Author Archives: sysclp

About sysclp

I do a lot of different things. I am a horse racing photographer, I make jewelry, and I crochet. Here I will mostly concentrate on crochet. I live in Ontario, Canada, now but I am from the deep South and lived in Alabama before I moved here.

Amigurumi Bear

I posted already about the potted cactus I made as a sample for the crochet class I teach at Michaels, so here the bear which is the other option for the class.  It is cute but takes quite a bit … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Today is Good Friday and I decided to make this cute little Easter chick.  I started with this pattern from Bittersweet’s blog and made some modifications to suit what I wanted it to look like.  He has a tail and … Continue reading

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Crochet potted cactus

I just finished my sample piece for next month’s crochet class at Michaels.  I think it turned out really cute.  It is a little stuffed crochet cactus in a clay pot. The class directions called for cotton yarn, but I … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Christmas Village

We had quite a few different gingerbread kits at work this year, and I opted to buy the Wilton Gingerbread Mini Village one to do for Christmas.  It came with all the pieces, icing, fondant, and candies.  You had to … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake!

Tomorrow we are celebrating three birthdays in the family: my father-in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law, so I decided to make them a decorated cake.  The cake is chocolate and there is strawberry between the two layers.  The icing is buttercream.  This … Continue reading

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Galaxy Pumpkin

Although I think it should be called a constellation pumpkin, Michaels calls it a galaxy pumpkin.  Anyway, a photo of it was featured in one of the many emails this week and I loved the way it looked so decided … Continue reading

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Free class at Michaels on Sept. 26

I kind of got stuck with this one because nobody else in the store knows embroidery.  They do a free class each week which is designed by corporate so they have to have it even if nobody signs up.  This … Continue reading

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