Finished Object: emma the bunny (mint)

she might be one of the "first pancakes" that i care about the most. She isn't perfect, but she is so special. I made her for my mom as a recovery present. She was started in a hospital room and this week I was so grateful to be able to give it to her and make her smile.

The pattern is from TOFT and I am already in love with all of their animals. The pattern was really clear though I did learn the difference between UK and US hooks sizes and stitches. I added eyelashes :-) I think I would use a heavier yarn when I make this in the future. 

Link to Emma the bunny:

Link to my ravelry project:

July 4th: stash buster

I am trying to work through my stash and project backlog.... This project came courtesy of Eli leaving me a styrofoam wreath and the left over yarn from the captain america hat. I made it for my mother-in-law. 


Hippos everywhere (and a lesson in yarn and gauge)

This is one of my favorite patterns. The purple one is arguably my favorite amigurumi project. The orange one I just finished for someone else. I love to see the difference in hook size and yarn type when using the same pattern. the Orange hippo is made out of red heart soft and purple is sock yarn.  


Pattern is Lion Brand from:

Amigurumi octopus family

I started out making one octopus from a pattern I found on ravelry. I had so much fun with the curly tentacles I decided to make an entire family (orange ones) and named them (Clive, Martha and Abigail). I added curls to the little girl octopus. and lowered her eyes to make her a little more shy. 


I also made a few by request (the two pink ones) and LOVED that she added monocles to each of them.