In a previous post, I showed a book, Super-Cute Crochet by Nicki Trench, that my friend gave me. In the book, the author uses black safety eyes. The eyes looked cute, so after a little idle googling, I found a saplanet originals and put in a small order.
First I remade my friend's kitty, with plastic eyes and a plastic heart nose. The nose was a free sample from saplanet originals; a clever tactic, since now I've used it, I feel compelled to become a repeat customer. The little lady calls this the 'Dancing Kitty', probably because of the twirly skirt.
Next is this Grim Reaper from the Creepy Cute Crochet book. This one joins the little guy's collection of gruesome amigurumi.
Finally, I made this little fish for my sweet nephew, also from the Nicki Trench book.
The eyes are really, really easy to use and I am completely infatuated. Some purposeful googling produced glasseyesonline.com with the magic words 'Free Worldwide Shipping'. Now I am the somewhat sheepish owner of a small stash of plastic eyes.
I'm putting the stash to good use. Here's the proof! Look into my eyes!
I don't think I'll stop making amigurumi any time soon. Everyone seems to want a toy to squish and squeeze and play pretend with. So I thought I'd use my creepy eyes to join WIP Wednesdays on Tami's Amis. Hopefully the WIPs will lead to FOs on Friday!