DIY Amigurumi Kit – Teddy Bear

Can’t believe it’s November already! And with the holiday season just around the corner, have you guys started planning your gifts yet? How about you sellers? Have you guys made your shop “holiday-friendly” yet? πŸ˜€

Well, I’m a little bit slow in getting my shop holiday-friendly but that’s only ’cause I have limited Internet access (which would explain my sporadic presence online ^_^ I’m waiting for the service provider to install high-speed internet in my home, which I’ve been told could be any time this month. Hopefully soon!!! >:D)

DIY Amigurumi Kit - Teddy Bear

DIY Amigurumi Kit – Teddy Bear. The pattern will show options on how to make your teddy… either standing or sitting.

For those of you who would love to learn to make your own amigurumi doll, I now have a DIY amigurumi kit available in my Etsy store. The kit is based on my teddy bear pattern.

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DIY Amigurumi Kit – Teddy Bear. The kit also comes with a free keychain, so you can turn your teddy bear into a keychain toy.

The kit is ready to ship as a gift as well, so it will make a nice present for your loved ones who wants to make their own amigurumi bear without having to bother with having to look for the materials πŸ™‚

DIY Amigurumi Kit - Teddy Bear.

DIY Amigurumi Kit – Teddy Bear.

DIY Amigurumi Kit - Teddy Bear. It comes with a bamboo box which you can use to store all your crochet tools :)

DIY Amigurumi Kit – Teddy Bear. It comes with a bamboo box which you can use to store all your crochet tools πŸ™‚

I’ll be making more kits like this one based on my other designs in the near future. Hopefully I can get them ready before the holidays! *keeping fingers crossed!!!*

p/s: Are you guys on Facebook? If you are, do pop by my FB page to say hello. I’d love to hear from you!

Zombie Jacknabbit asks, “Are you ready for Halloween??”

In conjunction with the upcoming Halloween, I made a zombified Captain Jacknabbit and threw in a homage to the iconic Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street (thanks to that toilet scene, I still get scared sometimes when I need to pee late at night. Heheh ^_^)

I made him using radiant cotton yarn, which is silky smooth to touch. He stands about 23cm tall and was made based on my Captain Jacknabbit pattern. He’s currently looking for forever home to scare and is available for purchase here.

Zombie Jacknabbit

Zombie Jacknabbit

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So what are you guys making for Halloween? Anything exciting? πŸ™‚

New Pattern Available – Teddy Bear

The teddy bear pattern is now available on my Etsy store as well as in my Ravelry store. This pattern is just perfect for beginners or those who love to make teddy bear dolls.

Teddy bear - can be made standing up or sitting down, with embroidery eyes or plastic eyes.

Teddy bear – can be made standing up or sitting down, with embroidery eyes or plastic eyes.

I am so thankful to be in a wonderful group of like-minded people who love to crochet and make amigurumi dolls. What would I do without my pattern volunteers?

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Teddy done by Donna (http://www.ravelry.com/people/wilmaelee)

Teddy done by Donna (wilmaelee)

Teddy done by The Pixie (http://www.hotoffthehook.nz/)

Teddy done by The Pixie (http://www.hotoffthehook.nz/)

Teddy done by Tamie

Teddy done by Tamie

I really love seeing my dolls made by others. It makes me feel like a proud mama πŸ˜€

Anyway, Halloween’s just around the corner. What are you guys doing for Halloween?? πŸ™‚

Site Revamp, Pattern Testing and a Facebook page! *gasp*

Hi everyone,

After a long hiatus, I’m glad to finally be back. It’s been a crazy roller-coaster ride since moving back from Greenland back in June. Even though I was back in Malaysia, I was living at our other home in a different city, and with my dad being sick and all, that didn’t leave me much time to crochet (plus, I didn’t really have my crochet stuff with me then).

Anyway, I’m back in my main home in Borneo and ready to kick into high gear now XD

So, first things first. I’ve renamed my site as “Ami by Pots”. The previous name “Amigurumi by Ms Pots” was seriously a mouthful to say AND to type! I’ve had to rename my Etsy shop too –> http://amibypots.etsy.com

Second, I have a new pattern that is waiting to be tested. If you’re interested to test the pattern for me, you can check out the details of the testing here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/amigurumi-testers/topics/3291143

Teddy bear

Teddy bear

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Lastly, I now have a Facebook page for my craft. Honestly, I never thought I’d get a page set up. As much as I’d like to stay away from social media (only coz I’m kinda like a hermit in real life ;P), I also see the necessity in having one. So if you’re on FB and wanna connect with me there, please do! It will make my day πŸ˜€

There are some exciting things coming soon, so I hope you guys will stick around for it. Til my next post, you guys have a great weekend ahead! xx

Crumb Sugar Cookie Lalaloopsy Doll

So, I secured my very first Etsy sale last weekend. I can’t describe how happy I am to actually be able to sell anything on Etsy. Previously, all the sales I made was only to my friends and co-workers on my personal Facebook page. So, to actually sell my toy to a complete stranger…. I am so grateful for the opportunity πŸ™‚

Crumb Sugar Cookie Lalaloopsy doll

Crumb Sugar Cookie Lalaloopsy doll

My first Etsy sale is actually a custom order for a Crumb Sugar Cookie Lalaloopsy doll. To be honest, I was nervous about making this doll because I was never really comfortable in making doll hair. I just hoped and prayed that I had learned enough from the previous dolls I had made to make the hair better this time around.

Her hair is made of wool yarn

Her hair is made of wool yarn

So that meant, no more using cotton yarn for the hair (cotton yarn tends to weigh heavier than acrylic or wool yarn… and you really don’t want to put so much weight on the doll’s head especially if she has a small neck! πŸ˜‰ ). And no stitching the hair onto the head (way, waaaaayyy too tedious). Fabric glue is a doll’s hair’s best friend πŸ˜‰

If you would like to have the Crumb Sugar Cookie Lalaloopsy doll made for you, I have now made it available in my Etsy shop as a made-to-order doll.

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Have a great week ahead and happy creating! πŸ™‚

xx.

Rose Roxy Doll

One of the things that I love to do is browse around Etsy, Ravelry or Pinterest to see what people are making. Once in a while, there would be one designer that would make me go, “Ooh, I really have to make that!!”

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This doll is handmade by Amigurumi by Ms Pots from a design and pattern by Zabbez / Bas den Braver / www.zabbez.com

Sometimes I would be a little bit hesitant to commit to the purchase as a few times in the past, especially from designers I don’t really know of, some of the patterns might not be as “user-friendly” as I would like them to be. I’ve always preferred patterns to have lots of pictures in them, especially those that serve to compliment the how-to guides and so forth (Which is why I make it a point to add a lot of pictures in my own written pattern because I know how frustrating it can be to read a pattern and see the picture of the finished part and wonder “how on earth did you make that?”)

Oh. I’m rambling. Sorry about that.

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I took her out to the sea side yesterday as it was bright and sunny outside, but accidentally dropped her in the snow. That’s what those white flakes are on her hat ;P

Back to the Rose Roxy doll I made πŸ™‚

I thoroughly enjoyed making this doll because 1) the pattern was so well written and 2) the toy is super cute! She even has her own leaf bag which you can use to put her rose petals in.

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Check out her rose cap. Pretty neat, eh? πŸ™‚

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Rose Roxy, who stands about 30cm tall, would make the perfect gift for those who loves roses (or flowers in general). She’s pretty soft and cuddly too πŸ™‚

You may visit my Etsy store if you would like to have one made for you.

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Customary shot of the iceberg in Greenland πŸ˜‰

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket

So I’ve made this precious baby blanket for a friend. As it was for his baby, I opted not to use any safety eyes and decided to sew this kitty a pair of sleeping eyes instead.

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket – measures about 38cm x 38 cm

Making blankets is a bit of a challenge to me in the sense that I have to remind myself not to pull the stitching too hard. I’m so used to making amigurumi toys where I have to make sure my stitches are tight so that the stuffing doesn’t come out.

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket

The first few rounds of the granny squares tend to look crooked *_*

I still need to work on a few more of these granny square-type blankets before I am fully satisfied with the results. The first few rounds of my granny squares tend to look more crooked than an actual square.

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket

Sleeping Kitty Baby Blanket

For this blanket, I used virgin wool from Easy Care. I often ponder about the type of material that would be best for babies. Would the material cause their skin to itch? What if they suck or chew on the blanket?

How do you guys tackle the material issue when making something for babies?