Happy Halloween!

Hello all!! I hope everyone is having a splendid day! :]

Today I'd like to show you one of my "old" designs. 
By "old" I mean one of my originals what has been tweaked so much that I don't even use hardly any pieces of the original pattern.

A Ginger Tabby~ Isn't it a cutie?  The stripes were my sisters idea :]
I love it's tail so I'll probably be incorporating it into my current kitty design.  

The main reason why I shelved this design was the labor-intensive arms, legs, and ears. Making so many little pieces was hard and then trying to sew them on was frustrating. If I was to do it over again, I'd make the body smaller, redo the ears, and use my current head design (which is cuter, imo.) I'd keep the arms; I've learned a few tricks since this design that'll make adding the small pieces easier. 

I debated selling it for a long time; it sat next to me in my crafty area as a constant reminder to make up my mind.  I finally decided to give her a new nose and list her in the shop! 

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! 



Wanna Narwhal?

So, I've been busy! Have you ever been working on a project and bam!, out of nowhere a new idea hits you? That's how inspiration seems to hit me; all at once and I can't keep up! My poor hands! 
I love making amigurumi whales and I wanted to modify the pattern and make some amigurumi narwhals! Narwhals are so cute and have become really popular! I knew I wanted to use my whale pattern as the base design, but I couldn't figure out a good horn until about a day later, when it suddenly hit me! I used several slip stitches pulled tightly over a single strand of yarn to make a study horn!  If you've ever made friendship bracelets with the square knot then you're probably familiar with this concept. It takes a lot of patience to get it just right, but when I do, the horns look great! Sometimes I have to make them two or three times! Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist! 
❤ Narwhal Love 
I loved making these little guys! I think they turned out perfect and so cute ❤ 

Some fun facts about narwhals!

1. They are the closest relatives of the beluga whale; the older they get, the whiter they become like their cousin. 
2. Both males and females grow tusks, with the male's always longer. Both can have double tusks but it's very rare.
3. The tusk is actually the upper left canine tooth! It's a tooth!! (so cool!)
4. Narwhals are a northern-arctic whale, rarely traveling south. They are still hunted by the Inuits for food.
5. They live long lives, older than 50 years typically. Their natural predators are humans, killer whales and polar bears. 

I love scientific animal facts!! I hope you do too~ 

See them in my shop



The Pumpkin Pattern

Fall wouldn't be complete without some harvest decor! 

The finished pumpkin measures about 2" x 2" but could be larger or smaller depending on the yarn choice. Bulky yarn would make an adorable, chubby pumpkin! 
I hope you enjoy this little pumpkin amigurumi pattern!

❤ 4 ply - worsted weight yarn, two colors - I love Loops & Thread's Impeccable at Michael's
❤ Crochet hook size E (3.5mm) or F (3.75mm) - I used a F hook
❤ Tapestry/yarn needle
❤ Polyfil stuffing or a stuffing of your choice

Rnd 1: Magic ring 6 sc [6]
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st [12]
Rnd 3: (sc 1, inc in next st) repeat 6 times [18]
Rnd 4: (sc 2, then inc in next st) repeat 6 times [24] 
Rnds 5-8: sc in each around [24]
Rnd 9: (sc 2 then dec) repeat 6 times [18] 
Rnd 10: (sc 1 then dec) repeat 6 times [12] 
Start stuffing the pumpkin, leave a just a little squishy 
Rnd 11: dec around [6]

Tie off and leave a long tail. This should be at the top of your pumpkin. Sew the opening closed. Pull your needle down through the center of pumpkin, bring it back around and down through the center again. Repeat to create the indented lines that give it that "pumpkin look." I did 5 lines, you can choose more or less depending on what look you want. Tie off to finish, hiding your thread inside. 

Green Stem Topper
Rnd 1: Magic ring 5 sc, sl st to close [5]
Rnd 2: Chain 4. In second st from hook, sl st down in each. [3]
In the next st of center ring, sl st to create a space between each "arm". Repeat Rnd 2 to create  
repeat around circle to create 4 more "arms". 

Tie off and cut a long tail. Thread your needle and pull all of your yarn tail up through the center. Create a slip knot and ch 4. In second st, sc in each st down. Tie off and sew stem securely on top of topper. 
Sew the finished stem topper to pumpkin.

If you find any problems with my pattern please let me know! 
Also, I'd be happy to help you if you have any questions!




An Amigurumi Fall

I love Fall! 

The colder weather, leaves changing colors, 
harvesting corn and beans, bonfires, and apple cider!
And with Halloween just around the corner, 
I wanted to make some cute-not-so-scary creations! 
Bats are really popular and so dang cute!
Here's a few up close:

Hopefully we'll get some sunny days so I can do a photo shoot for better pics, then these little guys will be in the shop! 

For Fall decor, a pumpkin! 

This little guy was quick to whip up! 

I'm working on the pattern for the pumpkin and will have it posted soon, 
I promise!! 

If you've never made your own pattern or design, you really should give it a try.  It's such a rewarding experience holding something you designed then made all by yourself!!  Trust me on this; I design and make everything you see in my blog, including this pumpkin pattern. 
Yes, I looked up other people's pumpkins for ideas, but I didn't copy someone else's pattern, it's wholly my own. And that's what makes it unique! 

Do you have anymore Fall-ish amigurumi ideas for me to try? 
I don't want to make anything creepy, lol, that's just not me. 

I'd love to hear your ideas!!



Amigurumi Whales

People, especially Americans it seems, have an attachment to whales. They're big, beautiful and generally friendly; but what captivates our minds most is their mystery. 

Where do they go? Why do humpbacks sing? Why are they so friendly? Why do they seem to have a mutual curiosity of us? They don't seem to fear us. Why?  We may never found out and that's what drives to know more! 


These amigurumi whales are tiny, about 1" high by 2" long. I gave each one a  heart on their bellies and I'm looking forward to making more! 

Right now my current project is designing and making brand-new Fall ami's! 
The newest: Bats! 

Cute, adorable, tiny bats

I can't wait to show you!! (Here they are!)



New Amigurumi Designs and 4 Crochet Patterns

~New Design~ 

Today I'd like to introduce you to Gladie and Violet:

Two sweet bunnies! 
I made Violet first and loved her immediately! 
I am going to keep her for my own collection, 
something I rarely do. 
I love their ears!
 That's one of the really neat things about amigurumi, ami's are quite
poseable and moldable without wire. 

Gladie will be in the shop soon! 

~Free Pattern Link~

Conversations are great inspiration starters! 
Talking with my mom in-law sparked a search for a good crochet dishcloth pattern - a free one. 
 I love free stuff! :D
Who doesn't right? 
I whipped this up in about 2 or so hours - a bit long but it was my first attempt at this project. 

The pattern I used had four free patterns!
 I found them at Ball Hank n' Skein:

I used her first pattern and tried two of the other ones, 
but this one is by far my favorite! 


I wanted to add more penguins to my shop 
so I set about to make some more. 
I never liked making the original feet so I tried something new!
 See? Poseable! 
What do you all think? 
Do you like the foot re-design?

 These little guys will also be in the shop soon,
hopefully today :]