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Free Pokeball Crochet Pattern

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A few years ago while prepping for a local craft show, I developed this Pokeball pattern, thinking it would be popular with kids (and kids at heart).  I made a total of six for that particular show, and sold every single one of them.  They've become a stock staple now, and each time I have them at a show I sell at least a few (if not all) of them. Not only do they sell well, they're fantastic attention grabbers too!  I typically display them in a large platter at the front of my table, and they've attracted numerous folks to my table.  I now know the favorite Pok√©mon of many children, who are excited that someone 'older' gets it.   I have been meaning to write up this pattern into a more legible form for some time now, and finally have managed to do it.  To give you an idea as to what the original pattern looked like, which I wrote down as I was making my first ever pokeball... Make sense to anyone else?  Or just me??  Haha! The full pattern i

Cosplay on a Budget - Lilo Edition

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From the time I first learned of cosplay, I have been intrigued by it.  Cosplaying is something I have wanted to do for several years, but I never truly felt comfortable enough doing so, for three main reasons.  The first reason was that I was too concerned with what others might think (more on that later on!), and the second was I was self-conscious with how I looked overall, due to my weight, to consider it 'doable'. Before I proceed, let me pause a moment to say that I completely and fully understand that cosplay is something that ALL people, regardless of body size, age, gender, etc., etc., can participate in and enjoy if they should desire and choose to do so.  I am speaking of my own experiences and feelings. Just so we're clear! The third, and final reason, was that everything I read about cosplay was that it was fairly expensive.  I am making strides towards being more responsible financially (which ain't easy), so the idea of spending large sums of mon