A couple of things I learned from the Japan book -
When stuffing, start at the edges/sides and shape as you go leaving a concave depression in the middle for more stuffing. FLUFF the stuffing, make it look like a cloud, then put small pieces in there.
Put three times the volume of stuffing into part.
Making bugs for party, not frogs. Frogs with their fancy legs will take too long. Hoping I can get 30 bugs done.
Oh, and if you WANT cheap safety eyes
these are the ones to get
They’ll work for 5 year olds anyway, at a party.
OH! Can ANYONE tell me the best colored safety eyes to buy, where can I buy them?
Nope, Hobby Libby and Michaels don’t carry but maybe 2-3 set of eyes and at $3-4 a pair which is RIDICULOUS!
The ones I DID buy from there and from Joann’s are no better than the cheap ones I got from Amazon.
Post on the best hooks for amigurumi based on hook size and yarn weight.
Best place to buy yarn according to Julia for Amigurumi
Oh, sorry. That’s where I get mine
I get my safety eyes from glass eyes online!
Oh my, You showed me the way to an awesome resource!!
Of course! There’s so many fun eyes to choose from!
Very cool tips @anoswaldoddity about the best ways to stuff the plushie. Thanks for sharing. Take care, Anna.
Thank you so much I did not know about yarns inspiration
That stuffing tip has made my past two projects much better looking! Thanks
Awesome! I found it helped a great deal, then when i think it’s almost full, i press down if it feels i do not how yo say it between squishy and bouncy, then i get it almost closed and stuff a little more in the middle.
Thanks! I want to help people, but kind of have a weird reason for doing so in this area.
I had asked others for help and they would dodge, refuse, ignore, or state they only help those working on their patterns. It made me angry as I thought " You don’t own this craft". I determined to find out the answer anyway and help others in this craft in whatever way possible.
A key factor why I like the community in ribblr, and will do everything I can to support the platform.
Got these safety eyes and the washers WORK! They are separated into different bags with labels for their size.
Just sharing if anyone looking for eyes that work!