Saturday, September 27, 2014

Granny Square Tutorial (HOOK ONLY)

Using the techniques I've taught myself while crocheting, I was able to put together a basic granny square. It turned out super cute. This version is what I consider to be the single crochet or lite version since it takes less bands (I have a larger version too.) I was asked to put together this square after a person posted their version to the RL Facebook page. I figured that since the technique to crocheting with bands in this manner is original to me and that a normal, no frills granny square isn't really an original design. I was pretty excited that people came to me for it. Definitely makes me feel pretty good!

I hope you are up for the challenge of a Hook Only design! If you are, check out my YouTube Channel, feelinspiffy, or right here! 

Beautiful! :)

Happy Taco!

Arriba!! A fantastic Happy Taco! I love how it turned out! I know the shape in the middle might not be perfect, especially if you don't go back and stretch them out, but I am very pleased with it overall.

Using the techinques I learned while making the Happy Ice Cream Sandwich I was able to make this taco with a nice shell and filling divide! Kids seem to love it....and adults too! :)

If you would like to check it, my channel feelinspiffy is always an option, otherwise right here is good too!

Enjoy! :)

Happy Chicken Leg!

I think this turned out super cute! I was really happy with the shaping of it. Nice meaty head and super cute bone! Impressed! lol

This was definitely another one that was asked for frequently ever since I started to make the "unhealthy foods." I'm in love! I think it's an easier design so that's awesome for those that aren't quite as experienced....though there is a bit of reducing and increasing. 

You'll have to let me know what you think! :)

You can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspifffy, or right here:

Enjoy! :)

Happy Hamburger!

Woo Hoo! This turned out better than I could have though it! I made so many of these to try and find the right combination of cute and banding to get it right! 

And I would say I nailed it! It goes perfect with the other Happy Foods, particularly the fries! 

Seriously, I made so many and some were seriously riduculous, lol. Like 6 inches tall or they looked like they had some serious issues, lol. Thank goodness the banding just worked out after all the trials!

If you can't resist this super adorable guy, you need to check out my channel, feelinspiffy or right here:

Totally adorable! :)

Happy Eggplant!

The Happy Eggplant, or Aubergine, as I found out after I posted turned out super cute I think. I love how I exaggerated the top just a bit to be more dramatic, just adds a little something. 

This design was a bit harder because there wasn't a lot of shape to work with from the actual fruit...just long and fatter at one end. I still think it turned out great, think I just wanted to be able to do a little more than I had.

You can let me know what you think by checking out my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy, or right here: 

Adorable! :)

Happy Radish!

I think this turned out super cute! Love the leaves and I think I nailed the shape too! I wish I would have given it a white tip at the end, but oh well, still cute! 

I did get asked if this was just my Happy Beet banding though, lol. I will say here and everywhere else, I will never do the exact same banding on something, but give it a color change just to throw views up on my channel. I don't need to do that at all. Each piece I make is original and unique and I am super proud of that!

If you would like your own Happy Radish, you can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy, or right here:

Enjoy! :)

Happy Ice Cream Sandwich

So, Rob, over at Justin's Toys is a fan of my Happy Foods, which I think is amazeballs! (they actually added that word to the dictionary!)

He has made a few of them and been awesome enough to promote my channel at times through his instagram page and YouTube due to my Happy Foods.

In a band review video he the very end....he whispers that feelinspiffy (that's ME!) should make a Happy Ice Cream Sandwich! How cool! 

Of course, I'm getting comments left and right letting me know that he asked for me to make him one. So I came up with this one. I thought I did a fantastic job, not to toot my own horn, lol.

The banding to get the nice separation of colors was pretty cool and besides the fact that I would have made if a few more rows longer to look more realistic, I think it was spot on! I was too worried about the band count and disappointing too many kids if I kept letting it creep up there.

But if you would like to try this tasty treat, you can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy or right here:

Yummy! :)

Happy Beet!

I rather like how this turned out too! Doing the leaves the way that I did was a new technique for me and I think they turned out super cute that way. This was a long tutorial and the design was band heavy so I wasn't surprised when it wasn't a favorite, but I love how it turned out. I think that I nailed the shape right on! 

