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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Post your CRAFTY Tattoos! on: March 24, 2011 01:40:46 PM
Holy moly, all these tattoos are giving me a load of ideas! I have 3 small ones and a halfsleeve of Alice in Wonderland. All my tattoos indirectly are my family members exept one which I now regret somewhat and have been thinking of doing something crafty to and adding a pair of scissors to my other hip.

This is giving me so many ideas, I really shouldn't be looking at these Smiley

Wonderful works of art, all of you! What a great topic!
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ami Pattern Makers, when did you begin designing your own? on: March 06, 2011 09:46:16 AM
I'm a beginner and I taught myself. If there's ever anything I don't know, I search for help on YouTube and it REALLY helps Smiley

I started making my own after only 2 Ami's but my sizing is still off. I'd only ever made granny squares and beanies before I made my boyfriend a robot Gir and it was pretty easy but I couldn't have done it without YouTube Cheesy I still mainly make beanies and hair accessories but from making amigurumi I learned how to make hats too and I feel like I've really progressed.

Read book, try new things and keep writing them down! It helps to go back and check what you did that didn't turn out the way you planned. I have a little notebook I use for that and it's a good way to keep yourself organized. Also, I figure someone might want to see my notes some day.

Just throw yourself out there and try it, practice makes perfect  Wink
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Mini Amigurumi! on: March 06, 2011 09:38:54 AM

These are all amazing, the kids will be superhappy!
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Mini Amigurumi! on: March 04, 2011 09:27:21 AM
I absolutely will! Smiley
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Mini Amigurumi! on: March 01, 2011 09:31:15 AM
THANK YOU so much both, those are wonderful ideas! I'll get right on it, maybe I can get one of the pre school kids into crocheting or activate our ladies a little  Cheesy
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / HELP! Mini Amigurumi! on: February 24, 2011 10:26:31 AM
I'm working at a day care and at each birthday, a child gets to select a small gift out of a box. Since we decided the plastic knick knacks we were using are impersonal, I promised to make some mini amigurumi for the kids instead that have more value and that they can enjoy as they grow older too. I make these on my own time of materials I have at hand, I was told not to buy anything but I can get the day care to reimburse me (which I don't think I will because I'm just doing this to make the kids happy).

Now, my issue is I'm having trouble finding patterns for tiny amigurumi. I need small things and preferably things that aren't too hard because I have 22 kids in the group and I'm not super good yet Smiley

Can anyone help me out? I was thinking I could make doubles of some things in different colors but I'm not sure anymore... I don't want it to take away from any of the gifts. I want each child to feel special, as they deserve.

I've found so many lovely things here because all of you are amazing crocheters and I get so inspired by this website! Please, if you have any ideas, help me!
7  EUROPE / SCANDINAVIAN/NORDIC / Re: Finland, Helsinki on: December 05, 2010 02:22:38 AM
Novita (yarn) used to have it's outlet in Lauttasaari, idk if it's still there but it's pretty cheap. Tarjoustalo is a good place to buy yarn too, it's a little bit less expensive, and Prisma holds yarn as well as Koti-Anttila.

Buy a Suuri Ksity-lehti (magazine) and check out the adds and links in the back. It's the best way to go.

There's an Eurokangas on Vuorikatu right by Kaisaniemi metro-station but Eurokangas is expensive.
As for their flagship store in Vantaa, yes it's big. I think it's funny how they call it the biggest one in Scandinavia since Finland is not, nor will it ever be Scandi. Finns are Ugrics. Finland has nothing to do with Scandinavia, just as Estonia has nothing to do with the Baltic countries  Grin
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