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. 🙂

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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. 😀

 


If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to Animal Nepal? Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization based in Lalitpur, Nepal. It runs two sanctuaries for abused and injured homeless/working animals, besides campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog. You can also help them by donating here.

Thank you for caring.

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Even superheroes go shopping

K9 is no ordinary dog. He may look sweet but when he puts on his red and blue suit, he transforms into a crime fighting superhero committed to ridding the city of super villains like “Dirty Paws”. He is currently dating KT*, the winner of Miss Dogverse 2014, who has him wound around her pretty little paw. So yes, when you have a girlfriend like KT, even superheroes have to take a break from saving the world and go shopping once in a while. 😉


* Keti (pronounced kay-tee) means a young girl in Nepali. So KT can be short for Katie, or it could simply mean she’s a young girl or that she’s K9’s girl.


The amigurumi pattern for K9 Superhero and his girlfriend KT is now available in my shop. The 12 page pdf contains written instructions and step by step photos on making both K9 and KT who are 8 and 7.5 inches tall with movable heads. You can buy the pattern here.

Alright, so who’s ready for some puppy love? 😀

Super TED Free Amigurumi Pattern

Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Hiya all! This is Super TED, a tiny little superhero teddy bear.

Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers During the day, he’s like just any other sweet little teddy bear, a friend to little kids. But once the lullabies are sung and the little ones drift into the dream world, Super TED turns into a warrior—a deadly 4-inch foe to monsters hiding under the bed. POW!

Super TED is a super simple—and free!—amigurumi pattern, perfect for beginners. For the more experienced, it’s still a fun and quick stash busting project.

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Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to an organization that works for animal welfare in Nepal?

Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization. It runs two sanctuaries for homeless and injured animals as well as abused working animals, besides campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog. You can also help them by donating here.

Thank you for caring. I hope you’ll enjoy this pattern 🙂

Batman Amigurumi Free Pattern

Free Batman Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted FibersI made a promise on the grave of my parents that I would rid this city of the evil that took their lives. By day, I am Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist. At night, criminals, a cowardly and superstitious lot, call me… Batman.” – Hush, Chapter 12: The End | story: Jeph Loeb | art: Jim Lee

Well, you know what! Batman dropped by my place today and he said to tell you he says hi! I was expecting to him to be a lot bigger and well, you know, muscular but the fella turned out to be just a little over 6.5 inches tall! And slightly rounder around the tum! Well, Christopher Nolan, you lied—Batman doesn’t look like Christian Bale at all!

Batman Amigurumi by Tales of Twisted Fibers

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If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to an organization that works for animal welfare in Nepal?

Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization. It runs two sanctuaries for homeless and injured animals as well as abused working animals, besides campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog. You can also help them by donating here.

Thanks for caring. I hope you enjoy making this little Dark Knight! 😀


UPDATE [December 30, 2014]: How to Join Batman’s Legs

Some of you told me the instructions for joining Batman’s legs are a bit fuzzy. [Insert sound of my heart breaking here]. So I’ll try and explain it a bit differently with a sample photograph.   join-legs--Tales of Twisted Fibers

Hold both legs together. Make sure the shoes face away from you. With the ‘working’ piece on the right and the second leg on the left, find and mark the stitch on the second (left) leg that would be the middle of the left inner thigh. Insert hook in this stitch and make an sc. Now sc in the remaining 14 stitches of the left leg. Next, sc in all 15 stitches on the right leg. This joins your amigurumi’s legs. The combined stitch count of the joined legs should be 30 (15 stitches per leg).

I hope this makes the instructions clear(er). 😀

Featured!

I’m normally not the kind of person to take screenshots of the emails I receive and post them online. No, sir, I don’t do that—normally. Today, I’m going to toss all email etiquette to the wind and share with you an email that I received from The Toy Design Served Curatorial Team. Why? Because it’s such a happy email and I want to share my happiness with you 🙂 notification-mail-from-Behance.netCan you believe it? My work— the amigurumi designs for Cookie, Bikkie & the Minion Boy—has been featured on freakin’ Toy Design Served! Yay! 😀 FeaturedFor those who don’t know, Toy Design Served is a curated gallery powered by Behance, that features “top creative work in the toy collectibles category”. toy-design-gallery Featured-pageI know many of you have already met Cookie and Bikkie, the naughty twins. But if you are new here, you can click on this link to read all about their silly antics. Once you are acquainted with the twins, you can download the free pattern for Cookie here.

Thanks for reading, sharing and supporting my designs. You guys are the best 😀