Monday, 8 December 2008

Lucky Charms and Pikmin Oh My!

Well when I was a kid, we had this fab cereal called Lucky Charms which I absolutely adored! And one day it disappeared being a kid I was DEVASTATED! But my inner child is now satisfied as my wonderful dad brought home 6 bags of the stuff! YUM. Unfortunately my partner who has never tried now loves it and we are both hooked. Doh!

I made a Tortoise for my 2009 Amigurumi swap, she likes anything cute and amigurumi, so thought this would fit the bill, along with some cadburys chocolate as this fella is going to USA.

Lastly have a nintendo swap and instantly thought PIKMIN! I loved this game when it came out and my partner can testify how upset I was when the first of my little guys died and 'went to heaven'. How am I supposed to know Red ones don't go in water and yellow ones set alight?! I made a yellow one for the swap as I think they are the cutest with their ears (may have to make an entire set for myself...hmmm)

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Been Busy Bee

As I said earlier I am addicted to swap-bot and making, I thought it might be nice to add piccys of what I have been making! Please excuse the quality of my pics, I need to find out what setting has magicaaly appeared on my camera!

First there is the christmas amigurumi lights I have made for a christmas swap - the bulbs have little faces on them, I tried to capture the essence of christmas coloured bulbs! They also pop out so that you can swap them around!

Then I made a black Greyhound with a collar by request from a friend for christmas! He was really fun to make! The collar is also deatchable. His name is Lad. My friend owns a shop and her blod is in my list under Two Fish and a Chick with Sticks! Caron is very talented, spinning, dyeing, knitting and more - I recommend checking her shop out.

I then had a swap to make a Totoro from the Ghibli My Neighbour Totoro - he was too cute so i sent the original blue one and ended up making this grey one for myself! (Now my partner likes him and I have to make a pink one for myself - oh the drama!)

Then I have also included a piccy of my space where things I create and things I have received have their sanctuary! There are other swaps there waiting to go out including friendship bracelets (close up included) and tawashis (Japenese cloths that are quite quirky).

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Amigurumi, Stuffie, Softie Swap-a-holic!

I am very very new to the blogging thing but felt it was time to start one of my own. I am 24 years old, got a Bachelors at Art University and now work for a solicitors! The last year or so has been really exciting for me as I moved into my first flat with my long term partner of 6 years - true love!

I am completely obsessed by knitting and crochetting and have suddenly come across a new site You join swaps of your choice and make things to send to people and receive things in return, it is now my new new obsession! I have only participated in a couple so far but there are many more for me to join. My blog is going to be about things of a crafty nature - things made for swaps, new designs, crochet, knit and just things for fun! I hope you enjoy it!