YAY!! I can’t wait to put my tree up when I get home from vacay!!!! I didn’t collect many more ornaments this year….. pink Charlie Brown tree again for me this year!
Hi! Thank you so much!!! I was definitely inspired by amigurumi back in the day, but really wanted to make cute stuff that people could wear outside everyday! :D
Hi! He’s not my boss, he’s my business partner :). Ultimately it’s my decision, but I appreciate his knowledge, experience, and opinion about my brands!
I think you can sometimes find them at craft stores, but I usually end up ordering them online, either from Etsy, or other random online craft supply stores!
Hi Hi!!! So nice to meet you this weekend! You are super adorable! I’m following you now :) xo
That’s Tavuchi, owner/designer of Spank!
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :D
Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics!
We have gym memberships and have gone a few times, but I have been working so hard, I’m exhausted all the time, and going to the gym will make me nauseous! I’ve actually been meaning to ask my readers what THEY wear to the gym :P. I don’t like wearing tight, form-fitting pants out in public. I bought some sweatpants, but they are too WARM! I need a work-out tutu. So basically, I look like a really gross dirty bum at the gym! Random pajama pants, old tshirts. We only wear headbands when we play badminton, cuz that’s hardcore.
It’s a big shopping day, the day after Thanksgiving, when lots of stores have sales :)
I kind of love it, too!
Neeeyope!!! Although, last year, for the first time ever, we drove around stores like Target and Kohl’s at 4am just to observe all the people lined up. It was kind of amazing. My holiday shopping is mostly done online, on Etsy, or my own handmade.
I don’t think my appearance is that strange in SF, but when I travel, I do realize I might look a bit different! I do get recognized from time to time, like outside a grocery store here or like at Office Depot, and oftentimes anywhere we visit, like in a museum in New York, or in the middle of the street in Dublin! For some reason, I was catching more negative heat than usual for the pink hair in Disneyland of all places. That was kind of weird! I think it’s fun when people say hi! Sometimes they are too shy and then they leave a msg on my blog or on Twitter or something. I’d probably do that, too :P. Thanks!!! Happy Holidays to you!! xo
I asked Hairy, and he was happy with his haircut. It literally took 10 minutes. It was the fastest haircut everrrrr!! Thanks for asking! :D
Unfortunately no. It would be at specialty yarn stores and also online at various online yarn stores!
Hi! I am glad you liked it! Unfortunately, I can’t reproduce any of those : /. Sorry about that!!
For now, I have decided to use Cascade 128 superwash. It comes in a million colors, and I like the pink. It’s not a boucle, though, so not a perfect substitute!
I posted 5 more and they already sold out again. More on the way soon!
CHICAGO!!!! The band, not the musical.
I have had purple and red before. And one time a little bit of teal. I feel like blue-toned colors make my skin look green and sickly! I don’t spend a lot of time under black lights, so I haven’t seen it glow yet :)
I’m glad you found an alternative that you like! I have no idea what Yarn Bee is but I am going to look it up right now :)
Hi! Yes, I have done holiday giveaways in the past. Someone else brought that up on my blog, too. I might try to sneak one in, but there’s not a lot of time before Xmas since I am leaving for a vacation soon! xo
I have always been really slow to point fingers, because I know that people often come up with similar ideas at the same time without ever having known each other. I found this to be the case, apparently, when I used to approach people who I strongly felt had been heavily inspired by my work. They would just say, “Oh, I’ve never heard of you,” and whether that’s the truth or not, I can’t really protect an “idea” legally, so I basically stopped contacting anyone, and I definitely don’t spend hours on the internet looking for items similar to mine. One time, someone accused me of copying them! I decided to stop frustrating myself with these situations. The negative energy just makes you feel yucky. I just keep going forward, doing my own awesome thing! However, there have been times where online stores have stolen my pictures to sell copycats of my work, so I definitely report/approach stuff like that! It hasn’t happened for a while, though.
Hi! There isn’t really a swirl in there. I think what you are seeing is the circle I crochet first before making the points of the star. I don’t know if that helps : /
He has a regular 9-5 job but he is also a night owl, so it’s not really been an issue as far as I know!
There is more than one way to hold your yarn, and it just depends on what is comfortable for you! This is how I was taught to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KssolLfico
And sometimes if I’m tired of squeezing my ring and pinky fingers to create tension, I will wrap the yarn around my pointer finger twice.
I don’t think I’ve found a perfect solution yet, so I encourage you to play with your own ideas, too. I mount it to an actual canvas. I paint the canvas first to match. Ideally, I would sew the whole piece onto the canvas as well, but crochet is heavy…especially layered crochet, and would be prone to sagging and warping, so I also use a glue to hold large surfaces of crochet to the canvas. I normally crochet the background last. I figure out the other pieces first, and how they interlock or layer. Like with the 3 ice cream kittens on a banana boat, there is actually a slit in the background so it looks like the banana is coming out of it, so, depending on your piece, there can be some planning involved.
I’m not sure! It’s not even done yet! I’ve gone in for several 2-4 hour sessions and have never tallied it up!
Hi! I am super bummed that they discont’d that color. I am have been searching for a good replacement, but I don’t really like the texture of other pink boucle’ yarns out there. I have been using Cascade 128 Superwash because I like the pink color it comes in, but it is more expensive than what you buy at Michael’s or JoAnn, and it’s still not a boucle/fluffy, but at least a chunky yarn. The short answer is : I have yet to find the perfect substitute.
You will need a lot of eye liner and a lot of hairspray :)