In My Project Bag

It's true! I'm working on a new cat house design! =D

Into the Woodland pet house

This time the inspiration came from my childhood when I watched cartoons with woodland animals. I always found their houses in the trees and mushrooms so whimsical and cute! ^^

As a tribute to those cartoons and stories that let my imagination run wild I'm making a pet home in the shape of a mushroom! ^^

I'm working on a new House in the Forest as well! This one is going to a lucky kitty named Meatball! =D

Have more ideas for cute pet houses that you would like to see me do? Let me know! =)

Crochet Pattern: Kitty Crochet Hat

In 2014 I had crochet hat fever, and one of the designs I made was the Kitty Crochet Hat!

Cat crochet hat

This super cute kitty crochet hat is fast and easy to make! Perfect for those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers!

Perfect for kids or for your quirky friends! =D

Warm crochet cat hat

The pattern includes instructions to customize the hat for any size you want (newborn to adult).

The PDF pattern for the Kitty Crochet Hat has 16 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

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Pet House Pattern: On the Road Pet Home

It all started in the Spring of 2014 when I was talking with hubby and all of the sudden I saw the cutest image in my mind! A cute little kitty looking out a window of a vintage caravan! Right then I knew that that had to be my next crochet project adventure! =D

One year and a half later here it is! The vision came to life and now you can also make your own On the Road House for your cute pets! ^^

On the Road House cat crochet bed

The On the Road House is very spacious! (Height: 44cm / 17 inches; Width: 76cm / 30 inches; Depth: 38cm /15 inches) It fits 2 to 3 cats or small dogs. Perfect for those furry friends that like to huddle up together to sleep. It has a pillow inside so that your pets can sleep comfy and warm.

This crochet home has windows on all its sides. You can't escape their eyes!

On the Road Vintage Caravan pet house
On the Road House t-shirt yarn pet cave

The PDF pattern for the On the Road House has 50 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

On the Road House
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Crochet Pattern: Buddy Wallets - Spooky Edition

Preparing for Halloween? Here are six spooky buddies you can't celebrate it without! 

Buddy Wallets Spooky Edition, crochet wallets, purses and card holders.

These crochet buddies will keep your valuables safe while you're out trick or treating, no one will dare to look inside!

All have a zipper to ensure that nothing falls out, and, apart from Frankenstein, all have two compartments to help you keep more organized! They are 13x9cm (5.12x3.54 inches).

They are quick and easy to make, cute and practical, the perfect gift! =)

 

In My Project Bag

Strange noises are coming from inside my project bag… I think it's haunted!!! =P

These past few weeks I've been working on my new crochet project: Buddy Wallets - Spooky Edition.

Frankenstein crochet wallet

First up had to be Frankenstein, one my favorite ghouls. ^^

First I wanted to make him scary but he just took control of my crocheting and he came out the sweetest Frankenstein ever! I love when this happens, you look at your work and they tell you what they want to look like! =D

Mummy crochet wallet

Now I'm working on the second spooky buddy, the Mummy. I made him with a off white colored yarn to give him a dirty and weathered look. He's got this crazy eyes that I love but I'm not sure on how to make his mouth… maybe he will tell me… =)

Vampire crochet wallet

While the Mummy doesn't show me how he want's his mouth, I started on the third buddy. The yarn is a really pale grey that I think will be look great for this eerie buddy's skin! (The photo came out darker.)

Appart from these three guys I already have sketched out three more buddy wallets perfect for Halloween! They'll be available to buy on Etsy and their patterns will be bundled up in a spooky pack on Etsy, Ravelry and Craftsy! I will let you know when they are coming out so you can run… to get them! Hehe =P

On the Road Pet House

The On the Road House is finished!!! =D

This pet house is inspired in vintage caravan, it has enough room for three cats or three small dogs! It has windows on all sides and a cushion to make our furry friends comfy! ^^

On the Road vintage caravan

Check out the video to know all the details!

I'm already working on the pattern and I expect it to be ready very soon! =) 

House Report: On the Road Kitty House

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you the progress on the "On the Road" cat house, what's done and what cute details I still want to add to it. ^^

Vintage caravan crochet cat house

Watch the video below to see the full report! =D

The On the Road House is made with off white and blue t-shirt yarn, and bulky yarn in blue for the cushion! 

I hope you are as excited as I am to see this project complete!

In My Project Bag

Hello everyone!

My project bag is bursting at the seams! There's cat beds, amigurumi kitties and doggies, and gardens made of crochet! Let's take a look before it explodes! =)

I'm already in the final stages of the On the Road cat bed.The structure and cushion are finished, I just need to add some cute details and it's done! 

