Saturday, December 28, 2013

Project~Easy Pom Pom Beanie

While I was watching the Wolverine with my dad and brother, I made this super cute hat!! :) I saw it on All About Ami's blog ,and I knew I HAD to make it. :)I made the long thick strip and folded it in half and sewed the side closed. I used my 6.0mm Clover Crochet hook.
Doesn't the hat have such a lovely ribbed pattern? :)
 I love the ribbed look of the hat. :) ❤️❤️


Then, I threaded a long strand of yarn around the circumference of the hat and tightly pulled the string which closed the hole. 
Then, I made a Pom Pom, sewed it to the top of the hat, and my hat was done!!!:) 
I love this hat... :) 
It looks super cute!

Top view...
And a look at the Pom Pom. :)
I wear this hat a lot. And it goes well with a LOT of my winter scarfs and jackets. :) Keep warm, y'all!!
The pattern can be found on the Lion Brand website, but you need an account to get the pattern. Luckily the registration is free!! :)

Have a great day of crocheting and crafting!! 
❤️anna❤️


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1 Year Blogiversary!



It's my first BLOGIVERSARY!! I still cannot believe that it has been one whole year since I began this blog. On this day a year ago, I posted my first post. So much has happened in one year. God has been so loving to me this whole year, and I am very thankful for that.

I am also very thankful for all of my friends for their help and support. I remember being very excited when I first made this blog, and posted my first pattern.  As you can see, I have improved in my designs a lot! :)

I want to especially thank my dad and mom for their continuous love and encouragement for my hobby. I also want to say thanks to my new friend and sister in Christ Stephanie Jessica Lau. She inspired me to make this blog and even start making amigurumi! :) Several times, she would send me emails of encouragement, and I am super thankful to her for that. :) Thank you so much, Stephanie! Her blog can be found here

One year ago, I didn't think my amigurumi and crochet patterns would be very popular, but several months ago, 3 of my designs became pretty popular. Those designs are:

Simple Puff Stitch Flower
Cute Amigurumi Fox
and Hexagon

 Again, I just want to say a HUGE thanks to all of you for your love and support. To show my gratitude, I will be hosting another giveaway soon! So, keep your eyes peeled for that. :)

Have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting!

~Anna of Spool of Sunshine~

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Keep Calm And Carry Yarn Necklace from Stephanie Jessica Lau's Giveaway

A few months ago, Stephanie Jessica Lau hosted a Giveaway on her blog, and I won it! The prize was this super cute necklace. I love it. :)❤️ I'm just going to post pictures of what it looks like:

Well, that's it for today!
Have a great day!
❤️anna❤️



Saturday, December 7, 2013

Simple Breezy Slouchy Hat

 Brrr! It's been pretty chilly where I live lately. :) It may even snow(it never snows where i live)! I made so many winter hats and scarfs, but this one turned out to be my favourite hat. I bought 2 balls of Vanna's Choice yarn in two different shades of grey, and I decided to make a beanie. The pattern is super easy and simple, and it can be adjusted easily too!

Materials

  • 2 balls of grey yarn in different shades( I used Vanna's choice yarn in Silver Grey and Charcoal Grey)
  • Size 6.oomm crochet hook( I used my clover hook)
  • Tapestry needle
Hat Band:
With the darker grey yarn:
Ch 8
R1: In the 3rd ch away from the hook, dc. Dc in every ch across.
R2: dc in the back loops only across.
Repeat R2 until the band will fit easily over your head.
BO and sew the ends together.
Hat Body:
With the lighter grey yarn:
Rnd 1: Attach the yarn to the brim of the band, and sc around the band.
Rnd2-20: HDC in every st around.
BO.

Finishing:
Cut a long strand of yarn and thread it through the top of the hat. Pull tightly to close the hole. Weave in loose ends.

And there you have it!! :) I love this hat. I made it for my sister, and she has a smaller head than mine, so the hat was a little small on me.



Have a great day of crocheting and crafting! 

~Anna~
This pattern is an original pattern by Anna S. from Spool of Sunshine(December 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pattern: Amigurumi Fox

Let's make this cutie!! :) It is super easy and simple.

