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.

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.

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.

 

Welcome!

I’m Kel, the resident crochet maniac in the house.  I love nothing more than to hook up something!

I have a daughter, she’s 17 months old now, and I really enjoy making things for her.  This blog will be about my adventures in parenting, school, crochet, felt, and writing!  I love doing all of those things.  My husband supports all of my hobbies and my things-to-do, so that makes it much easier.

My current projects include:

1) A pair of Rapunzel-themed slippers for my daughter.

2) A witch doll in the likeness of Lucinda the Little Witch from Disney’s Sofia the First.

3) A Spock-themed laptop sleeve for myself.

I’m working on all of these at the moment with different sizes of hooks jammed into stitch and skein.

I’ve already made a baby blanket for my daughter.  Two of them!  One is all white in Bamboo yarn.  The other is striped in different colors in a thick yarn from Lion Brand.  I’ve also made her a dress that turned out to be a shirt for me!  She also has a Captain America shield that I hooked up in about half an hour, as well as a doll of a goddess that she doesn’t really like.  That took a long time.

I’ve made hats and scarves, too.  This winter, I want to be able to wear a pair of fingerless gloves that I made myself.  They’ll be the convertible kind with the pullover mitten attachment. I love those!  I plan on using Velcro rather than a button.

I have more yarn that I know what to do with.  Literally! I have the box that my daughter’s big-kid carseat came in full of yarn.  I have a small basket, a canvas tote, a huge bag my mom knitted for me, a reusable shopping bag from JoAnn’s, and a drawstring bag all full of yarn!  On top of that, I have yarn spilling out all over my floor.  It’s a bit of a mess.

I like to dabble in beading, too.  I’ve made two necklaces and I have a prayer chain in the early stages of design.  I have all my beads and some natural twine to make it.  I have to draw it then construct it before I’ll be through.

I also like to dip my fingers into the wonderful world of felt.  I’m sure making a doll out of felt would be much easier than one of crochet!  My daughter’s witchy doll is only half a head.  I had to get some felt for the eyes.  I got the pattern from Sugar and Cream yarn and it’s super cute!

My biggest project so far was a shawl I made myself.  I used six skeins of yarn on that thing but I love it.  It’s a triangle shawl!  I’d wanted one for a while and finally found a pattern.  An EASY pattern.  I was still in the early stages of crochet when I made that.

So far, the easiest things to make are hats.  I made a family a set of crocheted earflap hats as my very first sale! I’m wanting to start up a business in crochet, but I don’t have an etsy or a PayPal account.  That makes it a little hard.

I hope to see you again on my next post. Maybe I’ll try my hand at a Granny square. I’ve never made one!