I’m on Etsy — Shop 24/7!

My Etsy Store will be closed Dec 1-8 so I can attend my local craft fair. Be sure to make your purchases before shipping deadlines or you may end up paying more for shipping.

Holiday shipping deadlines — To USA destination, regular shipping price, deadline Dec 8, 2014. To Canada destination, regular shipping price, deadline Dec 11, 2014. If you do not make the above mentioned deadlines, your parcel may not arrive before Christmas (Dec 25th). In order to guarantee delivery by Dec 25th (if you miss the above mentioned shipping deadline) you must pay for “Xpresspost” or “Priority” service.

My Willow Cat

This is a story of “Willow”, my little gray cat. When I was little, I had a little kitten. He loved to play with the pussy willows from our back yard. He loved to bat the little fuzzy gray catkins with his tiny paws. I loved playing with him so much. But then one day, he ran away. I think he was too young to find his way back home. I made this little guy to remind me of him.

If you would like to adopt him, he is for sale in my Etsy Store.

Art on the Farm!!

Finally! After an entire year of dreaming, preparing, and crocheting, the Art on the Farm event has finally arrived. I will be set up bright and early for eager shoppers — event goes from 10am until 4pm (one day only: Sat, Aug 18th, 2012). There is tons of parking here, and bring your empty containers for FREE blackberry picking.

AND… I will give a FREE crochet pattern or Alien amigurumi doll if you come up to me in my booth and correctly answer a crochet related skill testing question (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard) — Limited to the first 2 customers to approach me about this.

Hope to see you soon!

Alabaster Panda — Wearing Hats and Details

Will be available in my Etsy Store soon! Thanks for looking :-)

Thought it would be fun to have some removable hats for this little alabaster coloured panda bear to wear. The hats are made using chunky wool. They are deluxo thick and heavy. So heavy, the panda’s head falls over. With age, this little bear will really wear in, getting softer and more pliable, so wearing either of these heavy hats will make his/her head flop over. Just makes him/her all the more life like. I haven’t figured out if this little bear is a boy or a girl bear yet…

I also wanted to show off the cute little details of his/her paddy paws. It’s the first time I’ve put little pads on the paws. I think they turned out super cute. It’s those little details that make this little bear special <3

Alabaster Panda Finished

It is finished, but I haven’t named him/her yet. I started making another amigurumi, but it’s just posing as a hat for this little panda. Unsure if this will be the final set or not. Just wanted to show you all :-)

I especially like how the little pads on the paws turned out.

Small tip: I used 4mm hook to crochet this doll, except the body I switched to a 3.25mm hook. I wanted to see how that would affect the doll. I liked the tighter stitches and smaller body. Try it yourself if you want more contrast between head and body.

Progress on Alabaster Panda

Arms are sewn on my alabaster coloured panda. I’m thrilled with how it is turning out!

I am using two different kinds of yarn here. I have found excellent “worn in” qualities with wool yarn. The darker yarn is Patons Classic Wool, and the head and body is Patons Decor (a blend of wool and acrylic). With time (and cuddles), this amigurumi will wear in really nice. It will get really soft and pliable — like any loved amigurumi should. I am going to try to make as many new softies using wool and/or wool blend yarns whenever possible! (Listings in my Etsy Store will state this in the description.)