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You’ve been a good friend Charlie Brown!

Peanuts Gang Movie SmallThe new Peanuts movie is due to hit theaters in the next few weeks on November 6th, 2015.

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And for most of you out there in TV Land you might have heard about it, you may have even seen a movie preview or two, or even seen one of the fun products that have had some of the Peanuts Gang promoting the product with a movie tie-in to cross promote their products.

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Thanks to the dedication of Charles M. Schulz and his estate since his passing, some of you may have even known who Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy Van Pelt, Linus Van Pelt,  Sally Brown, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder, Franklin, Pig Pen, Re-Run Van Pelt and all of the other wonderful characters from the Peanuts universe that have, since 1950, brightened so many different peoples lives around the world before you even knew there was a new Peanuts movie coming out.

For those of you, I dedicate this blog post. It is because of fans like you and I that the Peanuts Universe has continued to thrive and grow over the last 65 years since it’s initial creation by Charles M. Schulz.

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Being a huge Peanuts and Snoopy fan myself, I have over the years created many fun sewing and crafting items because of my love for them since what seems like my birth.

For those other fans out there like myself, shown below is an easy to navigate guide of my Peanuts and Snoopy posts over the years.

Enjoy!

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And don’t forget to go and see the new Peanuts Movie on November 6th!

These Posts are Shown with their original Title first, Category second, Sub-Category third, and are all in date order from the oldest to newest:

Sewing with Mom – 11/18/2007 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

The Corn Shirt – 11/18/2007 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Dad’s Doings – 12/06/2007 – Latch Hook

The Dog in the Mouse’s House – 01/26/2008 – Fabric

The Snoopy Sheet – 05/02/2008 – Fabric

More Blanks to Embroider on! – 08/09/2008– Embroidery Children’s Clothes

New Jammie for Me! – 08/13/2008 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Snoopy Designs – 10/11/2008 – Embroidery

New Jackets for Christmas – 12/23/2008 – Embroidery Jackets

Souvenirs from Florida – 02/08/2009 – Fabric

A Stack of Letters – 03/23/2009 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Why Fight It? – 05/13/2009 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

My Sewing Machines – Part 2 05/29/2009 – Embroidery

Follow Up #1 – Pattern Making 08/01/2009 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers

I Could See It – 08/27/2009 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

No I didn’t forget about you… – 09/24/2009 – Embroidery Baby Sleeper

Improvising Tip Towels to Make Baby Bibs – 11/13/2009 – Embroidery Baby Bibs

Inexpensive Panel – 12/18/2009 – Crocheted Blanket

Amigurumi Snoopy – 04/20/2010 – Amigurumi Crochet

Almost Again – 07/16/2010 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers

Embellishing Baby Towel Bibs – Part 1 – 08/22/2011 – Appliqué Baby Bibs

Embellishing Baby Towel Bibs – Part 2 – 08/29/2011 – Appliqué Baby Bibs

From Box Number Two… – 10/14/2011 – Embroidery Man’s Shirt

And Last In Box Number Three – 10/22/2011 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Hey, Little Birdie, You Cool Cat! – 04/13/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

Bosom Buddies – 04/26/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

May Day Giveaway – 05/01/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

I Can’t See To Take My Own Advice – 07/20/2012 – Crochet Blanket

The foam, it was puffy… – 08/03/2012  – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Purple Snoopy (But Not Grape Flavored) – 08/13/2012 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Extras – 09/28/2012 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers and Baby Bibs

But It’s Too Hot – 04/08/2013 – Embroidery Bathrobes

The Long and Winding Road – 07/08/2013 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

But What About Me? – 08/19/2013 – Embroidery Man’s Shirt

Just Three Inches More… – 05/23/2014 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 1 – 10/03/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 2 – 10/08/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 3 – 10/15/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

What About The Scraps? – Part One – 06/20/2015 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

What About The Scraps? – Part Two – 06/26/2015 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

WOW!

40 Posts about Peanuts and Snoopy so far and I have a few more scheduled very soon!

I must really like them!

I hope you do too!

Until next time Charlie Brown forth, and Snoopy on!

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 3, Pattern #3

DSCN0215DSCN0153Because I had made this Snoopy pattern before, I decided to try and change it up a little this time and use a heavier yarn, and my 4.5 mm hook. I would get a little larger Snoopy than the first one I made using this method. Snoopy’s pieces crocheted up great and he was easy to stitch together. Since his legs are not stuffed, I stitched his legs to the front of his body so he would have no problem sitting. This pattern did not call for a spot on Snoopy’s back either. I don’t remember if I added a spot to the first Snoopy that I made from this pattern or not. I would have to ask my sister who has him. I doubt that I did though, because at that point in time I would not have dreamed of deviating from the pattern’s original design. This time though I thought that Snoopy needed a back spot. I used the spot pattern that I had used on Paulie the penguin for guidance to make it.

DSCN0272DSCN0269The next thing I changed from the pattern was Snoopy’s eyes. The pattern called for felt eyes and this is what I used for the first Snoopy. But, after just using some yarn for the eyes on the previous standing Snoopy pattern that I had just completed, I decided to use yarn for this Snoopy’s eyes as well. The last change was a smile. Neither the first Snoopy from this pattern or the standing Snoopy have a mouth. This Snoopy does and I like it so much, I may go back and give the standing Snoopy a smile too.

