Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Happy Christmas!

I've not updated my blog in a while! Oops! Didn't intend on leaving it that long but I ended up getting very busy with Christmas orders and fitting it all in around work, as well as the usual Christmas type things. :)

Anyway, I can't believe it's Christmas Eve! This year has gone so fast but I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I'll be back in the new year with new bundles of Cuteness. :D

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Buttered Toast Kawaii Plush Pin

I just realised I never listed my toast pin I made with my others so have corrected that now. :) It can either be buttered toast or cheese on toast. More about it at my etsy shop here. :)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Amigurumi Polar Bear

Since winter is here and Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would make one of my little bears a little speical and the result was an Amigurumi Polar Bear. :) I think he came out quite cute and I was pleased with it. Complete with a ribbon scarf to keep him warm. :D More about him here at my etsy shop. :)

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Cloud Kawaii Plush Pin

Here are some little white cloud felt pins I made. :) I've been enjoying making these lately, it's a nice break in between the crochet. They can be found on my etsy shop here. :)

Monday, 10 November 2008

Amigurumi Baby Robin

This little Robin loves to sit in its nest to stay warm in the colder weather. You can find out more about it at my etsy shop here. :)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Celebrating One Year at Etsy

Tomorrow on Sunday 9th November my Cute Designs Etsy Shop will turn one year old. :) I can't believe it's been a year already, it's gone so fast.

I've loved being a part of etsy over the last year though, it's been fun to make and sell things and get to see some of the other brilliant stuff being made out there with a great community. :)

To celebrate a year on etsy anyone who orders from my etsy shop from now up until the end of Sunday will receive a free gift with their order. :)

Monday, 3 November 2008

Amigurumi Light Brown Bear

Here's a little amigurumi bear I crocheted. :) I think he came out looking quite cute and the colours remind me of autumn. He's wearing a little scarf because of the chilly weather. :) More about him at my etsy shop here.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Strawberry Cupcake Kawaii Plush Pin

These are the little cupcake pins I made. :) They are based on the amigurumi ones I make, thought it would be nice to have a little pin too. More about them at my etsy shop here. :)

Monday, 27 October 2008

Green Apple Kawaii Plush Pin

Continuing with the little felt pins I made last weekend here is a little green apple. :) You find out more at my etsy shop here.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Funny Bunny Plushies

Funny Bunnies are only happy when they're having fun. They can be found in many different colours and some believe their colour can help determine their personality.

More about Funny Bunnies here. :)

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Yellow Star Kawaii Plush Pin

Continuing my run of felt craft from last week here are some little yellow stars I made. :) I think they turned out quite cute and remind me of the ones in the Mario Nintendo game. :D They can be found in my etsy shop here. :)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Cup of Tea Kawaii Plush Pin

Despite the fact I'm not a tea drinker and don't like the stuff I actually enjoyed making these little pins and found them fun. :D I was pleased with the way they turned out. :)

They can be found at etsy here or folksy here. :)

Monday, 20 October 2008

Tear / Rain Drop Kawaii Plush Pin

I had a couple of days off work last week to give myself a longer weekend and I spent a lot of it watching films and enjoying some felt craft. :)

I haven't made much out of felt lately as I've been enjoying my crochet so much but I've had some ideas going round my head for a while now so it was time to get them out and turn them into real things. :) I've had fun making plushies and little felt pin badges so I'll gradually post them on here starting with this little tear or rain drop pin.

It can be found at etsy here or folksy here. :)

Saturday, 18 October 2008

UK Handmade Online Sites

About a year or so ago when I first heard about etsy and starting selling it always bothered me that it was so American and everything being listed in US$ with no option to change currencies. I hoped that something similar in the UK would take off.

Well now there seems to be a few of them popping up all similar in the one respect that they are UK based, you can list in good ole £ and for selling your handmade crafts.

Of course they're all in beta stage at the moment. I feel like I want to support all of them because I want them all to do well as it can be hard getting started but will there be room for all of them? I guess time will tell but good luck to folksy, coriandr and myehive.

In trying to support all of them in some way. I have opened a shop on each of them, whether I'll manage to fill them is another story but if interested you can find me at:

my folksy
my coriandr
my ehive

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Amigurumi Grey Kawaii Robot

This little robot is a bit of a techno-phobe and has never pressed the buttons on it's tummy in fear of what might happen.

More about my robot here. :)

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Etsy Front Page

A couple of people were kind enough to let me know I had an item on the front page of etsy last night. :) I had no idea although I did notice I seemed to have got a few more hearts although couldn't work out why as I wasn't in any treasuries. It was a Halloween Storque article feature that the admin did. :)

Was a nice surprise to wake up to. :)

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Amigurumi Kawaii Cupcakes

Sorry I haven't updated for a little while. I went back to work after a week off so that eats up a lot of my time. And then I bought Viva Pinata for my DS which I'm a little addicted to at the moment. :)

But that still hasn't stopped me with my crocheting and I've been making little changes to my amigurumi kawaii cupcakes which I enjoy making. Nothing major, just small things but the biggest thing to mention is the new "flavour" available and that's the yellow lemon one. :) I think it looks nice with all the others.

