using it in other projects.  It’s only a very small fraction to help cover the cost.

Elemental Sprite Set of 4 - Custom Yarn

Elemental Sprite Set of 4 – Custom Yarn

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These little guys are $20 + shipping and tax.

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Elemental Sprite Set of 5 – Custom Yarn

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These little buddies are $25 + shipping and tax.

I hope you enjoy the immense customization of these.  They’re great learning tools for families with smaller children who want to learn about the elements.  Please keep in mind that, for now, I’m only offering ones with button eyes.  These are not intended for children under 3 years old as the eyes can be chewed off by sharp baby teeth and can pose a choking hazard.  I plan on getting safety eyes for the little ones a bit later.

Elemental Spirits Now Available!

And here we are, folks!  For the first time ever, I am offering something for sale!

You have a few options.  Pricing is below the images!  These prices are only for sets where I either choose the yarn I will use or I already have the yarn in stock.  If I have to buy the yarn, the price will be higher.  If you have questions about all the types of yarn, please email me: lilys.little.loops@gmail.com

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Elemental Sprite Set of Four

These little guys come in a set of four: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water.  $15 + shipping and tax!  They come in all sorts of yarns; this is only one option.  Ladybug not included.

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Elemental Sprite Set of Five

Here is the set of five: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.  These ones are $20 for the set + shipping and tax!

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There are several options available for the type of yarn you’d like.  Below are just a few for two of the elements.  Keep in mind that these are all from the same pattern, require the same amount of time and yarn.  The only difference is the size of the yarn.  Some yarn is thinner, some thicker, and sometimes I will double up on yarns to make it fun.  Or I will double up if the yarn is fuzzy.

water optionsThis is Water.  The one on the left is a variegated yarn that’s rather thin.  The one on the right is doubled in blue sparkly yarn and white.

spirit optionsThis is Spirit.  The one on the left is doubled up with black yarn and white yarn with gold thread.  The one on the right is thick black yarn.

earth-1This is Earth.  This little guy is made with tan yarn and some brown fuzzy yarn.  I like him because he’s fuzzy.

If you’d like to purchase them singly, the cost is $5 + shipping and tax, but I haven’t set that up yet.  Most of the interest has been in the sets.

Please keep in mind that I make these to order.  They take a bit to complete.

Happy shopping and thank you for your interest!  Any questions?  Contact me at lilys.little.loops@gmail.com or find me on Facebook!

Little Drops of Rain

And earth and air and fire.

This is my newest project: Elemental Spirits!

These little guys come from a free pattern based off of Wendy the Water Drop, found on Ravelry.  I started making them for a secret project that I can’t tell anyone about until I can make it official.  So stay tuned for that!

Here, in all their amigurumi glory, is Water Spirit and Earth Spirit!

Elemental Spirits

Water and Earth all cozied up on a lovely autumn blanket.

I didn’t have any safety eyes, so I opted for buttons.  I have a lot of buttons.  I’d like to get some safety eyes and do some with those, but that purchase is a little far on the calendar at the moment.

For those that do not crochet, these little guys will be up for sale.  Or, at least, a rendition of them.  I plan on making several different styles of these in all of the elements to give people a choice!  Pricing will come after I have a little stash to show all of you.

 

A Home for an iPad

I was running to the car the other day after class, my husband right beside me.  We wanted to get home!  I had forgotten that I had put about half a cup of coffee in the bag where I kept my iPad.

Thank goodness it was a hard case!  Coffee everywhere!  Now my iPad case is covered in coffee stains and it stinks of stale brew.  I can’t use it.  It saved my iPad but I can’t use my case anymore.  It’s gross!

So I did what any self-respecting crochet-a-holic does.  I made my own case.

And here it is.

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Using on HDC and DC, with SC up the two sides to close it up, I made myself a little bag for my iPad.  It’s not the cleanest.  It’s not the best.  But it’s plush because I used LionBrand Jiffy Thick & Quick yarn!  It worked up FAST!  I did the handles with DC during class.

I might have to get more thick yarn to make myself a little purse.  I’m loving this thing!

To Boldly Go Where No Coffee has Gone Before.

This is my surprise!  Well, not the pattern I’ve been working on.  But between school, zoo visits, lab experiments, and other such need-to-dos, I haven’t really been working too much on my surprise pattern.  I know I’m running behind, but I’ve still got time before the thing is due.  Yarnbombing takes a while, I think.

So, since my daughter has a crush on Leonard Nimoy, I thought I’d take the time to make a cup sleeve to honor her undying love for a guy who is 80-something to her year and a half.

So, Leonard, this is for you.  This is for Spock.

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Spock has come for coffee. Let Picard keep his tea, Early Gray, hot.

So here are two of my completed cup sleeves.  They keep your entire drink warm and toasty, rather than just a little slice of it like those coffee cup belts.  It works for cold drinks, too!  I used them for iced coffee and lattes so my hands don’t get wet with condensation.  It’s really nice not to have to wipe your hand on your pantleg every time you put your cup down.  So this works as an insulator to keep the ice from melting as fast, as well as a built-in towel since it’s made with sturdy acrylic yarn.  I haven’t tried cotton yet to see what that does.  I don’t have as much cotton yarn as I do acrylic.

So here are the cups.  The combadge from Star Trek is not my creation.  I got the pattern from here: Birds of a Feather Star Trek Badge crochet pattern.

Enjoy!

Full-length Coffee Sleeve Now Available!

If you’re like me, you go to college.  You wander campus and see lots of people wearing school pride on their shirts, shorts, pants, bags, and what-have-you.

Why not your coffee cup?

Since I go to Purdue University, I thought I’d start there.  Other colleges will be available, too!  The next one I want to do is Indiana University, since I went there at one time, too.

Here is the Purdue cup sleeve in all its glory!

Spirited cup sleeve

For when you want your cup to have spirit.

I followed the same pattern that I used for the previous cup, only I joined in different colors.  Purdue’s colors are black and gold, so I happened to have that yarn handy.  Voila!  A spirited cup sleeve to keep my coffee nice and warm.

I gave the other cup sleeve a test run today and, I must say, it works great!  I like to get my coffee extra hot (who needs taste buds!) but it often became too cool for my liking shortly after getting it.  I was using the atypical cup belt (I refuse to call it a sleeve any longer) so the coffee above and below the belt grew cold very quickly.  Don’t even get me started on the temperature of the coffee near the end!  ICE-COLD, PEOPLE.

So I rectified that.  And I am very happy with the results.

Whenever I get around to opening an Etsy store, this will go for $5 plus shipping!

I’m so happy to have a quick and easy project to do when doll making is getting on my nerves.