Creepy Cute Cross Stitch: Part 2!

By popular demand, a little something more for those that don't crochet...

Creepy Cute Cross Stitch: The Monster Edition!
creepy cute crochet cross stitch

Of course, if you haven't seen the first set of Creepy Cute cross stitch motifs, they're still available here

...and, also of course, if you haven't yet checked out my book, Creepy Cute Crochet, I don't even know what to say. You must not like awesome things. :)

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Amigurumi and the Perils of Space Exploration

I've just posted a new slideshow showcasing some of my recent projects, and it's all about space and general sci-fi crazyness:

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Also, if you didn't see my first slideshow, check it out here:

You can't go wrong with laser manatees!

(Click here to read more on how this was made)

Pile of Craft 2010

OMGWTFBBQ! Pile of Craft is less than a month away! If you're going to be in the Baltimore area on June 26th, you should definitely plan to hit this show. I haven't seen a bad one yet!

Charm City Pile of Craft

So, am I ready to vend? Dunno... let's check the vat o' critters...

vat o' crocheted critters

Hmm... vat #1 is looking a bit sparse. We need more rocketships! ...and, possibly more narwhals.

The Electric Spinner Adventure

A few months back, Ray and I made an electric spinning wheel based on plans found here:

Now that I've had some time to tinker and tweak, I though that I'd share a quick video of this thing in action:

NeedleNoodles does Needle Felting

After my foray into injection dyeing this weekend, I had some orphaned wool left over. Not quite enough to spin, but too much to just toss or throw in with the stuffing. Luckily, I also had some felting needles around, so I decided to take a stab at needle felting.

Pink needle felted critter
My first needle felted doodad.

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Note: Of course, if you would like to have one of these guys for your very own, they're listed over at These are definitely one-of-a-kind, and quite labor-intensive, so, when they're gone, they're *gone*.

Fiber Arts: Injection Dyeing

Last Saturday was this month's Fiber Arts meeting, and the topic covered was injection dyeing.

Injection dyed yarn

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Creepy Cute Expansion Pack #8: Robot (Model 1)

Continuing on the topic of projects cut from the initial manuscript of Creepy Cute Crochet, I give you the Model 1 Robot:

crocheted robot

Originally, there were two different robot patterns in Creepy Cute, but, once it became apparent that this would be too much robot redundancy, they were forced to duke it out for the limited available space. This model lost out in that battle, but has come back stronger, fitter, and ready to rule us all.

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...or, click here if you haven't time, patience, or inclination to make this, and get one ready-made.

Tutorial: Crocheted Jogless Stripes

A common problem in amigurumi: you want to crochet something striped, but there's this funky looking stairstep "seam" running diagonally where you change colors. How do you get rid of that!?

EDIT: I've also put together a pair of videos showing this technique in action. You can view them here:

example of crocheted stripes without the jogless method

The easy answer would be to just hide the seam in the back or somewhere else out of notice, but let's say that this option won't work for you, or that you're making a long, spindly striped piece where the seam can't really be hidden. Luckily, I have another solution for you: the crocheted jogless stripe!

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