Amigurumi Pattern: Topo Gigio

Topo Gigio amigurumi

Do you remember him? He is Topo Gigio, the sweetest mouse you'll ever meet! ^^

At first he was requested to me by a mother who wanted to gift her daughter, and, after, by a grandmother that wanted to surprise her granddaughter.

This sweet little buddy left a lot of memories in many of us! ^^ 

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Off the Hook: Cat Houses, Amigurumi and Crochet Projects

The past weeks I've been MIA from the blog. I got a lot of requests and was working hard to meet the deadlines.

So for those of you who didn't catch the updates on social media, here is what I've been up to!

I started to sell the Kitty Kat Houses at Leeloo's veterinary, they are awesome and super sweet people and were happy to have the Kitty Kat Houses there! The first one I left there sold in a couple of days and so I had to make one more for Leeloo's veterinarian and another to keep as display there.

Three Kitty Kat Houses

Leeloo's veterinarian told me that her cat doesn't want to leave the house! She doesn't want to know about anything else and stays curled up in there all day! That's what I call a success!!! =D

Leeloo's veterinarian also ordered Rumi and Ami for her 2 year old daughter. I used baby yarn to make them, but the baby yarn I have access to is fine weight and I did Ami's and Rumi's patterns with medium weight yarn, I wanted them to have te same size as the original ones so I had to tweak the patterns a little bit and this took a little more extra time to accomplish.

It was worth it! She was really pleased with them!!! =)

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As I was finishing Ami and Rumi I received another order, this time for three hats and one keyring. Two of the hats I had already made, the fox and the cat, but the other two were new. It was a Stitch hat and keyring! I really enjoyed making them! I had a lot of fun figuring out how to make Stitch's eyes and ears. These irregular shapes are more challenging but fun to figure out! In the end I really loved the result and if this hadn't been a request I would have kept them for myself!!! =D

Fox crochet hat
Cat crochet hat
Stitch crochet hat
Stitch crochet keyring keychain

Now, after resting my hands for a couple of days, I'm already working on new projects that I will share here very soon!!!

In the meantime have fun everyone!!! =D

In My Project Bag

Lets start with the projects I finished last week!

Kitty Cat Crochet Hat

The kitty cat hat was requested by a friend and was inspired on the face of the Kitty Kat House.

I think he is really cute and with some minor changes he would make a cute bunny hat as well! =D

Amigurumi Gir and Gir with hood down

These two guys are already on the way to their new home! Can't wait to hear from their new owners! ^^

Blue Monster

The blue monster  is coming along great! I made his little horns and now I'm working on his tail.

He is the cutest! ^^

Kitty Army

The keychain kitties keep multiplying and now I have an army of kitties to finish! =D

What treasures hang from you hook?

In My Project Bag

These past weeks I've been really busy with requests and new projects! Let's take a peek inside my project bag and see what it holds!

Bunny Buns

First up, the Linguine Bunnybuns... from outer space!, as you can see I couldn't resist making one more! Three's a party, right? =D

Cute Monster

I've made some progress on the little monster I'm working on. I'm not sure about the tummy I had made for him, so I'll leave that part for the end.

I think he's turning out to be a cutie! ^^

Kitty Cat Crochet Hat

This kitty cat hat was requested as a gift for a little baby girl! ^^

The nose is not the final nose, it's just a little piece of cardstock so I can visualise the face of the kitty better. The real nose is going to be sewn on! =)

Kitty Keychain

The same person that requested the kitty hat also requested some Kitty Got my Key keychains! We got a real kitty cat lover here! ; )

I just finished Gir and Gir with Hood Down! They will be on the way to their new owners latter this week! =D 

I'm also working on a super secret project that is going to be a gift so I can't show it just yet! =)

My project bag is bursting through the seams! What do you have in yours? =D

In My Project Bag

Welcome to the new home of BuddyRumi!

Have you had the chance to look around? I'll wait! What do you think? Do you like it? =)

Ooooh I feel so fancy writing in my new website! =D

Today is time to share what's new in my project bag!

First I'm very happy to report that I finally caught the little creatures that were spying on me! =)

I had no reason to be scared they are the cutest little space creatures that I ever saw! 

Caught them by surprise studying earth's flora:

Bunny Buns

Love their little tails!

These little cuties are the Linguine Bunnybuns...From outer space! created by Wayuki.

They are easy, fun to make and free! Check them out!

