Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Happy Birthday!

A new Handful is Born!

Introducing a Handful of Chimp. This adorable little handful is actually the 7th in the series, but he was in such a hurry to celebrate a birthday, he came screaming out the door first. It was all I could do to contain him until midnight!  I am sure you have a little 'monkey' in your life who would love to share in his excitement.
Ready in just hours, these cute little handfuls make the perfect gift for any occasion.



The Handful Series was designed to give you the absolute freedom to customize as you wish - creating your very own personalized handmade and heartfelt gift.  Color changes (or lack there of) is completely at purchaser’s discretion. The use of embroidery techniques or purchased plastic additions may be employed to finish your doodle.  Basically - There is NO right or wrong way to make your doodle.


A Handful of Chimp contains 8 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this happy, 8 inch little friend together.



Purchase Handful of Chimp on Etsy.com

** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:


Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0360 Cafe and 0313 Aran
6mm Plastic Beads for Eyes
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US F/5-3.75mm crochet hook
**Optional Pipe Cleaner for Tail
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I Just HAD to Share..

There are few things more enjoyable to me, than seeing client's finished doodles!
Many times, they BLOW ME AWAY with their creativity.  
I always find it such a privileged to be able to look through the eyes of my clients and see how they see my doodles.

Here are the 2 most recent little lovelies!
Mitzy the Mouse was born August 2012.  She is truly an original!  With her adorable little pink bows to the gentle curls of her hair.  I instantly fell in love - I think the Miz would too!!



aww... look, I made her blush :)

and then, there was  Miek's version of Pulp, the Pumpkin - which reminds us of that old saying "less is more".



She says she wants to "fix" the eyes - 
how on Earth do you fix perfection?!!

Lovely job ladies.  Thank you so much for sharing your work!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Off-Topic: Showing Off

Just about everyone who knows me, knows of my love for animals - especially cats (gee, what gave it away?)  And many of you who've followed me for the past few years have gotten, at various points, to see my beloved 'zoo'...
2 of my cats (the large Chocolate Point male Nui, and my daughter's Muffin (Sneeze)) refused to cooperate...
But the rest of the felines were more than happy to oblige a photo shoot - so I am showing them off.


Penelope - one of the many kitties I have rescued in my lifetime (much of which was to my mother's dislike - since I would bring them home, unbeknownst to her, and she would either find them in my bedroom or begin to have issues with breathing - she was allergic to cat hair).  I've had her for nearly 14 years now.  Lady P, as we call her, only had 6 months to live,due to her "weight issues" and a "heart defect"... that was 6 years ago.  :)    She is the feline matriarch in the house - nothing gets done without the say-so of Lady P.


Mushu - a Blue Point Siamese kitty queen - well, at least she was until 2 years ago when we had her surgically altered.  Now she is the princess of the household.  And yes, it is very true, at least with her, all the rumors you hear of talkative Siamese.  She talks sometimes, just to hear herself.



and then there is my handsome boy Buddha.  Buddha is my side-kick... literally. There is no place in my home which I can go and he is not right by my side within minutes.  Usually lying around waiting for me to scratch his 'Buddha Belly'.


   
Chui is the youngest of the bunch.  Just a baby and a camera hog!  He's always been that way.  Some of you might remember him from his baby picture..



Yeah, he's still (almost) as cute and definitely still thinking he's the boss!

But, we cannot forget the Canines which call us "Family".. Daddy's fur-kids.



Eris - the goddess of chaos and strife.  Yup.. that's our little girl!  She is such a trouble maker - terrorizing her big brother Max every chance she gets!  She's hitting the scales these days at about 120+ lbs, but unlike most females - she is admired for her rolls of fat and muscle.


The big brother Maximus bka "the Tank".  At a little over 18 months he's already 160+ pounds of muscle, love and of course..  drool - which would be fine... if he didn't think he was a little 5 lb lap dog.   
Both Eris and Max are Ultimate Mastiffs (cross between the de Bordeaux and the Neapolitan).  
Some of you might remember him, he's the little terror who had us running back and forth to the Animal Hospital earlier this year when he decided he was big enough to take on the "Big Dog"



 and of course, last but not certainly not least - The Hooch - "the Big Dog"


and as gentle as a lamb.  Hooch is a registered AKC Bull Mastiff as well as being a certified "Assistance Animal" for my eldest daughter.  Here, this big lump is lying in my daughter's bed with his 'mortal enemy'... the "cat"; so we can all see just how ferocious he is.
the Hooch, is nearing 8 years old, he's the old man of the house now.  He's more apt to be lounging with the kitty and taking in a bone, than rough-housing with his distant relations.


