a few more i had a chance to work on.
the actual crochet stitches are not actually a problem for me now (except for the fancy stuff)..it's much more challenging getting the little finishing details right--which is nearly impossible for me, but these little guys crack me up anyway. i didn't expect that it would take pretty much no time at all to crochet up the bodies, but the attching and embroidery take more time (for me) than the acutal crocheting. i'm definitely embroidery challenged.
the bird and cats are from angry angels how bazaar threadhttp://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=213278.0
the saimaa ringed seal is from torrance's thread http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165404.0;all
(and here's the wikipedia on the saimaa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saimaa_Ringed_Seal
the ninja balls are my own pattern, my first! (i know, they're just globes with a pattern, knit in, but exciting for me nonetheless) inspired by little japanese keychains and cell phone charms i've picked up over the years.
i do wish that i'd picked bright colors instead of dusty colors. the dusty colors might have been ok for other projects but for these amigurumi i wish i'd done them in brights. so here they are:
Two Messed up cats. seriously, the faces are so messed up it's funny.
bird--the cats and the bird all turned out about 2.5X larger than angry angel's originals. hmmm.....
i had to take a picture of it in my hand because this was the first amigurumi i made from a pattern that came out in approximately the same size as the pattern's original. yippee. i couldn't quite get the flippers and the tail right but...after a few tries, this was as close as i was able to get.
the poor seal looks wasted. i guess i would be too if i were on the brink of extinction.
and the ninja balls. (my favorite because i didn't use a pattern)
thanks to all who take a look at my first projects.