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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Grahh! Flat circle won't stop going ruffly! on: February 13, 2014 07:06:47 PM
I am not familiar with the pattern but my first guess upon  seeing it is too many increases.  It looks like rnd 3 you are still *inc around* instead of *inc, sc* like you typically see in an amigurumi head.

Its been a few days so Im wondering if you have had any luck?
If not can you find a picture of what a finished doll from this looks like?
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: what is the best book to learn amigurumi? on: February 13, 2014 06:56:20 PM
Hi!

Since you are familiar with crochet I think the best book for you would be more based on interest. Have you looked at the books called Zoomigurumi by amigurumipatterns website? I have not bought them but the designs are really great and I do own patterns by more than one of the featured designers. They are well written and so I imagine the book is as well.

I've been making amigurumi for years and I started with Creepy Cute Crochet and Elisabeth Doherty's book. While I love the designs I do not recommend those to begin. I went with Creepy Cute because of the size and simplicity but the way the patterns are written can be pretty confusing.

Happy crafting! Amigurumi is a lot of fun Smiley
3  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: How do you promote your etsy? on: May 27, 2012 01:54:59 PM
I use deviant art for everything pretty much. It's not frowned upon there to say you're selling. I even just found there is an etsy sellers group that you can submit your pics with listing link. Smiley

4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Ugly bunny pincushion and bag charm (with patterns) on: May 22, 2012 09:07:48 AM
@KittyPT -
sc INC means 2 sc in the same stitch. INC is short for increase. This is how you get a higher number of stitches for the next round.

HTH!
5  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Tips for Taking Good Pictures of Crafts on: January 24, 2012 04:13:28 PM
I understand that feat, since I too make hats. The box size I have is about 2'x2'which makes hat photos near impossible. I've been thinking of screwing together some 1x1s to make a box size suited to me since the sides need to be removed anyhow. I first attempted this project with a larger box nearly 3'x3' and after the cutting, the sides collapsed! x.x

I am in an apartment, so just the difference of the daylight mocking bulb made a big color difference! 
6  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Selling crocheted doll clothes on: January 24, 2012 01:55:33 PM
I dont know very much about the doll world, but I do know that ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) have a pretty large following on etsy, so if the clothes fit them as well as the barbie dolls it would be a good way to expand your demographic without changing the product.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Tips for Taking Good Pictures of Crafts on: January 24, 2012 01:51:04 PM
I used this tutorial:
http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-make-a-inexpensive-light-tent

After starting to use the light box I saw an instant difference in my photos with a few year old Nikon Coolpix point and shoot, often using the macro setting.

Heres a couple of my images for reference in the quality difference.


Before

After
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: list your etsy store here! on: January 24, 2012 01:34:53 PM
Crochet amigurumi and hats.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/NikkisKnotSpot


9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Jack & Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas on: December 19, 2011 09:17:07 AM
Amazing!!  Cheesy

This has been on my 'to-do' list for a long long time but I still haven't found the right color for sally Smiley
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / L - Death Note on: June 03, 2011 03:09:39 PM
It took me the better part of the week to make this guy...especially the feet and 'baggy look' of the pants. Naturally, the hair was time consuming as well.

I did him without a pattern.
My goal at first was to come up with a body pattern ideal for me - which I must admit, Im pretty happy with it.
I tried to write it as I went, but that got frustrating and confusing...but I'll try again next time!





C&C please! Cheesy
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