Friday, November 10, 2017

Hand Painted Safety Eyes, 12mm and 18mm, Eyes for Amigurumi Animals

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi Animals

I like to hand paint safety eyes for toys. This time, I also used glitter on most safety eyes. These eyes are great for handmade creations, amigurumi, stuffed toys, for dolls. I create these safety eyes mostly for people who want something else for their creations. 
Quite many of those safety eyes are unique pairs, there´s no exact pair of eyes. Some photos of this weeks work. Now some hand painted safety eye sets for amigurumi toys can be found in my Etsy Shop: TinyAmigurumi

 Click to see a large photo 

 Pink with pearl effect

 Eyes with reflection effect, custom order

there´s like a universe in those blue glitter eyes

 12mm every pair is different

12mm every pair is different

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cute Crochet Amigurumi Halloween and a Free Last Minute Crochet Pumpkin Pattern

Halloween is getting closer. I like all cute and kawaii. It also includes Halloween. 
My Halloween set - up for this year on photos. 

It´s a season worth celebrating with handmade stuff, for example you could make a lovely bunch of little amigurumi crochet pumpkins and set up a scene with all those lovely colors. I also place real pumpkins, of course, there´s all shapes and sizes and what colors, OMG! (carved pumpkins to come) and my dear fuchsia is also taking part in this scene (in it´s autumn colors). We had the first snow as well in Estonia. 

Click on the pics to see large photos!

This is the smallest pumpkin I´ve even made. I made it look like a real pumpkin with just a small touch of artist´s acrylic paint.

If you have an hour or so to spare and you´d like to make a quick DIY Pumpkin, I´ll give you a pattern for an Amigurumi Crochet Pumpkin – Works up really quickly and is fun to make.

You´ll need 2mm or 2,5mm crochet hook
DK or Fingering weight yarn (all shades of orange, even with a touch of brown and yellow). Some yarn for a stalk, something greyish.
Tapestry needle and here we go:

1) 6 sts. into magic ring (6)
2) 6 x Inc (12)
3) [Inc + 1 sc] all around (18)
4) [Inc + 2 sc] all around (24)
5) [Inc + 3 sc] all around (30)
6) [Inc + 4 sc] all around (36)
7-11) sc all around (36)
12) [Invdec + 4 sc] all around (30)
13) [Invdec + 3 sc] all around (24)
14) [Invdec + 2 sc] all around (18)
Do the medium stuffing
15) [Invdec + 1 sc] all around (12)
16) Invdec all around (6)

sc- single crochet
Inc- 2 single crochet into one
Invdec - invisible decreasing - 2 single crochet together. 

Make a „neat finish“ Have a look how to do it in here: finishing up an amigurumi piece, leave at least 30 cm of yarn to continue:

Sew through the middle of the ball 

 and go around to the bottom again, 

and right through the ball again. Tighten it a bit. 

Go all the way round for a total of 4 times. Make a knot, hide the yarn

Start making the stalk

You can leave a st. undone here and there

Hide the yarn like this´ll have a lovely curved stalk

If you want a lovely Kawaii Crochet Pumpkin, then follow the pattern, but place eyes instead and there´s no need to tighten the pumpkin with the yarn . And that´s it. Add some pink cheeks and little mouse to make it look like a kawaii:)


Happy Halloween!

Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Amigurumi Lamb and Purple Storage Basket

Amigurumi Sheep

Lexie Lamb enjoys being photographed. I just felt like taking those photos this weekend, because everybody needs time for themselves and suddenly I discovered myself going trough Buddha quotes and found one for me for this weekend: "your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
I designed Amigurumi Sheep Pattern just a year ago and I like it a lot. This crochet toy doesn´t need much yarn and pattern is easy to follow with step by step photos. 

And doing handmade gifts. It was a nice request from a 8 year old girl who wanted a purple storage basket for herself because I´ve done several for birthdays and one for her sister as well. It´s just lovely! Purple storage basket almost done. I´m using cotton tube (80% recycled cotton) and pure linen yarn (greenish) to make this storage basket.

