Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sweet as a Cupcake

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I can't express how impressed I am with crochet! Don't get me wrong, knitting will always be my first love. But recently, I have become smitten with amigurumi. So I decided to give it a go. However, I was having a hard time with losing stitches. I worked and reworked my base circle. I read tutorial after tutorial. I asked questions on Ravelry and Knitting Help. I was just about to give up when I found these amazing amigurumi video tutorials from Hook and Needles! Just watching where she put her stitch marker (believe it or not) made all of the difference for me. I know, I know. Right now you're saying, "Seriously?" But really after watching the video, it all sort of fell into place.

So the very first thing I made was this Cupcake Purse by Amy Gaines. It's crocheted up in durable Red Heart Soft Yarn (cake part is in 'Honey' and the frosting in 'Grape' colorways) that I got from Michaels on sale 2 for $5 ( which was already in my stash)! I didn't add the beads on the end since I made this for my 4 year old and she still puts everything in her mouth. She loves it! Of course, after having it for 2 minutes, she managed to remove both drawstrings. When I went to put them back in, she said, "Um, that's okay. I think I want it to be a bowl." Oh well. She likes it and that's all that matters, I suppose. At least I took a pic before she disassembled it.

Now that I actually created something in the same way as amigurumi, I think I may actually try a stuffed animal next. I'm thinking a turtle or something uncomplicated.

Toodles!


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10 comments:

  1. I love amigurumi. Your cupcake is great.

    I know you know I'm all about crochet :)

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  2. That is too sweet. My girls are 14 and 15 and ya know, they still have to "modify" the knitting that I do for them (AND it's stuff they've picked out)......it must be a sign of love.

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  3. Your cupcake is sweet. Best be careful amigurumi can be addictive. =)

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  4. Your crochet is quite good! I'd never be able to make that bag!

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  5. Reluctant Housewife - you ARE the crochet queen. You inspire me to crochet more and more!!

    Kadezmom - I choose to believe that it's a love thing too! :p

    c'est moi - I've heard that. But then again, I'm already addicted to knitting and digital scrapbooking. One more addiction won't shock my hubby at this point. LOL!

    Knitnut Karen - You could SO crochet that bag! If I can do it, then you can! Pop over to Hook and Needles and watch her awesome tutorial videos. I just watched alot of crochet videos and practiced..ALOT. :)

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  6. Great job! So glad to hear you are loving crochet!

    MGM

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  7. That cupcake looks edible Ü

    So what do you do with such things? Let unsuspecting children have a bite? hehehe

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  8. I made that cupcake ourse last year and LOVED it. I crocheted before I knitted and equally love them both now.

    Nice job.

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  9. Over from SITS wanting to say Hi. Love your Blog. Never heard of amigurumi so I's off to check it out.

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  10. What a sweet cupcake! I'm an artist who also knits, and am so happy to have discovered your blog!!

    Happy creating!
    ~ Carolee

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