Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Every Little Girl Should Have a Pony of Her Own!

Since I was a little girl, I have always loved horses. For me, they have remained one of the few animals that are part in the magical world as much as in our own real one. They've carried princesses to safety and princes into battles with dragons and worse. 
When I was about 14 years old, I was fortunate to have my very own horse - Exclusive Peabody, although I never called him by his full name; I just called him Peabody.  He was my very best friend.  I told him all my secrets and imagined he and I would grow old together.  Unfortunately, this was long before cellphones... and I have very few photos of him after all these years... but he was a strong horse, a beautiful horse and the fantastical adventures we took, I still look fondly on today. 

Eventually, due to circumstances (I was a suburb gal and we boarded our ponies on a farm a few towns away); I eventually had to say goodbye to my sweet boy.  I was broken-hearted!


Every child should have their own pony to share in magical adventures and explorations of fantasy. Whether it's a trip to some far off place, a casual afternoon in the field or a cozy evening in the stable - Pastiche is ready to share that experience with your young one.

Pastiche is ready to trot her way into your heart and go on many adventures with your little one this summer. You don't need to stable her. Nor is she a big eater. But she does need plenty of play and imagination and a whole lot of LOVE.

Pastiche the Palomino, is an "Intermediate" pattern due to it's use of Loop Stitches in the mane, legs and tail. This pattern contains 13 pages of pattern instructions, with detail oriented photographs to help you bring this 22.5 inch friend to life.
To complete this pattern, it is expected that you already know how to crochet using single crochet stitches as well as loop stitches. You should also know how to change colors, as well as how to crochet in the round.

Purchase Pastiche the Palomino 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.


Materials Used in Model:

Red Heart® WW 4-Ply Yarn in 0313 Aran, 0334 Buff, 0431 Light Grey, 0360 Café, 0706 Perfect Pink, 0311 White and 0774 Black
Size US G6/4.00mm Crochet Hook
Filling for Plushies (fiberfil or similar)
Yarn Needle for Sewing
Long Straight Pins for Positioning

This pattern is written in English, using US Crochet Terms.
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Monday, July 6, 2015

Rawr! Cough! Choke.. Pass the Salad Please...

Thaddeus is not your typical Tyrannosaurus.  Unlike many of his relations in the tyrannosaurid family roaming this planet a little more than 66 million years ago; Thad is a different sort of dinosaur!  He is a vegan!  
In fact, his favorite foods are Coconut Curry Popcorn, Almond Butter Rice Treats and Cashew Milk!!

His favorite movie?  The Land Before Time, of course!  He just thinks Chomper is the bee's knee's!

Thaddeus is just your average, everyday 6 year old boy.  Sure he's a T-Rex... that doesn't make him a bad guy!  He just wants to cuddle and play - but if you're ever in a jam, he's definitely the one you'd want to have around to scare off the closet monster .. or the thing under the bed.  I mean, everyone is afraid of an apex predator.. right?

Thad is just waiting on you to bring him to life! 
Available now on Etsy.com

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Lullaby and Goodnight

Lullaby, and good night, in the skies stars are bright
May the moon, silvery beams, bring you with dreams
Close you eyes, now and rest, may these hours be blessed
Till the sky's bright with dawn, when you wake with a yawn

Lullaby, and good night, you are mother's delight
I'll protect you from harm, and you'll wake in my arms
  ~ as performed by Jewel/'09 Album Lullaby

Remember when monsters were REAL and things that went bump in the night had fangs and claws? Yeah, it's been a while - now most of the monsters have 2 legs and capped teeth.  But my own childhood, what a glorious time to be a kid, when The Boogieman was just about the only thing a good kid really had to worry about!

It's 1982 and Hasbro made those all those horribles of the night disappear, with the debut of their Glo Worm nightlight toy.
For those who are too young to remember and those who've never heard of a Glo Worm, their little heads were made with a special plastic, that allowed them to glow in the dark. They had a plush body (that encased the battery pack) making the Glo Worm the first nightlight that a child could cuddle with as they fell asleep. Told you it was great to be a little kid in the 80's!

This sweet little bug became a staple in many a child's bedroom and those scary monsters lurking in the dark, were no match for Glo Worm’s glowing cuteness.
Well, they say, all thing come back around, and this little bug was the inspiration behind the newest addition to the FiberDoodles by K4TT Pattern Library.
Introducing Snuggle Bug and Blanket.

This sweet little plush is perfect for your toddler to cuddle with on those stormy nights, when the monsters still lurk outside windows - or while just laying in the light and watching television.  These vivid colors, although not battery powered, are positively charged with smiles and good feelings. Sold as a set (blanket and bug) or separately (Snuggle Bug single or Snuggle Blanket) this soft little cutie is bound to not only bring back memories, but to help create fond ones as well!  

Available now on Etsy.com