Sunday, October 8, 2017

Amigurumi Lamb and Purple Storage Basket

Amigurumi Sheep

Lexie Lamb enjoys being photographed. I just felt like taking those photos this weekend, because everybody needs time for themselves and suddenly I discovered myself going trough Buddha quotes and found one for me for this weekend: "your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
I designed Amigurumi Sheep Pattern just a year ago and I like it a lot. This crochet toy doesn´t need much yarn and pattern is easy to follow with step by step photos. 

And doing handmade gifts. It was a nice request from a 8 year old girl who wanted a purple storage basket for herself because I´ve done several for birthdays and one for her sister as well. It´s just lovely! Purple storage basket almost done. I´m using cotton tube (80% recycled cotton) and pure linen yarn (greenish) to make this storage basket.

It´s October in Estonia and nature is offereing beautiful colors this time of year! Hope to capture that as well :)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Think Pink October/ Amigurumi Bunny Brooch/Amigurumi Piglet

As my terrace is all pink on the first day of October:
I don´t know anything about flowers but I love them dearly! Decorate your own soul, as they say.
Little Pink Bunny Brooch as well as my travel compagnon this summer Piglet (check out our little adventures this summer on my Instagram) joined with me. And I love fuchsias, they are so attractive. Pink is nice, fragile, feminine, tender, cute, sweet, charming, romantic, caring. It´s a color of hope and being strong!
And of course, I adore piglets. I find them endearing and pink bunny on black coat? Oh yes!!!

Le premier jour d'octobre ma terrasse est toute en rose:
Je ne sais rien de fleurs mais je les aime vraiment! Pour décorez votre âme, comme on dit.
Petit Broche Lapin  ainsi que mon compagnon de voyage cet été Piglet (nos petites aventures cet été sur mon Instagaram) étaient aussi là.
Et j'aime les fuchsias, ils sont si jolis. Le rose comme une couleur signifie pour moi gentillesse, elle est fragile, féminine, tendre, mignone, douce, charmante, romantique, elle donne espoir etc.
Et bien sûr, j'adore les porcelets. Et le petit lapin rose sur un manteau noir adorable, n´est-ce pas? Oui!!!

Have a nice Octobre!
Je vous souhaite un très joli Octobre!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Embrace Autumn - Hello, fall!

I like autumn because of it´s colors, crisp air and pretty leaves, just beautiful. There is a desire to create, to improvise, to experiment - to reinvigorate.  That´s what I´ve been up to lately because it´s always important to upskill.

Oh, those vivid colors. Crochet rug in process with beautiful mint green eco-friendly tube yarn.

Big things often have small beginnings! 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Silk and Cotton and a Teddy Bear - it´s a boy, again!

Lucas the Teddy is a teddy bear that I can just crochet over and over again and I´m never get tired - all teddy bears often have this impact on me - I just adore teddy bears and want to try different yarns and sizes (one example in process). This teddy bear is crocheted from silk and cotton yarn. I got this yarn on my trip to Finland and when I saw this silk and cotton yarn I knew this is a yarn I want to try out (you should see my desk, it´s full of yarns I want to crochet with). It´s a lovely grey color with a soft pastel shade. (I always like grey, you can combine it with every color, just so convenient). I used 2,5mm crochet hook (Clover) and 6mm black safety eyes. Nose (watch the video how to embroider the teddy´s nose) is embroidered with cotton thread (I can use a variety of shades for a different look). I love my little terrasse full of flowers (getting more and more obsessed by them). Autumn is coming but I still like to sit even for 10 minutes to enjoy my tisane :)

Lucas the Teddy est un ours amigurumi que je peux crocheter de nouveau et je ne me fatigue jamais - tous les ours ont souvent cet impact sur moi - J'adore les ours crocheté en amigurumi et je veux essayer différents fils et tailles (un projet en cours). Cet ours en crochet est realisé de fils de soie et de coton. J'ai trouvé ce fil sur mon voyage en Finlande et quand j'ai vu ce fils de soi et de coton, je savais que c'est un fil que je veux essayer (vous devriez voir mon bureau, il est plein de fils avec lesquels je veux crocheter avec). C'est une belle couleur grise au teint pastel. (J'aime toujours le gris, vous pouvez le combiner avec toutes les couleur, c´est très pratique). J'ai utilisé un crochet de 2,5 mm (Clover) et des yeux de sécurité noirs de 6 mm. Le nez (regarder la vidéo comment broder le nez d´un ours) est brodé avec un fil de coton (je peux obténir une variété de nuances utilisant couleurs différentes). J'aime ma petite terrasse pleine de fleurs (de plus en plus obsédée par celles-là). L'automne arrive, mais j'aime encore m'asseoir même pendant 10 minutes pour  profiter de mon tisane :)
PS! Lucas the Teddy modèle est en Anglais, mais j´ai aussi les abréviations en français et il y a beaucoup de photos.

                                                              Thank you for stopping by! Laura

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

White Lucas The Teddy Bear

I´ve just finished a custom order for a baby to be born in few month. Before heading off to Canada I took some photos of him today at the beach. I just adore Baltic Sea and those windy days as well. Today there was a warm wind. Will share some photos taken with you as well. 
I´ve used Sirdar DK, White Wispers and 2.5 mm crochet hook and Lucas the Teddy Bear PATTERN.
As to my creations I really take time to assemble body parts and also stuffing is really important, to conclude it´s not just crochet it´s your time and good emotions that make your teddy bear special. There´s something about teddy bears that nothing else has, they really can be your lifetime friends.

Have a great life!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Amigurumi Tutorial - Chibi Fox Pattern

New Amigurumi Chibi Fox Pattern is out now

CHIBI FOX PATTERN to be purchased from my Etsy shop

Amigurumi fox is something I´ve wanted to create for a long time and a baby like version with a big head and little body is out now with a small modification on materials used. As I´m fond of chibi style and chibi fox looks so lovely I got ispired to create this little amigurumi chibi fox. Designing took time but I´m really happy with the result. I used 2.5mm clover crochet hook and main color is from Debbie Bliss (Rialto DK), merino. I also used 8mm black safety eyes for this figure and some white(ish) suede for the first version. This Crochet Fox tutorial comes with very detailed instructions on 10 pages with lot of photos to help you along the process. Size is approx. 8 cm/3.15 inc. It means one ball of yarn is more than enough for one fox:) (I got both foxes out of 50 g of a yarn ball).

A reflection? No, there are two versions, first one is with glued felt or suede parts which in some cases is more appropriate and practical but if you like more natural style and prefer crochet troughout the process then I´ve done another version, little embroidered cheeks and working with two colors on body. Everything fully explained in my pattern as well.

 Oh, I like those tails :)

Thank you :)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi

I ´ve painted safety eyes for several years now, mostly to my crochet club members, for my own creations or just because it fulfills the need to paint and work with colors. People have asked do I sell them? I´ve come so far that some of these sets of Amigurumi Gourmet Eyes are available in my Etsy Shop. I use artist´s acrylic paint and acrylic varnish, every pair is worked out with great care. Hand painted amigurumi eyes will make amigurumi toys even more special and unique. These examples are 18mm, slit pupil eyes, perfect for amigurumi lizards, crocodiles, dragons, snakes, cats etc.
Hope you like them too!