These can all be found at my shop here. :)

Friday, 12 September 2008

Mmmmm.... cake....

Mmmm.... I've been baking this morning and made a yummy coconut cake. I love coconut cake. :) I used to watch my mum make this when I was younger and then used to join in and help so it's nice to carry on making it now. I'll take her some later when I go round and see her.

The house smells of cake!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Amigurumi Red Devil

This is a naughty little devil who loves getting up to no good. You have to keep a close watch on it. :)

More about this little devil on my etsy shop here. :)

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Amigurumi Pumpkin Head

Carrying on with my Halloween themed critters..... This little guy eats, drinks and dreams pumpkins, so much so that one day he turned into one and now thinks and lives like a pumpkin. :)

More about Amigurumi Pumpkin Head on my etsy shop here. :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Another Amigurumi Skeleton

My last post featured an Amigurumi Skeleton I made, as well as making him I also made another one that is similar but slight differences. :) I've just listed it on etsy here so thought I'd blog about it as well.

I'm having fun making spooky things for Halloween. :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Amigurumi Skeleton

I've been coming up with some Halloween designs over the last day or so and thought I'd gradually start making them. :) This is the first.

This little skeleton's favourite time of year is Halloween. He loves to eat candy and enjoys watching scary movies. :) More about this skeleton here. :)

Friday, 29 August 2008

Amigurumi Purple Kawaii Bunny

This little bunny has a very bubbly personality and loves to go for hops on bright sunny days. :)

It will arrive complete with its own little name tag. More information about this bunny here. :)

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Amigurumi Cup of Tea

This Cup of Tea was left to go cold for reasons unknown to it. All it wants is to find a loving home with tea drinkers.

More about this little cup of tea here. :)

Monday, 25 August 2008

Amigurumi Brown Bear

I've been enjoying making some new bears over the last few days and this is the first of them. I'll post them up gradually. It's a new pattern I've been working on and I thought they'd look cute with a little colourful ribbon round them too. :)

More information about this little bear can be found here. :)

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Amigurumi Monkey - Mikey

Mikey the Monkey loves to go looking for new adventures and sometimes gets himself into trouble and needs a little helping hand to sort it out.

Mikey loves soft hugs and bananas. He will also arrive complete with his own little name tag. More about Mikey here. :)

Sunday, 17 August 2008

New look to Cute Designs

I've been hard at work today and have just spent the last few hours working on Cute Designs to relaunch it with the new look. :) I'm so glad to have finished it!

Although you did get a sneak preview of the new look when I finished the new shop the other day. :D It's just nice to have it matching, up-to-date and looking all kawaii. :P

I think I should go and rest my eyes a little now. :P

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

A new shop. :)

Sorry I haven't posted for a little while. I had a few problems with my computer, like it deciding to go bang (literally) and die on me last week. :( I'm back up and running with a nice new computer now.

And as well as a new computer I also have a new shop which I have just opened to use alongside my etsy shop. It's just nice to have a shop that lists items in good old £ (etsy is US$) and where the customer doesn't need to register if they don't want to. So yeah, I thought I'd give it a go and hopefully people will get to find it and like my stuff. :) The address is

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Just wanted to make a little post to help spread the word about Crafteroo. It's a new craft website which has firstly opened up as a forum but plans for more later. :) Why not stop by and join in the chat?

Just wanted to wish the creators well and hope the forum continues to go well too. :)

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Amigurumi Cat - Kenny

Kenny the Cat loves to go for strolls in the park, especially when it's sunny. :) He likes to find a nice spot to curl up and enjoy his daydreams about food.

Kenny enjoys fish suppers and will also arrive complete with his own little name tag. More about Kenny can be found here. :)

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Too early for Halloween?

I can't believe it's August already. :O This year is going so fast!!

Does it sound sad though that I am already thinking about little Halloween designs in my head? I want to get them down on paper soon before I forget them. I never know whether to make a big fuss of Halloween as it's getting bigger in the UK but not sure whether people would be interested in buying it but I'm having fun thinking about it. :P

I'm working on a custom order at the moment but once that's finished I might start making my ideas and see how they go.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Amigurumi Monkey - Millie

Millie the Monkey is a very giggly monkey who loves to have fun and brightens up a dull day.

Millie loves eating sweets and strawberry ice-cream and also comes complete with her own little name tag. More information about Millie here. :)

Friday, 25 July 2008

Mmmm.... cupcakes. :)

I was in a baking mood today and decided to make some cupcakes. :) I thought they would be quick and easy to do and wouldn't need the oven to be on for long. Typical of me to be in a baking mood when the weather is so hot!

