For those who don’t know, I’ve lived in the Oklahoma City area for upwards of 18 years. My hometown of Moore/South OKC has been devastated by a tornado. My family and I are safe and relatively unscathed, but I will be donating 10% of my shop sales to the local Red Cross for disaster relief. You can also donate directly yourself through this link: http://www.redcross.org/ok/oklahoma-city.
I will have my standard inventory available, but please feel free to contact me to commission custom work. Turn-around time on made-to-order items is an estimated 12 weeks.
Take care, Oklahoma. ♥
Yesterday my studio work got a little restricted by inclement weather, but I took the time to create this ultra-tiny Totoro amigurumi. He stands a little less than 2 inches tall and is made from fingering weight wool yarn. He is on-hand and ready-to-ship (which is very rare for my shop!); so if you purchase him, he can be in the mail tomorrow!
Just finished up my piece for Small Art Exchange #10. My partner suggested she wanted something unicorn-related… and for some reason my boyfriend asked if I could make a unicorn with two horns?? I told him I didn’t think that’d be a unicorn anymore, but then he suggested it could have two heads… And thus, Spectra and Prisma were born!
You can find out more about Small Art Exchange through this flattering interview and join in the shenanigans by joining the Facebook group. There will probably be a new event for Small Art Exchange #11 around mid-June. I’ll add more information to my Tumblr about Small Art Exchange soon! :D
Ideas for new items
Hey everyone! I just wanted to throw out some thoughts I have for new items in my shop. With my workload being what it is currently, it’ll take a while for me to debut them. You can speed up the process if you’re interested in any of the following items by commissioning them through my shop. The best way to support the work I do (and most art in general) is to buy it! :)
Turtle (using African flower motifs for shell)
Chinese Zodiac animals
(African flower motifs)
Mononoke wolves, Moro, Yakul, etc.
(Chibi kitties— Luna, Artemis, and Diana will be made in this style.)
General Anime Mascots
Kero-chan (Card Captor Sakura)
Penguins 1,2,3 (Penguindrum)
My Little Pony Characters
(Rainbow Dash has been made, but… others.)
Adventure Time Characters
It’s Fine Art Friday! Wee! Painted Venusaur today, thus finishing up Bulbasaur’s evolutionary line. Also, I added Bulbsaur’s nostrils. I neglected them last week. Oops.
I’m not sure what I’ll work on next week, but I’ll probably be temporarily skipping Charmander’s line (I’ve been crocheting orange things for weeks, so I’m boycotting the color orange temporarily). Chime in if you have thoughts!
If you’re interested in commissioning small paintings like these, they start at $36; contacting me via my Etsy shop is preferred.
Venusaur - acrylic paint on 6”x6” cradled wood panel.
I’ve relisted my Sleepy Owl Amigurumi listing in my shop. He’s made-to-order now (with an estimated turn-around of 12 weeks due to the size of my queue) and you can request any of the colors of yarn shown in the second image. The third image shows some examples of possible color combinations using this yarn from my Hippo.
Also, if you have thoughts of other colorful critters that could debut in my shop using this yarn, feel free to let me know. This particular yarn is slightly smaller and a different texture than my usual items, so it’s uses are a little more limited for me.
(I take no credit for the design of this item; the pattern is by irenestrange on Etsy and can be purchased here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/60572937/rupert-the-owl-amigurumi-pattern. The owls photographed were created by me.)
Finished up my hippo, which was created from this pattern by Heidi Bears. She was such a joy to create! She’s made up of 44 African Flower motifs of varying sizes. My hippo is huge due to yarn choice— she’s about 23 inches long and 11 inches tall.
Specifications: Caron Simply Soft yarn, C 2.75mm hook, 15 mm safety eyes.
I’m contemplating new products to add into my shop— so feel free to chime in if you have any suggestions of what you’d like to see!
Right now I’m thinking about Bulbasaur crochet pattern, Cubone crochet pattern, custom small paintings (in the style of my Fine Art Friday pieces)…
So, I’ve been working through this glorious hippo pattern for the last few weeks, but I managed to lose my C hook with only one motif and the ears to go. I’m going a little crazy, but… enjoy the progress shots!
(The final hippo should be somewhat like this!)