Saturday, 31 January 2015

Teo Bear The Ami

by Mary's Amiland, November 2014

Teo has been so much fun to design and I hope you will have as much fun at crocheting him. His outfit has been inspired by a famous American football team.
What I love of him is his funny expression, he makes me smile any time I look at him.

Teo was featured in Entwine The Crochet Magazine in December 2014 issue.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

WIP Update - Butterfly

WIP: it is time for me to get my butterfly done, I have made the sketch and now I’m trying to translate it into an amigurumi pattern. I’m experimenting shapes and colours combos and while I’m doing so I keep in mind Dan Bumblebee. Why? Because my butterfly, Rose, is going to become his fiancĂ©e !

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Appling safety eyes and nose

I do not know about you but I have always been fighting with safety eyes. Any time I had to apply them it had taken me a while until I was able to complete the task.
Now I know why, I have always done the wrong thing!
I thought to share with you my discovery in this field hoping you may benefit of it.

You have already inserted the eyes and/or the nose in the amigurumi’s head and you are ready to fix them in the back.

First thing to do is to warm up the concave part of the washer. I usually put it close to the cooktop holding it with a pair of pliers for few seconds.

Next you place the warmed washer on the rod of the eye in the back part of the amigurumi's head with the dome side facing you. Push it down helping yourself with the small plastic dishes that come along with the safety eyes purchase.

When the washer goes cold again it will harden and not come apart.
You are now done!

Isn’t easy ..... if you know what to do?

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Mom and Baby Koalas The Amis

by Mary’s Amiland, December 2014

I could not start the year better, I entered the design contest with the theme “Parent and baby animals” on at the end of December 2014.

This is another milestone in my adventure in the amigurumis world, only a year ago I did not feel I could take part of it. This time, instead, I have taken the challenge and created these two cute koalas, Mom Tina and Baby Oscar.