Panda (Free Pattern)

Amiguruthi

Following my post last week, and the mention of there being thousands of owl patterns in the crochet world, Kim from KreepyKim’s Freak Boutique and I started discussing other animals we wanted to see rendered in yarn. I decided I wanted to see a realistic baby panda. There are some adorably cute cartoony panda patterns out there (special shout out to Pandappleby AmiguruMEI). There are a couple of realistic panda patterns I found too, but nothing that looked quite right to me. All a little old. I wanted these aged pandas:

How cute is silly panda?!

I’m not quite sure I managed to really babyficate my panda, but here’s the result (Yarndango46):

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I was going for sorta slumped forward (because baby panda are apparently made from the same kind of fluid as cats). He’s not quite as slumpy as I’d intended, but he hit the cuteness factor…

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In The craftroom 24th May 2014 – Pop up boxs – A simple how to make.

Julie's Craft Room

Pop up box cards are really popular at the moment  and the group have been itching to have a go for quite a  while.

There are a couple of reasons why  we are late joining the party. The first being the fact that it was Lisa’s birthday in April and as I had made her one , I did’nt want to spoil the surprise.

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The second excuse, is that Margery chose this for her May Crafty Afty choice, but was unlucky to pick week 4 for her week.

They say patience is a virtue, lol  and finally it is now week 4 and Margery’s choice .

I wanted to try and keep it simple, and came up with a template that can easily be made from 1 piece of A4 card. (any card from 250gsm to 350 gsm is ideal but  you could get away with 220gsm if the panels…

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Earth-shaped cake filled with candy – step by step instructions

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Beth Klosterboer made a spherical cake. She used 2 hemispheric pans to form the body of the cake, then hollowed out the core. She frosted blue icing around the outside and then filled the core with rock candy. After assembling the components, she then used green frosting to show the continents.

It’s not only beautiful, but a masterpiece of cake craftsmanship. You can see step-by-step photos of her build process here.

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