Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Another Day, Another Charmander

By far, the Pokemon I've crocheted the most is  Charmander. I made a Bulbasaur for my nephew a while back when he was first born. Well, I didn't know how to crochet when his older brother was initially born, so 5 years later, he gets a Charmander to match with his brother's Pokemon.

I used that Blue Phone Studios T-Rex pattern again, but altered the head to make it more Charmander like, as well as omit the stripes and add on the yellow tummy.

He has a jingle bell sealed inside a capsule placed inside his tummy so he jingles when you shake him, just like the Bulbasaur I made. I love that he stands up on his own (amigurumi with tails are great for this).

I hope you are all well!
The Craftzilla
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happy Mer-May!

Hello everyone!
I am having fun designing some new amigurumi mermaids. I wanted more of a curled up pose for the mermaid, rather than just sitting up or lying flat.

I had fun making her hair out of brushed out yarn fibers that I ran a low temp iron over to make shiny.

I've been doing a lot of pastel colored items lately so it was great to just over saturate and use colors that pop.

Expect to see more mermaids, I still have more color combos I want to do!
(If interested in commissioning a custom mermaid, feel free to contact me! Pricing starts ~$45)

Have a great May!
The Craftzilla
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Free Cactus Pattern

Hello everyone! 
I just finished another mini con at the library and I brought these cute cacti with me. They were very popular and received a lot of compliments. (The cacti were very humble about the whole thing). Here is the pattern to make your own! It's very quick and easy once you understand back loops vs front loops.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Simple Round Back Newborn Baby & Cocoon

I had a request for a baby bonnet and cocoon recently. After considering a lot of free patterns on ravelry, my customer chose the "Simple Sound Back Newborn Bonnet" by Aimee Collins. It's a darling pattern, simple, unisex, and easy.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Snubbull Pattern

Here's another Pokemon pattern, this time for a Generation 2 Pokemon, Snubbull!
With the new Pokemon Go update, I've been seeing a lot of Snubbulls in my neighborhood and decided to make a pattern for one. It took a few tries, but I'm happy with this one. Please let me know if I made any typos or mistakes - I have no proofreaders!

Friday, March 24, 2017

DIY Party Decor: Twirlers

Is there an official name for these? I prefer calling them "twirlers" rather than "danglers" or "swirl decorations". They are springy coils of paper you attach to the ceiling that hold a paper image at the bottom. I bought a set last year for my daughter's Olaf/Frozen themed birthday party and they were a cute, easy decoration for only 5.99. Except, paying 6 bucks for pieces of paper...ehhh. And this year, Emmy wanted a Mario Bros party, so decor was harder to find locally. So I decided it should be easy enough to make my own!

Friday, March 10, 2017

BYU Baby Sneakers

Everytime I turn around, another friend is having a baby! I'm very behind on the homemade baby gifts, but I just finished these BYU high top baby sneakers.

I bought a pattern by Inventorium here. It is so well laid out and easy to follow for such a complicated looking product. 

These look cute, but they will be even cuter on baby feet! Unfortunately, they came out a bit large so we may have to wait 6 months to see what they look like on him. Right now they would be thigh high sneakers! they have laces that can be tied in front, tucked in, or removed. I think on another pair I might try using thick elastic and no actual laces. We'll see!

I hope everything is awesome for you!
The Craftzilla