Thursday, January 29, 2015

Mewtwo

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So here's another crocheted doll I made for Christmas. I was asked to make the Pokemon Mewtwo. I couldn't find a Mewtwo pattern, so I tweaked Wolfdreamer's cute Mew pattern a little bit...

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Today I'm sharing some shots I took Sunday on my walk on the lake. I thought my photos were going to reflect the openness and expansiveness that is felt walking around out there where I usually paddle, but instead I was drawn to the lines, textures and shadows on the ice and snow. Close up through my lens I could almost imagine alien landscapes...

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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Did you all have a great weekend? Mine certainly flew by, but I was able to take a walk out on the lake today and enjoy the sun and not-so-cold weather! I also spent a little time experimenting with some crochet after being inspired by some vintage quilt blocks. Fingers crossed, but I think it's working!

Earlier in the week I was really excited because The Boxtrolls came out on dvd. I had really wanted to see it in the theater, but it didn't happen, so I couldn't wait to get it! The movie was made by Laika which made Coraline and ParaNorman (both of which I loved). It's cute, funny, and I just love the fact that it's stop motion animation! It's amazing to watch and realize that everything you are looking at was made by hand, and the characters were moved for every frame... And it had a nice message too!

As a tie into the Sunday Smiles from two weeks ago, the day I got the dvd, I ended up seeing an older episode of Treehouse Masters where they made a Boxtrolls treehouse! Well, there was no question; I had to watch the movie that night!

I hope you have a week full of smiles my friends!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Knuckles the Echidna

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For Christmas I had a request to make Knuckles the Echidna (a character from Sonic the Hedgehog). So I turned to the WolfDreamer, since I've made her Sonic and Tails dolls. Using those two patterns and tweaking things here and there, I was able to come up with a somewhat close Knuckles.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photo-Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday my friends! I have a couple of shots from yesterday to share with you. I was out in search of ice, and also found some cute chickadees!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Smiles

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I've been smiling today because I've been enjoying a little fire in my fireplace! While doing so I was able to listen to some podcasts (Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Ted Radio Hour, Mysterious Universe, The Accidental Creative and Invisibilia) and work on a couple of crochet projects (a blanket and a scarf, both of which I'll share soon).

There's something so meditative about a fire. Watching the flames and listening to the crackling is so relaxing. In fact, I think I hear it calling me to do a little reading and writing in front of it before bed...

Hope you had a lovely weekend my friends!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Regency Doily

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The much anticipated doily I alluded to in this post is here! If it's not "much anticipated," just play along. This doily is from the pattern "Regency" No. 7809 from the Star Book No. 78, Television and Radio Scarfs. (This is the same book that I did my "Doily-Along" from!)