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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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Saturday, December 12, 2009

I am in Etsy Treasury!!!

This is the very 1st time I am in Etsy Treasury! Hurray! See our eyes in the right hand upper corner?? This treasury is set up by Antracitproduction .Thank you thank you!!! ♥ ~ Merry Christmas! ~ http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=99928
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Amigurumi Swap 2

The amigurumi swap I mentioned in the last post, I have shown the amigurumi I have made for my partner. This time I am posting the one that made by her. My partner, Michelle, she is very young and talented crocheter! I didn't know she's so young until I read her blog. When I was her age, I remember my mom tried to show me the "shell" crochet pattern and I wasn't even paying any attention. LOL I was a basketball player back then, even though I was only 5 feet 2! haaaaaaa! Anyway, when I got the package, my daughter wanted to know what was inside. Katie, my younger one, was the one to open the box although the swap was mine but she clearly thought that was sure to be hers! After she opened the box, she at once saying "reindeer" "bunny" and "what is this?". hahaha! She was only 4, all the deer she saw was reindeer and she always confused with sheep and goat. Although I told her many times, it's just won't stick to her mind! LOL She claimed the purple deer immediately. I should have known, she loves deer! How did my partner know? She also knew her sister love bunny, so she said "Evie can have the bunny!" I was so pleased, she finally shared! So she happily took the deer and the pink sheep and asked me to take a picture and she then put them into her bed. I was thinking my partner should be very happy that her works were appreciated very much by this family! Katie also asked me to take a picture of her reindeer and then print it out and tape it on the wall. I know she really love these gifts from Michelle! I also got 2 Godiva chocolate bars and a big bag of candies from Michelle. I should take pictures of the moment when my daughters petting their tummies and said "Mommy, Yum, Yum, please please please, let me have the chocolate please!" I was enjoying the moment so much and I forgot to take pictures, silly me! Michelle, Thanks!
Saturday, October 24, 2009

Miss Piggy and Little Ghost

Wow.. I didn't notice I haven't been updated this blog for a long time! What a shame! XP

I actually got some problems in my family that I have to deal with, after that, my energy of writing just not there! My younger daughter got breathing problem and went in and out of the hospital a few times these 2 months. We have been sick worrying about her. In the mean time we are not feeling well too. Fortunately we all feel better and I even have a little time to finish a amigurumi swap! Nice! =)

I haven't been crochet for the last few months and I really want to get back into it. Crochet keeps me SANE! LOL With 2 girls yelling, screaming, dancing, smiling, having fun, destroying the whole house, picking up toys, cooking, selling in Etsy, I am happy that doing crochet is the one that keeps me happy and peace in mind! Don't you have that feeling? LOL

Last few weeks I have joined an amigurumi swap. Each person has to crochet 2 amis. I know my partner like undersea critter, but I am not a very good listener, I chose to crochet Miss Piggy. I like her because personally I think she is cute! I am thinking to crochet more for her later. I have so many projects in mind, geez... 24 hours just not enough! I also crochet a little ghost. I saw that one day in my email from Lion Brand yarn and I thought this could be a little something that she might enjoy! =)

Here is the picture of Miss Piggy and Little guy ghost! Miss Piggy pattern is from AmyGaines.etsy.com, This Ghost Pattern you can find it through Lion Brand Yarn website. The necklace brown bead is from Nspire.etsy.com. Safety Eyes I use 7.5mm clear eyes on little ghost, and 8mm black eyes on Miss Piggy. I think Miss Piggy is about 1 ft long. I hope my partner really like it. Here is the picture of what I have sent to her.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Shells and Chains Towel

Last 2 days I wanted to make a hand towel for my kids to use in the bathroom. I have tried the hi5 pattern, but I am not making it look nice. For some reasons, I just can't do it, so I got my book out and found this pattern in it, I thought it would look nice. However, my hubby said probably it wouldn't be absorbent enough for them to use. well.. I think he is right, but I like the pattern so much that I probably will make another one just to hang in the bathroom! LOL
Friday, May 22, 2009

Food Toy Swap

I got a swap a few days ago from Netherlands! Hurrah! I love eggs and my swapper found that out! :) Can you see I got a knitted eggs, some dark chocolate which is my fav!! A toy for my kids and also egg warmer! Very throughful swap! ♥ I love the goodies! ♥ Thanks Anna!!

Below is the crochet goodies I sent to her. I hope she will like it too! =) I didn't take all the goodies in whole but only the one I handmade! I made 2 fish-shaped like tawashi / dish clothes, 2 coasters (patterns also from a tawashi design), a decor that I combined from a coffee cup and donut! What do you think? :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

***FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA MAY 7TH-MAY 10TH***

Welcome to the FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA MAY 7TH-MAY 10TH hosted by the Etsy Supply Street Team (ESST)!

