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Homestead Gifties: Video Game Goodness

19 Jul

Hey Dudes! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I’ve been reaaaaaaaaaally busy. But that just means I’ll have more stuff to post, bwa ha ha!

But I’m still reaaaaaaaaaally busy, so until I get my act together, lemme post a quick happy little something!

Remember my Amigurumi Christmas Tree that I love to talk about? Well last Christmas I decided to make it a straight-up Video Game Tree, and I wanted to make Pac-Man and all the little ghosties chasing each other around it!

But guess who ran out of time and didn’t get to make the ghosties? But guess who DID get to make Pac-Man at least! I used this pattern: http://fulloffluff.com/wordpress/2007/04/03/14/ to make him.

Look how cute he is! I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn, even for the eyes (couldn’t/was too lazy to find buttons that would work perfectly).

I think he kind of looks like a Muppet though. It might be the red tongue!

Here he is with his friends.

Here’s a shot of the entire nerd fest!

You may have noticed some awesome not-yarn-y 8-bit things hanging on the tree as well. That’s because when my amazing friend Aimee found out I was making a video game tree, she decided to make these goodies for me:

Yes, these are 8-bit classic video game characters made out of Shrinky Dinks covered in that 60’s plastic bead stuff! I love Aimee so much!! Also she took this photo and I stole it from her!

And in return, I made her this:

It’s a metal slime from her fave, Dragon Quest.

I used this pattern but modified it to make it way smaller: http://arpelia.blogspot.com/2008/03/slime-amigurumi.html. And I totally used Vanna’s Glamour and I think like a C hook. So delicate for a slime, haha!

NERDS!!!

Homestead: Amigurumi Christmas Tree!

28 Dec

Happy Belated Christmas! Continuing the trend of making things for myself, I decided to spend the month of December crocheting amigurumi guys for my 4-ft. chartreuse Christmas tree. I had grand ideas of covering every free spot with cute crocheted versions of things that Tim and I like, but alas I only managed to finish seven things before the holiday.

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At least there’s always next year to add more fun! Here’s a closer look at the patterns I used:

Super Mario Invincibility Star:

The Super Mario Invincibility Star as a tree topper? CUTE!!

Super Mario Super Mushroom:

Continuing my obsession with 8-bit and Tim's love for video games, I also made a Super Mushroom!

Super Mario Bob-omb:

Aaaaaaaaaand another Super Mario character! (He was very fun to make!)

Slime:

I never played "Dragon Warrior," but Tim has, so I thought it'd be fun to make a Slime. Even though I made it a bit smaller than the pattern recommended, it still came out huge. And I accidentally over-stuffed it at first, so the crochet holes got really big and stuffing shows through. But he's still cute, and I love that color blue!

Fried Egg:

I sometimes like eating eggs, and when I do, Tim's always wicked nice about cooking them for me. And he makes a very yummy fried egg! That's why there's a fried egg on our tree. I don't know why either the yolk came out way bigger or the white came out way smaller than in the pattern pic. Yet cuteness abounds!

Ghostie:

The real reason I made this one is because it's so cute and I wanted to try my hand at making a picot ruffle. But also, we like watching "Ghost Hunters" and have an interest in the paranormal and "weird" stuff in general, so it's still fitting for the "Things We Like" category! The pattern suggests using glow-in-the-dark yarn; how cool would that be?? I just used white.

Heart:

I draw hearts all over the place because I think it's funny and I like the shape of them. But it's also fitting because Tim and I are in loooooooooooooove. This heart dude came out funky and it was difficult to stuff and make look like a heart. But it was an interesting crocheting experience. And it came out pretty much a heart shape, so, success!

I used a US F5/3.75 MM sized needle for (I think) all of these, and pretty much used Red Heard Classic Solids and Red Heart Super Saver Solids yarn for most of these. And I had fun ordering and using cute safety eyes from CR’s Crafts! (I ordered quite a small collection for these and future projects!)