Aug 26, 2013

Lego Men Crayons

Lego Men Crayons
I was busy with a slightly different project. For the past week or so, with some help, we peeled old crayons, broke them into small chucks, fit them inside a form, and baked them in the oven. It was a long project, but in the end we have created an army of Lego men.

Now, you may wonder why on Earth would we need this much of crayons. Well, our local library is trying to raise money to pay for renovation. The money the town set aside to finance the renovation is not enough to cover the cost of renovation and the Friends of the Library and many other people are trying hard to raise enough money to cover the difference. It has been a long process and the goal to reach is still far away.
My child wanted to help since library is our favorite place to visit. Therefore we began  the melting and baking. The crayons were nicely wrapped and are now on display and available to buy at our small library. The only thing left is to hope that people will buy the bags with colorful crayons and the money will help at least a bit to reach the goal.

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Aug 18, 2013

Eyeball and Huggly

Eyeball and Huggly

Eyeball and Huggly are my newest knitted monsters. These two cuddly critters are the result of collaboration with two young artists.
It has been a long process, longer than I anticipated, but the results are delightful.

It started some time after my child draw the image of Loopy and I knitted Loopy based upon the drawing. We had two visitors whom  love to draw. I made them an offer, if they draw their own critters, then I would knit them. The two young artists took their job very seriously and draw many beautiful pictures. Together we picked the yarn, and I started to work on the project. It took longer than I wanted, but I managed to finish the toys in time to make a unique and original birthday gift for the two young artists.

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Aug 4, 2013

Knitting Pattern for Minions (evil version)

Somebody turned bad......



The Knitting Pattern for evil version of minions is available now.

You will need less than a ball of sport to medium weight yarn in purple color (I used Caron Simply Soft Grape # 9610), 1 ball of Fun Fur or other novelty type of yarn in color matching the body of the minion (optional) for hair, less than a ball of black yarn. Also remnants of grey yarn and white yarn. The finished minion is approximately 9" (22cm) tall.

The pattern is available as PDF file download on Ravelry or here.

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Also if you would like to knit the original minions
here is the link to my pattern:

Minions - part 1
Minions - part 2

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