All Etsy shops are invited to participate in the EXTRAVAGANZA! We welcome everyone who has a shop-handmade, supply and vintage sellers to join us! Announce that you are participating in your shop announcement and you're ready to get started! (I am participating in the FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA MAY 7TH-MAY 10TH)

This is the official thread to promote! Be creative and enjoy a fun FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA!

Those of you who blog or twitter can post and/or tweet about it and promote to people that are off Etsy to visit us.

For more information please check out our team blog: http://teamesst.blogspot.com/.
Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Crochet Motifs

Last night was dreadful, I mentioned it in last blog. However, at the night time, after my kids went to bed, I finally had my very own time, guess I was gonna do? haha.. that's right, more crochet!!! Yarns and crochet keeps me sane! When I am crocheting I forget most of the unhappy stuff in daily life and focus on the pattern and the yarn and the hook that I am handling, it's so relaxing!~ I made several more motifs last night, it's kinda fun! I think I like to make more of these flowers instead of some more amigurumi, I guess it's because I don't have to sew the parts up! :P


These patterns are from a book called "201 crochet motifs, blocks, projects and ideas" by "Melody Griffiths". I think the book is pretty good, the flowers, motifs and projects are beautiful. If you like to crochet flowers, you may consider to get this book.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dreadful Wednesday

I always feel terrible in the middle of the week, especially today it's gray and rainy outside. Yes, I don't like rain very often, there is always a lonesome feelings to go with it.

With a day like this, I will choose to crochet something or anything to make the day pass by even faster than normal days, like Monday! LOL

To crochet a motif, it won't take long, 15-20 minutes you will have one beautiful flower! I haven't decided how to use these, may be on a hat, or may be just like a decor or bookmark. Anyway I am happy to see crochet flowers anywhere in my house.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have you seen this side of Potter?

I am a big Harry Potter fans! The first 2 books I read are written in Chinese. Then the 3rd book of Harry Potter I went ahead and read English version, I found that reading the English version is so much better. However, I have a hard time to understand all these English terms and names, so I went back to read the very first book "Soccer Stone" so that I can understand and related all these names. It's a lot better after that. Yes, I am totally addicted!! I can't wait for the movie "the half blood prince" to come out.


Recently I have a customer came to me and get this hand-painted pearl forest green eyes. Then one day she showed me this lovely Beary Potter! I am so amazed and instantly totally in love the bear! Beary Potter is made with love, you can tell, it amazing and stunning!! If you are Harry Potter's fans, you will like this "Beary Potter". This Beary Potter is made by Dawn. You can visit her shop DawnMilstrey.etsy.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Reclaim2fame.etsy.com

I have gone through so many etsy stores everyday, there are so many stores I am so impressed with the works and thought behind the store front. Today I went to this store, and the objects that Will created are adorable, they are truly one-of-a-kind creations! All the objects from this store are using at least 80% recycled materials. Unbelievable!! Have a look at his store and you will understand!!

Miss Lady Kitty

I looked at my last post, it has been 2 weeks and I didn't have any new blog post! What's wrong with me? have been swamped of calculating taxes, preparing all the papers, cleaning up the house and stocks! Oh My God, after doing all that, I am totally exhausted. I am not really good at maths, so I am going back to do what I am good at... crocheting! :P After sending my taxes, I am totally relief, so I decided to enjoy myself a little bit to start making amigurumi again! Here I am having this new gray cat, pattern is from AmyGaines again! My daughter is totally in love with these bunch of animals. You can see I have used 2 different colors of eyes, the pattern called for 9mm cat eyes, but I have my 12mm eyes closer to me when I was trying to do this, so I used 12 mm pearl blue eye and 12 mm pearl yellow eye instead. What do you think? I also used a 13 mm heart shaped nose. I think they fit quite well! =) Since I have seen a real cat with 2 different eye colors, I am totally in love with that and every single cat I have made I want to put different colors of eyes to reflect what I have seen! :P
Friday, April 3, 2009

AmyGaines

This time I am going to feature AmyGaines.etsy.com. She is my life saver. Her patterns are cute and lovely. My gals love the amigurumi that I made from her pattern! Recently Amy got some new patterns which are totally irresistible. Have a look and you will understand! Yes, I bought the animals one, how could I resist!!?? By the way, the animal eye sizes here are 6mm black eyes (robot, bunny and pig) , and 9mm blue cat eyes (kitty) and one 12mm black eye on the green alien!!
Thursday, April 2, 2009

April First Weekend Shopping Extravaganza

Welcome to the FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA APRIL 2ND-APRIL 5TH hosted by the Etsy Supply Street Team (ESST)! All Etsy shops are invited to participate in the EXTRAVAGANZA! We welcome everyone who has a shop- handmade, supply and vintage sellers to join us! Announce that you are participating in your shop announcement and you're ready to get started! (I am participating in the FIRST WEEKEND SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA APRIL 2ND-APRIL 5TH!) More information please check out this forum thread!
Monday, March 30, 2009

