Reopening is Imminent
I’m starting to flesh out ideas about how to operate The Quaint Cuddlefish more effectively. New policies need to be established, a better process for custom items is a must, and I want to re-open with several plushies ready to go. I especially want to work on my own designs, not just Pokemon. Pokemon will always have a special place in my heart (and my shop) but I absolutely want to bring to life the ideas I’ve been harbouring for so long. I’m also interested in making (more) plushies from Adventure Time.
When my waiting list was huge the shop felt more like a chore than something I enjoyed. That sucked. I have even been considering closing the shop for good. But I do love making crochet stuffs and I don’t want to get burnt out. At the same time I don’t want to let customers down or have the shop fade away. There’s only so much I can plan for however, and since I do have another job that takes a lot of my time already, this can’t be my main focus. It will take some time to get everything in place, but I will have the shop functional again in the somewhat near future.
Thanks for bearing with me. Have a pic of my cat wearing a little collar and tie I made him as a show of my gratitude:
I’ve been wanting to make a Spyro the dragon plush for so long. I even got the yarn for it once but it ended up becoming a Gengar. I think before I open the shop officially again I’m going to take a week or two to make him. I wish I could make all the characters like Sparx and the egg thief, the sheep, a gnorc, moneybags, those wizards with the blue hats, oh my goodness.
It’s unfortunate that after Insomniac the quality of the games took a hard hit. I hear Skylanders is pretty good but it’s not really Spyro anymore is it?
Regardless I still have my original copies that I take out now and then. Still a wonderful adventure even after I’ve “grown up.” Hopefully soon a Spyro plush will be in my lap as I play!
Aren’t these Super Bunnies AMAZING? If they look vaguely familiar, it’s because they were made using my “Spring Bunnies" pattern! Cathrine Johansson originally from Norway and currently living in London, England adapted my pattern to make these heroes including Super Bunny, Spider Bunny, Bat Bunny and Robin Bunny! When I first saw her work on Instagram (@kittycatknit), I squealed with delight and told her that I HAD to feature them on my blog since they were so amazing!
Cathrine has been crocheting for 6-7 years, but she only started making amigurumi earlier this year. She found out about my blog through my feature in the magazine “Simply Crochet" and has already made my Dragon and Teddy Ornaments. Cathrine loves superhero films, and she was watching “The Amazing Spiderman” when she was working on a Spring Bunny. This gave her the inspiration to try and make some little Super Bunnies! I love how creative Cathrine was with the colour changes and felt shapes, and it really shows how you can adapt a pattern to make it your own! Cathrine says that she plans on making the Avengers sometime in the future too!
Please follow Cathrine on Instagram @kittycatknit to see more of her work, and don’t forget to tag me (@AllAboutAmi) and use the hashtag #AllAboutAmi to show me your crocheted creations using my patterns! I love seeing them and featuring them on my blog :) See the free Spring Bunnies pattern that these Super Bunnies were based on HERE!
I made these three guys as part of the crochet courses I’m teaching and took them outside for some photos in the sunshine. I hope they’ll be easy for beginner crochet students to make.
I was considering making the pattern for them available in my Etsy shop. It would be for all three of them, since they are built on the same foundation body.
A lot of people ask for my pokemon patterns, but I simply can’t be bothered to write patterns in standard notation, and I often make stuff up as I go even when re-making plushies. So I was thinking making this pattern available would be a sort of stepping stone to make other patterns available. Some pokemon won’t ever have their patterns available, but the smaller and simpler ones are something I’d like to write out for people to use.