Yarn Colour and Felt Question

Hey guys!

So I've been toying with the idea of crocheting some dolls based on some anime characters, and I wanted to ask a couple questions:

1. I mostly use Red Heart Super Saver. Would anyone happen to know what would be a good colour for skin tone? Should I go with a very light pink? Or something that's more on the tanned side (like buff)? Or is there another colour out there that's perfect for skin tone?

2. For these dolls, I was thinking on using felt for the eyes, mouths, and possibly some symbols that'll be on them as well - it's just easier than to actually try to crochet them, I think, and I suck at embroidery ;) Do you have any advice about using felt for amigurumi crocheted things? Is there a certain type of felt to get, and which ones to avoid? Is it Ok to hot glue gun the felt pieces onto the doll? Or should I sew it on?

Taka, peek

First post...!

*peeks around corner*
So, I started learning how to crochet this year since my college had a club. I've really enjoyed it so far. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but practice makes better! ^^ It's one of those things where I can really feel like I'm making progress the more I work on it.

So...I've made some simple stuff from patterns.
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Thanks for looking, and thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)

Oh, and here's a random stuffed monster I made at the beginning of the school year. His name is Koji. :>
Photo Mar 19, 3 09 40 PM


Happy First Day of Spring

Happy Spring!!  :o)
Easter is on it's way!
If you're looking for some adorable Easter patterns, check out the scads of links with photos on Pinterest.com
You can find lots of links to patterns (and inspirations) for bunnies and eggs and chicks and baskets and flowers, and other Eastery items,  along with lots of other cuties on my "Cute Toys" Pinterest board here:

I've posted links to lots and lots (and LOTS) of non Easter toys to make, too!  :o)
Lots of other folks have done the same, so enjoy looking around at all of the wonderful toys!  :o)   It's easy to search for the things you're interested in.
Spring is nearly HERE!!!  Aren't you excited?!  I LOVE this time of year!  :o)

Elisabeth amis

so, back in september 2013, a good friend of mine showed me the german musical, *Elisabeth*. then i told a friend over on Ravelry about it, and it turns out we both love one of the characters (der Tod/"Death"), as well as the man who plays him, Maté Kamaras.

so for for the HollyDays 2013, i made my friend (who got me into it) an Elisabeth doll; and for my other friend, i made a der Tod doll... and she was totally surprised - since i didn't tell her it he was coming! ~ Collapse )