Monday, January 25, 2010


First yarn bomb! My street in NYC gains a shelf fungus. Will add a larger one next time. Let's see if anyone notices.
Update March 14: its gone. Maybe the big storm blew it away, or maybe someone tore it off?

Teeny Tiny mushroom family with seed beads as ground cover

Pearly ground with teeny fungus

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Aretha the Alpaca

Is your Mama a Llama?

Early Amigurumis

The bird trio was made as a house warming gift for my sister, Rainbow. Each bird has a symbol inside it, wrapped in tape: flour so you never go hungry, sugar so your life here is sweet and salt so LIFE IS TASTY and full of flavor.
The red breasted bird was made for my sister Robin.
The red eyed tree frog was made for me, who loves the non-fiction picture book, The Red Eyed Tree Frog by Joy Cowley.


For Alex

Can you see what this says?

Created as a wall hanging for the PS 87 Library during my stint as Librarian. (It says, "read").

Bunny Honeys

Pattern from Lion Brands Yarns... with some tweeks.
For Nancy

New Friends

Made this red friend for my friend's friend.
They seem well suited.

For Cara and Ophelia

Tank Cozy

No, I didn't crochet this exquisite tank cozy. Check out more interesting photos from this site:
The Daily Green.

Bear beginnings

Amigurumi: the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings, and inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.
Here's Rainy Bear, my first attempt, created last summer for my sister's new house. Started crocheting in my teens... blankets, hats, scarves, potholders.
It is this new form, amigurumi, that inspires.

Brain Cells

These strange looking figures are brain cells. I bought the grey one as a fun gift for my daughter - to help her when she takes her big SAT test this Spring. (update: out of 2400, she got 2390!)
The red one is my first attempt at making something without a pattern.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Bard

In honor of the Hunter College High School Production of The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. Created for the Assistant Director.. with love!

First Mushrooms

These are my first mushrooms. Hopefully they are part of a series.
January 9, 2010