Over the last two years, it has become apparent to me that I will never be able to take on as many custom orders as I would like to. I get messages from people almost on a daily basis wanting me to make them one of my amis. About 99.9% of the time I end up saying “no” because I just don’t have the time anymore to take custom orders while at the same time giving pattern designing the attention it needs. And as I work on expanding my blog and website, custom orders keep taking a back seat. Continue reading Become A Storyland Amis Maker
And here is the second extreme ami that I designed for Premier Yarns! Meet Blossom the Bunny!
When Blossom was a baby, the other bunnies used to make fun of her because her ears were so long. After a while, Blossom learned to ignore what the other bunnies thought about her and embraced her uniqueness. (A lesson we all need to learn!)
Blossom’s amigurumi kit is now available on the Premier Yarns website HERE. It’s on sale right now and only available in limited quantities, so hurry! Continue reading Extreme Amigurumi: Blossom the Bunny Crochet Kit
Premier Yarns sells their yarn at JoAnn’s and it was so surreal going there and seeing all their yarn available!
We settled on three designs that I would make. An owl, a bunny, and a unicorn. Continue reading Extreme Amigurumi: Owen the the Owl Crochet Kit
Hello, all! Today I’m bringing you the third addition to my Christmas in July project!
I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this little angel and I almost marked him off my list. I wasn’t feeling inspired to create him and couldn’t come up with any good design ideas.
But then, inspiration struck and I came up with this cutie! Continue reading Christmas in July: Angel
Good afternoon, friends! Here is the second addition to my Christmas in July project!
I wasn’t sure how successfully I would be able to pull this one off, but, you guys, I’m so happy with how well he turned out! Continue reading Christmas in July: Nutcracker
UPDATE: Santa’s pattern is now available HERE.
Hello, all! I’m a little late posting this here on the blog, but it’s Christmas in July again!
Last year I started a Christmas in July project so that I would have Christmas designs ready in time for the holidays. I ended up with six really cute designs that you can see below! Continue reading Christmas in July: Santa Claus
Hey, all! Today I’m bringing you a very special book review (and a giveaway!) for a very special book by a good friend of mine. Introducing, “Whimsical Stitches” by Lauren Espy, or as you may know her, A Menagerie Of Stitches!
How cute is just the front cover? I knew the moment I laid eyes on this book that I was going to love it. And oh, my! I am so in love with it and all the cute designs! Picking a favorite one is impossible.
As soon as I received it I made a macaron . . . five actually . . . all in one day. They are so fun and colorful I just couldn’t resist! Look how adorable they are! Continue reading “Whimsical Stitches” Book Review & Giveaway
**NOTE: You can find an ad-free, beautifully formatted and concise version of this pattern available in my shop HERE. Supporting my website in this way ensures that I’ll be able to release many more free patterns in the future! :)
Hey, all! I’m super excited to bring you another free pattern! This time I’ll be releasing a whole series of baby farm animals over the next few months. The first one I’ll be sharing is this baby pig.
Last year I had a custom order from a long-time customer for eight mini farm animals. At the time, I promised to share their patterns with you all. Now I’m finally getting around to doing just that! Continue reading Free Pattern: Baby Pig Farm Animal
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