UPDATE 2/4/23: This was a nice thing that I did periodically that I will start doing again this year! I also can't figure out why this post is formatted so weird and I cannot seem to fix it. I have rifled all through the HTML and I give up.
Handmadeology (Facebook page here) is doing a neat promotion called Shop Unique. Shop Etsy for the Holidays. If you didn’t know about this already then you should totally check it out. There’s lots of cool handmade stuff out there, you just have to find it. If you're a fellow crafter then you should support your fellow starving artists for sure.
Here are a couple of my favorite Etsy shops/shops of my pals to feast your eyeballs on:
SouthPawEngraving (Facebook) - He makes a lot of earrings, but he can pretty much do anything from pendants for necklaces to Christmas tree ornaments. He also make things he’s already made in a million other colors. He's the dude behind Jarman Props too and he's making a limited number of Skyrim Iron Shields, which would be great for cosplay or decoration.
Lily Moon Crochet (Facebook and Tumblr) - If I slept on a bed of money I would buy all of these crochet squids and octopi for everyone I know and myself. I would then sleep on a bed of crochet cephalopods.
UPDATE 2/8/23: Formatting got weird when I change my blog theme and I have now fixed it! UPDATED: 10/3/22, for clarity! You can now get a printable PDF version of this as a PAY WHAT YOU WANT pattern on my Ko-Fi here . The finished Fox is about 23" from nose to tail. My gauge was approx. 4 sts/inch and 4 rows/inch and I chose to stuff the body and tail rather loosely, legs a bit more firm, but it's up to you. I like a floppy Fox. In The Little Prince (the Netflix movie version), Plushy Fox has orange ears with white inside and the black just around the edge. I chose to make my original Foxes (pictured to the right) with just black ears for silly aesthetic reasons, but you can easily sub in your orange for the backs of your Fox's ears. The new Fox I made had movie-accurate ears (below). If you're not a crafty-type person, you stumbled across this pattern, and you want a Fox, don't hesitate to message me via Facebook . I'm pretty friendly and
UPDATE 9/21/23: Bethesda rolled out an inferior Wilby pattern the other day, if you didn't know. If you'd like to compare it to my version, which is larger (I was shooting for accurate game size) then you can get that pattern here . I have been playing a great deal of Starfield. I am constantly encumbered by toys and potted plants. It's fine. Give me some pew-pew weapons, a spaceship, and let me collect cute plushies and plants for hours on end, which I'm piling in the middle of The Frontier because my cargo hold and captain's storage are full. Everything is full. Piles are the answer. Also, organs. Oh, my God. My dilemma with how to offload organs. Not the instrument, my dudes, I'm talking internal ones, which I steal. Anywho! Free pattern! Because I am nice and also Bethesda loves the copyright police when fans of their games want to make a few dollarbucks. It is what it is. Just like my in-game hoarding. You can though get a pay-what-you-want PDF version fr
UPDATE 2/12/23: I'm going to add a PDF version of this pattern to my Ko-Fi soon! Make sure you're following me on Facebook for updates! I thought I had already posted this pattern seeing as I made it YEARS AGO but I guess I didn't. Here it is! Enjoy this Very Hungry Caterpillar plushie! It's very easy, but a lot of parts. You can customize your caterpillar how you want with different greens and arrange the segments differently. Please link on back to this pattern, my Facebook page , and/or my Etsy shop ! What You Need (AKA Tools + Materials) • size F crochet hook • stitch marker • yarn needle • worsted weight yarn in red, yellow, and several greens of your choice (I used 5) • polyfill or other stuffing material Gauge: 4 sts/in and 4 sc rows/in Finished caterpillar measures approx. 12” from end to end, 6” from chin to top of antennae (tallest part), and the head is about 3” in diameter. Feel free to change your hook size or gauge to adjust the size to m