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Sonntag, 27. September 2015

Amigurumi Madness

Hello lovely readers and a very warm welcome to all my new ones! How nice of you all to be here! 

About one year ago I bought a pattern for a lalylala doll. Paul the toadstool was the first one for me. I was addicted from the first few stitches to the easy and lovely pattern. It didn't take long for Paul to emerge from my crochet hook. But as it is with things that you do for the first time - you make mistakes. Pauls hat was way too thick and heavy, so his head kept waddling backwords and forwards and never held up. I am very, very bad when it comes to needlework. I really have troubles with sewing on buttons and so I naturally had difficulties with sewing on the different limps and body parts. I wanted to add beads as eyes but ended up glewing them on poor Paulies face because I got so frustrated when I wasn't able to sew them on his head. 
And so Paul stayed alone and didn't get a lalylala companion to spend his time with! 

Until now. 

I have a friend who bakes. She loves to make cakes and cake pops and cookies and she is very talented when it comes to decorate them. She works in a bank and she earns some money on the weekend with selling those cakes. 
Now as some of you might know, my man and I are saving for a house. And as you can imagine - buying (or building, we haven't decided on this was yet) a house needs A LOT of money. So I thought: if my friend can earn some extra money with something she loves to do why can't I? And since I got so much positive response to poor little wonky Paul, I thought it must be possible, to crochet some not-so-wonky amigurumi dolls and sell them. Not on a "I earn my living with this"-basis, but to have a small, little income on the side for our future home. 

To make a long story short: I made another lalylala doll. I'm sure you are familiar with her. She's making her round through the blogosphere for a while now. So I'm going to stop my blabbering and proudly present to you: Kira the Kangaroo! 
Not yet perfect, but still adorable and - to my endless delight - already sold. 

And now if you'll excuse me: I have am order for a Kira. Little Lena already waits for her own little kangaroo. So I better start to crochet!

10 Kommentare:

  1. I think she's great! And what a good idea to sell your crochet products, I've been thinking about this for a while as I enjoy making things so much I'd do it for money or not for money! Good luck with it :)

    1. thanks, I really like her too. Handmade things will never be perfect, but I don't think that they have to be!
      I finished the second Kira yesterday and will start with the third one tomorrow, as I already have the order for the fourth. So business is running! ;)

  2. She's adorable! I've never tried amigurumi but I am planning to crochet my kids some animals this Christmas. Good luck with your fundraising, I hope you sell lots.

    1. Thank you. Amigurumi is really not that hard. I'm looking forward to your animals, I bet your kids will love them! :)

  3. Wow it's so cute <3

    http://www.jenniesteka.de ♥

  4. She looks adorable! :) Fingers crossed you can sell some of the dolls for your house!

    I hate the sewing part with the amigurumi as I am pretty bad at it. Which is the reason why I came up with a teddy bear pattern which needs very, very little sewing :P

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

    1. thanks! the order for the first three are in and I'm busy making them. I should have started earlier, though, as Christmas is approaching really fast and now would be the perfect time to have some dolls ready to sell as they make perfect little Christmas gifts.
      I'm looking forward to your teddy pattern, I'm definitely gonna make one! :)

  5. Wie süß!!! Ich muss jetzt auch echt mal wieder häkeln... mache das eigentlich total gern, aber in letzter Zeit mangelte es etwas an Zeit... aber wenn ich so was sehe, kriege ich wieder richtig Lust...

    1. Danke! Schafft man aber auch neben einem 40 Stunden Job und pendeln! ;-)
      Freut mich, wenn ich dir wieder Lust auf's Häkeln gemacht habe! :)