gnat on the windshield

splat, splat, splat

Oops, she did it again! April 28, 2008

Filed under: kittens — gnathalie2 @ 11:17 pm

Kittens?  Again?!!  Surprise, surprise~ they’re all orange!!  She just had them, and there’s at least one more still in her tummy.  But here are a couple pics of her progress so far:

  This one is kitty #4

 

And here is Snowball with her babies so far:

  Yeah, blood, yuck, but too bad.  She’s not done giving birth and i’m not changing the ‘sheets’ till she is!!! 

She’s had #5 since i’ve been online, so we’ll see if she has anymore!

 

*edit*

Here she is with all 5 kitties, and clean sheets!!

Nathalie

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It’s raining, it’s pouring April 27, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 11:44 pm

and i wish i was snoring!!  But since i can’t take a nap, i made this while watching some of the House marathon:

 

 

I found the free pattern a while ago here: http://knitsandknotsweb.blogspot.com

 

Nathalie

 

Big spotted bird April 26, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,tutorials — gnathalie2 @ 5:26 am

The yarn i have at home is so boring to me that i haven’t made anything i’ve wanted to.  So many fantastic projects and fabulous ideas that just don’t get made cause if i have to open that box and look at another ball of freakin red heart yarn i will just cry.  Or just not make anything.  But then an unplanned trip to Dollar Tree changed everything!  Oh my god!!  They actually had yarn that was’nt that stupid fun fur crap!!!  I didn’t have much money (never do!) but i bought 4 balls of Patons ‘glittallic’. 

I made this big spotted bird today:

  click here for pdf: Big Spotted Bird

He doesn’t have a name yet, but he does have a free pattern!!!

 

Materials

Size F hook

1 ball Patons ‘glittallic’ in maroon shine

tiny bit of yellow ww yarn

embroidery floss or whatever for eyes

 

Body/Head

6 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (30 sc)

rd5: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (36 sc)

rd6: sc in each sc around (36 sc)

rd7: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (54 sc)

rd8: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc around (60 sc)

rd9-22: sc in each sc around (60 sc)

rd23: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc around (54 sc)

rd24: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc around (45 sc)

rd25: sc2tog, sc in next 7 sc around (40 sc)

rd26: sc2tog, sc in next 6 sc around (35 sc)

rd27: sc2tog, sc in next 5 sc around (30 sc)

rd28: sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc around (25 sc)

rd29: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc around (20 sc)

rd30: sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc around (15 sc)

rd31: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (10 sc)

rd32: 2sc in each sc around (20 sc)

rd33: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (24 sc)

rd33-38: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd39: sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc around (20 sc)

rd40: sc2tog, sc in next sc around (13? sc)

rd41-42: sc2tog around till done, fasten off.

 

Beak

with yellow yarn, 4 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in first sc, sc in next around (6 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (9 sc)

rd3: sc in each sc around (9 sc)

fasten off, sew to the front of the head.  Use embroidery floss or google eyes for the eyes.  Done.

 

Please note:  The numbers may or may not be off, no big deal, it’s just a bird!!!

 

Balto seemed kinda interested in the bird:

 

Cry Baby just wanted to eat it:

 

Tasha was cute today though~ she took pics of the flowers in the front yard:

 

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

Just a little mousie April 24, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 1:45 pm

James asked me if i could make him a ‘snow mouse’ so i did.  He wanted a bell on the mousie’s tail and i swear i had to sew it on while i was walking around the living room cause the kitties were just waaaay to excited about it!!!  here is the little mousie:

little mousie

Cute, huh?!  I used the free pattern from kristie: http://kristieskids.weebly.com/

 

So, i’ve got some more neat internet finds to share, and first up is a killer blog: http://amigurumiartist.blogspot.com/

 

She’s got TONS of awesome free patterns!!!!!! 

I also found this tutorial on homemade buttons:

http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/04/crochet-home-made-button-tutorial.html

 

So, i did not know about this but apparently there is such a thing as an invisible decrease.  Learn something new everyday!  Here is the video on how to do it: http://falwyn.wordpress.com/2007/12/30/invdectutorial/

 

Over at crochetville is an adorable little teacup bookmark!

