Hey, guys! I’m so excited to announce that Extreme Danny the Penguin is now available as a kit from Mama Knows Luxury! In the kit, you’ll receive the pattern to make Danny – including tons of step-by-step pictures – and all the yarn required! Find it HERE.
Most of the other materials that you will need you probably already have on hand. The few specialty items you might not have include 40mm safety eyes, a P/Q (15mm) crochet hook, and a weaving/loom needle. I’ve provided links to each item below. Continue reading Extreme Penguin Amigurumi Kit
Hey, all! I thought it would be nice to share with you the process I go through to publish a pattern from start to finish. I know everyone’s process is slightly different, but I want to share what I do so that you’ll be encouraged if you’re just starting out and maybe give you an idea of how you could be doing it. Continue reading Pattern Writing – My Process
Hey, all! I was recently contacted by Tuva Publishing asking if I would like to be part of their upcoming blog/IG (Instagram) tour for their newest book, “Designer Amigurumi”. I was delighted that they would ask and quickly agreed to be part of it!
A couple weeks after, I received this delightful book in the mail. Continue reading “Designer Amigurumi” – Book Review
Hey, guys! It looks like I’m back with another extreme amigurumi! I kinda vowed that I would never make another extreme amigurumi after my last one, (Let’s face it, guys, these things aren’t super easy to make!) but I just couldn’t resist saying “yes” when Sarah of Mama Knows Luxury asked if I’d like to make something with her extreme acrylic yarn. Staying true to my theme of only amigurumi, I decided that I would make a giant version of my penguin. You can see my original Cuddle-Sized Penguin pattern HERE. Continue reading Extreme Penguin Amigurumi
Hey, all! It’s been awhile, but I’ve been busy behind the scenes doing important stuff. ;) While I was away, I hit 40k followers on Instagram! When I started my Instagram account I had no idea I would get that many followers or that so many people would enjoy watching me make amigurumi. I’m deeply grateful to you all for making that happen. You make my life way more fun than it would be otherwise! Continue reading 40k Instagram Giveaway
Hey, all! It’s been over a month since I published my puppy dog pattern, but I’m trying to put a post together after each new pattern, listing the exact materials I used. That way, if you want to use what I used, you’ll know where to find it!
First off, you can find Chet’s pattern HERE. I’ve loved seeing the adorable versions that others have come up with using this pattern and I can’t wait to see yours too!
Below are listed the materials I used to make Chet and links to purchase them! Continue reading Materials I Used – Chinese New Year Dog Pattern
Hey, all! Valentine’s Day is coming up and I’ve decided to give my baby bee pattern a makeover and write it up for FREE here on my blog!
I think these little bees look perfect paired with a bee pun Valentine’s Day card, so I’ve gone ahead and made up three different cards that you can download and print out below. Using yarn, tie your bee to the front of the card and give your Valentine something extra special this year! Continue reading Free Pattern: Burt the Baby Honey Bee
Hey, all! As most of you probably know, I don’t usually take custom orders unless they’re really special. I prefer to focus on developing new patterns and then selling those finished animals that I have as a result of testing my own patterns. But every once in awhile I’ll get a custom request that I just can’t refuse!
A couple weeks ago I received one of those requests and I just had to take it on! The customer requested a TurboTax inspired teddy bear for his girlfriend’s birthday since she loves the little teddy bear from their commercial so much. Continue reading TurboTax Inspired Teddy Bear
Hey, all! Oliver the Bluebird’s pattern is now available for purchase! It got finished a little early, which is always exciting! You can purchase his pattern HERE.
I get asked a lot what the exact yarn and materials are that I use for my patterns, so I’ve gone ahead and listed the exact materials I used for Oliver and links to purchase them!
Yarn – For the blue, I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color “Turqua”. (I know, you would have never guessed). You can purchase it HERE.
For the yellow, I also used Red Heart Super Saver in the color, “Lemon”. (That’s easier to guess.) You can purchase it HERE.
Safety eyes – I used 15mm eyes for Oliver and I purchased them HERE. These are the best value I’ve found! If you’re interested in other safety eyes I use, take a look at my blog post HERE. Continue reading Materials I Used – Cuddle-Sized Bluebird Pattern
Hey, all! I recently put out a survey about my website asking for people’s feedback on how easy my website is to navigate and if there was anything that could be improved upon.
I received mostly positive feedback which I was thankful for and few people had anything to complain about.
I did really like some of the suggestions that ya’ll made, though!
Would you like to hear some of my favorites?
- Apparently, I need to update my blog more often with what I’m working on and pattern release updates. I didn’t realize that some of you go straight to the blog to see what’s up (rather than Facebook or Instagram), and I need to be updating it more regularly.
- More photos! Okay, I can do that! Everyone loves pictures, right?
- More giveaways and free patterns. Since I haven’t had a giveaway for at least four months, I would say that one is long overdue. Stay tuned! And free patterns? Absolutely! Stay tuned for that one too!
- Crochet along? What do you guys think? Would you be interested in doing a crochet along with me? Let me know!
Continue reading What I’m Working On
Read part 1 HERE.
Welcome to part 2 of my new design series! As promised last week, today’s subject is about how to find your own unique style. One that is different from everyone else’s.
I don’t know about you, but one of my greatest struggles was finding my own unique amigurumi style apart from everyone else’s. After all, no one likes a copycat, right?
Before we begin, let me just say this:
The truth is, we ALL have our own unique style whether we know it or not. Continue reading Part 2 How to Design Your Own Amigurumi: Finding the YOU in Your Style
Yup, you read that title right. You don’t have to design your own patterns.
I told you it might surprise you that the first article in my design series is about how you don’t have to design your own patterns, but I really feel like before we delve into how to design, we need to talk about why we design and if we should design. And also help you feel secure in what you can and can’t do.
I see people on social media frequently commenting on how they don’t know how people design and they could never do that. And I also see people replying to those comments and saying something like, “Oh, I’m sure you could! Everyone can design!” Continue reading Part 1 How to Design Your Own Amigurumi: You Don’t Have to Design Your Own Patterns