It’s been an exciting week around these parts. After months of quarantining at home with little outside excitement, the past seven days have been full of fun. From an amigurumi soda project to some craft room redecorating, it doesn’t take much to make me happy.
When a local soda shop reached out to see if I wanted to create a custom drink for their June menu, I was really excited, but also kind of nervous.
I can follow a recipe, but I’m not known for being super creative in the kitchen. Thankfully, they were able to take my favorite summer flavors and make a combination that is super refreshing and a little decadent all at the same time.
When I posted a poll on YouTube asking if you all had any questions, I was totally blown away by the response.
I was hoping I would get a handful of questions that I could answer for a video. I had no idea that there would be so many thoughtful and interesting topics.
For navigational ease, I have divided the questions into the topics: Amigurumi Tips, Knitting Help, Handmade Business Topics, Personal Crafting Journey.
Let’s get started!
AmiguruMay 2021 is the Instagram challenge for amigurumi lovers. It’s full of daily prompts, a planner and a robust community of makers. The best news is that it’s all FREE!
Are you ready for AmiguruMAY 2021?
For the third year in a row, Ilaria, from Airali Gray, is hosting the popular Instagram challenge. Will you be participating?
Learning how to crochet amigurumi can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. With these step by step video instructions (and a little encouragement from “Your Fairy Craft Mother”) you’ll be crocheting toys with confidence in no time. Plus get your FREE amigurumi pattern below!
You can learn how to crochet amigurumi.
It isn’t rocket science or brain surgery or any of those other technical skills that take decades to perfect.
Do you remember learning how to ride a bike? At first it looked overwhelming to you as a small child. It seemed like it was only for the big kids in the neighborhood, not little ole you.
With some encouragement (and maybe even some prodding) from an adult you hesitantly got on the bike. Did yours have streamers coming from the handlebars and a big pink banana seat like mine did?
Maybe you wobbled. Maybe you fell and gotten a skinned knee. Don’t worry though, that’s not going to happen when learning how to crochet amigurumi. The important point is that you kept getting back up and faced your obstacles.
In no time, you were pedaling as fast as you could go with a big grin on your little face. Embrace your inner child and her willingness to try new things….oh and go grab your crochet hook.
Amigurumi Grandma and Grandpa patterns are so much fun to crochet. You’ll find six adorable projects all with cute little faces and squishy round bodies. They will be sure to bring a smile to your face.
I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of obsessed with amigurumi grandma and grandpa patterns. There’s just something about their quirky little faces and round, squishy bodies that I just love.
While looking for amigurumi grandma and grandpa patterns I found six super cute, absolutely adorable projects and I think you are going to like them too.
Need an absolutely adorable Easter amigurumi project? Well, look no more! These cute projects will be sure to please everybunny. You’ll find quick and simple patterns as well as more detailed projects to make for your friends and family this Easter season.
Easter snuck up on me this year….again.
It seemed like winter lasted for a very long time, but all of sudden the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and the sun is shining. And I couldn’t be happier.
wanted needed something I could whip up quickly and I found so many absolutely adorable patterns and of course, I wanted to share them with you.
Most of these projects are super simple and work up really quickly, but I couldn’t help sharing one that will take a little more time. I think you will agree with me that it HAD to be included. I mean, have you ever seen a cuter Easter Bunny Gnome before?
In How to Price Amigurumi for Sale we will deep dive into the topics of selling handmade toys. You’ll find my unique pricing formula, but we will also discuss the unique challenges of pricing amigurumi for sale.
Have you been making amigurumi for fun and suddenly people are coming out of the woodwork asking you to crochet toys for them?
Or are you enjoying amigurumi so much and you’re toying with the idea of making this a little side business for yourself? (See what I did there?)
The problem isn’t with crocheting or knitting the toys. That’s the great part. Your conundrum is how to price amigurumi for sale.
I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt and I’m sharing my own personal formula specially created for selling handmade toys.
Each Amigurumi Adoption Kit contains a printable adoption certificate, matching gift tags and a Keepsake Letter. Get the Amigurumi Adoption Kit and make a memory, not just a toy.
When you crochet or knit a toy, you’re giving someone a piece of yourself, metaphorically speaking of course.
Each time you weave in those ends, you are weaving in a little bit of your heart.
While toymaking is a labor intensive process, it rarely requires us to shed blood, sweat and
tears. That’s not necessarily true, I’ve definitely shed my fair share of tears during a project.
Looking for a curated list of the best knitted toy patterns for beginners? Check out these adorable designs with links for where to find them all.
It can be frustrating to find beautiful knitted toy patterns only to discover that they are for more advanced knitters.
Maybe you’ve been looking for beginner designs but don’t even know where to start.
Well today is your lucky day, friend, because I’ve been on the hunt for the very best knitted toy patterns for beginners and I believe I have found them for you.
Just a note of caution: Knitting Toys can become addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, lol.
In Yarn Over vs Yarn Under for Amigurumi you will learn how to do both single crochet techniques. But more importantly, discover which one is right for your amigurumi projects.
Are you team Yarn Over or team Yarn Under for crocheting toys?
Before last week, I had never tried the yarn under technique.
I had been taught to single crochet by yarning over and I am a big rule follower. Because of that I was never tempted to venture into unknown territory, that is until recently.