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<3 Grand Opening of Ami Amour! <3

Posted by toriem on 2006.08.05 at 07:03
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Well, I thought my online store would never open, but the day has finally arrived. You can check out "Ami Amour" at http://toriem.etsy.com
Browse around etsy too, they have lots of wonderful stuff there.

I've only listed 2 items so far, but it will grow! In the meanwhile, I think the 2 that I did list are pretty special.

Up first as I promised is the catwalking Captain Jack Sparrow!

Specs:
19 inches tall
-Has removeable bandanna, vest, and scarf belt
-Has a 'P' tatoo on his right arm hiding under a sleeve
-Each dreadlock has been individually made and placed
-Able to be posed in various ways

Let's take a look shall we?
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It looks like Jack Sparrow is also taking a look...


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Pirates are branded for life

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Check out those spiffy boots for cat-walking

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Captain Jack Sparrow doesn't like to be stabbed in the back

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He wonders where his hat has gone...

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In the end, you better be careful, lest he literally steals your heart away!

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"I've got a jaaar of diiirt!"

http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=361700

Comments:


Babsie
babsieboo at 2006-08-05 18:05 (UTC) (Tour)
Wow, that's freaking amazing! My mom used to be able to do that sort of thing when I was a baby, but holy crap, you're so much better at it... You should make one for him and send it to him somehow, I'm sure he'd love it.

Or, you could make a bunch and sell them and become rich and buy your own little Caribbean island..... or something..
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-06 23:16 (UTC) (Tour)
Hi thanks! I just learned to crochet in March of this year, but I totally fell in love with it and have been making amis since. I just opened up my online store on etsy just yesterday. And I am selling him right now. I know he seems a bit pricy, but I actually think if you take the time spent working on it and the materials, I'm still losing out.

I know, I sooo want to give one to Johnny Depp. I'm going to try to go to the next POTC premiere at Disneyland and give it to him there. My sis works at Disneyland, at the World of Disney store at Downtown Disney... and she saw him this year at the POTC:DMC walking back and forth in the Grand California Hotel. He was just like 10 feet away from her!!

_xzofia
_xzofia at 2006-08-05 20:40 (UTC) (Tour)
hahaha.. omg.. that is the cutest thing i have ever seen.
well done:)
billyjoe_
billyjoe_ at 2006-08-06 01:54 (UTC) (Tour)
Wow, that is simply amazing! I wish I had the ability to do that!
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-06 23:19 (UTC) (Tour)
Crocheting isn't hard to learn. You should take it up! :)
kaunopuheinen
kaunopuheinen at 2006-08-06 19:55 (UTC) (Tour)
oh, you have made cute little jack here : PPP <3
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-06 23:18 (UTC) (Tour)
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
deludedlovex3 at 2006-08-07 01:34 (UTC) (Tour)
Oh my gosh.

I want one.
*The.Heartless*
frankage844 at 2006-08-07 03:18 (UTC) (Tour)
oh jesus, please tell me i could buy that.
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-07 20:41 (UTC) (Tour)
I am selling him for $100. It covers all the many hours I put into him. About 16 hours, so I'm steal cheating myself, but oh well. Or I should be selling the pattern later. So maybe if you know how to crochet, you can do it, or you can always take up crocheting ^^. Or you can ask a friend crocheter to make it for you as a b-day gift. :D
*The.Heartless*
frankage844 at 2006-08-08 05:29 (UTC) (Tour)
god i wish i had a hundred dollars, lol.
i'm gonna learn how to crochet now, i so want one!
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-09 04:23 (UTC) (Tour)
yes once you learn, you will be hooked! haha ok, that was a bad pun :P
*The.Heartless*
frankage844 at 2006-08-20 20:55 (UTC) (Tour)
ahah lol i get it
J
thatlittlebird at 2006-08-07 06:40 (UTC) (Tour)
Oh my goodness, I want one! But $130 is too much for me. :/ It's the most adorable thing ever though.
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-07 20:43 (UTC) (Tour)
I know it sounds like a bit much, ok probably a lot. But it honestly doesn't cover all the labor that went into it. That said, I would sell him for $100 now. I do want him to be affordable, but not to the point where I would be cheating myself.
J
thatlittlebird at 2006-08-07 23:34 (UTC) (Tour)
Yeah, it looks like a LOT of effort was put into it, so the price is fine. I guess I'd have to start saving up then. :P
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-09 04:23 (UTC) (Tour)
maybe put a dollar away each day? ^^ Or you can always learn to crochet too! :D
J
thatlittlebird at 2006-08-09 04:30 (UTC) (Tour)
Will do! Hahaha. :D
I've tried crocheting.. I think.. I'll stick to drawing. Or something. XD
(Anonymous) at 2006-08-09 13:36 (UTC) (Tour)
Hi there!
It's me, The Crochet Fanatic, from Crochetville!
Just wanted to let ya know that I checked out your site! And I don't think that asking $100 for a finished Jack Sparrow is asking for too much. I do a lot of crocheting for family and friends as I find that most times people just don't want to pay you for all the time that you put into it.
I wish you lots of success with your online store!
Sending lots of best wishes and lots of luck your way!
Have a great day!
~Terri~
toriem
toriem at 2006-08-11 05:42 (UTC) (Tour)
Hi Terri! Yeah I know, crocheting takes a lot of work. People usually think it's cute, but then they gasp at the price. I just sold Jack yesterday! Thanks so much for your well wishes. I'll be seeing you on Crochetville ;)

-Sharon
♥ missy42 ♥
missy42 at 2006-08-10 06:39 (UTC) (Tour)
OMG!!!! That's freakin' AWESOME!!!! OMG. Just...brilliant! I'm totally ROTFLMFAO!!! Especially at the last pic. Oh, wow. There really are no other words. Just amazing!

toriem
toriem at 2006-08-11 05:44 (UTC) (Tour)
It's Misssy!! Hehe I knew you would like it!! I actually have a couple more fun pics. It won't be up till way later tho. I'm thinking of making cards with them! Anyways, we need to hang out soon.
lovebiser
lovebiser at 2007-02-14 02:48 (UTC) (Tour)
Very impressive work, especially for beginner! Congratilation!!! I'm really interest to see more of your works!
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