Friday, April 13, 2012

Amigurumi


You might remember seeing Beth at Visions of Sugar Plums post about these cute little buns on last weeks FOF Blog Hop. I thought they were so cute that I wanted to make up a bunch myself. This is what's remains after the little (and not so little) kidlettes adopted their own bun to take home. This batch will be posted off to my little goddaughter. I know Easter has passed, but who doesn't love a little bun?


I had so much fun making the bunnies that I decided to branch out. Another tiny friend of mine is absolutely crazy about T-Rex, and when I couldn't find a pattern I liked I decided to make up my own. These are the first amigurumi (ah-mee-guh-ROO-mee) I've ever made, I have friends who love these little stuffed, crocheted toys, I see tons of their favorites over on Ravelry and I'm beginning to see why! They are super fun to make and a great way to use up scrap yarn.


He's a thoughtful little T-Rex, thinking deep dinosaur thoughts. I'm sure if I send a little bun along in the parcel, he wont chomp on it...right?

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Blessings Friends, I hope you have a delightful weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Making Tiny

I love making tiny things and a friend's new little doll was the perfect excuse to dive into making teeny tiny little clothes. My friend Marilyn is an avid doll collector and she recently added a petite 4" tall, ball jointed doll to her little doll family. The doll you see pictured is my slightly taller (and far, far, less costly) model doll.

Last night I added a fashionable ruffle cuff sweater to the parcel of doll clothes I'll be sending along. I need to find some tiny pearl buttons.

This was actually the first item I made, I love this apple green color! I added a row of tiny seed beads, they're not so easy to see in the photograph.

Wednesday night it was ruffle bottom knit leggings. I hand dyed some mohair/wool blend Jagger yarn so that I could have a self striping yarn. I'm still patting myself on the back for getting the color bands on each leg aligned!

Of course I had to make something a little faeriesque, lots of gauzy layers and sparkles in this one.


My prototype denim jacket turned out a little too big for Marilyn's doll, so I made a smaller version in pink (In the first set of pictures)

So there you have it, my adventures in making tiny clothes. It was so much fun! In the beginning I felt like I had baseball bats instead of fingers. I told my friend, what I need is a fairy sized sewing machine and some of that magical potion from Alice In Wonderland, but I sort of got the hang of it. And while they may not pass inspection by the critical eye of a professional seamstress, I think they'll do.

Also, I wanted to update you on the fairy tale yarn I received. The story my swap partner spun for me was, The Elf Mound, you can click over and read the version she used when creating the yarn she spun for me if you like.

Have a fabulous weekend!
Blessings Friends!

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