Friday, 23 October 2009

Toy soldier amigurumi

I have recently been struggling a bit to come up with new and original christmas amigurumi ideas - i have been trying to think of something that hasn't been done before, and it proved quite difficult. After unsuccessfully coming up with anything i asked my husband james what he thought i should crochet - A toy soldier was his reply. Being a girl i have never owned a toy soldier before and wasn't quite sure exactly what one should look like, so after trawling internet pictures and the odd bit of input from james i think i have come up with a corker. Once i got started i just couldn't stop adding detail!! first the epaulettes, then the detail on the hat and then i even crocheted som brass buttons to go on the front of the uniform!
I have listed him for sale on etsy and will be adding the pattern pdf soon!! x

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Mrs Claus bear

Finished! my Mrs claus Christmas bear- she has been a long time coming due to my cold, but good things come and all that. She is available for purchase in my etsy store and i will be listing the pattern very soon for you to have a go at making your own if you like!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Hamishs' haircut

here are a few pictures of Hamish after i gave him his last haircut before winter - isn't he handsome!!
I haven't been able to post for a while as i have been sick with a horrible flu like virus. This also means i haven't been able to crochet (boo hoo) so my Etsy store is still looking really bare. On the upside though, i have been working on a lovely, cute and cuddly cristmas 'Mrs claus' bear - she is just like the 'James' bear (named after my lovely husband!) but has on a gorgeous red dress with white trim and a mop cap of the same design-pictures to be posted soon when she is complete!
i am really looking forward to christmas this year and have nearly finished my christmas shopping (super eager i know!). Making the 'Mrs claus' bear has really got me into the christmas spirit and i am probably more excited that Rosie!!!!!