Thursday, 16 March 2017

Star War Even More Crochet is here!

Guess what turned up today, specially delivered from the publishers via FedEx? Yes, I got my copies of my new book (and kit), Star War Even More Crochet, which has just come out in the US.

I think the box looks really good, I love seeing how nicely my figures photograph when the professionals do it, the design on the front and back looks great, and then you can see a photo of each character around the edges.







Inside the box you get the book with all twelve patterns, and then the yarn and everything else you need to make the Jawa and BB-8 - that includes a crochet hook, the eyes, a yarn needle, and don't forget to look under the packaging to find the stuffing.




For anyone else who's got or is going to get it, I've added the list of yarn I used to the post I wrote about the first book, Star Wars crochet - yarn used, hopefully that will help you find the yarn you will need for the rest of the characters.

I hope you have fun with it!


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Firefly's Mal Reynolds

When it was my sister-in-law's birthday recently I couldn't decide what to get her for a present. I had a look around my local shops, but I just couldn't see anything that seemed right. So I decided to make her an amigurumi version of a character from one of her favourite shows, Firefly. I went for the captain, Mal Reynolds, since I love Nathan Fillion too, and I thought he would be fun to create.


I based the figure on my Elf pattern, tweaking the proportions a bit to make it a tiny bit shorter (and I think cuter), and had him wearing one of his regular outfits, brown shirt and cream trousers with braces (suspenders). Of course, I had to give him his famous brown coat (Firefly fans are known as Browncoats), and I even made a tiny gun and holster to go on his belt. It was a bit of a challenge to get his hair right, but I think I succeeded in the end.


I was quite sad to send him away, though hopefully he was a successful present. I think I'll have to make one for myself now though!