Ever since I saw Arnold the pig on the old TV show, Green Acres, I wanted a pet pig of my very own. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen, so instead I enjoy vicarious pet pig interaction with an online oinker BACON the adorable, clever and very sweet little pig. I have devised a free crochet amigurumi pattern for you which you will find here! You might also like to crochet your Bacon a friend.
This lovely little 1/2 inch high, picnic basket is full of apples and topped with a banana. The ant was made by my son when he was small. This pattern is special to me because I have made many baskets in the past but this is the first one with a woven look. The woven effect is cleverly achieved by crocheting into the back loops only. The pattern comes from here over at Squirell Picnic. If you like amigurumi, you will love this site. Be sure to check out the “fatamals” and of course “Hodge and Podge“
Here he is, hot off the hook and just in time to join Ginny from Small Things for another Yarn Along. The Tim Burton version of the famous Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Not a lot of reading going on here this week but managed to slip in this 1969 comic for a bit of nostalgia.
Jack the dog shows how big the Cheshire Cat is.
Good night Cheshire Cat, make my son smile for his birthday!
Like Ginny from Small Things, I love reading and making things. This week, join us for Yarn Along and have a look what we have been up to. You can join us here if you like. It is always fun to see what other people are knitting or crocheting.
This a fabulous version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale and the only deviation from the original are the illustrations. For the sake of brevity I will simply say “I LOVE THEM”. If you are a Tove Jansson fan you will love them too and if you aren’t, then prepare for a visual treat!
I am working on my son’s 13th birthday amigurumi, which is a large, rather ambitious, even for someone who is an experienced amigurumist, Cheshire Cat. I am trying to make it as a surprise which is proving difficult but I persevere. My plan is to show the finished feline for next weeks Yarn Along. What was that thing about mice and men?
We love cartoons here and my son Shane likes reading Shonen Manga particularly in the graphic novel style. Every year for his birthday he asks me for a Manga amigurumi character and I am always delighted to oblige. Pictured are Naruto and Luffy the pirate.
Note the ATTD (attention to tiny detail) in the scar on Luffy’s face and of course his trademark straw hat.
The back view of Naruto shows of all his weapon holders and other very serious fighting accessories. In a few weeks, my boy is turning 13 years old.
I am making him an amigurumi Cheshire Cat. Like the one from Alice in Wonderland. I hope he takes a long time to grow out of wanting me to make things for him.