What is it about summertime that I’ve become interested again in spinning yarn? I first gave it a whirl last summer and I’ve played with it randomly through the year but last week I truly got the urge to make use of a big bunch of fibre my mum had given me. Continue reading
A year and a half ago I randomly made a crochet duck for one of my nieces. It was a green duck. To be honest, I simply began an amigurumi shape with green yarn and after a short while I decided it would be a duck. I was hesitant about giving it to my niece because… well… it was a green duck. Continue reading
The placement of eyes and other facial features on an amigurumi animal or person can define the mood of the character. There are tutorials around about placement and styles so I wanted to show how I test the placement of eyes on my amigurumi before I sew them. Continue reading
Earlier this year I started playing with amigurumi patterns, and after I’d tried a few and figured out some of the more effective techniques, I tried out the free pattern from Make Craft for the Crochet Spring Bunny. I made two bunnies in the favourite colours of a friend’s twin 3 year-old girls and the bunnies have seen so much play that the red one disappeared on an adventure somewhere and there was need for a replacement. Continue reading
It’s time to start preparing some upcoming birthday gifts for children whose birthdays all cluster together. The first gift was inspired by this flickr photo of crochet pencil cases.
My pencil case was intended to look like a monkey but the more I stare at it, the more it looks like a koala! Or a creature with a smiley badge attached to its nose. Continue reading