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Ami the Amigurumist with the Crafty Caterpillar

Posted by toriem on 2006.08.24 at 02:10
Current Mood: sadsad
Well this was supposed to be my etsycraft contest listing, but in the words of Tori Amos I was such a "dingaling." I completely thought the deadline was for Aug. 24th, but it turns out it was Aug. 22nd. I've decided to list it anyways, although the contest is over. Maybe some kind soul will want to take her home. I'm really sad because I truly felt in my heart that I had a good chance of making it to the final 4. Now I'll never know.

The contest was to use the logo "Craft:" So at first I was thinking of making a cute caterpillar with the letters written on it. Then I moved on to thinking of making a craftster doll crocheting a banner with Craft: written on it. And finally in my final move, I thought it would be genius to combine the two: Have my doll be crocheting an amigurumi crafty caterpillar herself!

So ouila, this is how she turned out to be!
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And here are the winners of the contest: http://blog.etsy.com/?p=96
You can also see my listing here: http://www.etsy.com/view_item.php?listing_id=410032

So tell me what you think...and comfort me!! *cries*


grave_13 at 2006-08-24 11:40 (UTC) (Tour)
She is absolutely adorable!!!!!!
un_rational at 2006-08-24 12:01 (UTC) (Tour)
haha sorry but i just thought of that
it looks amazing!
lindsey rat bastard
1967_colt45 at 2006-08-25 04:30 (UTC) (Tour)
haha icon love!
koalajoe27 at 2006-08-24 13:08 (UTC) (Tour)
She's so cute *_*

Sorry you missed the contest... You definitely have my vote!

Next time mark the deadline date with a huge circle with red sharpie!
Sarah Rae
sarahrae at 2006-08-24 14:13 (UTC) (Tour)
that is FANTASTIC!
I am so sorry you missed the deadline!
It is absolutely amazing!
machinalia at 2006-08-24 14:56 (UTC) (Tour)
sorry to be negative towards the winners, but yours is 800,000x better than any of those. :x That is an amazing craft you have there, the ability to craft something that looks like it's/she's crafting something (the 'pillar). :D
babiediva at 2006-08-24 15:46 (UTC) (Tour)
Im sorry!! It's absolutely beautiful, with all the details. I really like the catepillar idea (it's so so cute!). You should put it in for the next contest!!
(♥ sugar in the raw ♥)
xxstumbelinexx at 2006-08-25 00:07 (UTC) (Tour)
Wow, I am floored. Great job!
toriem at 2006-08-25 04:52 (UTC) (Tour)
Thanks for your wonderful comment guys! I really appreciate it. I'm feeling much better now :)
stephc at 2006-08-25 14:33 (UTC) (Tour)
From someone who has, so far, only managed to crochet things that are square and flat...that is amazing! I like it so much better than the winners. Good luck next year?
toriem at 2006-08-26 10:19 (UTC) (Tour)
Doing amigurumi is pretty easy to pick up! You're just crocheting in the round. You only need to know how to do an adjustable ring, work in the round, do single crochet stitches, do increasing and decreasing, and you're set! I can send you to some links.

This one's for doing adjustable ring:
Also this can be helpful too:

Starting out, I'd say you just make Amineko (he's a cat amigurumi). He's very great for beginning! I have the link to the pattern somewhere in my blog entries.

You should check out the other amis I've made ^^
stephaniem at 2006-08-27 02:25 (UTC) (Tour)
That is absolutely adorable!!! I agree yours was way better!!!
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