Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hello Ami Bears, Goodbye Blythe Hoods, and an Extra Special Reader Appreciation Giveaway

So what happens when I run out of yarn to make a Sweet Apple Cheek Ami Bunny?

I make a Sweet Apple Cheek Ami Bear! These little girls began life as amigurumi bunnies until I realized that there wasn't enough yarn left in the skein for their big ears and pom-pom tails. I've never made an amigurumi bear before so this was a new adventure for me.

I did a lot of sketching in my trusty doodle notebook before I found a bear head that felt right to me. You'd be surprised by how dramatic a simple bear face can change just by altering the size of the nose or the placement of the ears.

Here is another shot of them wearing the other side of their reversible apron dresses.

These little gals will be in my shop soon if anyone is interested.


Speaking of the shop, the last of the Blythe Bouncy Bunny Ear Hoods will go in, too. It's not the last hoods forever, but certainly the last for awhile (unless somone makes a special request because I always oblige). It's just that I have so many exciting project ideas whirling around in my head that I need to get to before they dissipate.

I'm so thrilled because I'm having my birthday this month! It will be doubly exciting because my best pal P has his birthday just four days after mine so we plan on a ton of celebrating. I want to extend the celebration to you by making April's Reader Appreciation Giveaway something extra special. The person I choose at random from the comment pool will receive all the goodies below (a stationary set, a lead pencil, a refrigerator magnet, 3 rubber stamps, a mini sticker book, a stencil ruler) and then some -- I will throw in another surprise gift for some extra fun! :)

Finally, to anyone else that shares a birthday in April with me -- HAPPY BIRTH MONTH!!! :)

25 comments:

Wasted Wishes said...

That first bear sketch looks like a little panda! So cute. And I love the bunny hoods, I want one in my size!

Cathy said...

I love the tiny cherries on the Bunny Hood! So adorable. :)

tracy said...

oh! one of the dresses reverse to a sweet little cupcake print- adorable! their rosy apple cheeks are super cute. i, too, would love a bunny hood in my size!

Marce said...

Omg! i love all of yours but the bears are really cute and sweet!i find always in your blog beautiful and original things, and happy day! i hope you pass the day whit peace and love! and i hope winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!jjajajaj
this giveaway are great!
hugs!

Rebecca said...

I love the new bears! It's so funny how new ideas come about :^) I love them as well as the cute cupcakes you do too!!! Hope some day to own one of my own :^)

PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNSHINE!!!!

~Minkey

FrolleinSuzy said...

I wish you an early happy birthday and lots of great ideas in the next year.

Kristin L said...

Happy Birthday! Your bears are adorable. I love their sweet cheeks and reversible dresses. :-)

redbag said...

Happy upcoming birthday! I love how the bears turned out, they're no less cute than the bunnies =)

Tizzalicious said...

The bears are so cuuuute!

On the sketch with the biggest ears they kind of look like mice...maybe an idea for the future?

Carrie Me! said...

So sweet of you! Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a wonderful celebration =)

Skulleigh said...

Happy Birthday!

I might have to stalk the shop for one of those hoods if you're not going to do them anymore :D They are too cute to pass up!

The bears are so sweet. I agree, it's interesting how feature placement can make such a difference.

Leonor said...

hi!!
love the bears! i think you picked the right design for its head :)
thank you for the giveaway, its always exciting to enter a contest...

Kathy said...

oooo, such cuteness! i love the bunny ears. would you consider making them bigger? ;)

Lyn said...

Happy Birthday! =)

And the Ami bears are so adorable! The dresses suit them so much too =)

Hope you have a wonderful birthday month!

the enchanted pumpkin said...

oh wow! your bears came out adorable! don't you love when you come up with something cute out of a problem! and wahat a great giveaway this month! i wish you a super happy birthday! many huggs!

TracyC said...

Happy Birthday! The bears are adorable--love their happy faces.

Little Brown Rabbit said...

Hope you have a great Birthday!!!
What a lovely Giveaway- please may I join in?
Em x

Holly said...

Those are adorable, Happy birthday! No need to consider me for the really nice giveaway, just wanted to pop in to say I love your ami bears!

Sugar-Coated said...

Happy Birthday to you and P! Have fun celebrating!
Your Sweet Apple Cheek Ami Bears are so adorable. Isn't it funny how a yarn mishap can become such a wonderful thing. ^^

Gina2424 said...

Love your bears! And Happy Birthday whatever the date! Wish you could come to Blythe Con.

in company with sparkles said...

I hope you have a fantastic birthday! When is Loovee's birthday? The bears really are a darling idea - good thinking! It's always nice to think of a way to salvage a project!

Sandy Michelle said...

Those bears are so cute! Happy Early Birthday!!

Sandy xox

skippinginthemeadow said...

Many thanks for your warm comments on my blog. Happy Birthday to You :o) I hope you have a wonderful day. I love your bears. I have a bunnymade by you, a present from my daughter. She (the bunny) is on my latest post among my Easter pictures. We love her very much.
xx
sumea

◕‿◕ バニー かわいい ◕‿◕ said...

All So Beatifull congratuletion!from Mexico

Hel said...

OMG Those bears break my heart so cute!

x hel x