I really did not post much this year, huh? Now watch me scrambling, trying to make up for it in the last month. Classic Katje!
So early this year I posted about my DIY planner made with an IKEA catalogue and crafting tape. I did not abandon that project! Actually as time went on, I expanded my sources for creating the collage. I cut up some old Barefoot Books catalogues to create more collages, and for December I’m using part of a wildlife calendar. (As of writing this, I still have not done December. Talk about behind.)
I also got washi tape in addition to the dollar store crafting tape I was using. The month collage pages of my planner look pretty awesome.
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“Sir, do you classify as human?”
“Negative, I am a meat popsicle.”
One of the best lines in one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time.
As mentioned, our nephew is named Korben — so this Christmas I’m going all out with the Fifth Element inspired gifts. Not only is he getting a stocking with the symbol of the four elements on it, but I also crocheted him a “stuffed animal” that he can cuddle with…except it’s a popsicle. Made of meat.
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I made this back in August, but didn’t post about it, because I’m terrible at blogging. We’ve established this. ;P
The pattern can be found here. I used scraps of whatever I had in my stash, and my trusty 6 mm crochet hook, and managed to hook it up in a matter of days. It was a quick decision to make it, as my mom and I were going to be seeing my aunty for her birthday and I wanted to make her something.
I also bought a couple of skeins of yarn for it, mainly for the edging, because I was running really low on any one stash yarn and I wanted the edging to be uniform. I really wish I could remember what the yarn was called, but I have lost the wrappers that went with it, and my memory is the worst. I do know it was chunky and had sparkly bits in it and I got it at Michael’s. It might have been Lion Brand?
Oh HO! I have just done a Google Image search for sparkly yarns and found the one it was — Bernat Satin Sparkle in Amethyst*. Apparently it says it’s worsted, but the one I got feels pretty chunky. Anyway, it is really nice and sparkly, and I did pick up 2 skeins in Amethyst and one skein in a dark red color which I think was called Cabernet.
In the pictures you can see my mom modelling it after I photographed it lying on our motel bed in Sechelt. (We were there for the Festival of the Written Arts, and my Aunty happened to be there at the same time, so we met up.)
As for my aunty’s reaction…it was a HUGE hit. 🙂
Spread out on the bed.
One side, + Atwood book.
My momma makes a great model
It’s so comfy and big!
Lookit dat fringe!
*(Links to Amazon from here are affiliate links — I get a small commission if you end up buying from Amazon after clicking the link. You don’t get charged extra.)
Currently working on: still crocheting the popsicle for Korben and doing 2 knitting orders right now. (I sometimes sell my knitting for extra cash around this time of year.)
Wow, long time no write. Sorry about that.
I have been insanely busy for a while now, and for a bit I wasn’t really doing any projects (except my planner, which I will be blogging about again). However, the past few months has seen me knitting and crocheting like a fiend! Especially because Christmas is coming up.
A project I’m about 99% done with is a new Christmas stocking for our nephew, Korben, who just turned a year old. Yes, his name is from the movie The Fifth Element, and you’ll see his stocking references the film as well….
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