amigurumi, crafting update, crochet, Etsy

Big announcement: Etsy store open now

Hello, crafters and fellow readers! I’m here today with an announcement to make. Although I’ve taken a little haitus from crafting at the moment, I’m happy to announce my brand new Etsy store. I’m selling several  different amigurumis and have posted them for sale. If you are interested in commission work, please contact me below. I’m hoping to soon expand my store into the Twitch platform, as well. Also, feel free to follow me on instagram @gabiswhatknots  to see what I’m making.   Stay tuned for awesome products and various other things in the near future.

Come and join my venture at etsy.com/store/gabiwhatknots

 

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A crafting update

Hello, everyone.. This week I’ve sign up for my TESOL course and been busy with my teaching job.   🙂 I’ve been very busy with my commission projects. If you have been following me on social media, you have seen my latest bullet bill post. I’m so happy with the way the project came out. I always hand sew the eyes.  See the image below.

 

Today, I’ve been working on my latest commission project. The project is based on the art work of artby_brierrose. It is called Grumpy Donny. He’s still a work in progress, but I’m getting excited because its the first time I’ve created something from an image and I’m using bulky yarn, plus creating most of the pattern myself. So far from my perspective, I love bulky yarn, although it was hard to start the magic ring. It is so soft and pretty. I’m using Bernat Baby Blanket for the project and I’m hoping to be able to learn how to embroider the face. 🙂 So cool! I’ll share the complete project later.

Twitch Creative Update:

I have been trying to stream on twitch, however, time and distractions got in the way and I have not been able to stream at this time, but I’m hoping that I can work on a schedule that will work for me and share all my new projects or items with you all. 🙂 I’m also hoping that Youtube will archive the streams, but I’m not sure how to get Twitch to archive yet. I’d like to work on a layout, which I could stream as well, but it all takes so much time for me.

I look forward to seeing you all again next week. If you are interested, please follow me on instagram above, twitter, twitch.tv/lovebird1221, and on here for more updates. Please follow this blog, as I’d love to see more followers. 🙂

I’ll see you again all soon. Happy crafting!!!

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A blue yoshi?– Oh yes that is for sure!!!

Howdy, folks!! I don’t have pictures yet, but I’m happy to announce I have my first commission project. This is for an online friend, artbybrierrose, who is a watercolorist, artist, and painter. She has a great talent and skill. I’m always amazed at her talents. We’ve only been friends a short time, but I’ve come to learn there are nice and kind individuals out there if you find them.

I’m hoping to share with you some of the pictures of the project. So far I’ve posted a few on Instagram, as I ‘ve been waiting for my ‘special’ yarn. This will be a blue yoshi. I haven’t made a blue yoshi before, but if  you don’t know, yoshi can come in all of the colors of the rainbow. They are ‘bright’ creatures. I just love yoshi. 🙂 According to Wiki, Yoshi can be different colors due to what they eat and they are gender neutral creatures, but all lay green and white eggs (which I should really make yoshi eggs, too) 🙂

I can’t wait to share with you my latest project.

Twitch update:

I’m still wanting to be able to stream for all you fans, but time is limited and I need to try to focus on how long I want to stream and what time. As summer approaches I’m hoping I can figure out a great time. I have a few more things, I’m wanting to create for stream, such as a layout and donation channel. I’m in the process of creating a Facebook, public figure page, but you know, those Facebook algorithms are not the easiest to understand. If you aren’t connected to people that care, your pages sit in a stand still and eventually close. 😦

Before, I close, make sure you are following me on all my social platforms (twitch, twitter, instagram are my go tos), as they also help me get to test out products. 🙂 Don’t forget to follow me here on this blog as well. I update it as I can. Click the links below to follow along with me.

@lovebird122107

@musicgurl4vr or @gabiswhatknots

@lovebird1221

Happy Crafting!!! And I’ll see you next time.

 

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Update- My homemade VIPKID Dino went to China, creative stream, and donation links coming soon.

