Sunday, April 27, 2008

Sneak preview of Haggis....



My Lion pattern is nearing completion... I'm working out the last bits of his head & mane at the moment. The muzzle, body, arms & legs are done and look just how I pictured in my head :)

As soon as the head and mane sections are crocheted... I'll felt all the pieces & keep my fingers crossed that my original felted swatch tension was correct so I won't have to re-do any parts!

So while you're waiting for the finished lion I thought you'd like to see my outline sketch of the next amigurumi toy...

His name is Haggis the highland cow. He's going to be very shaggy all over with curly horns next to his ears and a loveable grin.

3 comments:

  1. Thats cool! Can i put in an order now for one for Itsaso? (An actual made up one, not the plan. Seriously... can you imagine the mess of me trying to crochet?)

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  2. Funny you should ask :) ...

    I had already been thinking of crocheting a few of the toys for people to buy ready-made/custom order but a few points have made me hold off deciding on this...

    1. Being a stay at home mum of the lively toddler Finn means I can only work on my stuff when he's asleep... I have tried crocheting while he's happily playing with something. As soon as he sees my yarn & hook... his stuff instantly becomes boring and he wants to help me instead. Then when he sees my sketchbook and pencil we have an instant meltdown (terrible 2's approaching?!) if he can't have them to play with. I don't mind my sketchbook being 'Finned' one jot but he also likes to rip the pages out... which is a problem! So free time to design/crochet is limited...

    2. Due to my crochet/design time being quite limited I wouldn't be able to make very many custom order/ready-made items to sell :(

    3. As you know the Amigurumi toys patterns are designed to be felted after crocheting... which means only natural animal yarns like wool, cashmere & alpaca can be used to get the true fuzzy felted effect. This means the finished custom order/ready-made toy would be more expensive to produce materials wise than an acrylic/synthetic yarn version would be...

    All that said.... I haven't ruled it out! :)

    I think It would be really nice to offer a custom order facility for people who just can't or don't have time to make their own.

    The number of toys I can make would be limited & I don't know how much someone would pay for one? But If there is a demand for the 'Fiona Kelly Felted Originals' I'll definately do it...

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  3. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post... nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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