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!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Arnold the Penguin - New Amigurumi Crochet Tutorial

Penguin Pattern - Arnold the Penguin - Make Your Own Gorgeous Penguin

Something new for penguin enthusiasts.
When I designed Cara and Milo Penguins at the end of the 2016 then I wanted to make a little amigurumi penguin as well. Arnold the Penguin was born and now the pattern is available in my Etsy Shop. If you like penguins then you could give it a try. It´s a digital download and printable.
I used Drops Air as the main yarn for the penguin and 2,5mm crochet hook, hand painted 8mm dark- blue eyes, but simple black eyes will do the trick. 
This crochet penguin is a weekend project really and can be customized with different type of scarfs. Perfect for gift. For light grey scarf  I used Drops Puna and it was crocheted trough back loops only.

 He´s soft and has a cute "just hug me" look. 

Arnold also has a little tail :) 

and for the grey-red scarf version I used a crochet tube with a craft wire inside. It makes the scarf bendable and allows to give a wind effect.

Thank you for visiting and welcome back! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern: Cara and Milo

Amigurumi Crochet Penguins

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern is out now. Nice pale pink and baby blue, pink for a girl and blue for a boy or make them both.
It all started in December where a friend of mine ordered two penguins for her daughter. They had to look like baby benguins.  I started designing and this is what came out: here Debbie Bliss Railto DK and Drops Air were used. 2,5mm crochet hook, approx. 22 cm/8,7 inc

First ones, black and white photo

You may want to create different facial expressions by adding little eyebrows or eyelashes or just an eyelid... smaller, bigger, thicker or thinner, with black or brown. I did little surprised look eyebrows for Milo and shy look for Cara, just perfect!

This crochet penguin pattern can also be found on Raverly: