Readers Gallery 2

Hi everyone.

I was going to post what I’d made for my sister’s birthday tomorrow, but then I realised she might then see it before I give it her, so delay that one a week.

Instead, I’ve been collecting images of people’s versions of my patterns again. I love seeing photos of things you guys have made from my designs, so please if you have any you haven’t sent me or which haven’t been put on Ravelry do email me at amiguruthi@hotmail.co.uk. Especially if you’ve made something based on my Basic Amigurumi Human Base – I’m saving them for the next Readers Gallery.

First up is one of my favourite things I’ve been sent – a Giant Rubber Duck!

pamvdz Ravelry Duck3 pamvdz Ravelry Duck2 pamvdz Ravelry Duck1

pamvdz was incredibly helpful in testing this pattern and sent me quite a few corrections I had missed which I really appreciated. And look! Purple duck! I’m impressed.

I’ve been sent a few other cool things too – my Flail is pretty popular. I’ve been sent it in it’s classic form:

o0dove0o Ravelry Flail

o0dove0o

In bright pink girl form:

CharminglyWicked Ravelry Flail

CharminglyWicked

And in super upsized incredibly spiky form!:

jld2247 Ravelry Flail

jld2247. I don’t think I can take credit for this one, except in the form of inspiration. I love it though. EDIT: She’s just Ravelry messaged me and added: ‘The handle is 19.5 inches long. The ball is roughly 32 inches in circumference. And the spikes are 6.5 inches long.’
WOAH!

Also popular is my Batman Keyring. I’ve been sent them from S-Max Jewels:

S-Max Jewels Batman Facebook

And janiewaah, who made Robin and The Joker as well.

janiewaah Ravelry batman janiewaah Ravelry robin janiewaah Ravelry joker

(They’re posed in egg cups – I thought they were giant teeth).

A pattern still getting a lot of hits is Puppy Love. And manatina has used it for a lovely tribute to her friend’s dog MacArther, who is pictured in the background.  

manatina puppy love

A few months back now, the Treblemaking Hookers on Facebook had a Yarn Bombing day. I didn’t get my butt in gear in time to join in, but Denise Niemann chose my Unhappy Lil’ Slug to bomb her local Post Office with – hopefully he’s nicely happy with some mystery recipient!

Denise Niemann slug at post officeDenise Niemann slug

A little hint to the future now – I released my Cute Lil’ VooDoo Doll pattern last year when I was still learning to crochet. He’s been popular, but I’ve reworked him for a future post as a re-release, and he actually looks more like Jamie Lasher’s version here:

Jamie Lasher Voodoo doll email

You’ll also see my Fat Gnome re-jigged if you download my Guide to Crochet, but here’s Cmaizy’s version using the original pattern. I love the bird in the background!

Cmaizy Gnome

Another pattern I’ll be talking about in the near future is my Jellyfish. Here’s Laweinberger‘s version to remind you what it looks like – I like the stretched out tentacles on hers.

Laweinberger Jellyfish Ravelry

And lets end on the second biggest invaders of the crochet community behind the owl – Minions! I posted my pattern this time last year, and Tiverknitter sent me a few that she’d made.

Tiverknitter Minion Ravelry

That’s all for now – again, I LOVE seeing your stuff, so please do add them to my Ravelry, post them on my Facebook or drop me a photo by email as above. If I’ve included your project today and not credited you it’s because I don’t have a link to your internet presence, so just let me know and I’ll add it in 🙂

Readers Gallery 1

This week I started on something that I’m really excited about, but it’s taking longer than I expected to finish (plus I splattered part of it with bolognaise sauce, so I need to scrub it. Memo to self – do not eat messy food near the WIP!). So you’re gonna have to wait a little longer for that. clue – it’s something from the 80s and is cute with a hidden secret…

Feel free to guess in the comments, although I’m mean so I won’t say yay or nay lol.

Anyway, because I don’t have an ami to post, I thought I’d finally show you all some photos of work that’s been done by other people using my patterns.

First up, lets start with the very first pattern I ever posted, The Fat Gnome. This version was made by Ravelry user hookedmomma. I love how she made him Christmassy by adding the Santa style hat.

HookedMomma Fat Gnome Santa Ravlery

I have actually since redone this pattern, and you can find the edit in my downloadable Guide to Crochet.

Next up are two new creation based on the body pattern of my Castle Crashers Knight by Ravelry user Eidolon. On the top is Master Chief from the Halo games, made for her son, and on the bottom is her husband’s gift, Kerbal from Kerbal Space Programme, which I’d not heard of before but looks pretty cool. I love the knitted companion cube too!

eidolon Castle Crasher to Master Chief Ravelry eidolon Castle Crasher to Kerbal

Speaking of game characters, one of my most popular patterns has been Om Nom from Cut the Rope. I’m almost glad my house got flooded, giving me the day to make him and meaning that I’ve gotten to see all these ace versions!

First one to come to me was from Serajah Meijer via Facebook (let me know if you have a blog or page to link Serajah!). I love how she’s posed him mid-nom, and the crochet teeth are great 😀

Serajah Meijer Om Nom Facebook

The second OmNom to come through was from Mummon Pajukori, a Finnish blogger. Google Translate isn’t good enough for me to find her name, so I if anyone knows it please let me know. Another food filled pose (Om Nom just inspires it lol). I like the fabric eyes on this one too.

Kermahattu.blogspot.co.uk om nom

Thirdly came Kraftyness‘s version (spookily, she has the same blog template as me – great minds think alike clearly).

Kraftyness.wordpress.com omnom 2

Not only did she make Om Nom, following a request from a friend, she even went so far as to make his box home too! I love it.

Kraftyness.wordpress.com omnom

And the latest Om Nom to be sent to me came to my email about a week ago from Joanna (again, let me know if you have a blog or page to link to). She made him as a present too for her boyfriend, and has added her own spin by extending his legs and more crochet teeth. Makes him look even more eager for Noms!

Joanna Om Nom

On the theme of popular patterns, one of the most viewed patterns on my blog is Puppy Love (more dog people than cat people on the internet for once!). I’ve had one version sent to me so far, from Ravelry user DaniSt. Her version even had a lead, and I really like the colour choice.

DaniSt Puppy Love 2

The final version for my gallery is another one of my older patterns, the Cute Lil Voodoo Doll. Ravelry user velcromidway made this one, extending the body and legs from my original to add her own touch.

Velcromidway Voodoo Doll

I’ve really loved getting messages from people who’ve had a go at my patterns, and the feedback they’ve sent has been appreciated just as much as the photos. If you’ve made one of my ami’s please do send me a photo, either to amiguruthi[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk or by sending me a message on Facebook or adding a version on Raverly, and I’ll start collecting for another gallery!