Sunday, September 8, 2013

One up!

I haven't made anything with crochet in a while. I had an itch. I keep scratching but it comes back. This is usually how my hobbies cycle. I'll get in to one thing... get my fill. Then I'll move on to the next. This is how I rotate between Photography, Crochet, and Bead work. But I suck at bead work so I just stick to the spiders. Crochet is my go to. I'm good at it. ( or so i think.) I wanted to make something quick and cute. I went in to my pattern folder and decided I'd make something... I had a pattern for Mushrooms and Snails from Amy Gaines. Which you can find Here on her etsy shop. I figured I could make a one up mushroom. All I did was make the spots go in the appropriate place and added felt eyes.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Beaded Spiders!

I love going to Wizard World Chicago Comic Con when it comes around. I went this past month and there were so many things that I wanted to buy but could not afford. There were also many things that I saw and said to myself  "I can totally make this shit! They want how much!?" So when I saw these Spiderman beaded spiders that one of the booths were selling I looked it over, took a mental inventory of what they used to make it and put it in my little memory bank.When I got home I immediately went for my bead stash. And hit up google for a basic tutorial. I used this tutorial for a rough idea to see what i had to do.
 With in 15 min i had this awesome spider.
Cost me nothing because I already had all the supplies on hand. I was satisfied and haven't stopped since... I went out to buy more beads to make some to try and sell. key work Try... we'll see how that goes...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ami Monkey

Ami Monkey
Originally uploaded by silly_a1804

Any hook you want. I used f hook to make a 4.5 inch sitting doll.
Felt for face
Embroidery floss to sew the felt to the head
Safety eyes

Inc= increase
SC= single crochet
Dec= Decrease
*=Repeat till end of round.

Rnd 1- Magic Ring 6
Rnd 2- inc all (12)
Rnd 3-inc 1, sc 1 *
Rnd 4- inc 1, sc 2 *
Rnd 5- Inc 1, sc 3 *
Rnd 6-9 Sc all
Rnd 10- dec 1 sc 3 *
Rnd 11- dec 1, sc 2 *
Rnd 12- dec 1, sc 1 *
(This is where you would want to put in any eyes and the face because after this the body will begin and it will be closed up.)
Rnd 13- sc all
Rnd 14- inc 1, sc 1 *
Rnd 15- inc 1, sc 2 *
Rnd 16- Inc 1, sc 2 *
Rnd 17-21 sc all
Rnd 22- - dec 1 sc 3 *
Rnd 23- dec 1, sc 2 *
Rnd 24- dec 1, sc 1 *
Rnd 25- dec all and sew up hole and weave in all ends.

1. Magic ring -4
2. inc all
3-5. sc all
6. Dec 1, sc 3
7-12 sc all finish off
Leave long enough yarn to sew the arms to the body about 6 inches.

1. magic ring 6
2. inc all
3- 4 sc all
5.dec 3, sc till end of round
6-12 sc all

Worked on a foundation ring and turned.
Row 1. Chain 24 chain 1 turn
Row 2. Sc till end it will coil up on its self.

1. magic ring 6
2. inc all
3. inc 1, sc 1 *
4. inc 1, sc 2* finish off. Leave tail to sew to head.

Copyright Silia Valdez

Do not sell this pattern. Do not post to any website but you sure can link to it!
Do not sell the finished item.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Originally uploaded by silly_a1804

I finally finished this bunny. it took longer then usual but i love how it turned out! free pattern here

Monday, May 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by silly_a1804

its been a while! im making another bunny from a pattern i found. ( link at bottom) the first one i made was a bit sloppy so i tougth if give it another go with some embellishments. I found a great tutorial that i found at Gourmet Amigurumi. im excited at how it will turn out!! im almost done.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hello Kitty Ami

Originally uploaded by silly_a1804

ok im trying this again lol. a blog about randomness and my hobbies. Most post will be either photography or Amigurumi. Mayboe what ever else is bothering me at the moment. right now. im dandy

oh yes almost forgot. you can get the free pattern for the cute devil kitty here