Maiya, the Sweet Little Naughty Girl

Namaste! Greetings from Kathmandu.  Please let me introduce myself. My name is Maiya [my-YA]and it means “little girl” in Nepali. I’m 5.5 inch tall, which makes me the smallest human amigurumi ever to make an appearance on this blog. Yay!

Namaste! Greetings from Kathmandu.
Please let me introduce myself. My name is Maiya [my-YA]and it means “little girl” in Nepali. I’m 5.5 inch tall, which makes me the smallest human amigurumi ever to make an appearance on this blog. Yay!

Looking at me you’ll never guess but I love doing silly stuff. Like jumping into a puddle (I have to make sure it’s a really tiny one though or I’ll drown). Or whirling around and around till I get dizzy and go bumping around stuff (and at 5.5”, it’s easy to be knocked out by something as harmless as a table lamp!).

Looking at me you’d never guess but I love doing silly stuff. Like jumping into a puddle (I have to make sure it’s a really tiny one though or I’ll drown) or whirling around and around till I get dizzy and go bumping around stuff (and at 5.5”, it’s easy to be knocked out by something as harmless as a table lamp!).

I don’t like staying indoors all day. So last night when mom promised me she’d take me for a walk around the Durbar Square [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patan_Durbar_Square], I was thrilled beyond words. But then she cancelled our plans this morning, saying she had to blog, that she had to take my photos and post them here because YOU were waiting to see me! That’s why when she asked me to smile for the camera, I gave her my best crybaby look. Ha! Tit for tat!

I don’t like staying indoors all day. So when mom promised she’d take me for a walk around the Durbar Square, I was thrilled to bits. But then she cancelled our plans, saying she had to blog, that she had to take my photos and post them here because YOU were waiting to see me! That’s why when she asked me to smile for the camera, I gave her my best crybaby look. Ha! Tit for tat!

Hello friends! I believe you’ve already met Maiya, the sweet little, naughty girl. Not only is she my first design of the year, she is also the smallest human amigurumi I have made till date. And guess what, her free pattern is now ready to be downloaded. 🙂

DOWNLOAD PATTERN

By the way, I forgot to mention this in the instructions but if you want a bit of color on her cheeks, you can lightly apply rouge using your finger tip. Alright then, have fun with Maiya. She’s cheeky but she’s lovely too. 😀

 


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Amy, the Amigurumi Doll Free Pattern

Last year, when I was taking my baby steps into the world of crochet and amigurumi, I was astounded by the sheer volume of patterns and tutorials offered for free by the ever generous crafting community. Thanks to these wonderful people, I was able to learn this new craft and enjoy countless hours of crafting bliss. Today is the day I contribute to the community that has given me so much.

Ladies and gentlemen who crochet, I give you *drum rolls please* Amy, the amigurumi doll, my very first amigurumi design 😀 Amy-Amigurumi2_TalesOfTwistedFibers BeFunky_Amy-Amigurumi-sd-rd_TalesOfTwistedFibersAmy is 6 ½ inches tall and loves Spring. Now that the Winter’s over and the woolens have gone back to where they hibernate for the rest of the year, Amy is thrilled. She’s dumped her boring coat and heavy boots and is now rocking her white peasant top, sweet Mary Janes, and her new “Spring hair makeover”. BeFunky_Amy-Amigurumi5-rd_TalesOfTwistedFibersAmy-Amigurumi_back-rd_TalesOfTwistedFibers

If you like Amy and want to give this amigurumi pattern a try, you can download the print-friendly PDF below.

DOWNLOAD PATTERN Amy-Amigurumi_bx-rounded_TalesOfTwistedFibers

Update (May 26, 2013)

CORRECTIONS (The following corrections have not been made to the pdf yet.)
Shoes & Legs: Round 5 – (sc1 sc2, dec 1) around. (12)
Body: Round 28: Change to white skin color and sc around. (15)
Arms: Round 4: (sc3, dec 1) twice, sc 2 (8)

A few words on Using, Sharing And Selling this Amy Doll: 

USING: I designed this doll for you. So I encourage you to use this pattern and make little Amys for yourself, your friends and your family. I’d be thrilled if you drop me a line (along with your link); I’ll make sure to give your Amy a mention on my blog.

SELLING: Unless you happen to run a sweatshop somewhere, I don’t mind if you sell your dolls made from this pattern. In fact, I’d be stroked if you did. I’d also like it very much if you mentioned somewhere in the description of the doll that it’s made from a “Twisted Fibers original design”. I’d love to hear from you and see your Amys. Send me your link and I’ll give your online shop a mention on my blog.

SHARING: You can pin any image of this doll on Pinterest or give your blog readers a heads up regarding the availability of this free pattern by using any of these images, followed by a link to my blog. Sharing is loving. So go ahead and share the love 😀

DON’T: Please do not sell this pattern or publish it in its entirety on any website because that would make me very sad and force me to send my ninjas after you.

Linking it up at:

MooglyThe DIY Dreamer

Spring Wedding Anniversary

The fifth of March marked our second wedding anniversary. And I figured Alan Dart’s Bridal Bunnies would be the perfect project to celebrate a Spring wedding anniversary 😀

Here’s a pic of the work in progress:

The chubby bunny bride:

And the wide-hipped bunny groom :P:

For the bride’s veil, I didn’t have the recommended yarn and, as you can see, it came out quite weird. I’m planning on replacing it with a netted fabric or something. I also decided to skip the instructions for the bridal bouquet (so what’s new! ;)) and instead made a bouquet of tiny ribbon roses and ready made blue stamens 😀

It took me around 12 days to make these two. And what does my very own Mister Bunny have to say about our anniversary project? “Not your best work,” he says, promptly pointing out all the areas that could use a little improvement.

Ah, men! Pattern: Alan Dart’s Bridal Bunnies

I’m linking to these Linky Parties: Hookin on Hump Day #36 | From Dream to Reality Linky Party #58

Full Circle

About a year ago, I decided I wanted to learn to crochet and make amigurumis. After watching approximately half a dozen, two-minute video tutorials on the subject,  I was confident I was ready to jump head first into the world of amigurumi and hook up a teddy bear. Needless to say, the result was  horrendous and I shudder at the thought of (re)posting an image here! (But if you want to see it anyway, you can find it here.)

A year (and many amigurumis) later, I had the urge to make the same teddy bear again. So I dug up the pattern online and—TADA!—now I have these to show you 😀 Amigurumi Bears_TalesOfTwistedFibers(Left to right) Papaya, Berry, Aubergine, and Apple

Amigurumi-Teddy-Bears-in-basket_Tales-Of-Twisted-Fibers.jpgThese little bears love hanging out together.

Papaya-and-Apple-Amigurumi-Teddy-Bears_Tales-Of-Twisted-Fibers.jpgAnd like most little girls, they love dressing up. But don’t let their sweet faces and girly demeanor fool you.

Amigurumi Autobot-Teddy_Tales-Of-Twisted-Fibers.jpgWhenever the world is in danger, they put on their fighting boots and go beat up super villains like Megatron. Cool, huh!

Amigurumi-Teddy-Bears_horizontal_Tales-Of-Twisted-Fibers.jpgPattern by Jane of Jenny and Teddy | Pattern Link

Linking this project to these fiber Link Parties:
Hooking Up on Hump Day #35 | From Dream to Reality Linky Party #57