Cutest Amigurumi Monster

Can you tell I love this blue? ^^

I'm working on a little cutie of my own. I realised I didn't make a little monster yet, so I decided to change that! =)

At first I thought I would make is belly in white and orange, but now I'm thinking in substituting the orange with pink...Will have to make both and choose... =)

And that's it for today!

As always feel free to leave your comments or questions below!

In my Project Bag

Hello hello awesome crafty people! =D

Today I can finally show you the rest of the projects I have finished. They have been delivered! =)

First, is a second take on the aviator hat.

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It was requested by a couple that is expecting a baby boy! ^^

For this aviator hat I made the goggles in felt, and instead of making the straps that go to the back like the first one, I made straps attached to the ears of the hat that can be tied under the chin. I think this one also came out really cute! What's your favorite version?

I also completed the helmet hat. It was a birthday gift! =D

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I think it came out pretty cool! What do you think? =D

I'm also starting another Kitty Kat House, this one will be a little bit more colourful. And I'm also working on a Gir and a Gir with the Hood Down that was requested.

What do you have hanging from your hooks?

In my Project Bag

Hello crafty friends! =D

Today I'm showing you what I managed to finish these last weeks!

I finished the bunny I was making for a friend, she already received so I can finally show it to you!

My friend was very happy with it, she's expecting her first baby boy and she asked me to make this bunny for him! ^^

I hope he likes it too!!! ^^

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I also made some new little keychain buddies! ^^ 

They were inspired by the little white bunny that the bunny I made for my friend is holding.

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First I made it with yarn of the same weight, but decided to try them out with a light weight yarn too and they came out really cute! ^^ 

And with some minor changes I also made a little mouse!

These little buddies will be available as a free pattern very soon! =D

And last but not least, I made a Big Eyes crochet hat for my nephew! He celebrated his first birthday the past week, and I, as a very proud auntie, had to make him a gift! ^^

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I've also finished the helmet crochet hat and a second take on the aviator hat but I know they have not been seen by the people they are going to, so I have to show you those ones next time! ;)

What beauties are you working on? Show me! =D 

In my Project Bag

Hi crafty friends!!!

Another week has passed and is time once again to show you what I've been up to! =)

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The bunny is beginning to take shape. I'm not entirely happy with the shape of the body, I think I'll end up making it a little bit more rounded.

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I'm working on a crochet helmet. I'm really happy with how it's coming along, but unfortunately I've ran out of yarn so this project has to wait a few more days to be completed.

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And, of course, I've started working on yet another Kitty Kat House! =)

What are you working on? Share the links to your projects on the comments below! =D

In my Project Bag

Hello crafty friends! =D

I've been working on some new projects! Let's check them out!

For some time now I've been wanting to make some fingerless mittens for me, but I never got around to it. 

That changed when I found the Neon Love Mitts at Pom Pom Quarterly. I imiediatly fell in love with them and knew that these were the ones! Cherry on top of the cake: It's a free pattern!!! =D

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This Week's Favorites - Christmas

Christmas is approaching! I think that it's time to make some beautiful ornaments! Here are some suggestions!

Choir of Angels by Lorna Watt from Knits for Life

These cute little angels seem so concentrated on their singing, I almost can ear them sing! =)

This pattern was designed by Lorna Watt and is available at her Ravelry page

 

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Amigurumi Pattern: Rooney the Reindeer

Here is Rooney, the reindeer! =)

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He is the perfect buddy to help us celebrate Christmas! He is so cute!!! ^^

His bottom and knees are specially designed so he can sit perfectly in that special place reserved just for him in your home! ^^

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Here is a close up so you can admire all his cuteness in detail! =D

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And to top it all he has a super cute little tail which goes perfectly with him!!! ^^

This Week's Favorites - Owls

Hello crafty friends!!!

Owls are very present here where I live, we can see them in the telephone poles and wires when the sun starts to set and we can hear them through the night! Recently they have been very active and we can hear them vocalizing a lot and on several occasions it seams to be more than one!

Inspired by this rise in owl activity I though I would share with you some of my favorite amigurumi owls! =)

Jip the Owl by Tessa van Riet-Ernst from Woolytoons (free pattern).

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In my Project Bag

Hello happy crafty people! =D

Sorry I've been MIA these past weeks. I started to sell some of my Buddies at a local store and while it has been a lot of fun, it has also been a lot of work! =)

I have been working hard on providing for the store because I want my items to always be available to the people who visit! Because of this I feel that I don't have as much time to work on new projects as I used to have, but I'm working really hard on being more organized and optimizing my process so that we can still enjoy both sides! =)

I've been trying out the new safety eyes I've ordered on the keychain kitties.

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