Monday, August 3, 2009


I tried to crochet a Rilakkuma (Lazy Bear), a super adorable San-X character. The only real pattern for him was in this adorable, but pricey Japanese craft book, so I had to improvise. It's not exactly the same, but I came pretty close. My son fell in love with him, so I'm happy with it. :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Infected

After watching 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later, I couldn't stop dreaming about zombies. I know technically The Infected are not zombies, but close enough. I decided to crochet a cute little zombie to rid me of my fear. I also made him a zombie girl plushie companion. Both of these were given away in a swap.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Da wanda... wanda... wanda...

Yay! I started crocheting an Ichigo about 2 years ago and finally finished it last month! Ichigo is a cousin to the Little Prince in the popular video game, Katamari Damacy. She is still my favorite character 5 sequels later. The catalyst for completing a hibernating UFO ("unfinished object" for all you non crafters), was a request for a magnetic katamari ball. I ended up making one for my daughter too and she needed a character to roll with, so I crocheted Ichigo's legs, added finishing touches and she was done!

yarn: A mix of Red Heart Super Saver and Caron Simply Soft

hook size: F (love my F hooks!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Blogs

I have a new blog site that I will be posting more to. Go to Kitschkween's Blog for more than just crafty stuff.

Monday, March 2, 2009

I get it now!

I couldn't really get into spinning because, well, I wasn't doing it right. But thanks to Megan LaCore (also from the Bay Area) and her tremendously helpful instructional videos. I can now spin correctly! You can find all of Megan's awesome youtube tutorials on The Art of Megan channel. She also has an etsy shop and her own website.

This was my first spinning attempt after I watched her tutorials. I was really pleased with the way it came out. I used some hand painted wool I received in a swap. Then I ended up giving it away in swap!

I'm working on another skein of artyarn at the moment. So far, I've spun and set the yarn, and begun plying it.
It's currently on a spindle with all the added beads. It's fun to watch artyarn transform into a skein of surprises, but it's tedious and time consuming. Some of the materials I've used so far are; arcrylic, sequins, crystal, glass, and plastic flowers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Killer Kween

My partner has received her package for the "Craft My Favorite Decade" swap, so I can post some of the stuff I made now. She liked the 18th century, so my crafts were inspired by Marie Antoinette. I did some research and watched both he PBS documentary and Sofia Coppola (very dissapointing) movie. I loved the tote bag so much, I made 2!

I'm starting with my favorite item. This tote bag is so awesome! I'm not a great sewer, but I gave myself a pat on the back for design. To think, I just had these scraps of fabric and lace laying around my craft room.
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This ruffle collar/neckwarmer was knitted in acrylic, then embellished with gray lace and gi'normous buttons.
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Trinkets included chandelier earrings (real and fake), crocheted cuff, a ring, cell phone charm, silhouette necklace and "Let them eat cake" mirror.
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My partner also liked the 50s, so I tossed in some retro nautical-ish things.
Nautical earrings:

Nautical hair clip

Mermaid and hibiscus necklace

I sent a few more things, but nothing worth blogging about. Thanks for looking!

Ninja Bunnies Kick Ass!

Mite! Mite! (look! look!) I made this little guy for a swap. Isn't he cute? Want one? Email me at for arrangements. I think I'll make my own little army.
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