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Stripe and Spin

Work in Progress Wednesday #100
It has been a while since I have made something for myself. I have made plenty of pattern samples and custom orders recently and craft fair stock, so I decided that it is high tim… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/stripe-and-spin/

Spinning and Monsters

Work in Progress Wednesday #55
So I will admit I have been a little bit pokey about crocheting this week… I blame most of it on a sudden urge to do some hand-spinning. I must have spun a good ounce and a half o… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/spinning-monsters/

Gone Loopy

Work in Progress Wednesday #51
Why, hello again! I took a week off since we were away visiting my grandparents, but I am back again and trying to get things back in order again. I’ve been trying to do a litt… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/gone-loopy/

Happy Easter!

Monster's Dye Pot #2
I admit I have sort of neglected the Monster’s Dye Pot posts, especially after I had announced that it was becoming a recurring thing. I’ve done plenty of dyeing since then and I’v… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/happy-easter/

Non-Amigurumi

Work-In-Progress Wednesday #21
I guess I've been so crazily busy with all the designing and amigurumi making these past few weeks that I have completely neglected the rest of my knitting and crochet. Maybe I've… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/non-amigurumi/

A Birthday Surprise

Finished Object Friday #17
I've spent most of my week trying to get a gift finished up, and I am very happy to say that it is finally done! Since we currently live so far away from my grandparents and we… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/birthday-surprise/

All Right... Back to Work

Work in Progress Wednesday #15
Good news! I have acquired a new bag of stuffing and amigurumi production will continue as scheduled! I have an alligator and a star that still need stuffed and finished, but f… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/all-right-back-work/

What a Day!

Work in Progress Wednesday #14
This will be pretty short today, because the entire house seems to be a work-in-progress these past few days. Renovating, cleaning, painting, carpeting... you name it, it's being … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/what-day/

Goals: Four Months In

How am I doing for 2013?
I figured that doing a monthly round-up of my crafty goals and plans might get a little old, so I will be checking back in every other month with how things have been going. And g… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/goals-four-months/

Finished Object Friday the Thirteenth

Finished Object Friday #13
Pardon today's title. It was too amusing not to use. Now I just hope I don't mess up people's dates... it really isn't the 13th, but this is my thirteenth Finished Object Friday. … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/finished-object-friday-thirteenth/

Time to Mix Things Up A Bit

Another dyeing experiment
The other day, I got some generic Kool-aid from the new Aldi's in town called Mixade and naturally, I could not wait to try some out... dyeing with it, that is. I don't know if I … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/time-mix-things-bit/

Handmade Afghans and Handspun Yarns

Finished Object Friday #9
What a month! I sort of keep going back and forth telling myself I've gotten so much done... but wait, I haven't accomplished anything I've been so busy! But if you think about it… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/handmade-afghans-and-handspun-yarns/

What's Black and White and Rainbow All Over?

Work in Progress Wednesday #9
Amigurumi, that's what! My baby afghan is finished which means I can start working on some amigurumi again. It's surprisingly difficult to get back into the swing of things aga… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/whats-black-and-white-and-rainbow-all-over/

Well... I Tried

Finished Object Friday #8
So... I didn't really finish any projects, exactly. It seemed like everything that could possibly get in my way of getting things done happened. My hand was hurting, I ran out of … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/well-i-tried/

Ready to Go for a Spin

I made myself some new toys!
During my two-month 2013 goals round-up a few weeks ago, I amended some of my goals and added a brand new one: To try out some new techniques and crafts I didn't specify w… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/ready-go-spin/

Where Did All of the Amigurumi Go?

Finished Object Friday #7
As I was proofreading my WIP Wednesday post, I realised something: I hadn't made any toys this week! But this is Monster's Toy Box, isn't that? So I quickly cast-on for a secon… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/where-did-all-amigurumi-go/