Crafting, crafting update, crochet, Twitch

Good afternoon, Crafters!

Hi, Crafters.. I’m busy with working, working on bills and doing my side jobs, such as book reviewing. I ordered too many books to review and that has been disaster, but I’m weening down slowly. Down to 5 now, working on the load. What a mistake!!! But I’ll survive, I think.

For those that missed it, last week, although I was sick, I decided to stream on Twitch for a whileΒ  to show off my progress on my commission project- blue yoshi. I have gained 3 out of 10 followers. My goal is 10 at this point, but I decided to stop streaming temporarily because of distractions and also I hate my camera angles. I need to work on that. I’m hoping the stream can also show off some great products I use or other beauty techniques in the near future. I may even start streaming on YouTube (if I have enough devices to run it all. lol) Yeah, big ideas.

My blue yoshi is complete:

This week I’m working on another commission project. This one may take some more time; it’s a bullet bill. I’m working with a pattern that I found online through Ravelry and I do credit the creator. I just love Ravelry and I should post more of my projects on there, but the Bullet Bill is pretty big and I didn’t expect it to be. I guess I need to start creating my own patterns, but it is hard for me because mathematics has never exactly been a friend of mine.Β  I’ve found a software to create patterns, but my down fall has been I forgot how to read the symbols. OH NO!!! :-O I’m not sure what to do about that, except go back and study that lesson I watched so many moons ago. If I can find the time. πŸ˜€

Here’s a peak from Instagram of the progress of the project. Working on part two today. 120 more stitches. AHHHH!!

Anyway, don’t forget to follow me on wordpress via email or the follow button down below. πŸ™‚ I appreciate the follows and any donations you give to support my endeavors, although you aren’t obligated. πŸ™‚ Remember if you see me on stream feel free to leave me a whisper or contact me here for commission products or any ideas you’d love to share.Β  πŸ™‚

I hope you enjoy my updates and I’ll see you again soon.

Happy Crafting!

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amigurumi, Crafting, crafting update, crochet, crocheting, Twitch

A blue yoshi?– Oh yes that is for sure!!!

Howdy, folks!! I don’t have pictures yet, but I’m happy to announce I have my first commission project. This is for an online friend, artbybrierrose, who is a watercolorist, artist, and painter. She has a great talent and skill. I’m always amazed at her talents. We’ve only been friends a short time, but I’ve come to learn there are nice and kind individuals out there if you find them.

I’m hoping to share with you some of the pictures of the project. So far I’ve posted a few on Instagram, as I ‘ve been waiting for my ‘special’ yarn. This will be a blue yoshi. I haven’t made a blue yoshi before, but ifΒ  you don’t know, yoshi can come in all of the colors of the rainbow. They are ‘bright’ creatures. I just love yoshi. πŸ™‚ According to Wiki, Yoshi can be different colors due to what they eat and they are gender neutral creatures, but all lay green and white eggs (which I should really make yoshi eggs, too) πŸ™‚

I can’t wait to share with you my latest project.

Twitch update:

I’m still wanting to be able to stream for all you fans, but time is limited and I need to try to focus on how long I want to stream and what time. As summer approaches I’m hoping I can figure out a great time. I have a few more things, I’m wanting to create for stream, such as a layout and donation channel. I’m in the process of creating a Facebook, public figure page, but you know, those Facebook algorithms are not the easiest to understand. If you aren’t connected to people that care, your pages sit in a stand still and eventually close. 😦

Before, I close, make sure you are following me on all my social platforms (twitch, twitter, instagram are my go tos), as they also help me get to test out products. πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to follow me here on this blog as well. I update it as I can. Click the links below to follow along with me.

@lovebird122107

@musicgurl4vr or @gabiswhatknots

@lovebird1221

Happy Crafting!!! And I’ll see you next time.

 

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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. πŸ™‚ I’m also doing micro crochet, but I need to get stocking for those items.. πŸ™‚

Aren’t they adorable?!

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

Shop now.. πŸ™‚

 

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amigurumi, Crafting, crochet

Amigurumis

Hi, folks as promised I took a picture of the amigurumis I’ve been making. πŸ™‚

My amigurumis: back to front (pikachu, kirby, and yoshi)

I’m making these to put up for sale at a local store. If that doesn’t work, I’m going to be putting them up for sale online. πŸ™‚ I’m trying to decide on what store outlet to sell them on. Β I’ve handmade them and each one has its own personality. I don’t know what happens, but the object always seems a little different after I finish it. πŸ™‚ lol I think it is something to do with tension.

Yoshi, the green dinosaur, takes the most time. He takes a couple of days to complete when all is said and done, because he has a lot of detail work. Kirby is the pink creature. He’s cool and easy to make in a few hours. Pikachu, the yellow looking rabbit (lol we Pokemon lovers know he’s an electrical type and is really a rodent), takes me a good day to make. I’m falling in love with them all and hate to part with them, but they are my bread and butter for now.

I want to give a Shoutout the creators of the pattern: 53stitches, nerdigurumi, and Beverly Arnold’s Baby Dino pattern on Ravelry. I’ve had to tweak the patterns because they always change size, but the original patterns came from those creators. THANK YOU, guys!

Stay tuned for more awesome crafts!

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My latest creation

Oh boy! It’s been awhile. I’ve been so busy trying to figure out, yet again, how to make money, however, I think I’m on my way. Β I think I’m going to do AVON and then maybe a creative candle company called PinkZebraHome. They sell candles. (I’ll post the link on a tab when I start my selling networks) And maybe I’m gonna try to sell some creatures I’m about to show you…

These are my new friends, the Yoshi family. See big Yoshi and little Yoshi. They are friends. Thanks to Mary Smith on Ravelry, I found this pattern for free. I’m so happy to have found them. Β I’m giving the big one to my best friend Ian (xfourtyfivex or x45x, for all you gamers out there seeing my post) in a couple days for a Christmas present. Won’t he be surprised! He loves Yoshi and carries one he got from the Nintendo Store in NYC with him all the time to college classes.

What made me find this pattern? Well… x45x, of course. I asked him via iMessage, one day randomly while he was studying at college, “What would you like for xmas, Ian?” … “Have you seen the Yoshi Wooly World? I’d like to have one of those. maybe you can figure out how to make one.” Inspiration clicked. Since that day ( I don’t think he remembers what he told me), but I decided to hunt quickly to find the easiest, quickest, and cutest yoshi available for free at the time. I ran across Mary Smith’s pattern on Ravelry. I had never seen Ravelry so I took a peek. How I love the forum!!!

Just for you crafters to know, this type of crochet is called Amigurumi. It is the Japanese word for basically making stuffed animals in a special technique of signal crochets in the round. You have to understand the magic ring though to make this work perfectly. The cheat will never work or give you the same results. It’s the tight circle stitch that makes it work the best.

Anyway, I hope you have a happy holiday and hope to see you back soon to show you more of my latest inspirations. Again, thanks to Mary Smith on Ravelry, who created the pattern. This would not be possible without you. Thank you!!!

If you like what you see, please follow. I think I’ve added an email link sign-up, so you can follow me via email postings. Thanks for stopping and come back soon.

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