Kute Lil Koala

Hi everyone, my name is KiKi the Koala.

Kiki is just another lil snuggly animal that I've made for fun. This was a free pattern that I found on Crochet Pattern Central. I'm using these free patterns in addition to some that I've purchased to get some good practice in, so that I can start writing more of my own patterns. These lil animals are too fun, and they make great lil gifts.



Never have I ever been so lost before,

That I’m unable to find refuge through any door.

No matter where I go, only despair I find,

I feel lost; I need help to keep a straight mind.

Desperation is showing its ugly face,

And anger is coming up inside, I can taste.

Is this how it has to be?

Is this the only way, really?

Well, be that as it may,

I’m still choosing to smile today.

No matter what happens, no matter how hard it gets,

I’m not going to waste my days complaining and throwing fits.

I know that things will turn out good, for those who follow the Lord,

So, I’ve got to just hang in there, and hope I can handle more.

You never promised things would be easy, only that I would make it through,

You never worried I wouldn’t make it, because I can find rest in You.

I just have to convince myself that happiness is a state of mind,

And hope that you lead me around corner, and there it I will find.

I will keep pushing through the grim, no matter how hard the rain,

Because I know no matter how hard the storm, Your shelter will remain.

Vanessa K. Eccles
(c) Copyright 2010



This is something new for me, but I'm pleased with how they turned out. These lil books would be great for an artist who wants something unique to sketch it. They would also be good for someone who journals in a scrapbooking way. Pictures/stamps/stickers/fabrin pieces can all be glued inside. A memory book for a vacation/event will also be a good purpose.
They are 7in tall and 10in wide. And they are made out of recycled paper bags. I have painted the pages inside off white and peach - neutral colors, but they can be repainted to your choice. They are bound together using thick embroidery thread, in addition to hemp. They have 14 pages, including inside pages. The outside of the book can be painted/fabriced/or whatever floats your fancy. Have fun with it! :)
Please keep in mind that these were made out of USED paper bags, and they do have minor imperfections due to previous use. But that just adds to the character. :)
Business card holder's are available upon request.
Price is $10 and  includes 1 book.

Marley the Mushroom...

Hi, my name is Marley the Mushroom!

This is my first crochet stuffed pattern. He came about as a total accident. What started out a simple experiment, turned into this. I was just trying to play around with increasing and decreasing, and before I knew it I had his shroom finished. Then I had to figure out what I was going to do with it. After all, I didn't want to waste all that time... so I added a stem, some spots, and some eyes... and here he is. He kinda reminds me of the 1 UP on Super Mario Bros... or one of the Toadstools. I'm really pleased at how he turned out. I guess accidents aren't always bad things. :)

Meet Pinky...

Meet Pinky. He's cute and cuddly and perfect to get you in the Easter spirit! He is my FIRST crochet stuffed creation. This particular pattern I found on http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory.php .
I have Pinky sitting on my shelf, and I'm looking forward to looking at him during this Easter season. I'm going to try my hand at making my own patterns for some lil crochet stuffies. And who knows? Maybe some of them will pop up in my shop soon. :)