It´s October in Estonia and nature is offereing beautiful colors this time of year! Hope to capture that as well :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Think Pink October/ Amigurumi Bunny Brooch/Amigurumi Piglet

As my terrace is all pink on the first day of October:
I don´t know anything about flowers but I love them dearly! Decorate your own soul, as they say.
Little Pink Bunny Brooch as well as my travel compagnon this summer Piglet (check out our little adventures this summer on my Instagram) joined with me. And I love fuchsias, they are so attractive. Pink is nice, fragile, feminine, tender, cute, sweet, charming, romantic, caring. It´s a color of hope and being strong!
And of course, I adore piglets. I find them endearing and pink bunny on black coat? Oh yes!!!

Le premier jour d'octobre ma terrasse est toute en rose:
Je ne sais rien de fleurs mais je les aime vraiment! Pour décorez votre âme, comme on dit.
Petit Broche Lapin  ainsi que mon compagnon de voyage cet été Piglet (nos petites aventures cet été sur mon Instagaram) étaient aussi là.
Et j'aime les fuchsias, ils sont si jolis. Le rose comme une couleur signifie pour moi gentillesse, elle est fragile, féminine, tendre, mignone, douce, charmante, romantique, elle donne espoir etc.
Et bien sûr, j'adore les porcelets. Et le petit lapin rose sur un manteau noir adorable, n´est-ce pas? Oui!!!

Have a nice Octobre!
Je vous souhaite un très joli Octobre!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Embrace Autumn - Hello, fall!

I like autumn because of it´s colors, crisp air and pretty leaves, just beautiful. There is a desire to create, to improvise, to experiment - to reinvigorate.  That´s what I´ve been up to lately because it´s always important to upskill.

Oh, those vivid colors. Crochet rug in process with beautiful mint green eco-friendly tube yarn.

Big things often have small beginnings! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Silk and Cotton and a Teddy Bear - it´s a boy, again!

Lucas the Teddy is a teddy bear that I can just crochet over and over again and I´m never get tired - all teddy bears often have this impact on me - I just adore teddy bears and want to try different yarns and sizes (one example in process). This teddy bear is crocheted from silk and cotton yarn. I got this yarn on my trip to Finland and when I saw this silk and cotton yarn I knew this is a yarn I want to try out (you should see my desk, it´s full of yarns I want to crochet with). It´s a lovely grey color with a soft pastel shade. (I always like grey, you can combine it with every color, just so convenient). I used 2,5mm crochet hook (Clover) and 6mm black safety eyes. Nose (watch the video how to embroider the teddy´s nose) is embroidered with cotton thread (I can use a variety of shades for a different look). I love my little terrasse full of flowers (getting more and more obsessed by them). Autumn is coming but I still like to sit even for 10 minutes to enjoy my tisane :)

Lucas the Teddy est un ours amigurumi que je peux crocheter de nouveau et je ne me fatigue jamais - tous les ours ont souvent cet impact sur moi - J'adore les ours crocheté en amigurumi et je veux essayer différents fils et tailles (un projet en cours). Cet ours en crochet est realisé de fils de soie et de coton. J'ai trouvé ce fil sur mon voyage en Finlande et quand j'ai vu ce fils de soi et de coton, je savais que c'est un fil que je veux essayer (vous devriez voir mon bureau, il est plein de fils avec lesquels je veux crocheter avec). C'est une belle couleur grise au teint pastel. (J'aime toujours le gris, vous pouvez le combiner avec toutes les couleur, c´est très pratique). J'ai utilisé un crochet de 2,5 mm (Clover) et des yeux de sécurité noirs de 6 mm. Le nez (regarder la vidéo comment broder le nez d´un ours) est brodé avec un fil de coton (je peux obténir une variété de nuances utilisant couleurs différentes). J'aime ma petite terrasse pleine de fleurs (de plus en plus obsédée par celles-là). L'automne arrive, mais j'aime encore m'asseoir même pendant 10 minutes pour  profiter de mon tisane :)
PS! Lucas the Teddy modèle est en Anglais, mais j´ai aussi les abréviations en français et il y a beaucoup de photos.

                                                              Thank you for stopping by! Laura