Twinkie Chan has the sense of humor and knack for executing realistic-looking "food" just for fun and also for useful items. I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies. I adore my radish boa and my 6-year-old granddaughter insists that her mother wear the pizza scarf when they go out for pizza! She has dedicated her newest book, Crocheted Abode A La Mode, to keeping the home cozy and "yummy"with 20 food-themed crochet patterns that transform the adorable style of amigurumi to useful items for the house.
Admittedly, I am probably not fun-loving enough to appreciate Twinkie's creative spirit when it come to MY home decor. I don't have a strong need to transform my living space into something "delicious." However, if you are like me, try applying some of your own creativity to these patterns. Rather than used as a toiletpaper cozy, any child would love a crocheted birthday cake that becomes an annual tradition at party time.
|Birthday Cake Toilet Paper Cozy|
|Honey Bear Apron|
|Cherry Pie Seat Cover|
My favorite project is the Taco Pencil Case that can also be used as a handy hook pouch; and the pattern offers an opportunity to get your feet wet with felting if you've never tried it.
|Taco Pencil Case|