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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Amigurumi Tiger! (pic heavy) on: March 06, 2008 04:23:14 PM
Hey!! Here is a Tiger amigurumi i just completed for my nephew! The pattern was originally an Amigurumi Lion pattern from Lion Brand, that i just used the basic shape and designed a different tail and used different colors. Yarn used was Caron simply soft in various colors~

When i asked my sister what my nephew liked, she said Tigers and the color blue.. and we had so many different tones of blue yarn so i just put them together - i think he looks pretty darn cute! =D

Update: added whiskers so it looks more cat-like.




All done!!!

Some WIP pictures:



All the pieces separately before stuffing or details.



Starting to get some shape~



A nice picture of his tail in the back.



size comparison! Smiley

I'm really excited about sending him out now, i really hope he likes it! Also another huge thank you for those that offered me advice, i still have 4 more birthdays to craft during the rest of the year, so I'm gonna have my hands full! lol <3

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Gift Ideas for young boy? on: February 19, 2008 03:53:20 PM
Hey everyone!!

I have my nephew's birthday coming up in a few weeks, and I don't have much cash, so i was hoping to think of something nice to make for him. But I'm not sure what to make for a young boy?? He is turning 5 this year. I was thinking of asking my sister what kind of shows/characters he likes and maybe try an amigurumi, but what else could I try to make?

Also, if i do make an amigurumi, she also has a 6 and 2 year old in the house - should i try to get all cotton yarn or is acrylic okay? Any other tips for amigurumi making for young ones? all their birthdays are coming up this year... yay! Wink  lmao.

Edit: Oh i also forgot - anything I should keep in mind about filling them? I have cotton balls - do they hold up or should i use something else??
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Knitting Needle Roll gift~ (pic heavy) on: February 18, 2008 04:35:10 PM
it's been so long since I've sewed anything, but I'm really glad I did Smiley

When i saw my mom's drawer piled with knitting needles I knew something had to be done!! *i seriously had to tear the whole thing apart, there was so many needles and things she had been missing lol*  So i grabbed what I had available and got started!

 I just kind of winged it after seeing other's "roll" cases here on craftster. I haven't sewn in forever, but I think it turned out good when she saw what i had made Smiley



Here's the whole thing laid out. The outside fabric is actually a thick fabric for another project from years ago (that obviously wasn't done). The inside fabric was supposed to be used for a skirt originally, and its really nice because it has a sparkle/glitter to it you cant notice much in the pictures.

The yarn stitching probably looks a bit odd, but I honestly thought the thread wouldn't stay when i first started hemming the pieces. So i used the yarn, knowing it would be thick enough to do the job. I eventually figured out it was the needle that was causing trouble, so i used normal thread for the sides, but i kind of liked the look of the yarn so i use it again when i had to make the pockets. Cheesy Even though the pockets aren't even LOL but they're about 2-2.3in wide each. (Except the one on the far left for extra stuff, it's about 4in)



Lay the flap down to keep them all cozy! I actually intended for it to reach the pocket, but there were some knitting needles that were taller than expected! whoops D: but it still does it's job well~ *I need to add something so it stays down better though. since it crunches up sometimes when rolling*



Rolling action shot!!! Grin



All nice and cozy <3

I wasn't sure how to close it, but after seeing some other rolling cases again I realize where i can add the second ribbon to tie it up =D

It was a ton of fun to make, and I was really happy when my mom saw it and now she can't lose her stuff anymore! Yay~ Wink
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