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TAD 28

Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

TAD 28

Day 28 – Origami Velociraptor!

Rarrr! So, for the month, I have 16 items that were crochet, 8 origami and 4 baked goods.

TAD 27

Day 27 – Crocodile Stitch

I’m learning the stitch thanks to a tutorial another TAD poster linked to. I’m thinking of making this into a clutch purse or something of that nature.

TAD 27

Day 27 – Crocodile Stitch

I’m learning the stitch thanks to a tutorial another TAD poster linked to. I’m thinking of making this into a clutch purse or something of that nature.

TAD 26

Day 26 – Origami Turtles!

I got this wonderful paper in the assortment of paper I got the other day. It’s specifically designed for this turtle model, though it works for other things that have a center to show off.

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Day 26 – Origami Turtles!

I got this wonderful paper in the assortment of paper I got the other day. It’s specifically designed for this turtle model, though it works for other things that have a center to show off.

TAD 25

Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

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Day 25 – New Origami Paper!

I got quite a lot of origami paper, so here are a bunch of different models using an assortment of the different kinds of papers.

TAD 24

Day 24 – Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Just like Pecan Sandies, but home made. And I think they’re tastier! Also really easy.

TAD 24

Day 24 – Pecan Shortbread Cookies

Just like Pecan Sandies, but home made. And I think they’re tastier! Also really easy.

TAD 23

Day 23 – Snickerdoodles!

Posting earlier than I usually do because these are going to a party with me tonight.

TAD 23

Day 23 – Snickerdoodles!

Posting earlier than I usually do because these are going to a party with me tonight.

TAD 22

Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

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Day 22 – Lotus Blossoms

Found a lotus blossom origami model that I like!

TAD 21

Day 21 – Crocheted Fractal

I started a turtle, but didn’t feel like following directions, so I did this instead. It’s the same yarn as the blue eyed octopus. I may stick something in the middle and attach it to a hair clip or something.

TAD 21

Day 21 – Crocheted Fractal

I started a turtle, but didn’t feel like following directions, so I did this instead. It’s the same yarn as the blue eyed octopus. I may stick something in the middle and attach it to a hair clip or something.

TAD 20

Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

TAD 20

Day 20 – One Sheet of Paper

All of these come from one 8.5X11 sheet of scrapbooking paper. The box is 8.5X8.5. That left a 2.5 inch wide strip. The three cranes out of that are 2.5X2.5. That left a strip a little under an inch wide

TAD 19

Day 19 – More origami

There are three models here – a star box, a day lily and an iris. The paper is 2 inches square. The box of paper had been hiding and I just rediscovered it.

TAD 19

Day 19 – More origami

There are three models here – a star box, a day lily and an iris. The paper is 2 inches square. The box of paper had been hiding and I just rediscovered it.

TAD 18

Day 18 – A blue-eyed octopus

The long black section in this yarn is kind of annoying, especially for something like this. But the octopus turned out pretty cool anyway.

TAD 18

Day 18 – A blue-eyed octopus

The long black section in this yarn is kind of annoying, especially for something like this. But the octopus turned out pretty cool anyway.

TAD 17

Day 17 – Pajaritos

Just learned how to make these. They’re super easy!

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Day 17 – Pajaritos

Just learned how to make these. They’re super easy!

TAD 16

Day 16 – Octopussy 2

I didn’t post yesterday because I was at a party. I made a second octopussy. I’m still not thrilled with the ears, though.

TAD 16

Day 16 – Octopussy 2

I didn’t post yesterday because I was at a party. I made a second octopussy. I’m still not thrilled with the ears, though.

TAD 15

Day 15 – Cupcakes!

I love them, but they’re a pain in the butt to make. It’s Guinness chocolate cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

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Day 15 – Cupcakes!

I love them, but they’re a pain in the butt to make. It’s Guinness chocolate cupcakes with whiskey ganache filling and Bailey’s buttercream frosting.

TAD 14

Day 14 – Valentine’s at Casa Cthulhu

I finished and posted the fez last night, but here are all three of the gifts I  made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. There’s the fez, there’s cat-thulhu, who I started on Wednesday but finished today, and heart-thulhu which

TAD 14

Day 14 – Valentine’s at Casa Cthulhu

I finished and posted the fez last night, but here are all three of the gifts I  made for my hubby for Valentine’s Day. There’s the fez, there’s cat-thulhu, who I started on Wednesday but finished today, and heart-thulhu which

TAD 13

Day 13 – Fezzes are cool

I made a fez for my hubby for Valentine’s day. He already has a bowtie and a sonic screwdriver. In the picture, the fez is being modeled by Spider the cat.

