Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi

I ´ve painted safety eyes for several years now, mostly to my crochet club members, for my own creations or just because it fulfills the need to paint and work with colors. People have asked do I sell them? I´ve come so far that some of these sets of Amigurumi Gourmet Eyes are available in my Etsy Shop. I use artist´s acrylic paint and acrylic varnish, every pair is worked out with great care. Hand painted amigurumi eyes will make amigurumi toys even more special and unique. These examples are 18mm, slit pupil eyes, perfect for amigurumi lizards, crocodiles, dragons, snakes, cats etc.
Hope you like them too!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Arnold the Penguin - New Amigurumi Crochet Tutorial

Penguin Pattern - Arnold the Penguin - Make Your Own Gorgeous Penguin

Something new for penguin enthusiasts.
When I designed Cara and Milo Penguins at the end of the 2016 then I wanted to make a little amigurumi penguin as well. Arnold the Penguin was born and now the pattern is available in my Etsy Shop. If you like penguins then you could give it a try. It´s a digital download and printable.
I used Drops Air as the main yarn for the penguin and 2,5mm crochet hook, hand painted 8mm dark- blue eyes, but simple black eyes will do the trick. 
This crochet penguin is a weekend project really and can be customized with different type of scarfs. Perfect for gift. For light grey scarf  I used Drops Puna and it was crocheted trough back loops only.

 He´s soft and has a cute "just hug me" look. 

Arnold also has a little tail :) 

and for the grey-red scarf version I used a crochet tube with a craft wire inside. It makes the scarf bendable and allows to give a wind effect.

Thank you for visiting and welcome back! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern: Cara and Milo

Amigurumi Crochet Penguins

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern is out now. Nice pale pink and baby blue, pink for a girl and blue for a boy or make them both.
It all started in December where a friend of mine ordered two penguins for her daughter. They had to look like baby benguins.  I started designing and this is what came out: here Debbie Bliss Railto DK and Drops Air were used. 2,5mm crochet hook, approx. 22 cm/8,7 inc

First ones, black and white photo

You may want to create different facial expressions by adding little eyebrows or eyelashes or just an eyelid... smaller, bigger, thicker or thinner, with black or brown. I did little surprised look eyebrows for Milo and shy look for Cara, just perfect!

This crochet penguin pattern can also be found on Raverly:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Amigurumi Pattern is coming up: Penguin

A new Amigurumi Design is coming up: Amigurumi Penguin with photos. If you like penguins, keep and eye out for it! 

Some pre-information for yarns and measurements!

Size: with 2,5mm crochet hook:

Approx. 22cm/8.7 inc
Schachenmayr, Merino Extrafine 120 (100% virgin wool) as main color, blue (baby blue, color 00152) or pink (pale pink, color 00135), 2 balls (50g per ball), DK weight yarn, orange (apricot, color 00123) and Drops Air (70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide, 7% Wool, color: off white 01) one ball, 10 ply / aran / worsted.
Other possible choices I have used:
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, merino, DK weight yarn
Pure Merino James C. Brett DK,100% wool-merino, DK weight yarn
If working with another yarn you will need to use a hook one or even two sizes smaller than indicated.
Tools and materials what you´ll need:
12mm black safety eyes (or whichever color works for you)
For filling: fiberfill or any other toy stuffing.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi Toys

Hand Painted Eyes for Amigurumi Creations

I have painted safety eyes for amigurumi toys for some years now, mostly to my amigurumi club members which I´m running. A small collection to celebrate 3rd year of coming together once in a month, except summer. Years of practice has taken a sort of form of art. Hope you like them as well. I´m glad I decided to run an amigurumi club. Interesting life, giving and receiving. 
My this year´s moto would be: If you like something then you should do what you are into or at least try to find ways to do what you are called into existence :) 

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays

With this Little Teddy Bear imitating flying I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a wish to learn something new or finding time for your hobbies next year!

As a result of this year´s charity event I´m running (4th year, being busy for the last month and a half organising)
I managed to collect 137 toys for children in hospitals during the Christmas time. Thank you for all Estonian women for sending me their handmade toys and giving their time! This is very appreciated! Thank you all!

                                               Click to enlarge!

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Amigurumi Sheep Pattern

 Crochet Sheep Tutorial: Lexie Lamb + bonus

I´m happy to present my very latest design, my newest amigurumi tutorial

Pattern available here: Amigurumi Sheep Pattern

I wanted to create a sheep which any child would like to have, a real huggable toy, big enough (about 20-25 cm), but still small, who encorages giggles or gives comfort, to share secrets and ideas with, to play merrily. I had this vision with those ideas and got started, already in summer.
I used very fine yarns: Suptuous silk, lovely alpaca, organic cotton and cosy merino 
a)Austermann Alpaca Silk, Bio - Baumwolle,
b)G-B Wolle, organic cotton,
c)Pure Merino James C. Brett DK
I used 8mm hand painted safety eyes and also 6mm black eyes for the smaller sheep, 2,5mm crochet hook. You can use pure sheep wool for stuffing or any other toy stuffing you like.
Give it a try, it´s a fun pattern!

Boy version with little pants and braces

I also did a boy version, you´ll get it with the same sheep pattern. You can easily change the look by adding a bit of color or a button. 

Thank you for stopping by!