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I am a mom of two. I love amigurumi and colorful yarns. I will try to help you as much as I can if you have questions about plastic safety eyes and noses. Have fun knitting and crocheting!! The HEART behind the Eyes - Clara
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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

WackyJacky - Toys in the Attic

Jacky came to me about 6 months ago asking about big eyes!! That's how I knew about "Toys in the Attic" truly means! She is truly a very talented critters designer. She creates and hand made all these attic monsters by herself. Aren't they all look like the one you have imagined when you were little? lol (Except these may be a lot cuter!!) She also hand painted her eyes to match her critters. Her critters are very unique looking. You can't find there anywhere! All the monsters she made are in very good sizes. With the price she offers in Etsy, these are a must have if you like monsters in your attic! :D Visit Jacky's shops: WackyJacky.etsy.com and sockmonstahs.com
Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hand Painted Pearl Eyes - 10.5mm round plastic eyes

In the market, there are not many varieties of 10.5mm commercial eyes that I can provide in my store! Mostly I can find are clear round eyes and solid black eyes, how boring is that? Since I have been painting my pearl eyes, I thought I should give it a try to paint 10.5mm eyes. It's the perfect sizes for medium size critters! OK, off to go the table and start working!! Outcomes: perfect! I love it! :) Bright and lovely! I always like that pearl, shimmering look in these little eyes! Yes, I am crazy!! My hubby always says I am so obsessed with animals plastic eyes! Well.. I don't know why, I like to look at them and think what animals can be created behind these eyes! To me, looking at eyes are like looking at the soul of every creatures on earth! STORY: When I was REAL young, I like to look directly into boy's eyes. If they are deep and looking back at me, I will feel "zipppp", like electric shocks, lol, didn't you have that feelings before? Luckily not many boys at that age would do that! They were so afraid and they just looked somewhere else! What?? Normal? Nah... anyway, that's good, it saved me lots of troubles! Back to NOW: Because I love eyes, now I am selling them! You can find shimmering-looking pearl animal safety eyes in Etsy store and Artfire store!
Monday, December 29, 2008

AmigurumiParadise

AmigurumiParadise is another Etsy shop I am constantly paying attention to! Her's pattern is very unique. Barbara designs her own patterns, that's why you can't find her pattern in any book. I purchased several of her patterns and I can tell you it's well written! Patterns are very clear and easy to follow! She got enough pictures for you to see, so that you won't get lost. Her patterns are also very simple! One more thing is she offers free patterns! If you are a beginner, check out her blog and you will find some very handsome patterns waiting for you to try! This particular pattern is named Garden Sprite! Isn't it cute? You can check out my old blog "A bunch of Amis" to see what I have crochet with AmigurumiParadise's pattern.

Meeka Sews

I knew Meeka (titaniumhip.etsy.com) for a long long time! At first, she really got me noticed is of her last name, it's similar to my hubby's first name! It's not very usual name, that's why I noticed her! She came to me to purchase some eyes in my store. I got into a habit automatically go to my customer's etsy shop to see their works. I am kinda nosey I admit! :P One day as usual I checked out her shop and found out all these little critters she have been making! They are so cute, so unique! She is not only making critters by sewing them, she also paints! She gave them personalities and they are a bunch of cuties to have in the house to make you smile! In Etsy I always look at other Etsian's work and wonder how talent they are. She is one of them that amazed me! Her works are one-of-a-kind! If you are interested, please check out her etsy shop! More info you can visit her blog!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lauching a new shop in www.ArtFire.com

Allow me to introduce you a new shop I have in ArtFire.com! Artfire.com is a brand new site which is in beta mode right now. It features handmade products, but supplies and vintage products. In Artfire.com I am having the same name "6060" as my shop, just like Etsy. I am still selling craft supplies like plastic eyes, safety eyes, craft eyes, amigurumi eyes, purse frames, teddy bear joints, and related items. It's like a mirror site to Etsy. What different to me between Artfire and Etsy is I have more categories when I list, 1 page listing is great, I don't have to keep pressing "next", and I have statistics in my shop so that I can provide a better marketing strategy when I need to. Although Artfire.com is still brand new and in beta mode, I hope it fiys like Etsy because it's truly is a great site for both buyers and sellers. So far I am loving it!!! ♥ Clara
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Her name is Vincy

Vincy is really sweet, her hair has 2 different colors, and her eye chips are so beautiful! I am glad there is no orange eye chips in it! I don't know why, it just makes me feeling creepy! :P Her hair is extremely silky, I think her hair quality is the best among my Blythes! I took this picture when it was a sunny day, 65F, and old boy I was so sick of the rainy days, finally we got a sunny day! How could I miss that and not go outside? Apparently my 2 girls felt the same way, Vincy and Katie both liked to climb trees outside in a nice weather day! :)
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Veronica Lace Blythe (VL)

