Monday, 27 September 2010

Chubby panda

Chubby panda
Originally uploaded by aishakenza
Having received a couple of messages concerning difficulties in my chubby teddy pattern, I decided to try it again so I could make the necessary changes. Instead of making another teddy, I decided to alter it slightly and here's the result: Chubby Panda!!
Chubby Panda has black felt around his eyes. His head is all white, and the body is white except for the last four rows, for which I changed the colour to black. I gave him shorter legs than the chubby teddies, and slightly bigger ears. I made Chubby Panda in DK yarn, and I'm pleased with the result. He's really chubby!
Here's the link straight to the my pattern:

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Originally uploaded by aishakenza

I'm very busy both at home and at work at the moment, but I still try to find time to do at least a little bit of crochet. Small, short projects are my favourites at the moment. I found this really cute pattern here, and it was so much fun to make. Each part is made separately and then sewn together so it's easy to spread over a few days. At just 8 cm tall, this little rabbit (I think) is just perfect. Apparently, it's from an anime and is called Atashi, but I've never heard of it before, I just found it so cute. Normally it should be holding a star but I didn't have one. I did however find a cute lilac flower in my beads box, and I felt it would suit. You can't see her feet very well in the photo, but she does have two, honest!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Moko the cat

swap cat ami
Originally uploaded by aishakenza
I made this little cat for a swap on flickr. The amigurumi group that I'm a member of arranges swaps between its members - each person has to make an amigurumi and send it to another designated member together with other goodies like yarn, eyes, buttons, ribbons, etc. You receive a parcel from a different member, and it's a nice way to share. It's always so lovely to receive a package through the post! And it's as much fun to send one too. The Moko pattern is available again after being offline for a while and is really fun to make. It's quick and easy and turns out really cute. You can find the pattern here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Bright, bright, bright

Aren't those colours just gorgeous? I've been shopping again. The lovely lady who sells yarn at our local market had a sale on, and I just couldn't resist stocking up on my favourite cotton yarn. It is rather thin, about equivalent to 4-ply, and I crochet it with a 2.5mm hook, so it's not good for doing large projects. But it is ideal for little things, and I chose bright colours with lots creative ideas in mind.She even offered me an extra one for free.

I used some of the new yarn to make 'tails' for the new felt flowers I've made. They are so quick and easy, I just love making them. Someone asked me what they can be used for, my ideas are: as a decoration, or a bookmark, to attach to a bag (and maybe to make your suitcase easily recognisable when travelling), and even as an original bracelet. Any other ideas?

Friday, 3 September 2010

Little felt elephant

Yes, as you can see, I'm still in my felt phase. This time it's a little elephant, about 5cm long and tall. I've attached it to a ribbon so it can be attached to a bag or onto a keyring. I've changed the photo because I stitched the ears a bit so they are lower down on the head. I'm wondering whether I should make some more? And shall I do them like this one, that can stand on its four legs, or would it be better just flat?