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show off November 23, 2010

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 4:22 pm

I love these posts where i get to show off everyones creations using my patterns!!!!!

Here we go:

these awesome scarves were made using my pretty pretty flower scarf pattern (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/flower-scarf-tutorial/)

this is by dobermon from ravelry

These two are by clare76 from ravelry:

by cre8ladyb from ravelry

made by glassjules from ravelry

this by leila1979:

by sarasaki

by rachelvinrace

by peculyr

and this one by woolymountain from ravelry:

Evil minions using this pattern (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/evil-minions/)

by craftyshanna

by curiouskate

this cat is not fooled!!!

by feederofthepack

by JMN

by leesy

by lillieduck

by needlesnswiffers

by treesh

by acwmaiden

by bijou3owl

I LOVE all these minions!!!!!!!!!  but to be fair, here is the link to the ninja minions pattern which is based off of my evil minion pattern:

http://www.princess-delirium.com/tag/ninja-minions/  

Cat toy pics (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/squiddly-cat-toy/)

by coffeebuddy, and adorable cat Brodie!

A seasick pic, too!:

https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/04/17/seasick/

by lanouchette from ravelry

And kiwi birds:

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

by dorsia

by rosellatinn

Everyone has done such amazing work!!!!!!!!

And now for my kitties:

this is Buddy, Minty, and Theadorable hanging out in the kitchen

Frosted Flake and Bite-size baby playing in the kitchen drawer~ the four little ones used to climb into the drawers to sleep!

Theadorable is determined to get away with the yarn!

bite-size baby gets a turn too!

And here is a group shot of kitties in the playroom~ they were chasing one of those plastic egg things that you get from the 50-cent machines in grocery stores:

from left to right: White Trash (named for her constant desire to jump into the trash can), Monkey, Moo Cow, Minty, Blindy (my daughter thought she was blind for a day cause the kitty would’nt follow her finger), and Theadorable

Later!

nathalie

 

clearer instructions September 10, 2010

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:53 pm

i recently got a request for help with my evil minion pattern, and i realized that i keep leaving out the super cool * symbol for stitch repeats!  anywho, i rewrote the evil minion pattern to hopefully make it easier to follow, you can download the pdf here:evil

and we all know i can’t write a blog entry without kitty pictures!!!!

this is Theadorable sleeping next to Boomer, and little baby Roger made himself comfy right on top:

Here is newborn Bite-size Baby crawling on the scarf i was working on:

We named her ‘bite-size baby’ not only because she is the tiniest kitten ever born in this house, but also cause Tasha could fit her head in her mouth!

and here is Rosie & Theadorable chilling out on the couch:

later!

nathalie

 

tasha likes hats February 16, 2010

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:16 am

Tasha loves when i make her hats, which is just fine with me cause i love making them!! 

I may have posted this already, but this is called the convertible hat (http://aprildraven.blogspot.com/2009/08/convertible-hat.html)

  both tasha and madaleine have been taking turns wearing it

next up is the swirls cap (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swirls-cap)

  this one fits madaleine better, but the color is more suited for tasha.  they both look great in it though!

Boomer started being in heat this week and the boy cats that haven’t been fixed yet have been uber-spraying up the house.  They’ve been exiled to the porch and garage.  So what does boomer do?  She sticks her head out of my bedroom window and meows, and there are some boy cats outside that i’ve never seen before!!  Too bad for them!

Now that the house has been relatively boy cat free this week, Rosie is loving all the attention!!  Here she is happy to have her spot back on our bed:

And what’s even better than getting her spot back?  Adrian!!!!!  By far her favorite person in this house!! 

She follows him around everywhere, she even starts wagging her tail when she hears the schoolbus coming in the afternoon!  Here he is coming out of the bathroom:

Adrian wanted me to make a toy for her so i made a snake (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289504.msg3294051#msg3294051)

she loved playing with the snake until she got side tracked by her all-time favorite toy ever……PIPE CLEANERS!!!!!

  (she’s waiting for me to give her back her pipe cleaner!)

Every morning i hear meowing in my room and everytime i look down there she is walking around with a pipe cleaner in her mouth and meowing at any cat who dares come near her!!

