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Mini Minion!

August 9, 2013

I love the Despicable Me minions! I’ve made a large one in the past (you can see Carl here), but I really wanted some tiny ones ^_^. This guy is about 5″ or so.

Minion Army!

(I made this first minion with few materials at my disposal, I’m sure you can make yours look more realistic!)

Materials:

Yellow, blue, black, grey yarn – this pattern is good for scraps!🙂
Crochet hook – G
yarn needle
Black puffy paint
Glue
Googly Eyes (.6″)
Fluff!

Body:

1. With blue, MR 6 (6)
2. *2 sc in next st* around (12)
3. *1 sc, 2 sc in next st* around (18)
4-6. Sc around
Next rnd is starting Overall Bib/Arm Holes
7-8. sc 4 in blue (front bib), sc 4 in yellow (arm hole 1), sc 6 in blue (back bib), sc 4 in yellow (arm hole 2)
9-15. sc around with yellow
Stuff!
16. *4 sc, 1 dec* around (15)
17. *3 sc, 1 dec* around (12)
Stuff!
18. *dec 1* around (6)
Cut yarn and pull through. Using needle, close any remaining gaps.

Arms (make 2):

With yellow, ch 4, sl st into first st to make them into a round
1-6. sc
Ch 3, turn, sc 2 (this is the thumb) (you might want to switch to black to make his hand look like gloves!)
7-8. Sc 3 around (ignoring thumb)
9. dec 1, sc, cut yarn and pull through.

Legs (make 2):

With blue, ch 4, sl st into first st to make them into a round
1-4. sc
switch to black yarn
5. Ch 4, turn, sc 3 (top of foot), continue to sc around (7)
6. sc around
7. *dec 1* around, sc, cut yarn, stuff the feet a bit, and weave the end closed.

Overall Straps (make 2):

With blue, ch 12. – make sure this will span from the front to the back of the bib, depending on how tight your stitches are you may need more or less. I also suggest making these tight.
Cut yarn, leaving long enough ends on either side to sew to body.

Goggles:

With grey, ch 8, or however many chains it takes to circle your googly eyes. Make 1 for each eye!

Putting It All Together

Sew legs to the bottom of the blue part. Make sure the feet are pointing the right way forward! (toward side with the smaller blue bib)

Sew the arms on the sides, about 2 rnds about the blue, make sure the thumbs are pointing in.WP_001354

Sew the straps from one corner of the bib to the one behind. (I only secured the straps on the ends, but feel free to do more if you wish)

Sew on his goggles.

With puffy paint, draw a G on his front bib.

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minion in-progress

Glue the eye(s) on. If you put on 2 eyes, make sure they’re pretty close together.

After the glue and paint are dry, draw on a black strap and hair (can use puffy paint or yarn)

Don’t forget to give him a smile or something!🙂

You’re minion is complete! Now go make an army of them!😀

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End of Summer Update

August 30, 2011

Yup it’s that time again already! I’m excited for the new school year – it’s going to be super busy, and hopefully tons of fun😀 (and studying, of course!) unfortunately there probably won’t be a lot of crafting going on…though I plan to work on some blankets (or other easy stuff) while watching TV🙂

So, it’s time for look at my list of goals!

(crossing out things I’ve finished, and italicize things that are in progress)

19 Things to do When I’m 19

  1. learn how to embroider
  2. knit 2 blankets for charity (1 in progress)
  3. do a new diy/pattern each month (I kinda missed July…and April….)
  4. read 20 books that have substance (13/20)
  5. do something with my Italy & Switzerland pics/tickets (still a work in progress!)
  6. work out over spring/summer break
  7. start my Etsy store by Sept 2011 (this is sooooo not gonna happen, darn! but I don’t really have time this year :(  )
  8. visit a state I have never been to
  9. visit a new country
  10. learn Python (a computer language)
  11. go geocaching
  12. fix Dad’s porthole clock (funny story about this below!)
  13. do something with all of my shells
  14. grow out & cut my hair for Beautiful Lengths
  15. eat healthier (will definitely need to work on this at school…)
  16. de-clutter my room and closet
  17. cook a meal once a week at home (I missed 2 weeks… :/)
  18. complain less and listen more
  19. be a good friend, sister, daughter, and cousin

Alright! 6 out of 19! (With 2 that can’t be measured, 6 in progress and 1 that’s not going to happen)

Okay, so ready for the funny story about the porthole clock? So I was going to buy a replacement clock part at JoAnn’s but they didn’t have them in the store. Then my dad was looking at the clock and realized that there was a “Start/Stop” switch that was on “Stop”. So naturally, when it was on “Start”, with a battery in it, it worked! hahaha well, that was easy😉

Things I Want for my Walls

August 24, 2011

School’s coming up, and I’ve had some ideas floating around for things I want to hang on my dorm room walls. And here are some cool projects that I’ve seen – recently, and in the past.🙂

Interactive Map from 1 Month 2 Win It

OH MY GOSH. LOVE. I’ve been wanting something to track all the states I’ve been to, and this is perfect!! (If only I had some cork and could use a hand saw…)

Cork Display Board from Birds of a Feather

I saw this idea over a year ago and my sister made one and it looks so cool! I have a bunch of corks saved up – so all I need now is a board/something to glue them to!

Song Lyric Wall Art by A Beautiful Mess

Song lyric quote art

Haircut!

