Come see all the Projects :D

Remember that time I said I would probably have time to blog more? Yea me too, that’s like every few months I say that!!
-_- But here I am again, over a month after my last post. Oh well, here we go with updates!

First off, thank you SO MUCH everyone who sent me lovely congrats from my marriage announcement, much appreciated! Married life is still fantastic, even though now my hubby is going through boot camp. I write him everyday, and once a week I get a batch of letters full of his love and support, despite that he is the one going through all the crazy training! Once in a while we get brief phone calls (~5-40 minutes) and I’ve never felt so proud or close to him than in those moments. He’s wonderful ❤

Enough mush! I actually have gotten around to do some crafty things in my new spare time.

amigurumi projects

1. Bee, Puppycat, and Catbug set: From the first episode, I have been in love with the quirky Cartoon Hangover series Bee and Puppycat. They have some crazy out of this world adventures, with Bee being the key source of humor. Haven’t seen them? Check out the original pilot episodes here. Catbug is from another series called Bravest Warriors. While Catbug is mainly a side character, his adorable voice and enthusiasm is hard to resist! He gained popularity after his very own mini-episode premier found here.

2 & 3. Baby Elf Hats: A while ago my coworker first asked me to make her a baby elf hat. At first I had no idea what she was talking about. After looking them up, I adore them! They are so cute, I had to make more. While I’ll admit the two in my shop are very basic, I’d love to take more time to make more that have my personal touch on them. Sure would help if I had a little one of my own to be a my personal model. Maybe some day~(but not too soon!)

4 & 5. Hello Kitty Dress Up Doll: Finally! After screaming how I wanted to make a dress up doll I accomplished it! There is actually only 1 doll, but she has two outfits, two wigs, and a pair of shoes. Extremely happy all the pattern tweaking paid off, I can make countless looks 🙂 Ofcourse, I had to do a Hello Kitty inspired outfit first.

6. Colored Pencils: I hadn’t expanded much on my Kawaii Kollection lately, but I whipped up a few colored pencils I wanted to make forever ago. Simple, smiley coloring tools.

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Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur

I call these my lil’ Poke’Beans! I’ll admit, they are HEAVILY inspired by Disney’s Tsums Tsums which I find so adorable, (I’m surprised my collection is only up to 7). I felt the original Poke’mon characters would look equally cute in this form.

Lee DeWyze Doll Amigurumi Doll

Lee DeWyze Dolls

Who has heard of American Idol singer Lee DeWyze? I’ll admit I had no idea who he was. One day I got a custom order, and the customer really loved his video for a song called “Fight.” If you have a few minutes –> watch! While the song is catchy, what’s captivating is the entire video being acted out by two amigurumi dolls! They tell a hilarious and unique story of what happens when a guy forgets his girlfriend’s birthday. What starts as an innocent picnic date, ends with them escaping a UFO and falling from the sky. Very adorable, and the dolls are great actors!

Join Project Gnome Diplomacy!

Join Project Gnome Diplomacy!

Will all the Mochimochi Land fans, please stand up! Chicago based knitter Anna has had her work featured on just about every craft blog, magazine, or show I’ve seen. Her knitted amigurumi are incredible, such an imaginative mind she has. I recently found out she is calling for knitters AND crocheters to take part in her upcoming project, Project Gnome Diplomacy.  She will be creating an art project in Korea, and wanted little gnomes from everyone! The link I posted has all the information, including three different gnome approved patterns that can be used. Send her your gnomes before April 21st ( sorry its so late, I recently found out!) and your gnomes will be part of the fun! Since I am talent-less when holding knitting needles (sob face) I gladly went to the crochet pattern. If anyone will be doing the crochet project, I highly suggest using crochet thread. The gnomes must be 4” or shorter, but the pattern makes the gnome about 7” with regular size 4 yarn. With my crochet thread I made my gnomes in two hours, including all the distractions and snack breaks. I hope you join!

Upcoming projects will possibly include me actually finishing those two circle purses, another dress up doll, maybe Poke’beans since they are a snap to make, but who knows my craft plans always change 😛 I try, I really do!

Anyone out there an experienced/new Navy/Military wife? A month in, and I feel I have yet to even touch what being a Navy spouse really means. I’m sure things will get increasingly chaotic when I actually start moving around, living in new areas, having him gone for long amount of times…yea will probably hit me then lol. For now, I’m appreciating all these lovey-dovey letters he sends weekly, especially coming from a man who used to hate writing!

