Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ami ami dogs: the first installment

meet carlile the corgi. he's a shy but loving little pooch. he wishes he could find the courage to ask the cute dachshund next door for a walk along the neighborhood stream, but alas, all he can do is hide behind his human's leg whenever she trots by. 

so, i had some issues with this little guy. living in a small city = limited yarn variety. consequently, i had to use two different yarn gauges to create the corgi. no matter how many times i stomped through the aisles, i couldn't find the perfect corgi fur-like yarn. another thing: the selection of eyeballs and noses are limited as well. i had to order them from an etsy store called 6060. if you're looking for doll eyes, noses, doll joints, and/or buttons, this is the place for you. no really, there's literally no other store online to buy a good selection of doll thingamabobs for cheap. and they shipped fast.

the pattern is from a japanese book (photo below) that i lugged back with me this past month.


  1. omgsosdfcute. sorry, rendered almost speechless by the cute. seriously.
    do you have thrift stores near you? i remember several years ago that fun fur stuff was everywhere! i run across it sometimes at my local thrift or maybe if you felted him a little he'd look more furry like? hmmm.

    Great work, as always!

    p.s. what does that print say in photo 2? looks fun *wink*

  2. Hey Citizen K,

    As always, thank you for your comment! I'm so happy because someone actually reads my blog!! :)) You know, the thought of unraveling some old sweaters from the thrift store did cross my mind...I've never unraveled a sweater before. I'll have tack that onto my ever-growing to-do list!

  3. P.S. That card is from a cute little shop in Florida called Everything But the Girl. I'll have to create a sassy little crocheted item and use the card as the background. Until then, I won't tell you what it says! :)

    Shop site: http://www.shopebtg.com/


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