Thursday, October 04, 2007

Amigurumi Chick

Amigu-what? Well, after seeing a friend make a doll that was just too cool for words I asked for the pattern. They called the style of the doll AMIGURUMI. And like a good internet geek I googled it to find out what it means. Apparently it is a style of doll made by crocheting in spirals and adding felt features leaving you with a slightly anime looking character. Soooo, of course I had to make one! The chick above took me maybe 1 1/2 hours and is the height of my cell phone. Awwww!!! I'm hooked (pardon the pun)!

Go check it out:
Amigurumi Kingdom
Ana's Amigurumi Patterns

Now see the fun things you find yourself doing when you get rid of the TV???? Not to mention that I have read three books thus far... More than I read in the entire before!


Surviving said...

Here is the link for the patterns I was telling you about before.

Here is the link to her Etsy store where you can get some really cute patterns.

umm yehiya said...

that IS cute.

and hey, you got rid of the TV??

how's that working out - esp. w/ the kids?

well, i hope! this is one of my fantasies, one day insha'allah.....but as of right now, I can barely see it through the misty haze of its fantasy-ness....

UmmLayla said...

Surviving, thanks for the links!

Ummyehiya, yes I did indeed get rid of the TV. Well, at least the one in the main living area. I left my DH with a little set in the bedroom to watch news and netflix movies... But we are not allowing the kids more than one movie a week. And I am limiting myself to basicly zero. As a TV junkie I have been dreaming of doing this for quite some time.

It has been easier and better than I thought it would be. DH is the only one who has complained at all!!!LOL I think it has encouraged all of us to do more in the way of creative stuff. And the unexpected side effect is that I am getting more sleep because I can't just sit there zoning out in front of the TV. If I am too tired to read or do anything I just go to bed. Fancy that!