Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tagged: 7 Random Facts

I'm so sorry, I keep forgetting to post my response to a blog tag.
I was tagged by the lovely Whimsy Patch ( and here are my 7 Random Facts about me. These aren't so random, because I figured I'd try to answer things based on my craft. :)

1. I learned how to crochet at a young age, but nothing more than a chain.

2. Although my store is filled crocheted items, I'm a very skilled knitter and adore knitting lace items. I'd consider myself a knitter more than a "hooker."

3. The original Moon Bun design was created out of my necessity to make Holiday Gifts. I was poor and out of work, but wanted to give gifts to my friends.

4. My very first Amigurumi piece was made in November of 2006.

5. This is more of a pet peeve, but I can't stand to see the stuffing through an amigurumi's fabric. For this reason, I use very small hook sizes and a very tight tension. You'll never see my amigurumi's insides hanging out. lol!

6. One of my greatest influences and muses has been Alison of Pepperberry Crochet ( She's really helped me come into my own designs and trust my gut feeling over what others might say.

7. I only crochet with hooks made by Resplendent Creations ( or in a pinch, Susan Bates hooks. Although I definitely prefer the wooden hooks. They're a treasure.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Introducing the Connoisseur's Zombie Moon Bun

A while back, my friend gave me a small hank of hand-painted super wash merino yarn. It was so ugly it was beautiful, but I couldn't figure out what to do with it. The yardage was so small I couldn't make any of my normal knitted fair, so it sat in my stash for months.

Recently while talking, in all seriousness, about the colors of a zombie, a friend mentioned they should have spots of black and brown and green. My mind went immediately to my stash and so the Connoisseur's Zombie Moon Bun was born.

I've only got enough yarn to make a few of these guys and once they are gone, they're gone.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anime Boston

Bettina Kurkoski ( will be at Anime Boston's Artist Alley, selling her wonderful artwork and adorable manga, My Cat Loki. She will also be carrying several of my amigurumi.

If you're going to be in the Boston area, be sure to stop by! It will be a great chance to see my pieces in person.