Dirk the Dragon

He's finally finished!, I am pleased to introduce you to Dirk, Dirk the Dragon.

He's the first doll I've made from the Lalylala patterns that I purchased a few weeks ago. I loved the pattern. pretty easy to follow and it was great that there were tons of photos to help me through. (Huge visual learner here).

He even has cute little wings, just adorable. I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Pagoda (main color), White, and vinyard (his scarf) and crocheted him up using a stainless steel hook size 0.

I can't wait to work up the other patterns I purchased. Stay tuned for more cuteness to come.

Amigurumi obsession

I have discovered the most adorable amigurumi ever!. "What is an Amigurumi?" you may ask, well if you haven't heard of them before:

From Wikipedia: 
Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, andnuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.[1] Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features,[2] as is typical in Japanese culture.

Well, while I was on Pinterest the other day I came across the most adorable Fox amigurumi. (Ok so I have a fox obsession too, I'm seeking help....maybe) 
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Isn't this just the cutest doll you've ever seen?!?!, well I think so. The pattern is made by Lydia of Lalylala, I jumped right on over to the site and downloaded the pattern. While I was there I discovered SOOooo many more adorable amigurumi's that I just had to get the patterns to and create these adorable little creatures.
She even has a Dragon, Rat, and even a Octopus! I was over joyed. I'm planing on getting the Dragon and Rat to attempt a Zodiac doll for me and Bug and Sprout. I'm a Rat, Sprout is a Dragon, and Bug is a Monkey, I think I may be able to modify the Rat to create a Monkey version (we shall see...).
Anyway just thought I'd share my Obsession with you.