Hi, everyone it has been a hard few months for me emotionally and mentally, but I’m trying to get back to what I love- and that is to make my wonderful stuffed animals.

I have several big announcements today. So lets get started

I have say I have made a few new amigurumis in my hiatus, and I even sent one to my special student in China. Below is her picture with my creation.

I saw it in class today. How strange to see my item on the other side of the world in my student’s hand! The animal is VIPKID’s current mascot, DINO! I made him myself with several different pattern ideas. So I combined the ideas into one. I could modify the pattern just a bit more, but that was the final result.

I also have a business instagram page for all my crafts; you may want to visit this page to stay updated on my products and crafts. 🙂 I only post products and things that I sell or make on this page. Please follow.

My second announcement is that I’m not partnering with Extra Life Children’s Hospital Research team and fundraising money to help sick children that need a chance at life. Every dollar counts so please donate at this link or please click on my banner somewhere here on the homepage. I’m trying to raise $100 at this time. This now leaves me to the biggest announcement of the day!!!

Beginning soon, once I get the swing of my equipment and picking a good time and place, I will be posting and going live on twitch creative and also posting past broadcasts on YouTube (link posted soon). There you will be able to watch me create items LIVE. You can visit stream at any time and donate via the papal button (which will be updated soon on the page). Once you donate $15 on stream, I will give a part of the proceeds to Extra Life for Children’s Research. I’m very anxious to get started on this new concept and idea.  I hope to see you on stream soon.

Don’t forget I do sell some of my crafts online at my etsy store. So don’t forget to follow and check that out. 🙂

Like I told you.. I lot of things have been going for me, even though I’ve been struggling mentally, but I’m anxious to see where all this goes.

As always, keep crafting, and I’ll see you again very soon. 🙂

 

 

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Sad update..

Hi, everyone. I have some sad news to share. I don’t think I’ll be able to make any more crafts for a while. My inspiration has sort of hit a major block.  I hope that I can share my creations with you again someday soon.

For now, keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I need them. But before I go, I want to say Thank you to gamer Rya’Kya the Dragon (discord number #9999) . He’s my best friend and has always been an inspiration to me through out the years.  All the things you see on here stemmed from his suggestion a couple of years ago. He always has wanted me to expand my horizons and reach out across the net. I’ll always support his endeavors. Please watch him Twitch.tv/x45x. Please support my friend in any way. and Please tell him I sent you along in chat or in a whisper. He’s my favorite person. While you watch, let him know that the door is always open and I send my love… 🙂

See you again someday crafty people.

 

 

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New Etsy Store Name and Items for sale now

I have renamed my etsy store to Gabi’s What Knots and More and I just posted up for sale the latest three items I have. We have Yoshi, Pikachu, and Kirby up for sale NOW!… I just love my store’s name. My brother made it up for me about 6 months ago and it sort of stuck so I’m naming all my things that. 🙂 I’m also doing micro crochet, but I need to get stocking for those items.. 🙂

Aren’t they adorable?!

🙂

These guys are ready to go home and be adopted into your family today!

Shop now.. 🙂

 

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Here are my critters… :-)

I’m so happy to share with you my new critters. I posted them on Instagram for my followers, who are becoming a lot of spammers. (That is annoying!) I know it is late but I have to share these with you. I love my critters and my brother and best friend (who is in Finland I’m sure playing Smash Bros on Wii U, shout out to x45x) loved them.

Here’s Baymax.. He’s tiny and cute. Ian loved him. 🙂

Then there’s bulbasaur. He’s seriously tiny. Tinier than I thought he’d be. I found the pattern on Ravelry and I want to thank Nicole’s Nerdy Knots for the pattern.

At this point, I’m feeling pretty serious about crafting and crocheting these critters. I’ve been doing them for almost a year and I really love them. I’ve opened an Etsy store, but I don’t get many customers. I’m thinking about maybe going into town to see if the Gifted Child would be interested.  It’s a possibly if I could sell these things I’d make big money. 🙂

Let me know what you all think.

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