Feeling a little afraid to crochet with a darker yarn, I thought I’d try making the reindeer from sewsillylily again. This time, I made 2 tails (One light and one dark) and sewed them together to give this new reindeer a lighter underside of the tail. Instead of using embroidery thread to make eyes like I did with my previous reindeer, I used safety eyes from Lisa & Ed’s eyes and more. I feel the safety eyes make such a big difference with how finished product looks. This reindeer I made in half the time as the other one so I’m seeing an improvement with my crocheting skills already!
I’ve seen needle felting a few times at different craft shows and have always thought it would be fun to try. The $10 penguin starter kit from michael’s was great so I thought, why not try something a little more challenging. I was inspired by sarafinafiberart.com as she makes these beautiful lifelike animals and had a video tutorial on how to make a mouse (my favourite!) Unfortunately, I didn’t have very mousy colours of wool to use and the face isn’t nearly as cute as the ones Sarah makes. I avoided finishing it for a week because I was so worried it would turn out creepy !! Overall though, I think it was a good first try. I’m currently staying at a hotel so I wonder what the cleaning staff have thought during my process of making this mouse! Eeek, it looked scary for a while!
A fox I made. The pattern is from Son’s Popkes on Craftsy.com but now I follow her blog too – she’s awesome! It was really easy to follow and she answered a question I had really quickly via email. I ordered the safety eyes and nose online from Lisa & Ed’s Eyes and more. Their website isn’t fancy but their service was great!
My second amigurumi project. I followed a pattern from sewsillylily on Etsy.
This was my first project after taking an Amigurumi class in Edmonton, AB. After reading “Orange is the New Black”, I became interested in the art of crochet because it served as a comforting and fun activity for the ladies in the book. It doesn’t require a lot of materials and if you can do it it prison, then you can probably take it anywhere! When I looked up “crochet” while I was in Edmonton, a class about amigurumi was available to take. Amigurumi is a Japanese form of crochet where you make stuffed animals and figures. It sounded good so I signed up! My amigurumi teacher, Beck, was really good! If you happen to be in Edmonton, I highly recommend her class.