Friday, 2 March 2012

Flappy Owls, and lots of other stuff I've been making

I don't seem to have posted here for a while, but I've definitely been busy.

I have just finished testing my Flappy Owl pattern, that appeared in Inside Crochet magazine last year. I can now sell it myself, so I made two more owls to test it, and because I wanted to see what Hedwig would look like in a pullover! It's a fun pattern to make, and I would love to try out all sorts of different colour combinations. You can buy the pattern in my Etsy shop.

 




Over the winter I've been working on all sorts of amigurumi, for friends, presents, and even for myself. I'm a fan of the old tv show, Blake's 7, and so I made a friend a little Blake and Avon. They were finished late just before conventions so I didn't get good photos, but here's one he took:


I also made myself one of the creatures that appears in one of the episode, a hairy, horned critter called Og, to take to the convention.


I then decided to make a present for one of my nephews. As he likes Romans I thought I'd make him an amigurumi one, and because I'm a Doctor Who fan I based it on Rory. I had a lot of fun making the helmet.

Then, as a present to myself, I used the same basic pattern I'd been using for Rory, Blake and Avon and made a little Frodo, with a removable cloak. I'll probably develop this pattern so it could be used to make all sorts of other characters.



I've also been busy making various fun little toys for our school's Christmas bazaar, so I'll start writing up the patterns for those and posting them here. And I've been working on my Totoro patterns, improving them and coming up with a version of the grey totoro as well as smaller versions of the blue and white ones. I'll be posting the completed patterns for those very soon.

20 comments:

FilACroche said...

Hello,

I don't know the tv show Blake's 7 but i very love your Og!

Wish you a good weekend.

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you! He's in a rather bad episode, but I like the design of the creature, and he makes a good toy. He was very popular at the convention - he was cuddled a lot!

Mandy said...

Love the owl, I'll have to buy that one, as soon as I'm finished Dobby :-).

Bake, sew and sow said...

Hello,
I'm new to the blogging world but have been sewing since childhood, knitting since teens and can just about wield a crochet hook. I love your crochet creatures and as a massive dobby fan my 3rd daughter (D3) is setting her sights on one. You're amazing at what you do. Well done

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you guys! I hope you have fun with my patterns - let me know how you do with Dobby.

Laura said...

Wow!!
I like your amigurumi a lot!!! They're fantastic!!!
Greetings!
Laura

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Laura!

Erin said...

I was so excited to see a new post from you. I cannot wait to try my hand at the owl :D

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy making an owl as much as I did.

Melanie said...

Is there any way you could put your Frodo pattern up on Etsy? I would LOVE to make him!!!

LucyRavenscar said...

It's on my list Melanie, I just want to develop the pattern a bit more.

Ali said...

Really pleased to hear Frodo is on your list Lucy. I'm new to crochet but have an aim to make some Star Wars figures for Christmas pressies...Dobby is also on my wish list and Frodo will be when he's ready for the public!!
Keep up the great work... Love all your characters
Ali

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Ali!

Mucau Amigurumi said...

I just looooove lil' Frodo! So cute...

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

Nick Johnson said...

I just stumbled on your blog and I am just DYING to get my hands on the pattern for these guys!! I would love the basic pattern. I know so many characters from books and movies I'd love to develop (and share of course). I love the style of these guys and would really like to make the entire cast of characters from LotR in this style! Your Frodo is too awesome!

Also, as a fellow Whovian, I'd try to work out making all 11 of the doctors!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks Nick! I seem to working on lots of different things at the moment, but I have been developing the pattern, and have made an elf. I just need to make a dwarf now (it helps to work on them together to get the different heights right), and then I'll put the patterns out.

Mucau Amigurumi said...

Hi Lucy!
I was wondering, do you have the Frodo pattern for sale yet? I reeeeeally want to buy it!
Thanks!

LucyRavenscar said...

I've replied to you in more detail on Etsy, but I hope it will be ready soon.

LucyRavenscar said...

See this latest post (http://lucyravenscar.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/fantasy-amigurumi-halfling.html) for details of my pattern to make a Halfling.