My amigurumi deer is done! I'm so pleased and excited about my latest creation. I had been eyeing this pattern for weeks and finally broke down and bought it and I'm so glad I did. She was so fun to crochet and the responses I'm getting from her are overwhelmingly positive. Lots of ooohs and aaahs and baby talk!
She looks curious!
I used invisible thread to sew on the felt around her eyes, and inside her ears, and that was such a time saver. I was able to securely sew the felt on and the stitches can hardly be seen unless you are really looking for them. I was so impressed with the thread in fact that I went back and bought 3 more spools for future projects!! Invisible thread is an absolute must if you're going to embellish your Ami's! I found it to be a bit hard to work with, but the results made it soo worth it!
For those of you that just have to make one of these of your own, you can find the pattern for sale here: http://www.crochetcute.com/Fawn_Crochet_Pattern_p/pat02001.htm
I plan on making the little brown one next, followed by a "Rudolph", complete with red nose, for the Christmans Craft Boutique.
It seems that lately I am spending more time blogging about crochet, and surfing the internet for cool crochet stuff than I am actually crocheting! There are so many talented and creative crafters out there! I enjoy looking at other peoples ideas and work so much. Saying all of that to say, I ran across something today that I just have to share. Have any of you ever heard of an artist by the name of Jo Hamilton? I hadn't. He crochets portraits of people from pictures and his work is absolutely amazing! Take a look at these photos:
I can't imagine the talent and patience it must take to do something like this!
You can see more of his work at http://www.johamiltonart.com/.