Saturday, March 2, 2019

Hand-Painted Toy Eyes - new sets available


There are some new hand-painted toy and doll eyes for amigurumi and or any handmade toys available now in my Etsy Shop: TinyAmigurumi
Painting these toy eyes take a long time but they really make a difference if you spend so much time in creating toys. I paint only small sets.
Some examples of these my hand-painted safety eyes for toys

Slit Pupil 18mm Dragon Eyes If you believe in magical creatures and fantasy animals.
Each pair is unique.

I mix colors, I create effects, I paint, I really want to offer something else for handmade creations.

Eyes for handmade teddy bears. 12mm, hand-painted.

15mm hand-painted toy eyes, 10 pairs, lovely colors.

 12mm hand painted toy eyes with ice and pearl effect. "Ice on ice".

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 - Golden Pig - Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Crochet Mini Pig - Golden Pig - Chinese New Year

Trust the magic of new beginnings! What better way to get the Chinese New Year spirit than to crochet a lovely piglet, golden one. I used Mini Amigurumi Crochet Pig Pattern and Brilla yarn by Filatura di Crosa, 2mm crochet hook, 6mm black safety eyes. It´s a relatively easy amigurumi pattern to follow and contains lots of photos. Definitely a nice crochet project for the upcoming Valentine`s day as well. Piglets are so lovable and also a symbol of wealth and fortune. Shine Piglet Shine! Handmade and so precious! 

All things with yellow - golden touch!

Capturing the magical moment :)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Lucas the Teddy Bear Pattern - Amigurumi Crochet

Lucas the Teddy Bear (We´re one but we´re not the same!)

My latest three teddy bears: made with Lucas the Teddy Bear Pattern  The original Lucas the teddy bear pattern calls for hook size number 2, but here I used 3mm crochet hook for the very first time in my life. :) I use 2.5mm hook with most of my yarns, they are often DK/Worsted weight or 2mm with Sports weight for smaller ones like this mini bunny.
Lucas the Teddy Bear works with all kind of yarn and hook sizes, design won´t change. Excellent. And I like to follow my patterns on a smartphone. :)
I used Scheepjes Stone Washed XL yarn (Yellow Jasper), 3mm crochet hook, 8mm hand-painted safety eyes, cotton thread for the nose. Needed 3 balls/skeins on the dot of this beautiful yarn - 150 grams. I recommend buying 4, just in case, if you´d want to try with a 3.5mm crochet hook as well. 
I followed more or less this list:

1st ball: legs, ears, a tail

2nd ball: a body, a hand

3rd ball: second hand, a head

Some amigurumi videos for tips, how to embroider the nose etc: Amigurumi Video Tutorials

They would make such a nice gift for triplets :)
You can give your time by giving someone a teddy bear you´ve crocheted up yourself. Big and small at the same time. Teddy bear is a lifetime friend - a timeless keepsake. 

My desk with my very first Lucas the Teddy bear on the right side. 

I also bought Stone Washed XL Moon Stone and some other colors, want to make more crochet teddy bears, 6 all together. Will see...
Thank you for stopping by. It´s so nearly the time to close the door on 2018 and step into 2019. See you! I´m grateful. Thank you!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Toys and Dolls, 12mm, 15mm, 20mm

Beautiful safety eyes for beautiful toys

All hand-painted with care. 

These hand-painted safety eyes give a unique look to handmade creations. New sets of hand-painted safety eyes now available in my shop: TinyAmigurumi
Sometimes I have a stiff neck because of painting each safety eyes one by one, adding more layers and using varnish afterwards but I´ve seen amazing handmade dolls and toys with these eyes used. So if you use my hand-painted safety eyes for your work add a hashtag #happamigurumi that I could see them even more.

If I look into those hand-painted safety eyes I can see so many cute amigurumi crochet teddy bears. Some with a warmish undertone, some with pearl effect  - perfect for handmade teddy bears

Have you seen those big-eyes toys? New finished clams. Nothing but eyes kind of feeling. 
20mm glitter eyes If the question is Glitter then the answer is yes! 

Want to put the finishing touches on your doll or amigurumi toy? Plastic safety eyes are an adorable option for crochet toy project to make them unique.

The coloring is a bit different when the light hits it. 

Note: These are still small pieces that present a choking hazard to children under 3 years or if they put things in their mouth.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Baby Shower Gift Ideas: Crochet Teddy Bear

Baby Shower Gifts

Teddy Bear Crochet Pattern

If you want to make a baby shower gift from the heart, then take some days to crochet a teddy bear. I have a perfect Amigurumi Crochet Teddy Bear Pattern for the baby shower: Lucas the Teddy
Personally I adore hand crochet teddy bear toys - They just have this something extra that every mom would like for her child. Crochet Teddy Bear is a lifetime friend and a nice memory - unique gift that is guaranteed to last forever. Crochet Teddy Bears are well loved by young and old. Lucas the Teddy Bear Design works with different yarns and hook sizes, the design won´t change. That´s why I like the design. Instead of buying a ready made teddy bear you could always consider crocheting one yourself. It takes time but it´s totally worth it. 

My baby shower gifts: a Crochet Teddy Bear and a Crochet Rug

I also crocheted a nice rug using tube yarn. Unfortunately didn´t write the pattern down. Love those minimalist colors - different shades of grey and white. My baby shower gifts: a nice combination of a teddy bear and a handmade rug. 

And the baby with her baby shower gifts

Just lovely, no words needed :)

Lucas the Teddy Bear 

Crochet Teddy Bear with beautiful flowers - such beautiful colors!

Happy crocheting!