Security Camera

Beef up security with this classic security camera. Complete with a wall mount, this camera can be positioned to point in any direction. Keep an eye in the nursery, office or your front door! This is a simple project with written directions and many pictures. The camera is constructed around cardboard and stitched together. US abbreviations used: sc, hdc, sl st. Templates for the cardboard pieces are provided.

Size: approximately 11 inches from wall mount to the tip of the lens.

For sale in the store for $1.99 USD. A low price for a little security!

Rocket Ship

In keeping with the space/alien theme for my friends who are foster parents, I decided to make a rocket ship. I followed Rikkas pattern . The blog is in German, but there is an English version of the pattern available there. This ended up being a quick and easy pattern that was also a lot of fun. The white yarn I used is thinner than the other colors so I used a larger hook for that (J/10/6mm) otherwise I used a size H (8/5mm) hook for everything. The brain slug I made up as I went.

Brain Slug

A friend recently went through the process to become a foster parent and said she is low on toys for the various aged children that come to the house. She requested some hand crocheted toys. Here is the first toy I made for her. After I finished it, I thought perhaps a brain slug is not the best idea! They are alien parasites that take control of the people to whom they attach! What are the chances that the children will know that? Half my family never heard of a brain slug before! It will make a fun plush toy anyway. The eye and antennas were crocheted separately and sewn on. I didn’t follow a pattern. It was made with a size H hook and Red Heart yarn.

Max of Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favorite books as a child. I decided to make a Max doll for a nephew for Christmas. Based on Morgan’s pattern, this little Max doll was modified in several areas.

Crocheted with a size E hook using Red Heart yarn, this adorable Max doll has a removable crown and a hood that does down. The hair is hooked on one strand at a time and trimmed to the desired height. I decided to make crocheted claws on the hands and feet. The ends of the hands and feet also have pads like a wolf. The scepter is sewn into Max’s hand. There are also whiskers attached to the hood. The tail is made from grey fun yarn.

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My Little (Colorful) Pony

I fell in love with Paola Navarro’s pony the first time I saw it on Ravelry. Being more traditionally bent, I made my first pony brown, though I added a “star” to the forehead for fun. It was my mother who suggested something more colorful for the second. It was then that I remembered that kids love color and the more colorful ones would look like My Little Pony. Thus the variety you will see.

The pony is made in parts and sewn together. The parts are done in the round. The star either needs to be done in rows so the white yarn can be picked up each time, or a new strand of white has to be added each time you come around.

The turquoise was my mother’s idea. It became one of my favorite colors. The girl to whom this would go asked for a unicorn, so I added the horn on top.

I wouldn’t have put green with this turquoise color, but that is how the variegated yarn was made.

The pink pony was a given. Actually two of my nieces love pink, so I wasn’t sure what to do at first! I solved the dilemma by going to the store and getting purple yarn for the next pony!

I was a little concerned about the last pony. A niece requested a pony with wings. I decided to try using the wings from Paola’s dragon. Fortunately, they seemed to do the trick.

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