Thursday, September 10, 2009

introducing sonia!

meet sonia the giraffe!
she's very pleased to meet you :) sonia the giraffe was made as a special request from my former boss for her niece but she's so sweet that i'm planning on making her a regular in the shop.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

von leben schnauzers

it took me over a year to finish the von leben schnauzers! i would get started, get hookers block, put it aside, pick it up again weeks later... repeat that several times over. but finally i just sat myself down and forced my hooks to move. the result... hee hee :) i think the hardest part was showing that they're fluffy. mini schnauzers are very very ... hairy and floofy. i didn't want to use furry yarn because my stitches become very erratic with fancy yarns. i just can't see where the loops are! but i did use a wonderfully fluffy yarn for their bushy eyebrows and chest hair. red heart baby clouds yarn has a great texture but it shreds really easily. i can't imagine crocheting an entire piece with it. but hooray they're completed and shipped off to my dearest cousin! hope she likes them :)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

the perfect pear

miss m and mr j are getting married in less than two weeks! i'm so excited i could explode. for miss m's birthday/bridal shower gift, i made her a set of pears... the perfect pair. get it? :) they were made from an anapaulaoli pattern from her book, amigurumi world: seriously cute crochet. i added a bow to miss m's pear and their initials to the pears' butts so that they could tell who was who.
miss m and mr j, i can't wait to see you guys next week!