Thursday, May 29, 2008

Amigurumi anyone?

I recently crocheted and felted this little mouse from an amigurumi pattern I bought on etsy from thebirdsandbees. She has lots of great little crochet animal patterns. It was surprisingly easy (although I think I overstuffed him.) Made with worsted weight Lion Brand Wool Yarn in the 'natural' color. If you've never heard of amigurumi, it is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. I especially like that this one is felted.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Felted Crocheted Wool Oven Mitt

My good friend Ellie suggested that I try making an oven mitt. Here is my first attempt. (Note to self : stop using purple yarn for prototypes - too hard to photograph!) The thumb is a little too long (ok, way too long) but I can fix that. Haven't tried it out yet on a hot casserole dish, but Ellie assures me I will be pleased.

Friday, May 9, 2008

How about an old wool sweater?

This little scottie pillow was made from a worn out Old Navy brand wool sweater (they have the prettiest colors...) I washed it in hot water to felt it up, then drew a little scottish terrier pattern. My mom is extremely fond of Scotties, so I added a little red felt heart....