Amigurumi hair tutorial

I dont usually reblog, but…this is a need-to-know thing. Enjoy.

Owly

I wanted to share how I make the hair for my amigurumi. I always wished that someone had shared this information when I was first getting started, and I searched high and low for a couple of months before deciding on a way that I wanted to make the hair. One of the reasons I like making hair this way is because I like that it doesn’t create a massive amount of bulk, and yet doesn’t look like the doll is bald either. I’ll try to include images of both boy and girl hair, and to make it easier to distinguish between the two I’ll use images of my light skinned brown haired boy, and then for the girl I’ll use the images of my olive skinned black haired girl. I’m not necessarily the best at writing understandable instructions for everyone, so I’m including a large amount of images so…

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The sweetness of cupcakes

I’ve been busy these past few days. It was Eid ul Azha here, and directly after I had to attend a wedding. Hectic, hectic. Today was the first ‘back to normal’ day I had. Got sustenance and my yarn with me, and i settled in for the entire day. Watched Greys and Castle and crocheted all day long. :’) Twas beautiful. Aside from the whole Cristina-Mer fight thing. I see where C is coming from, but it was a bit harsh, imho. Cant wait for Mer to fight back. OH! Speaking of fighting back…I got into IVS! :3 Quite pleased, I am. Take that, haterz. B|

Managed to lazily attach the fox’s arms and ears. It’s hind legs and eyes are left now.
Sigh. Shall do them when the ‘Okay, enough is enough. Finish this.’ feeling gets to me. :p Which wont be anytime soon considering everything else that I’m up to!

Moving on to the ‘everything else I’m up to’ thing, I made two owl beanies 😀 yayyy. Dad had flown in for eid, so he took me yarn shopping, and, oh, was that needed. Got 39 balls of beautiful colors :’) Double yay, anyone? Or are y’all seething in a jealous rage? *evil laugh*

The blanket, as you could have guessed by now, is on hold. I cant stick to the 4-granny-squares a day thing. How sad is my attention span? Going to try and do atleast one a day. *eyeroll* Seriously, I need to be able to stick to a project and see it through before starting not one, but ten new ones.

Observe owl beanie, #1:

In the picture the beak exists, but in reality I havent attached it yet.

Then we move on to owl beanie, #2:

Same problem, unfortunately. Sadly, the owl beak isn’t even crocheted yet for this one. D: Had to borrow the pink ones beak for the photoshoot. :p

I often wish I had a baby and/or toddler and/or child aged between 5-10. That way product photography could go so much better. My cats aren’t nearly as co-operative or understanding as would be a kid. I could bribe them with cookies. Cats dont take kindly to bribes, however. They assume everything is their birthright.

I am improving, though. Take a look here at this very yummy cupcake beanie. :’) And ITS NOT EVEN MY SIZE. Can you believe it? I made something that I WONT BE ABLE TO WEAR GAHHH. This upcoming exhibition better be worth it, thats all I have to say. -.-

See how its completed? :’) From the icing to the liner to the cherry on top. :3 Yayyy. Thinking I’ll do a sort of ‘series’. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. 😀

Todays goals:
*Make another cupcake beanie
*Complete the fox
*Make Avada Kedavra necklace
*Make five flower rings

Wish me luck! 😀 Update soon! (This is actually not a hopeful truth-lie, since I AM updating more regularly now. :3 )

Fingerless Crocheted Gloves – Multicolor yarn workup :)


There is still no white yarn, since I was unable to go shopping. So I thought, why not get busy with another project. Because as all crocheters know, you can never have enough WIP projects, can you now? 😉


I had gotten this multicolored skein consisting of browns, pinks, purples, oranges and whites. And I had absolutely no idea what to make with it. Soooo I made fingerless gloves. 😀


I will probably utilize the entire skein to make more asymmetrical fingerless gloves. But I also really want to go for a an owl beanie, so I dont know yet. :p


Will be selling these for RS 900. Guess how much profit is actually there? Only a 100. Believe it or not. The rest is labor costs, material costs and delivery costs. Sigh.


In other news, I am making a new blooming flower crochet cushion cover. 😀 Yay. Pacing myself so as not to overwhelm. One row every day. Need six more petal rows, which means twelve rows in total. Argh.

I cant wait for my white yarn to arrive. Meanwhile I will be making more granny squares to add on to the blanket. Cant believe how big its gotten already! 😀 Pictures soon!

The IVS result will be out on the 14th. I am a nervous wreck. I NEED to get in. If I dont, its better to just drown myself considering the fact that living on this planet will be even more unbearable than it already is.

PTCL has blocked Facebook. I am so freaking annoyed. Probably going to be changing my connection back to Qubee or idk, some other connection soon. PTCL, even though it has cheaper rates, is so not worth it when it comes down to service. Crappiest ever.

Yikes!

Yikes! Its been three months since I last updated this blog? D: My bad.

Let me update you: As far as the pinterest post went — I did end up doing a couple of thing s from pinterest…just not the ones I blogged I’d do. 😉
More on that later, since right now, I am blogging about a very specific project I have undertaken. Because I am crazy. There is no other explanation.

Really.

All the people who make afghans and granny square blankets? They’re all crazy, and I’ve joined their bandwagon of craziness.

Yussir, I have.

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Can you guess what it is? Can you?

THATS RIGHT. ITS A GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET. 😀 How completely crazy is that?

So I have calculated that for my bed I will be needing atleast 300 granny squares. And there is the edging (which is also the part I am not looking forward to) and ofcourse the joining. ARGH. And the ‘neatening up’ the square. OMG HOW DO PPL DO DIS I SWEAR.

Enough of my weirdness. Lets observe one of natures many beauties:

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Wheeeeee. I’m forty squares in, just about, hm, a gazillion to go. Or you know, two hundred and sixty, if you wanna get all technical about it.

So my original inspiration was from According To Matt and his ah-mazing granny square blanket.

Isn’t it spectacular? He crocheted over 600 squares for that beauty. :O

I got all inspired and revved up and set a four-squares-a-day goal for myself. I am determined to see myself through it. Already four days ahead of schedule. :3 Thats the great thing about granny squares — they’re so therapeutic. And perfect to do while watching a movie or a tv show.

In other news, I am worried sick about my admission application, my mother hates me, my father will be here in two days (that should be fun), and there is a wild stray cat out to get my babies.

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One last look at the unattached beauties. They shall be joined together with white yarn sooner than you think.

Anyway, this is the only thing that will get me through the next two weeks. Lets make it count. Shall try to update at regular intervals! See you soon (…or possibly in another three months)!