Sorry I haven't been updating the blog quite as much lately. We have been going a million miles an hour in a thousand different directions lately. We celebrated my daughter's 4th Birthday over the past couple weekends in two different states. We are also expecting another little girl so I am starting some baby blankets for her. Also, a lot of the orders that have been made in the past month or so are replicas of previous items and I don't want to bore you with the same stuff over and over again.
I should have some new exciting holiday stuff coming up in the near future though, so keep an eye out for that!! But for now I wanted to share a couple of the items I have made this month. I made this custom Boba Fett hat a few weeks ago. It was a lot more work than I originally expected, but totally worth it in the end. I didn't use a pattern for this item, just kind of winged it, hehe. The red part in the front of the helmet, the sides(not necessarily the embellishments), and the hat itself were all made with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, which I normally use if I am not making a blanket. The rest, including the black part behind the red part of the helmet is felt. I needed to use a lot of felt for this just to get it as detailed as possible. I think after this project I am going to look into using fabric glue...sewing on all these tiny parts gets a little tedious.
In addition to the Boba Fett hat, I also made a custom Oogie Boogie Amigurumi (pictured below) for my BFF for her birthday. I didn't really have a whole lot to compare him to, so this one was completely my own and I found it hard to find any inspiration anywhere. He is green, like the blacklight Oogie Boogie from the movie, which she wanted, instead of the standard potato sack looking one. I hope you guys enjoy!!! I can't wait to share some of the stuff I will be making in the coming months, including a crocodile stitch baby blanket replica (I originally saw a picture of the blanket online but am recreating it myself without a pattern)!!!
I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to make all kinds of things in the past couple of weeks. It has kept me very busy and once again challenged me in new ways. This is a Pinkie Pie Amigurumi I made for a friend as a birthday present. I still have not had the chance to give it to her, but cannot wait to. The eyes were quite a hassle to make, but I really wanted to take my time so I could get the adorable anime eye type of look that she needed. I used felt to make the eyes and mouth, Caron Simply Soft Yarn for the pony's body and cutie mark, and 100% Cotton Peaches N Creme Yarn for the hair. I hope you guys enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it. I may be making something similar (but probably a unicorn) for my daughter in the near future, so keep an eye out for it!
Also as a custom order last week I made this adorable Brown and Blue Spotted Piggy Ami. I made the eyes and nose holes with felt, the body with Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, and the polka dots with Caron Simply Soft Yarn. This one was a lot less challenging than the pony, but was still very time consuming with all of the spots. The ears were also a bit of a challenge, but making two layers seemed to make them a lot more poseable. This is another ami I would really like to try and attempt again in the future...maybe without the polka dots, hehe.
The one last bit of news I have is that I am participating in a Giveaway this week. For those of you that don't follow me on Facebook, follow the link below and follow the instructions to enter the contest. It is being held by Sew Crafty Baby, and there are all kinds of amazing prizes, including an Infant Size Mickey Mouse Earflap Hat from Hook In Mouth Crochet!!!