31 Jul 2012 | By Amanda Renea
Yuki is finally here! Designed for the Ravellenic games, she is now done! She was made using a plain white yarn and copper lame’ thread held together to help her sparkle and shine. She also features a pompom tale with a pop of extra colors. I have also typed up a pattern that includes several pictures and a tutorial on how to make a pompom using a dinner fork! The pattern can be purchased through ravelry by clicking here.
08 Jul 2012 | By Amanda Renea
Last week I have been traveling around the middle of the country. We have driven through 7 states in 7 days! We managed to go through Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and back to Oklahoma! This means I’ve had a LOT of time to get some crocheting done, so I decided to make a few of the FreshStitches Dragon Adventures! I finally started my first dragon while in South Dakota: After finishing the green dragon, I started on the purple one! I don’t have any in progress shots of it since I completed it so quickly, but here is a finished picture of both of them: And here is a picture of the recipients of these cute little dragons, eventually named Hungry (green dragon) and Henrietta (purple dragon). It was just too adorable that they happened to have their own dragon costumes, too! I still have two more dragons planned for my other two nieces. I’ll post when they are done!
17 Jun 2012 | By Amanda Renea
Well, I have decided to once again have a re-do on my blog. Partially because it was hacked and I couldn’t get back in to what existed, and part because I think focusing on one subject is just too restrictive for me. I’m going with a more general approach this time around and post about whatever inspires me to actually post! I still sell my soaps and other bath and body products on the side, and I’ll create an area for that specifically at some point and I’ll let you know when it happens, but you can always check for updates on my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ARSoaps. Lately I’ve been doing more crochet and I’ve even created my first amigurumi! Ami’s are basically crocheted stuffed animals. Both that I have done lately have been from the book by Stacey Trock. It is full of cute little animals and it was hard to decide which ones to start with. I ended up making Peanut the Elephant first: