Welcome to Day Seven <3
Seven has always been my lucky number, now more than ever! The reason is that today is all about me! That's right, today is the day we bring you a shiny little pattern, straight from my ami-gination - amigurumi-imagination ;)
I hope you love her as much as I do!
Let's get straight into it!
Let's see what we are making for Day Seven!
🎵 On the seventh day of Christmas-CAL, Mrs Yarnish sent to me 🎵
Three chipper sheep, by me, Reneé Ettia of Shinygurumi.
Chipper sheep? Try saying that three times fast! hehehe
These three little sheep are sure to put a smile on your face! With their floofy woollen bodies and their pointed Santa hats, these little guys are totally ready for Christmas morning.
These sheepies are constructed using traditional amigurumi techniques. If you're new to the ami-scene, don't worry. There are lots of photos to help you on your way! And he whips up pretty quickly too! I am dreaming of a herd of Christmas Sheep! Will you make my dreams come true? hehehe (◜௰◝)
If you have been following on from the past six days, you would know that I have interviewed our Yarnish designers about their creations as well as their favorite Christmas Memories. This is a little strange but, I had to interview myself so I could join in |◔◡◉| So here is what I had to say:
What was the inspiration behind your design?
"July of this year, I was only a newborn in the Yarnish Design Team. I think I was only on the team for a week when Nicole and Emma asked if I would participate in Christmas-CAL. Of course, I said yes! And I knew straight away I wanted to make a Christmas Sheepie! When I first visited Yarnish HQ, hidden around the shop where these cute little sheep mascots. Some were crocheted and knitted, and others were spun from wool roving. I knew instantly I wanted to make a sheep to add to Mrs. Yarnish's growing collection of woollen friends!"
Any tips or tricks when working on your design?
"It is important that your crocheted fabric is stiff and does not have any holes. The last thing you want is to have stuffing poking through your fabric! If you feel this is happening, drop a hook size until you are happy with the result."
What is your advice to beginners?
"Amigurumi can be a bit tough on our hands! It's important to look after our hands as they are the only pair we have! So, swap the metal hook for an ergonomic one, and stop every so often and stretch your fingers."
Are you team Rustic, Merry or Frosted?
"I feel like a bit of a betrayer to my own brand! I thought I was team Merry, being so bright and punchy. But Rustic has me dreaming of my early childhood Christmas memories <3"
What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
My husband and I come from different stock! Christmas morning, he is a ripper and tearer. I was so shocked when I spent my first Christmas morning with his family. They all opened their presents at once...like at the same time! I was mortified! You see, my family tradition is to nominate a 'Santa' and we take it in turns. Each person opens their gift one at a time and the 'giver' tells the story of how they chose the present and why (usually this involves a few giggles!) Oh and every present is individually wrapped (so if your electronic comes with 10 batteries, then all 10 batteries are wrapped separately! So this is why our presents last allllll day and we have multiple intermissions"
What is your most treasured Christmas memory?
"There was one Christmas, when we were young, our whole family had come for Christmas Day. There were soooooo many presents that our Christmas tree looked like it was drowning! That was the year - now my geek is really about to show - when my mum and dad bought me the whole collection of The Matrix figurines by McFarlane Toys. Every present I opened I sat there and cried, and cried and cried. I was so happy and so appreciative! I still have them! They are completely unopened and so very valuable to me."
Ok, I think I have waffled on enough hehe!
I hope you enjoy making my little sheepies!