Easy Crochet Critters


I decided to take a break from making my little octopi and purchased Vanna’s Choice Easy Crochet Critters from Hobby lobby for $4.95. It has ten patterns: lion, giraffe, hippo, elephant, alligator, seal, walrus, monkey, penguin and snowy owl. I started making an orange hippo. đŸ™‚

Cosplay Plans: Phase 4 Part 1

Sailor Collar

Today I started my Sailor Collar with the help of my sister Maru. When I attempted to draft my own collar pattern a few weeks ago it was an epic fail so Maru found a basic pattern and modified it to my specifications. 


Left is a sketch of the original diagram and the right is the modified diagram.


I used newsprint paper for my pattern and followed along with the measurements specified in the diagram. A ruler is a must!


After I cut out the pattern Maru had me try it on for size. The neck hole was too small so she added an extra half inch to each side.


Modifying the pattern


We discovered that it still wasn’t laying right, so we rounded the back and added darts in the shoulders.


Pattern complete! Almost time to start cutting.


Marking placement for the pins


Snip snip!


Totally stoked! It’s starting to look like something!

Sadly that was all I had time to work on today, but I’m so happy to have it started! đŸ˜€

Thanks for reading!

-Anna ♥

Cosplay Progress
I know I’ve been skipping around with my cosplay but it will come together. Really. No foolin’. ^^;

Pretty Little Tokyo Cross Stitch

Pattern by Satsuma Street on Etsy

Pattern by Satsuma Street on Etsy

Found this awesome cross-stitch pattern while browsing Etsy the other day by Satsuma Street.

“This cross stitch pattern of a stylized Tokyo skyline features the Tokyo Tower, the Rainbow Bridge, the Tokyo City Hall, the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, the Sky Tree, Senso-ji Temple, and Mt Fuji. Shinto gates, cherry blossoms, and a boat complete the scene.”

I was really into cross-stitch when I was a tween and just might have to rekindle my passion long enough to make this! đŸ˜€

Have you heard of the Rainbow Bridge or the Cocoon Tower? I know I haven’t… but maybe I should have?