Mellony.

Why tere is a friendly face. Not the best kind of pictures but the best I have managed to get of her. She doesn’t neither on my window pane nor in my mini studio-box.¬† Maybe someday I will somehow get some better ones. I’ll definitely show them then. Maybe when there is enough temperature and light just to take her outside.

She is the largest of amigurumies I have ever made. Haven’t measured but approximately 45cm if I may guess. She is made of a soft acrylic/viscose yarn. Can’t put the name on it but it feels quite good in hand and is easy to work with. Maybe if I could find the label I’ll tell you.

The pattern is from Stitch. I had it bookmarked for a very long time as I didn’t had the kind of yarn I wanted her to be made of. I had a great luck with these materials finding on sale in a basically grocery store. Although, I now remember (as I don’t have her with me at the moment) the purple, orange and white yarn are actually cotton. The purple one is somewhat thicker and white one finer but as I used the same crochet hook all along it looks just fine. I remember thinking that I’d have liked the dress to be made of some finer yarn but then it wouldn’t have fit as it is quite snug already.

According to the pattern the purple trims should be done the same way as the orange on the shoes but I didn’t get it while I was doing it in the first place. It didn’t look bad enough to tear it up though. Although I have been thinking more than once that maybe they should be the same way after all I have been to lazy to take any actions. I also remember I removed the “thumbs” as I couldn’t make them to look neat enough. I think she looks just fine without them.

I like that she always has some clothes on. I guess you could crochet the clothes in separate pieces but that just might be too bulky. The brown yarn for the hair is a cotton from the same line as the purple one. I used almost all of the skein. At first I had it tied with two strands of the yellow yarn but once I bought some ribbon I gave her the bow-ties too. As you may have seen some on the other fellows I have made. I also added ribbons and ties on her stockings in kind of a lacy way.

The eyes are the only safety eyes I have used as she has been the only one big enough to carry them out. The mouth I embroidered with some red yarn piece and the buttons are actually wooden beads – bigger on the shoes/slippers and smaller on the dress. They came with some sort of vintage lamp-shade making kit I once thrifted.

I like making really tiny amigurumi and I thin they look adorable. I really like that they get finished almost always on the same day I started them. I like that I can make many of them with same supplies. Saying all this I still think that she over here is one of the best work I have done. I am really pleased with the results. I used many skeins of yarn almost fully and used many hours working on her. She just is somehow special for me. And she deserves better pictures than these!

This is the final piece I made pictures of on that day. I have some more items but not all of them look neat enough as they are the ones I started making amigurumies with. Next one should be one of my own patterns if everything goes on according to plan.

Toothless.

Many of you may have already met this fellow. His name is Toothless and can be seen on an animation movie “How to Train Your Dragon“. I really enjoyed seeing it and once I stumbled upon the crochet pattern of Toothless aka Night Fury I absolutely knew I had to make one. I gifted him away but he still stays rather close to me.

The pattern belongs to Sarselgurumi. I just made a little change crocheting one tail fin with red yarn (as the prosthetic) and also included two “straps”. I really hurried with the pictures as I didn’t want him to get too snowy and wet and forgot to take a shot of the tail in details. You can still give a glimpse of it in the blur. ūüôā

He is made of 100% acrylics – yarns, stuffing and the felt pieces as eyes.

I really like him. Maybe it’s because I am kind of a dragon myself (according to Chinese Astrology). Secondly it seems particularly appropriate for the Year of Dragon although he was finished far back in august. These are still the very first pictures of him.

I think he actually enjoyes being in the snow, don’t you?!

Happy Year of the Dragon!

Gily-girl doll.

I am completely hopeless in making up names. Nothing ever seems right to fit if anything comes up at all. In other words I guess I’m declaring out kind of a name-making contest here – if you have ideas then don’t be shy to tell.

This is the chiquita I made from Wayuki’s pattern. There are some variations for making two. I mixed them up a bit and she got to see the light of day.

