Saturday, May 8, 2010

Slowly, but surely . . .

I've been working at a turtle's pace on these amigurumi. I wanted to add a bit of zing to my usual bunnies and bears, and whenever I'm brainstorming new ideas I'm always slow to realize them because there's so much trial and error . . . and more error . . . involved.

As you can see they haven't changed all that much. I didn't want to do an extreme makeover. I needed to keep their charm . . . and then add a dose of oomph! :) I did that by focusing on the little details.



I started out by selecting quality mohair yarns with a wonderful fuzz factor for the little critters. Fuzzier is always better, I think. :) And then for their apron dresses, I chose some lovely fabrics -- a pink embroidered cotton gauze, an imported Liberty of London lawn, and a dainty daisy pique.

With color coordinating cotton thread, I crocheted a picot lace to go around the edge of the dresses and created a Peter Pan collar at the necklines.

To top it all off I changed the routine wool felt flower by their ears. After fiddling with a bunch of flower variations, I came up with these crochet puff petal flowers with glass bead centers. I just love how sweet and plump they look.

These three munchkins will be in my shop soon.

And please stay tuned for my next post. I'm so excited to share my next project with you. It's an amigurumi animal I've never made before. Being that it's another new idea it may take a bit of time, but I promise you it will be worth the wait. :)

Thank you again for visiting!

12 comments:

Mari said...

very beautiful!

Tizzalicious said...

They are adorable as always :D I love their new hair flowers.

claribari said...

I am SO SO SO happy to see a new post from one of my favorite bloggers! I went back and re-read a lot of your Blythe posts...because I'm happily awaiting my first dollie in the mail! Can't wait to see the new amigurumi <3

PAQUI said...

Que lindos y tiernos, enhorabuena.
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Fratzi said...

Perfekt!

Maritza Ramírez said...

So cute!! i liked your work very much!!
Greetings from Chile

Andrea Gaida said...

It was worth waiting for those small but delicate "improvements" and little details. I never thought, your bunnies and bears could get even cuter - but they are!

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Your stuff is so cute!!!

Pigwidget said...

Hello stranger! Just thought I'd take a few spare moments today to catch up with all the dolly blogs I follow. These 'oomphed' bunnies are adorable and totally worth your efforts in realising them. I hope they are huge hit in your shop :D Hugs, xox

Andrea Rooks said...

Absolutely adorable! I love them all and am so impressed with and inspired by your attention to detail!

crealientje said...

what a beautiful blog.
youre creaties a so cute!

Little Brown Rabbit said...

soooooo cute!!