T-shirt yarn cat house

The front has a big door, and windows that your furry buddy can use to see what's going on outside! The On the Road pet house is spacious enough for two kitties or two small dogs.

Vintage caravan pet bed

The back has three windows. There are windows on the sides as well just like the real vintage caravans!

Custom amigurumi

This doggie is a custom request! The model is a cute Jack Russel Terrier mix named Penny!

I'm working on the main shapes of the body and latter I will add the spots and fur. I'm really pleased with how she is turning out. ^^ 

Minion amigurumi crochet

I started to make the small Minion first, for a keychain, but I realized I didn't have anymore safety eyes for his size, so I decided to make a bigger version while I wait for the small eyes to arrive! =)

Amigurumi cat

This one is a special project, it is inspired by Leeloo! ^^

I really want to capture the shape of her cheeks and nose, I'm trying out different techniques to see which I one like.

Amigurumi cactus

After all this, when I have a little bit of extra time, which is almost never,  I experiment with new shapes for my crochet succulent and cacti garden. These are the new shapes I came up with, all inspired by cacti and succulents I have in my own collection. =)

And that's it gang! Better start working because I don't have more space in my project bag(s)! =D

Crochet Pattern: Buddy Wallets #2

The second volume of the Buddy Wallets is out!

Crochet wallet

Six new buddies to keep your valuables! They are great to keep your money, your cards, coupons and more! They make great gifts and are fun and easy to make! Everyone will want one! =D

Check out this video to get to know them better: 

Buddy Wallets II
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In My Project Bag

Hello everyone! It's time again to show you what I've been working on!

First thing I want to show is the progress I made on the On the Road crochet cat house. I've been working hard on it these last weeks and it's coming together really nice. I'm really loving making it! =D

Vintage caravan pet cave

The front is already completed and waiting to be assembled.

On the Road t-shirt yarn  house

The back is almost ready, I  just need to make the boarder and finish the support.

T-shirt yarn cat bed

The rest of the house is composed of a really long piece of t-shirt yarn (the longest I made so far!) that makes up the floor, ceiling and sides of the house.

I love this house and I can't wait to see it finished! =D

The second thing I want to show you are the new Buddy Wallets I'm working on! They will be part of the second volume of the Buddy Wallets crochet patterns! =D

Pikachu crochet wallet

I'm working on a Pikachu wallet, which is almost completed. I'm not completely happy with his ears, I'll will have to test several models and choose the one I think is the best.

Crochet purse little bird

The second crochet wallet I'm working on is a little birdie. He is sweet and cute, and I really like him! ^^ 

I usually use a black zipper for the crochet wallets but I think this little guy will be really cute with a soft yellow zipper. =)

And that's all for now, gang! ; )

Keep on crafting!!! 

Off the Hook

Winter is coming and we, at BuddyRumi's HQ, have been trying out different accessories to warm up!

Inspired by the Neon Love Mitts by Pom Pom Quarterly, I made a crochet hat using the same colours and stitch!

I really like how it came out! It's not too thick, it's fun and the size came out just right! =D

Next I made the Ups and Downs Crochet Slouchy Beanie by Tamara Kelly on Moogly.

I really liked the texture in this hat and the buttons gave a cute touch to it.

This was my first try at a slouchy beanie, I think it came out alright, but next time I would make it a little bit more slouchy. =)

And now that we have the head and hands all warmed up is time for the neck!

I found the Cross-Over Long DC Cowl at Crochet N' Crafts! I love its texture, the little twist it makes and the fact that it is small and close to the neck! The patterns for the matching hat and fingerless gloves are available as well!!! =D

I really love this cowl!!! It's beautiful, and easy and quick to make! Mine came out a little bit smaller than the original one because I work with a tight tension, but I love that it came out smaller! I really like that I don't have to wrap it or adjust it, it just stays there and does its job: Warms my neck and looks pretty!!! ^^

I'm making one more scarf, it's really pretty, but I ran out of yarn... =(  I hope I will have more really soon because I'm really enjoying making it. I'm using the broomstick lace stitch, a stitch I haven't used before and it's easier than I though it would be. I'm using a really pretty yarn that my mother gave me, I can't wait to show you! =)

Have a great week and keep warm!!! ^^

In My Project Bag

Here is a quick update on what I'm up to! =)

I'm still working on more crocheted plants for  the Gardening with Crochet  patterns.

Crochet flower ball

This time I wanted to make something with more colour so I'm working on a ball of flowers that will be later added to a vase. Similar to the basil bush I made for the Popular Saints celebrations but with flowers.

Now that the cold and rain seem to finally have arrived, I started to get more requests for crochet hats. I'm also taking this opportunity to finish the patterns for all the models I've already created.

