Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Dapper Mr. Bunny

Mr. Bunny is ready to hop around with Miss Bunny, looking fine in his spring green waistcoat. My own design.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Little Miss Bunny

Just in time for spring, here she is! My design, I think I need to start writing my patterns.

Update, now she has a bow, and a beau.
And a carrot (but no carats...yet)

Toddler T-shirts

I've made a number of toddler t-shirts for Downtown Sol. The owner Marissa, was very encouraging to me about making a line of children's clothes. These have crocheted embellishments sewn onto them, I also did a jean jacket and a few jeans too. I don't have pictures of them all, but there are a number of of octopus applique's and hearts, cupcakes, sharks, kitties, a starfish and more.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cupcake Purse

This one is entirely out of my own head. Hmm, must be my sweet tooth has abscessed into my brain...Anyway, it's a crocheted cupcake with a zipper sewn in, and a crocheted strap and glass beads sewn on.

White Peacock

My Mom's friend's granddaughter loves white peacocks, so I designed this one for her.


I designed this one on request. I love watching the stingrays in the harbor, they move with a seemingly other-worldly grace.

Monday, January 21, 2013


 I made a couple cupcakes for my tea sets and I thought they came out so well I made a bunch for a local cupcake shop. Mom had the idea of making some key chains out of tiny cupcakes and I made a bunch of those too. I made up a cute box to put them all in and made a couple baby onesies with cupcakes on them too. The owner of the cupcake shop ended up only taking the key chains. I have the rest at Downtown Sol. The onesies have inspired a collection of baby items, so it is all good.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pirate Shark

Arrgh, this shark has his own little pirate hat.

Tea Set

This is the second tea set I made, I was too busy getting things out for Christmas and the first set sold very fast so I never got to blog the first one. I improvised the entire set. I sewed this cute carrying cast which doubles as a tablecloth and has crocheted handles:
I made a teapot (with "tea" inside), four teacups and plates, two cupcakes, three cookies and a serving plate.

3 Foxes No pictures

I made three different crocheted foxes and apparently didn't take a picture of any of them. I made one entirely improvised and gave it to my sister. I made one from a pattern I bought online and it was the biggest and is at the Downtown Sol Gallery. Then I made one from a smaller pattern  in a book and still improvised a bunch on it, I gave it to my weight loss counselor. I think I like the one I gave my sister the best.  She did take a picture:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh Deer!

This sweet deer is from a pattern by Elisabeth A Doherty in her book Amigurumi! Super Happy Crochet Cute. It has weighted feet, I put poly beads inside of pieces of old pantyhose and knotted the ends and placed them inside the legs. Did I say placed? I mean shoved them in, stabbing with a crochet hook several times to get them in there. Anyway it stands up really well. I already had all the right materials for the whole project in my large collection, even the right beads and sequins for the darling spots on the back of this fawn. My name is Amy Differ and I am a craft supply addict.

Pretty Pony

I made this pony from a pattern by Nicki Trench in her book Super-Cute Crochet. Very sweet!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Starfish, girl style

This is another of my own design, this time for a girl that likes purple, and what girl doesn't?

Green Puppy

Green Puppy likes to play with Friday, as long as Friday promises not to bite. Friday is a good boy and chews on his bone not his new friend. But then again, Friday is behind me right now trying to sneak a bite of my lunch.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Three Friends in a Boat

These three friends are all strong swimmers but sometimes they take their boat so they can chat, play catch with Harbor Seal's beach ball, and make nachos.

The octopus and harbor seal are from patterns by Nicki Trench.  The starfish and the boat are my own design.

Snowman dreams of surfing

I made this snowman from a pattern by Nicki Trench, modified a bit for my own taste. There is not a whole lot of snow on Southern California beaches so this snowman dreams of becoming a surfer.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

3 Super Scary Amigurumi

I made three of the projects from Nicki Trench's book Super Scary Crochet-35 Gruesome Projects to Sink Your Hook Into.  They were perfect little Halloween gifts. One was "Natty the Batty. " I made him as instructed but I wasn't happy with the felt teeth so I hand made some out of FEMO clay and glow-in-the-dark paint.

The next one I made was the Pocket Ghost:

Finally, I made "Walter the Werewolf" and here my modifications were a variegated more wolfy body color, the handmade teeth, and hairier hair. It looks awesome!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tea Time Silk Scarf

This is an original, all my own design, hand painted silk scarf . It's a pretty good size, 14" x 70"

Screen Printed T-shirts

I got my old silk screen printing frame out of the garage, I have some ideas for using it to apply resist for silk painting. It had Alfred's Interworld Transport logo on it, so I thought, before I change it out I would print up some shirts. I made one for each of us and also put one on Alfred's gray messenger bag. One cool thing, Alfred, Julian and I all had the same medium size t-shirt! It was only a year or so ago that we were in the exes and Julian was in the children's sizes.

Stretchy Band Tech Accessory Board

Sewn over cardboard with stretchy headbands, this board is perfect for keeping your computer accessories neat and easy to find in your computer bag. Alfred swooped in on this one, but I can make another for you.