Friday, March 20, 2009
Crochet Space Ship Appliques
Was born the year man walked on the surface of the moon (stop doing the math!) and just have this mad love/tender bemusement thing for spacey things. In particular, space ships with fins, flying saucers with glass bubbles, friendly aliens and the complete disregard for the actual scientific principles of astrophysics found only in 50's scifi "epics". An inverted fishbowl really can let you breathe in space, honest! Especially when it isn't attached to anything other than your head. ; -)
So I designed and crocheted both a saucer and a rocket. Had the idea for quite some time now, made one of the rockets for a fiber book I'm perpetually working on (3 yrs and running - woohoo!):
I've been a little fixated on chatelaines (pincushion/scissor holder combos for the sewing kind) so I thought I'd use the space ships for one of those. The chatelaines aren't really moving at my etsy site (who would have thought that businesses need to advertise?)
I still think the designs are fun and cute and want others to be able to make them too.
(D'Oh! By the way, the pattern is available at ravelry as a pdf dowload. Thanks to Kathy for the heads up.)
So, since I've also been on such an applique kick lately, I thought I'd write up the patterns. I know I've been sharing patterns for free, but they are very time consuming and it would be really helpful if I could generate a little income in these sucky financial times. But then, who wouldn't benefit from a little cash flow these days?
So please understand that I am not the greedy, money-grubbing, opportunist that I may seem to be; just one broke hermana with a hook and a vision: decorate the world the crochet applique way!