August 17, 2011

yay! I can cross another thing of my goal list!!!

I finally got my haircut today!

Here’s proof:

Now I just need to send it off to the Pantene place!🙂

Oh, and here’s a before picture:

hahah yeah….I don’t have any good serious pictures of me before getting it cut…(this was taken the night before)…so ya…you get the picture. lol it was ready to GO!😀

Yay for Beautiful Lengths!!

I love reading!

August 13, 2011

Especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than going to the library and coming home with a HUGE stack of books. In the past I’d go in the summer and take out like 15 books at a time! haha I probably didn’t read them all…it’s hard to choose what’s good without reading the whole thing in the library.

Anyways. My sister and I have been vegging since we got home (walking ~500 mi makes you not want to do anything) so we watched a bunch of movies and have been reading manga. haha it’s so cute and really easy to read! I love my mindless books. But of course, my goal is to read 20 books with substance. Hence the books I brought with me on my trip:

Okay, so maybe some people wouldn’t say this had a lot of substance, but I think Philippa Gregory did a lot of research, and I really enjoyed this book! I read this on the plane – the only book I owned that had something about Spain!🙂 I ended up leaving this at our first hostel – didn’t need to add any extra weight to my bag!

This is the book I brought for reading on the walk – I figured it was pretty small/light but has a lot of text on the pages (at least my version that looks like this is…) – and would take me the whole trip and a later bus-ride to read. Which it did! Great!🙂 (a plane ride too…) Anyways. About the book. I ended up really liking it! I tried to read it in 8th grade, but got like 3 pages in, lol. After getting through the first 3 chapters or so, when I finally figured out (the set up of the book is different) what was going on, I really enjoyed the story. It was different from some other books I’ve read.🙂

This is the book my parents brought for me for the way home. I’ve never read anything by her, but I know she’s supposed to be good and I like the book so far – I’m about halfway🙂 I plan on finishing it before heading off to college in like 2 weeks! (ack, so soon!)

Have you read anything good lately?

Hello!

August 13, 2011
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Long time, no posting🙂

My trip overseas was AWESOME. I did the Camino de Santiago, and it was such a cool experience! You can read about it here, if you want: 4Caminantes – just a short blog we updated occasionally on the walk! (no pics yet…maybe sometime soon…????)

I’ve been back for a week, just relaxing and stuff.🙂

It’s time for a GOALS UPDATE!😀

(crossing out things I’ve finished, and italicize things that are in progress)

19 Things to do When I’m 19

  1. learn how to embroider (got a sweet book from my friend last night! I think this’ll be a Christmas break project…)
  2. knit 2 blankets for charity (started a new blanket last night!😀 )
  3. do a new diy/pattern each month
  4. read 20 books that have substance (13/20)
  5. do something with my Italy & Switzerland pics/tickets (I’ve got all the pictures on the pages, I just need to write out the words and make it pretty-ful! :)  )
  6. work out over spring/summer break (I worked out over spring break!)
  7. start my Etsy store by Sept 2011 (this is sooooo not gonna happen, darn! but I don’t really have time this year😦 )
  8. visit a state I have never been to (I went to OHIO w/Running Club :)  )
  9. visit a new country (I got 3 – France, Spain and Portugal!!)
  10. learn Python (a computer language)
  11. go geocaching
  12. fix Dad’s porthole clock
  13. do something with all of my shells
  14. grow out & cut my hair for Beautiful Lengths (min of 8ins) (cutting it off in August!…still hasn’t happened yet😦 )
  15. eat healthier (fam still on a health kick – ate pretty good on vacation…lots of dessert though:/ haha I can’t resist my sweet tooth)
  16. de-clutter my room and closet (finished this yesterday! I might do a bit more…but more just from cleaning up my scrapbooking stuff)
  17. cook a meal once a week at home (I missed 2 weeks… :/)
  18. complain less and listen more
  19. be a good friend, sister, daughter, and cousin

Halfway through the year and I’ve only finished 3 things! ACK!

Off to go do something on this list!😀

Another Goals Update

June 14, 2011
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I thought I’d do one more update until August…

Here they are: (I’m going to cross out things I’ve finished, and italicize things that are in progress)

19 Things to do When I’m 19

  1. learn how to embroider
  2. knit 2 blankets for charity
  3. do a new diy/pattern each month
  4. read 20 books that have substance (11/20 as of June 14th)
  5. do something with my Italy & Switzerland pics/tickets (I’ve got all the pictures on the pages, I just need to write out the words and make it pretty-ful!🙂 )
  6. work out over spring/summer break (I worked out over spring break!)
  7. start my Etsy store by Sept 2011
  8. visit a state I have never been to (I went to OHIO w/Running Club :)  )
  9. visit a new country (I’m heading to Europe as we speak!)
  10. learn Python (a computer language)
  11. go geocaching
  12. fix Dad’s porthole clock
  13. do something with all of my shells
  14. grow out & cut my hair for Beautiful Lengths (min of 8ins) (cutting it off in August!)
  15. eat healthier (my family has always eaten homemade food and good food has been on even more of a health kick recently…)
  16. de-clutter my room and closet
  17. cook a meal once a week at home
  18. complain less and listen more
  19. be a good friend, sister, daughter, and cousin

The last 2 are kind of hard to judge…they’re mainly there just for a reminder🙂

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