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Hello Twinkie!

12 Sep

I am a bit obsessed with crafting items that look like food.  Crochet, polymer clay, felt, knit, you name it…if it’s food themed, then I’ll make it.  So when I first saw Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, I fell in love.  Her bold style is one of a kind and completely reiterates my personal philosophy of crafting –  the more unusual, the better.  I can buy a plain scarf at any store, but a pizza scarf, now that’s hard to find!  If you’re looking for something refreshing and humorous, I highly recommend this book.  You’ll be entertained, and perhaps a little hungry after browsing through the pages.

Twinkie's Delicious Book

Pizza!

Tiny Mochi

21 Aug

Anna Hrachovec’s new book, Teeny Tiny Mochimochi, came out last week and I am super excited!  I never thought I’d be a fan of making tiny amigurumi – too fussy and too much finishing for my lazy tastes – but Anna’s techniques and style have really simplified the process.  That’s the genius of Anna’s patterns:  they are much easier to make than they look.  Also, if you’re not ready to jump into knitting with size 1 needles and fingering weight yarn – you can always upscale to size 5 and worsted weight and end up with equally adorable results.  Check out more amazing projects on Anna’s website, Mochimochi Land.

Anna Hrachovec's New Book

Baked Potato ala Mochimochi