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=76519

 

I did finally get that french book from jenns house (yea!) and i found this to help with translating:

http://helpcrochet.free.fr/lexique_crochet_americain_francais.html

 

Cutie little cupcake pincushion:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173120.0

 

 

Cherry keychain:

http://noisypitta.blogspot.com/2008/04/cute-cherries.html

 

And here is a video on how to do the magic circle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

 

How about people making my stuff?!!!  Another installment of the ‘alphabet’ minions!!!!!!

This one ‘Everett’

This one is ‘Fluff’

 

And this one is ‘Grumpus’

I love all the detail!!!!!!  Can’t wait to see more!!!!!!!!

 

Oh, i also found a neat German site with free patterns: http://www.creadoo.com/themen.php?bereich_id=12&rubrik_id=27

Don’t read other languages?  Go to www.altavista.com and download the free toolbar.  That way anytime you’re on a foreign site you just click the ‘translate’ button and it’ll go english for you!!  Like magic!!!

 

I know, i know, you are all just itching to see my kitties!!!

Here is Twinkletoes and Butternut Squash:

 

And here is Sweet Potato all curled up and comfy on Madaleines bed:

 

You wanna see the rest of the bed? 

 Cute!

 

Here is what her bed usually looks like:

 

And my windowsill is never without a cat!  This is Sunshine:

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

 

 

 

 

Old french song April 19, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,tutorials — gnathalie2 @ 3:39 pm

My mom had a bunch of those small record singles and me and my sisters would play them and dance around when we were super little.  My favorite one to play was an old french one cause it had my name on it, Nathalie, and OMG!  I found it on youtube!!!  I love that site!

 

On a free pattern note, here is a cute one i found at crochetville:

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=58561

 

I also found a german site with free patterns: http://www.creadoo.com/themen.php?bereich_id=12&rubrik_id=27

 

Mygurumi has a 6-part series on a flower bouquet:

http://mygurumi.blogspot.com/2008/04/amigurumi-spring-with-me.html

 

More flowers?  Here are some super easy daffodils:

http://crochetme.com/patterns/daffodils-spring

 

An AWESOME turtle from craftster:

  It says the pattern is on page 2

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239787.0

 

A cool homemade crochet button tutorial here: http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008/04/crochet-home-made-button-tutorial.html

 

That’s it for now!

Nathalie

 

 

Seasick April 17, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 12:46 pm

I LOVE that show ‘Rock of Love’!!  I saw the finale last night, and i was so glad to see him pick the only non-skank in the house!!  Anyhow, poor Daisy was all barfy on the boat and since i can relate i named this fishy ‘Seasick’!

click here for pdf: seasick

  I made it for a cat toy swap i’m in over at ravelry.

 

Here’s a close up:

My cats love the big fish i made, so i wrote a smaller, almost identical version!

 

Materials:

size G hook

ww yarn ( i used red heart)

yarn needle

 

Pattern:

5 sc in a ring

rd1: 2sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: 2sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (15 sc)

rd3: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (20 sc)

rd4 & 5: sc in each sc around (20 sc)

rd6: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (25 sc)

rd7 & 8: sc in each sc around (25 sc)

rd9: 2sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd10-15: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

Row1: Chain 1, sc across both thicknesses.  At the end of the ‘row’,

Row2:chain 25-32 (your choice), 2sc in 2nd chain from hook, *sc in next ch, 2sc in next ch* all the way down, sl st in 2nd sc over

Row3: repeat row 2 till the end of the row

sl st, fasten off.

 

I left an extra long tail and used it to embroider the detail, also stuff the fish before you sc across

 

I downloaded my camera and found the cutest pics that the girls took!!  And here they are:

  These two kitties are relaxing on Madaleine’s window sill

 

  Awwww!!  It’s Twinkletoes and one of the other cats sleeping in my window

 

This next pic i like to call “Bath Interrupted”

 

And this pic i took of Cry Baby the other day while i was playing around with the zoom feature;

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

Pren’s Kiwi April 3, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 7:27 pm

Short post~ but really cool!!! Pren Wilcox made one of my kiwi birds:

kiwi1.jpg

kiwi2.jpg

How cool is that?!!!!!  And i grabbed this pic from her blog, it’s a real live kiwi bird:

kiwi.jpg

And check out her blog to hear the sound a kiwi bird makes!!!!!

http://convivialcrafter.blogspot.com/2008/04/kiwi.html

And here is a direct link to my kiwi bird pattern:

https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/my-crocheted-take-on-kiwi/

Later!

Nathalie