George the Giraffe

Hello!

I don’t have much time to write something, but I wanted to share with you the adorable giraffe I made! His name is George and he’s one of my very favorite amigurumis right now. 


His pattern was designed by Amy from Little Muggles and I got it from Zoomigurumi 4! In the original design he only has three spots on his back, but I decided that just wouldn’t do, so I gave him some more spots all over his body.

  

I also wanted him to have a little accessory. Isn’t this bow tie just the cutest?

I hope you like George as much as I do. Unfortunately his pattern isn’t free, you can get it pattern on Little Muggles’ etsy shop, or by buying the book ‘Zoomigurumi 4’.

Little Kitten

Hi there!

This cute little kitten amigurumi was designed by none other than me!

I had been wanting to design my own kitten for a while because I couldn’t find a cat pattern that I was completely satisfied with. So, first, I made a little sketch of how I wanted him to look and this is the final result! 

It took me quite a while to make him, especially his face and feet took a lot of time. Below are a few WIP pictures.IMG_3909
 This little guy does not have a name yet, I’m still thinking about it, but suggestions are welcome!

His pattern will not be made available, at least not for now, but if I ever decide to start selling patterns, this will be one of the first to be up!

Simon the Turtle

Hi there!

Simon the turtle is a project I finished at the end of April. He has been hanging around on the counters in our kitchen for the past three months.  I experimented with his face a little, since in the original pattern by Christel Krukkert, he does not have a face. I settled on a cute, crooked mouth.

  
    This little turtle was made with Christel Krukkert’s Ollie the turtle pattern. That I found in one of her little books. I’ve previously made a Zebra she designed!

Crochet flower Mother’s Day card!

Hello there!

Since Mother’s Day was last Sunday, I thought I should quickly share the last-minute card that I made for my mother this year! I know Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days all around the world, but nonetheless, I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day, whenever you celebrated it. For those of you who haven’t had their Mother’s Day yet, I hope you’ll have a good one too!

When I say this card was last-minute, I mean last-minute. I finished it, took a quick picture and then went downstairs to hand it to my mother. Now, because it was such a quick project, and, really, all my attention went to the flower, the card isn’t great (I had to find something sturdy enough and quick) and even though I really tried, my handwriting is not great either :’) I was scared that I’d ruined it, but after all, the finished project was really not that bad, and my mother loved it!

  
Honestly, the flower came out so good that it doesn’t really matter that the rest was a little sloppy. The card now sits on our kitchen table!

  
By the way, if you were wondering what it says on the card, it just says Happy Mother’s Day in Dutch!

Aiden the Monkey

Hello there everyone! It’s been a while, but here I am with another post.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this little monkey already, since I finished him in the beginning of March.

This cheerful little monkey is named Aiden, isn’t he sweet?

It took me quite a while to make him, especially the face and eyes. I designed this little guy myself and just could not make his eyes and snout look like I wanted them to, but I got there eventually and I’m very happy with the result.
  

One thing I personally thought was important, is that the legs had to look good when he was sitting down and when he was standing up, and I succeeded in that so yay!

  

This was more of a personal project, so I don’t think I’ll release this pattern, at least not in the near future, but if you’d like to make your own monkey, there are a lot of adorable patterns out there. Since 2016 is the year of the monkey, I made a post on Chinese New Year listing 9 free monkey patterns, so maybe that’ll help you!

Anyway, that was my little monkey, I hope you like him as much as I do, and see you later!

Peacock Feather crochet Earrings

I’m here with another quick birthday project post. I made these earrings for my sister’s 28th birthday. 

   
Cute, right? I used this free pattern (available in English and Dutch). It’s a very quick project, and a fun little gift. 

I do recommend using some plastic earring backs if you use ear wires, like I did. The earring is just a little bit of yarn, which means it is not very heavy and they tend to fall out of your ears.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! (free shamrock pixel graph)

St. Patrick’s Day is not really something we celebrate here, since it’s an Irish holiday, but I know it’s also celebrated in other countries, such as the U.S. and England.

I was drawing some pixel graphs on paper, procrastinating on things that were actually urgent, and one that actually turned out pretty okay, was a shamrock. I thought, since it’s St. Patrick’s Day today, why not share it with all of you? (Graph at the end of this post)

  
This graph is 18×18, so it isn’t very big. I made my little square using a 3mm hook and it measures about 8×8 cm

  

Every square on the graph below equals a stitch. Feel free to use it and make your own adjustments if you need to.

  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!