Materials
  • Orange, White, and a little bit of red yarn
  • Size 3.25 crochet hook
  • Stuffing
  • Little bit of black felt
  • Glue gun with glue sticks
  •  Size 12mm safety eyes
  • Darning Needle
Head
With Orange Yarn:
 Rnd 1: ch2 and 6sc into the 2nd ch away from the hook. (6sts)
 Rnd 2: 2 sc in every st around. (12sts)
 Rnd 3: {sc1 , 2 sc in the next st} repeat around. (18tsts)
 Rnd 4: {sc 2, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around. (24 sts)
 Rnd 5: {sc 3, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around. (30 sts)
 Rnd 6: {sc 4, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around.(36 sts)
 Rnd 7: {sc 5, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around.(42 sts)
 Rnd 8: {sc 6, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around.(48 sts)
 Rnd 9-12: sc in every st around. ( 48sts)
Switch to white yarn
 Rnd 13: sc in every st around. (48sts)
 Rnd 14: {sc 6, dec}repeat around.(42 sts)
 Rnd 15: {sc 5, dec} repeat around.(36 sts)
 Rnd 16: {sc 4, dec} repeat around.(30 sts)
Place safety eyes in between Rnd 12 and 13.  
 Rnd 17: {sc 3,dec} repeat around.(24 sts)
 Rnd 18: {sc 2, dec} repeat around.(18sts)
Stuff head.
 Rnd 19: {sc 1, dec} repeat around.(12 sts)
 Rnd 20: { dec} repeat around. (6sts)
Bind off with a long tail to close the hole. 

Body
With orange yarn:
Rnd 1: ch 2 and 6 sc in the second ch away from the hook.(6 sts)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in every st around. (12 sts)
Rnd 3: {sc 1,2 sc in the next st.} repeat around. (18 sts.)
Rnd 4: { sc 2, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around. (24 sts)
Rnd 5&6: sc in every st around.
Switch to white yarn
Rnd 7&8: sc in every st around. 
Rnd 9: {sc 2, dec} repeat around. (18 sts)
Bind off and stuff tightly.

Ears( make two)
With red yarn:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in the second ch away from the hook(6sts)
Rnd 2: 2sc in every st around(12 sts)
Rnd 3: sc in every st around. (12 sts)
Switch to orange yarn
Rnd 4: {sc 1, 2 sc in the next st} repeat around. (18 sts)
Rnd 5-7: sc in every st around
Bind off with a long tail for sewing.

Arms and legs( make 4) 
With white yarn
Rnd 1: ch 2 and 6 sc in the second ch away from the hook.(6 sts)
Rnd 2&3: sc in every st around (6 sts)
Switch to orange yarn
Rnd 4-6: sc in every st around. (6 sts)
Bind off with a long tail for sewing. 

Finishing
With black felt, cut a small triangle for the fox's nose and glue gun it to the fox's face. Sew the ears on the head without stuffing them. Sew the body underneath the head. Sew the arms onto the body. 
Weave in loose ends. 

And voila! Whew! It has been a while since I wrote an amigurumi pattern! :D 

Have a great day of crocheting and crafting!! ❤️❤️

❤️Anna
This pattern is an original pattern by Anna S. from Spool of Sunshine(December 2013). Please do not claim this pattern as your own. If you wish to share this pattern, you may link to this pattern but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for your own personal use but you may not sell or distribute it, or sell items made from this pattern.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DIY Totoro Shirt


I love Totoro. When I looked at my Totoro shoes that I posted here, I thought that it would make a super cute shirt if I added some simple pieces of felt to a casual grey shirt! :)
 I had an ugly grey shirt that I never wore. So, I decided to make that shirt into a Totoro shirt.
Materials

  • White and black felt
  • glue gun and LOTS of glue sticks. 
  • scissors
  • embroidery needle
  • grey yarn
  • Grey shirt
 ~Step 1~ Wash the grey shirt or make sure that the shirt is clean
~Step 2~ With the white felt, cut out a long oval and 2 small circles. ( The sizes of the oval and circles depends on what you think would look best.) 
~Step 3~ With the black felt, cut out a small triangle, 2 small circles that can fit on top of the white circles, and 4 thin long strips. 
~Step 4~ With the needle and grey yarn, embroider 3 upside down v's on the top row. Then embroider 2 upside down v's on the bottom row. 
~Step 5~ With the glue gun, glue the white oval on the shirt 3-5 inches below the neck hole. 
~Step 6~ Then glue the white circles 1-2 inches above the white oval.
~Step 7~ Glue the black circles on top of the white circles. 
~Step 8~ Glue the black triangle in the middle of the eyes. 
~Step 9~ Glue 2 of the black strips below the eyes next to the nose. Repeat for the other 2 strips on the opposite side.
~Step 10~ Let the glue dry

And voila! You're done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. 
Have a great day of crocheting and crafting! 


