Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2012

Jack O'Lantern Coasters

Eingestellt von nanaliciouz um 09:57 0 Kommentare

Fall is here: Days are shorter, it's getting colder and there is hardly a day without rain.
On days like these I like to stay at home, wrap myself in a blanket and have a nice warm cup of tea.

Everything would be fine if there won't be always those unpleasant tea residues on my glass table ... So, what's better than a coaster to get rid of this problem? Too bad I don't have any.

Well, time to make my own set of coasters then! And because Halloween is almost here, it should be something Halloween related although we don't celebrate it in Germany. I ended up making these Jack O'Lantern coasters:

Hope you like it! Happy Halloween y'all!

Love, Nana

Montag, 22. Oktober 2012

Baby Rattles: Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma & Kiiroitori

Eingestellt von nanaliciouz um 17:06 1 Kommentare
It's been a while since my last post and a lot of things have happened. One is that I finally got enough practice in crocheting so I can work on my own ideas, which came into my mind while following patterns.

So, let me show you my first completed project:

Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori Baby Rattle Set!

I fell in love with Rilakkuma & Co. ever since I saw them for the first time. How to resist such cuteness? You can't! That's why I have so many Rilakkuma goodies now: bags, clothes, pillows, folders, mugs, cookie cutter, purse, phone cases and pluggy and and and ... but NO plushie yet! I saw a giant one here but so darn expensive ... Well, I should make my own Rilakkuma plushie but I better try to crochet a mini version of it first. Maybe a rattle for my now 5 months old nephew? Good idea!

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Let's start:

1. I like to start all my crochet projects with a magic ring!

2. Working in rounds from the bottom up. This is going to be the handle of the rattle. You can see the first four rounds of the head on the picture to the bottom right.

3. Nearly finished the head.

 4. Now come the fun part: Stuffing, putting in the bell for the rattle sound, placing the eyes, sewing on ears and muzzle and giving it the final touch.

5. Finished!

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Had so much fun making it I also crocheted Rilakkumas two friends Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori to accompany him. They came out so so so cute:

 What do you think? They're making a great trio, don't they? =)

These rattles can be found on my Etsy shop if you're interested in getting one. They're available as a single item (Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori) or as a set. Shipping worldwide.

I'm going to blog about more baby rattles soon! =)

Love, Nana

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