Thursday, April 10, 2014

Purchase patterns

Today I want to point out something I've been noticing - people tend to be more sharing-friendly with free patterns, no matter how low their quality is (what I mean here is really ugly toys and scarfs and so on :D). When it comes to purchasable items, people tend to remain indifferent. I mean, real crafting people wouldn't react like this. In my opinion, if you have enough money to spend on yarn, then you have enough money to buy patterns that you would really enjoy making! Come on, life is to short to spend it on crochetting ugly free stuff!
As for me, I was skeptical too at the beginning. I thought I could happily enjoy making free patterns for the rest of my life. Then, I came across astonishing patterns that, unfortunately, weren't for free. I also bought books from which I learned a few tips I wouldn't find online. I am currently subcribed to Simply Crochet, and I find myself quite often spending money on patterns that I don't even use! They're impossibly cute, like this raindeer I purchased last Christmas and never made, that I can't help myself not having them!

What about you? How do you feel about purchasable patterns? :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lolo and the Easter eggs

This is my second amigurumi from the Zoomigurumi series, surrounded by some hand painted Easter eggs. If you wish to make Lolo, you will find the pattern in Zoomigurumi 2. The eggs were emptied and painted last year. I only made Lolo because I wish to make both Lulu and Lolo when I will get proper fluffly yarn (this was made using some kind of mohair yarn). I also intend to make a little girl happy with this little Lolo. Anyway, I think it turned out quite good in this not-so-fluffy-yarn too.
Hint: I used for the eyes little felt pieces, that I covered in white glue to make them shiny. I totally like this new discover, that I will talk about more in a following blog post.