Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Home again...

We're back from our trip to Chicago! We had a fun time hanging out with family and checking out the city.

While we were there I just couldn't resist picking up these handknit finger puppets from Ten Thousand Villages in Evanston.
Oh!... and last night I finished up the 'odd bird' that I started to crochet last week before we left.Thanks to all of the practice I've had making Ana's amis I was able to take a sketch from my sketchbook and turn it into a real toy! I can't believe I just picked up crochet a few weeks ago. What fun! Thanks for all of the advice and encouragement. I cannot believe October is already coming to a close! So many things to do and so little time!........

Monday, October 15, 2007

The lineup...

If you've wondered why I haven't listed any new sewn items in my shop lately... well... it's because I am currently addicted to amigurumi! I know I'll have to put down the crochet hook and get back to sewing soon, but I mean, look how CUTE!

These are all for my little guy. He seems especially fond of the bunny and the frog,... but the lion is my favorite. :)
I bought yarn for the little lion (Patons Shetland Chunky), but the others were all made from leftovers. There is something so satisfying about making something so cute with materials I have on hand.

The patterns are, of course, from Ana Paula's shop on Etsy. They are pretty easy to make and totally addicting (I couldn't resist buying the Pajama Bear pattern over the weekend)! I'm starting to understand how it works and am hoping to make some of my own original crocheted toys sometime soon. Otherwise, I'm planning to get back to the sewing machine next week when we return from our trip to Chicago... stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

More free patterns.....

Here's a great link to more FREE amigurumi patterns on the Web. (Mainly crochet patterns but a few knit as well) :)