Thursday, 26 April 2018

Lisa Whale the Ami

I had been working on arched shapes suitable for sea world characters for a while. I collected a large number of failures so I put the idea aside until I made a sketch of a whale on a rainy afternoon.
That was Lisa, she was adorable and I could not try and make her straightaway. I was so happy with her curved body and smiling face at the end. Is she not the cutest whale in the Amigurumi World?

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Samuel Owl the Ami

One day I saw a plushie with striped paws in a shop and I got in love with that idea.
Samuel was the perfect character to bring those stripes into one of my projects. I started off with a sketch that resembled a real owl, but as I crocheted him I let my creativeness to be free and do what it wanted.

I was so pleased to find myself with such a cutie at the end, he has a sweet shy glance that immediately wins your heart. I love his big feet …with a talon less!

 Samuel Owl pattern was featured in Love Crochet Issue 52, October 2017

Sunday, 4 February 2018

George Lizard the Ami

When I drew the sketch of this lizard the character I had in mind was not captured at all, it had been the worst drawing I had ever made until then.
By the time I completed the head and the body my inspiration was gone, George stood in my project bag for several months until suddenly I completed him in a matter of few days.
I made a phenomenal amount of mistakes, all key to lead me to this super cute guy. I’m so happy with the way he turned out, is he not cool with his orange tie with the little ladybug on it?

Sunday, 24 December 2017

2018 Greetings

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy 2018 to you all, see you next year!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Pine Cone Elves

This year I wanted to make something with the pine cones in my garden. I thought pine cone elves were perfect to decorate my house for Christmas.
They are quite fun and quick to make. You can make them in different colors as you wish.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy 4th Birthday Mary's Amiland

Mary’s Amiland celebrates its fourth birthday!
I cannot believe another year has gone by and I’m still as passionate about amigurumi as I was at the start.
This year has been a year of consolidation of the know-how built in the past years. I have become more demanding with my patterns and started some challenging projects that will come into life next year.
Yes, the beauty of this art is the opportunity to expand into new venues and learn something new every day.
Thank you all for your support!

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Clio Butterfly the Ami

by Mary’s Amiland, November 2016

I was about to start another project when Clio came along. This cute butterfly has been a nice unexpected surprise to me and I could not help but start working on her straightaway.
Clio has offered to me a chance to experiment shapes and sizes. The hardest part has been to work out the pattern of the wings, believe it or not I felt I was back at school studying geometry.
Now that she stands in front of me I’m amazed by her simplicity. Her smiling face rewards me for the hard work and makes me feel so proud. What I still cannot tell is from where she came, but I guess this is creativity: an unplanned, uncontrolled reflex of your mind, love that so much!

Clio Butterfly pattern was featured in Love Crochet Issue 44, March 2017