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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Amigurumi Chick Scrubbies

Here's a batch of chick scrubbies that I crocheted. They measure between 6 1/2" to 7 1/2" around (depending on the size of the pot scrubber) and are about 3" tall. These chuncky little fellas are so colorful and durable, made from 100% cotton and stuffed with a nylon pot scourer so that they can withstand water and rubbing without falling apart or clumping up.


They can be used to wash your dishes or to scrub your face. Because they are so durable and sturdy, they would also make an excellent sloughing aid in place of a loofa. You can put them in the washing machine on warm (not hot) and either air dry or use the lowest setting in the dryer due to the nylon scrubbie inside.

I'm going to list these in my shop today and then make some bee shaped ones for the Honey Bee Festival.

My neighbor, Betty, who had the surgery is slowly, but surely, recovering. It just takes time! She got a good check up report from her doctor, even though she is getting impatient with herself. She's such a sweet person. She made me this flower arrangement today because she knows I've not been happy lately. I'm upset with the heat, my missing shade tree that is keeping my AC running day and night, struggling to keep it at 75 degrees in here (yes, it even kicks in at midnight) and my body is covered in mosquito welts. My left eyelid is swollen up (I look like someone punched me in the face) and my other eyebrow and forehead has welts - all from the mosquitoes. I'm not a happy camper.

Last night around 11:30 pm I heard some strange noise outside and saw the truck drive through the neighborhood that the city sends out to spray for mosquitoes. It's really bad, even people who not normally are bothered with them, are complaining. We've had so much rainfall that the mosquitoes are especially happy and plentiful.

Betty, my friend and neighbor, made a flower arrangement for me this morning. She has a big Magnolia tree growing out back and my friend, Bobby-Jack, brought it over for her. Apparently Bobby was going to bring me just one magnolia flower, but Betty made an arrangement with it. Wasn't that sweet? I wanted to cry. Heck, I been wanting to cry for a while now and this is my perfect excuse (know what I mean?)

Off to do some more crocheting and later I have to pick up some more well water from my friend, Arlene, who allows me to come over and get as much as I want. I also need more cat food for the strays. Right now it's actually kind of breezy and it looks like we may have a little rain...I love the breeze, keeps the mosquitoes at bay.

Here's Middi checking out the flower arrangement. I know I don't post about her much, but I love her. She's a good kitty cat. I just wish I lived in a place where she could be outside because I know she really wants to.

I'll just keep on crocheting and I must tell you how therapeutic that has been for me. Even if I never sold another thing, just the act of crocheting and creating something is a wonderfully rewarding and satisfying experience!
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Anonymous said...

I do the same thing with mosquito bites. They keep me indoors a lot more than I'd like to be. The chick scrubbies are so cute. What a terrific idea.

Love the bouquet. I can almost smell it from here.

gin said...

have yourself a good cry, I do know what you mean. The flower arrangement is lovely. And those little birdie scrubbies are so cute. Hope all your welts and eye swells and mosquitos go away!! Hang in there.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Doris, I am going to try to rig you up something I have for my cats. It's a series of those mesh pop-up laundry holders that I have end-to-end, like a tunnel. My cats can set outside (in the shade) in it and enjoy, without being loose. The Dollar Tree has them for $1 and I will be hoping they get more in soon as they are "out" at the moment.

What a lovely arrangement. You go ahead and cry, get it out, or it will make you heartsick. Hang in there.

AZBelle (Sandy) said...

Oh your little chickies are so adorable! I know what you mean, even if I have no one to make something for I make it anyway... just the sheer joy of creating something I guess! You hang in there...wish I could give you a big hug :)

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doris! LOVE all your new scrubbies! They're adorable, and I can't wait to see the bees, when you get them done! Love the flowers that your friends brought to you, and I DO know how a good crying jag can sneak up on you... so best to just go ahead and do it in a planned setting and time, and not by surprise, in the middle of McDonalds or somewhere! (0; Hope those mosquitos are leaving you and Gizzy alone! ((hugs)) ~tina

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Doris, those chick scrubbies are adorable! Love the floral arrangement, too.


Keri said...

Love the adorable little chickies! I have a passion for making little scrubbers and tawashis. They're easy and good for some quick fulfillment!

So sorry about your mosquitoes. We've got the same problem here in Okla. It's just another reason I HATE summer in Oklahoma . . . mosquitoes and horrid TICKS!!! I try to remember that God created everything and for a reason, but for the life of me, I can't think why He would want to give us those awful blood-suckers!! UGH!!

Silke said...

Liebe Doris, well, that little yellow chick just has to come live with me. He'll look so pretty in our yellow and blue kitchen!! These are just wonderful!

And the arrangement you got is wonderful. So sweet of your friend.

Hope you are feeling better!! Love, Silke

Samantha G said...

Such a pretty arrangement! Last night I found what appears to be a tiny magnolia flower- the tree it came from must be in the magnolia family, I just have never seen this kind.

I love when you share pictures of Middi. It brings back memories of my kitty midnight- in a good way!

Molly said...

Doris we all need a good cry every once in a while, so don't worry about it. I LOVE your little chicks, they are so cute, and what a great idea. I also make items even if I have nobody to give it to, I put it up in a large suitcase for that unexpected gift need. You stay strong and we are all here for you.

glor said...

Your little chicks are just too cute for words. Great work on them. I have to hop over and check out your store. Your magnolia arrangement is beautiful. How sweet of your friend. I would have cried too! (and yes I know what you mean!) You have a wonderful evening.

retdairyqueen said...

Oh I love your little chicks So cute
I cant crochet but do like the results a lot
Flowers are beautiful

*Ulrike* said...

Those scrubbies are totally cute!! That is bad about the mosquitoes although there has been quite a bit of rain. Have you tried dabbing some vinegar on the welts? It does help. Hope it gets better soon!