Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Teddy bear

I've been working away on my teddy bear design and have finished his head so far. I only had to modify my intended design a couple times, 1st because the head was getting to long and tube-like and 2nd because I forgot to add the eyes and nose before closing it up! But I really do like how he turned out.

It is fun to discover that I have the skills to make something that is in my head come to life!

I stuffed the head individually, then sewed the felt face on using a blanket stitch most of the way, and then stuffed that a little as well. I used blush to color his cheeks and ears, and both eyes and nose are those nifty safety features where they look like a bolt and nut.

The rest of the bear is yet to be done, but I do have most of his big butt shaped, and one bottom leg made and attached. The only problem is I have run low on my yarn in that color, so now I have to put it down until I can get into my craft store!

Oh well, looks like I'll be making more owls :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

original designs!

In the midst of working on my teddy bear pattern, I decided to have my hand at making a tiny little owl.

Here is the result:

Not too bad for a first attempt? I think so! He's so cute and just about 3-4" tall. I posted a picture of him on facebook and immediately got a request from a friend of a friend to purchase him! 

So this was my official first sale of my own amigurumi. I mailed him off this morning, and I can't wait to hear what she thinks of him when he arrives!  It gets me even more excited to finally get my etsy shop up and  running. (I've only been talking about it for months now!) Just had to share :) 

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I have the extreme good fortune of living relatively close to my family (my sister, her husband, and my parents all live about a 2 hour drive away). So, I get to visit them on holidays and make regular trips, and it isn't a huge expense or burden to travel! This means that for the entire week of Spring break, I'm going to be with my mom and dad and sister's family! I get to play with my niece and actually contribute to her first easter basket, which is so fun!

This inspired me to crochet up a few things for my family including these two easter egg shaped amigurumi:

the bunny is for my niece, Molly

 the egg is for my mom's dog.
I know...pathetic that I crocheted a toy for a dog, but if you knew this dog, you'd understand. Trust me. 

I've had a lot of fun whipping up these real short little projects, cause they're just so darn cute!! You get maximum effect with minimum effort and time :) gotta love that, right??

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easter is in the air!

Here is one quick project whipped up for my niece's easter basket:

This is before I finished his other ear, but you get the picture...literally. :)
I used blush to color his cheeks and ears, and he's basically an egg with a face and bunny ears. 

This a free pattern I found on Ravelry by RoxyCraft blog, called Bunny Boo.
If you're in need of a cute easter project I highly recommend this one! 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Amigurumi Friday! (it's back!)

For today's amigurumi Friday I would simply like to share what I've been working on lately, and maybe ask some advice from you, instead of give it.

For some time now I have been contemplating writing my own patterns for amigurumi. It is a really intimidating thought that has taken me all the way to last night to get over the fears and doubts about whether I could really do it. Because last night I sat down and sketched a little teddy bear, with full intentions of crocheting him into life! I'm really excited to try writing my own patterns, especially because I won't run into the legality of copyrights when it comes to selling my products on etsy! :)

So far, this is what I have:

Have you ever written your own patterns? How did you go about it? 

I obviously drew mine out, and am writing down things as I go. Is there a better/more effective way to design an amigurumi? 

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I apologize for my absence. Quite honestly I have felt less than inspired to blog, and the circumstance of having no digital camera in the last two weeks has not helped. However, since my absence, I have gotten a decent amount of crocheting done on my granny squares, and have finished a doll for my niece. I have also purchased a new camera to document all the things that you have been missing out on!

It's a Nikon Coolpix L110, and so far I'm loving the quality and clarity of the images! See for yourself on some of my pics I've taken since getting it:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sorry folks

Things are running a little behind schedule! looks like we might have an "amigurumi saturday" this week!