AMIGURUMI

Hi There Artisans, I am sending you a great big HELLO!! to each one of you… how’s it going? your list is getting smaller huh?? :-) I truly hope so…

Today I want to bring to you the art of Amigurumi. It is a technique where you knit or crochet small animals or people or etc. It originated in Japan but you can find experts all over the world.

I have trouble using this technique, I think I need more practice :-) I cannot seem to adjust each part and let it look like a REAL animal or fruit, I just cannot..I started a frog long time ago and it still does not look like a frog, so I had to leave it for now…

So, let me show you some from google, maybe you can master it…

 

 

Enjoy!!! Learn something new today!!! Enjoy today it is a gift!! :-)

CHRISTMAS CROCHET BALLS

Remember the 4 motifs we didn’t use for the Bruges Lace doily? well I gave them new life as a Christmas recycled ball.

Just add whatever stitches you want and start to decrease to fit your ball. The last few rows will be done with the ball already in place.

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It warms my heart that we did not need to unravel, I am still working on the last one. The stitches can be clusters or popcorn stitch for a 3D look or just waves for an open lacy look, just Do It Your Way :-)

Next, I worked on santa’s gift tags, I used popcorn stitch for his beard and single and double crochet for his hat.

 

 

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Have a great weekend Artisans, I hope you are checking off your Christmas list…See You Soon

 

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ECLECTIC!!

This post is just to highlight several things. My Pinterest Board is growing with fabulous inspirations and I wish you could visit me and say Hi :-) and follow me if you choose, I will follow back.

Here are some pins I think you will enjoy.. free crochet soap saver pattern free crochet soap sack pattern

Beautiful #crochet hangers from @Sandra Pendle (Cherry Heart)Dalek Hanging Towel by Critical Stitch | Crocheting Pattern

If you want to do any of these please keep in mind the thread or yarn you are using. While thread is definitely pretty and exquisite looking it does take more time to complete a project.

Bulky yarn on the other hand is a fast and nice and usually doesn’t give you a migraine if you have to unravel, so it is a good choice if you don’t have too much time.

I need to post on slippers again because my friend Vickie asked me about what to put on the bottom of the slippers so to not have the slippers give us a broken bone.

I love lots of colors when I am thinking of Christmas Projects but Red and Green or Red and White will always be my favorites.

See You Soon, okay?!!

Two Little C's: Elephant Square Free Pattern

 

 

CHRISTMAS SLIPPERS

Christmas morning is special because of several things…  at the top of the list is: you get to wear nice warm crochet slippers with your new pajamas :-)

google..

 

 

Last year we had a fun Road Trip where we made Christmas slippers, it did not take forever because we used bulky yarn, and easy stitches, I really enjoyed that trip.

 

 

Time is flying and I have no idea if I can have another Slipper CAL, but please use these as inspiration and keep your hands busy :-)

See You Soon..

 

ARE YOU A DETAILED ARTISAN??

I am hoping you had a very restful and creative weekend and you and I are ready to reach 100 miles a minute on our Christmas projects. 

The tittle to the post is an important one to me because I tend to work on a project until I feel I have attained what I had in mind for my “child”. Sometimes that means simple and practical and sometimes it means elaborate and over the top, it is just a frame of mind.

You know when a project is completed, no need to keep going, you will only unravel it later, which is a bad word :-)

I usually visualized something I want to make and then choose the stitches and the colors and yarn, but many times my work evolves while I am working on it.

Sometimes I say to my “son” or “daughter” : You don’t look “right” something is off, then I unravel or change stitches and decide if it looks perfect, whatever that means to me at that precise moment :-)

At that point I feel it is okay to proceed to next row, does that happens to you too? I know most of us think alike…

Look at this nut I found on google 

  isn’t it perfect looking? or these pears

 

Aren’t each one of these just perfect looking? I think they are, I wouldn’t change anything.

Remember when I had the Road Trip aka the Bruges Lace and Bullion Stitch CAL? and there were 4 circles we didn’t use because they couldn’t fit in the design? well what happened back then is that I had visualized one thing and then couldn’t bring it to life :-) I guess I need more practice..Practice makes Perfect, but I have good news: I am using those circles to revamp old christmas tree balls.

I want to go from  Product Details to this 

I have one almost finished, will hopefully present them tomorrow, well this is all for today Monday, I hope to see you soon… Enjoy Today!!! Work hard….

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