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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z is for Zebra!

So very late posting! But I have a reason, which you shall see :D

Z is for Zebra, first - there are some super cute zebras out there!






What I could not actually find was a realistic Zebra.  It's one of the reasons that I wanted a horse pattern - I want to make a horse, and then mod it into a Zebra.  So, yup!  Totally bought this the other day:


(I bought the expansion pack, too, 'cause I wanna make a Pegasus).  But someday, hopefully soon, you'll see a wee horse on my blog!  And then a Zebra to go with him!

Here's the reason I'm late posting, though - my Turtle has lost his kitty friend (it stayed in my house about three seconds after my sister saw it) but has gained a new buddy to stand by his side :D


From this angle, you can see that Currently Nameless Dragon needs his wings and toes blocked, still. I didn't want to do it before sewing them on because you have to practically squoosh them to get them in place, and then I didn't want to wait to post about him while they dried.  So that's on my to-do list.


But he's super cute and I'm very pleased with him!

So that's it for the April A-Z challenge!  I'm pretty happy with how it went, and only three new patterns got added to my collection so far (although there are a lot more on my wish list).  The horse was one, here's the other two:



I had no plans to add any but the horse, but these two were on my favorites list and went on sale for $1 apiece.  Wasn't passing that up!

So tomorrow starts the Stitch Maynia challenge - there'll be a big upswing in cross stitch projects!  A lot of people are starting one every day of the month, but I'm going to stick with five.  Possibly six, but I doubt it :D

Happy Stitching, everyone!

Tama


Friday, April 29, 2016

Y is for Yeti!

Hi guys!  Sorry it's late!

I know you've seen one Yeti before, with Bigfoot, but look at these cute ones!






That last one makes me want to say 'Why so sad, little yeti?' Lol!

PlanetJune's is probably still my favorite, though :D


Happy Stitching, all!

Tama

Thursday, April 28, 2016

X is for XRay

Yeah, I know... but there was only one animal I could really find that starts with an 'X', and no patterns for it.  Poor Xerus.  No one loves it :C

So X-Ray it is!  and I only found one really cute picture for that :D :D :D



What I started to do was use 'X' for 'X is for eXtremely Strange!' and introduce you guys to MrFox on etsy.  They do really sweet, cute things like Rawr, who you have seen before:


And the bee:


And more cute stuff but you guys NEED to go HERE and read the descriptions.  They are awesome!  Here's an example:

A Squid:



With this description:

'Many people fear squid due to their other-worldly anatomy and powerful tentacles. However, on the whole they're a gentle species and just float around the depths of the ocean with grace and serenity. Regardless, if a squid does happen to knock on your door you are advised to politely ask them to leave.'

They don't just make cute ones.  They make ones that make my Mother shake her head and my Sister demand them.  Now, I'm not going to put the really strange ones on here - you guys just need to go look!  Horace Behr and Mr Bunnyford top my list of strangest amigurumi.  :D  I do, however, adore the Mandrake.


And I also love Captain Thibault and his SkyWhale:

 
 
And that is that :D
 
Happy Stitching!
 
Tama

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

W is for Whale

There are some lovely whale patterns out there - I like whales :D

Cute whales



Realistic whales



Pretty whales



Not really whales



Beluga whales


Tiny whales




And a preview for tomorrow's topic:  Skywhales O_o



I feel like yelling the Pokemon theme, except mine is 'Gotta make 'em all!'

Happy Stitching!!!

Tama


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V is for Vampire

Sorry I'm a bit late again!

I showed you guys Nosferatu before:


But there are other adorable vampires to crochet, lurking out there!  From bats to itty-bitties!






This guy is my favorite, though!


Happy Stitching :D

Tama

PS - Except if there was a Spike amigurumi.  That would be my absolute favorite :D :D :D

Monday, April 25, 2016

U is for Universe

You can make anything with crochet :D  Sky's the limit XD









Happy Stitching!

Tama

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunset Birds Update :D

I'm going back to the name that was on the listing for this one :D

Anyway, I've been unable to stop working on it recently (throwing my rotation out the window), and I finished the part with the three birds.


The giant pink flower was next:


Done!


So that's the first half conquered :D :D :D


And the second half to go:


Here's the next part:


In this small picture, it looks like a little boat being pursued by a giant swan XD

I've been so obsessed with this one that I slipped off the no-stash wagon (I wasn't holding on hard to begin with) and bought a few more of these kits.  I'll show you when they come in.  Anyway, I promise I'll get back to my rotation soon.  Especially since Stitch Maynia is coming up, which means I'll get to put some new starts in!

Happy Stitching!

Tama

Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for Turtle (and loTs of picTures!)

Turtles are my favorite reptiles!  And in the top five of my favorite animals!  So of course I had to search for amigurumi turtles :D

Here's two by PlanetJune that I don't own - yet.  But I will!  They are on my very long to-buy list!

Sea Turtle:




Baby Sea Turtle:



Now, etsy has huge amounts of ami-turtles, and google has more free ones,   These are the ones I have in my pattern collection:












And here is the turtle I have made!



He is my favorite!  I would give my family the others if they asked for them but Turtle is staying with me!  Here he is with Grey-Kitten - this is where he usually sits.  Grey-kitten is only there temporarily; my sister hasn't seen him yet and I know when she does, he'll vanish from my house.


He got to hang out with Kati, too :D



So now I have Sunday to come up with a ami-subject for the letter 'U'.  Hmm...

Happy Stitching!

Tama