Oh, and how did i find out that Boomer was in heat?  I saw her run upstairs and a second later 5 of the boys were chasing her.  It took a bit but i hunted down all the boys and escorted them to the front porch.  I’m thinking “whew!” until i see Boomer rolling around like crazy in the living room.  I search the house again and i find this guy:

  I guess it’s not all bad, he is by far the friendliest, sweetest cat ever!   After all the trouble i’ve gone through this week keeping the cats out, i better not see a bunch of baby tobys or baby twinkles!!!

Later!

nathalie

 

overdue post February 12, 2010

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 9:58 am

i have been meaning to do another ‘stuff people make with my patterns’ post and then my computer died!!  all i know is that i was looking through my documents on my computer and i was running a program that converts videos to burn onto dvds when all of a sudden the screen freezes and then goes to ‘the blue screen of death’ i.e. blue stop screen.  i shut it down and restarted, and when it went to the ‘start windows normally’ option i clicked it but it looped back to the blue screen!  i finallly got into safe mode, i followed the directions on the windows help thing and went ahead and uninstalled all the programs i had, i even uninstalled the most recent updates and the updates that others had problems with but nothing worked.  I’m not electronically inclined so i did’nt know exactly what to google for but when i started the computer and hit ‘start windows normally’ it would’nt go to the starting welcome screen.  i realized that rebooting was my only option cause my phone wouldnt work (magic jack) and i had no money.  guess what happened when i did the whole reboot thing?!  it did’nt work cause windows could’nt start properly!! 

At this point i resigned to my fate, shut down the stupid computer, dragged the girl’s tv into my room and watched a CSI Miami marathon with Madaleine.  When i woke up the next morning i decided to try one more time and omg it actually worked!  I already hated losing all the pics i had’nt been able to burn onto cds, but the worst is losing the video of Madaleine’s first band concert (she plays the violin).  Sucks for me, right?!!

So, moving on i am very pleased show off this super-duper mushroom house crocheted by Laurie:

  Awesome-ly cool and it totally made my day!!!

Here is the link to the pattern: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/maddies-shroom-house/ 

I love all the flower scarves that have been made, and hopefully i’m not leaving anyone out!:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/11/12/pretty-pretty-flower-scarf/)

 made by Chapella1988 over at ravelry

 made by Clare76  from Ravelry

 made by suzecro at Ravelry

  made by TamzinB at Ravelry

 a modified version of the scarf, also by TamzinB

 made by lyndseyloo at Ravelry

 made by NattyDReese at Ravelry

 made by yarngirlie at Ravelry

 made by QuirkyNurse at Ravelry

 made by titaniumrose at Ravelry

 made by woolymountain at Ravelry

Projects made with cat toy pattern:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/squiddly-cat-toy/)

 made by Elenerv at Ravelry

 made by TokyoKyotoxx at Ravelry

Projects made with afternoon delight turtle pattern:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/09/01/afternoon-delight/)

 made by kaitana at Ravelry

 made by mcrowthers at Ravelry

Evil Minions!!!!!!

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2008/01/09/evil-minions/)

 made by caitirin at Ravelry

here’s another pic in front of the computer screen (i do have a weak spot for these evil little guys!)

  lol! i wonder what this one is up to?!!!

 made by LugosiGirl at Ravelry, these are her evil office minions!!!!

Here’s one i haven’t seen in a while~ fancy feast!:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/07/05/fancy-feast-tutorial/)

 made by Annemoon at Ravelry

**EDIT**

another fancy feast has been made!!!

made by fuzzmom at flickr, here is the picture link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/fuzzmom/4163090628/  a beautiful blue!!!!!

and overboard fish:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/07/10/we-all-love-free-patterns/)

 made by ivory142 at Ravelry

and kiwi bird:

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

 made by PlentimawFish at Ravelry

 made by meelee514 at Ravelry

 made by perlinavichinga at Flickr

and last but soooooooo not least, mint chocolate bunny:

(pattern link: https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/08/06/mint-bunny/)

 made by yellowpinksparkley, i was having a bad day and i saw this and what a bright spot!!  Can’t help but smile with this cutie around!!

Oh, one more, it’s from my crocheted hat pattern (https://gnathalie2.wordpress.com/2007/09/23/happy-birthday-steph/)

 made by mcm at Ravelry

A huge thanks to everyone for sharing all your wonderful projects!!!

Later!

Nathalie

 

baby carrot is the new kitten November 9, 2009

Filed under: amigurumi,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 1:03 am

Natasha wanted me to drive her up the street to see if her friend could play.  She went to the front door and as i’m sitting in the car i see a little orange kitten running up to her.  She asked her friend if it was hers, but her friend thought that it was one of ours!  I knew it was coming when she picked up the cat and turned towards me……”mom, can we keep the kitten?”