Well, that, is pretty much the animal kingdom currently.  With the acquisition of several acres, we may open up a rescue for cats - course the Hub doesn't know this yet... but I am sure my feline family will grow and hopefully, my children will continue in my pawprints after I am gone.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Harvest Goodie Bags

The Harvest Goodie Bags have been Released for this season's Halloween/Fall gift giving needs.  


 
Purchase Harvest Goodies Bags on Etsy.com



The Candy Corn Goodie Bag
~ Crocheted as directed with G hook, models which have been produced are approximately 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide. However, depending on your crochet style, this measurement may/will vary. ~
Pattern:
Easy
Materials Used in Model:
Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0324 Bright Yellow, 0254 Pumpkin and 0311 White
Size US G/6-4.25mm crochet hook



The Pumpkin Goodie Bag
~ Crocheted as directed with G hook, models which have been produced are approximately 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide. However, depending on your crochet style, this measurement may/will vary. ~
Pattern:
Easy
Materials Used in Model:
Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0254 Pumpkin, 0256 Carrot, 0365 Coffee, 0406 Med Thyme, 0624 Tea Leaf, 0311 White and 0312 Black
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US G6/4.25mm crochet hook
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning



The Scarecrow Goodie Bag
~ Crocheted as directed with G hook, models which have been produced are approximately 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide. However, depending on your crochet style, this measurement may/will vary. ~
Pattern:
Easy
Materials Used in Model:
Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0334 Buff, 0256 Carrot, 0360 Cafe, 0320 Cornmeal, 0311 White and 0312 Black
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US G6/4.25mm crochet hook
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Policies - Effective Immediately


Please remember that patterns are mailed out to the eMail that is associated with your PayPal account.  This eMail address should be updated with paypal if outdated.  I can eMail patterns to a different eMail address, but only if specifically requested during the ordering process.  Please use the "Note to Seller" option if you need a pattern mailed to an eMail address different from what appears on your PayPal Account.


I have tried my best to be understanding and accommodating to my clients when it comes to re-sending eMails when things have 'happened' out of the client's control.  Acts of nature such as lightening, house fires, hard-drive crashes... are, agreed, un-predictable and certainly not anyone's fault.
However, there has been a multitude of people asking me to replace patterns which were purchased last year (2011) and even a few from 2010.
This takes away from valuable designing time.  

Effective 8/15/2012, orders will only be re-shipped for up to 6 months or 180 days from the original purchase date.  Requests for 'replacement' after 6 months or 180 days from the original purchase date, will not be honored*.  
All replacements mailed out, will be the identical eMail with the original pdf made for you at time of purchase.  After 180 days these eMails will be deleted from my account and you will have to repurchase the pattern.  Please download your pattern from your eMail immediately and store your pdf document with the same care you would take, for any written materials you would want to utilize at a later date.


*Natural Disasters such as "Hurricane Katrina" style events, of course, FDbyK4TT will continue to help you regain your lost items in the face of so much devastation - providing original purchase date or username and your order will be replaced as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Crochet Pattern - Pulp the Pumpkin

Introducing.. Pulp, the Pumpkin... 

This sweet little holiday plush is quick to work up and easy to make.  Ready to keep your little one company watching holiday favorites or as a focal point on any holiday table!




This little Pumpkin is looking forward to Halloween 2012 - with Pulp's sweet nature and festive holiday colors; he's hoping he can avoid the carving block. With or without his 'human' features, this little pumpkin is sure to be the envy of any neighborhood goblin or ghoul.




Pulp, the Pumpkin contains 7 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this fun holiday centerpiece together.  Pulp is approximately 7" tall and 10" wide.
Included as a *bonus*, is the pattern for the Pumpkin King!   



Purchase Pulp the Pumpkin on Etsy.com

** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:


Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0254 Pumpkin, 0624 Tea Leaf, 0336 Warm Brown, 0330 Linen, 0321 Gold, 0312 Black and 0311 White
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning
* for Bonus Pattern only - 9mm Plastic Safety Eyes needed


This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Email Updates - Did You Know?!

