Sunday, March 6, 2011

Owls for Kyle

(January 2011)

         My friend Lilly gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Kyle. She put a lot of effort into decorating his new nursery and it came out amazing. Everything from the furniture to the paint and the decorations on the walls matched to perfection. Kyle’s nursery was baby blue and dark brown with animals to keep him company.

         Lilly was looking for a mobile to match Kyle’s room but had a hard time finding one. When she saw the pictures I posted of my Amigurumis on Facebook, she asked me to make her a custom mobile for her son. Lilly wanted the mobile to have owls that are dark brown and baby blue.

         I used two patterns found in Ana Paula Rimoli’s books and adapted them to make my own creation. The owl was adapted from a pattern found in Amigurumi World. I had previously made the owl to pattern and didn’t really like the result, so I changed it to fit my taste. The branch and leaves came from the Little Bird mobile found in Amigurumi Two! (which I had made from my niece’s Christmas present).

   

         There was a crochet technique I really wanted to try that I saw from the book, Ami Ami Dogs, Volume 3. It turns out that the size of the Amigurumi depends on what size yarn and crochet hook you use. So if you use a very thick yarn and a large diameter crochet hook, you can make a giant size version of your toy. I made a giant size owl for Lilly to match the mobile.
         

         The owls fit into Kyle’s new nursery perfectly! I was so happy when we put the owls in the room and they looked like they belong there. Lilly says Kyle is fascinated with his new flying friends. Lilly also loves the owls. It turns out owls are her favorite animals.
  


         Here’s Kyle! Did you notice that his outfit has an owl on it too? Every time I see him, he grows bigger and bigger. 


         Thanks again for joining me this week! See you next week!

3 comments:

  1. Hi, Susan!
    I'm a huge huge fan of your work! Your owls and other animals are spectacularly adorable. :) Kudos!

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  2. I'm not sure why my previous comment isn't posted! :( Anyway, I wanted to say thank you for contributing on making my son's dream nursery come true, we both love the mobil and Kyle loves his big owl friend.
    xoxo.
    Lilly

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  3. Thank you Elva and Lilly! The owls are still one of my favorite projects. I can't wait to make more of them.

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