- I am a mom of two. I love amigurumi and colorful yarns. I will try to help you as much as I can if you have questions about plastic safety eyes and noses. Have fun knitting and crocheting!! The HEART behind the Eyes - Clara
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Nowadays, so many animals are in danger and it's really nice that we, human, still cares about them and make sure that they will be here with us for a long long time.
Yesterday I spent the whole evening to update this blog look. Since I am not a tech person, doing this is a brand new adventure to me. Luckily I have this program to help me. I learnt this program from Linda, an etsian. I was skeptical at first, didn't know where to start. However, this program gave it all. It's easy to use, and I didn't even read the instructions before I started. To me, mother of two little kids, reading instructions quietly is impossible. I was glad I kinda finished everything by midnight. Yes, in between of course I got to cook and took care of the kids, but afterall, I was happy to learn a new program that would enhance the professional looking of my blog. This satisfied customer gave this program a thumbs up.
Yesterday I got a very lovely present from my girl friend, Agnes. She sent me this Starbucks thermos travel cup which I really like. I have been trying to lose weight for the last few weeks and this time is for real.
Today morning I stepped on the scale and I lost 10 lbs, my heart and mouth said "yoohoo" at the same time. I haven't been able to lose weight since I gave birth to my second child. I tried to lose weight, but with the stress and busy life, I gave up totally. 3 weeks ago I went to my personal doctor because of the headache I have been having for last 2 years, and my blood pressure was all time high, she ordered me to on diet and lose weight and took the high blood pressure medicine all at once. I was like "uh ho".
In the last 2 weeks, I was trying to take it easy in everything, especially eating, stop myself eating junk food whenever I feel very stressful. It helped a lot. I was hungry at first, then I just trying to drink more tea, or at lunch and dinner I would try to eat more rice and less meat. Finally it did work, and I was so glad.
Now talking about the thermos, in the past I drank 3 cups of coffee each day to keep me running, now I only have a cup, so that cup has to be lasting for a while. By putting my cup of coffee in a thermos cup, I was able to drink it in 2 hours, instead of finishing 1 cup in 15 mins and then went ahead and get a 2nd cup, I have this 1 cup of coffee for 2 hours. It totally helped me to lose weigh, cut down the sugar and milk.
Agnes, a true sweet heart, she heard me that I needed a thermo cup, she bought me another one for my birthday present, and now I can do the exact same thing when I am driving. Indeed, she has been a very lovely friend to have. Thank you Agnes!! (biggggggg huggggggssssssss for my girlfriend).
When I crochet amigurumi, I love different colors, the bolder the better.
This time I used a bright blue color as the body and the other parts I used orange, hot pink and white.
The safety eyes I used 18mm translucent blue. The blackground stitches are white in color, so it didn't affect the translucent blue eyes one bit.
Sometimes when we chose safety eyes for a critter, you don't really need to think what size of eye fits what size of a critter. I suggest to get different sizes of eyes. A new amigurumi crocheter I suggested to use from 9mm to 18mm, black eyes first, then once you get a hold of it, then you can focus with trying different colors.
I know sometimes you will afraid like "Geez.. What am I going to do with neon yellow, neon green? " . Tell you the truth, there is no boundaries with the choices. I always use colors that always clash to each other. For example, orange with green yarns, yellow with bright blue, or even pink with black or brown. Since critters are naturally cute, there is no wrong by using different colors together.
So I say " Build up your confidence and try the bright color yarns, eyes and noses "
*Pattern from the Itsy Bitsy Spider by Karla*
This pattern is from Lion Brand website. A year ago when I first purchased this brown sofa, I thought I got to have something with lighter color. So I thought having a throw was just right. I was very happy it turned out ok, it's very comfy and warm. In winter time it's a must have! I crocheted it more than 5 1/2 hours of course, but it's worth it! :)
Anyway, once I finish the red one and the yellow one, I will repost it again! :)
Have a great Tuesday everyone! =D
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UPDATED: KARLA ISN'T SELLING THIS PATTERN ANYMORE. SORRY TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS. 7/22/11
Crochet Cowl for myself =) Donut around my neck! haha, a photo by 6060eyes on Flickr.
I found this pattern through ravelry.com at first, and the original designer's picture is just too attractive that I just have to try to make this.
After I finished and tried it all, I think the yarn and the all cowl may be a little bit too big for me. However, in the winter time if you want to bundle up with lots of fabric to keep you warm, this yarn and this cowl will keep you super warm. I wear it for a few minute in the house and I already feeling too hot.
This is also a super quick project. I used about 2 hours to make this, it's very easy to make and you will definitely enjoy it when the weather get cold.
Pattern is from simplebeans.blogspot.com/2009/02/crochet-cowl-pattern.html
I crocheted this sun hat in the summer time. I really like the pattern and shape. The flower design on the top is excellent. To me, this design is a bit of the small size, my 7 year old daughter wears it just a little bit too big, but for me, it's a little bit too small. After all, it only takes 2 to 3 hours to finish, it's a super quick project if you want to crochet something other than just scarf. It will give you a great satisfaction. Via Flickr: Pattern is from crochet today! Sept/Oct 2010
Since Flickr has the direct blog icon, it really encourages me to blog, it's so much easier. I don't have to deal with color/ html txt/ font. It just simply to write a blog. :)
A while back I crochet this Tulip Stitch dishcloth. I thought I should blog this before I forgot. It's very easy to crochet and it looks so good. I only made 1 to though, got to do this more often. I have been too busy with my etsy store, too crazy to deal with convo and marketing, I just put my hobby aside.
OK, this weekend... got to find that hook back. :P
A while back I crochet this scarf for myself. It's so pretty.
Here is the pattern: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60820AD.html?r=1
I simplified the flower decor so that I won't be too bulky on my scarf. :) It's easy to make for me a slow crocheter only take couple hours.