Season's Greetings!

 

 

Season's greetings!

I will be taking a much needed vacation starting today and will be back on January 5th. My toy store will be closed for the duration, but pattern stores will remain open, should you feel like making some crocheted cuteness over the holidays.

New year will bring many new designs, I am already excited and can't wait to get started.

If you have any questions, want to share photos or just say Hi, you can reach me by email kristi@spire.ee.

I hope you have a wonderful-wonderful time!

Photo Shoot with PapaOpa vol. 2

Clothes: Merle Lõhmus Unique
Toys: PapaOpa
Photos: Jaana Süld

 

Handmade toys

 

Sidrun toys

 

SidrunsZoo

 

Handmade toys

 

wooden toys

 

Djeco

Photo shoot with PapaOpa.ee

My Ravelry Group

Have you ever thought of testing patterns? Got stuck on a pattern / technique and need some advice? Do you sell toys made with my patterns? Want to show off your gorgeous work and chat with other crochet addicts and toy enthusiasts? Then come join our Ravelry group.

This is a great small and friendly community of likeminded people who will be happy to help you out and would love to admire your crocheted critters. It is also the place where I will be announcing new patterns and looking for volunteers to test my patterns.

It does require you to create a user account, but it will open a huge craft world we call Ravelry.

What is AMIGURUMI

en.dawanda.com

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture.


cuteamigurumi.com

Amigurumi have no practical use; they are created and collected for aesthetic reasons. The pervading aesthetic of amigurumi is cuteness. To this end, typical amigurumi animals have an over-sized spherical head on a cylindrical body with undersized extremities, usually termed a chibi style outside of Japan. Amigurumi may be used as children's toys but are generally purchased or made solely for aesthetic purposes.


mamagirl.weebly.com

Amigurumi are usually crocheted out of yarn
using the single crochet stitch (double crochet in UK crochet terminology). They can also be knit. Typically, crochet hooks or knitting needles that are slightly smaller than one would use in a typical project are used, in order to achieve a tight gauge that retains stuffing and does not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric. Stuffing is usually standard polyester or cotton craft stuffing, but may be improvised from other materials. Plastic pellets may be inserted beneath stuffing in order to distribute weight at the bottom of the figure. Amigurumi are usually worked in sections and then joined, except for some amigurumi which have no limbs, only a head and torso which are worked as one piece. In crochet, amigurumi is typically worked in spiral rounds, in order to prevent "striping," a typical feature of joining crochet rounds in a project.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amigurumi

Automatic digital file download on Etsy.com

Good news, everyone! Etsy now offers automatic digital file downloads, which means the pattern(s) will be available for download immediately after completing payment and you no longer have to wait for me to send you the files myself. I will be uplaoding all the patterns today. Happy shopping!

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