Friday, October 26, 2012

2 Updates

Wow!  October is nearing an end already!!  I've been so busy with orders in preparation for several local animal shelter raffles, that I barely noticed the time ebbing away.  
But I need to update you...


We have recently received word that a storm, what is being referred to locally as "Frankenstorm" is going to attempt to cause havoc with the North East.  Thus far, forecasters are not sure where Sandy is going to make landfall (Depending on who you listen to it could strike as far south as New Jersey and as far North as Maine) - but local utilities have already began to import crews from outside the 'danger zone'.  Apparently, this storm, to put it in some sort of perspective; is (amongst the local fishermen) gearing up to be the type of storm that was depicted in the George Clooney movie "The Perfect Storm".
So there is a chance, however slight, that we may loose service (electricity, telephone) for a period of time - perhaps even an extended period of time.

For your convenience, All current FiberDoodles by K4TT  patterns will be uploaded to the Ravlery.com servers prior to Sandy's arrival (which currently appears to be Monday morn into Tuesday)  Depending on what the weathermen are saying, I will also probably put the etsy.com shop in Vacation Mode on Monday, until the threat of the storm has passed.
There are several patterns which are ready for release, but that I will wait until Sandy has done her thing and moved on before bringing them out into the light :o)
I will respond to any and all eMails as quickly as possible, in the event service is disrupted; just as soon as service is restored.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.


I did say updateS, right?
The second doesn't quite impact you as much as the first..
but my little girl had surgery on yesterday.  She was spayed.


and we brought her home today.
It will take a few days for her to be back to her usual self and about 2 weeks until she can be around the rest of the family without fear of ripping, tearing or infection to the surgical area. 
But over the next 24-48 hours, she is the highest priority, so orders may take a little longer than the usual 'minutes' I've been noted for in the past.


Anyone who's ever had a large animal that has had to have surgery and placed under anesthesia;  already knows that the lethargy takes a good day to go away.  She is still very groggy and unsteady on her feet and as of yet has not been able to eat.  
I thank you in advance for your well-wishes and speedy recovery for my little sweetie.


edited: Saturday Morning 8:15am  - Apparently we don't like the name "Sandy" for this storm and named her "Sally" instead.  Name has been corrected.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Counting Sheep - A NEW Pillow Pal


One of my dearest girlfriends has had a bit of it for the last 2 years.  Her husband is ill and it's been very hard on the family.  Especially on her 8 year old son.
Last week, I gave her a Pillow Pal Giraffe, (she was the inspiration behind the Handful of Giraffe released 2 wks ago) as a sort of, "I'm thinking of you - smile Woman!!" gift - and when her son saw it, he immediately asked me if I could make him a Sheep/Lamb.
How could I resist such a sweet little insomniac?

Now of course I cannot attempt to make the Trademark Serta Sheep, which is the most common "yarn ball" that he sees with regards to Sheep/Lambs.



But, I can step it up a bit, with my own take on this famous little sleep inducing farm animal. 

He was ecstatic, when I sought him out to get his approval of the Pillow Pal Lamb.  So intent he was, that the photos were a rush job; since he didn't want to part with his video game/television watching, sleepin' snuggling little friend - once he laid eyes upon him.
Of course, I will be able to take more photos, since my own little counters have decided that they need their own little lambs - one to be made in Gothic style (Red & Black) and another - just to be different, in Pinks and Blues.

So without further adieu, I bring to you the 4th in the Pillow Pal Line - the Pillow Pal Lamb


A Pillow Pal Lamb contains 8 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs (including 2 photo tutorials for neck and ears) and instructions to help you bring this happy, 17 inch plush friend together.

Purchase your copy of this adorable little lamb today.  A perfect gift for the expecting Mum, the new baby, the older sibling or anyone who enjoys cuddling with a soft pillow while relaxing.


Purchase Pillow Pal Lamb 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® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0311 White, 0313 Aran and 0336 Warm Brown
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US I/9-5.50mm crochet hook
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.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Food Glorious Food...


I just can't help myself...
Since having my daughters, some of the animals I once viewed as 'disgusting' or 'morbid' just because they 'do what they do'- have taken on a whole new light.  
For example; Vultures are surely associated with death and morbidity.  Well at least in the most general census of birds.  However, I can't help it but to think of the committee of Vultures asking "What we gonna do?" reminiscent of Ringo, George, Paul and John (The Jungle Book) - or the chorus of Vultures singing "Food, Glorious Food".

"...Flesh picked off the dead ones
Rank, rotten or chewed
Soon we'll be the fed ones

Just thinking of putrid meat
Puts us in a mood

For food, glorious food
Marvellous food
Fabulous food
Beautiful food
Magical food

Glorious food!!..."
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown - John Powell
Original Score Written by Lionel Bart - Oliver!

Sort of steals the fear factor away from these birds eh?

Thank goodness for the likes of Pixar & Disney that these majestic creatures can find a new light as a sort of "warm & fuzzy" - or - at the very least, with a jovial sense of humor. 
It is the more warm and fuzzy variety that I bring you as a Handful of Vulture.



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 Vulture contains 7 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this happy, 6 inch little friend together.  



Purchase Handful of Vulture 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® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0341 Light Grey, 0312 Black, 3950 Charcoal and 0330 Linen
9mm Plastic Safety Eyes
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US F/5-3.75mm crochet hook
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, October 8, 2012

A Raven or a Crow?


Our ancestors, no matter what faith, creed or color; attached subtext to events to try and explain them in a rational sense - for the most part, we call it "fokelore".  I grew up hearing that birds carried the souls of the dead. Not as much reincarnation; but that birds, especially crows & ravens (probably because of their color), are more like soul taxi cabs.

So it's only fitting that the Crow (or Raven) fits in so easily in with the Halloween theme.  
Introducing a Handful of Crow, the 10th in the Handful Series 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 Crow contains 8 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this happy, 6 inch little friend together.  



Purchase Handful of Crow 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® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0312 Black and 3950 Charcoal
9mm Plastic Safety Eyes
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US F/5-3.75mm crochet hook
Crochet Needle for sewing
Long Straight Pins for positioning

*optional Pipe Cleaner(s) for Foot

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.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Heavy Footfalls - But Have No Fear...

9th in the Handful Series

Although the month of October and heavy footfalls go hand in hand with monsters and ghoulies and ghosts - this is one footfall that you need not fear.
These thunderous footsteps belong to the sweetest of sweets.  This cute little elephant would love to go Trick or Treating with your little one.  Just keep him away from children dressed as mice...  or as a giant peanut. 
Introducing a Handful of Elephant, the 9th in the Handful Series 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 Elephant contains 8 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs and instructions to help you bring this happy, 9 inch little friend together.  (and Yes, the Trunk/Head is all one piece)



Purchase Handful of Elephant 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® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0341 Light Grey, 0311 White and 0373 Petal Pink
9mm Plastic Safety Eyes
poly-fil fiberfill
Size US F/5-3.75mm crochet hook
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.