Monday, April 28, 2008

End of April? How is that!

I'm amazed that april is almost over! I have been so busy it is not even funny! 3 people I know are preggers, I finished my mom's birthday present, and I added a pattern to my etsy (the honeysuckle dragon) as well as participated in swaps and worked a lot! lol

I'm having a bit of a down day since I'm going to have to say goodbye to my beloved Ladybug tomorrow. Ladybug is a beagle and she's 14. I was a meanie and left her with my parents when I got married 3 years ago. she's been acting very strange for the past week and my mom noticed yesterday that she has a mass in her abdomen that is the size of a grapefruit. Ladybug has had a long doggie life, She does not do well in surgery (not that my dad would consider this anyway) and she's old. So Tomorrow I will be saying goodbye.

As a result I need to cheer myself up so I'm posting a bunch of patterns and tut's which have been e-mailed and commented so I could find them over the last month. I hope they are helpful and fun for you guys as I will be throwing myself into some crafty endeavor soon to take my mind off the sadness.

First Tuts:
Crochet techniques needed to make amigurumis (part 1) (en español)
Reading patterns (Part 2) (en español)
Additional techniques (en español)

Invisible Decrease

And now patterns. those with *'s do not have pictures:
Kimmi The Giraffe* (in dutch with picture)
Mr ratman
Nilpferd Hippo
Patchy the turtle (pics on page1)
Cup of Tea Bookmark
Baby bunny Rattle (would make a cute bowling pin too)
Egg People
Seasick Fish
Daffodil Pattern
Dudley Bird
Chuckles the clown
The grumpies
Baby Bananna

Enjoy the patterns and tutorials!


Emmylou said...

Just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear about ladybug. Hope you're ok, and remember, all dogs go to heaven :) Chin up.

Emma xxx

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Amigurumi Girl said...

You know, this is an exhausting project you've put upon yourself and I just wanted to say thank you. I often come and browse around just for fun. Keep up the super duper work!! Have a great day. (^_^)v

Linda said...

I am enjoying browsing your blog. Thank you for compiling all these patterns in one place! The giraffe pattern you have listed is no longer available though. does have one if you'd like to add that one instead; here is the link:
There are many other animals on there, too. Again, many thanks!