I’ve always had a bit of a longing to make little stop motion animations and I have had a go here and there in the past. The first time I did one was while (not) doing my homework many moons ago! I remember taking a series of photographs of a prit stick rocket taking off and the lid falling off to land on some unsuspecting blu tac model of a person – splat! Ha ha! I’m not sure the quality of my videos is any better than it was back then but it’s so much fun to try!
I have a couple of little films on my youtube channel – yes I have one of those! Much to my own surprise too! I added another one a couple of days ago, this one is showing how to make one of my amigurumi kits and to start off it looks like that’s all it is, but wait for it …….. I have some teeny little helpers turn up! I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did making it, I do plan to do more in the near future too.
Here is my latest video:
If you wanted to buy one of my kits or my little helpers they are available in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MissGsGorgeousGifts
I also have some in Quillies in Rhayader, Talgarth Mill Craft Shop in Talgarth, Charlotte of Hay in Hay-on-Wye, and The Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells.
December is marching on! I’ve not finished doing my Christmas shopping yet have you?
As it’s cold and I’m snowed in today my best bet is some on-line gift shopping, I do enjoy being able to shop from the comfort of my sofa!
Just in case you haven’t finished shopping like me, I have some ideas from my shop that might be just the thing for your loved ones – amigurumi that will deliver that cuteness factor, beautifully crocheted blankets that you know will be treasured for generations and unique bags with loads of personality!
The links at the top of my page will take you directly to my Etsy shop, but you can click on the pictures here too if you like.
Happy shopping! And of course – a big Happy Christmas from me!!
I had a couple of custom orders recently that have led me to expand my range of amigurumi unexpectedly!
I was all set to design a unicorn (which I still plan to do) when I was asked to create a Lion for a first birthday present and a Wolf for a lady who wanted a special present for her boyfriend. I designed these for my customers and immediately loved them so much!!! So I shall now get busy making some more of these for other people too 🙂
See what I mean! How can I not make more of these, they’re so cute!
The Wolf (so hard to photograph in black!) was sold alongside one of my little cats – such a sweet picture they make!
Keep an eye on my Etsy shop for these, they’re on their way!
Those of you that follow me on Facebook will know that I’ve just launched a new concept in my Etsy shop – personalised cards to go with my little amigurumi. It struck me that a gift means so much more when you have a little something with it that has your name on it and a specific reason for giving it. The gift becomes more meaningful and the card and gift become a treasured keepsake for the recipient.
To give people an idea of what I mean I filled out some of the cards with different special events; 1st birthday, christening gift, new job, bridesmaid’s gift and so on.
I’ve added a few to my Etsy shop now, with a view to adding more in the future.
That’s my news for today!
Bye for now!