Sunday, October 29, 2006

More crochet adventures: Owly

This time I chose a pattern that had EASY written all over it. The simple stitches needed were listed and described. And it looks darned cute and exactly as expected! Maybe I am getting the hang of this!

Incase you'd like to try, I bought the pattern at Etsy:
A- Amigurumi Owl Pattern

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Orchid update

It's been a while since I've mentioned my orchids. I have 5 small plants on my windowsill that haven't gotten much attention since I moved three months ago. It doesn't seem to have bothered them much though as this week my Masd. Snow Cone has bloomed again! This is my third flower from this plant. I am justifiably impressed with myself!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Craft: White Chocolate Sugar Skulls

I originally heard about the White Chocolate Sugar Skulls in BUST Magazine and later saw it posted again on the Craft: Blog. I'd already purchased my skull mold from, and picked up my supplies at the local Wegmans.

See the references above for instructions. I've a few notes to add to them: Whatever you do, don't heat the chocolate for too long. As soon as it gets creamy it's a good time to stop. My second batch somehow appeared to become hardened again after the creamy stage. This may be due in part because I couldn't find the melting chips and used regular chips instead. After pressing into the molds I threw the whole mold into the freezer for about 20 minutes to cool.

The icing I picked up was pretty hard to work with. I can't imagine doing the intricate designs featured in the articles. Maybe I just need better icing. Definitely more colors.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Craft: Robot Doll

I received my first fabulous issue of Craft: magazine on Friday. So many fun things and projects! This zine is exactly what I've been looking for! Although I generally prefer to knit, there was a pattern for a crochet Robot Doll and here I go!

I'm a little hung up on the feet instructions. I'll get it eventually. Arms and embellishments to follow!