Posts tagged ‘toys’

March 16th, 2011

Rilakkuma, You’re ALIIIIIVE..!

The music might be SUPER annoying, but I love this stop motion amigurumi Rilakkuma building himself – though I think personally I might cry if I was making this and slowly unraveling the bits only to make them again xD Good thing he’s small!

The cat toy watching all of this with a rather bemused expression on his face is perhaps, however, my favourite. His back legs for sitting construction looks interesting, CLEARLY I will be trying this soon.

March 3rd, 2011

Just a little peek into what I’ve been doing…

Knitting Nancy Dives In Exhibition, 2011 Adelaide FringeAmongst the craziness of social & family commitments, so many weddings, being a constant bridesmaid (and loving it), being an upcoming bride, my absurd state of health etc etc something has been slowly taking over my life for the past year or so. As a consequence, BIG big changes to my blog are scheduled soon, and my time is happily being consumed by yarn.

You heard me, yarn.

Though I’ve been honing my knitting, crochet has become an obsessive great love and though I’ve known how to do it since my Mum taught me as a small child, and I’ve picked it up now and again throughout my life, this last year has been slowly filling more and more with yarn, so now our lounge room is also filling more and more with yarn. Consequently some really awesome opportunities have been thrown my way and I’ve jumped into the path of others.

One aforementioned opportunity of awesome (that I roped in a mess of my locally talented fabulous friends into)? The Knitting Nancy Dives In Knitting and Crochet Arts Exhibition for the 2011 Adelaide Fringe

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February 14th, 2011

You’ll come to a bad end, Greedo…

How awesome is this Greedo?! He’s purchasable at Loofah Your Life (awesome site name xD especially when you break down its meaning to “take to your life with a dry vegetable…” xD) and he’s TEAL. I know, so is the actual Greedo, but as anyone who knows me knows: I’m a sucker for a well made teal anything. ;)

December 12th, 2010

The littlest bashful starfish…

The littlest Bashful Starfish blushes

There’s a LOT of crochet star patterns out there, and several great free ones at that. Inspired by friends (*hugs to Amy & Q*), Christmas and the Knitting Nancy Dives In exhibition that I’m participating in in next year’s fringe, this is my take on the the crochet star adapted to be one of the cutest of the little sea creatures…

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December 11th, 2010

Skelly Fish, Skelllllly fish, WHAAAAT were they feeding yoooou..?

Skelly Fish, SKEELLLLLY FISH..! Whaaat were they feeding you..?!

Because! It was clearly delicious as the bones are picked clean… xD

Last night I made this from well-timed arriving grab bag of cotton I ordered from Webs. BOOYAH! I’m going to make another one (or maybe another two, idk! xD) to go with it for part of my submission to the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Exhibition, Knitting Nancy Dives In. Its from a pattern by Beth Doherty in Amigurumi! Super Happy Crochet Cute and I did one up quickly last night so that I would be familiar with the pattern when I do it again with some friends today, WOO!

Totally crochets up fast (well, if you’re not also eating dinner, talking crap with friends online, hanging with your partner & getting distracted by watching Tony Robinson docos, The Party & Torque… xD) so I’m excited about making more!

(Ravelry Entry for those in Raveler Revelers ;))

December 8th, 2010

He keeps bobbling and bobbling and bobbling…

Cherry Blossom opens on Melbourne St

Woo! A new sushi place opened a block from our house today, and for the first two weeks (until Christmas) they’re doing half price ALL their rolls. ARMAGAD!

Mandy went earlier and tried them out, as we’d forgotten that they were opening, encouraged us to go and you don’t have to tell US twice to eat sushi. xD

So far all the rolls we bought are delicious, and they gave us this free solar powered sushi bobble head man (seriously he bobbles his head when exposed to the sun – TOO CUTE! And kind of possessed >_>;; xD) with our order. EEE! And as a bonus? FREE ENGRISH:

Sweet Sweet Engrish

Honestly, our theory is they’re doing this on purpose now. Screw proper english, people demand the engrish-isms!

August 20th, 2010

Artistic Teal Deer, anyone? :D

d.i.y. project: recycled crayon shapes « HAUTE NATURE. Oh man do I ever want to do this a whole mess. Especially for a certain aspect of a certain major life event that may or may not be coming up for myself and Greg next year…

*waggles eyebrows meaningfully in Jenji’s direction*


SO CUTE! And so fun :D

August 1st, 2010

Well played, parentless child…

Mayor: What do you know about orphans?
DeathSpank: They have no parents.
Mayor: You are well informed.


Seriously have a need to get this game. Any game where the hero waxes lyrical about his future path paved with bacon is a must have in my book. *tears of joy*

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June 15th, 2010

NEW Giant Lego storage boxes « HomeShoppingSpy


Jenji linked me this blog post @ homeshoppingspy, squeeing about NEW Giant Lego storage boxes, . AND. WITH. GOOD. REASON..! HOLY CRAP THE STACKABLENESS AND THE COLOUR RANGE AND… AUUUGH!!

Who needs adorable vintage kitchen canisters if you’ve got lego?!

April 13th, 2010

Kubrick Blythes: WHO KNEW?!

Kubrick Blythes
1. best friends, 2. Zombie Kubrick Blythe , 3. ~ Little Gatherer ~, 4. ?

I have NEVER before heard of Kubrick Blythes, which is, as far as I’m concerned, CRAZY FACED as they’ve been around for the best part of a decade by all accounts. I’ve hung out on Blythe forums, scoured all sorts of photo resources for Blythes over the years, and I own ACTUAL Blythes. Well, not ones from the 70s, but you know what I mean.

HOW HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THEM!? And now that I have. DO. WANT! O_O;; I especially love the photoshoot of that second mosaic-ed blythe, the Zombie Kubrick Blythe, savaging poor Totoro. xD

I’ve found a few around the traps, Z-Grade has them for $12USD, and Sekaido has a set of four for $30USD for example. But considering their age I’m thinking that’d be my best bet, as the availability at my local Shintokyo seems unlikely at best.