Monday, 1 September 2014

New For September

New in my shop this month I thought I'd try something different - hats! I've listed 3 so far, including a Rainbow Super Slouchy Beanie...

Blue Sparkly Slouchy Beanie...

and a human sized Punky Monkey hat...

All are available now in my Etsy Shop - I hope you like them!

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Rainbows and Octopi

Hi! Thought I'd share some bits I've been making with you, seeing as I haven't been blogging in a while  :)

First of all I made a Rainbow Puff Stitch scarf using Rina Artstain's Rainbow Cluster Stitch Crochet Scarf on Ravelry. Cluster Stitch /Puff Stitch?! Lol

Here's Miss Rainbow helping me separate all the different colour yarns late one night...

And here's the finished scarf

I really enjoyed the pattern - it was so easy to follow and as long as you know the Puff/Cluster Stitch you're not going to have any problems :)

I also made a matching Puff Stitch hat in rainbow colours, using my own pattern...

I'm all about Rainbows and Puff Stitch this month lol!

I've even been making Puff Stitch Blythe hats...

I had a break from all the puffiness and made a new version of my Mini Octopus Pattern

All that's different are the tentacles - instead of being individual they are just a big ruffle crocheted directly onto the bottom of the ami. And for fun I added a unicorn horn, so it's a Unipuss :P

Also at the moment I'm making some flower appliqu├ęs and am hoping to have a selection of sets available in my Etsy Shop soon, in various colours and sizes :)

So that's what I've been up to in the world of crochet. Hope you are all well <3 p="">

Monday, 12 May 2014

Etsy Shop Update

At the weekend I (finally!) listed some revamped patterns for some of my most popular ami's!

I'm happy to welcome back...

Jacob The Jellyfish
Stuart The Uniloomph

Apple and Cosy

All patterns listed above have had a PDF revamp and new model aim's made for the photos, though the patterns themselves haven't been altered. Just thought I'd mention this incase you already have these patterns and thought I had rewritten them :)

I hope to have some more favourites back soon, and some rewrites too :)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Sunday Night Crocheting

Been working on a new doll - with ears, a defined chin and a straighter back. Took a while, but I have the head and body finished now :) 

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Granny Squares and Updates

I made this mini cotton Granny Square cushion cover  back in December, thought I'd share :) I enjoyed using cotton, for a change, though I don't know if I will be using it for amigurumi as it isn't stretchy :( It's perfect for Granny Squares though!

Also I am still working on the new amigurumi patterns. I am going to get them all completed, then list the whole lot at the same time rather than list one at a time. I will keep you updated - thank you for your patience!

Have a fun weekend!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Hello, and a Confession...

Wow, 2 years since my last post?! Madness!

I'm so sorry I haven't been around. To tell you the truth I fell out of love with amigurumi for a bit - I'd done so much and basically got sick of it. I shut my shop and decided to focus more on my Blythe doll creations, which I'm happy to say has gone really well! So I'm still crocheting, but mostly hats and jumpers in miniature scale :P

But I'm starting to get back into amigurumi now though - I have had a few requests (and lovely comments!) about my patterns, so I'm in the process of re-vamping and rewriting them.  I have realised how many people appreciate the work I do with amigurumi, and it makes me feel awful for giving up so easily.

I will hopefully have old (and new!) patterns available in my shop by the start of May. I have already rewritten the Kokeshi Doll pattern, Tilly The Turtle and am in the kiddie of Jacob The Jellyfish. I have learnt a lot about crochet - it's methods and construction, over the past 5 years and am trying to incorporate them into my new patterns.

If anyone is reading this - thank you for your continued support and faith in me! I hope what I have to offer in the coming months will be worth it <3 p="">
In the meantime, if you would like to check out what I've been up to in these past 2 years you are welcome to take a look at my Blythe doll Etsy, Eriko's Emporium, and my Blogspot blog

Take care!