Typhlosion

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It has been awhile since I’ve posted anything new.  I’ve made a few projects but didn’t write down the patterns.  Since my husband and I are expecting our first baby in March, I thought I needed to post this before my time will be all focused on my little one.  I’ve been wanting to make Typhlosion for awhile now, my husband has been after me for years, but I never was motivated enough to finish him.  After several beginnings of new patterns, I finally finished this one of my Christmas break from teaching.  The flames are made by painting fiberfill various colors (red, yellow, and orange) and hot gluing them together and gluing them to the body.  I took a pair of scissors and shaped the fiberfill how I wanted the flames to look.

Click on the link below for the pdf pattern.

Typhlosion

A Huge Favor

Hey everyone, my husband (Beau, my felter and maker of sculpey things) is in need of your help.  He is trying to collect some data for a paper in one of his creative writing classes.  The more people that complete it, the better.  It is a 7 question survey and will take about 5 minutes to complete.  Your help would be appreciated.  Here is the link: http://ah-creations.weebly.com

 

AH! Creations Recipes

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Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients:

tortillas

1 large chicken breast

can of enchilada sauce (green or red)

1 1/2 cups of rice (uncooked)

1 can of corn

Cheddar or Taco cheese

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of crushed red pepper

1/2 teaspoon of cajun seasoning

1/4 teaspoon garlic

Jalapenos

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place aluminum foil in baking pan.
Cook the Rice per instructions on packing and add half the cajun seasoning to rice once finished cooking. Cook the chicken with spices and jalapenos in a large pan. Combine chicken, rice and corn. Stir. Let it cook together for a minute, then add cheese and turn off heat. Take tortillas and spoon mixture into tortilla and wrap the tortilla and place in the baking pan. Once all enchiladas are in the pan pour the enchilada sauce over top and then add cheese on top. Cover with aluminum foil and let bake 5-10 minutes. Serve with salsa and refried beans or alone.

This is a very yummy recipe that Beau came up with. Sometimes it is more spicier than the others, but it is always very good. This is one of the few meals we work together on because there is so much going on at once. I wish we made it more often.

Want more recipes like this? Visit the new Ah! Creations website with a few recipes and alot more to come.  Just click the picture above or visit http://ahcreationsrecipes.weebly.com/

Bowser

He’s finally done!  After years of pitiful pleading looks from my fiance, and months of work, I’ve finished my Bowser pattern.  As with everything Beau asks for this amigurmi had to have a lot of little details and since he’s Bowser he had to be pretty big.

This particular Bowser is modeled off of the more recent versions of Bowser (i.e. from Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart Wii).   I began working on him during the summer, off and on, until school started again.  This year is my last year of student teaching and I am there full time.  I have been so tired, I haven’t been able to do much crocheting.  I finally found some time this weekend to finish him up.  I hope you enjoy!
Materials

White, green, gold, silver, black, burnt orange, buff yarn

red white black felt

sewing needle

crochet g hook

Mouth balls*make 4-buff*

Round 1: sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4-5: *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 6: *sc, dec across next 2 sc* around (12)

Round 7: *dec across next 2 sc* around (6)

F/o.

Small Ball-buff

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 4: *dec across next 2 sc* around (6)

F/o.

Pipes x2-buff

Round 1: Sc 6 in MR

Round 2-5: *sc in each sc* around (6)

F/o.

Pipes-x3 buff

Round 1: *sc 8 in MR

Round 2-8: *sc in each sc* around (8)

F/o.

Head-green

Round 1: sc 7 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 4-5: *sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 6: * sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (28)

Round 7: *sc in each sc* around (28)

Round 8: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (35)

Round 9-13: *sc in each sc* around (35)

F/o.

Lower Jaw flap-buff

Round 1: sc 7 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (14)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (21)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (28)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (35)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)

F/O.

Collar (black)

Row 1: Chain 41 sc into 2nd chain from hook sc 39
more (40)

Row 2-3: sc in each sc* across (40)

F/o.

Shell (green)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc * around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (36)

Round 7: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)

Round 8: *sc 6, 2 sc in next sc* around (48)

Round 9: *sc 7, 2 sc in next sc* around (54)

Round 10: *sc 8, 2 sc in next sc* around (60)

Round 11: *sc 9, 2 sc in next sc* around (66)

Round 12-13: *sc in each sc* around (66)

Round 14: dc 3, 2 dc in next sc, dc 3, 2 dc in next sc, dc 3,
2 dc in next sc, dc 3 , 2 dc in next sc, sc 50

F/o.

Shell (white)

Round 1: sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round  3-?: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Continue until you can wrap it all the way around the shell and sew it together. Mine took about 60 Rounds.

