Monday, February 19, 2018

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi and Handmade Toys

Some of these New sets of hand painted safety eyes can now be purchased.
These hand painted eyes are made for people who make handmade toys and would like to make their toys even more lovable and unique. If you spend so much time on your creations, hand painted safety eyes are the final detail to be added to make your creations talk. Each safety eye is painted with care and also very fine materials are used - each pair of safety eyes is different. They are also easy to fit by hand. I mix colors. I create effects. I like to add pearl or gold effect. Also "reflection" or even glitter effect. Hand painted safety eyes look natural and that´s why are perfect for handmade toys, like amigurumi crocheted toys, handmade plushies, stuffed toys.

Eyes I´m painting are coming from Japan, where amigurumi originates! It means they are with really good quality. And I´m using fine artist colors and varnish. This makes them unique.

This is how I place them on a cardboard. So nice to see them all - to choose the best ones for your current toy or to match them with yarns you want to use for your further creations - to have a full overview of those nice extra details.
Some of these sets are made extra for a book: Cuddly Amigurumi Toys

And a Brand New Set of Eyes:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

Free Crochet Heart Pattern - Valentines Day!

Valentine´s Day is right around the corner. On 2016 I published a Free Crochet Heart Pattern
And I want to show you my this year´s amigurumi hearts, all made with this free amigurumi pattern. It´s super easy and quick crochet heart. You can make them as decortaions, little gifts or even turn your little crochet hearts into hairties, very practical as well. Crochet hearts can also be just as small gifts to hand out everybody you like. Kids love them, I know :)
And it doesn´t have to be only February, 14th to enjoy making and sharing those little crochet hearts. Always a very popular choice a year round.

My Amigurumi Crochet Hearts made this year, and will make more, for sure!

These crochet hearts are turned into hairties. Beautiful combination of different soft colors. 
Katia Bamboo, 2.5mm crochet hook, some stuffing and a hairtie. 

This red crochet heart is crocheted up with a very small hook, 1,5mm, tiny crochet heart is rigid and there are no gaps between stitches.

Hope you´ll enjoy making your crochet amigurumi hearts.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Merry Christmas to you all!

This is Elli´s World. 

Studyelise created this character. She´s my daughter.

May the Magic and the Wonder Always Stay with You!!
Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Anime Toys - My Neighbor Totoro - Crochet Amigurumi Totoro Toys

A New Handmade Totoro Family - Crochet Amigurumi Totoro Toys

I´ve crocheted a Totoro Family before, oh, already two years ago, time flies :)
I used Lucy´s  Totoro patterns again, I did some changes on White Totoro though.
I never get tired of this film: My Neighbor Totoro, total classic.
And of course Alpaca yarn, Drops Puna for Blue and Grey Totoro and Austermann Alpaca Silk yarn for White Totoro. 2,5mm crochet hook and black safety eyes and again, lots of stuffing.
It took ma a whole week to crochet them up, but I´m really pleased with the result.
Grey Totoro about 20 cm, Blue Totoro about 18 cm and White Totoro about 12 cm.

I like them a lot, hope you too!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Amigurumi Crochet Cacti Collection

A new Set of Amigurumi Crochet Cacti 

Opposites attract. Two cacti being in Kadrioru Park, before heading off to Art Museum of Estonia

It´s a beautiful park.

My Amigurumi Crochet Cactus plants are displayed in a shop of KUMU Art Museum . There´s an exhibition of an Estonian artist Andres Tolts, and one of his famous painting is called "Cactus" . Souvenirs and things related to Cacti theme. 1/3 of a my crochet cacti collection on this photo.  

Taking a photoshoot of those new amigurumi crochet cacti on my little terrace. They make a very nice little design element. Handmade crochet cactus is also prickle-free. It is ideal to decore your home with them, also rooms where´s there may be no natural light like bathrooms etc. or just place it on a windowsill. Anyway a nice indoor plant. No water required, even I wouldn´t mind:) Green is my color, no doubt about that. I displayed two of the cacti into a glass terrarium to create a modern look. I like cacti because you can successfully mix them with all the other plants and interior elements, materials and colors.