Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Chica, Version 1.2

Hey all!

I hope everyone had a nice New Year and that 2015 is going well for you so far! I have been busy working on my new workspace (pics to come) and a few custom orders have come my way too, so I've been quite busy :)

You may remember in this blog post from November I made a Chica from Five Night's at Freddy's amigurumi. I was pretty happy with her, but wondered if I could improve her in any way, so I designed a newer version...


I like this version as she is free standing and more posable than the original...


...who is stuck in a sitting position.  I'm not sure which one I ultimately prefer - I will make a few more characters in both styles and see which one is better across the board :)

I hope to update more regularly this year - I checked my stats page a little while ago and was shocked I still get so many visitors, even though I don't post anywhere near as frequently as I used to. I really appreciate your continued support, and have pledged to be more active on my blog and Facebook Fan Page too, with updates, how to's and more free patterns. I hope when I am back in the swing of things I can do another giveaway as well - the last ones I did were so much fun!

Anyways, bye for now - and take care!






Thursday, 4 December 2014

Christmas Crocheting



Been busy making Christmas gifts the past few weeks, so I enlisted the help of my little friend, Apple the Byul Doll :)

Sunday, 30 November 2014

A New Friend...


Is it a monster? Is it an animal?!! I'm not sure yet, but he'll be ready soon <3 p="">

Thursday, 27 November 2014

A Question For You...

Hey!

A little while ago I added some other bits and pieces to my Etsy Shop, including some Kandi Bracelets, Hama Bead Coasters and hats and scarfs...




I really like making new things and branching out from crochet, but I can't help but feel my shop looks, well, a bit confusing?! Does anyone know what I mean?! 



So I just wanted to ask if anyone had an opinion on it. I don't know whether to keep it strictly amigurumi and start a new shop of the other bits and pieces, or put everything into this one shop. I feel like I gathered a nice following with the amigurumi side of things - for which I am so grateful, and don't in any way want to lose or alienate - and although I want to make other things, I'm wondering if I should have kept the shop to ami's only. 

Any suggestions/comments are most welcome, negative or positive. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Chica and a Knobbly Jellyfish

Hey! Thought I'd update with some bits I've been making lately on the amigurumi front :) 

Has anyone played Five Nights At Freddy's? If you have, you should have a pretty good idea who this little guy is. But if not, Five Nights At Freddy's is a very popular game that's exploded onto the gaming scene over the past few months. It's basically about you playing as a security guard at a kids pizza chain restaurant, and things go, well, a little bit wrong with the animatronic characters after hours.

Although I haven't actually played the game myself, I love watching others play it on YouTube, especially Markiplier - he's so funny and always seems so enthusiastic about what he is doing. You can check his channel and the game itself out here.

Anyways, I thought I'd make a little Chibi Chica the other night, and this was the result...



She's a lot less scary than the original lol! I think with a little tweaking I may type up the pattern and make it available in my Etsy Shop, we will see :)

Also I have been working on a revamp of Jacob The Jellyfish; here he is half finished...



As you can see, I've added some puff stitches to the head/body piece, to make a knobbly effect; and also some gathered rows of lace trim for extra fluffiness. For the tentacles I will be adding some clear pony beads, so it looks like bubbles.

I'm always looking for new ways to update old patterns of mine - so instead of rewriting them completely I have been trying to add some other materials and elements to the design, to give people more of a challenge/something other to do apart from crochet the entire piece. I hope to have the pattern available by the end of the year, along with some other revamped favourites :)

That's all for now! Take care, and Happy Crocheting!