Saturday, June 16, 2012

Amigurumi Pacifier Clips (binky savers)

      I have a friend who is getting about ready to have her first baby. I have always been a fan of pacifier clips and usually include one in with whatever gift I am sending to the newborn baby.
     This time it occurred to me that I could crochet cute "binky savers" that are animals. I browsed and was surprised to see that a majority of the pacifier clips out there were strips of ribbon or crochet with clips not the animals I had envisioned. Not that there is anything wrong with them (they are cute with different patterned ribbons and beautifully crocheted strips).
     The final thing that concerned me was finding clips that would work. It would really defeat the purpose if I had to go out and purchase already completed pacifier clips just to get the last part. After a short browsing thru Bing and Google I was able to find what I was looking for. So I ordered a couple "sample" packs to check out their product and colors.
     Now I have 6 different crocheted amigurumi pacifier clips completed and up for sale in my Etsy shop. They are a bunny, an elephant, a giraffe, a panda bear, a piggy and a turtle.
     I plan to make more animals to add to the collection with some for boys, some for girls, but many for both.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

No Babysitters Allowed

     I have 3 nephews and 1 niece. At work I found this cute little book, "No Babysitters Allowed" by Amber Stewart, about a bunny who is a little upset when his parents decide to leave him for the evening to go out. So he has to stay with a babysitter. While I do not have any kids of my own I can see this first experience being an issue for many parents.
     Looking thru the book, I thought what would make the book a little more fun then having a couple stuffed ami's to go along with it. The main character in the book has several toys, two of which are these cute little bunnies.
     I took the book over to their nana and papa's house so there will be a special treat there for them from their proud aunty Shannon every time they go to visit.

The book is "No Babysitters Allowed", by Amber Stewart

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Meet the Easter Eggettes

The Easter Eggettes

Baby Chick Bunny Eggette
   This year I am participating again in the Easter CAL sporsored by FreshStitches. Click on the link to learn more. If you do not know a CAL (or Crochet-A-Long) is where a theme is choosen, a couple patterns picked and then all participants get to put their own spin to them. 
Baby Bluebird Eggette
    I have been creating an extensive family of ami's all with egg shaped bodies. They are the Eggette's.
    I loved the idea of taking the one body shape and trying to see how many different designs I could come up with.
    Family members so far are Baby Bluebird, Baby Chick with his attempt to become the 2012 Cadbury Bunny, then there are the twin baby bunnies. 
Pink Baby Bunny Eggette
Baby Bunny Eggette
    The Eggette's love getting together to celebrate the Easter holiday and the beginning of Spring. More and more family members are constantly joining them to get in on the fun.

    Best wishes for a "beautiful" Spring and Happy Ami,     Shannon