Sunday, April 26, 2009

Big Things Come in Small Packages

These little gals look like my usual ami bunnies, don't they? But what you don't know is that they're packing a little surprise . . . and I do mean LITTLE. :)

I never imagined I would -- or even could -- make amigurumi this small, but after a yarn mail order mishap (the new yarn I purchased was soooooo thin), I decided to make do with what I had. When life gives you lemons, you know? :)

All in all it wasn't so bad working with lace weight mohair yarn. It involved a ton of squinting. And lots of creative thinking to try to scale things down, yet still maintain my meticulous, borderline obsessive attention to detail. Oh, and there was a bit of cursing, too. :)

Sewing their fabric ear insets were a bit of chore. And I decided to crochet their smocks because just thinking about sewing something so tiny would likely cause my head to explode. I did, however, crochet the tiniest heart applique and stitched that onto the smock. I'll admit I'm a bit of a masochist when it comes to my crafting.

Here's a shot of their backside. I had to nix the pom-pom tails since I could not make them that small. I crocheted them instead.

Finally, in my unending quest to use what I have, I grabbed some origami paper and made these little origami packages to tuck the bunnies in. I crocheted the handles with some cotton thread and I cut some tags from cardstock. They're now ready for gift giving!

I'll likely have these mini ami bunnies in my shop next weekend if anyone is interested.

Thank you again for visiting! Happy crafting!

25 comments:

mushroommeadows said...

so small bug BIG in cuteness!

Amanda Carey said...

OMG! These are so cute! :)

La MaƱosa said...

Oh my gosh, these are so adorable!! What a fortunate result from your accidental yarn order.

tracy said...

oh, sooo cute! "when live gives you lemons" - this a sure sign of your great talent. their teeny tiny detail is fantastic!!! :D

◕‿◕ bunny_kawaii ◕‿◕ said...

you were beautiful, they are a fan of your amigurumis recently did a captus to me like but mother of my boyfriend in law ... happiness are beautiful ... I leave you my blog
http://amigurimis-cute.blogspot.com/

Saskia said...

So, so cute!!!!!! Lovely work, lovely details (flowers, pom pom, heart,...). I love it!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Tizzalicious said...

Aaaw, teeny tiny cuteness! They are fantastic. Your crochet skills never fail to impress me!

Holly said...

Wow, you did such an awesome job with the teeeeeny yarn (doesn't it drive you crazy!) Your little bears are ADORABLE!

Til said...

Hello! I have a present waiting for you in my blog. Come to pick it up!

Ana said...

Ohh!! I love them!! You are an artist!!!

Lyn said...

You are always doing something so wonderful. I cannot help but smile each time I read your blog! =)So thanks for making my day a little happier =)
PS: Thanks for visiting my blog too. Comments are always so delighful, me thinks! =D

Carrie Me! said...

As always...completely adorable!! You are so talented =)

Pigwidget said...

They are just so cute and perfect in every detail... worth all the effort, squinting and cursing, definately ;)

I love the teeny gift bags & tags too. Such a lovely idea...

Dolly, crafty hugs, B x

QKY said...

thank you for your comment!!!
^-^

kises

Rebecca said...

Oh my word so tiny! And with laceweight mohair?! My goodness. They are so adorable. The love and care you put into your creations really does shine through.

Best wishes,
Becca

Kathy said...

cute!
but i was wondering- did you make those bags by using an origami pattern? because i would love to be able to make little bags like that :)

Pihcol said...

Just when I thought your ami bunnies couldn't get any cuter...sheesh...you've exceeded the expectations of cuteness once more. I absolutely love what you've done with the origami paper. That's a very clever idea. Will the cuteness ever end? I hope not. ;)

Little Brown Rabbit said...

These are just the cutest things ever!

the enchanted pumpkin said...

omg! those bunnies are so adorable! i love them! and so tiny! just perfect!
thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. i've actually been reading nicholas sparks lately. i just finished the lucky one which was really good.
hope you are well! bigg huggs!

in company with sparkles said...

How incredibly tiny! They're so cute. Definitely a good example of perseverance!
Plumerias are really lovely. One of my favourite Bath and Body Works lotions is actually plumeria scented - but whenever I smell the flowers outside our house they never have the same fragrance!

FrolleinSuzy said...

Oh so cute things.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thanks for the sweet compliment on my blog :) Your mini bunnys are just heavenly!!! Have a great week!

Hugs!
Sandy

skippinginthemeadow said...

Cute! cute!! cute!!!
I don't think I have enough pennies to purchase one of these right now :o( maybe in a couple of weeks though. Will you be making more of these little sweethearts?
xx
sumea

Andrea Rooks said...

So precious! It looks like your persistence really paid off!

Um pouco mais de mim... said...

Muito fofos estes coelhinhos!
Amei!