I'm also working on updated versions of the Kitty Kat House pattern, the Gir with Hood Down and Robot Gir patterns.

For the Kitty Kat House I changed the way that the wires are incorporated into the body of the house, and for the Girs I updated the way to reinforce their necks. These updated versions of the patterns will be available soon! =)

And last but not least:

I always like to learn new techniques to make my buddies even more special so I started to experiment with needle sculpt to give them more detail. 

Needle sculpting crochet doll

I can't wait to incorporate this techniques in my buddies! =D

What are you up to?

Crochet Pattern: Buddy Wallets

As you can see I've been really busy finishing one more pattern!!! =D

I present to you the Buddy Wallets! Check out the video at the bottom to get to know them all!!! =D

Crochet buddy wallets

These cuties are perfect for gifting your friends and family!

Crochet owl

Besides cute they are easy and quick to make, and practical too! 

Totoro crochet wallet

They have a zipper so that nothing falls out, and two compartments for more organisation.

Meet the gang:

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Off the Hook

Now that I finished all the orders I have more time to complete some projects I was working on before.

I started the Ipad cover more or less at the same time I started the cover for my mother's laptop, but I never seemed to find the time to finish it. Now i can proudly announce the cover is finished! =D

Crochet Ipad cover

I really like it! I used one of my favourite stitches, the Tunisian Crochet Knit Stitch!

I finished three cacti for my Gardening with Crochet series.

Crochet cactus
Crochet Opuntia Cactus

I really like the look of the ceramic vases with the crocheted cacti! ^^

Cacto de crochet.jpg

For this one I chose to make a big and showy flower, different from what I usually make.

I want to make, at least, one more type of cactus and maybe add some other kind of plants, but I'm not sure which ones yet.

I also want to take this time to take on projects made by other designers, to learn new techniques and skills. The first one I'm going to make is Phillip the frog by Lauren Whitney from Crochet, Olé.

And last but not least, I really want to continue to work on the On the Road cat house design!

I think that these should be enough to keep me occupied for some time hehe =) 

Have fun everyone! =D

What I've Been Up To!

The past weeks I've been MIA from the blog. I got a lot of requests and was working hard to meet the deadlines.

So for those of you who didn't catch the updates on social media, here is what I've been up to!

I started to sell the Kitty Kat Houses at Leeloo's veterinary, they are awesome and super sweet people and were happy to have the Kitty Kat Houses there! The first one I left there sold in a couple of days and so I had to make one more for Leeloo's veterinarian and another to keep as display there.

Three Kitty Kat Houses

Leeloo's veterinarian told me that her cat doesn't want to leave the house! She doesn't want to know about anything else and stays curled up in there all day! That's what I call a success!!! =D

Leeloo's veterinarian also ordered Rumi and Ami for her 2 year old daughter. I used baby yarn to make them, but the baby yarn I have access to is fine weight and I did Ami's and Rumi's patterns with medium weight yarn, I wanted them to have te same size as the original ones so I had to tweak the patterns a little bit and this took a little more extra time to accomplish.

It was worth it! She was really pleased with them!!! =)

Ami e Rumi.JPG

As I was finishing Ami and Rumi I received another order, this time for three hats and one keyring. Two of the hats I had already made, the fox and the cat, but the other two were new. It was a Stitch hat and keyring! I really enjoyed making them! I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make Stitch's eyes and ears. These irregular shapes are more challenging but fun to figure out! In the end I really loved the result and if this hadn't been a request I would have kept them for myself!!! =D

Fox crochet hat
Cat crochet hat
Stitch crochet hat
Stitch crochet keyring keychain

Now, after resting my hands for a couple of days, I'm already working on new projects that I will share here very soon!!!

In the meantime have fun everyone!!! =D

A New Cat House Design

Creating new designs for cat houses is becoming addicting! It's so fun!!! =D

I began to work on this new design in April but I had to pause it because some requests for other projects came through and I had to work on them. 

I'm not entirely sure, now, how the idea for this design came to me but I remember this image of a cute vintage trailer with a kitty peaking through the window appearing in my mind, right then I knew I had to make it!

Vintage caravan pet house

The basic shape of the front of the trailer is done. Just before I had to pause it, I was working on how to reinforce it so that the house can stand. 

I still need to figure out some details, I want the house to have wheels like a real trailer but that means that the bottom would be off of the ground so I have to figure out a way to make the bottom strong enough to hold the weight of the cats, and a way for the cat to go inside the house without having to jump. 

This is exactly why I find creating new designs so appealing and fun, figuring out how to solve all these little problems and creating new fun products! It's like solving a puzzle and I always loved those! =D

Can't wait to get back to it!!!