Tag Archive | bulky yarn

Design Week – Day 5 – Trouble Spots

I was really fortunate with Fiona to not have many trouble spots. Most of the time was actually spent on how the legs should look (ie- realistic, comical, standing, sitting, etc.). So in the end the easiest way won out and sitting “vogue” style won out. Thus the reason for also having to put long eyelashes and “eyeliner”, as one viewer put it, on her eyes. My DH actually thinks that her feathers look like a type for fur/feathered stole. So Fashion Diva Fiona the Flamingo is finished and here are her glamour shots!

Plump Purple Pachyderm

This guy didn’t take as long to make as I thought but halfway through, I was really worried that he was even going to look like an elephant!!! He’s approx. 11″ long and 6 1/2″ tall and using Red Heart Homespun yarn in “Purple Haze” totally makes him!!! He’s still a baby so he doesn’t have tusks but if you’re wanting to purchase the pattern, visit my ravelry site and you can buy now. I welcome all comments and ideas on new “critters” to make. My DH has now deemed this as his favorite “critter” to date!!!

Bruce the Walrus

So I was totally unmotivated to complete the fish and alpaca that I have in progress, so I started “Tuskegee the Walrus” from Stacey Trock’s Crocheted Softies book and it was very fast and fun to do. I used a wavy, very bulky yarn (identical to the monkey) just a different color and this was in light aqua and had a touch of lavender to it as well. Thus the reason that he’s quite big, about 12″ long. But I still like him. So my friend across the pond said that he should be named Bruce, therefore, he shall! =)
Stacey Trock was kind enough to include my walrus on her ravelry site!!!!

My Favorite Critter – Baby Brown Monkey

Back in December I needed to make two monkeys for a co-worker for Christmas presents…didn’t have a pattern, was too frugle to buy one, etc. So I just started crocheting and this is what I came up with….I’ll post the Baby Brown Monkey pattern in late January. The banana is from a KTB Designs book on etsy.com and it totally makes the whole thing!!! I even gave him a belly button! The signature “TBC unraveled” look for him is on top of his little head. He’ll grown into his ears someday I’m sure. His main purpose right now is the LOVE for his banana that is ALL his. =)