Alien Invasion

Following on from my visit from a little green chap in his wee flying saucer, I decided to move up in scale.

Here is the end result. I love crocheting things together as one piece as much as possible. I mean, let’s face it, who likes to sew all the pieces together? And how often does one limb sit perfectly and the other one is a little askew?

For my alien lovey his arms are made first. They are then crocheted in with the head/body as you go. The spaceship (aka blanket) portion is crocheted to the alien bust. I love using this technique as it makes everything a lot more secure. And, again, saves on the amount of sewing!
For Allan the Alien you have to crochet the limbs first and then he’s made from the head down, crocheting the limbs in as you go. It’s a wonderful technique because you suddenly realise “Hey, a few more rounds and I’m done! No sewing!” Did I mention I’m not keen on sewing? Haha

Find them here:
Alien Lovey

Allan the Alien

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Marvellous Mice!

 So, does everybody love mice? Maybe not but you have to admit that when they are crochet they’re just utterly adorable! 😀

I’m thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful collection of both paid and free patterns of mousey cuteness in a pattern round up by Rebeckah’s Treasures. My Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey are both included (number 5 & 39).

 Check them all out here:

Rebeckah’s Treasures: Blog or  FacebookTwitch cheese fullFind Twitch the Mouse and Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey patterns on Ravelry.

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Medusa Looses her Head

I have always loved a little bit of mythology! Reading it, watching movies about it and one of my favourites has always been the original 1981 version of Clash of the Titans.

After completing my Mini Mythology set I had an idea for a new lovey. I ummed and aahhed over the idea for some time. I knew it wasn’t the ‘norm’ and thought some might consider it a little ‘off’ but this was made for quirky adults, like myself, who have a slightly twisted sense of humour.
So , do you get it? A severed Medusa head with a splat of oozing blood? 😛
medusa4Find her here on Ravelry

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Mini Mythology - Minotaur, Medusa, Hydra

Mini Mythology – Minotaur, Medusa, Hydra

Patterns for Mini Mythology can be found here on Ravelry

Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey

Don’t you just love those middle of the night sudden hits of inspiration? Well that’s exactly how this lovey came about! Almost asleep and then BAM! Idea!

So far no two of my loveys have been the same and I love that they’re all unique and keeping with a ‘theme’.

This one follows on after my pattern for Twitch.

The pattern for Twitch Cheese Mouse Lovey can be found here.

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Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with this little guy? ♥

Lovey Love

It seems a lot of wee little ones are enjoying the comfort of a crochet lovey! Well, after creating my first Bumble bee Lovey, I knew they’d keep coming! My lovey designs are a little different to the norm. They’re all unique in their design so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Check them out on Ravelry:

Bumble bee Lovey blossomed to life after my Twist and Twirl Bumble bees.

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Going Bananas Monkey Lovey came about after Mitch the Monkey finished his banana!

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(Happy as a) Pig in Mud Lovey popped into my head after Percival the dapper pig was born.

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