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!


Sunday, 26 February 2012

New Shop

I'm pleased to announce One Pink Hippo and I have opened our EssHippo Blythe Etsy Shop this weekend!

It's been along time coming, but I FINALLY got my photos edited and stuff listed. Here are a few of the things I've made for the shop...

Rainbow Poppeloff Earflap Hat

Beige Flower Helmet

Happy Rainbow Poncho

Mint Hat, Poncho and Flower Brooch set

Cuddly Bunny Earflap Hat

Don't worry - I'm still doing the EssHaych Pattern shop - nothing changes there :)

I hope you like the new shop!


Friday, 10 February 2012

Recent Projects

I recently finished quite a few amigurumi and crochet projects, so thought I'd share :)

First up I made this little doll for the craft fair I'll be taking part in in December

I called him Dorian :) When I was making him he looked like a 'he', but now I'm not too sure. So he's called Dorian - he can be a he or a she :)

Keeping the craft fair in mind, I wanted to start thinking about different things I could make. So I came up with this cat toy

It's just a ball with curly bits on the end. Inside there's some jingle bells :)

I got a lovely message on Flickr from the wonderful Christine about how much she liked my crochet stuff, and if I would be willing to make her some Jellyfish. I of course said yes, and in exchange for the Jellyfish I got 4 Domo Qees (They are my new obsession! I must crochet one some time!)

Christine really wanted a rainbow Jellyfish - it was lots of fun to make!

I've also been crocheting tons for Blythe. Me and my good friend OnePinkHippo are planning on opening an Etsy shop together, where we will sell our Blythe related things. Here are some things I've been making...

I've started a few things here and there too, including this amigurumi monster...

... and a bag I can carry my Blythe dolls in when I go to New York in May, which I can't find the picture of :P

Looking at that lot it seems I've been busier than I thought! It's nice to be crocheting again :)


Friday, 3 February 2012

Blog Award and Excuses

Hey all!

So sorry I haven't been round much. I had a real falling out with amigurumi and crochet last year. I don't know why - I think I just did so much that I over done it, you know? I also got interested in Blythe dolls, which kind of took up all my time - even though I did crochet for them a little.

But anyways, I have signed up to do the Brentwood Craft and Gift Fair again this Christmas, after a years break, so am back to crocheting. Yay! I should hopefully be back a bit more often now.

Also, I might introduce more things to my blog. My hobbies have changed over the past year, and I feel like I could be talking about more than crochet and amigurumi. So you might see some other stuff pop up from time to time too, like Domos, Blythe and other bits and bobs.

Right, back to what I came here for! I got a message today from the lovely Joan that I had been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award! Yay! Thank you so much Joan! :D So I am to follow the rules, which are:

1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6, Inform each one of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog

So, here's 7 random things about me:

1. My crochet project at the moment is a bag
2. I am going to New York in May!
3. I now have 18 dolls. This time last year I had zero!
4. I have lost 1/2 a stone since Christmas!
5. I have become much more involved with photography over the past year, and had to get a Pro account on Flickr :p
6. I'm attending BlytheCon UK this year with OnePinkHippo!
7. I rarely watch TV any more. I mainly watch DVDs

And here are my 15 blogs:

1. OnePinkHippo
2. Just Joan
3. EssHippo Blythe :p
4. 2:22am
5. Blybe, Basaak & CCE Dolls
6. Make A Mess
7. Once A Week
8. Sarah Dickson
9. G Baby Customs
10. Rosie Apples And Friends
11. q.D.PaTotieS
12. Umi's Corner :p
13. Blythe-O-Mania Untamed
14. Now, Voyager
15. CRSisters
16. Men Can Knit Too

I'm sorry if I missed anyone out :(

Thank you again Joan! I really appreciate it - especially since I haven't been around for ages :)


Saturday, 5 November 2011

Hey Ho


Sorry I haven't been around much, to tell you the truth I haven't done any amigurumi in over 2 months :( I've been giving crochet on the whole a break, but am now starting to find my feet again. I think my problem is that I'm not doing the Brentwood Craft Fair this Christmas, so I have no one to crochet for. I hope everyone else is getting on ok though!

Another reason why I'm popping by is to tell you that my brothers band that I mentioned in September, FTL, has been entered into a competition to support McFly on their upcoming Spring Tour! Every vote counts, so if you can please check out the McFly Battle Of The Bands page and vote!

Many Thankies!


Monday, 19 September 2011

New Listings

Like I said in my Zombie Bunny Hat pattern post last week, I like to make Blythe hats when bored. Well, I have been very bored lately sooooo... lots of hats! I have made so many that I have decided to put some up on Etsy and see if there is any interest in them :) Up in my shop now are...

Zombie Bunny Hat

Halloween Elf Hat

Skull and Crossbones Elf Hat

Red Flower Helmet

I have other hats sitting around my room, but thought I'd just put 4 up now :) I hope you like!