My Backyard Monsters

Creations from my imaginations

UPDATES! (Sorry, no patterns yet)

Hello. Please don’t kill me. Again, I’m so sorry for not updating more often. But as it turns out, this past (current? ending?) summer has been really busy despite the fact that I’m not taking classes. Life seems to be that way doesn’t it? Basically my mom bought a farm (OMG), and she’s starting a business, and we’ve all been roped in to help, Also, my dude came over to stay and for all my lovely new followers who may not be in the loop, we’re in a LDR and so it was a pretty big deal, and so a lot of time went into planning the trip, and then there was the actual trip, and then post-trip picture reviewing and editing and stuff. And then my family had went on a short trip to Osaka, Japan because my brother’s been on a student exchange thing there for the past half year and he wanted to bring us around. Also, I’ve been busy with uni stuff even though I’m not taking classes this summer quarter because I’m in the psychology department honor program and there’s always work to be done there… Overall, it was a lovely busy, but I was crocheting and crafting much less than I’d like for sure.

Anyway, I wanted to just let you guys know what I have lined up, so you guys won’t abandon me in case you think I’m never coming back (I’m really trying guys D:). Always too much to do and too little time… So anyway here’s the gist of it, basically the highest-priority stuff that should be coming out soon:

  • Bilbo Baggins (I hope I make it by the time the Battle of the Five Armies comes out this December!)
  • Disney Tsum Tsums (BE EXCITED FOR THIS K?!)
  • Gintama’s Sadaharu and Elizabeth (any anime fans out there?)

Another thing I did this summer was rework my room. I was wondering if you guys would be interested in seeing a room remodeling post sort of a thing? Let me know! I DIYed a lot of things, but to be completely honest I bought a fair amount of things too hahaha.

For some miraculous miracle-thing, I’ve gotten a bunch of new followers this summer (which really surprised me because I was being a really bad blogger and not posting anything, but in a good way of course), and so now I feel kinda even more guilty for not posting so I’m trying even harder! Hopefully if I get a momentum going things will pick up. But anyway, thank you, you new fellaz, I love you and you are awesome. And you faithful old-timers, thank you for sticking by me! I love you guys too, and you’re amazeballs.

See all of you again real soon!

Love,
Abi

Happy World Lion Day! Revisiting this little dude I made back when I first started crocheting, almost three years ago now! I gave him the rather grand and unimaginative name, Aslan ;)

If you guys want to whip one of these dudes up yourself, you can get the pattern from the little booklet, Vanna’s Choice: Little Crochet Critters. I got mine from JoAnn’s, but it’s also available on Amazon!

Happy World Lion Day! Revisiting this little dude I made back when I first started crocheting, almost three years ago now! I gave him the rather grand and unimaginative name, Aslan ;) If you guys want to whip one of these dudes up yourself, you can get the pattern from the little booklet, Vanna’s Choice: Little Crochet Critters. I got mine from JoAnn’s, but it’s also available on Amazon!

(Again,) I’M NOT DEAD!

This probably is going to sound old but - I am really so, so sorry for abandoning the blog again! Doing a double degree + honors is by no means leisurely, but now that I’m on my summer break, I promise to post at least a little more! I’ve been answering some of you guys’ questions (I’m so sorry I took this long to reply), so if you have any please don’t feel shy! I’m not going to say that there is no such thing as a stupid question, but I’ll say that “stupidity” is relative for different skill levels, and I’m definitely not here to judge, so don’t feel shy. If you don’t want me to reply publicly, because that publishes the question, let me know!

I’m working on completing several unfinished projects at the moment, and when I’m done with that I’ll get started on writing up patterns for stuff I promised a long time ago!

Also, if any of you are following me on Instagram, I’ve not been posting there either because something’s wrong with my account… hopefully it’ll be cleared up soon so I can keep you guys updated through that social medium too.

Okay, that’s about it! Boring post is at its end!

McCoy Family Adoption Fundraiser

Hey hey fellahz, what’s crackalakin’? Hehehe.

Just wanted to let you guys know about this really cool fundraiser I’m taking part in - the McCoy Family Adoption Fundraiser! The McCoy’s are an awesome couple who are looking to adopt a second son, Luke, from Korea, and while they have been approved¬†an adoption grant, it is a grant match program which requires them to raise half of the amount, $2500, in order to receive the full grant.¬†The lovely Stephanie reached out to me a few weeks ago, telling me about it and asking if I would be a part of it, and of course I couldn’t refuse! I’ve donated one of my Papoys to them, which I chose due to it being the most popular item in my shop, and it should go live with a whole lot of other awesome Etsy sellers’ items some time this week!

Check them out here:

https://www.facebook.com/iheartstrings.net

http://www.acharityproject.com/f/McCoyFamilyAdoption

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Take a look, stay tuned, and maybe take part in the online auction to come!

EDIT: IT’S STARTED! GO CHECK IT OUT NOW!

Remember awhile back I talked about getting a metal stamping set? Finally got around to using it! Progress shot: left to right.

WHY IS THIS SO MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS?!

Side note: #fandoms :D

Remember awhile back I talked about getting a metal stamping set? Finally got around to using it! Progress shot: left to right. WHY IS THIS SO MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS?! Side note: #fandoms :D