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amy_ruth
« on: July 14, 2005 06:31:14 PM »

Hi!  I've been really lazy about posting as I complete, so I have a bunch of new amigurumi to show you at once. 

Here's a group shot.  These are the first amigurumi I've made without actually following a written pattern.  It was much easier than I thought.


Close-up of my Hawaiian/Hippie Kitty (i can't decide which she is.  Maybe she's both!).  This was the first one I "winged."  She looked a bit bare in her sarong, so I beaded a little necklace/lei and made a felt flower for her to tuck behind her ear. (Guess I jumped on the kitty crocheting bandwagon without knowing it!  Great minds really do think alike.  Wink  )

Close-up of my Yellow Striped Tabby.  I like how the stripes turned out and I like the addition of a muzzle to this one.  Only noticed after I took the picture that I sewed his head on a bit wonky, so he is looking over his left shoulder--oh, well!

I made this Little Girl in a Chinese Tunic based on a picture in the inspiration section of one of my amigurumi books.  I'm already planning other dollies with the same basic body design.

Finally, my attempt at rendering the San-X character Momobuta or "peach pig."  I got a bit frustrated with the arms as the yarn I used was kinda cheap and fiddly, so the poor thing is limbless for now.  Not my favorite of the bunch, but I'll try to finish her.

Hope you like!  It's been really fun to fly free of a pattern. 

By the way, I used mohair-y yarn for the kitties.  I found that when I crocheted, all the furry bits ended up being pushed through to the inside of the piece, so they didn't really look fuzzy.  Has anyone else noticed this?  Is it possible to keep this from happening?  I remedied this by turning them inside out before sewing together, so the fuzzy stuff was more on the outside.  Anyone have any better solutions?

Also, I'd love suggestions for naming these little ones!

Thanks!
Amy
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005 08:15:20 PM »

I love the white kitty! Where do you find your patterns? Can you read the japanese ones?
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2005 07:46:34 AM »

Thanks!  I can read the Japanese patterns, but I did these without a pattern.  They just evolved as I went along.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2005 02:20:41 PM »

So Cute! !!!  About the fuzziness all being on the inside... yes! I've totally noticed that, too!  Eyelash yarn, also. What I've done is bought one of those circular brushes for hair, the kind that doesnt have a 'baskside" because it's meant for twirling, i guess.. I got one of those, and brushed very gently, and that really did bring all the fuzzyness to the front side..... i know because when I turned the peice over, now, the backside was bereft of fuzzies.  Yay! 
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005 06:39:50 PM »

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What a great idea!  I'll have to try it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2005 12:26:00 PM »

Totally cute love them all Smiley I'm totally into making amigurumi too .I'm obsessive about them hehe
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2005 02:30:58 PM »

oooh i love them!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2005 08:33:24 PM »

i've really got to learn this... these things are just toooooooo cute!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2005 03:52:51 PM »

oh how I love amigurumi!
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OldCajun
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2005 05:06:11 AM »

Please, please, please tell me the site where you got these or else send me some directions to do one as I LOVE THEM.  They are the cutest little dolls I've ever seen and I have a friend with a Japanese mother so I know this friend will adore them, too.  I can't tell which one I like better as they are all just wonderful.  How clever you are to wing it and make one on your own.  Thank you for posting the pictures, too.  Cheers, OldCajun   david@residence78.fsnet.co.uk (this is my husband's address as mine isn't working now thanks to problems with a nasty virus.)
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