Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category

New Etsy Shop for Snotty Bots ~ Tissue Box Covers

I recently decided to make a tissue box cover for my desk. I am an allergy sufferer and thus, have a tissue box on my desk all the time, and boy, are they ugly boxes!
I thought other people might like to cover them up too- so I launched a little store on Etsy.
Etsy Snotty Bots [...]

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Much Loved Teddy Bear Has Minor Surgery

One of my best friends is having a baby. She only has one stuffed toy from her childhood- a cute teddy bear that her aunt made for her. He was a little worse for wear, so she asked me to help him out.

As you can see – he was blind in one eye and had [...]

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Guitar Pick Bracelet – It’s Pretty Rock n’ Roll

I made something other than a sock monkey! Crazy- I know.
I have been trying to learn to play guitar for about 6 months. I am still awful at it, but luckily- I am stubborn.
In an attempt to avoid actual guitar practice but still stay somewhat related, I decided to make a bracelet that would tell [...]

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Julia Sock Monkey Comes for a Spa Treatment

After seeing the photos of Monkey. I got a desperate plea from Julia’s person asking if I could help her too.
I was happy to help.

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Monkey Needs Some TLC

I love seeing vintage crafts. Especially up close.
Recently, I was sent a very cute monkey that needed to be rebuilt.
Luckily- I had the technology.
You can see even in the before pictures she is a beautiful piece of work- just a bit torn up.
Before

After

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Hand Knitted Hat, Scarf Set in Sock Monkey and Human Size

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Loki The Trickster Sock Doll

My most challenging Sock creation to date is finally finished!
I had never heard of this character but thanks to a great sketch and description I think I found him in the socks.

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DIY Alert! PDX Profile of … me :)

I was so happy to be interviewed for the great local site DIY Alert.
Head over there and check out the interview.

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The Great Sock Monkey Making Party!

Yesterday was the sock monkey making party. We had a great range in ages and all had a great time! Thanks to Briah for being my co-hostess.
And thanks to Cindy, Shannon, Skylar, Sydney, Camille, Sedona, and Allison for coming. You all made gorgeous Sock Monkeys! 
Here is a shot of everyone hard at work making [...]

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Amigurumi doll

Amigurumi is a Japanese style of making stuffed toys. You use very tightly spaced single crochet, usually in the round.
This little guy is named Pom Pom. He is a character on the internet comic website Homestar runner.
 

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