Amigurumi -- the Japanese art of crocheting stuffed animals, dolls and anthropomorphic creatures.
Kitty made for Noli's birthday a couple or so b'days ago.
Typically, an amigurumi stuffed animal or doll will have a big, round head and a small body, and something like a vegetable will have a face. The crochet will be in a single crochet stitch and will go round and round without joining, increasing and decreasing as necessary to form the piece. The arms and legs, noses and ears, tails if they've got 'em are created separately and sewn onto the body. Facial features are generally embroidered on.
This is Skateboarder Noli, made for Noli when she learned (sort of) to skate
Not all amigurumi food is made with a face -- but should be crocheted in the round and not back and forth in rows.
Since I make crochet food that's intended for kids to play with I like to use cotton yarn and I don't put on any faces. So these are not anthropomorphic but are perfect for playing in their pretend kitchen or for going grocery shopping!
Eat your veggies!
If you're not vegan or vegetarian, these are for you!!
Gotta love the Swiss cheese....
Ice cream! Always a yummy treat!
When we go to Braum's Noli tries to talk me into two scoops....
and I usually give in!
(I get the junior size -- shhh, don't tell her!)
Amigurimi flowers -- a face would be cute on these!
Miss Beachy Bear has been collecting sea shells by the seashore
and loves to sport her special duckie swim ring!
And last but not least..... Mr. Earl N. Meyer Flask!
A chemistry beaker (technically an Erlenmeyer flask) that I made for my brother! It's an example of an anthropomorphic amigurumi crochet. (Bet you can't say that three times real fast!!)
Thus starts the alphabet again!
I really enjoyed posting bands and musicians in the last round, and so many commented that those posts brought back such good memories, that I can't give it up!! So, even though this next round will be a bunch of craziness, I'm going to include one band at the end of each post. Hope you enjoy it!
ABBA was a Swedish pop music group whose music spanned ten years from 1972 to 1982. Some of their songs became famous on the disco circuit, although the group itself wasn't considered disco.
But those glittery silver outfits sure look disco to me!
"Dancing Queen" was one of their disco-ish songs
Fun fact: ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' names!! News to me!
linking over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter A.