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Amigurumi Fox

It's finally done! after like 2 months of working on the pattern, I finally completed it!!! This has got to be my favourite amigurumi design! :)
Side view!
He is very small, and he would make an amazing gift as a desk pal! :) 

The pattern will be up very soon. I just have to type it out. :P 

Until then, happy crocheting and crafting!
❤️Anna 


Monday, November 18, 2013

Collaboration with JP Custom Kicks

 So, JP Custom Kicks customizes shoes for people, and the owner wanted to collaborate with me to make a shoe. However, he couldn't think of anything that I could crochet to put on a shoe, so instead he made these SUPER cute Totoro Toms shoes, and I will make a plush Totoro that will come with the shoe if you purchase it. I received this pair of shoes on Sunday and when I saw them, I thought they were fantastic!
These shoes are so cute! :) They were cleverly made too. 
And instead of the back tag saying Toms, it says Totoro instead! So clever! 

I am currently still making the Totoro, but it will be done very soon. All of the credit goes to JP Custom Kicks for making the whole shoe. Here is his Instagram where you can see all of the shoes he customized: instagram.com/jpcustomkicks.  


Have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting! 
~Anna~

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sweet Heart

Isn't this such a cute heart? :) I got the pattern from Ravelry and downloaded the pattern onto my iPad. The Ravelry pattern can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-heart-motif-1.

The heart turned out bigger than I expected since i used a D hook. I ❤️ Clover hooks!!

Here are the supplies I used. I crocheted the heart with Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids in Arbor Rose and a D Clover Crochet Hook.
That's all for today!

Have a wonderful day of Crafting and Crocheting!! 
❤️anna❤️

Sunday, October 27, 2013

DIY Flower Painted Nails

I had nothing else to do...lol. So I painted a flower on my nail, and I thought that it would make a great post on the blog!:) it is super simple. I love the color combination of grey and pink together. 

Materials
  • Silver Nail Polish
  • Top coat nail polish
  • Base coat nail polish
  • Pink Nail Polish
  • Light Pink Nail Polish
~Step 1~ Apply the basecoat nail polish.
~Step 2~ Apply the 2 layers of silver nail polish with the topcoat nail polish in between each layer( Let dry)
~Step 3~ Carefully paint a flower shape on the nail and let it dry.
~Step 4~ Apply the topcoat nail polish.
~Step 5~ Carefully paint a tiny dot in the center of the pink flower with the the light pink nail polish let it dry.
~Step 6~ Apply the topcoat nail polish and let it dry.

And voila! You are done! I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great day of crocheting and crafting!:) 

❤️Anna



Saturday, October 19, 2013

What Yarns Do I Use?

Well, a reader of my blog named Haley commented on one of my posts asking me what kind of yarn I crochet with. I crochet with all different types of yarn! :) I have soooo many favourites! When I had time, I made a small list of my favourite yarn brands:

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice ( worsted weight yarn)
  • Lion Brand Cozy Wool ( Chunky yarn)
  • Patons Grace ( mercized cotton yarn)
  • Lily Sugar n' Creme (cotton yarn)
  • Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids (Worsted weight yarn)
  • Red Heart Soft Yarn ( Worsted Weight Yarn)
  • Red Heart Super Saver Solids. (Worsted weight yarn)

I like to crochet scarfs, hats, bags, and other useful items with Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn. I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi because this yarn fuzzes easily.

With the Lion Brand Cozy Wool, I like to crochet only slouchy hats and scarfs with that yarn. I NEVER use chunky yarn to make amigurumi because chunky yarn is way too thick for my 2.00 mm crochet hook.

I love Patons Grace yarn! I use it to make amigurumi because it does not fuzz, and the yarn is very soft.

