Friday, August 3, 2012
I'm continuing with my Olympic challenge to make play food for my Christmas toy donation. The food works up quickly and I may need a bigger box before I am finished with my donation.
The focus for yesterday was breakfast. I made a second pancake, two sausages, a whole egg, a cracked egg with an egg inside, and a fried egg. The pancake, sausage, egg, and fried egg came from an old Annie's Attic pattern, Crochet Toy Food, 87F12. The cracked egg with egg inside came from Tasty Crochet: A Pantry Full of Patterns for 33 Tasty Treats which is one of my favorite food books. They also have a great pancake pattern if you need one. While there are lots of free patterns out there, Tasty Crochet provides a nice collection all in one place to work from when you are trying to build a toy food pantry.
My favorite is the cracked egg. I made this for a family member before and it is a huge hit. Children like being able to crack the egg and have it "come out" either into a bowl to "mix" or on to a pan to "cook."
I have to look at my food crochet books to decide where to go next. I'll have a weekend update on the challenge next week.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
There have been so many things going on that I got very far behind with my posting. This set was one of the first crochet projects I finished after my surgery in May. I bought the Pumpkin Trio kit from Mary Maxim as a present to encourage myself to get back to crocheting after a health related break.
I love the Prism yarn. The colors were so perfect for my fall decorations and the texture felt so nice on my hands. It did break a bit easier than more traditional yarns I use for ami's, but since these were fairly straight forward round projects it was not much of an issue.
These are going to make wonderful fall decorations. I rarely buy kits and I even more rarely make items to keep for myself. I am very excited to have finished these to have for my fall decorating. I do have a full skein of the Prism yarn from the kit left, so I could make another set before the fall weather kicks in.
If you arrived here looking for free holiday or toy patterns please see the following pages:
Dinosaurs and Dragons
Knit and Crochet Food Patterns Great for Play Food
Crochet and Knit Puppets
Crochet Amigurumi Animals and Stuffed Animal Free Patterns
Knit Amigurumi and Stuffed Toys
Crochet and Knit Amigurumi and Other Dolls
Knit and Crochet Toys
Teddy Bear Patterns and Clothes
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I joined a Olympic themed crochet along at Crochetville. We set our own personal challenges and joined themed teams. I wanted to continue work on my donation projects but needed a break from dolls' clothes. I decided to work on play food for another Christmas donation I wanted to make. For these games I belong to team Big Hearts, the team focused on making items for charities.
We couldn't start the project until the games began. So far I've finished two hamburgers with trimmings, a pancake, and three slices of bacon. I am hoping to fill the bucket before the end of the games to get my "gold" medal. My real award is getting this stuff completed and ready to hand over now so I can focus my energies on other things in the fall.
The Hamburger pattern is one of my favorite food patterns and comes from Simply Amigurumi: 10 Crochet Projects the bacon and the pancake come from an old Annie's Attic pattern, Crochet Toy Food, 87F12. While the pancake pattern is pretty easy to find or make for yourself. I thought the curly bacon was interesting. I had not seen a bacon pattern I liked until I made this one.
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