Crafting, crafting update, reason to blog

Happy 2 Year Anniversary

This month marks that two years ago, I started this blog because of a college project. Today, I’m trying to manage 4 other blogs. It gets confusing sometimes. lol

I still love to post and share stuff here online of my crafts and so much more. I always think and feel I could do more but I don’t ever get the change to do cool videos or anything in particular, but once in a while I love to share with you photos of my crafts.

I thank my followers that do follow me on here and on my social media sites. I appreciate it greatly.

Stay tuned for more awesome crafts in the coming year. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do more as I adjust to my teaching job and other things around me. 🙂

See you soon and happy crafting!

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Crafting, crochet, crocheting

My own little project

Hi, everyone… Busy, busy, busy. I have two classes tonight. Yippee. I love my little friends. Even one invited me “over” for dinner. 🙂 I wish I could go. 🙂

Anyway, I wanted to give you an update on my crafting. I’m working on designing my own crochet needle case. I wanted something just for my Longer Tunsian hooks. They need a home. Since I have the needles, I thought why not try to stitch something really cool with the needles.

So far I’m making the item in two pieces. One is the pocket I will sew on. The second section will be the design for the cover. 🙂 I’d like to make a separate pocket for each item, but so far I’m not sure how to do that without showing the stitching on the pattern. So I’m going to do some research right now on other patterns and how they made their pockets for each needle.

I hope you enjoy this update. Hopefully, I’ll get to post more frequently. It gives me something to look forward and to share with all my fellow crafters.

See you later.

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Crafting, crochet, crocheting, knitting

Working on my own pattern

Hi, folks.. I finished the Legend of Zelda bag for my best friend and gamer, x45x. He hasn’t come over to get his presents yet. 😦 He’s been spending about 8 hours a day streaming all his favorite games. (Find him on Twitch after 4pm everyday) Twitch.tv/x45x

Right now, I got a slight cold, but I thought I’d drop a line or two to tell you about my latest project. Since I made the fore-mentioned bag above, I learned the Tunsian or Afghan crochet stitch. This stitch is awesome, because it is closely related to knitting. I have yet to get the hang of knitting. I tried a few weeks ago, but it was to no avail.  Anyway, I decided I need to crochet hook case more my long tunsian needles. I’m in the process of learning a few things, but I’m going to make this really pretty case with a flower on it. I’m going to use the normal tunsian stitch, knit-stitch and, possibly the puff stitch for the flowers. I’ve drawn the items on graph paper and trying to see how I can do with this made up pattern. It’s my first made up pattern.

the next thing I’m going to make is my companies mascot, Dino the VIPKID  dinosaur. I can’t wait to see what to do with him. I’m going to have to really think long and hard how to make him. 🙂 I guess I can steal parts from Baymax and Yoshi to create him. 🙂

I’ll try to post my patterns on my Ravelry page soon.

So nice to give you an update on my crafts. See you soon!

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Crafting, paper crafts

Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Flowers

Have any of you ever wanted to make something really fast and simple that will make people go WOW!! Recently, in my crafting research between my business up keep and my new online ESL teaching job, I started making tissue paper flowers.

Here are the supplies you will need:

  1. Tissue Paper ( I got a bunch of it for a dollar at Dollar Tree)
  2. Decorative Pipe Cleaners ( you can get these almost anywhere like Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)
  3. Scissors

If you know how to fold a paper fan, that technique is what you will need to know.

Put several layers of tissue paper down, preferably 4+. It can be any size of tissue paper; super tiny squares or the entire sheet. Fold it in sections (1 inch or 2 inches for a large flower, 1/2 an inch for a small one, etc) opposite of each other until you reach the end.

Now place the pipe cleaner in the middle of the “fan”. Now with your scissors cut out any design (pointed or curved) on the edges to even out the flower. Fan out the sides. It should sort of look like a bow tie at this point. lol 😀 Now lift up and fluff  each and every layer of tissue paper. Work one side at a time.

Once you are done, you should have something that looks like this.

My best friend thought they were shower poofs at first, when he quickly saw them in a similar picture, but he soon could see they were flowers. lol. They look more awesome in person. Plus, I found matching colored pipe cleaners. That was pretty cool!

These are great for gifts or for decorations. Just be careful not to get them wet, because they will disintegrate very easily.

Hope you enjoy this little craft for spring and Easter! See you soon with more great crafts!

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet, Etsy, Pokemon

New Etsy Store Name and Items for sale now

I have renamed my etsy store to Gabi’s What Knots and More and I just posted up for sale the latest three items I have. We have Yoshi, Pikachu, and Kirby up for sale NOW!… I just love my store’s name. My brother made it up for me about 6 months ago and it sort of stuck so I’m naming all my things that. 🙂 I’m also doing micro crochet, but I need to get stocking for those items.. 🙂

Aren’t they adorable?!

🙂

These guys are ready to go home and be adopted into your family today!

Shop now.. 🙂

 

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet, Pokemon

Christmas is coming!!

I’m so excited.. I’m working on some mini amigurumis and I can’t wait to show you what I’ve created. The items are still being created. They take me slightly longer at times, because they are mini and are hard to see. I should’ve put a table magnifier on my list. lol 😀

Because they are Christmas gifts, I will not shout out to whom they are for at this time nor will I tag them in my pics. I’m trying to work fast on one because my best friend announced a couple of weeks ago he’s headed to Finland for New Year’s and leaves the day after after Christmas. He won’t be back for almost a month. I’m going to miss him tons. Makes me sad thinking about it. ;-(

Here’s an update: I’m trying to post my crafts once and a while on Instagram. My name is Musicgurl4vr on there so if you like what you see on this page feel free to follow and let me know you found my name on here. 🙂

I also love to take pictures of random stuff. I probably almost post something everyday; it’s sort of like a picture journal. lol I hope I don’t annoy you with my postings.

Anyway, until next week with my mini amigurumis… See you then.

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet

My new Store

Hi, folks… Well. I’ve been busy making my little amigurumis. 🙂 Love them so much.. I started putting them on sale online… Here’s the store

gabiscreations.storenvy.com

I only have a kirby for sale at this time, but I’ll post more awesome products as soon as I can… Kirby will be $15.00 plus shippinKirby.jpgg. You can pay me through Paypal, which is very convenient. I’m still working on the shipping stuff, but I’ll let you guys know later… There is some editing to do on that part of the site.

Here’s what Kirby looks like. He’s made to order and I require at least a week to get him made and shipped to you.

 

Until next time, Have fun crafting!

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