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Small Crochet Christmas Elf

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I made this little guy right before Christmas at the craft fair I attended. There’s a lot of down-time and I like folks to see that I’m the actual person who crochets all the items on the table. It being Christmas time, I worked on this little elf. Two girls stopped by and just hung around. It took me a moment to realize they just wanted to see me crochet. They were fascinated seeing a toy develop right before their eyes. It wasn’t the best toy ever but it was cute enough.

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Cute enough!

Once finished, I put him on the table. He didn’t sell, so I put him in our Ultimate Prize-Box. Today, one of my 5th grade boys picked him as his prize. Certain students gravitate towards my creations and he’s one of them. He’s the one who requested the green Pea Shooter. I don’t even remember how many of my items he has in his possession but it sure is nice to be appreciated in that way. 🙂

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Tunisian Crochet Slippers

My old crochet slippers are getting holey, not to be confused with a spiritual experience, they have actual holes on their soles, but don’t worry, their soul’s are just fine.

I had made two sets and I liked them but they turned out way too big.

I wasn’t daunted, though. I crocheted the opening down until my feet didn’t fall out. But they were still way too big. I used the heck out of them anyway, which led to their holiness.

It was time to make a new set, and I vowed this new pair would fit better; no more clown shoes.

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So far so good.

I added a flower again.

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But alas, good intentions and all that. They did indeed turn out smaller and fit really well but…

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Clown Shoes!

But I’m still going to wear the heck out of them. 🙂

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I like clown shoes apparently. 

These are very easy to make, which is probably why I keep making them. 🙂 And I love tunisian crochet because it creates a thick and cozy fabric.

For my next pair, I’ll definitely create something different, definitely. Yes, definitely.

New Crochet Pikachus

My wonderful friend, who has supplied me with many of the succulents in my garden, wanted a couple of crochet Pikachu’s for her grandchildren. I have received an abundance of cuttings from her garden that have bloomed into such lovely plants in my own garden that it was a pleasure making the toys for her.

crochet pikachuShe said her grandchildren loved them (hopefully she’s not just being nice).

Golden Rainbow Crochet Doll

I haven’t made a crochet doll in ages but I’ve recently given myself a swift kick in the pants. I know that sounds kinda mean but I absolutely needed it. I had projects that needed seeing to and no one was seeing to them. With the end of the year bearing down upon me, I just had to kick it into high gear.

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Finally! A doll is born.

First up was my sweater/coat/cardigan. I gave me the stink eye and threatened that there would be consequences if I didn’t get that sucker done and lo and behold, I finished it and was finally able to give it to my sister.

Next up was the Christmas tree. We have an artificial tree, and it was buried way, way, way, deep in the closet under Halloween boxes, Easter boxes, computer boxes and all kinds of other miscellany. I just didn’t want to go through that clutter-jungle. To add insult to injury, I would need to figure out exactly where I was supposed to put the tree. My kiddo moved back in and I consequently had to find new places for many of my things, so the tree spot was no longer available. Upon announcing to my hubs that the tree would remain in the closet of doom, he revolted. The tree had to go up he said. I said, you know the way too and pointed to the closet. Continue reading

Crochet Bendy and Crochet Pea Shooter

So my first two students to reach Ultimate Prize Box asked for custom crochet items. They are brothers and love my crochet stuff. The projects they asked for didn’t seem too difficult and I agreed.

The first wanted a Bendy in some form. He wasn’t sure what he wanted, a hat? a plushie? a keychain? He decided on a puppet. Now I just had to figure out what a Bendy was!

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Oh, that’s a Bendy

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Craft Fair Part 3: Crochet Christmas Ornaments and Scarf

And finally, I made a few quick and easy projects for the craft fair. I like to have a few things I know the kids can afford so I made about 10 Christmas Tree ornaments.

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I sold three of these.

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And one of these.

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And two of those.

I had a scarf I placed on the table, not expecting it to sell, but it went! I don’t have a picture of it but it was pretty. 🙂

The crowd wasn’t very big this year but I had a lot of fun hanging out with my friend and I sold enough to make it worth my while.

Craft Fair Part 2: Crochet Wine Bottle/Water Bottle Holder

Wine Cozies

I tried my hand at making a cozy for wine bottles or large water bottles. I saw people buying those at a craft boutique I participated in. Thought I’d make some for the craft fair at our school.

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This one sold!

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I went with Christmas colors.

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I was going to make more and changed my mind. They’re cute and all but I have no use for the ones that don’t sell. But then again, I say I won’t but I probably will, do the craft fair again next year so it couldn’t hurt to make a couple more. 🙂