Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve = Last Picture Post... Or is it?

So today is New Years Eve. I actually have plans to go down to Appleton, WI (20 minute drive) to hand with some college friends. I'm looking forward to this and I'm also looking forward to showing you the other three projects I made for my cousins :)

First baby elephant head for Jena (Pattern can be found here:
Jena's Elephant Head
Jena's Elephant Head

Baby duck head for Tara (Pattern can be found here):
Tara's Duck Head

Head of the Yeti for Brad (Pattern by Roxycraft):
The Abominable Snowman

The Yeti didn't turn out exactly the way I pictured it to. I'm probably going to do this character again, but I'll try to alter the pattern a bit to make it look more the way I would like it to. I'm also thinking of creating a cow for my sister... we'll see what happens.

Also as you may have noticed if you follow me on twitter I have finished crocheting a garden scarf. I also have started making a bib. Hence, there will be more pictures on their way... Maybe even tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Here is the Third Picture Post

Today I will probably finish that flower scarf so I came up with some stuff to keep me busy while I'm stuck in the house... You see I would work on amigurumis but I'm out of stuffing and I cannot get any when I'm stuck in the house... Hence here is a list of to do's:
Edited: 17 January 2009
Finish flower scarf
create pieces to chihuahua amigurumi (the parts I can do without stuffing)
Create a scarf for Katie... not sure where to start on this
Create parts of the wobbles I'm making for my new niece/nephew Taylor
Make the bibs, I just got a pattern for!
Added 17 January 2009:
Pandas for Katie's Cousins
Create Felted Purse for myself
Baby Blanket for Taylor

That should keep me busy for a while... Hopefully for the rest of break... because I have been really really bored :(

Well enough chatter, you really came here to see the pictures... Today I'm sharing three more of my creations. These three creations are just heads... Yes they are finished, but they are only heads. This is because I wanted to create a little something for all of my cousins. I have six of them and I didn't get to making their little critters until the day before I was going to see them. Hence, I made six projects in a night! Ridiculous... but fun! Hence, all of them just got heads of creatures, which they were happy with.

First project is a stingray, pattern from These Loving Hands, as a request for my cousin Jordan:
Jordan's Stingray

Then I made a tiger, pattern from Ana Paula Rimoli's Etsy Shop, as a request for my cousin Noah:
Noah's Tiger Head

Finally an elf, pattern from Roxycraft, for my cousin Adam (Kinda like Dobby):
Adam's Elf

If you noticed the eyes on the tiger and the elf... Check out Enami Eyes!

The final picture post will be tomorrow... however, I may then have some more projects to share, so again stay tuned ;)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Picture Post #2

Today I would I realized that I don't have any projects that need to be finished. With Christmas come and gone and no more polyfill I decided to start making a flowered scarf. I'm using a pattern from the book The Happy Hooker. I made one already but I decided to give it another try, just for something to do. I'm using a light blue, light green, and light pink. I think it will look nice when it is finished.

So this is the second picture post... Yesterday I showed off what I made for my brother and sister-in-law. Today I chose to show pictures of what I made for my mom, dad, and sister. Enjoy the pictures! :)

For my mom, I made a table topper using a pattern I bought on Etsy. The pattern is by Amy Gaines and can be purchased here. I also used enami eyes for the santa part of the pattern. I like the way it turned out :):
Table Topper for Mom
Christmas Decoration

For my dad, I made a CD of me singing :)... You will see the nice cover I made for it!
Brittany De Laruelle 2008 CD
Songs on 2008 CD

Finally, I created a Tigger head for my sister. She loves loves loves Tigger and so I started with a tiger pattern and changed it a LOT to make it look like Tigger.
Tigger for Chelsea
Tigger Head for Chelsea
My sister with her new Tigger Head

Picture Post #3 is coming tomorrow :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Start to the Pictures

