- 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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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.
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? :)
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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.
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.
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
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!