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Crochet Mouse Ears

I’ll be joining a friend at her annual craft fair boutique in her home,  but when she asked, I didn’t have anything to sell. I knew I’d have to make some new items but what to make? I didn’t want to spend a lot of time crocheting products that didn’t sell and that I would have to store.

What to do? I made things I want for myself anyway or that the kids would like in the prize-box at work. Win win win for everyone.

I’ve been obsessed with Disney bounding and Mickey ears lately. I see all the cute ears when I go to Disneyland and imagine all the possibilities I could create with crochet. That got me thinking of headbands in general and I got to work.

I focused on kid friendly headbands that appealed to the kid in me as well.

Mouse Ears 

I love love love the Nightmare Before Christmas and wanted to try it out.

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Had to give princess ears a go too.

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Couldn’t pass up some holiday ears.

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Felt like I was missing something so I added pompoms. I like it! Might add some gold to it somewhere, might use flowers instead of pompoms…or just leave it and move on. To be determined. 🙂

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It wasn’t all about the mouse. Here are some other experiments. These are geared more towards my students.

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All in all, I’ve been busy! And what I don’t sell I can use!

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Crochet Ariel Bounding Outfit

After a few request to show off my crocheted Ariel bounding outfit, today was the day. The weather finally cooled off enough that I could actually put it on (in the morning). I probably won’t be wearing the two pieces together because, you know, crochet overload, but they do make a happy couple visually, if not in practicality.

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It was morning but it was already getting to warm to keep on!

I’m thinking of making some new Ariel ears. Not sure I still like these.

Disney Bounding As Ursula At Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

My hubby and I were lucky enough to snag a reservation the opening month for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. I like Star Wars, but my hubby really, really loves Star Wars and had been anxiously awaiting the opening of Galaxy’s Edge since it was announced years ago. But honestly, I’d say he was waiting for something like this since he was ten years old. Being able to go on its opening month was very exciting.

Well, I could just go in plain-old clothes. As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to go in a Bounding outfit. For this trip, it would have to be my Ursula themed clothes. My Ariel crochet outfit wasn’t ready yet, but I thought I could whip up some quick Ursula ears and I did!

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Unfortunately, they flopped-over a little. It wasn’t bad, but I  knew I’d be trying to flop them back up all night. The choice was to leave them at home or try to do a quick fix to stiffen them up. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to stiffen them with glue water…the day of! Needless to say, they didn’t dry before we had to leave. Hubby thought we should take them anyway and see if they dried up on the way. They didn’t.

They almost did, but they flopped even more from the heaviness of the water, even though they were almost dry. Almost wasn’t going to be good enough. We left them in the car. Oh well, I was still happy with my outfit. And we had a really good time. The ears were perfect once they dried and are ready for the next trip. 🙂

As you can imagine, we took a ton of pictures to mark such a momentous occasion. I wanted to share all of them but I didn’t think anybody would thank me for that! I narrowed it down to my favorites.

Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge 2019: Through our lens

Not technically at Galaxy’s Edge yet, but we were happy to be inside Disneyland.

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Ursula Bounding!

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