I’m on Facebook and Storenvy!

Good neeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwws, everyone!

I’m on Facebook!  Come and take a gander at my page.  I tend to update that a little more often than the blog.  I always feel like I have to have something substantial on the blog before I post it.  On Facebook I’ll post up little things and sneak peeks as to what I’m working on at any given time.

Come on over and give it a look!  Just click on Lily’s Little Loops and you’re on your way.

 

As you know, I have a Storenvy Shop.  Over there you can order so much more easily than you can through the blog.  Best part is that it’s free for me!  So I don’t have to calculate all the fees that Etsy would’ve given me.  Less money goes to a giant website business and more of that goes to the one single person making all the crochet items you see on this blog and my Facebook page.

The best part is that I’ve linked my shop directly to my Facebook page!  How awesome is that!

It’s so exciting for me to be able to offer all of you several different ways to get to know me and my products.  I have a lot of fun making them, so don’t be afraid to order!

May you always find rupees in your tall grass, friends.

It’s that Time!

As you can see I’ve done a big overhaul of the blog.

First, I have a new shop page!  Now all the items I’m currently offering are listed there on my Storenvy shop!

Second, I’ve changed the overall look of the place.  I’m really enjoying the new header.  Thanks to my husband and a past customer for agreeing to let me use their mugs on my blog!

I’m hooking up some Star Trek cup cozies in different colors to showcase for all of you.  I hope to get them done over the weekend.  I do have a final exam on Saturday, after all.

Stay awesome, you guys!  Now it’s time to hook it up!

Rupee Earflap Hat — Fresh Off the Hook

I love earflap hats.  Almost every hat I wear has earflaps.

I love The Legend of Zelda.  I own quite a few of the games and my daughter likes to watch Windwaker Link crawl around and make funny noises.

So I’ve decided to combine these two things into one.  But what would I use for earflaps?  It’s not like Link’s hat has them.  I’ve seen others that make the pointy ears on the sides but I wanted something different.

Something worth … tall grass.  That’s it!

Introducing the Rupee Earflap Hat!

From the front on an icy winter day.

From the front on an icy winter day.

Meet Gertrude!  She’s my new styrofoam head.  It makes placement of the Triforce a little easier than trying to pin it to the hat while I’m wearing it.  I don’t really want a forehead piercing, thanks.

It was a lot of fun to make this.  The beanie is simple enough.  I’ve made Triforces before.  But the earflaps had me stumped.  I had no idea how to make a diamond shape.  But then I remembered that a diamond is two triangles attached at the bottom.  So there we go!

For now, the hat is only available in red until I get samples of the other colors made up.  When I’m done, it’ll be available in:

Red, blue, green, yellow, grey (silver in the game), purple, and orange.  Now you can carry your currency on your head.  Near your face.  I feel that’s best.

Here’s a shot of lovely Gertrude from the side.

Because currency is best on your face.

Gertrude is more than happy to sit outside when it’s 20F and model a hat.  I, however, was not so happy to take the photo when it’s 20F.  But at least it was warmer than it is today!

If you’re interested in purchasing this hat, feel free to head on over to my shop page!  It’s new.  All colors are available and I’m working on samples to show you!

 

Halloween is Coming.

Just a little blurb!

Halloween is just around the corner, isn’t it?  ISN’T IT?!

I was thinking about making my daughter a Link costume for Halloween.  I’ve made a checklist!

Hat with Navi (done)

Master Sword

Hylian Shield

Angry chicken

Rupees

Bag

Bombs

I don’t really want to make the bow and arrows.  She’ll be dangerous enough with a crocheted Master Sword.  Whew!  Oh, I need to make a treat bag, too.  Maybe make a round one in the shape of Navi.  Or a heart.  Maybe a row of hearts on a field.  One of them in empty and can only be filled with CANDY.

She’ll be two years old in January.  I won’t have much more time to choose her costumes for her.

HEY! LISTEN!

So I was looking around on Facebook and decided to post up a new hat to NerdsSayWha?

I did have it plain, which you can also order, but I added something at the behest of one of the admins, *J.  It was a really good idea, too!

Introducing the Navi hat!  Now you can LISTEN and WATCH OUT all day long.

Hey!  Listen!

Hey! Listen!

You can also get the hat without embellishment!

For all of your composing needs.

For all of your composing needs.

If you want a Wind Waker-style hat with the Triforce rather than Navi, I’ll have that available soon.

Zelda is one of my favorite video game franchises.  I used to love playing it for hours!  Be it on the Game Cube or the NDSL, I adore almost all of the games.  The only one that I make a face at is Majora’s Mask.  But I don’t know too many people who have that particular title as their favorite game, either.

Take this, it’s dangerous to go alone.

You can pick up one or both of these in my shop!

dah-dah-dah-DAAAAAAAAH!

HEY!  LISTEN! HEY!

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.

And so it begins.

Yesterday I was wondering if yarnbombing was legal in my area, so I called the campus cops.  The lady there transferred me to someone else in the police department.

They transferred me somewhere else.

He transferred me to the head of the grounds department where I was able to receive permission to yarnbomb temporarily.

So I get to make my little doodads and put them under trees and along the Hello Walk as long as I pick them up after a few hours.  So, at around 930 they’ll go down.  Around noon, they will be picked up again.

I’ll attach business cards in case any curious students want something that I’ve put up.

I also got permission from the National Security Garden people on campus to yarnbomb their soy planter box.  So there’s plans for that, too.

This little guy is the mushroom I made.  However, I can’t sell the things I make from the pattern.  Boo.  So now that I know how to make a mushroom (big and little), I can make up my own pattern so I can sell the little guys if someone wants one.

Hanging out in a tree.

He’s liking college. I gave him to a little boy who was more than excited to have his own mushroom from Mario!

So it was exciting to have a little boy so excited to have his very own Mario mushroom.  He knew what it was!  We had guest speakers for our class today and he was just sitting over there reading a book about Marvel Comics.  So I asked his mom (one of the speakers) if I could give him the mushroom.  She had no problems with it, so I did!  And he loved it.  Hooray!

She and her husband were the ones who gave me permission to make things to put amongst the soy plants there on campus.  I have ideas for some things to put in there!

I’ve never written up my own pattern, so we’ll see how it turns out.  I just have to count the stitches and stuff on my own and make sure I include the stitch count as well as the directions on how to do it.

Keep watching for a pattern or two!