In My Project Bag: Ants and Mini Me

Time to see what’s hiding among yarns and hooks in my project bag! ^^

 Robber ant amigurumi

First up is this little guy that might be familiar to some of you! He is the amigurumification of Kasey Golden’s Robber Ant! =D

Kasey is an amazing illustrator and one of my favorites on YouTube! I love her style and all her illustrations but my favorites are definitely the ants illustrations!

 Mini Me amigurumi

And now is time to update you on the progress of Mini Me 2.0. As you can see the lower part of the body is done! She’s growing slowly but growing! ^^

Can’t wait to have the body done so I can chose her clothes! ^^

This time my crochet project bag isn’t too full but it has two exiting projects that I’m loving working on!

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part V

Last but not least to be amigurumified was Leslie, the violin player! =D

 Amigurumi girl doll

I wanted Mini Leslie to have more delicate features and wanted her to show off Human Leslie's femininity and elegance! 

I thought Leslie's red dress with the tutu was really fun and colorful, making her stand out from the boys, I knew I had to make it! =D

To make her hair I mixed several techniques for making wigs and doll hair and I really really like the result!!! Maybe I'll make a tutorial one day... say yes if you agree! =D

 Crochet violin

The violin was challenging to make, it's all so tiny! But in the end I really like it! =)

 Mini doll sandals

For her sandals I had to go a different direction, they were too tiny and delicate to crochet! I think they came out really cute! ^^

 Amigurumi band

Of course, before they left they threw a special concert live from BuddyRumi's living room! =D 

 Crochet band

But after they saw the Queen of the Castle House they had to throw yet another spectacular concert!!! =D

 Kitty house crochet band

With a very special whiskered star! Rock on Leeloo!!! =D

Leslie Ann Jordan, Rarefolk

Human Leslie in concert!

Leslie was the last of the Rarefolk members to be amigurumified! This was a very challenging project but fun at the same time! I came up with new ways of doing things and improving on old techniques and that's what makes making things from scratch so fun and addicting! That, seeing our projects come to life and, of course, seeing people react to our creations! =D

Thank you to Sardinha de Papel for the opportunity to make this wonderful project! =D 

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part IV

Marcos, the guitar player was my next amigurumification target! =)

 Crochet guitar player

Love all the little details on Mini Marcos! The hairdo, the stick in the hair, the earring, and the details in the shirt and pants! =D 

 Crochet guitar

Marcos' guitar has a sunburst effect that at first I was afraid I would not be able to capture but I think it came out quite good! =D

 Crochet boots

This mini ami prefers boots!

 Mini amigurumi rocking

Mini Marcos at a very special concert! =D

Marcos Munné, Rarefolk.jpg
Marcos Munné, Rarefolk

Human Marcos rocking on his guitar! =)

Tomorrow the last on the amigurumification list will be revealed! Don't miss it, it's a very special one! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part III

Next on the amigurumification list: Mangu, the double neck guitar player!

 Two arms amigurumi guitar

I had so much fun making his guitar! I ended up coming up with a new way of making them sturdier! =D At first it looked like a cookie, but once I added the details a crochet guitar was born! ^^

 Crochet shoes

One more mini ami that likes to keep his feet comfy! =)

 Amigurumi guitar player

I really liked adding his piercings but I completlly forgot to take close up pictures of them! *slaps on forehead and shakes head slowly*  He has four earrings on his left ear and one on the right, and a piercing on his nose! =D

 Photography by Flora Salamanca

Photography by Flora Salamanca

Mangu Diaz, Rarefolk

Human Mangu and his unique guitar! =D

Monday find out who was next on my hook on Part IV of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part II

The second victim of amigurumification was Ruben, the flute player! =D

 Crochet flute player

Here he is trying out is flute! Can you hear it? Sounds lovely! =)

 Amigurumi kicks

For enduring the long concerts with maximum energy you need to have high quality sneakers! =D

 Amigurumi concert

In concert with his fellow mini ami musicians!

This was the first time I made a mini shirt, I think it came out alright!

Ruben Rarefolk

Human Ruben jamming on his flute! =D

Want to know who was my next victim? Don't miss Part III of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =D

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part I

These guys have been off the hook for some time now but only now they have met their human counterparts and I can finally show them to you!!! =D

This was a project made in partnership with Sardinha de Papel, a local community store. The band is the spanish band Rarefolk!

 Rarefolk mini amigurumi

You already know Oscar, the bass player! He was my first subject of amigurumification! Well, he was feeling lonely and asked me to amigurumify the rest of the band! =D

I said yes to the challenge and the first victim was Rafael, the drummer!

