Many, many moons ago, I asked my best friend Cayden to find and gradually feed me a mystery crochet pattern. That resulted in my very first mini alien plushie, in July 2010.
Since then I have made more of them.
In varying sizes.
For lots of reasons.
For friends and family. Nearly everyone I know has at least one.
To sell at school fairs. The kids love them.
I absolutely love it when a child drags their friend up to my table saying “this is the lady who made my little alien”.
After a while, I realised that I was going to be making a lot of these little guys, and I started keeping count.
At the time, I was tracking every project I did on Ravelry, so I could go back and get an accurate count of how many I had made up to that point.
And I kept keeping track.
In 2019, I made my 300th mini alien.
THREE HUNDRED of the fluffy little beasties.
Naturally, I gifted that alien to Cayden. Since then I’ve made at least two dozen more, and I will continue to make them. I know the pattern so well by now that I don’t even really need to think about it. It’s the perfect craft for watching movies with.
My home is filled with boxes and boxes of them. I’m stocking up for a future plan that may involve hundreds of them, with any luck. But I do sell them still.
Note: if you’ve counted, there are not actually 300 mini aliens in the pictures on this blog. It would use up a LOT of space to include pictures of them all. But here are a few more, because they’re adorable.