Monday, July 23, 2012

Kitty Cupcake Magnets Pattern - for free download!

It's finished!  My first pattern!  It's available for free download so enjoy!

Kitty Cupcake Magnets Amigurumi Pattern (it's a pretty big file so might take a minute or so to download)
This pattern is perfect for beginners because it's both simple and quick to crochet.  Pros looking for a quick project would like this too.  It includes both diagram and written instructions to make the whole process even easier.  There are lots of pictures too with explanations on how to join rounds, thread eyes and make up etc. 

They were inspired by my kitchen drawer full of muffin cups and my desire to give my amigurumi projects a function - other than looking cute.  Thus the addition of a magnet to make the cupcakes useful around the house!  Of course if you don't have a magnet to hand and are happy for them just to be cute, I wouldn't mind in the slightest.  Feel free to send me pictures of your finished cupcakes too I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you Brooke, Stella, Carla and Jana for your help with the pattern, you ladies rock!  

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Stuff Susie Made for Babies!

I love making toys and clothes for babies!  They are always appreciative and look adorable in anything you put on them so my stuff always looks super cute ;) 

My first project was Katze for Faye:

Then it was Bunny for Juno:

Pink Giraffe was for the hungry Kleo: 

And these two lovelies were for baby girls born on the opposite sides of the world: 

So many newly arrived little girls inspired me to make more baby stuff.  Friends of mine have also complained that I don't post baby things on my blog so I decided to make some flower headbands.  I went through a phase of crocheting flowers just to try out the patterns so I had a few flowers to hand.  After rummaging in my local Spotlight, I found some gorgeously soft and stretchy bands that were perfect.  

I didn't have a model for these headbands... well, the only baby I had easy access to was my son... so I bribed him with TV to get a few shots. 

His daddy was not pleased.  I have a feeling I'll pay for these when he's old enough to complain.