I also often use Lily Sugar n' Creme yarn when I run out of Patons Grace yarn. In general, I LOVE cotton yarn. This yarn is not as soft as Patons Grace yarn because it is not mercized cotton, but it is very strong and durable. I love this yarn so much. :)

 I like to use Loops an Threads Impeccable Solids yarn. I only get this yarn in two shades, and those shades are lovely shade of hot light pink and a multicolored yarn. I love the color of the pink yarn more because it goes perfectly with a dark or light grey, and I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi. It fuzzes a lot, and I only use this yarn when making Granny Squares or blankets.

I love to use Red Heart Soft Yarn when making hats and scarfs only because it is super soft. If you want to make a fuzzy amigurumi, this yarn is perfect for that project. I highly recommend that you do not use this yarn when making amigurumi unless you want your amigurumi to be nice and fuzzy.


I hope this post helped a lot! :) Have a wonderful day of Crocheting and Crafting!


❤️Anna❤️

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

DIY Card Tutorial #2


I'm sure by now you all know that I love to craft and crochet. Well, a while ago, a friend of mine was moving away. So, I made her a card. I though that the card would make a great DIY tutorial for my blog!:) here is what my finished product looks like:
Materials 
❤️construction paper
❤️marker
❤️yarn and crochet hook
❤️sticker that can easily be taken off
❤️glue gun
❤️scissors

~Step 1: with the construction paper, fold it in half and unfold it. Then fold one side of the paper into the center of the paper
~Step 2: fold the other half over the the other part of the paper that was folded in the first step.
~Step 3: attach a easily removable sticker in the center of the parting the the two parts of the folded paper.
~Step 4: Crochet a heart from littlebirdiesecrets.com and glue gun it ontop of the sticker. 
~Step 5: Open the card and write a little sweet note.
~Step 6: close the card and enjoy!


And voila! You're all done. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and have a great day of crocheting and crafting! :) 

❤️Anna


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Crochet Corner: Amigurumi Cupcake

On my blog, I posted an amigurumi cupcake pattern. On Ravelry, someone made three of them, and I thought that all of them were so super cute!!:) I loved all of them so I decided to post all of them on a Crochet Corner!
I love how this one has such a colorful frosting top!!:) 

This one is my personal favourite, because the top is so fluffy and cute. 

 I thought this one looked super fun and had a tail of frosting coming out of its head!!:) looks like this cupcake is ready for a party. :) 

Well, that's it for today. I hope you enjoyed this post, and if you want to make your own cupcake, you can find it by typing in Amigurumi Cupcake Pattern in the search box. I hope you have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting!:)

~Anna



Friday, September 27, 2013

DIY Card Tutorial

Well, I have been crafting for 2 months now, and I am liking it a lot( sorta...)! But aside from crafting, I also love to knit and crochet ( You all probably know that by now... :P). I thought to myself, " Why not  mix crafting and crocheting together?"
 As the solution, I made a card with crocheted hearts on it, and I decided to post a tutorial.(YAY!)

Materials
~2 different types of scrap book paper or construction paper
~ Scissors
~ Glue
~Glue gun
~Yarn and hook (for heart on card.)
~Hole Puncher
~Sharpie or Pen.

          ~Step 1~ With scissors, cute out a neat rectangle from one of the different types of scrapbook paper.
          ~Step 2~ With hole puncher, punch out 2 holes about 1 inch apart from each other in the center of the paper.
          ~Step 3~ With yarn, cut a long strand of yarn and thread it through both holes multiple times until there are two strands 1 inch long hanging out of the holes.
         ~Step 4~ Tie a bow with the 2 hanging strands of yarn.
         ~Step 5~ With the other type of scrapbook paper, cut a long strip of paper that is long enough to wrap around the sides of the rectangle that you cut out from the other type of construction paper.
         ~Step 6~ With the glue, glue part of the strip onto the middle of the rectangle card and glue and fold the sticking out ends around the rectangular card.
         ~Step 7~ Let it dry
         ~Step 8~ Crochet a heart with yarn and hook with this pattern.
         ~Step 9~ With the glue gun, glue the heart onto the center of the strip of scrapbook paper on the card.
         ~Step 10~ With the sharpie or pen, write one of the person's name on one side beside the heart and write the other person's name on the other side beside the heart on the card.( OR if you are making the card for one person, you can write the person's first name on the left side beside the heart, and write their last name of the right side beside the heart. )
       

And voila! You are done! I hope you enjoyed this post. As a wedding gift for the couple, I made them some of my teddy bear keychains!



I also hope that you have a wonderful day of crocheting and crafting!
~Anna~