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Materials I Used – Chinese New Year Dog Pattern

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

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Free Pattern: Burt the Baby Honey Bee

Free Amigurumi Bumble Bee Pattern-Storyland Amis

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

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TurboTax Inspired Teddy Bear

Storyland Amis-TurboTax Inspired Teddy Bear Amigurumi

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

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Materials I Used – Cuddle-Sized Bluebird Pattern

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 HEREContinue reading Materials I Used – Cuddle-Sized Bluebird Pattern

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What I’m Working On

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?

  1. 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.
  2. More photos! Okay, I can do that! Everyone loves pictures, right?
  3. 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!
  4. 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

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Part 2 How to Design Your Own Amigurumi: Finding the YOU in Your Style

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

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Part 1 How to Design Your Own Amigurumi: You Don’t Have to Design Your Own Patterns

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

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How to Design Your Own Amigurumi – New Design Series

It’s 2018 and it’s time for a new series of articles. A new series of articles about designing!

There comes a point in every crocheters life when they decide that they want to start designing their own patterns.

The question is, how do you go about designing something of your own? Something unique and unlike any other designers pattern?

Actually, when I asked on Instagram what people’s questions and struggles were when it comes to designing, the number one question was, “How do I create something unique without copying someone else’s design?” Continue reading How to Design Your Own Amigurumi – New Design Series

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“How Long Does it Take You to Make That?” Solved, SPM, and Other Curious Crochet Questions

“How Long Does it Take You to Make That?” Solved, SPM, and Other Curious Crochet Questions

If you’re a crocheter and have ever crocheted around anyone, you know that there are certain questions that just end up being asked by the people watching you.

I took a poll on Instagram and found that the most-asked question is, “What are you knitting?”. Uh oh. If you’re reading this and you don’t crochet or knit, I must tell you right now that it makes crocheters pretty feisty when you ask them what they’re knitting when they are actually crocheting.

Even Batman gets a little upset . . . Continue reading “How Long Does it Take You to Make That?” Solved, SPM, and Other Curious Crochet Questions

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2017 in Review – 11 Things That Made it Extra Special

Wow! I can’t believe that 2017 is almost over! It’s been an absolutely incredible year for Storyland Amis and I’m so thankful for where God has allowed me to take my business. I’m also extremely thankful to YOU for following along and always encouraging me!

Every New Year’s Eve it’s always fun to take a moment to look back and see everything that has happened over the course of that year. This week I’ve been thinking about all the things that have happened to Storyland Amis this year. Continue reading 2017 in Review – 11 Things That Made it Extra Special

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Storyland Amis and all my little ami friends who have made appearances throughout the year! I pray that you all have a blessed and safe Christmas spent with family and loved ones. And may your New Year be happy and filled with lots of crocheting! (As I hope mine will be!)

Oh, yes! Do you need some last minute greeting cards? You can download these FREE crochet inspired cards from I Like Crochet HERE. (The little lamb one is my favorite!)  Continue reading Merry Christmas!

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Exslusive Fresh Stitches Tiger Design

Hey, ya’ll! I recently had the great honor of being able to design an exclusive pattern for Stacey Trock’s Ami Club for the month of December! When Stacey first contacted me about it, I wasn’t at all sure what I wanted to design. For some reason, a tiger or a raccoon kept popping into my mind so I suggested them both. Stacey had just recently designed a raccoon, so I settled on a tiger!

I had designed a tiger about a year ago for my 100 amigurumi countdown, but he was only about four inches tall and I knew that I wanted to make some needed changes to the design so I might as well start afresh with a new tiger design that was about twice the size of my first one. Continue reading Exslusive Fresh Stitches Tiger Design