Made of 100% cotton with 2mm hook plus some wiggly plastic eyes and ribbons as bows.

To tell the truth these positions of her on the pictures are the only ones she can do on her own. Besides lying down. Her extra long and slim legs are just not sturdy enough to keep her up. She really looks and feels fragile to handle, just so tall and thin.

She has white tunic-dress, white “boots” and pink “stockings”. The last are not so easily distinctive but the color changes should mark them. The hair is stitched on the head along the middle line. I decided she needed some kind of accent so I added the purple ribbons. What do you think?

I quite like the way she turned out. I guess she is none the kind practical and I’m not even sure if she is playable (for children) but nevertheless I think I succeeded here.

ETG.

This is ETG or Extra Terrestrial Giraffe. Originally¬†¬†it was yellow and brown as giraffes usually are but a) I didn’t have a good yellow, b) I never want my stuff to be exactly the same as someone¬†else’s.

He is made 100% of cotton + the plastic bead eyes and some synthetic material ribbon as a bow-tie. He looks sharp and kind of solemn. He really is a fun guy.

As I referred, this too is not yet one of my own patterns. I am thinking the first of thoroughly my creations will surely come with instructions.

I really enjoyed making him as the G-B Wolle Bio-Baumwolle cotton yarn is utterly amazing. So smooth and firm at the same time. It is also a bit thicker kind of cotton yarn than the ones I usually find. So far whenever I wanted to make something bigger (say with a 3mm hook) I had to switch to acrylic. Cotton feels so much better and suits more to toys as well. My current favourite yarn.

Do any of you have a specific kind of yarn/product you like to use and work with?

A chih.. um.. puppy!

This tiny fellow is only about 5cm tall. I really like small amigurumi and this happened to be the evening I decided I want to make and finish something. Only just I had also bought the creme brown-speckled yarn.

He was supposed to be a chihuahua (by Cute Amigurumi) but mine doesn’t¬† look like one in my opinion. Not that I’m complaining, I like that he just looks like a puppy. In my opinion a grown dog should be at least about 0.5m high (to its back).

It appeared he too liked to sit in the snow. Although I still made a few shots in the mini studio and in a small box with gnomes(?) printed inside.

He too is 100% of acrylic. I even decided to cut out the super-tiny parts from felt for the eyes as the wiggly ones didn’t suit at all! I also like how his little tongue sticks out on the top picture. Currently he has a home in the exact same box as in the middle there with some other amigurumi friends of his.

Owlie

Here is the first really amigurumi. At first I’m just showing you some stuff I have made from others patterns as learning the thing. Later on you will be able to see more of my own creations. Stay tuned!

Meet Owlie. I actually made him last year but only now I managed to take the pictures. I like the way he looks in the snow.

I planned on taking shots in my mini studio-box but since the snow came down I had a better idea. I used my window ledge and it worked perfectly. The third floor window is high enough for the background to be indistinct.

The fellow itself is made of acrylic – yarn and stuffing, a little cotton fabric piece and a fleece piece (the beak) + the beads for eyes. You could use the safety-eyes too but there is nowhere to buy them smaller than 9mm in Estonia as much as I have seen. There are some wiggly-eyes attachable with glue but they don’t fit on everywhere and I don’t dare to use them on baby’s toys.

I like the neon green and bright red on him, the contrast looks neat. The flowery pattern calms it down just enough.

The pattern belongs to bitOwhimsy.

Feel free to comment either on the owl, amigurumi in general or maybe my blog appearance. I have some changes in mind but haven’t found the way to carry them out. Working on it!

PS! Notice the “+follow” button on the bottom. ūüėČ

Not ami.

Definitely not amigurumi but I made these in a challenge mode. My deed for January. If all goes well I might be able to do something else too. If anyone happens to be curious on how I made these (really simple) I think I’m still able to write down the pattern but it varies depending on the mug’s shape and size. These are both 0.5 litres.

I made some pictures of my latest amigurumi too. They will have to wait for the next post(s).