Adventure Time! BMO stole the show!

Dude. This took forever to get right.

The story goes that I had a bit of spare money left over at the end of the month, so of course I decided to spend it on some yarn. I wanted to order some acrylic yarn from this online store I peruse, even though I am generally against the idea of it. But it was cheap (so sue me) and the reviews I read said it really wasn’t SO bad… Had nice colour and was actually nice and soft blah blah blah. I made the decision to order a crazy random selection of colours, thinking that if all else was lost this would at least end up being a good collection for some small amigurumi things. To be honest I was choosing a selection of green colours with the thought that I could make some crochet cacti garden or something.

Anyway, the yarns finally arrived and all of sudden I had the feeling like hey, I could totally make a BMO from Adventure Time!

I didn’t have a pattern. There was a lot of trial and error. There were a lot of moments where I couldn’t even bring myself to look at the work in progress… But I did it!

Ladies and gents, I present to you, BMO!

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I made some notes, analog style… Crazy handwritten pages with many a crossed out scribble, that formed a deeply disturbing narrative of an individual failing several times to attain that right formula… It wouldn’t be out of place in a background shot of Se7en.

What I am trying to say is that I have a pattern. And I WILL translate it into an intelligible set of instructions that I hope to share with you at some stage. But for now, I would like to just sit back and bask in the cuteness that is BMO!

Nawww!

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Taxidermy Crochet

I really needed to share this awesomeness.

Little taxidermy crochet wall pieces! Argh! These are the best!

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These were created by an artist named Sarah Grace. I had trouble finding much on her via google. But I reckon you should take a look at the gallery I found here: http://fiber.thesarahgrace.com/

The world needs more of this type of adorable crochet!

Some of her other pieces:

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You don’t make friends with salad

In my last post I mentioned the donut ornaments I was making for my Christmas tree. Well, after some tweaking and perfecting – here’s the final product!

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The best part of making these donuts is the amount of customisation I can do. I can use SO MANY COLOURS!

This one’s made with chocolate dough, vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles…

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Next you’ve got your classic dough with pink icing and a white stripe drizzle…

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And finally there’s the light blue icing with chocolate sprinkles!

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Argh! YUM-BO-REE-NO. So much sweetness, and all from yarn! Zero calories yo.

 

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Snow Dot Beanie

Everyone is warning me that this winter is going to be a very cold and long one. So that means it’s time to get prepared! A request from a friend to make a nice and warm beanie led to the creation of the Snow Dot Beanie.

The little white dots were Gosia’s idea and the snow like decoration is so cute.

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Made out of thick and warm navy blue yarn that is 65% wool and 35% alpaca this will surely keep Gosia nice and warm whatever happens this winter!

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You can literally crochet anything

My crochet addiction started with knitting. For years I had been more of a drawer and painter. Usually I would draw or paint something every weekend. Then it dried up. For some reason I just wasn’t feeling it anymore. I was kinda beating myself up about not being disciplined enough and not creating enough but on the other hand I didn’t want to force myself to draw and paint and then end up hating it. I knew the desire to draw and paint would come back to me eventually. So I started looking for something creative to do during my hiatus. I gave myself a break, stopped beating myself up about not drawing and painting and decided I was going to knit a scarf.

This was the result:

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It ended up being an infinity scarf and as it was made out of 100% wool yarn it was super warm. Seriously warm. Maybe too warm, because of course that winter was one of the mildest ones we’ve had in a long time. So it didn’t end up getting much use. Sad face.

BUT, in the process of making this scarf I started using Pinterest to find patterns and learn some new tricks. Pinterest is honestly a god send and a horrible enabler for people with the crafting gene. I mean holy SHIT there was so much to make!

What I did spot was that there was a crazy load of different crochet patterns out there. In particular, I saw some crochet lace patterns and was immediately feeling determined. You could do so much with crochet! And to me it just seemed so much more straightforward than knitting. If you want to do some more detailed knitting you gotta have a lot of tools too.

So I was browsing Pinterest today when I came across something truly ridiculous. Cat anus coasters. You really can crochet ANYTHING if you put your mind to it. This is the perfect example of how much you can do with crochet.

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I dunno why anyone would think that crocheting cat butts is a good idea, but this person seems to have really cornered a niche market!

It reminds me of that Bob’s Burger’s episode. IT’S ART!

Tutti Frutti Ornament Set

Oh man, these make me crave candy so badd.

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I can’t wait to hang these on the Christmas tree. Although at the moment they are just hanging in my chilli plant I’ve got on my windowsill.

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If you want a set of your own, contact me! (I will update this post with a link to my shop once I have it up and running!)

The set contains five Tutti Fruttis, so when you order one set for €12.50 you will get the following –
1x Blood Orange
1x Lemon
1x Orange
1x Lime
1x Pink Grapefruit

Each fruit is about 6cm long and 3cm across and is crocheted on both sides. It has a crocheted yarn loop to allow for hanging. Each fruit is also stuffed with cotton to give it some dimension.

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