TAD 13

Day 13 – Fezzes are cool

I made a fez for my hubby for Valentine’s day. He already has a bowtie and a sonic screwdriver. In the picture, the fez is being modeled by Spider the cat.

TAD 12

Day 12 – Three Cranes

I also made progress on a crochet fez but I’m not getting that done today and I’ll probably post it tomorrow when it’s done. So here are some cranes – three for size comparisons on paper I use regularly. The

TAD 12

Day 12 – Three Cranes

I also made progress on a crochet fez but I’m not getting that done today and I’ll probably post it tomorrow when it’s done. So here are some cranes – three for size comparisons on paper I use regularly. The

TAD 11b

Day 11 – Three things

Which are actually more than three. The first is a set of origami boxes. The second is a crochet heart with a swirled center, and the third is the tweaked version of the stuffed heart I’ve tried before. I like

TAD 11b

Day 11 – Three things

Which are actually more than three. The first is a set of origami boxes. The second is a crochet heart with a swirled center, and the third is the tweaked version of the stuffed heart I’ve tried before. I like

TAD 9

Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

TAD 9

Day 9 – Two Purple Hearts & A Crane

The stuffed heart is a slightly different pattern than the one I did previously. It worked somewhat better, but I’m going to tweak it, I think. The little crochet hearts are super easy to make. The crane is on inch

TAD 8

Day 8 – More Hearts

More crochet hearts. I like the smaller one. The bigger one was part of a pattern that I didn’t finish because it was annoying me and there are plenty of other patterns to try.

TAD 8

Day 8 – More Hearts

More crochet hearts. I like the smaller one. The bigger one was part of a pattern that I didn’t finish because it was annoying me and there are plenty of other patterns to try.

TAD 7

TAD 7- Stuffed Heart

And a brand-new camera! (Early birthday present.) I didn’t particularly like the way this came out – I’ll probably tweak the pattern. But I’ve got a bunch of heart patterns flagged to test out and see which ones I like

TAD 7

TAD 7- Stuffed Heart

And a brand-new camera! (Early birthday present.) I didn’t particularly like the way this came out – I’ll probably tweak the pattern. But I’ve got a bunch of heart patterns flagged to test out and see which ones I like

TAD 6

Day 6 – Heart & Crane

I do an origami crane a day as part of an ongoing project. I got some pics of the crochet heart by itself, but this one with the crane is the only one that turned out not blurry! The crane

TAD 6

Day 6 – Heart & Crane

I do an origami crane a day as part of an ongoing project. I got some pics of the crochet heart by itself, but this one with the crane is the only one that turned out not blurry! The crane

TAD 5

Day 5 – Octopussy!

Amigurumi octopus + cat ears + cat nose & mouth = octopussy!

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Day 5 – Octopussy!

Amigurumi octopus + cat ears + cat nose & mouth = octopussy!

TAD 4

Day 4 – Slippers!

Got them done! They’re a tight squeeze – they fit, but only just. They’ll stretch with wearing, but even making another pair for myself, I’d go a little bigger.

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Day 4 – Slippers!

Got them done! They’re a tight squeeze – they fit, but only just. They’ll stretch with wearing, but even making another pair for myself, I’d go a little bigger.

TAD 3

Day Three – More Squares

Ten finished now, with the eleventh one started. It takes twelve for the slippers I’m going to make with them, so I should be able to start putting them together tomorrow!

TAD 3

Day Three – More Squares

Ten finished now, with the eleventh one started. It takes twelve for the slippers I’m going to make with them, so I should be able to start putting them together tomorrow!

TAD 2b

Day 2 – Courtesans!

For a pot-luck tomorrow. These are my own recipe. They’re shortbread thumbprints filled with chocolate and decorated with candy sprinkles. The sprinkles are very important! The shortbread is not very sweet, and I use semi-sweet chocolate chips for the filling,

TAD 2b

Day 2 – Courtesans!

For a pot-luck tomorrow. These are my own recipe. They’re shortbread thumbprints filled with chocolate and decorated with candy sprinkles. The sprinkles are very important! The shortbread is not very sweet, and I use semi-sweet chocolate chips for the filling,

TAD 1

Day 1 – Squares

First post, first year trying this, hope this works! Crocheted squares. Today, I finished an already started one, completed one, and have another one (with the hook on the left) started. I have five completed. Once I have twelve, they’ll

TAD 1

Day 1 – Squares

First post, first year trying this, hope this works! Crocheted squares. Today, I finished an already started one, completed one, and have another one (with the hook on the left) started. I have five completed. Once I have twelve, they’ll