There's no place like home! For the past week I've been out of town caring for my mother and while I loved spending the time with her, I sure am glad to be home. Mom is very old fashioned. I mean really old fashioned. She doesn't own a microwave....much less a computer so I've been MIA from internet land for a whole week!! I was starting to go thru withdrawals. Lol. I logged on from my cell phone, but it's just not the same. However, not being able to be online 24/7 was good for my craft fair preparations. I got several Amigurumi babies done. Mom went nuts over the Ami's, as did everyone I showed them to. I always got the same reaction when I said I was doing "amigurumi crochet". They'd say, "you're doing WHAT??" When I pulled them out of my bag and showed them off the reaction was also always the same.....they loved them. I saw these yarn babies online the night before I left and I fell in love and bought and downloaded the pattern to take with me.
This was my first completed baby, who is now living with my Mom. Mom was mesmerized and fascinated by the whole process. From the time it only had a faceless head and a limbless little body, until I put the finishing touches on it!! Sooooo, I gave it to her and she was so thrilled. She named the baby "Angel" and took it everywhere with her. It did my heart so much good to make her that happy. She's been thru alot since my Dad died last year. They had been married 58 years, so as you can imagine, Mom is lost without him. Any happiness I can bring her warms my heart.
Next I made my Snow Baby.I made her just a little different, partly on purpose and partly accidental. First, her head is way too small. Their heads are suppose to be disproportionately large, and this one wasn't!!
I was low on polyfill and even tho I stuffed and stuffed and thought it was full enough, I know I could've stuffed more. I had no idea it would make that much difference. But I was still happy with the outcome so I left it alone. I also gave her longer ears, and a little "tie" for her hoodie.
Next I made a hot pink one. (After a quick trip to the local Walmart for polyfill.) This one I made a little bigger, just for experiment's sake. All I did was use a larger hook! I think these babies are precious and I know I'll be making many more of them before the craft fair.
I made a baby harp seal for my snow baby's pet. This was my first venture at "free handed" amigurumi. I didn't have a pattern for this one, but I had seen a picture of one, so I "eyeballed" it, so to speak.
I had to pull it out here and there and start over to get the shape right, but when all was said and done I was quite pleased with the finished product.
If you're interested in making one you can order the pattern here:
or get a free one (it's a little different, but could be "tweeked") here:
I'm thinking once I learn the different body "shapes" it would be easy to design my own little ami's by mixing and matching from free patterns, the head from one pattern, the body from another pattern, etc.
I'm currently working on this little snail. I got the pattern from "Knotty's Amigurumi Blog". I love this blog by the way! I should finish her tonight!
That's all for now.
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