Thursday, May 26, 2011

FO Friday #1

I've been super busy lately. This is what I've been up to :

I joined The Vanna's Choice Fan Club on Ravelry and immediately jumped into a 4 month Iris themed granny square swap! Everyone got the exact same yarn (colors inspired by irises) so that all the squares will match.

Irises hold a special place in my heart. My grandparents have been apart of the Mardi Gras Krewe of Iris ever since I could remember and there house has always been filled with irises, real and decorative. So when I see an iris, I always think of my grandparents.

Here are some of my squares so far:

The 3-D Iris Squares were made by following Sandy Meeks's pattern and then sewn onto a Diagonal Box Stitch Square. The other squares, from right to left/top to bottomare: Tricolor Square, Fisherman's Ring, and Carousel Square. 6 squares down, 14 to go... :P

 I also just tested out Monkey Toy Pattern. He came out so cute! He has found a happy home with my sister :)

On other fronts, I've just been invited to sell at my first craft show! I'm so excited!! Now I just need to get busy making some cuteys (I'm thinking I'll mainly sell amigurumi). I'm on the lookout for patterns to use where the designer doesn't mind me selling the finished toy, so let me know of any cute or unique ones that you know of. So far, I know I'm going to make K4TT's Pegasus. Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck with the sales and that teddy is adorable!!!!

  2. Ooo, good luck at your first craft fair! I recently participated in mine. It was great fun. The iris squares are amazingly beautiful. I love that it makes you think of your grandparents. Also, the monkey? Adorable!

  3. The Iris squares look great, and I love the monkey! I really like the look of amigurumi that have felt incorporated into the design. Good luck on your first craft show! I was going to do one in March, but I couldn't get ready in time. I'm hoping to be able to do one soon, though. I know has a lot of cute free amigurumi designs, and you can also check out I know they don't mind if you sell the toys you make from both of those places. I mainly knit toys (although I occasionally make some attempts at crocheting amigurumi), so those are the only two I know of off hand. Also, good luck with your etsy store!

  4. Omg, I just looked at the Pegasus pattern you linked to. So cute! You should definitely make up some of those :)

  5. Thanks for all the luck wishing everyone! I really appreciate it =)

    @wrchili I just discovered planetjune! I love her stuff. I'll have to take a look at though. It's been awhile since I've been there :P Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. I love those iris squares, they turned out beautifully! I may have to try one. And it's so cool that your grandparents are part of a Mardis Gras krewe.

    And your monkey turned out wonderfully! I was too late to get in on that pattern test, which made me sad because the design is adorable. I love the little sideways grin on the one you made.

    And good luck with your craft fair! Owl amigurumis always seem to be good sellers at those, if you feel like owlin'. :)

  7. That's a really great idea! I'll have to look up some owl patterns :)