I haven't blogged for a while, cuz my sister has my camera, so I will have a lot of projects to post when I get it back.
I recently purchased a few new crochet books, two of which I love. The first is "Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Anigurumi". It contains patterns for cute little animals. They make great baby gifts, or even for bigger kids who like stuffed animals.
The second is "Creepy Cute Crochet", which contains patterns for freaky stuffed toys like "vampire queen" and "corporate zombie".
I made a few of the animals for baby gifts, then showed the books to some of my niblings. The girls loved the first book, and all picked out animals for future birthday gifts. (They ranged from age 6 to 10.) They HATED the creepy designs.
Then I showed the books to a four year old boy. He liked the animals and picked out the jack rabbit as his favorite. They I gave him the creepy book. He LOVED it. He had to stare at every single page and discuss details about the dolls, and he said he wants every single one. :) I had to laugh. (note: he does still want the jack rabbit tho.) We spent an hour pouring over the details in the book, especially the weapons.
Have a good week,