The story of a Naughty Boy

First off, thank you for all your lovely comments, shares, emails and text messages on how much you loved my bee girl amigurumi 😀 When I was creating this little girl, I had no idea she’d be loved so much by you. It was only when orders started pouring in (mostly from friends and family) for this little amigurumi did I realize I was on to something good here (though a text message saying “I want one too” when the doll was still in its drafting stage should have given me some idea :D).

Here’s a photograph to show you how popular she’s become. 2.-Amigurumi-Kids----Tales-of-Twisted-FibersOh yes, she’s become a fashion icon now and little girls everywhere are wearing little bee girl costumes!

1.-Amigurumi-Boy-and-Girl---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersAnd all the little boys are asking out girls who look like our little bee girl 😀

2.-Amigurumi-Boy-and-Girl---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThis little bee girl and her boyfriend, the Naughty Boy, will be heading to Gangtok soon where their adoptive parents are eagerly waiting for them.

Amigurumi-Boy----Tales-of-Twisted-Fibers-copyThis little Naughty Boy was created two days ago based on a very rough doodle. I originally wanted him to hold a miniature bouquet (or at least a flower for the bee girl) but P put his foot down for reasons still unfathomable to me! But I wanted to give the boy some sort of accessory. That’s when I suggested a catapult peeping out of the boy’s pocket. P not only liked the idea, he volunteered to make it! So that, ladies and gentlemen, is the ‘origin’ story of the little Naughty Boy and his catapult.

The free pattern for the Naughty Boy amigurumi will be posted soon. In the meantime, I hope you’ll visit my previous post and try out my free Bee Girl amigurumi pattern.

Keep calm and crochet on 😉

Free Bee Girl Amigurumi Pattern


I have finally managed to write the pattern for the bee girl and here it is as promised 🙂

UPDATE (4 June, 2013): This pattern is among the “From Dream To Reality #69” Top Ten Fun Features. Yay! Thanks, Christine 😀

The DIY Dreamer

The pattern is only for the doll. Tutorial for glass frames and antennae not included. Sorry, I totally suck at working with wires; you’re on your own there! 😦 But I’m sure many of you crafty readers will be able to figure out how to shape them by looking at the photographs. I used small lengths of copper wire to make these shapes and while the glass frame was left as it is, the wire ‘feelers’ were covered by tightly winding yellow yarn over them.

This pattern has not been tested and may contain errors (I suck at writing patterns too), so my apologies in advance for any inconvenience trying out this pattern might cause you. If you spot any errors, please be kind enough to let me know and I promise I’ll make the corrections 😀

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The Bee Girl Amigurumi

Remember the 1992 single from Blind Melon’s debut album about “watching puddles gather rain” and “sleeping all day and then complaining there’s no rain”? You do! Well that’s excellent news because today I have something for all you Blind Melon fans out there. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a round of applause for the lovely Bee Girl! 1. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-(rickshaw-landscape)_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThis amigurumi is modeled after the little tap dancing Bee Girl (drummer Glen Graham’s younger sister Georgia Graham) on the band’s album cover, later portrayed by Heather DeLoach in the No Rain music video. 2. Blind Melon Cover-Bee-Girl-Amigurumi_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersHere is where I faced the dilemma. Should I base my design on the album cover girl (who has a halter neck costume) or the bee girl in the video (who wears a camisole)?3. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-draft-sketchEventually, as you can see, I decided on following design on the album cover. 4. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-(album-cover)_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThe bee girl amigurumi has movable arms which, incidentally, is my first attempt at working with wires. I love how a bit of copper wire in the limbs makes this doll poseable and a delight to photograph. Unfortunately, my first attempt at shaping a pair of glasses for this girl also made me realize how utterly useless I am in this area, forcing me to enlist P’s help. So yes, it was P who made the glasses, not I 😦 5. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-(slanted-hat-closeup)_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersMoving on (ahem!), this is how she looks without her hat and glasses. 6. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-(no-hat)_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersAnd here is our Bee Girl wandering through the garden, stopping every now and then to perform her dance for whomever willing to watch 🙂 7. Bee-Girl-Amigurumi-(garden)_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersI hope you enjoyed this post. I’ll be back soon with the Bee Girl amigurumi pattern, which is currently scattered all over our living room in numerous bits of paper 😉

Update: The new post is up. Click here to get to the pattern.