Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas stockings

The holidays are over and I'm happy to report, that I was able to finish my holiday crafting this (or should I say last?) year. Of course I finished my husband's stocking on the 24th, around midnight and a flashlight was the only source of light. But what really matters, that is was finished by the time Santa stopped by. You had already seen Alex's stocking in an earlier post, but things have changed since then. I get to keep that stocking, and I made for my monkey-boy a bigger one.

And, boy, were we all nice last year. Santa filled our socks to the top! Happy new year Everyone, may 2014 be full of joy and a little bit of crafting!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Owl hat

My sister requested an animal hat. She said it can be anything except for a monkey. At first I was torn between two super cute patterns, but then I decided I will HAVE to make both. Below yuo can see the first one, the owl. What makes it extra special is that I only followed the pattern for the hat and the white eye circles part. And the rest... well, that's all me.

You can find the FREE pattern here.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Snowman and snowflake

These two were my husband's Mikulás presents. I made a winter themed key ring of them. The snowman is big enough for someone to find it easily, in case that someone forgets where did he put his keys. Which happens a lot. Both project work up quickly and the patterns are super easy.

You can find the FREE snowman pattern here. And here's the snowflake pattern, which you can also use free of charge.

Holiday zebra

I made this little guy for our landlady. It took an awful lot of color change, but he turned out really cute. The pattern was very easy to follow. He wears a hat and a scarf, those were not part of the original pattern.

You can find the FREE Zebra pattern here. As for the hat and the scarf, I borrowed their patterns from here.

Friday, December 6, 2013

White kitty

I made this white kitty for one of Alex's friend, Nong, who adores cats. For the eyes I used black felt and yellow yarn, mainly because I didn't have yellow felt, and I'm quite happy with the result. This was a quick and easy project, great last-minute gift idea.

You can find the FREE pattern here.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Alex's big discovery in Thailand is the gecko. They are literally everywhere, mainly on the walls hunting for the occasional mosquito. Their colors vary between brownish and yellow. They also croak, freaky! But Alex simply loves them. Every evening, when they come out, we go on an adventure to find as many as possible.

This whole thing single-handedly solved this year's Mikulás question. If you are curious about the Mikulás, you can read about him here. And if you fall in love with the little guy below, you can find its FREE pattern here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Baby bear

I made this little cutie for a friend, who often comes to play with Alex. She carries it around on her keys, so you can imagine the problem we faced a couple of days ago, when Alex decided he wanted to keep baby bear. Of course we gave it back, but it resulted in a small tantrum. Oh, well. That's life for you!

You can find the FREE pattern here.

Monday, December 2, 2013


A friend of mine on Ravelry created the pattern of this cutie. Pikmins are supposedly the characters of an online game for kids. Even if you haven't heard of the species before, their bright colors will cheer you up for sure.

The FREE pattern can be downloaded its Ravelry page. Although you'll need to do a quick sign up if you want to make one of these cuties.

Christmas tree beanie

Alex will wear this cute little beanie in our Christmas cards this year. Can't wait to do the shooting!

You can find the FREE pattern here.