I remember going to school and wishing I had a Hello Kitty tote or pencil or -- anything! Growing up as the first of six made it difficult to have toys or extra stuff. I didn't have hand-me-downs, though; so I knew I was lucky. Now that I'm an adult, I admit that I have lots of toys. I love going to the theater to watch animated movies or Harry Potter or just kiddie movies.
So I was very happy to learn about amigurumi. There is so much out there, free or not. I have so many projects queued up that I think I'll be busy for many months. Then there are all the baby items I want to make. I don't even have children! lol. Which means, of course, that I had to make something for any baby, just because.
Anyone in Southern California? Isn't the weather just marvelous? I throw on a sweater and surround myself with yarn and whatever I need to create whatever feels like being created. Here are two of my latest finished projects. Actually, make that three. The all-in-one suit was a gift for a cousin-in-law's first grandchild; the ruffles afghan (photoshopped pic) was not meant for anyone but has been sold to my sister-in-law's sister; and the Hello Kitty was for a very good high school friend (Go, Class of '91!).
The gorgeous little girl is my brother's 23-month-old baby, Marie. She wouldn't let go of the Hello Kitty; so she ended up in the picture. I hope you like them all. The best is Marie, of course ;)