Saturday, 22 August 2015

Minou Cat The Ami

by Mary’s Amiland, August 2015

I made this pattern soon after I had started designing amigurumi, and it is still one of my favourite works. I have decided to enhance the instructions with the learning gained in these years and to put the pattern in the format I currently use.
At the beginning of my adventure as designer I was not used to give names to my characters, nowadays they all have one even before coming to life. While I was refreshing the pattern, I named this lovely cat Minou after a cat I had when I was a child.

One a funny note Minou (on the left) is taller than the first one made a year ago... same pattern, same yarn and same crocheter :)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

WIP: Charley Bull Cow The Ami

I’m working on something new, another farm animal. This time it is a HE and he is called Charley.
Here is my source of inspiration, a young bull cow.
I hope to be able to give him the joyful character I have in mind.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Patty Pig The Ami

by Mary’s Amiland, July 2015

When inspiration comes unexpectedly, it makes you do just the right thing. This is what happened with Patty, I made her sketch in thirty minutes and it was love at first glance!
Among the farm animals that I have drawn, she is the one with the strongest personality. She knows exactly what she wants… indeed she made me do her pattern first.
Patty loves fashion, so I had to think of a trendy outfit for her. I came up with the idea to make a dungarees, and a set made of a tiny purse and a bag enhanced with embroidered French knots on the top.
She is ready to go out shopping!

I’m in love with this character, is she not absolutely cool?

*Special Thanks* to Tanya Naser from HodgePodgeCrochet who kindly agreed on including her beautiful eyes’ pattern with my ami.