Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chicky Leg

I have a deep affinity for the consumption of chicken - fried, barbecued, spicy, grilled, you name it.  That being said, when deciding to expand on my foodie keychains, I chose to make a happy fried chicken whom I dubbed "Chicky Leg" --

Not only is this the debut of my Chicky Leg, but I decided to introduce him on a more personal level by hosting a giveaway on my Facebook and Instagram. The random winners will be treated to my homestyle cooked Chicky Leg as well as my specially brewed Mugstached Beer. All entrants have two chances to win by following the directions exactly stated on the fliers, and must be done so through the respective Leesasaur accounts only.

Please be aware that if you repost the photo without sharing directly through my Facebook or hashtagging Leesasaur on Instagram, I won't know you entered. The giveaway closes on July 31st, 2013, and I will select the two winners at random. Best of luck! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kirb Your Hunger

How amazing would it be to have a pet Kirby? Not only would he be a cute bright companion, but he could swallow your enemies and help clean your room. I've done Kirby Mario, Kirby Yoshi and Kirby Pikachu, but before those versions could even exist, there needs to be a hungry Kirby. Thus, a Kirby inhaling was crocheted:

It's a Kirbivore! 

Happy to have this addition to the set, but still looking forward to completing more Kirby identities when I have the time!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Raccoon Mario

It may be thirty years old, but Nintendo Entertainment System is still one of my favorite systems to date. I spent hours playing games like Boy and his Blob, World Games, Barbie - but out of all the random games we owned, we never had Super Mario Bros. 3! That's why I loved going to my cousin's house on holidays when we would get to play his copy of it. The advancement in game play from Super Mario Bros. was amazing, but the most exciting aspect was Mario's power-up suits! 

I eventually want to make all forms of Mario, but I thought after doing regular Mario, and Fire Mario, the next version should rightly be Raccoon Mario.


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Modern Stone Age Doggy

Although it's fun and genius how they incorporated stone age animals in The Flintstones every day life, I always feel a little sad for them. The boar garbage disposal must get lonely in the dark under the sink, the mammoth vacuum cleaner probably had to suck up some disgusting things, and the bird record player could never choose his own music to play. But Dino, the Snorkasaurus, has the best life as a modern stone age doggy. He is so lovable and cute that even Fred Flintstone has a soft spot for him. So I was really excited to do a crochet commission of Dino!

This was one of my  favorite pieces to do and I already miss him a lot. I just ordered more of that pink yarn so hopefully when it comes in I'll have time to make a Dino for myself!

Friday, July 5, 2013

It's Electric

Building stock can be the worst! After consecutively crocheting only pokeballs, I was in the mood for a fun break. The most common Pokemon you'll find near power plants are Voltorbs who resemble pokeballs. Voltorbs are badass and evil looking, so it always amused me how their evolved form, Electrode, has this plain leering face. I haven't made anything for myself in a while, so I thought I'd have a little ball of creep (that I don't mind) to chill in my home!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


It took me a while to upgrade to a smartphone, and even though it's been eight months since having one, I know I still haven't utilized all of its capabilities. I leisurely use it to figure out where I am, check my email, play Simpsons Tapped Out, and upload photos to Instagram. It was only a few months ago that I started taking Instagram as a serious method to promote and share my art, and since it has proved to be very fun and beneficial. Photos launch directly to viewer's phones, so it's much quicker and simpler to get your message across to people. Because of Instagram, I've had the opportunity to meet and work with a very sweet girl named Nenah from the UK who asked me to make a replica of her cute dog, Luigi.

I was provided with a vast assortment of photos, which was extremely helpful, as well as detailed specifications. Creating the pattern was a frustrating feat that took a lot longer than I imagined, but Nenah's encouragement and stories about how special her dog is to her helped me push through it.

And what would a dog named Luigi be without his own Luigi hat!?

During the completion of Luigi, Nenah added an adorable puppy to her family named Mario, who I am so excited to make as well! Although I have already seen instances of users uploading my work without any credit, I'm grateful to have had such a successful Instagram connection, and look forward to more!