Finally she has arrived to my P.O.BOX! I was so happy to get the package from the postwoman and I waited patiently and deboxed her after dinner! The doll herself is beautiful, silky hair, gorgeous eye chips. Her clothing is also very pretty good looking! However, when I looked carefully I found dirt on the doll legs, I cleaned her up at once. Then I tried to put the stock socks on her, it was broken the moment I put them on her feet. I was so unhappy about that. Yes, I wanted my doll perfect in every way, am i asking too much? Then the shoes, they were a little bit big I think, at least one is bigger than the other. One kept falling down from her foot even though I put on her sock! I remember when I got Mod Molly (MM), it wasn't the same way, the stock clothing was so beautifully made, the doll didn't have any dirt on it, it's perfect. Now I am wondering if the packaging and clothing qualities are decreasing from Blythe company because all they wanted are sales, not the quality!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008

Pumpkin Earrings

These pumpkin earrings are very lovely, and very detailed, they are handmade by Lin from SilverFairyCreations.etsy.com. I haven't been wearing earrings for a long time, may be since I have kids. You know, holding a baby and wearing a pair of lovely earrings just don't go together. I forgot how long ago I had my last pair of earrings on. This year, finally my kids are older, they don't play with mommy's jewelry anymore! They have their only plastic one! :P I am able to wear earrings again! Hurrah! This pair of earrings are handmade, not heavy, and importantly I think it is a very fun jewelry to wear in Fall! Don't you think? If you a pair of pumpkin earrings on a woman who is with 2 girls walking on the street, then you know probably that's me! LOL
Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Queen Anne's Lace Scarf by Khebhin Gibbons

It's getting cold here in So. Md. I have started the process to put away summer clothing and take out the winter clothing. I have finished it in my daughter's wardrobe! Oh Boy! I can't believe 2 little persons have so many clothing!! Anyway, because of all these cleanings around the house, I found my yarns which are hidden in the closet. These stash yarns have been there for half year and I started to search a pattern that is easy to crochet and only eat up 2 skeins of yarns. After all, I think scarf or hat is the only option I have! So I picked up the 6mm hook and once again, sitting in front of the TV, have a cup of green tea, like an old lady, start crocheting! lol.. yes, i feel old :P I love this pattern by Khebhin Gibbons, at first, I don't familiar with the writing, it's a little bit confusing. That's why I tried to use my stash cotton yarn to try it first, after a while, I have a better idea of what the pattern works, then I changed back to my wool/cotton mixed yarn and the result is fabulous! I wasn't using the greatest yarn in the world, these only some yarns I picked up in JoAnn, however, it did give me what I want, a warmy, elegant and beautiful scarf! After I finished this scarf, now I want to make more scarf for my families as Christmas present, yes, it's that time of year again, I need to think, think, think what to make/buy/crochet for my families! How about you?
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tofu Master

Last weekend I have been trying to create something cute, of course, with my talent, you can see the picture, what you see is what you get, I am not very good at it!! hahahahahaha! I tried to crochet something with a piece of tofu in my mind, however, after I finished crochet it, it looked like a tofu with a hat, or a white pottery, so I named this little guy Tofu master~! I think I am just too hungry for some Chinese Tofu which used to wrapped by a piece of white cloth, the tofu texture is so smooth, heat it up by steaming it in a wok, add a bit of cooking oil, light soy sauce and a few slices of gingers, yummy. That's how my mom used to cook it! It's so nice! Wait a minute, I shouldn't talk about food here, but I can't help it!!!! By the way, the blue comical eyes is a new stock I am going to put in my store! It's 8mm blue comical eyes! :) They are just the cutest thing!

New 18 mm eyes in etsy store

Recently I have put together more 18mm eyes together. These new groups are available in my etsy store! These new eyes have very bright colors and are very high quality! :) I hope you will like it!
Monday, October 20, 2008

Little Brown Chick (better picture - re-blog)

This little brown chick is going to be a swap in Ravelry.com. Before I crochet anything, I have this idea of making something that will fit into fall decorations! At first I wanted to crochet a bird, but then I realize it's not as easy as I thought since I crochet it without any pattern. I started this amigurumi with magic ring and then when I felt enough height of the body I stopped and added the eyes, mouth and wings. This is the first critter that I haven't follow any pattern! Hurrah for me! :) I am not a very creative person, so I always follow pattern. Now since I have crochet this little lovely birdie, I have more confident to crochet something else!! This is the front of the chick The side of the chick, she is looking at you! This is the back and tail of the brown chick, I used the yarn sew from the middle of the bottom through the back and loop back to the bottom again, tied 2 knots and then went through the head of the chick, tied another 2 knots to form hair, that's why she got 2 pieces of hair sticking out of her head! :)
Saturday, October 18, 2008

