Monday, June 23, 2008

Etsy Goodies

I was looking for some playthings for Mai and her tea parties and found this wonderful, razzleberry felt cupcake from Sugar Chic Baby, a perpetually full and smiling cup 'o tea from Cutedesigns (UK) and sweet little felt fortune cookies Earth Baby Designs.

These are great alternatives to the plastic food sold at toy stores and of course they are handmade and by some very crafty people! The crocheted (or knitted) creatures like the tea cup are called Amigurumis. They are usually miniature and are often animals or dolls, but the boundaries are limitless.
I like the book Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. Her descriptions/instructions are very accessible and are great for beginners. I can't wait to make a few creatures of my own.

1 comment:

cutedesigns said...

Aw thanks so much for blogging about the cup of tea amigurumi. :D It's great to see it there in its new home. :)

Good luck with your amigurumi making. :D