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I got them out!!!!!! November 22, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:47 pm

Yay me!!!  So Sandy went and had babies two days before her ‘getting fixed’ appointment and they were in the attic and it’s been freezing at nights!  I tried, i had the kids try, i even had the teenage neighbor crawl around up there and try but she had them way over on the side where the roof slopes down and it’s impossible to reach!  But i went up there today and found them all over on the other side and got them all down!!!!!!!  One white, three orange and one of the orange ones is a girl.  I put them in Madaleines closet and of course right away she’s trying to move them again~ but ha ha ha ha!!  I closed the closet door so she can’t get in the attic again!!!  Here are the little furry surprises:

look what sandy did in the attic! by you.

 

And Snowball’s kitties and the other cats get along so well!!  Here they are all comfy and asleep on the arm of the couch:

sleeping on the couch by you.

 

This is my favorite sleepy pic of Baby Buster:

baby buster by you.

 

One of my favorite things to see is when i pour the cat food and all the cats come running~ here is a cat tail pic:

cat tails! by you.

 

I swear, i have the sweetest, happiest cats in the world here!!!!

 

And for a ‘show and tell’, i found this kiwi on craftster~ it’s from a member of the crochet cafe group on yahoo:

kiwi-tina  Awesome kiwi, Tina!!!

 

And what am i working on right now?  I’m making a monkey from a free pattern over on craftster:

 

  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=278195.0

 

 

Later!

Nathalie

 

Candy Fish! November 1, 2008

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens,other crap i do,tutorials — gnathalie2 @ 3:39 pm

I know that recycling and going green is all the rage nowadays, so i thought i’d jump on the bandwagon~ with Halloween candy!!!  Tasha and Madaleine went trick-or-treating with neighbors last night while i stayed home with a very asleep Adrian.  Before they left, Tasha gave me a handful of whoppers (yummy!)

So, i’m eating the whoppers and thinking how trashed the living room is gonna get when they come home and the whole time i’ve got the cats fighting over the candy wrappers……….and then it hit me (aka lightbulb!)

I can use the candy wrappers as stuffing for the cat toys!!!!!  Super crafty me!!!

Good wrappers to use?  Whoppers, most gummy type candies, smarties, and any ‘crunchy’ sounding ones

 

Bad wrappers?   Chocolates like twix or snickers, paper ones like now and laters, tootsie rolls, and Vanilla Ice

And now for the pattern!!!  This is my candy-fish :

 

 

And i used about 6 whoppers wrappers to stuff it:

048.jpg picture by gnathalie2

Materials:

size G hook

ww yarn (i used Lion Brand Cotton Ease)

candy wrappers

 

Pattern:

with main color, 5sc in a ring

rd1:  2sc in each sc around (10)

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

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

rd4-7:  sc in each sc around (20)

rd8:  sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc around (15)

rd9:  sc2tog, sc in next sc around (10)

stuff fish here

rd10:  sc2tog around (5)

rd11:  sl st to close hole, chain 20

r12:  sl st into rd11 sl st (bottom of fish) and chain 15

r13:  sl st into r12 sl st and chain 10

r14:  sl st into r13 sl st, fasten off

For the ‘fishing line’, attach any color yarn with sl st to the top of the fish and chain like 50 or so.  I made a loop at the end by just tying a knot, and i used black yarn to sew an ‘X’ for the eyes.

 

The cats LOVE their ‘crunchy’ candy fish!!

054-1.jpg picture by gnathalie2 (Twinkletoes and Dandelion)

 

Now with that out of the way, what else could i do with the candy?  I’ll tell you one thing:  We hate tootsie rolls here!!  We call them ‘Tootsie Roll Poops’ cause they’re nasty and they suck.  And it looks like poop.  Don’t believe me?!  I had the great idea to plant ‘tootsie poops’ around the house and pretend like the cats did it:

We found poop under Madaleines bed:

070.jpg picture by gnathalie2

 

And on my bed:

066-2.jpg picture by gnathalie2

 

And on Adrians pillow:

067.jpg picture by gnathalie2

 

And on the girls’ desk:

068-2.jpg picture by gnathalie2

 

And right outside of the litter box:

065.jpg picture by gnathalie2

Gross, huh?!!!!!

 

And finally here are some baby kitty pics that me and Tasha took:

018 by you.

008 by you.

t2 by you.

t1 by you.

 

This one is my favorite one that Madaleine took last week:

"You talkin' to me?" by you.  Awwwwwww!!

 

Oh, i almost forgot!!  I made Madaleine a hat a few days ago:

Madaleine's new hat by you.

 

And i made a Jack Skellington ball!:

Jack by you.

 

Later!

Nathalie