I was pleased with how they came out and they taste yummy too. :) It's my boyfriend's birthday soon so early cakes for us as treats.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Amigurumi Monkey - Mollie

Mollie the Monkey is a very active monkey and loves to run and jump about as much as possible. She's a little hyperactive but also likes her afternoon naps.

Mollie loves a nice place to curl up to sleep and also comes complete with her own little name tag. More information about Mollie is here. :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

Amigurumi Monkey - Mervin

Mervin the Monkey can be shy at first but likes to have fun once he has got to know you better. :) He enjoys exploring although not too high places as he is a little scared of heights.

Mervin loves a gentle hug now and then and will also arrive complete with his own little name tag. More about Mervin here.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Marvin and friends. :)

Remember last time I posted I was saying how Marvin the Monkey has been a little down lately and it's because he's been lonely?

Well Marvin is lonely no more. :) He's now a happy monkey and it's all thanks to his new monkey friends! :D Meet Melvin, Mollie and Millie. :) They've all been getting on really well and having lots of fun together. :)

I will be introducing them individually and telling you more about them in days to come. :)

Monday, 14 July 2008

Operation Marvin - The Arrival of the Ami Monkeys

My little Marvin the Monkey has been feeling a little sad lately. :( Look at his little face. I asked him what was wrong and he said he's been feeling a little lonely and wanted some company from his own kind.

Apparantly I'm "fun" but my dislike for bananas and my lack of bendy limbs is really starting to show. Awwww....

So in order to keep my little Marvin happy I have been on a mission over the last few days which is still continuing..... Operation Marvin - The Arrival of the Ami Monkeys. :D Watch this space! :)

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Etsy UK Swap

Every now and then the UK Etsy Team organises a secret swap. This mid year one was organised by Coldcell and I wanted to say thanks to him for the organising and headache of matching everyone up with each other. :) (+50 people!)

The other day I received a surprise in the post and I wanted to say a huge thanks to Bunny who turned out to be my swap partner. :) I love her artwork and was so happy to see the writing set she had designed and created for me. :)

I have two rats called Reznor and Monty and the writing set is designed with them on it and their little paw prints. :) It's so cute and I love the fact it reads "From the House of Monty and Reznor" across the top. Awwww....... I really love it! Big hugs and thanks to Bunny! :)

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Amigurumi Pink Pig

I thought I would have a go at doing a little amigurumi pig. :) I'm quite pleased with the result although if I do one again I think I'll have a go at doing the snout crocheted also instead of felt so it sticks out. But overall I think it's quite cute. :)

My piggie is up for sale on my etsy shop here. :)

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Amigurumi Fruit - Apple, Orange and Tomato

The weather has been so much nicer lately and it actually feels like summer. I'm sure it won't last long and we even had a little rain today. But this nicer weather has been inspiring me to make some little kawaii fruit things.

So far I have made an apple, orange and tomato. I've only listed the orange on my etsy shop here but I'll be listing the others soon. I think my favourite is the apple one. :)

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Amigurumi Bear - Frizz

This fuzzy bear is a bit on the lazy side and likes to find a nice comfy spot to have a snooze or watch the day go by. :) Frizz is also a daydreamer but is very loveable. :)

Frizz the bear is looking for a new home with a nice place to relax and daydream. More information about Frizz here.

Frizz was also a challenge using a different kind of yarn which was a bit of a bugger to use but I'm pleased with the end result. :)

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Amigurumi Forums?

On and off for a little while now I've been searching on the internet trying to find a nice amigurumi forum to join. I thought there would be loads out there to choose from but I can't find any!!!! Actually that's a lie, I found one but it wasn't in English so as nice as it looked I had to rule it out. :(

If anyone knows of any please can you recommend some links? I've found crochet forums of course although I didn't find many of them. There are a couple that are huuuuge with squillions of members and I was hoping to find something a little smaller and more amigurumi based. *sighs*

If it weren't for the fact I spent 5-6 years of my life running a pretty popular forum in the past I'd seriously consider starting my own but I told myself never again when I finally closed my past one so no..... all I want is to find a nice amigurumi forum! Surely there has to be one somewhere that's in English??? :P

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Amigurumi Blue Penguin - Pip

Pip the Penguin arrived at the Adoption Centre after he couldn't find his igloo when he got caught out by a heavy snow storm.

He is hoping to find a new home that isn't too hot and a supply of fish. :) More about Pip here.

Monday, 9 June 2008

Amigurumi Bat - Barney

Barney the Bat arrived at the Adoption Centre as he has a fear of the dark and didn't get on with the other bats who exiled him. :(

He is hoping to find an understanding home and a place with lots of light. More about Barney here. :)

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Etsy Front Page!

Imagine my total surprise this morning when I woke up, logged on to etsy to see my Kittie Sparkles Plushie on the front page. :P I had to double look and check incase I was dreaming. :)

Pity it was so early so not many people will get to see it here in the UK but I'm glad I saw it and got a picture, was a nice surprise to wake up to. :D Yay to kitty etsy treasuries!