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  1. Felt hand warmers… Aww, cute!

    January 14, 2013 by Peter

    I know I promised to blog about my London trip, but I really want to add pictures which I didn’t have sorted out yet. But I will blog about it, eventually. :)

    As I already told before, besides crocheting, I love to craft in general. And I’m also really into crafting with felt. You can make such different cute things with it!
    Like the hand warmers I created! :D

    With sometimes having really cold hands, the idea came to me to craft felt cute looking hand warmers, so I did! :)
    You just have to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds, and they will keep warm for minutes! I also added some lavender (still researching for other possibility’s!) so they will smell amazing. :D

    Currently, three different hand warmers are available in my Etsy shop, under the new “Felt hand warmers” category. They’re only $7,- each which isn’t really that expensive for such a cute hand warmer which is crafted with much love. <3

    Meet the apple, pear and sun:

    Apple hand warmer
    Pear hand warmer
    Sun hand warmer

    Order them today! :D


  2. Christmas is coming! :)

    December 16, 2012 by Peter

    It’s quite some time ago that I seriously updated my blog. I’m sorry for that, but I was really busy with a lot of different things, so I had to split my time. Here is some quick summary of some things that I did:

    • One of my patterns, the Winter Bear, is mentioned in the “top 3 Amigurumi Patterns we love” of the UK magazine “Let’s get Crafty”. It’s not a big entry, but I’m so happy that one of my patterns made it into an abroad magazine! :)
    • I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo 2012, like I mentioned before, and as you can see on the right side of my blog: I MADE IT!
      Well, I’ve now got 50.000 words, but as I was typing my storyline grew, so to really finish my book I guess I need 50.000 more. But hey, I accomplished the challenge, and have great start to write further!
    • I went to London with my boyfriend Jordy! :) I will be blogging about this soon!

    And ofcourse some more things happened, but not something really mentionable… Although…. I’ve got a little surprise for you. No, I don’t. I’ve got TWO! :)

    Allow me to have a little introduction first.

    At the beginning of this year, I started a new project. I wanted to crochet a lot of Amigurumi ornaments for the Christmas tree. I started with the Teddy Ornaments from Stephanie that is free available at All About Ami.
    Intended to make all three kinds of Teddy Ornaments, I ended up with just one and a lot of ideas to make ornaments.
    I made a few mini versions of my own patterns, made some mini versions of the apple and pear patterns from Ana Paula Rimoli, but also made some of the smaller patterns from Ana’s books and just added a loop made from yarn so you can hang them in the tree. :)
    The little jellyfish which is also available for free on Ana Paula’s blog is also a great and cute Amigurumi ornament to decorate your tree!

    I originally planned to make about 50 ornaments, but with other projects stopping by I crocheted about 25-30.
    As I blogged before, crocheting is sometimes a bit irritating my hands. A book with cute felt toys came on my pad which made me have a new hobby besides Amigurumi (and already have so many! ;) ) which is a lot less irritating my hands. So, when I can’t crochet, I’m making felt toys and of course ornaments for the tree!
    I still don’t have my planned 50 ornaments, but with mom crocheting some snowflakes I think we crossed the 50 ornaments mark.
    In the Netherlands, it’s not uncommon to decorate the Christmas tree when Sinterklaas is leaving the country. (Don’t know what Sinterklaas is? Read about it here.)
    So you can understand I was really excited when Sinterklaas was out of the country again and it was time to decorate the Christmas tree, with of course my ornaments! :D

    Here are some pictures of the finished tree! :)

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    Well, as you can see on the last picture, there is a felt Matryoshka ornament I made (and some more across the tree).
    So, with that said comes surprise number 1! It’s my own pattern that will be available for free!
    They are not that time consuming to make, so you could at least make an for in your own Christmas tree! :) You can find the pattern on the free patterns page!
    Please mail me some pictures if you made a Matryoshka using my pattern! I will show them here on my blog!

    My second surprise needs less introduction. Every year I send out Christmas cards together with Jordy. Sometimes we send some real cards by mail, but we’ve also had a year where we couldn’t afford the stamps and made an online card.
    This year, we did have the money for stamps, and I had a really nice idea for a handmade Christmas card!

    Here are some pictures of the Christmas cards I made!