I have been a busy busy bee this last week. As you may have seen, at the bottom of the monkey pictures post I added a list of projects I needed to get done. I successfully completed all of them and am happy with most of them. I had time to finally upload all of the pictures up to my computer and onto flickr last night. There are a LOT of pictures! Because of this I decided I would make a series of picture posts this week. This is partly to add to the suspense. I'm starting with three of my projects. These three projects were made for my brother, sister-in-law, and their new baby (who isn't born yet but should be any day now)... Enjoy the pictures and please leave comments on the pictures or on this post of what you think :)

First my brother's Christmas gift was a picture frame that I painted. The family, duck, and fish were pre-made. The family was painted by me but was pre-cut, while the fish and duck were pre-cut and pre-painted.
Family Picture Frame
The picture is kind of dark... but you can see what I sort of did. A sunset and water :)
My Brother and his Picture Frame
My brother and his picture frame :)

Next is my sister-in-law's new purse. I crocheted this purse using a pattern from the book The Happy Hooker:
Purse for Christa
Christa and her purse
Christa is admiring the fine craftsmanship (she had bought my sister and I purses for Christmas... Great minds think a like ;)

Finally a bib I cross-stitched for my new niece or nephew. I created this bib from a kit you can buy at Hobby Lobby or Joanne's along with most other craft stores:
Cross Stitch Bib for Baby

So that is picture post number 1, stick around for the rest of the week to see more picture posts!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's Christmas Eve

Today is Christmas Eve and I haven't finished my sister's gift... However I have finished my mom's gift and my dad's gift. I didn't have time to take pictures of my mom's gift before I wrapped it, but I will take some pictures tomorrow when she opens it and I'll post them later for you to see. I'm really proud of the final result. As for my dad's gift... He is getting a CD of me singing :) That is what he has truly wanted for a while...

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Few Pictures

I have a few pictures uploaded to my computer of some of my recent creations. However, there are still some projects I took pictures of, but have not uploaded onto my computer.

The first pictures I have are of a monkey I made for a friend. This monkey has a little Packer Jersey on and the number twelve for Aaron Rodgers. This was created by changing a few things on an Ana Paula Rimoli pattern. This monkey pattern can be found in her publication: Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet:
Rodger's Monkey!!!
Justin and his new monkey

The other picture below, is a picture of a pig I made for my Suitemate. The little pig pattern is also by Ana Paula Rimoli and can be purchased at
Christmas Present for Katie

When I finally upload my pictures from my camera, you will be able to see completed pictures of the Polar Bears... along with the picture frame, cross-stitched bib, and purse. I cannot wait for you all to see them.

Here is my to do list by the end of the week (Hopefully you will all see pictures of these creations too):
Christmas Table Topper - Mother
CD of me Singing - Father
Tiger that looks like Tigger - Sister
Stingray - Cousin Jordan
Tiger head - Cousin Noah
Elf Head- Cousin Adam
The Yeti Head- Cousin Brad
Duck Head - Cousin Jena
Elephant Head - Cousin Tara

We'll see what I get done ;)

EDIT: You will see that I finished my list, just in time too!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Don't Have Pictures Yet...

I don't have pictures for you yet, however, I do have some more finished gifts. Soon I will have a picture frame, purse, and I'll also have a cross-stitch bib to show all of you too :). Hopefully I can post those pictures this coming week. Hope you are all excited! :D

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

So I realize it has been pretty much a month since my last post. I thought I would let you all know, that I have created a lot of stuff since then. I just have not had the time to post it all. I just finished crocheting a purse for my sister-in-law for Christmas... but I have no pictures yet. I hope to be able to post them sometime this weekend, since I have a little bit of a break. Otherwise, Christmas break is just around the corner for me... and I will post tons and tons of pictures of bunches of my projects... YIPPEE!!! Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Monday, October 20, 2008


So I really shouldn't be wasting the time posting these pictures, when I actually have a stack of homework sitting next to me, but it is 8:22 in the morning and I do not feel like it is necessary to start homework at this hour. Especially, after I worked over 6 hours on homework yesterday. Anywhoo... I'm posting pictures finally! So please let me know what you think. First, this is the little penguin I finished a while ago, he/she is for a friend of mine for Christmas. I think he is pretty cute. More pictures on my flickr account if you want to see more pictures.

