Christmas Crochet

It’s that time of year again. So many gifts to make, so little time! I have now officially made everything, printed and written out my cards, wrapped everything (which took almost a whole day) and now I can stop caring. I’m putting off decorating as long as possible, because frankly, it’s a hassle. I have started baking though – that always helps me feel festive. And stressed. Which is like festive.

Anyway, I thought I’d share one of my more unusual things that I’ve made for a Christmas gift – a Volus from Mass Effect! It’s super cute. I found the pattern on ravelry here, but sadly the link to the pattern no longer works. I didn’t copy her exact steampunk style of adding cogs and kept it fairly plain.

The other thing I’ve been making is actually for myself for once! I saw this simple pattern for a crochet backpack made by The Chilly Dog and thought it might look good with a couple of creative tweaks to make it into Totoro, coz who doesn’t love Totoro?! I need to add some googly eyes to the black balls to make the dust mites, but otherwise I’m happy with it. It has a pocket on the inside too, because all bags and trousers should have pockets!

Next week I’ll show off this year’s Christmas cards. They’re a perfect combination of my crafting and my partner’s way with words …

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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