Another baby-on-the-way project to share today—this one a #pregnant #avocado—appropriate as my daughter loves avocados! This one is from a free pattern by @sweetsofties, using 12wt cotton from @sulky and a 0.6mm hook from @tulip. She (the avocado!) also has a little display dome from a vendor called ZenRa on Amazon. It’s a fun patternContinue reading “It’s…a baby avocado!”
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special announcement: Yes, it is what it looks like! ❤️ My older daughter and her husband are expecting their first child, a baby boy due in August! We are all so excited and can’t wait to welcome him into our family. The things I makeContinue reading “Special Announcement!”
Cold-climate birds are on my mind as it’s still cold and snowy here. This tiny (2.5cm tall) puffin is from a pattern by @picotpals. Note the three-color beak detail! Made with my standard material and tool these days, 12wt cotton from @sulkythreads using a 0.6mm hook from @tulipjapan_official.
I’m going to call this “tiny #amineko” because he’s a lot smaller than the original version but not yet as small as he can go. There’s a special challenge in this as its characteristic for Aminekos to be able to cross their arms and fold their legs convincingly, and that means they can’t be tooContinue reading “Tiny Amineko”
Nick and Robbie
These are for Jack. But they are a surprise, so don’t tell him! Nick is Jack’s Guinea pig; Robbie was mine when I was a child. Made with @sulkythreads 12wt cotton and @tulipjapan_official 0.6mm hook.
Little grass frog
I’m moving back into truly TINY world today after visiting “merely small” world with the mini-Amineko in my last post. This half-inch frog is from a pattern by @ami_miniatura, made with @sulkythreads 12wt cotton with a @tulipjapan_official 0.6mm hook. Eyes are 1mm black glass eyes from HoneyQueenBee on @etsy. This fellow reminds me of aContinue reading “Little grass frog”
Today I’m sharing a classic amigurumi piece, the simple but expressive cat named #Amineko. He (or she) comes from a book published in Japan in 2005 by the author Nekoyama called “A Day in the Life of Amineko,” and in English as “Hello My Name is Amineko” in 2010. The pattern for the original AnimekoContinue reading “Amineko”
It’s a Silkie!
The Silkie chicken, at last, is complete, with several things learned and several things still to ponder. First, back to the topic of scale and abstraction. The chicken’s individual “feathers” (fuzzy teased plies from the original strand), though they have an nice overall look, are of course still out of scale with the tiny chickenContinue reading “It’s a Silkie!”
Micro-crochet Silkie chicken report: I’ve moved on to Plan C. This required plucking the chicken again. On the plus side, being able to remove hair/fur strands without destroying the crocheted structure underneath them is a useful skill. On the negative (?) side, I’ve now proven definitively that I possess that skill. Now I’m attempting toContinue reading “Fluffy chicken”
Feathering the Silkie continues
This is becoming a more complex project than I’d expected. But this happens so often that you’d think it’s what I would expect now. Anyway. The Silkie chicken is teaching me a lot. At this point I think I need to apply the feathers one section at a time, make sure that section has theContinue reading “Feathering the Silkie continues”