Wikipedia describes amigurumi as:
"Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures."
A little while back i got hooked on crocheting (pun DEFINITELY intended). It started with an afghan but i wanted to get more ambitious. When i saw this pattern i knew i had to try it. With a few modifications to the original pattern, i made one as a gift for The Boyfriend :)
Shy jedi master
Yoda and his deformed brother, made from rejected parts of early yoda attempts. He has two heads, one arm and one weird foot (he almost didn't have a body). They share a bond that cannot be broken.
The next project wound up being a birthday gift for a friend. He's a HUGE Scott Pilgrim fan, so I mocked up a design for a Ramona Flowers based on the image at the right (which is not my artwork), initially just for kicks, but then it started to seem more and more feasible so i actually took a crack at it. The result was a mixed success. The hair was the biggest challenge. I also wanted to add a hood and jacket, but any hood that was big enough for her giant head wound up being way bigger than her comparatively tiny body...
Here's the mock-up i started with:
And here's the finished product:
Her hair came out super-crazy. At one point i put actual hair gel in there to try and make it keep it's shape, but it didn't hold for long. Her "neck" is also kinda long; i had left space to attach a hood, but never wound up using it.
Like, OMG! LOL.
I did both of these in the last few months. Next on my list is a little Commander Data. I'm also inspired by the custom Sack Boy skins in Little Big Planet; making a simple sack boy would be cool, but their Mystique looks simple enough and could come out so rad if i could find some skull beads...
If only i didn't have a really great full-time job!