Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Awesome Happy Birthday Giveaway at Modes4u

Modes4u is celebrating its 4th B-day! There is a awesome giveaway with 4 kyuuto prices for 4 happy winners :)  
4 lucky winners get the following package:
1 Rilakkuma “Relaxing Meal” Re-Ment
1 Rilakkuma Chocolate and Coffee Deco Tape
1 Rilakkuma Bread Squishie
1 Sentimental Circus Sticker Sheet
1 Rilakkuma red pocket (traditional Chinese “La See” with Rilakkuma Design that can only be bought in Asia)
1 big Rilakkuma / Sentimental Circus plastic bag (exclusively from Japan with brand new Rilakkuma Happy Holiday Picnic design on one side and Sentimental Circus design on the other – bag is usually not available to the public, but exclusively designed for fair trade business customers) 

Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012, Midnight GMT. There are different ways to enter and you can find the instructions at modeS Blog :) Go and check it out!!!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hattifatteners - Tutorial

The Hattifatteners are tall, thin, ghost-like creatures, resembling long white socks

What you will need:
  •  white mercerized cotton yarn (ofc you can use any yarn you like)
  • a crochet hook 3mm ( UK = 11 and US it's either C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) I think.. )
  • a tapestry needle
  • a pair of clear safety eyes (the ones I used were 9 mm)
  • polyfill
  • plastic pellets

sc    = single crochet
inc   = increase (two single crochets in one)


Start with a MagicRing
1st row               sc x 6                    --  6 stitches
2nd row              inc x 6                   -- 12 stitches
3rd row              (sc + inc) x 6          -- 18 stitches
4th row              (sc x 2 + inc) x 6     -- 24 stitches
5th row              (sc x 3 + inc) x 6     -- 30 stitches
6th - 33rd row     sc x 30                   -- 30 stitches **
And end with a slip stich

**! IMPORTANT ! When you reach the 14th row install the eyes (this way it won't be so hard to install them as it would be later on...) The eyes can be installed between rows 10 and 11 and I have left 5 stitches between them  


Start with a MagicRing
1st row               sc x 6                   --  6 stitches
2nd row              inc x 6                  -- 12 stitches
3rd row              (sc + inc) x 6         -- 18 stitches
4th row              (sc x 2 + inc) x 6    -- 24 stitches
And end with a slip stich

The hand-like thingy x 2  
( I decided to draw a picture..hopefully it's not too confusing ^___^' )

After all this you should have the following:

Now it's time to stuff in the polyfill! You should leave some room for the plastic pellets about 3cm (1.2") ...what a terrible drawing :D I'm sorry..teehehehehe..

Start attaching the bottom part to the body but leave it so that you can stuff in the pellets (this was somewhat nerve pellet in two pellets out  >__< ...just have faith..I found out that a teaspoon comes very handy at times like this..) After you have stuffed the amount of pellets that you think is enough close the gap. Then attach the "hands" and finish up. Tadaaaa your Hattifattener is ready! Yay!

If you go totally "Hattifattener"  and start making tens of thousands of these little creatures :D you can easily change the pattern for example make it longer or make the "fingers" in the "hands" in different lengths and give your Hattifattener a more personal look ^___^

Happy Crocheting!!
♥ LiLoPe

Friday, March 16, 2012

There's always room for pillow covers ^_^

Pillows are such a super easy way to cheer up your home decor! They are inexpensive and quite easy to make. We went on a little fabric shopping spree with my sis and oh my gosh! She found this adorable fabric which we couldn't leave behind ^___^
In total I made three pillow covers for her. The covers were made so that on the other side of the cover is this splash of colors and on the other side it's either green, yellow or black. Here're pic of the green and yellow (the black one is already at my sister's house..hehe.)
This way it's possible to change the look just by turning the pillow and voilà!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is here!

With Spring also comes a new look for my blog ^____^ 
I must have been extra nice last year since I got this awesome pen tablet as a Christmas present! I just got totally carried away while practicing with it and decided to draw sumthing fun for da blog!

Sunny SpringTime to You All!!!