Hi everyone, my name is Amy and I’ve always had a fascination with cute and adorable dolls and figures. A number of years ago, I was thumbing through a knitting magazine someone left at work and I came across an article about crocheting dolls, namely Amigurumi! I was in complete awe… I had no idea that crochet was so.. well, cool! I had always associated crochet with old fashioned afghans and doilies. I found the amigurumi dolls completely fascinating. The neatness of the stitches, the fun colors… I was so intrigued and inspired that I took that magazine home and went online to see what else I could find out about amigurumi. (By the way, the dolls in the article were made by Elisabeth Doherty, someone who many of you are probably familiar with!) At that time, Facebook and Etsy weren’t as well known as they are today, and I wasn’t able to find too much information about making amigurumi dolls. There were just a handful of designers that I found on the web. Much to my delight, there seems to have been an amigurumi explosion since then!
I learned how to crochet through books and online tutorials. The internet is such a treasure trove of amazing tips and techniques! There are so many awesome crochet and knitting designers out there…their works of art inspire me to run wild with my own imagination and creativity! I started designing my own dolls a few years ago and I learn something new with each one I create. I love coming up with simple, cute and elegant characters. I am excited to share my passion for amigurumi dolls and I’m thrilled that you have stopped by my site today! Please explore and I hope you like what you see! I am looking forward to sharing my amigurumi world with you!
I am a mom of three boys – a set of twins and a third little cutie that came about 4 years later. They keep me plenty busy but I always try to find some time to fit some crocheting into my daily schedule. Honestly speaking, making methodical stitches with yarn keeps me sane! I find it thoroughly therapeutic and relaxing, and it has helped calm me down during many moments when I would have otherwise run out of the house screaming. 🙂
Happy New Year!! I love how the turn of the New Year is so rejuvenating and it brings along hope and inspiration for me to make new characters and to expand my hobby! Looking back at 2015, I did not crochet to my full potential… I plan to turn that around this year! Stay tuned!