Really?  When have i ever said ‘no’ to a homeless baby kitten?!!!!!

  

 

Adrian came up with her name~ Baby Carrot!

She is super super friendly, and the best part…… She uses the litterbox!!!!!!!!  

She is still apprehensive about the big cats but she adapting quickly

 

My side of the bed is on the right, and everytime any of my cats sleep next to me it’s on the left.  Not Baby Carrot!

Here she is like an hour after we brought her home:

 

The coolest thing so far about her is that she is a little purr-bot!  I love happy kittens!!

Tasha found her under her blanket later on in the day:

 

and this is how i woke up this morning:

 

And we found a home for 4 of our cats lasr week!!  My husband came home from work with a cage and said he knew a family that wanted a girl cat.  I put the two orange girl kittens from across the street in, and Luis grabbed an orange-tipped white girl and Cheeto and brought them over ~ btw, i didn’t know he brought Cheeto till later!    He came back with an empty cage and said that the two children fell in love with the kittens and the parents fell in love with the big cats!  He said the family lives on a gigantic property with horses and dogs,  and they had been wanting cats for a while since their previous cat died of old age.   Hey, maybe they’ll be interested in a couple of our ‘spray up the entire house’ cats!!!

The two boy kittens from across the street are still here (no shock there!) and my brother Sebastian LOVES one of them~ the growly one from the video in the previous kitty post!!  We ended up naming him ‘Hagar the Horrible’, and here he is hanging out on Sebastian:

 

and now he’s taking a nap on Sebastian:

 

and then we were joking around about ‘i’m lovin’ it’ from the McDonald’s slogan, so i got this pic of tasha and sebastian:

 

And to finish off this post, here are some projects i get to show off:

From my pretty pretty flower scarf pattern:

  by woolymountain

 by Jardiniere

 by threadfulart

 

From my squiggly cat toy pattern:

 by knitting techie

 by TokyoKyotoxx

 by elenerv

 

From my afternoon delight turtle pattern:

 by mccrowthers

 by jacintillating

 

 pinkphreek is still working on one!!

 

and from my overboard pattern:

 by ivory142 ~ she named it ‘elmer’!!!  cute!!

 

later!

nathalie

 

Squiddly Cat Toy! June 8, 2009

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 7:29 am

Here is the new pattern for the cat toy i designed, semi-pic on the next post but i’ll post a good pic soon.  It takes like half an hour or less to make and the cats and kitties have gone insane over them!!!

Good pic of the toy!!:

squiddly cat toy! by you.

Click here for pdf:

squiddly cat toy

 

Here is Chewy playing with the toy:

016 by you.

 

and this is Tasha tempting the cat with the toy:

003 by you.

 

And the whole time i’m typing the pattern this is in my lap:

  He still doesn’t have a name yet, so any suggestions are welcome!!!

 

have fun!

Nathalie

 

chooooooocwat caaaaaaaaaaake! March 25, 2009

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:06 pm

Maddie loves baking stuff without a recipie, and my god she worked wonders this time!!!   We were out of baking soda and baking powder, but that didn’t stop her~ she made a delicious heart shaped shortbread thing with chocolate drizzled fruit on it!!

maddie made a cake by you.

 

 

Mommy came over to pick up Tasha last weekend and brought me 2 bars of dark chocolate~ which Maddie used for the cake.  All of it.  And then true to form, her and Adrian decided to splash spoonfuls of melted chocolate at each other leaving me a giant mess on the floor.  Without a mop.  But you know what?  I ate more than half of the cake~ that girl can mess up the kitchen all she wants if it means i get dessert!!!!!

 

I also finally got to start and finish a crochet project without getting drinks spilled on it by the cats~ i used this pattern

(http://www.suncatchereyes.net/rolypolybunnies.html)  Super easy and fun to make, but the next one i make i’ll use actual google eyes instead of a sharpie!!

bunny by you.

 

Adrian got a good picture of Twinkletoes sleeping:

twinkletoes by you.  (the stain on the floor is fingerpaints!)

 

Here is our beauty queen, Milkshake:

Milkshake on the porch by you.

 

Here is what was under the pillow:

French Fry in the middle by you.

 

And here is sleepy Worry Wart:

Worry Wart by you.

 

Later!

Nathalie