LuvlyGurumi

Here is another Amigurumi Store in Etsy I like to feature! Her patterns and amigurumi are so cute! The amigurumi is about 8 inches big. Check out the pictures and you can see her works are very adorable. Visit her store: LuvlyGurumi.etsy.com
Friday, March 20, 2009

SALE - 9mm Black Safety Eyes 25 Pairs for $7 - limited time only

For this weekend, 9mm black amigurumi safety plastic eyes are on sale, only $7 for 25 pairs. If you are using 9mm eyes a lot, this is your chance to stock up! If you would like to purchase some, please go to my etsy store. Thanks!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Happy Dance

I decided to make this blog more personal!! Why? I don't know but I am happy today! Why? We have sunshine finally! Yeah! I can't wait until summer time! I don't like the yucky spring!
Happy Dance
Sunday, March 15, 2009

New Hand Painted Eyes in my Etsy Store!!

I got inspired in doctor office when I was waiting for my girl to have well-check up! Yes, you didn't read wrong, it's in doctor office, they have so many children books, body pictures and many other things that inspired me to create my hand-painted eyes. This time I have frog/toad eyes, they are 21mm wide!! I also have 24mm pearl yellow and pearl orange eyes. Last one is the 18mm Spin eyes. You know what I was thinking when I was painting these? I was thinking my fan. I can't wait for the summer time to come! It's wet and yucky these days. My hubby looked at these eyes and he spin them in front of me, he was pretending magician to hypnotize me!! It's fun! =)

Follow me on Twitter!

I have joined Twitter recently. If you have seen my twitter box in this blog, you will find my recent works and news about my etsy store and artfire store. If you have a twitter account, please follow me and I will follow you back! =) Clara
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hand Painted Eyes * Frosty Marble *

Oh Boy am I crazy recently? I have been experimenting different colors on hand painted eyes! I love pearl eyes, but plain pearl eyes now just isn't enough!

Old story: When I was in high school, at the time I need to choose what to study! It was many years ago. I like drawing, designs, I have been studying that in school for a few years, it's time to choose a main subject for the future, I wanted to follow my heart to get a diploma in design. However, I couldn't do that, my father told me the reality, the real world about designs, he told me nobody could make a living just doing design, not until a person is totally famous and a person totally famous may be happen 1 every 1000 of people. Result I took different course and listened to my father.

New Story: Since I have worked all these years, never touch my drawing since graduated of high school, then all the sudden, selling eyes in etsy, and all the sudden I started to paint these little eyes! Life is like a circle. Once I start to paint again, I can't stop, I ask myself to do a little more each time and I am loving it!

After these story, aren't we bored yet? So I am showing you these pictures of my newly creations! =) Drumroll please!!!

My new serious "FROSTY MARBLE", these I have to do it in 2 different days because of so many layers I have to paint to create frosty and marble effects, they shimmer too, it's really beautiful!

18mm Frost Marble in Green 12 mm Frosty Marble in Orange, green and black 15mm Frost Marble in Green 18mm Frosty Marble in Bobby blue and Sapphire blue This picture I took it under the direct sun, I really like it! Last one, it's "Eye Heart You" again, with red heart and pearl green!
Monday, February 23, 2009

12 mm Hand Painted PEARL Cat / Fish eyes Safety eyes Plastic eyes - 12 PAIRS

Last week finally I found some time that I can paint alone. I love cat eyes, especially the shinny and shimmers one. I also like different colors too, that's why I have these 12 mm cat eyes. What do you think? Check out more eyes ==> 6060
Sunday, February 22, 2009

30mm Comical Eyes for Puppet and Big Soft Toys

New Items in our store! Have you seen big comical eyes? They are cute and funny looking! No, they are not realistic at all, but they will make you smile! Some people, I say some... LOL may think when the plastic eyes are too realistic that it kinds of freaky looking, but you want to make stuffed toys just like everyone else, try these comical eyes. I have 8mm blue, 10mm blue, 30mm blue, 30mm pink and 42mm black in my store. They look like the one you've seen in cartoon! Instead of making stuffed toys look like real, try something different and make your stuff toys look like cartoon characters! =) My store: 6060.etsy.com or 6060.artfire.com
10mm blue comical eyes
30mm comical eyes PINK
30mm Comical Eyes BLUE
Friday, February 20, 2009

AngDavidson

I know I know, I just can't stop discovering these great critters that this fellow Etsian made! I love to see how an artist put crochet works into a piece of crochet art! This time I am featuring this artist, her name is Angela, she likes to handmade this big creatures with eyes, many eyes!! If you haven't seen her works before, you can check out the pictures below or go to her etsy shop: AngDavidson.etsy.com She designed all these critters and just crochet it, she never use a pattern! Her works are unqiue, colorful and very creative!

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