For the past four weeks, I have been even more immersed in doing crochet than I usually am. I challenged myself to finish 40 amigurumis (crocheted dolls) under 30 days. This is something I’ve never done before because I’ve never had the reason to do so. But this month is the last month that I am going to be around kids and as I’ve been with these kids for the past 11 months now, I wanted to give them a little handmade gift to remember me by.
I followed the patterns from Mei Li Lee’s Hello Kitty Crochet book (which I absolutely love!) to make Hello Kitty for the girls and Dear Daniel for the boys. I’m so glad that I chose these two because not only are they very cute, they also have the same shaped head and details, with only a few differences (which is a bonus for someone who is chasing a tight deadline a.k.a me).
Above are the detailed heads of Hello Kitty/Dear Daniel with a cheeky little close up on the left and a bag filled with 40 heads on the right. My mom called me a head hunter every time she saw me lugging that bag around – not gonna lie though, it felt really good to carry my army of heads; it reminded me that I’ve passed a huge hurdle : making heads and sewing faces!Read More »