 Mini amigurumi drummer

It was so much fun to make him and his drum set! =D

I really wanted to make his drums justice so I tried to add as much detail as I could! =D

 Crochet drums
 Amigurumi drum set

I tried to replicate all his drums and cymbals and I think it turned out really cool! =D

 Crochet drummer and drum set

Here he is trying out his drum set for the first time! =D Will he like it?

 Crochet mini amigurumi drummer

I think he likes it! =D

Have you checked out his cool tattoo? 

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

The human version of the drummer and his drum set! ^_^ 

Stay tuned for Part II of the amigurumification of Rarefolk tomorrow! 

Off the Hook: Custom Amigurumi Pony

These guys are the reason I've been MIA these past few weeks!

 Custom amigurumi pony and pony keychain

The big pony is inspired in the Shetland Ponies with sweaters, that I'm sure everyone has seen because they are so cute! ^^ 

They are going to be a gift, I hope the person who requested them and the person who is going to receive them like them! =D

Custom Amigurumi Dog

If you want a detailed amigurumi version of your dog, a faithful and forever lasting reminder of your friend, now you can amigurumify your furry buddy! =)

 Custom amigurumi crochet dog

These projects are a collaboration between me and you where your input is always welcome! I will send you photos along the way to make sure you are updated and satisfied with your amigurumi dog.

Check out the video below to see in detail the finished amigurumi Penny!

Visit me at my Etsy store if you want to know more details on how to amigurumify your dog!

Off the Hook

Hello everyone!

Today I want to show you a great project I have been working on these past few weeks! 

Like most of my favorite projects so far it was an amigurumification! =D

Meet Penny, a furry terrier mix cutie! ^^

 Photos taken by Penny's mommy, Jennifer.

Photos taken by Penny's mommy, Jennifer.

The pictures above show the main characteristics that I wanted to capture in Penny's amigurumification: her spots and fur. I also tried to be true to her forms and shapes as much as possible, I always like to put as much detail as I can in my amigurumifications.

 Custom amigurumi dog

Jennifer, Penny's mommy, suggested I leave Penny's right ear up! In my first sketch I had both ears folded, but I promptly made the change, and after looking at Penny's many Instagram photos I realized that she has the tendency to leave that ear up, which makes her even more cute and funny. ^^

The collar with the bone and name give her a special touch!

 Custom crochet dog

 I'm really pleased with the shapes of the body and legs, especially the chest and belly. It's something that, from the beginning, I knew I had to capture well.

 Amigurumi terrier puppy

The spots on the back were a must!

 Amigurumi crochet doggie

I think she came out really cute and every time I look at her it gets harder and harder to let her go! ^^

This project was fun, challenging and very rewarding! I loved making her, it's one of my favorites this year! =D

Join Penny on the dance floor! =D

Amigurumification Completed

Hi crafty people! =D

Do you remember me saying, some weeks ago, that I was working on the amigurumification of a person? I've finished it!!! =D

I can't believe I haven't showed you yet... Bad Ana, bad! =P

I'm very proud of him, he turned out great! And what's even better the person I made him for and the person who received him as a gift loved him!!! =D  ^^

Amigurumi crochet people man

 

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Amigurumify: Yourself Project

So I was going over my stash to check if I have everything I need for the Amigurumify: Pets challenge and I suddenly realise I didn't show you the finished Mini Me project for the Amigurumify: Yourself challenge! O_O Noooooooooooooo! Breath in, breath out...

It's time to make things right!

Here am I with my amigurumified self! =D

This is me when I go out hiking, one of my favorite activities!

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Amigurumify Challenge: February 2013

This month's challenge is to amigurumify your pet or one of your pets! =D
If you don't have a pet you can amigurumify a pet of a family member or a friend, a pet you wish you had or simply an animal that can be considered a pet.
Amigurumify: Pets will run between the 1st and 23rd of February. Everybody is welcome and can jump in at anytime!
Grab your hooks and get started!!!! :D
For more information about the Amigurumify challenges:

This month's challenge is to amigurumify your pet or one of your pets! :DIf you don't have a pet you can amigurumify a pet of a family member or a friend, a pet you wish you had or simply an animal that can be considered a pet.Amigurumify: Pets will run between the 1st and 23rd of February. Everybody is welcome and can jump in at anytime!Grab your hooks and get started!!!! =D

Amigurumify Challenge Rules