Minecraft Creeper Scarf!

My husband enjoys Minecraft.  As I was watching him play one day, I saw him racing to dig a hole to hide from something.  Then I saw the Creeper.

They are so cute.

But apparently they like to explode you, so that’s not so cute.

I'm watching everything you do with my soulless black eyes.  Hisssss.

I’m watching everything you do with my soulless black eyes. Hisssss.

But they sure do make awesome scarves!

This guy has a face on one end and his little feet on the other.  I decided to do it this way so in the warmer months when you’re not wearing your Creeper scarf, you can hang it up on your wall.  That’s what I did to take photos of it.

Chillin' out on the wall.  To spy.  On everything.

Chillin’ out on the wall. To spy. On everything.

Well, our daughter decided it was a new type of Christmas tree.  She thought it would be awesome to put some Jake and the Neverland Pirates ornaments on it.  That’s a pirate show on Disney Junior.  I’m still not sure why Peter Pan would want his own crew of kid pirates.

O Creeper Tree, O Creeper Tree, O please don't hisssssss boom me.

O Creeper Tree, O Creeper Tree, O please don’t hisssssss boom me.

It was a lot of fun decorating the Creeper Tree, though.  She did get upset when I took it off the wall, so it’s still hanging there even now.  Here’s a close-up of the ornaments.

Jake and the Neverland Creeper.

Jake and the Neverland Creeper.

I just hope this thing doesn’t go BOOM.

You can order one on my shop, Lily’s Little Loops, on Storenvy!  They’re 25$.

 

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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.

Keep Your Coffee Warm – With Star Trek

I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on my Spock cup sleeve.  In fact, it’s currently one of the prizes you can win on Absurd Nerd and Geeks Make the Best Parents giveaways!  Click on the links to find the post, enter, and win something!  There are a lot of great sponsors.  You’ll be able to choose between yellow, blue, or red for your Trek cup sleeve!

If you like, head on over to my own Facebook page, Lily’s Little Loops, and take a look around!  I post different things on there.  More than what I do my blog.

This is more than just a sleeve.  A sleeve keeps a small portion of your coffee warm (or cold!).  This thing is a cup sweater.

Coffee too hot?  Plop this thing on there.  I get my coffee extra hot (sometimes 190F) and this thing warms up nicely so my hands are good and toasty.

Get iced drinks in the warmer weather?  This keeps your fingers from getting wet from the condensation.  It also keeps your fingers from freezing off if you get the blended drinks.

And here it is!

To boldly go where no coffee has gone before.

To boldly go where no coffee has gone before.

It was a snow day today when I took the photo, so I tucked my Starbucks holiday cup (Venti size) between two branches of a tree.  I do like the red holiday cups, though.

The sleeve was made with the Grande size in mind since I have that reusable kind you can get for $1 at Starbucks.  But it fits a Venti size no problem!  I don’t yet have one for Tall since I rarely (if ever) get the Tall size coffee.

To order your own cup sleeve, head on over to my shop!  They’re $7 + shipping + tax.  I only have a photo of the blue for now, but you can order all three!

Keep it cozy, 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.

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.