Penguin Take 2

Then I'm in the process of finishing two different types of polar bears for Christmas. One is a ball and the other is the type the penguin is. Here are some pictures of the uncompleted little guys...

Mini Polar Bear

Big Ball Polar Bear

Hope you enjoy the pictures. I'm hoping that in a couple of weeks, I'll finally have time to at least finish the polar bears I started. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Still Alive

So this last week has been kind of terrible... Some things that were quite unexpected has made this week rather stressful. I'm getting better though, don't worry. Anyways I realized that I still have not posted pictures of my finished penguin. If you are still just dying to see him you can go look at him on my flickr account. My username is bcritters. I still haven't finished the two polar bears I have been working on either. I'm really nervous with Christmas getting closer and closer and I having so many gifts I still need to make. Oh well, I'm sure I'll figure something out... Sometime this weekend or soon next week, I will post pictures of what I have done so far. I cannot promise any changes in the projects status's though, since school work is piling and piling... ugh! Oh also I just recently bought some amigurumi eyes from an etsy shop. They should be arriving soon and that makes me happy :)!!!

Hope you are all doing well!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Long Weekend

This is day two of my long weekend, I'm really excited about it. Anyways, I have finished my penguin and I started a cute little polar bear. I also am almost done making a ball polar bear. The penguin I hope to have pictures of tonight. I'm so excited! The penguin is based on a pattern in Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet. The cute little guy is going to be a Christmas present for someone. Keep watching for pictures :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

I swear I'm still alive

This week has been rough, really, really, rough. Tension is high and I just haven't had time to post anything. However, I am back to tell you I did, indeed, finish my cute little turtle. Here are some pictures to enjoy:
Crazy Turtle

Squirtle's Turtle Close-up

Squirtle's Turtle
As always comments and constructive criticisms are more than welcome. Oh! Pattern for this turtle can be found here

Next time I'll try to post some pictures of my latest project, a cute little penguin. :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Squirtle's Turtle's Shell

Here are some pictures of the turtle I'm creating. I plan on hopefully making more of this cute little guy, this weekend. I figure I should have some time, seeing as how the only thing I have for homework so far is History reading. I'm really excited to have sometime to relax and crochet. Please let me know what you think of the little guy's shell.
Turtle Shell
Squirtle's Turtle's shell
Polka-Dotted Turtle Shell

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Squirtle's Turtle

So, what am I up to lately you ask? I actually started working on a turtle for one of my 20 or so Christmas gifts. I am using a pattern that I bought from Ana Paula on etsy. You can see her shop here. I'll post pictures of my progress as I go. I just don't want to post pictures, yet, because I do not have much done. Maybe when I at least finish the shell and stuff.

Monday, September 1, 2008

It is Late

It is rather late, actually rather early in the morning, but I have finally finished my polka-dotted platypus, and I just HAD to share her with the rest of you. I have also been working a few decorations for my room, but for now I will just upload the pictures of Dot (that is her name)... Since I need to be getting off to bed soon... Please comment, because I would love to know what you all think:

Dot the Polka-Dotted Platypus
Pete and Dot
Pete and Dot take 2
Pete and Dot...
Dot surfin my computer

Oh and just a note... I only made Dot (which is the green platypus) The purple platypus is her boyfriend Pete. Pete is an amigurumi I actually bought from Pigglewiggins on Etsy. You should check out her store. She is a pretty awesome lady... Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Second Day of School

Today was my second day of classes. So far they haven't been that bad. I am a bit more stressed after day two, however, mostly because I seem to have a lot of work cut out for me. You know how that is... Anyways I thought I would show you my room thus far. That way you see what I have been up to crafty-wise.

