Pokemon Crochet

I’ve posted about my cute little crocheted Pokemon–but I thought it would be a good idea to get them all together in one place.

Snorlax was the very first Pokemon that I ever crocheted. I wasn’t really good at it to begin with but Miss Chompy didn’t care. She loved him anyway. 

Then along came Diglett for Mr. Beckham. He went through a few revisions before we were satisfied.

Lily wanted anything that looked like a cat so she chose Skitty. 

Vaporeon was next, for a friend. It felt really funny mailing this on away–almost like it was a favorite pet or something. But fear not, she has a happy home now. 

This guy, is a unique take on the Pokemon Umbreon. The little girl asked for some specific changes in color and she wanted a white mane too. Poof! As you wish. 

Magoo asked for a classic standard–good, old Pikachu. Took three days to get his eyes right. Sheesh. 

And lastly—so far–we have Squirtle! I have a feeling that I’ll be making a few more of this one as he seems to be everyone’s favorite.

Most of these little critters were made last year from patterns I got from Googling the characters. Of course, I have to make my own changes to most of them so that they look as much like the real Pokemon as possible.

What should I make next?

Stained Glass Nativity

I finally finished my latest puzzle and I have to say….

I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite Christmas puzzle of all time.

The colors are so bright and happy and the finished project is positively stunning!

We took the decorations down a couple of weeks ago–

but I still can’t make myself put this last thing away.

It makes me smile every time I walk past it.

Someone asked me why I didn’t just glue it all together and hang it on the wall–but I can’t.

This puzzle is going to be worn out from being put together over and over and over again.

Autumn Time

Perhaps I take pictures of this same lovely stuff year after year, but, oh, my goodness–I can’t help myself.

I wander around out back thinking that I’ll just snap a couple of pictures, and be done with it and then something magical happens.

Nothing is as it was last year. The greens seems way brighter…

the red, so much more brilliant…

and when did the juniper bush grow those pretty little pods?

New browns and greens and yellows and reds that Autumn has never, ever come up with before!

All crisp, all unique and all beautiful…

just like every, single year.

My Boy’s Bucket List

When my Daney-boy told me that he was taking is sweet little family to Boston–AND to his first actual Patriot’s game–well, I knew something special was in order. I grabbed the appropriate colors of my favorite Caron yarn and got to work. With three different patterns and some embroidered patches from Ebay, Papa Bear, Mama Bear and Baby Bear had some awesome new hats for the special day.

As you can see–they were a hit!!

Of course the Patriot’s did their part too and put on an unforgettable show right where my boy could see it, up close. Good job, Tom Brady!

Colts 24 / Patriot’s 38

“Take family to Patriot’s game–”

check.

Happiness–

double check.