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!

3 comments:

Surviving said...

Here is the link for the patterns I was telling you about before. http://crochetville.org/forum/search.php?searchid=1491685

Here is the link to her Etsy store where you can get some really cute patterns.
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=26966

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!