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hooksnpaper
« on: May 09, 2011 10:27:43 AM »

I am soooo happy with my latest ami design...she took me a couple of days to make. I am sooooo excited with how she turned out, and my hands are itching to try and create more just like her! She found a new home in my craft room on a shelf by my yarn!heehee and my Daughter thinks I should name every doll I make....so she named this one "Gabby".

I have to say I really love free hand crocheting...designing my own little pretties. I find it really challenging. I also finally found pellets at my local yarn store. I can't wait to use them....just wondering if anyone else out there uses pellets...and if so how much do you use. Also does anyone know do you have to line the body first? Or maybe I have to use a really small hook, I just don't want them to fall out lol....okay here she is...thanks for looking Smiley



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magicfan
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 10:48:44 AM »

cute, cute, cute!!!!! You are so brave to design your own and what a great job you did! I have never used pellets but I think I might put them in a nylon bag or something.
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carolinagirl
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 11:05:56 AM »

LOVELOVELOVE Gabby! I watch you and your amis on Ravelry- your designs are really cute.

I've used pellets in a few crochet items/amis... so far I haven't had any problems with them coming out. You'd be amazed at how well they stay in a tightly crocheted fabric.

Kim in NC
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 11:39:22 AM »

Oh my gosh, she's beautiful!  The shaping on her face and ears is like, superb, and I love that you lined the ears with fabric.  And the dress! And the flower around her one eye!  So, uh, basically everything. Wink

I've never used plastic pellets---I actually just used rocks to weight some ami mushrooms so they'd stand upright, and it was a challenge!
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011 12:09:40 PM »

Love her! The details like the flower and fabric in the ears are really great! Very original. I haven't used pellets but I've read that if you are concerned about them falling out, rather than lining the whole inside of the piece you can just put them in a little fabric pouch and put that in the crocheted piece.
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011 12:25:22 PM »

Oh I love her! She's like if Piglet had a baby with a house-elf! I wish I could knit and crochet. I really need to learn.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 02:41:10 PM »

hee hee Samantha your comment made me laugh....but I can totally see it now!

Oh I love her! She's like if Piglet had a baby with a house-elf! I wish I could knit and crochet. I really need to learn.

And thanks everyone for the feedback.....I am gonna try to add the pellets in my next ami Smiley thanks for the tips!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 03:10:20 PM »

Oh I love her! She's like if Piglet had a baby with a house-elf!

Oh my gosh! I was thinking the same thing! She's absolutely adorable, and I just love that little nose!  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011 06:45:03 PM »

Very cute! Smiley
If you are afraid the pellets are going to fall out, you can put them in a little nylon stocking if it fits correctly in the ami... All you need is just enough pellets so the ami plops down the way you want them to. Just a tiny bit in the bottom.
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011 06:24:25 PM »

To line the body I would use a knee high, you know like the shot panty hose thing.  That is what I used to line a ball I made before putting in pellets.
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