I made this crochet bullfrog for my two-year-old as a gift for the Spring equinox. I had received a knit frog in a swap, & he fell in love with it, but as he is destructive, and I treasure my handmade gifts, I didn't really let him play with it. So I decided to crochet him his own friend.
I originally made the back leg and foot as one long piece that got thinner at the knee and ankle, but I couldn't really fold the legs up too well, even with wire in it. So, I decided to make the leg in three pieces. I'm so glad I did because it looks much better! Sorry I don't have before picks, but here he is all finished up.
If you'd like to make your own bullfrog, I posted a free pattern on my blog!
Okay, so I think I have full-blown ATC mania! This is only getting more and more fun. These are some ATCs that I made for a couple of personal swaps in February. I went a little cat crazy! I'm not much of a cat person (mostly due to severe allergies,) but I found that I really enjoy drawing them. The first one is my absolute fave, but I was pretty happy with most of these.
(he's supposedly yawning, not hissing -- hopefully it reads mostly right)
I made this for the Winter OTT swap. (Yes, I'm a little late posting ) Anyway, I rarely follow a pattern to the T, but I did with this one. Here's the link in case you wish to make your own beagle! http://bethsco.blogspot.com/2011/12/snoopy.html the only thing is that I made a crochet version of the scarf, because I don't know how to knit.
I made this guy for a swap in another group back in December. My swap partner's favorite Christmas movie was Gremlins. Lucky for me, I found this (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stripe-the-gremlin) pattern, which helped a lot. For some reason I couldn't quite follow the body section of the pattern, so I improvised that part trying to copy it as closely as possible, & I also added a nose. I had a hard time giving him away because he turned out to be one of my favorite amis that I've made.
He didn't like the flash from my camera too much!!
I awoke one ill-fated night from a troubled slumber in which I had the most disturbing dream. I refer to it now as a dream only from a lack of a better word to describe what I experienced, for unlike any dream I had ever had before, this particular one filled me with an apprehension that I could not shake upon awakening. If I did not know better, I would venture to say that what I experienced while in this so called dream, really and truly did happen to me and has left me forever scarred. I dare not utter the contents of this "dream" lest I frighten you to histerics, I will however say that I have been left with a terrible foreboding that life as we know it is about to change forever. That catastrophic events will soon be upon us! Beware! Beware for dark forces are at work to raise the sleeping Cthulhu! I have recreated his terrible visage in yarn for all to view. Prepare thyselves for his time is coming!
First of all, I know that there is an amigurumi board, but I get bored always posting to the same board, plus I love this board so much that I really want to participate here as more than just an admirer. Secondly, I'm posting these super late since Halloween was almost two months ago, sorry.
The mummy is only about 3.5 inches tall. He turned out to be my favorite. He is worked in backloops only, to create that ribbed look. The owl is my second favorite.
I've been trying to catch my posting up with my crafting, so here are a few amis that I've made in the last year that never got their own thread. Nothing too spectacular, which is why I waited to have a bunch to post, but nevertheless I like them and am proud of them.
this adorable mini pocket bug is only a few inches tall!
this cute little turtle which i actually made a long time ago. Love this pattern, but his head was a little heavy, so I would suggest weighting down his body with beans, beads or something so he doesn't faceplant.
this is actually a rattle that I made up, also for a swap. I used one of those little plastic bubbles that you get from those crank vending machines with little toys in it & filled it with beads to make the rattle device!
this chili pepper (also for a swap). I really enjoyed this pattern because it replicates the asymmetry of a real chile pepper.
I was browsing through my pictures and found some items that I never got around to posting. I want to try to catch up before the New Year, so I'm starting with these bookmarks. I made these bookmarks for a swap earlier this year. I really ended-up liking them and planned to make some for myself, but never got around to doing it. (seems like I don't get around to a lot of things!) Anyway, I seem to have a hard time revisiting projects. I'm a love 'em and leave 'em type I guess, because I rarely work the same project/pattern twice. Ah well, maybe one day I'll make a set for myself.