Last month I displayed my macro-amigurumi horse and unicorn that I had made. The horse went to my former boss’ daughter. The unicorn was a 7th birthday gift for my favorite princess. Who, by the way, has the coolest parents ever. They threw her an incredible unicorn party, complete with a real life unicorn named Sparkles!
Momma made fantastic cupcakes with sparkles hidden in the center.
Daddy served unicorn pee to drink (apple juice).
I mean, what more could you want?!
My husband was the only good sport of the men. He wore his unicorn horn very proudly!
And this little princess totally flipped when she stepped outside and Sparkles was waiting for her!
This really great company in Las Vegas, Pony Party Time, has a ranch with ponies that can be ridden, unicorns that are just for petting, and donkeys that are the unicorn’s bodyguards. (Their names were Strawberry and Margarita!!)
It was raining a tiny little bit in Vegas that weekend, so Sparkles was making some great faces each time she shook. She also chucked flowers everywhere! But she loved the pets and attention.
Then, the ultimate happened when baby Sparkles got to meet grown-up Sparkles!
I think it is safe to assume that my niece loved her gift, and that giant unicorns are always a hit. 🙂 (Most of the adults also loved baby Sparkles!)
Right now, micro-amigurumi is a huge thing. People make these ridiculously small amigurumi collectables. They are gorgeous and just ooze talent. However, my fingers are not capable of that, nor my eyesight nor patience. So, I tend to go a different route. First there was Cutie Pie, then a few middle sized elephants. Well, while trying to think of gifts for my wonderful niece for her birthday, I decided to try super-sizing the horse pattern I use.
The only changes I made were to use an N hook and bernat blanket yarn (vice a G hook and a worsted weight yarn). I made this gorgeous blue horse, who was lovingly named Precious, and then I decided to do the full pattern and make a unicorn. Oh, and I also added safety eyes, instead of crocheting the eyes!
My niece is turning 7 next month, and she is having a fabulous unicorn party. So, an oversized unicorn seemed to fit the bill.
The key to these horses is to ensure the legs are SUPER stuffed. This will allow the horse to actually stand. But, if you are looking for a softer, more squishy friend, that is a great plan too, just realize it will be too heavy to stand on it’s own.
Anyway, one baby went to her new home and is loved. The other baby will be going shortly, and I am super excited for it!
And these are my hot new requests from all the fabulous kids (and a few adults) in my life.
I am seriously blown away by her stuff all the time!
Source: Little Giraffe
This lady is super talented. I struggle with the felt type eyes, so I don’t often put any of that in my posts patterns, or tutorials. But hers are SUPER cute! Check out how she does it!
My previous post was about a Chibi doll I made that required large manga eyes. It was my first time trying that style, and since I had to figure out how to make them I thought it would be nice to share a tutorial to show you how I did it. It turned out to be very simple! Before […]
via How to make eyes with felt — Miss Dolkapots Krafties
Sometimes, some times…you epically fail at a project, but you just don’t have time to make it better. So, you cringe, laugh, and just go with it.
Here is my very, very, very ugly, non Mickey Mouse looking Mickey Mouse wedding doll.
He was a pain in my tookus and I twitch a little just remembering.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my daughter working on a princess Anna doll for her foster cousin.
It was a free pattern, but I am not going to link to it. It was a very, very poorly written pattern that I kept having to adjust and fix as I went along. And I didn’t write down my adjustments, as I was far too frustrated to do that. So, I don’t really want to embarrass the pattern writer by linking here, though I did contact them privately to let them know the pattern was messed up and they should go back through it and try to work up a doll using it.
Anyway, kiddo did get the doll done in time for the birthday party, barely. She’s so proud, and I am thrilled to see her so happy about her work! So, here she is! Her cousin loved it. 🙂
I am reblogging this to save and share this SUPER cute pattern! I don’t have time right now, but I am so psyched to make like a billion of these!
It’s been a while since I blogged any patterns, so I thought I would post a tutorial today to make a cute little mouse. It is a very small little thing, about 4 inch tall, crocheted with a 2.75mm hook. I like to use small hooks to make stitches tighter. You can use a larger size hook if you […]
via Mouse crochet pattern — Miss Dolkapots Krafties