The next step to complete this Snoopy was to make his helmet, googles and scarf. I started with the helmet. Because I am a little more experienced at reading crocheting patterns now than I was the first time I made a Snoopy, I had no problem following the pattern and crocheting the helmet. When I first tried it on this Snoopy, I did not like it at all. Snoopy looked DSCN0213terrible in his helmet! I tried to think of different ways to crochet the helmet to get better results, but with no luck. I just did not like the helmet on Snoopy. I thought maybe if I made the googles that would help by covering up some of the helmet, so I started to crochet the googles, but stopped. I did not like the helmet and I would never put it on my Snoopy, so why waste more yarn and time. I thought about making his scarf still but then I decided on making a collar instead. Just like the spot on his back, Snoopy needs a collar. My standing Snoopy has a collar. So, I quickly crocheted this Snoopy a double crocheted collar with red yarn. And with that my Snoopy was complete! And he is as cute as can be!

My two Snoopy’s and the one Woodstock that I made are great! I would love to make any of these three patterns again and again.

Until next time, crochet forth and Snoopy on!

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 2, Pattern #2

DSCN0621The next Snoopy pattern that I purchased showed a picture of Snoopy sitting down. I was excited to get started with it, but I am glad I followed my rule of making the extremities first before the head and body. I crocheted Snoopy’s feet first. I followed the pattern but I was getting a round ball. Looking at Snoopy’s feet in the picture of the pattern, they were not round balls. They were the typical oval shape of Snoopy’s feet. I read the pattern again and counted my stitches and rounds. I had followed exactly what the pattern called for, but I was not getting the same results that the picture showed I should have.

DSCN0622I then read the rest of the pattern and much to my dismay, I would not be getting a Snoopy that looked at all like the picture. I was very unhappy. I returned to ravelry and look at other crocheter’s Snoopy’s made from this pattern, and sure enough, they did not look at all like the picture. I looked at the round ball foot sitting on my cutting table and immediately decided that I would not be completing this Snoopy and that I had wasted my money and time on this pattern. I am going to write a bad review of this pattern and the lady selling it. She really should have used a picture of what her pattern makes, not a picture of what she would like it to look like.

img_3142Disappointed with this pattern, my thoughts turned to the first Snoopy pattern I had ever crocheted long ago and I remembered just how cute he had turned out. I always meant to go back and make another Snoopy from that pattern. So, I decided that now was as good time as any to make this pattern again to sooth my heart and soul from the disappointment of the last bad Snoopy pattern. This Snoopy pattern came with a pattern for the cap, googles and scarf that Snoopy wears while fighting the Red Barren. When I made this pattern previously, I was new to the art of amigurumi and I was afraid to try and make these accessories for that Snoopy back then. Now I felt ready to take on these accessory patterns as well as the Snoopy himself.

So, next up, another Snoopy but this time with a cap, scarf, and googles.

Until next time, crochet forth and Snoopy on!

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 1, Pattern #1

P1040369P1040362Yes I do know that this is backwards. In the Peanuts comics there is only one Snoopy and he has several bird friends that are all called Woodstock. So, I should have made only one Snoopy amigurumi and several Woodstock’s to go along with him, but that is not what the patterns called to me to do. After playing around on Ravelry awhile back, I now own a couple of new Snoopy patterns but only one new Woodstock pattern.

 

P1030854P1030900The first Snoopy pattern I got is for a large standing Snoopy with fingers on his paws and a large head. The pattern is great! It was easy to follow and done with joining rows. The joining rows caught me off guard at first, adding a slip stitch and chain with each round, but soon enough I had the swing of it and it wasn’t long before I had the all of Snoopy’s pieces crocheted up. The stuffing and stitching went smoothly too. I tried to keep Snoopy’s feet flat while stuffing so that he would stand upright. It kind of worked out that way when he was finished. Sometimes I can get him to stand and other times not. His big nose does not help the standing process since he is a little top heavy. All in all I thought that he turned out very cute.

 

P1040374P1040363Woodstock’s pattern was from the same designer as the Snoopy. The Woodstock pattern was also well written and his pieces were fun to crochet. I forgot on his hair pieces that I was supposed to do a joined round and crocheted them in a continuous round instead. I think they came out just fine crocheted this way. Woodstock took longer to make than Snoopy did because smaller does not always mean faster. Woodstock has a lot of details that took time to make and stitch together. But, the extra time was worth it. Woodstock is so cute and I love his details. I would not hesitate to make more Woodstock’s in the future.

Stay tuned for Snoopy pattern #2

Until next time, crochet forth and Snoopy on!

New Years Resolutions… I’ve had a few!

Well there is just one more week left in the first month of the new year 2014.

And over the years I like most of you used to always make several resolutions about what I wanted to accomplish in the new year.

Stuff that I really, really wanted to get done, but I could just never seem to make happen in the previous year for some reasonable excuse or another.

