The Cutest Boxer Dog in the World

Amigurumi, crochet, dog, Uncategorized

I’m always pleased when someone asks me to make something which is special to them, so was over the moon when I was asked to make this boxer dog. Although not exactly like the picture I was sent, after lots of crochet, pulling out, unpicking and re-crocheting, this little fella was born and I for one think he is a cute little guy. I’m super pleased with how he turned out.17504266_962773103858238_5633847402041092183_o (1)

Kate and Mim Mim

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The run up to Christmas was a busy time with lots of orders and craft fairs, so it’s been a little while since I posted some pictures of my handiwork. I was asked to make this little fella by a friend of mine. Now my children are all grown up so I had no idea who Kate and Mim Mim are but thanks to good old google there were countless pictures online for me to take inspiration. All the while I was making Mim Mim I was questioning how good it was going to look, as, until the parts were all fitted together, I must admit it didn’t look great and I thought I had lost my touch. But as you can see once he was sewn together the finished piece is super dooper cute. I was absolutely over the moon as was the recipient – so over the moon was she that she couldn’t wait for her brother’s birthday to give it to him, it was an instant gift.16388966_10211845011099107_2106556755_o

A Beautiful Ballerina

Amigurumi, ballet, crochet, handmade, homemade

I started to make this lovely lady a few months ago and ran out of brown wool for her hair.  After a few months of popping into the shop only to find they still had no brown wool left, my mother in law came to the rescue with just enough brown wool to finish her off – it was a very slightly different shade but it was really hard to tell.

I love her, I love her little ballet slippers, I love her hair, I just love her.  As she wasn’t quite perfect I donated her to a tombola in aid of Breast Cancer as my daughters work.

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An Amigurumi Unicorn

Amigurumi, crochet, handmade, homemade, mythical creatures, unicorn

I found the pattern for this unicorn a while back in Craftseller magazine.  I’ve finally got around to making it.  It was actually a nice easy make and fairly quick until I got to the main which took up more yarn than I expected and was quite time consuming.

The finished article, and I may just be biased, is rather cute to say the least and she sold as soon as I posted to my facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts

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Continuing with Christmas

Christmas, crochet, handmade, homemade, picture frame

I found this pattern in the Comic Relief Crafternoon magazine which I’d purchased earlier in the year.  In the magazine they used floral designs but given that I have a stash of old Christmas cards I thought I’d put them to good use to make this quick and easy Christmas Tree decoration.

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A Crocheted Badger

Amigurumi, badger, crochet, handmade, homemade

I needed to make this.  I have never, ever seen a badger in the wild, it’s on my bucket list :), so I felt the need to make my own.

Found this pattern in a magazine so just had to make it.  I really hate working with black wool, I just can’t seem to see the stitches very well, especially when you first start and you work is small.  But I sat in the garden and plodded along.

Very please with the finished result.

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Santa’s Little Helper

Amigurumi, Christmas, crochet, handmade, homemade

I made one of these cute little fellows last year but before I took a photo he was packed up with the Christmas decorations and banished to the loft until December.

So I thought I’d make another to put in my stash for my Christmas craft stall and this time I remembered to take his pic.

How adorable is this little guy, and he is made even more christmassy with his little bell on the end of his hat.  A very easy make that I found in the Simply Crochet magazine, it also allowed me to learn a new stitch – the puff stitch.

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Some Disney Crochet

Amigurumi, crochet

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet for a while but I’ve been busy, busy, busy with card and crochet orders from my Facebook page.

I was asked if I could make Sadness from the new Disney movie, Inside Out, so I obliged and following the success of Sadness (which is just the cutest thing I’ve ever made I think – I didn’t want to part with her), I was asked to make Joy and Disgust.

I’ve been on holiday this week to The Lake District in Cumbria so it was a real chore to be sat crocheting with the gorgeous mountainous views but I put up with it and battled on.

Sadness was a fairly easy make although the hair took some time as the hair was all separate lengths of yarn threaded into a cap.  Joy went fairly hassle free but she was done without a pattern and Disgust wasn’t too bad apart from the fact she had 3 dresses in different shades of green before I was happy.

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