So I’ve been away from my blog (and my work) for some time now. I can pinpoint exactly how long… 25 weeks. For the past 25 weeks I have been utterly consumed by the fact that I am now carrying a tiny growing life inside of me. No amount of aches, pains, sickness, or fatigue could even begin to subdue the happiness I feel inside. Pregnancy is hard, and beautiful, and ever so rewarding.
I think in a lot of ways my work creating and selling little nursery friends for other people’s nurseries, was a result of the fact that I truly wished to be creating them for my own nursery. It has added a new depth to the work I do. I find myself, as I create each teddy bear, considering that this bear may one day serve as the guardian of some precious child’s bedroom. I imagine my bears fighting off monsters in the closets, soothing sick bellies, and warming little arms on cold nights. As a mother-to-be, nothing brings me more joy than these thoughts.
I had to step away from my work while the pregnancy took over my life for awhile, but now, as I close in on the third trimester, a new found energy and passion for my work has brought me swinging back into the world of Etsy and this blog. As such, I have some exciting new projects on the horizon!
Very soon I will be completing and releasing a tutorial on the process I use to felt my amigurumi pieces. I have seen some other attempts here and there to felt a whole amigurumi plush, but have noticed that a lot of the attempts suffer from some of the problems that I was able to fix early on in my process. I want to be able to share this information with all you home based amigurumi artists, so that you can create your own durable little bedroom guardians!
Another project that I am currently working on, is creating patterns for some of my amigurumi pieces that I will be selling on my Etsy shop. My first project is my pattern for Ellie the Elephant! She has long been one of my favorites, and I am excited to be bringing her to life in a way that others can replicate and enjoy!
I do not have an exact release date for either of these projects, as they are being worked on in between my work on my current Etsy shop. But I hope to have them both out in the near future! I also have a whole bunch of new Teddy Bears that will be going up for sale on my Etsy shop in the very near future. Keep an eye out for them!
If you are interested in helping me by testing my Ellie the Elephant pattern for me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.