Ever since I started playing Animal Crossing 2 years ago, I’ve been playing that game EVERY day. Yes, I am that devoted. Actually, it’s my nighttime lullaby – puts me to sleep in an instant!
But anyways, what I really wanted to talk about today was Kaitlin, the mommy cat who visits your town searching for her lost daughter, Katie. You only get these characters when you visit another friend’s town, so they’re pretty special characters. Plus, I got her phone charm when I was playing with the coin machine again hehe. I just so happened to have recently bought a lot of yellow yarn too, so I was finding ways to use it up, and Kaitlin was what I came up with. Here’s her original picture in case you have no idea who I’m talking about:
Now, before you fall asleep reading my blog, here are the pictures of my finished product:
Unfortunately, she doesn’t stand on her own. This is what happens when you try to copy cartoon characters to a T. They inherit the impossibly skinny limbs that are supposed to support the fattest heads in the world. So out of proportion! But it just wouldn’t look like her anymore if I hadn’t done that. Oh well, there’s only so much you can do I guess.
I also got lazy again and didn’t make her a spatula. The hair my sis helped me out with again. I cut the hair out on my own first, then showed it to my sis, only to receive this utter look of disapproval and disgust hahaha, so she ended up taking care of it instead – thank God!! She also glued together the apron – although I did the little white fishy! See, I can cut felt too…
With 2 Animal Crossing characters done, of course I couldn’t resist taking a picture of them together!
Kind of an odd couple, but whatever, they’re both cute Animal Crossing characters!! If only I had the patience to knit a house…that would really complete the picture!
Posted June 19th, 2009 at 4:42pm (Comments: 6)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animal Crossing
Since Brian turned out so well, I went on to the next white cartoon dog I could think of, which was K.K. Slider!! As a religious Animal Crossing DS player, how could I resist not making him?
I was unsure at first how K.K. would turn out. I modeled him after the phone charm from one of those candy machines. Here’s a picture of him, in case you don’t know what he looks like.
He sits with legs crossed, and holds a guitar – 2 challenges I was totally not looking forward to crocheting. I had never crocheted legs that bend or have joints before, so I had no idea how I was going to do it and how it would turn out. I also had no idea how to make a guitar, since it has sharp edges and a funny hourglass shape. Yet, like with all my other projects, I just winged it and “forced” things to look good. So, after much thinking and pondering, this is what I came up with.
Note how he has no tail…I got too lazy!! and his tail is barely visible anyways.
Look!! the legs really bend the way they’re supposed to!! I was so pleased with them. The guitar was alright…not as sharp as I would have wanted it to be, but I couldn’t think of any better ways to make it other than making a round gourd shape and then smashing it to look flat. Oh! and the cute little stool he’s sitting on, I made my dad make for me by gluing pieces of wood he cut out.
All together, K.K. is just tooooo cute~~! The face I had my little sis help me with, cus she’s truly talented at capturing the essences of characters and being laser precise with her felt cutting. The painting in the background of this photo shoot was also painted by her – isn’t she so talented?!
So, with 2 cute white cartoon dogs down, I will be moving on to my next one. My dream of capturing cute cartoon white dogs in 1 picture will soon become true! Can you guess what dog I’m going for next?? Stay tuned!
Posted June 18th, 2009 at 7:43pm (Comments: 6)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animal Crossing