I may have slightly mentioned this in the past, but not recently I don’t think. I have a confession to make: I’m 25 years old and I like stuffed animals. Let me clarify, though. I don’t like ALL stuffed animals. I hate the cheap, ugly ones from carnivals or amusement parks. I kind of collect Japanese plushies (AKA stuffed animals). I like Korean plushies too, but there aren’t as many out there and I haven’t bought any yet. My current obsessions are Utage Tsuchineko, Alpacasso, and Coroham Coron Sweets plushies, but basically any plushie that’s adorable would be something I like. I don’t have a huge collection because these plushies are collectibles and are kind of expensive. I have more in storage that are not pictured because I have yet to un-box them since we moved.
To be honest, the reason I wanted to learn crochet is to learn how to create Amigurumi. For those of you who may not know, Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crochet that involves creating animals or inanimate objects with anthropomorphic features. There’s something so fascinating to me to be able to create my own version of a plushie from nothing but yarn. Here’s the Totoro I made a year ago:
He likes listening to music on my bookshelf 🙂
I have a book called Hello Kitty Crochet, which is really adorable and has the best patterns for making kawaii, Hello Kitty and friend plushies 🙂 Here’s a piece I made for my stepsister for Christmas:
It’s a really fun hobby that I hope to get better at as time goes on. I’m currently working on an Alpacasso-like pattern of my own. It’s not easy to make a pattern, but it’s coming along. I mentioned I was making it in the past, for those of you who guessed what it was, it’s an alpaca 🙂
I will try to share more of my plushies and Amigurumi creations with you in the future.
Do you have anything you collect? I also collect teapots and cat figurines, but they are almost all in storage since I moved.
I’d love to hear the things you collect!
Thanks for reading 🙂