Finger Puppet

picture from stitch n' frog These are a few examples to show imagination is truly unlimited!! These are the finger puppets from Gail who crochet these for her grand kids and for charity! They will be going to the local chapter of the Elks Club, to be distributed along with the Christmas Baskets! These cuties are easy to crochet and it will make children giggle!! If you want to help please go to Gail's blog for details, or you can contact her through here. elephant is designed by Gail
Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amigurumi Little Chick

Finally I finished another amigurumi - little chick. It may not look like one, but it meant to be one! :P I just started from a magic ring, I haven't followed any pattern, that's why the chick's body may not look right, but I am quite satisfy with the result. I also sew the bottom and tail with a few stitches to make it sticks out a little bit, and end up giving this little critter 2 pieces of hair! I used 6mm orange eyes here, which usually it's not easy to match with yarn colors, but it did give this little critter fit my fall decorations very well. :)
Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nerdy Glasses

Hungry for doll glasses? Yes
Does your gal sometimes just too nerdy? Yes Then you need a pair of nerdy glasses! ooooOOOOhhhhHHHH I modified this glasses myself to fit Blythe doll! You can get them here in MyBlytheSpirit.etsy.com Thank you CrazyMushy for letting me to use her picture! More Nerdy Glasses pictures below.
Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hand Painted Pearl Eyes - First time offer

Since I sell safety / plastic eyes in Etsy, I have always fond with pearl color eyes. I think the shiny, shimmer looking eyes do give a soul to the amigurumi I make. It looks more real than ordinary solid color eyes. However, I can't find many pearl colors out there in wholesale or retails, normally I can only find pearl green, pearl gold, and pearl blue. Because I hand-painted the eyes, I can offer many more colors in my store. I am so excited. This is my very first time offer this hand-painted pearl eyes sampler. Colors include Pearl Red, Pearl Copper, Pearl Periwinkle, Pearl Purple and Pearl Forest Green. I offter this set with the other commercial pearl eyes together. I hope you and my customers will like it! :)
Saturday, September 27, 2008

2008 County Fair 嘉年華會

This year County Fair I took some of my amis and also my gray honey bunny to the exhibit contest and my amis has won some prizes. I am so happy! Miss Idea got honor, orange octopus got 2nd prize, and honey bunny got 1st premium prize. I need to work harder so that I will have amis for next year contest! :)
Thursday, September 4, 2008

A bunch of amis

Recently I didn't post a lot of blogs, I am so lazy (1st reason), and I am so into crocheting amis (2nd reason), I couldn't stop!! LOL Now, I am going to post some pictures of what I have been making! :) This is Miss Idea, she is a lightbulb. I got his pattern from amigurumiparadise.etsy.com. The pattern's name is "4 tiny amis". I just love this little lightbulb lady, she is helping me a lot to come up with new ideas! :) The little beauty I used "Caron Simply Soft BRITES" and a pair of 7.5mm clear eyes from my store! They look lovely, right? Now this coffe cup is from the same pattern, although this coffee cup is more like an expresso or dark chocolate, but deep inside, he loves coffee! :P This coffee cup I have used some stash baby yarns which I don't remember the name already, 2 pieces of pink square felt, a heart button and a pair of 7.5 mm beige eyes. This little white horse is from a pattern named "floppy friends" from kristieskids.etsy.com, I love her animal friends, they are so cute! I have made the frog, and this horse, I think I need to crochet more animal, they look so lonely by themselves! :p This horse I have used Red Heart solid white yarn, stash yarn for the mane, and a pair of 12mm pearl blue eyes. What do you think?

Rainbow Hearts

Since I joined Ravelry.com, I have been participated in a lot of SWAP activities. I love them. I can meet people in the country or outside the country. Also, I can receive surprised gifts, I am just as happy as I can be! This time, the SWAP is about "HEART", the theme is just crochet or knit a heart to somebody. I love it. So I have made this chain of hearts to my partners and I hope they will like it!
Saturday, August 9, 2008

Plastic safety eye sizes


I put together a picture of different sizes of safety eyes to let you see which size is better to fit your amigurumi or knitted toys! Any question please leave a message to me. Thanks! Clara
Monday, July 28, 2008

Welcome home - Hello Harvest

I got her from Taiwan. A friend of mine helped me to buy her and mailed her to me! I am so thankful to have a friend helped me so much! :) Thanks Shirley! When she arrived she was a little messy, the seller put tapes on her hair and legs. I was so unhappy about that because she should know better how to treat a doll when she's in a long journey like this, at least wrap her with bubble wrapper!!!! Anyway, I cleaned her up and she looks great now!! There are still places need to be fixed but I know that she will be happy in my home with the other girls together! :)

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