Did you know that you could sign up for eMail updates on this blog?
Yes you can!!
Just scroll to the bottom of the FiberDoodles by K4TT blog...


type in the eMail address you'd like to receive updates at and hit the "submit" button.  It's that easy!!


Updates are sent directly to your inbox.  No, surfing to look for updates.  No bookmarking.  No forgetting!


You receive the latest information from FiberDoodles by K4TT  in summary form directly in your mailbox.  Simply click on the title, to read the full entry of only those posts which appeal to your interests.  No SPAM and if 20 entries are made in a single day - you still only receive 1 eMail, so No inBox clutter!!  (I can say this with absolute certainty, because, I am also a subscriber to the FiberDoodles by K4TT blog!)  

Striving to make my clients' lives easier!  Updates are mailed at approximately 10:30pm Eastern Standard Time on any day which an entry has been made on the FiberDoodles by K4TT blog.  Only when an entry has been made or updated, will you receive an eMail from this blog.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Eeeek!! Another Handful is Ready

5th in the Handful Series

Introducing a Handful of Mouse. This sweet little mouse isn't about to send anyone hopping on top chair tops. This little cutie is just hoping for a biscuit crumb at your little one's next tea party.  Just please don't invite the kitty... things could get out of hand quickly!
This Handful is the 5th in the line of promised quick projects.  
Ready in just hours, these cute little handfuls make the perfect gift for any occasion.



The Handful Series was designed to give you the absolute freedom to customize as you wish - creating your very own personalized handmade and heartfelt gift.  Color changes (or lack there of) is completely at purchaser’s discretion. The use of embroidery techniques or purchased plastic additions may be employed to finish your doodle.  Basically - There is NO right or wrong way to make your doodle.


A Handful of Mouse contains 8 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this happy, 8 inch little friend together.



Purchase Handful of Mouse on Etsy.com

** WARNING ** Young children, toddlers and infants should ALWAYS be supervised when playing with this toy. There may be small pieces that a child can dislodge and there is potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. Check all toys periodically for breakage and potential hazards. Broken toys can develop small parts which may present the potential for ingestion or aspiration injuries. A toy that cannot be repaired should be thrown away immediately. Please remember to use a yarn which is safe, as young children are likely to put toy in their mouth.

Pattern:
 

Materials Used in Model:


Red Heart® Classic® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0341 Light Grey, and 0724 Baby Pink
9mm Plastic Safety Eyes
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US G/6-4.25mm crochet hook
**Optional Pipe Cleaner for Tail
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning


This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
Patterns are sent in PDF form as an attachment to the eMail address that you have on file with PayPal, within 24 hours of your payment. You will need an Adobe Reader, or like software to view written materials.  You can visit http://get.adobe.com/ to find out more about Adobe and it's products.


By ordering any product from FiberDoodles by K4TT, whether by clicking over the internet, telephone, facsimile or otherwise, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the FiberDoodles by K4TT End User Licensing Agreement or qualification.
Purchasers may not redistribute, resell, and/or translate pattern into another language for reselling. Questions regarding sale of finished items is answered on this FiberDoodles by K4TT Blog, under the heading of EULA.

Please note that there may be certain orders that FiberDoodles by K4TT is unable to accept and must cancel. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to refuse or cancel any order for any reason. FiberDoodles by K4TT may also require additional verifications or information before accepting any order. You will be contacted if all or any portion of your order is canceled or if additional information is required to accept your order. If your order is canceled after your credit or debit card has been charged, we will issue a credit to your card in the amount of the charge.

Due to the format and ease in reproduction, patterns are non-refundable.

All patterns are sold in good faith. Every effort has been made to ensure that all instructions are accurate and complete. FiberDoodles by K4TT cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work. If you should find any errors that you feel need attention, please notify me.

All patterns purchased from FiberDoodles by K4TT are protected under Federal copyright laws. Reproduction/distribution, in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized. This includes, but is not limited to, any form of reproduction or distribution on or through the Internet, including posting, scanning, "Crochet-A-Longs" and/or eMail transmission. Each pattern is encrypted with identification unique to each individual purchaser.