Thursday, 12 January 2012

Amigurumi

Well I have been for days pulling my hair out over patterns of amigurumi,I have completed 2 full body projects,One being a very oddly shaped loopy ear bunny and the other a purple little baby bear whom I have grown attached to I have found that sewing the eyes on has not given the cute or kawaii appeal to them so have ordered some amigurumi safety eyes so at a small price to see how that works.I send my free time working on the projects and I want to keep trying at them to get into the swing of the shapes and patterns lucky for me there is a abundance of patterns online and I can save or download them,Also this time passing activity keeps me out of mischief and keeps my thoughts on track with the project at hand of focus.
I Ordered some Cute Panda stuff the other week a cute top socks and keyring as well i ordered a Tare-panda aka Lazy panda which I'm still waiting on to come in the post,I will have to leave the house at some point to also get more wool but like every one else money is very tight so I have been using scraps and cutting up old tops and removing buttons,I will have to look into other materials if i wish to make lots more amigurumi cuties as id like to get them adopted at a small price by others where you get your amigurumi,Its name and Bio.Just a fun cute idea that's been playing in my head as well on a more magical note i was thinking about when stuffing the amigurumi adding herbs to their stuffing in a fabric bag,not sure the exact idea as of yet but again its just an idea. Any how not much witchery has been done again because this has taken alot of my time up.
So here is Agate the purple Bear he is rather cute and cheeky and his birthday is on the 12th Jan.He likes cuddles and the colour white and loves a cuppa tea in the morning!He is not for adoption just yet x
Until we merry meet again
Aura

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Crafting Japanese style

Last year i painfully tried to learn how to knit and gave up after trying for weeks and then i desided to try Crochet,I ask my Gran for some books which I read and failed to follow what on earth they were on about!I was ready to give up but i really wanted to learn Amigurumi which is Japanese for knitted stuffed toy so its Japanese Crochet,Stuffed little animals that are utterly adorable and looked easy to make,HAHA so i thought.In the end i was getting no where fast only could chain on my wool,I took many weeks and attempts to try and get it but failed each time.
(sample of Teddy bear cupcakes.)
So Yesterday I decide hey its a new year and why not give it a other try,With my love for all thing Japanese and cute or should I say Kawaii things I didn't want to give up,My other half was impressed with my devotion to learn and keep trying,as well as hiding under a rock in case I happened got it wrong again and threw my craft needle right at at him in a fit of rage LOL.
So there I was sitting watching you tube videos over and over to learn and after hours of this I took the jump into the deep in to make a simple bunny blob shape critter,Dead cute.
However come the early hours of 1am and 2am I gave up and went to bed.
(2 cute bears)
That night my mind did not rest at all and I kept having the vidoes still playing in my head not a good way to get some sleep!So next thing im up at the crack of dawn and I start again with the deacation to get it to at least something that looked like the blob bunnie....I have know successfully made 2 bunnies and currently working on a new pattern.I am hoping with pratice i will be able to make more and more at ease and make diffrent ones for my Witchlet!
My Blob bunny below.

Till we merry meet again.
Aura