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OMG y'all, I have such a ridiculous number of amigurumi pics to share I can't even a coherent sentence. In the interest of possibly preserving my photobucket bandwidth a while longer, I'll be posting in three batches: One will be the stuff I brought to that craft show at the beginning of the month, one will be almost everything else that I haven't shared pictures of, and the last will be of Sephiroth-pony. (Sephy-kins is last because I haven't edited his photos yet.)


You may remember the Asian-style dragon I made for [personal profile] inarticulate back in the day? Well, I've been wanting to sell the pattern, so I decided to test it out a couple times myself, since I hadn't used it in over a year. These two are the results:

Asian-style dragon 2.0 here. Going almost straight from the pattern, except my habit of not cutting/sewing things whenever I can get away with it is... less than ideal for some people, so I decided to make the legs separately and tie them in rather than just keep crocheting them from the pattern. It turned out pretty well, actually!

Asian-style dragon 3.0. See, after 2.0, I decided that A) Yellow eyes really would be more 'authentic', and B) I wanted to see if I could still do the crochet-the-legs-in-without-stopping thing. Which it turns out I could! Though in the end, I was surprised to learn that I actually prefer tying them on, and also that the black eyes are cuter. Go figure. 3.0 does have one less ridge-dealie on its tail, which is probably the only thing I'll be 'keeping' for any future Asian-style dragons I make.

Honestly, I'm not sure why I'm even giving this a separate cut, except that it doesn't fit the other "themes".

One nice thing about these is that they were an absolute breeze to make: approximately three minutes a flower, and then another minute with the glue gun, and viola! Instant adorable hair clip. The other nice thing about them was that they sold decently well; it probably helped that I could make 'em cheap. Not quite dirt cheap, but still less expensive seeming than my other stuff.

I made five of each color and sold about five total. The blue ones were the most popular. I still have a decent number left over, though; not sure what I'll do with 'em. I'm tempted to put 'em up at the AI Staff Artist Alley table, but another staffperson works pretty much exclusively with hair clip type things, and I don't want to step on any toes - 'specially since she's bought from me in the past. I has thinkings to do.

Floppy kittehs! These were partly influenced by Longcat, but probably more directly influenced by Neko & Koneko of Azumanga Daioh. Here we see the four that I have left; I made four in a mad dash before the weekend of the craft show, and then another two while I was there. Seal-point kitty was actually the first I made; her coloring was also a test of the yarns together for the seal-point griffin I was thinking about making at the time (to appear in the next post!). Black kitty and tabby kitty I made at home, but white kitty I made at the show. To tell the truth, white kitty was almost going to be white-bibbed black kitty, but the black yarn I brought along was rather fussy, so I decided to be lazy instead. Not pictured are the calico kitty I made at the show (bought by someone from the booth next to us) and the blue-point kitty, the remaining one of the quartet I made at home. He went home with the incredibly gracious Kate, as a thank-you for allowing me to use some of her table space at the craft show. (You rock, Kate! I'm totally going to commission some yarn from you eventually.)

Here's one of the few pictures of the blue-point kitty I did manage to get; not of his face, but of his tummy. I guess it's pettins time?

And that was almost all I brought with me to the show. At the very last minute (by which I mean after I'd dropped off the cats, dragons, and flower clips), I found out Kate was okay with me sticking around at the table, so I zipped home to get some yarn to work with while I was there, as well as the white griffin on a whim. Much to my surprise, the white griffin ended up selling! I had to retire its listing on Etsy, but I'm not complaining. I've got another one with the exact same coloring in the works so I can put that listing back up and not 'lose' the twenty cents it cost me. ("Oh noes, I'm practically out twenty cents! Whatever shall I do!" Excuse me while I roll my eyes at myself.)

Next set is going up soon. I plan on later tonight or sometime tomorrow.
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