Body-golden
Round 1: sc 6 in Magic Ring (6)
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 3: *sc in next, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)
Round 4: *sc in next 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)
Round 5: *sc in next 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)
Round 6: sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc around (36)
Round 7-8: sc in each sc around (36)
Round 9: *sc in next 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (42)
Round 10-12: sc in each sc around (42)
Round 13: *sc next 13, 2 sc next sc* around (45)
Round 14-15: sc in each sc around (45)
Round 16: *sc in next 8, 2 sc next sc* around (50)
Round 17: sc in each sc around (50)
Round 18: *sc in next 9, 2 sc in next sc* around (55)
Round 19: sc in each sc around (55)
Round 20: *sc in next 10, 2 sc in next sc* around (60)
Round 21-23: sc in each sc around (60)
Round 24: *sc in next 4, decrease in next 2* around (50)
Round 25: *sc in next 3, decrease in next 2* around (40)
Round 26: *sc in next 2, decrease in next 2* around (30)
Round 27: *sc, decrease in next 2* around (20)
Round 28: *decrease in next 2* around (10)
F/O. Sew together to close tightly, otherwise will be left with big holes from the decreases

Legs (golden-make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (30)

Round 6-10:*sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 11: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 (30)

Round 12-13: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 in front loop (30)

Round 14: sc 2 in front loop,(now through both loops) sc 2,
hdc, dc 12, hdc, sc 12 (30)

Round 15: sc 4, hdc, dc 12, hdc,  sc 12 (30)

Round 16-17: *sc in each sc* around (30)

F/o.

Arms-golden (make 2)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (24)

Round 5-11: *sc in each sc* around (24)

Round 12: sc 6, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sc 10 (24)

Round 13: sc 6, hdc, dc 6, hdc, sc 6, sc 4 in front loop
only (24)

Round 14: sc 2 in front loop, sc 4, hdc, 6dc, hdc, sc 4, sc
6 in front loop (24)

Round 15: sc 2 in front loop, sc 22 (24)

Round 16-21: *sc in each sc* around (24)

F/o.

Feet-make 2 (golden)

Round 1: 6 sc in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* (12)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 4: *sc 2, 2 sc in each sc* around (24)

Round 5: *sc 3, 2 sc in each sc* around (30)

Round 6: *sc 4, 2 sc in each sc* around (36)

Round 7: dc 6, sc 30
(36)

Round 8: *sc in each sc* around (36)

Round 9: sc 8, slip stitch, turn

Round 10: *sc8, slip stitch

F/o.

fingers-make 8-golden

Round 1:  6 sc in MR

Round 2-4: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 5: dc 3, sc 3 (6)

Round 6: sc 6 (6)

f/o.

Tail-golden

Round 1: Sc 6 in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (9)

Round 4: *sc in each sc* around (9)

Round 5: *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (12)

Round 6: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 7: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (15)

Round 8: *sc in each sc* around (15)

Round 9: *sc 4, 2 sc in next sc* around (18)

Round 10: *sc in each sc* around (18)

Round 11: *sc 5, 2 sc in next sc* around (21)

Round 12:*sc in each sc* around (21)

Round 13: *sc 6, 2 sc in next 2 sc* around (24)

Round 14-15: *sc in each sc* around (24)

F/o.

Shell Spikes (make 10)

Round 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)
Round 2:  *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (6)
Round 3:  *sc 2, 2 sc in next sc* around (8)
Round 4: *sc 3, 2 sc in next sc* around (10)
Round 5:  *sc 4,  2 sc in next sc* (12)
Round 6:  sc 5,  2 sc in next sc* around (14)
F/O

Hair x5 (orange)

Round 1:  4 sc in magic ring  (4)

Round 2: * sc,  2 sc in next sc* around (6)

Round 3:  *sc,  2 sc in next sc* around  (9)

Round 4:  *sc in each sc* around  (9)
Round 5:  *sc 2,  2 sc in next sc* around  (12)

Round 6:  *sc in each sc* around  (12)

Round 7:  *sc 3,  2 sc in next sc* around  (15)

Round 8-9:  *sc in each sc* around  (15)
Round 10: hdc 7 times (7)

F/o.

Belly-buff

Row 1: Chain 6, dc in 3rd chain from hook, and
each across (4) ch 3

Row 2: dc 3, 2dc in last dc (5) chain 3

Row 3: dc 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc 2, 2 dc in next dc (9) chain
3

Row 4: dc 8, 2 dc in last dc (10) chain 3

Row 5: dc 9, 2 dc in last dc (11) chain 3

Row 6-11: *dc in each dc* across (11)

Row 12: dec, dc 7, dec (9)

F/O.

Horns *buff-make 2*

Round 1: Sc 4 in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (4)

Round 3: *2 sc in each sc* around (8)

Round 4: *sc in each sc* around (8)

Round 5: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (12)

Round 6-7: *sc in each sc* around (12)

Round 8: hdc 6, sc 6

F/o.

Teeth x 10 (white) Fingernails x 8 (white) Toes x6 (white)

Round 1: *sc 3 in MR

Round 2: *2 sc in each sc* around (6)

F/o.

Arm band x4 (black)

Row 1: chain 26, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in remaining (25)

Row 2: *sc in each sc* across (25)

F/o.  Sew both ends together and wrap around arm.

