iam8bit’s Unique, One-of-a-kind, Handmade Ornaments Show!

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Friends in LA, you should swing by iam8bit to check out their handmade ornaments show! It opens this Thursday, December 4th, 7pm – 10pm. I sent in 3 different kinds of ornaments, and judging from the names on this flyer, I am sure there is going to be TONS of cool stuff!

If you go, you have to take lots of photos and send them to me!

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I’m “Blogger of the Month” in Craftseller Magazine! (And new free pattern: Custard Creams!)

Craft1I’m in the December issue of Craftseller Magazine in the UK as Blogger of the Month! Craftseller encourages you to make and sell your handmade crafts, so there’s advice and lots of fun projects inside to make and sell, not only in the magazine, but on the website, too. I have a Q&A and also a free pattern for ya!

Craft2Actually the free pattern is up on on their website, so I’ll go ahead and link you to it. It’s for a little custard cream sandwich cookie to with your tea or coffee. I had them at my table at Renegade, and a lot of people had a cute nostalgia for these little guys! Enjoy!!!

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WIWT: Ice Cream & Strawberry Fluff, featuring EatMeDo!

EatMeDo3I fell in love with an Australian brand called Eat Me Do! I heard about it because Kailey from Mermaidens blogged about the Aussie shop Lady Petrova, and Lady Petrova then hosted an Eat Me Do pop-up, and THEN, I entered Eat Me Do’s Instagram giveaway, and thennnnnn, I TOTALLY WON THIS STRAWBERRY FLUFF JUMPER!!! HELLOOOOOO!!!

EatMeDo1I got to chatting with the designer, Lara Ivachev, via email, and we are going to have a fun clothing/crochet trade!! I love meeting neat new people!

EatMeDo2By the way, that’s Bunny’s bed I’m sitting on!!! I wanted to give her a cute space in the bedroom, and as it turns out, it’s a pretty cute space for humans, too! It’s been fairly gloomy and rainy here, so it was nice to wear something cheery and fun for a little bit!

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Jumper: EatMeDo, Skirt: F21, Socks: the Lolita shop in Little Tokyo in L.A. that I can’t recall the name of. Also that big painting in the back is by my talented pal Shannie Shea.
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Yummy You! Sale! 20% off with code BLACKFRIDAY thru CyberMonday!

Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.45.24 AMOur Yummy You! sale is still going on! 20% off our entire shop with code BLACKFRIDAY until Monday at midnight!

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Check out these crocheted Audrey II Puppets from Little Shop of Horrors!

I don’t blog nearly enough about all the cool crocheting happening out in the world, but I had to show you these amazing puppets that someone sent me on Facebook along with a wonderful note.

Screen shot 2014-11-29 at 3.56.57 AMEmily is an art teacher and drama director at the Heritage School District in Homer / Broadlands IL. Her drama club performed Little Shop of Horrors last weekend (and I’m so sorry I didn’t get this blog post up before then!).

When she first decided to take on this project, the only thing that went through her brain was EVERYTHING MUST BE CROCHETED! So, all summer she crocheted and completed two of the puppets. The final puppet had to big enough for the actors to go through and get eaten! Not only did they crochet the plant puppets, but also vines, mini plant puppets for each actor, flowers for the flower shop and hundreds of leaves!

Here is the big one! It is 5.5 feet tall! Feed me, Seymour!

Screen shot 2014-11-29 at 3.56.06 AMI’m just so impressed at all the work that went into these pieces, and I’m bummed I don’t live close enough to have seen them in action!

Maybe if we are lucky, the Heritage Drama Club will make more crochet magic in the future!

Thanks, Emily, for sharing your photos with me and for being an inspiration!

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