Hedgehog and Cupcake Amigurumi Crochet

Over the summer my stepdaughter took a keen interest in learning how to crochet, so it prompted me to pick up the crochet hook again.
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Patchwork Panda

New in my Etsy Shop – a patchwork panda to go with my patchwork owls! I made him for a lovely customer of mine who had a request for a panda in red, black and white.
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Needle Felting Cuteness

My stepdaughter, Miss A, and I tried out needle felting for the first time and, oh my, what a whole lot of cuteness in a small package!
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The Making of a Patchwork Fairy Pig

My lovely customer, Larissa, who previously had a special request for a pirate dog, asked me if I could custom make another plush toy, but this time for her daughter’s upcoming birthday. Larissa came up with the idea of a Fairy Pig as her daughter’s favorite animal at the moment is a pig and she also loves to dress up as a fairy. What a great idea!
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A Special Request for a Pirate Dog

This week has been busy busy busy in my studio with lots of orders, including this special request for a pirate dog. Arrr, arrr! Has a front pocket for stashing treasure – I really like pockets on plush toys, I think I will continue making more stuffed animals that include a pocket.
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Baby Bunny Pillows

Been busy as a bee the last few days sewing up some new baby bunny pillows to add to my Etsy shop. And OMG I can’t get over how cute these bunnies have turned out! Talk about kawaii. I didn’t even know what that word meant a couple of years ago.
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Giveaway Day May 2012 – Patchwork Bunny Pillow Plushie

***  This giveaway is now closed – the winner is Emily from the UK  (comment#14)  – congratulations Emily! ***

Welcome to my second Giveaway Day hosted by Sew Mama Sew! {be sure to check them out for other great giveaways}
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Cupcake the Patchwork Bunny Pillow Plush Toy

I have just finished designing and sewing up a new patchwork bunny pillow and it is now available at my Etsy shop! I’ve named it Cupcake and it comes with its very own felt toy carrot which can be carried around in a front pocket.
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Welcome to the GIVEAWAY DAY for 2011!

***Entries for this giveaway are now closed.***
AND THE WINNER IS …>>> click here

Well, actually it’s for 5 days – Monday Dec 12 to Friday Dec 16.

For this giveaway I am going to give you a choice of two patchwork owl pillow plush toys – one is for a girl and one is for a boy – the winner gets to choose which one they would like!
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Giveaway Day Dec 12-16, 2011 – Are You Ready?!

It’s almost here – the big Giveaway Day hosted by Sew Mama Sew!

Thankfully some supplies I ordered last week got delivered today – just in time to make what I plan to giveaway next week. Gotta say, am quite excited :P !!!
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My Growing Family of Patchwork Owls

Since making these delightful patchwork owls for my Etsy Shop, I have noticed that owls have been visiting us at night, hoo hooing away while we are watching TV or getting ready for bed. At first I couldn’t work out where the sound was coming from, thinking that it was part of the TV show we were watching, but then I realized it was coming from the chimney. And sure enough when I went outside, I could see an owl perched on top of our chimney, and another sitting on the neighbor’s chimney!
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Illustration Friday: Stripes

Topic for the week is “Stripes”.

The last two weeks I’ve been having a hoot designing and making some patchwork owl pillows / plush toys and baby toys for my Etsy shop. The one I have made for the topic of Stripes, is as you can see, all stripes.
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The Akita Dog Translated Into Crochet

Last year my sister and her family got a new dog – a gorgeous looking Akita puppy named Oushi. And because kids are very good at asking for things, my niece and two nephews requested I crochet an Akita Dog for them. They had found a picture of a crocheted Akita when surfing the net and were very excited about it as their Auntie Angela can crochet and could easily crochet an Oushi look-a-like for them. Piece of cake.
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Rainbow Octopus Crochet

For his birthday this year, my nephew requested I crochet him a red octopus with rainbow colored legs. This is the second rainbow octopus I have made and I got the pattern from the book, Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet, by Ana Paula Rimoli. This was the first crochet book I bought and is a great book for amigurumi beginners. The octopus is very easy to make.
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