Tuesday, September 28, 2010

tiff the tampon: rejected!

no, not by a creeper utilizing a profit driven match-making organization like e-harmony, but www.crochetville.org. this forum is geared towards crochet lovers. no matter your level or interest, there's a forum for you to spill your hooking woes or showcase your creations and gloat in the oohing and aahing of the world wide crocheting community. WELL, i placed several photos of tiff the tampon up in the "showcase" thread under the "toys" section where you would place photos of your amigurumi* among other items created for play.

i was getting a lot of views on my post and someone even left a comment saying that she was so inspired by how cute tiff turned out that she was going to create her very own tampon shaped tampon holder. a day later, i went back to crochetville to check on my post for more comments and i could not find it! tampons are an american necessity! is it obscene to showcase a winking tampon named tiff complete with hat on a crochet forum? apparently the forum police thought so.

look at her... even though she's a fiesty chica, she's got a sweet heart. i suppose i have to accept that not every forum will consider a hatted winking tampon to be family friendly material.

* "amigurumi" is a Japanese word roughly translated to: a crocheted or knitted doll. my blog name "i heart amicute" takes a bit of that word smashed together with "cute" and I came up with "amicute."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

pick of the week: artmind - 99 feelings ceramics project

this particular crafter has been one of my favorites for a long, long time. there are some adorable ones that you just want to pick up, coo at it, then crush it because it's so effing cute... to ones you have to think about a little until it hits you like a stove being thrown at you from an eighth story apartment window. i love the idea of branching off of a simple base shape and designing 99 different "feelings" using texture or objects meant to represent those feelings. please visit this etsy crafter by clicking here.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

tiff the tampon

my friend told me that i should make an amigurumi winking tampon - so i did! i came up with the idea of crocheting a little red hat with earflaps for her to wear as well. I think it turned out prettttttyyyy darn well :) 

she likes to spend her time looking cute, tripping people with her string, and acting as a play toy for the resident house cats stanley and nigel. do you have something you'd like to say to her? she simply loves anything punk rock and is looking for a steady boyfriend.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

mini peas in a pod

my friend asked for a smaller set of amigurumi peas in a pod for a pregnant friend. i decided to crochet the baby a yellow hat since the gender isn't determined yet. the father has mini indie hair. :D

polar bear

i picked up a ball of fuzzy off-white yarn and i immediately thought of crocheting a cute amigurumi polar bear. then i saw the brown and black fuzzy yarn and decided to make a whole array of bear species! pandas, black and brown bears, sun bears, etc. we'll see how long this obsession will last. i just finished my first crocheted fuzzy polar bear named jules.

Friday, September 17, 2010

pick of the week: closet gothic

i've always been a fan of steampunk jewelry on one side of the spectrum and frilly, pink, cute jewelry on the other. now i've found a classy mix of the two! closet gothic creates beautiful vintagey jewelry inspired from the mechanical era. take a look for yourself!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

diamond head

my friend just posted a youtube video on my facebook page. it made me smile. click on the link to listen to music by japanese crochet'd creatures.

poo and toilet paper

harold the poo and tamara the toilet paper roll. they've just met and have been on several sweet dates together. requested by my roommate. he likes to carry harold around on his shoulder at the bar.

red fox

meet phillip the fox

pink bunny


he was bit by the love bug.

snow bunny

                      For my friend in Arizona - a reminder of the cold place you come from :)


he'll be creeping in the shadows behind your house

hot air balloon

 timmy's view from the hot air balloon

peas in a pod

My friend's baby's crib has a new addition :)

worm in an apple

My first craft blog. It all started becoming serious when my good friend from high school learned she was pregnant. I knew I had to crochet her something cute. First it was a worm in an apple. 

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