I was glad to see the few that I did from those that are "die hard" Happy Foods makers though. Love those guys!

But if you would like to try it out, you can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy, or right here:

So cute! :)

Happy Poptart!

I was and still am so excited about figuring out how to do this particular design in a growing up pattern. I created what I am calling transition rows. normally when you make a design, you HVe this weird join that is distracting.

In the Happy Poptart, I figured out how to make that join disappear which is amazing! This opens a whole new way for me to create things. I'm super excited about it! 

What I was surprised about was the fact that Poptarts are most definitely an American food. Most of my viewers across the pond had no idea what it was. I just thought that was cool and also jealous since they are actually a kind of tasteless cardboard like breakfast food, lol.

But if you would like to make one, checking out my YouTube channel would be great or you can view right here:

Nom Nom Nom! :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Chili Pepper!

I'm pretty proud of this one! Nice fuller top and skinnier bottom with a great curve! Not super hard so that makes it great for everyone! 

I'm just always stoked when I can make a design that has been asked for and it is enjoyed by so many people. I'm very lucky to have the support that I do. 

But if you would like to have your own Chili pepper, (don't forget to use different colors!) you can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy or right here:

Hot! :)

Large Retro Pop Flower (Hook Only)

I've been dabbling in hook only items for awhile now. And one of the things that I loved to make when I first started to crochet, were flowers. 

And the Large Retro Pop flower is a great example of  this. It is the larger version of my Retro Pop Flower. I guess you would just call it a fancy version., lol.

I think they are beautiful and the the finished ones I have seen since I put out this tutorial are amazing!

If you would like to try your hand at a hook only design, you should definitely check this one out!

You can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy or right here:

Beautiful! :)

Happy Banana Peel!

When I made my banana, I was dismayed that I had to take my loom apart to just get it to work correctly. And when I originally made the Happy Banana, I had tried to make a removeable peel, but it just looked weird with a banana in it. BUT the peel that I made was adorable and it so reminded me of the banana peel from Mario Kart. 

On the day that I had put this out, it was technically a bonus as I had just posted something the day before. I remember one of the comments was that they were disappointed because it wasn't as advanced as what I had been doing. I do agree with that, but at the same time, I want everyone to be able to make my designs and there need to be a few that are for the different skill levels.

Besides, I love it! :) 

You can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy, or right here: 

^^^^^Cute right?? :)

Happy Green Onion!

I thought these turned out super cute! I liked the round tops and the adorable roots at the bottom. I thought it was pretty cool too that after I put it out, that I learned the other names for them in other places in the world, which has happened with other Happy Foods too!

I also had a few people tell me that they were leeks and not green onions. I tried to explain that they were indeed green onions as they had round "leaves" and not flat ones, but eh, at the end of the day, they can call them what they want, lol.

I had hoped too that since this was a bit easier than other designs and not so band heavy that it would deter those without many bands.

If you would like to try this Happy Green Onion....or can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel or right here:

Enjoy! :)

Happy Fries!

I love how my Happy Fries turned out! They are just so cute and ADORABLE! The making of the box to have a higher back like real fry boxes I thought was pretty awesome! AND of course, having removable fries was a must!

I enjoyed making them and was really happy to see that many more people really started to get into the Happy Foods. I had wanted to stay away from junk foods for awhile longer, but I figured I just better dive in! As my first junk food, I'm pretty stoked!

You can find the tutorial on my YouTube channel, feelinspiffy or right here:

Enjoy! You know you can't resist tasty fries! :)

Time Sure Flies!

I have been super busy trying to keep up with my family and all the Happy Foods! It's amazing how fast time flies every night after the kiddos go to bed and I can finally get in some looming time! It seems like it is 9pm and then the next time that I look, it's 4 or 5am....seriously! Crazy!

And as you can see, it's been awhile since I posted. I am really sorry about that. I have gotten to the point where in order to keep posting new things every few days, I have little time to do much else but create when I get my looming time.

But of course! I plan to amend that today (this morning, lol) and catch up with all the designs that I am behind. That means there is going to be a serious number of posts coming up, lol. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what's new, I appreciate it! :)