Well a few years ago I decided that rather than make some silly arbitrary list of things that I wanted to make happen at some point in the future, that I would just do stuff that I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.

It’s been working out great for me so far!

You know what they say! YOLO (You Only Live Once)!

How about you? How many of your New Year’s Resolutions have you already broken three weeks in?

I think this comic from the DOGHOUSEDIARIES says it best:

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May Day Giveaway

Well it’s May 1st, 2012!

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Happy May Day everyone!

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According to tradition, I would fill a basket with flowers, place it on your front step, ring your door bell and then run and hide somewhere. I would hide within view of your front door, so I could make sure that you received your May Day basket.

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This year I would like to give one dear reader a May Day basket of your very own. But I won’t be coming to your house or ringing your door bell, and I am not going to leave what is in the basket as a surprise. You will know exactly what you will be getting and when you will get it. This May Day box that you will get will contain something very dear to my heart, one Snoopy amigurumi and one Woodstock amigurumi made just for you by me.

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And I would like to give these Snoopy and Woodstock amigurumi’s to anyone who would like them.

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If you would like this May Day box of Peanuts amigurumi’s and perhaps a few other surprises too, please let me know why you think you should get them in a comment to this post. I will randomly choose one of the best comments I get on this post by the 15th of May and mail these two cute guys to you for FREE.

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Yes I will even pay for the shipping!

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How is that for the best May Day Deal EVER?!?

Bosom Buddies

Who would have thought that a dog and a bird could be such good friends for so long. Luckily for all of us, Charles M. Schulz did and the completion on my current amigurumi simply reconfirms the fact that Snoopy and Woodstock are meant to be friends forever.

Due to my disappointment in the finished Woodstock, I almost did not finish the Snoopy pattern from the same author I had previously started before I made the Woodstock. I finally decided that it would not take much to finish Snoopy so I started crocheting. I found another error in the pattern count for a grand total of 4 miscounts I had to correct on the pattern. This really ruffled my feathers. I paid money for these patterns and expected the author to make every effort to have the counts correct.

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I would make some of the same changes to the Snoopy pattern that I would change on the Woodstock pattern. I would like his nose and arms longer. I like Snoopy’s feet much better than Woodstock’s feet, so I don’t know if I would change them as I would Woodstock’s feet. I disliked Snoopy’s neck as much as Woodstock’s neck until I attached Snoopy’s collar. Snoopy’s collar lifts up his head and hides the stitches at the neck. I thought about putting a collar on Woodstock to see if I would get a same effect, but decided that a collar on Woodstock just wouldn’t look right.

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Now that both amigurumi’s are done and they are sitting on my table side by side, I can finally say that I like my end results well enough. Alone, I do not like either pattern very well, but together they match and are very cute. The things that I see as a problem on each individually, are not there when they are posed together. I am so happy that I finished Snoopy so that Woodstock would have a friend and find his place in my heart.

Hey, Little Birdie, You Cool Cat!

I will say it up front. This is my least favorite amigurumi. Of all the amigurumi’s I have ever made, or at least that I have made recently, this one just does not appeal to me very much. I have placed this amigurumi on my desk by my computer to see if it will grow on me. It makes me sad to say this because as you can see this amigurumi is Woodstock and, as you know, I love all things regarding Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang.

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I purchased Woodstock’s pattern online. The minute I saw this pattern I knew that I had to have it, as well as the other patterns for the other Peanuts characters that were for sale with it. Included in these patterns were patterns for Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, and Franklin. I was so excited at the time of purchase that I could not wait to get crocheting.

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I picked Woodstock to start with, but as I started to crochet his wings and feet, I was not happy with how he was turning out. After correcting a couple of errors in the pattern’s count, which really did not make me happy since I had paid money for this pattern, I continued to crochet hoping that my feelings would change as Woodstock came together. After crocheting all the pieces and starting the sewing part of the construction, I was still displeased with the results. After tying on the hair and embroidering the face, I was very disappointed with how he turned out. I tried adding more hair, removing hair, and adding it differently but it did not help.  I tried changing his smile, making it smaller, then bigger, then smaller and so on, but nothing seemed to improve my dissatisfaction with this amigurumi. I believe that the whole pattern needs a do over. Woodstock’s head needs to be bigger, his beak longer and skinnier, his neck opening decreased by a few rows and then sewn to the head. His wings need to be a little longer, and possibly his feet made a little smaller. Since I have so many patterns that I want to crochet, I don’t know that I have the desire to start playing with changes to this pattern right now. Right at this moment, I do not to want to try this pattern again or try to make any changes to it. I am just too disappointed. Maybe some day but not today.

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We were traveling when I finished the crocheting of the pieces for this Woodstock. Since I did not want to start the assembly process in the car, I started to crochet the pieces for the Snoopy pattern instead. After completing one arm and one leg and having to make 3 corrections to the pattern count, I am not sure I will finish Snoopy either at this point. I am very disappointed with Snoopy’s pattern as well. Now, I wish I had only purchased one pattern at a time from this seller. Even though I have had great success with patterns purchased online up till now, I have learned a lesson here and will be more cautious with my online purchase of patterns in the future.