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    (I’m sorry they are not the best quality. I got some great pictures but they got lost. :( )

    I think you already see surprise number two coming… I also made a pattern for the Christmas card that is also available for free! I don’t think it surprises you that you could find the pattern on the free patterns page too!
    And same thing here… Please mail me some picture if you made Christmas cards using my pattern, so I can show them on my blog! :)

    Everyone I send a Christmas card to was very enthusiastic about them! It’s such a great feeling to make the cards myself (and I made all different colors so everyone got a different one!) and make my friends really happy by sending them one!

    Have fun with my patterns, and I will be blogging again soon!
    Happy crafting! :)


  3. Amigurumi Winter Bear – AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern

    November 12, 2012 by Peter

    As with my previous pattern I posted here on my blog, it’s a bit early for winter themed Amigurumi, although it’s time to start crocheting those wintery critters if you want to gift them to family and friends when winter arrives. :)

    This Winter Bear is so cute with his big head and small hat. :)
    You can find this picture in this months “Let’s Get Crafting” magazine in the UK, in the top 3 Amigurumi toys they love. :)
    It’s possible you came here because you saw it in the magazine, and now you question where you can buy the pattern…

    Amigurumi Winter Bear - AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern

    You can buy it in my Etsy shop, for $4,00 (which is approx. £2.51)
    But, as a reader of my blog and the Let’s Get Crafting magazine, you can use this coupon code which works on all the patterns in my shop, till the end of this month: LGCNOV2012
    You will get a 15% discount on the totall price you spend in my shop! :)

    Have fun!


  4. Amigurumi Snowman – AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern

    October 29, 2012 by Peter

    Here in The Netherlands, autumn officially started at the end of September, but after days of really warm weather for the time of the year, it turned colder really fast. I’ve got this wintery feeling now, although it will be autumn for a while. I start thinking about crocheting for the winter, maybe some of my Amigurumi Snowman as wintery gifts? :)

    Amigurumi Snowman - AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern
     It’s an easy to crochet pattern, which you could whip up in a short period of time. He is so cute with his little carrot nose <3
    You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop for only $3.00!


  5. Amigurumi Icecream – AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern

    August 27, 2012 by Peter

    I wanted to started this blog post with a sentence like: “While it’s still summer, try out my icecream pattern!”

    But with the possibility that my readers are from all over the world, some of them will be thinking: “Well it’s winter here so huh?!”
    Nevertheless, I wanted to show how cute my Amigurumi Icecream pattern is!

    Amigurumi Iceream - AmigurumiWizard crochet pattern

    It’s an easy to crochet pattern, which you could whip up in a short period of time. I think he is sooo cute! :)
    You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop for only $3.00!


  6. AmigurumiWizard

    August 23, 2012 by Peter

    You may have the question; why AmigurumiWizard?

    When I started crocheting Amigurumi, I used books and the internet to learn it AND keep getting better at it. Once I was confident enough, I started to sketch characters to eventually turn them into Amigurumi toys. It was hard at first, but it went pretty well. I learned how to write them down so I could turn them into real Amigurumi patterns. That just felt like magic, being able to go from a sketch to an actual toy, and even write a pattern how to achieve it.
    At that point, I wanted to keep growing in Amigurumi, and I wanted to share my patterns with the world. That is where AmigurumiWizard was born.

    Like I said, begin able to dream about cute characters and ideas, sketch them out and crochet them feels like magic. So I came up with AmigurumiWizard which felt like my own little “brand”. I started to work out some more sketches to patterns, to sell them on Etsy. (You can find my shop here) It’s not my goal to get a lot of money out of it. It’s my goal to keep being able to buy supplies like yarn, filling and safety eyes and support other designers like me to buy cute patterns from them too!

    I also decided for myself, I wanted to turn AmigurumiWizard in some sort of platform where I could talk about Amigurumi. Like projects I’m working on, patterns I’ve made (paid and free. Yes, you’ve heard that right. Coming as soon as possible!) and patterns I’ve found (again, paid and free ones). Also sharing tips I find. When I started crochet Amigurumi I learned so much from the internet, that I wanted to pass that knowledge. :)

    So, here you are, as you might understand already. ;)

    As you could read in my first post, I expanded my “platform” a bit so I could talk about some more things than Amigurumi. But now you know what you can expect crochet / Amigurumi wise! :)