Spikes on arms and neck band x25 (grey)

Round 1: sc 4 in MR

F/o.

Eyebrows x2 (burnt orange)

Round 1: 4 sc in MR

Round 2: *sc in each sc* around (4)

Round 3: *sc, 2 sc in next sc* around (6)

Round 4-7: *sc in each sc* around (6)

Round 8: *dec across next 2 sc*  (3)

F/o.

Upper brow x2 (burnt orange)

Row 1: chain 3, sc in 2nd chain from hook and last chain (2)

Row 2: 2 sc in each sc across(4)

Row 3:sc in each sc across (4)

Row 4: *dec across next 2 sc* across (2)

Row 5: *dec* across next  2 sc* across (1)

F/o.

Assembly

There is alot of pieces to keep track of.  I would get an experienced sewer to attach your pieces.  I probably won’t exlain this well enough but I’m always happy to help if you have a question after reading this part. Looking at the pictures will be your biggest help for placement.

I started with the the face.  I took two of the four bigger balls and sewed them together.  Then I took the smaller ball and placed it in the middle creating a nose.  The two small pipes are then attached to the side of the 2 big balls.  Afterwards, attach the last 2 bigger balls to the end of  the small pipes.  I then take the 3 big pipes and sew them together at an angle to form a curve for the lower jaw.  I then attached it to the big balls to create his mouth.  

I then attached the head to the mouth  and then sewed on the lower mouth piece to the bottom.  This is the whole head piece. I then sewed his neck collar to the head piece. Sit this aside.

I attached the finger nails to the fingers and the fingers to the arms. The arms were then attached to the body.  The toe nails were placed on the feet and then sewed on to the leg.  The leg was then placed on the body with the hdc facing away from the body.

The tail was then added .  The shell was attached to the white part of the shell and sewed on to the body.  The spikes were added later.  Each spike has an orange ring around them created by chaining until it wraps around the spike and sewing it on. 

Sew the head on to the body. Place the spikes on the side of the head and also chain around the spike. 

Sew the hair on to the head with a 1, 2, 1, 1, pattern starting from the bottom of the head coming up to the top.  Cut out the felt for the eyes and then place eyebrows on after.  The upper flap should be sewed on to the lower eyebrow.

The teeth should then be added to the mouth and the spikes should be attached to the ribs around his arms.  

I sewed in a red piece of felt into his mouth to cover up the stuffing.  You can add a tongue if you wish.   

The belly patch was the last thing added. 

I realize Bowser is hard to put together so I am going to slowly go through and re-make him following my pattern and adding picture of how I put him together for those who may want some extra help with assembly.

Connect the green head to the mouth.  Will have hang over on the back side.  Sew under mouth to close off gap.  Sew black collar on following the seam of the buff and green and then around the under side of the mouth.

The headd is attached on to the f/o. side of the body.  Leaning the head slightly forward at an angle.

Bowser is copyright Nintendo.

This pattern is an original pattern by Shelly Hedko.   Please do not claim it as your own. If you are the creator of this character, and wish for me to remove the pattern, just leave a comment or send an email. Feel free to print off a copy of the pattern for personal use but do not post it on your site.  Sharing is allowed, just please link to my site. Also, do not sell items made by these patterns, the character is copyright Nintendo.

The “A” in AH Creations!

 

     For a while now I’ve been posting things under the title of “AH! Creations”.  Some of you may already know the story behind that, but for those who don’t my fiance’s mother suggested the name to us, because his last name begins with “A” and mine “H”.  Put them together and you get “AH!”, as in aha.  It’s meant to bring to mind that moment of inspiration that leads to creativeness. 

Unfortunately for Beau, his side of the AH hasn’t been doing much that can get public attention.  It’s true he does the felt and sculpey work for my amigurumis, but that isn’t all he does.  He loves writing and drawing.  Some of you may also remember the first drawing he gave me is posted on this blog.  He’s done four years worth of other ones for me since then along with some for himself.  Since Summer = free time for us I finally convinced him to make a blog of his own to show off some of the stuff he does.  I hope you’ll all give it a look, his first post is about a novel he’s trying to get published and as a new, struggling, unpublished, college student writer he needs a little encouraging… or a lot.

Here is a link to his new blog= The other half of AH Creations-http://christiankid044.wordpress.com/

Beau’s Birthday

So I know I’m a little late in posting this, but my Mom will be glad I finally did.  Beau’s B-day was in August and I wanted to make him a nice cake for his birthday but was scared to try and conquer it myself, so I drafted my Mom into helping me create a cake that he would love.   I wanted to use fondant but it was way too expensive for  my broke budget, so I found a way to make marshmallow fondant, not as easy to work with but came out nicely.  It took around four-five hours to make and the end result is much better than I could have ever done by myself.  So I thank my Mom for helping me create these cakes, and making Beau very happy.  Yoda and the Indiana Jones Hat are sitting in our freezer, he doesn’t want to eat them!