Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Simple Round Back Newborn Baby & Cocoon

I had a request for a baby bonnet and cocoon recently. After considering a lot of free patterns on ravelry, my customer chose the "Simple Sound Back Newborn Bonnet" by Aimee Collins. It's a darling pattern, simple, unisex, and easy.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Snubbull Pattern

Here's another Pokemon pattern, this time for a Generation 2 Pokemon, Snubbull!
With the new Pokemon Go update, I've been seeing a lot of Snubbulls in my neighborhood and decided to make a pattern for one. It took a few tries, but I'm happy with this one. Please let me know if I made any typos or mistakes - I have no proofreaders!

Friday, March 24, 2017

DIY Party Decor: Twirlers

Is there an official name for these? I prefer calling them "twirlers" rather than "danglers" or "swirl decorations". They are springy coils of paper you attach to the ceiling that hold a paper image at the bottom. I bought a set last year for my daughter's Olaf/Frozen themed birthday party and they were a cute, easy decoration for only 5.99. Except, paying 6 bucks for pieces of paper...ehhh. And this year, Emmy wanted a Mario Bros party, so decor was harder to find locally. So I decided it should be easy enough to make my own!

Friday, March 10, 2017

BYU Baby Sneakers

Everytime I turn around, another friend is having a baby! I'm very behind on the homemade baby gifts, but I just finished these BYU high top baby sneakers.

I bought a pattern by Inventorium here. It is so well laid out and easy to follow for such a complicated looking product. 

These look cute, but they will be even cuter on baby feet! Unfortunately, they came out a bit large so we may have to wait 6 months to see what they look like on him. Right now they would be thigh high sneakers! they have laces that can be tied in front, tucked in, or removed. I think on another pair I might try using thick elastic and no actual laces. We'll see!

I hope everything is awesome for you!
The Craftzilla

Purple Chinese Dragon

My sister-in-law had a birthday recently and needed a dragon. She may not have known it, but she definitely needed a dragon - everyone does, really. (Note: I am not making any more of these dragons. My heart can't take it!!)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

All the Christmas Projects

I don't even know how to coherently relate each item to the next. We have from penguins to ballet slippers, I've been busy making them all!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Charmander Pokemon Crochet Pattern

These Charmanders are stocking stuffers for a class at a local school who were in need of some cheering. I specifically designed them to be easy to make and easy to give away. 

I wanted a quick, cute, and efficient Pokemon pattern. Something that kids would recognize, or if they didn't know Pokemon, would still like. Oddish, Poliwag, Voltorbs, all those round, easier Pokemon were a no-go. I finally settled on Charmander. Even if you didn't know or like Pokemon, he could still be thought of as a dragon or dinosaur. Also, he is DARLING so there.

So after creating NINE of him and tweaking the pattern over and over, here it is! His body and head are connected, saving some time. I did some facial sculpting just by weaving yarn back and forth through his eye sockets, but if you like the straight forward approach you can omit that.