Sep 24, 2008

Can you handle the cuteness?

I am straying from my usual fashion/style posts to another side of me - crafty-ish! :)

One of my girlfriends is having a baby and I decided that I wanted to find something cute to make for the baby. I haven't crocheted in a long time, like 2 years but I decided to pick up my crochet hook and went hunting for a cute pattern online.

I found many a baby hat and booties but then I came upon the world of Amigurumi, which is basically the Japanese art of crocheting cute stuffed animals. I instantly fell in love and had to try one. I had low expectations considering I wasn't that great at crocheting before but here is my first project.

Turtles!! Aren't they so cute?
I made one bigger than the other so they could be boyfriend/girlfriend.
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love their little feet.
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My mother in law has all these miniature furniture sets and these chairs just fit them so well.

To give you a picture of how small these guys really are here is my little Savvy getting all Dogzilla on them.
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I love them so much that I can't give these away. (Sorry Jen!) hehehe, I suppose I could make a couple more to give away :)

Just look at their faces...
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You want one of your own?
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Go here for the pattern I used!
(scroll all the way down)

29 comments:

  1. SOOOOOOOOOOOO cute. More craft posts please!

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  2. Hahaha! Too adorable!

    Ugh. I totally started knitting this vest a month ago but my tendonitis starting acting up so I had to stop. Booo. Hope to finish it soon so I can be crafty too!

    Teach me how to crochet!

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  3. They are soooooooooooooooo cute! I have never learned to crochet; perhaps I can learn now...my daughter would love those...heck I love em!

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  4. Delightfuly adorable!!! I seriously "awwed" out loud!

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  5. make me a pig PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. tam pham - will try to post up some of my other projects!

    And how did you know that I already made a pig! If I have time I will make you a pig, I'll let you know if I do!

    LRB - crocheting is much easier than knitting! I'd be happy to teach you tho. just let me know when!

    I've been getting a bit of sore fingers after making these little guys. Have to give them a rest for a bit.

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  7. Rachel - It's not to hard to learn! I just looked at a book and then found a youtube video and I was off!

    Markessa - "delightfully adorable" I like how you described them. :) That's how I feel about them too!

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  8. too darn cute!!....is it possible that i can do them? of course i have no experience at all

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  9. fashionable AND crafty? well done!

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  10. Now this is going to be the next big thing in wedding toppers. I am so obsessed with looking at these. I might just replace the photo of the Mr. and I on my desktop with the one of them kissing!

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  11. so adorable! I thinks it's time I broke out the crochet hooks too, though it's been YEARS. I wonder if I remember how? wish me luck, lol

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  12. Those are too stinkin' cute!

    I'm amazed that you're not a pro by the looks of those little cuties!! :)

    Stop being modest - you ROCK at crocheting, don't you!? You're secretly a pro...

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  13. Those are TOOO CUTE! So is Savvy!!!

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  14. abbie - thanks!

    milly - you can! Seriously before I made these I was a total beginner. You can ask J. I made a lot of ugly coasters to practice.

    emily - thanks!

    jenna - aww! they would be honored to be on your desktop! I was thinking of making them into ring holders too.

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  15. miss burb - I'm sure once you get the hang of things you will remember. And I swear these are not too hard to make. You only do like 3 types of stitches. It's mainly just single crochet.

    Ashley - ha! I think the pros would laugh at my little turtles. I saw some that were AMAZING.

    AmyJean - aww thanks! Savvy was so curious as to why i was taking pictures of those things and not her!

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  16. i'll take two turtles, please. ;-) these two make the most precious little pair. adorable!

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  17. Those are so incredible cute!!! My lil brother and his wife are expecting and they would love these as a gift! too bad I could never make them!

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  18. i knew you already made a pig because i'm awesome like that :-)! haha. if you have the time to make one, either let me pay you for it or let me send you a little thank you present!!!! if you don't have time, no big deal :-)! xoxo.

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  19. those are absolutely adorable!! i enjoy making crafts too! my friends call me martha stewart all time.. haha

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  20. OMG!!! Those are the bees knees! I love that they are a "couple". Ok when are you opening your Etsy store?

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  21. oh my goodnesss, these are too cute! i love them...awww!!!!

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  22. are you effing KIDDING ME WITH THESE??!?!?!?!? NO, I cannot handle the cuteness!!! and you MADE THEM!??!?!? omg. are you selling on etsy yet? cuz you totally would SELL OUT! These are to die for!! and the chairs...omg. you're killing me with cuteness.

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  23. aaaaaaaaaaaamazing. i want. make me something and i will get you an advanced copy o my book ;)

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  24. Those are the most adorable little things I think I've ever seen. I LOVE them! Great job, you crafty, crafty woman, you!!! :) I'd love to borrow the pattern but I feel I'm somewhat "domestically disabled"...lol.

    Thanks for sharing these cuties,
    -Jaime @ "It's A Jaime Thing"

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  25. Hey lady, I'd love to feature your adorable creation on my blog, would you mind if I posted a pic and a link back to your blog? Let me know - email me, itsajaimething@yahoo.com

    Cheers!
    -Jaime
    www.itsajaimething.com

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