Speaking of which, time to send him another letter 🙂
Thanks for checking up on me ~ until next time!

Love Millie ❤

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My Kawaii Day: Introducing the Kawaii Kollection

Kawaii Kollection by millie's crochet house

The Story: I had a kawaii (Japanese word for “cute”) day last week. It started when I woke up one morning, ready to pull the curtians back and be greeted by Sunny
amigurumi sun crochet mille crochet house,
but instead I saw Roary
crochet cloud stormy grumpy 

rumbling outside my window. I sighed, shaking my head at the grumpy little cloud. I retreated back to the comfort of comforters to watch some Teebee

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 hoping to catch some mid-morning cartoons. But my animated fantasies were put on hold,
I had a blank Teebee with no Clicky.
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“Oh geez,” I grumbled with a slight smile, searching high and low for this little remote, who took pride in being the Hide n’ Seek champion. After finding him giggling beneath the a sock, I turned on Teebee and felt ready to get out of bed. To help revive my senses that were stuffed with April sniffles, I walked to the kitchen, grabbing Vanilla and Jasmine.

crochet teup and tea bag millie crochet house

“Morning tea is what’s best for me!” I smile feeling the warmth snuggle over me. Feeling like a poetry hipster, I decided to write a poem about the way raindrops were walking across the grass. From my desk I grabbed Notes

amigurumi notebook crochet kawaii milliecrochethouseand Red

amigurumi kawaii notebook pencil set milliecrochethouse

to recored my poetic rhymes. On and on I went in a romantic rage, poetry flew out of me and before I knew it I was hungry. Hipsterness gone, sweet tooth engaged, to the fridge I grabbed Cubbie, Crunchy, Chips, and Crumbles. 

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(Sorry to say they were delicious desserts.) Before it was time to drop my recreational routine and start preparing for an average college day, I got a notification from WordPress: It was MillieonherWorld’s first birthday! Hip hip hurray! I made something special to celebrate, I got Sparks

kawaii crochet birthday cake amigurumi millie crochet house

and his friend Giddy

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to give give my blog her first celebration! And here we are now, a whole year later and look how well she has grown, thanks everyone for enjoying MillieonherWorld! The End.

*Applause*Cheers*Flowers thrown on stage-preferably lilies*
And there is my cheesy little story introducing you to my newest amigurumis, the Kawaii Kollection~!
Basically I’m taking random things that I have or haven’t seen been crochet and crocheting them. It started with a notebook, one day in Linguistics I was doodling and drew a notebook (how clever huh?). From then I kept drawing sketches and soon the Kawaii Kollection was born. I’ve got more sketches of pairs that will be joining the series shortly. I don’t know why I find these so interesting, I mean, they aren’t anything special, just objects with blush marks and felt eyes…but I can’t stop drawing!

The Kawaii Kollection is at my Etsy shop, being sold in pairs. I can’t wait to add more, they are colorfully fun and I’m having a blast creating patterns from scratch that aren’t too complicated. I will eventually be releasing a pattern soon for….something! I’m not even sure what, but for once I’d like to enter-ok actually my bf wants me to- the super creative Woolhog’s Monthly Made It Challenge with something from my own pattern that I’d offer to others to do what they please with (yes, they will have permission to sell)(ahahaha, reference to my last post).

Also, I got nominated for the Liebster Award! Yay 😀 this was given to me by Winne at her blog Poke’mon Crochet Challenge. As the title implies, she is determined to crochet all original 151 Poke’mon! She takes you through her projects, even offering patterns and tutorials. She’s got 24 down and still on a roll. Soon I will follow the rules of the award and pass it on.

Tomorrow is my last full week of school, then one final and a final project and its adios!
I will probably miss my Linguistics professor most, such a short quirky little guy, always humoring us with his morbid sense of humor and awkwardly true facts of life, I hope I have him again. I’ve gone all day with three hours of sleep, time to put this Millie Mouse to bed. I’m going to snuggle with my bear (going on 23 and still sleep with her, I have no shame in this) and look at the gorgeous round moon that’s out tonight.

Fly me to the moon, let me swing among the stars~

Frank Sinatra fan for life,
Millie