Thursday, November 20, 2008

First ami people - Sachi and Yonny

I was racking my brain trying to come up with a thank you gift for some friends who have everything. What to do, what to do? Well, I finally came up with the idea to make ami dolls of them. Sachi is my tennis team captain (yes, even farmers play tennis) and her husband Yonny owned a special Japanese antique store.

I made these ami dolls on the fly, that is, without a pattern and without even knowing what they'd look like. I knew that the hair had to be spot on, since it would be the only identifying characteristic. I started by making the doll body out of beige colored yarn and added some embroidery floss for hair. I had just come back from the Fiber Festival and had a delicious stash of yarn to inspire me into making yukata for their clothes.

I was happy with the final result and had a great time making them and learned a lot in the process. Onward!


Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

I have yet to try any amigurumi myself, but now I'm inspired. Nice work!

Susie Farmgirl said...

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