Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas dolls


Photo from my hallway.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Little Gnomes with Mushroom Houses: New Amigurumi crochet pattern


For the winter I wrote a new crochet pattern: Little Gnomes. These gnomes are secretive creatures from the tundra of Lapland. They spend most of the year underground making and baking sweet treats. On the days nearing Christmas they get more active and then, on that special day (Christmas), they hitch a ride on Santa's sleigh and deliver sweets to everybody. Christmas gnomes are also very wise, wiser than their cousins, the garden gnomes. These dolls are inspired by Scandinavian folklore: a Tomtenisse. A Tomtenisse is a little creature no more than 3 feet with a long beard and colorful clothes.

The crochet pattern is sold for US$ 2.99 by:

- Amazon.com (Kindle e-book)

- Amazon.co.uk (Kindle)

- Ravelry (instand PDF download)

- Etsy (PDF)

- Apple iTunes/ iBookstore (ePub)

- Kobobooks (ePub) in Canada, UK and USA






You can make the gnomes and mushrooms bigger or smaller, without changing the patterns. The gnome is about 5 inches/ 12.5 cm high. The mushroom house is 7 inches/ 17.5 cm high. The size of the dolls depend on the size of crochet hook, thickness of yarn and how you stuff them; a bigger hook and thicker yarn make bigger gnomes. A gnome stuffed tightly is bigger than a loosely stuffed gnome.






Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas gnomes


I'm almost finished with the Christmasn Gnomes pattern. It will be available this weekend.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Little bearded gnomes



I designed these little gnomes are for Christmas. I am working on the crochet pattern.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Puff Stitch Billed Hat and Cowl: Free Crochet Pattern


Winter is coming and I started making hats and cowls for my mother-in-law, daughter and myself. The hat is stretchable. The details on how to do the Puff Stitch is in the pattern.

You can download the pattern here:

1. PDF download for Puff Stitch and Cowl

2. ePub Download.

I will make it available on Google Play and the iBookstore as well soon. It is already available on:

1. Amazon

2. Amazon UK

3. Kobobooks (ePub)






Friday, October 17, 2014

Attach a ribbon to the doll


Last week I published the pattern for the Kokeshi doll above.  Below is explained how to attach the  ribbon for the keyring.


Use a 5 or 7 mm Ribbon. Cut 12 inches (30 cm) long. Use tapestry needle to pull the ribbon through the top of head, fold ribbon in half, hold them together and sew button (or use beads, sequin, ect.) on the ribbons.