Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Seriously, folks.

What's not to love?

He's all, "Well, hello there!"
I mean, really, he even watches American Idol. Did I mention I'm in love?
I found my other little Cabu thingy. He was in a toybox, as predicted.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hee Hee!

Here you go, Amanda! That was a hard pic to take!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

I'm in love...

So, how do you tell your new love that you're returning to your first love? Not permanently - just for fun.

I finished the crochetted headband. See? I think it's too large. But I still really like it. I'll have to modify the pattern a bit until I'm happy...

I had a lot of fun crochetting, and so when I saw this link, I thought, "Hey, this looks pretty easy... I'll try it."

I'm in love with crochetting - again.*

Specifically, amigurumi. Ooooooo, so cute!**

This is the 2nd one that I made. I have no idea where the first one is. Big Boy was having a great time sending it into "outer space" as he launched it repeatedly straight up into the air.

I guess I could look under some furniture for it. I already checked in the toy boxes. The first one is much smaller than this one.

This one is made with a bulky yarn and a large crochet hook. I don't have any of the details in front of me - sorry!

Everyone loves him. See?

*I started crochetting when I was a little lass. My grandma, mother, and Nancy Camerrata (the shortest, nicest, Italian woman I ever knew) all taught me. Mostly I crochetted those twisted wormy things and Granny square slippers. I loved the process of making things... it was the start of my crafty ways!

**a lot of the patterns I've seen for crocheting online are still kind of hokey (twisted-worm-and-Granny-square-slipper hokey). I still love the beautiful, clean lines of knitting. But the cuteness of the amigurumi toys is irresistable!

A note on the pictures: The last picture of me with the Cabu makes me laugh. I was trying to smile a big, cheesy smile, but it looks like I'm trying to bite the poor thing! And is it wrong that I take pictures of my kiddos with the flash on while they're sleeping?