Last year I was asked to make a Star Wars amigurumi figure - I don't normally do commissions, but this was for the lady who actually played the character! Pam Rose appeared in the background of the Cantina in Star Wars as a beautiful, large-headed alien called Leesub Sirln. Here on her website you can see photos of the character, including one of her relaxing behind the scenes doing a bit of knitting: http://www.pamroseleesubsirln.com/star-wars---leesub-sirln.html
I made the figure in the same style as my other Star Wars amigurumis, so she's only 4 inches tall. It was interesting making the unusual head shape and hairstyle, and a bit fiddly trying to get some detail into the very skimpy costume. The mini Leesub was given to Pam at Christmas, and apparently she was very pleased with it!
Ever since I first started making Star Wars amigurumi, my husband has been asking, "When are you going to make Leia in a bikini?" Well, now I have. I must admit I wasn't sure if it would work in such a small scale (she's only 3.25" tall), but I'm happy with the way she turned out.
Once I made her I had to make Jabba. He's a pretty simple shape already, so it was hard to decide how much detail to include to keep the style similar to Leia, but I think I got it right. I don't really like Jabba, he's pretty disgusting in the film, but I find him quite cute in cuddly toy form!
I felt Jabba wasn't quite complete without Salacious Crumb, so I made him too. It was a bit fiddly to get him small enough so he's quite simple, but I think it worked.
I hope you like them, any comments or criticism welcome!
I was looking at the Chubby Gnomes (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=377623.msg4458475#msg4458475) I made a couple of years ago, and I realised that it would be easy to adapt the pattern to make a chubby little Santa. Once I'd made him I had to make him a little chubby elf to help him out, and now I have a cute pair of additions to my Christmas decorations. I hope you like them!
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Doctor Who. As a life-long fan I'm very excited, and so are my Daleks! They've been getting in the party spirit and they've even got their little party hats on.
You can download the pattern for the Daleks if you go to the first post in this thread. I recently noticed a small error in round 24 for the bronze/gold Dalek, and I've corrected the pattern, so even if you've already downloaded it you might want to do so again. You can find the very simple pattern for the party hats on my blog: http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/happy-50th-doctor-who.html
I'm working on various fantasy amigurumi characters, and this is the second set, Elves. I made four different Elves, with different looks to reflect the different kinds of Elves that appear in fantasy books, films and games, but with a simple amigurumi feel:
A warrior with long blond hair, a sword and a hooded cloak.
A sorceress with her magical staff.
An archer with a bow and a quiver full of arrows, and a cloak.
A princess with a long dress and tiara.
They're all about 6.5" tall and match with my previous Halfling characters (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423398.msg5032086#msg5032086). The main thing I had to work on was the hair - I didn't want to do separate strands as they just seemed too big compared to the scale of the figures, so I crocheted the shape of the hair instead. Two of the elves have long hair pulled back at the top and the others have medium length slightly shaggy-looking hair. I also had fun making all the accessories - they seemed to take on a life of their own when I posed them with their weapons!
I'm currently trying to work on some patterns of all sorts of fantasy races and creatures, and I've started with Halflings. Halfing is a fairly generic name for small (half-sized) humanoid creatures from various books, films and games which have their origins in folklore. Stories from many cultures feature the 'little people', such as hobs and brownies, who keep themselves hidden from humans but sometimes help with chores or play tricks on them.
I've made male and female Halflings - the male ones all have curly hair and two of them are wearing waistcoats. One has a jacket (see top photo) and the other has a hooded cloak. I made one with just a shirt and he has a little hat and scarf to wear.
One of the female Halflings is wearing a bodice and skirt, and has a hooded cloak as well. The other is in steampunk-inspired gear - I imagine she's an engineer or adventurer - with spiky purple hair and goggles.
I hope you like them, please let me know what you think!
Every year I've made slightly different versions of a mini monkey, but these ones from last year are the ones I'm happiest with. There's a little variation - you can make them long legs or use the alternative instructions to have them sitting down with their little feet sticking out. Either way they're about 2"/5.5mm tall, not including legs.
The little frog is made in a fairly similar way, but is even smaller, just 1.5"/4 cm tall.
Both patterns are pretty simple to make - there are no parts to sew on, you just have to embroider their eyes and mouths to finish them off. Click at the bottom of this post to download the patterns, and have fun with them!
I've been busy over the last few months crocheting all sorts of things, but not quite finishing a lot of them. Here's a couple of cute little mice that I've finally got round to photographing. They're pretty small, just 3.5" tall, the perfect size to fit in your pocket.
So, I finally got round to doing it recently. I've updated his Tatooine 'farm boy' look by making it a bit more detailed - it really is just layers of different tones of cream and beige, so it's hard to make it look distinctive, especially in such a small figure (he's only 3.5" tall).
Then I made him in his X-Wing pilot uniform - this is much more easily recognisable and I love the way this came out. I had to make the helmet too, though I couldn't think of a way to do the see-through green visor!
Finally I did his simplest look, the all black outfit he wears as a Jedi in Return of the Jedi when he confronts the Emperor. Of course, I had to make him a tiny lightsaber too.
I hope you like these three Lukes - he was always one of my favourite characters so I feel that I've done him justice now.
Here's my latest Star Wars amigurumi, Admiral Ackbar. I've always thought those Mon Calamari were a great design, so I'm really pleased that I finally got round to making him. He's not very big, just 4" tall, and I love his fishy little eyes!