First I'll show you my collection of platypi. I am currently crocheting a girlfriend for the purple crocheted platypus. She is almost finished and just needs a few more finishing touches.
Part of my Platypus Collection
My desk

Then for some of my crafty things... I have the foam animals that my roommate and I put together and then I took an old record and put our names on it for a door dec...
Lion and Zebra
Frog and Hippo
Our door

We also added monkey madness by adding a bunch of monkey additions to our room. They were just too cute to turn down.
Monkey Shower Curtain
Monkey Madness

And finally here is a picture of our entire completed bathroom...

My sink area of my dorm

We actually have added more music decorations since this, but I'm hoping to add more pictures tomorrow and have an add as we go project... Hopefully, Dot the Polka-Dotted Platypus will be done by tomorrow too... But we will see because I have a lot of homework tomorrow!

Friday, August 22, 2008

All Work and No Play

So the title tells you everything. I have been working A LOT! No fun for me... However I did get a chance to at least finish the body of my platypus. I have his beak finished and just need to make his four webbed feet. When I finish and attach them I'll definitely show you all some pictures. In the mean time I'm expected to do program planning and bulletin board decorating. Since I haven't had time to work on crocheting I'll post pictures soon of some of the stuff I HAVE been doing. This includes a bulletin board and my dorm room decorations. I hope you all are having more fun time than I am...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quick Update

So just a quick update so you don't think I'm neglecting my blog already. I actually moved in to my dorm on Sunday. Since then I was expected to go on a overnight retreat, followed by a BBQ dinner, catching up with friends... Plus training all day for the next two days. Tonight I go mini-golfing!!! This is all for a new internship I am working for. In a few minutes, I'm off to eat lunch with the RA's. That means no amigurumi updates. I promise once school starts and I get more organized I'll have more updates. 'Til then got to go... Tons of sirens outside!!! YIKES!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Finished Girl Elephant

Last night I finally finished that girl elephant. I finished her during the gymnastics finals for the Olympics. I was so excited seeing us place gold and silver for women's gymnastics. Anyways, I finished the girl elephant, but had no camera to take pictures of her. So today I went out and bought a new camera. This time I hope the camera is better. So now I'm posting pictures of Eleanor the Elephant. I'm also going to post pictures of Pinky the Octopus. I made Pinky for a co-worker of mine. She cried when she got it. Please comment on both! :)

First pictures of Eleanor the Ballerina Elephant
Eleanor the Elephant
As you can tell Eleanor is a Ballerina. She balances herself on everything she possibly can. This includes books, balance beams, and much, much more...

The one thing that really bugged me about this girl elephant is that it came out a lot smaller than the boy elephant. I used the same brand of yarn, just a different color. This explains why ravelry says TLC yarn isn't all that great. I will no longer be using that type of yarn :(

Here is the Octopus I made: Pinky
Octopus in Basket
Notice how Pinky thinks she is part of the bathroom supplies ;)
Laundry Octopus
She also thinks she is part of the laundry...
Pinky the Octopus

Note: You can always see more pictures on my flickr account. I'm bcritters on flickr.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Remnants of Amigurumi

Remnants of Amigurumi
Originally uploaded by bcritters

So, I'm not done with my girl elephant yet, but you can see in the picture all the pieces of various projects I have going on at the moment. The green stuffed thing is part of a platypus I'm making. The brown is a amigurumi based on the idea of roxycrafts little round animals. I'm making a platypus. The gold is a golden bunny from Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. Finally the dark pinky colored stuff is the girl elephant. I'm figuring I should be done with her today! YAY! Unfortunately, my camera is broken and I have no way of uploading my pictures, because I do not have a camera cord and I lost my memory card usb drive. So, for right now I'm going to be taking pictures using my Photobooth. That means not very good quality, but at least you will get the idea.

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