Friday, September 30, 2011

Didju do that?! Yes. Yes, I did.

It has been almost a year since I began crocheting.  Sadly, none of my creations have been worthy enough to post.  There are so many crafty people in this world, with crafty little blogs showcasing their talents.  I don't think I will ever be one of those people.  But, every now and then, I hope to create a winner that I can share and not be ashamed of.  Little masterpieces that will evoke questions such as, "Didju do that?!" 

I decided to try my hand at Amigurumi - Japanese word that literally means "crocheted stuffed toy"

They are so freakin cute, and seeing as I have a 4 yr old little girl that loves soft cute things, I decided to give it a go.

She initially wanted me to make an ugly looking airplane, which didn't really even look like a plane, even when crocheted by professionals. I am not about to put in that much time, effort and yarn to make a toy that looks ridiculous. I vetoed that choice and had her choose between the 3 that looked like real toys:  Bunny, Giraffe or Elephant.  She agreed on the giraffe.

So with no further adieu....

He is pretty darn cute, I must say.  I need to work on sewing the pieces together a bit, because I kind of jacked up the neck seam....

...but Adalee didn't notice.  She named him Carlon - her favorite girl's name is Carla, so all boys are "Carlon"

Ta Da!!