October 2, 2013
What a fun book! The kind folks at Lark Crafts sent me an early copy of the new AmiguruME book by Allison Hoffman, and I had such a great time going through it all. This title will be available sometime early this month, but you can have my copy now, if you’d like! (Please note – the only reason I’m not keeping this gem is because my crochet skills stop at straight lines and granny squares. Making a doll is beyond my current skill set. Although the book includes directions on how to crochet and do the different stitches, if you’re like me and aren’t sure you have the skills. That does make it tempting to keep….)
The photos and directions are very clear and concise, making it possible for you to crochet-up your own likeness, or that of your kids or friends. There are directions for faces (adults and kids), different hair types, different body types, different clothing options, and different shoes (even flip flops with toes-ies showing!). Here are a few more pictures:
If you’d like my copy, just leave a comment below and tell me who you’d like to make first, with this book. Yourself? Your kids? Your BFF? One of the cute patterns in the book just as it is? I’ll randomly draw a winner next week and will send this book on its way.
We have just added a new Photo Gallery to the website, but it’s empty and we need you to help fill it up! We thought it would be fun to have pictures of you with your Boxes of Fun, when they arrive. (Not the contents of your box – just your smiling, happy face posing with your box with the Fun sticker showing!) We may also use your Box of Fun photos in the video that we are putting together for our quest to the Super Bowl ad, so be sure you’re ok with that if you upload a photo. We can only use a few of those, but we’d love your help with that. International Loopies – we leave the Box of Fun stickers off of your envelopes to help make them as generic looking as possible (hoping that helps them avoid Customs), but we’re happy to include a sticker on the inside if you’d like to apply it to your package after it arrives, for the photo. Just leave us an order note if you want us to put a sticker inside!
P.S. I’m off for a long weekend with some of my favorite friends for our Annual Girlfriends Weekend, so no blog post on Friday. But I’ll be back on Monday with another Monday Update for you!