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

Purple Chinese Dragon

My sister-in-law had a birthday recently and needed a dragon. She may not have known it, but she definitely needed a dragon - everyone does, really. (Note: I am not making any more of these dragons. My heart can't take it!!)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

All the Christmas Projects

I don't even know how to coherently relate each item to the next. We have from penguins to ballet slippers, I've been busy making them all!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Charmander Pokemon Crochet Pattern

These Charmanders are stocking stuffers for a class at a local school who were in need of some cheering. I specifically designed them to be easy to make and easy to give away. 

I wanted a quick, cute, and efficient Pokemon pattern. Something that kids would recognize, or if they didn't know Pokemon, would still like. Oddish, Poliwag, Voltorbs, all those round, easier Pokemon were a no-go. I finally settled on Charmander. Even if you didn't know or like Pokemon, he could still be thought of as a dragon or dinosaur. Also, he is DARLING so there.

So after creating NINE of him and tweaking the pattern over and over, here it is! His body and head are connected, saving some time. I did some facial sculpting just by weaving yarn back and forth through his eye sockets, but if you like the straight forward approach you can omit that. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Finally, Flareon!

Have you ever had a project that took forever? And then you finally finish that project after so many failures and you just have this sense of relief? That would be this Flareon amigurumi.

Okay, dogs/horses/cats/ etc always confound me with their legs. There are joints going every which way and recreating that seamlessly with amigurumi is HARD. Also, their necks are confusing. Flareon looked reeeeally strange before I got that neck fluff added. So, this project has been going on for like...18 months. Every time I would make Flareon I'd start putting the pieces together and I'd realize it looks awful/not proportional/legs are weird etc, frog the whole thing (or just stash the body parts) and have to stay away from it for a while.

But finally, FINALLY a week ago it all came together and I'm SO happy it came out good looking this time!

I felted the eyes. You can't see it very well, but I had fun making little lime green highlights within the dark green to make it even cuter.

The fluff is baby fluff yarn again, and it's sooooo soft and cozy (and squishy). I really hope its new owner loves it--I wanted it to be perfect for her!

I'm so happy it's done. I did attempt to use a pattern for this one. However, I think the author is still working through it and it's a rough draft, because certain parts just did not turn out correctly for me...so I just winged it. Honestly, maybe it was just me not being able to comprehend the pattern after so many attempts on my own! So don't ask me for advice on this one, because I don't have any. This has been a very humbling experience. There is always something to learn, I guess!
Thanks NerdPillo for the pattern to start off with! See it here:

I hope all of your projects are turning out beautifully!
The Craftzilla