Eek, more ice cream! I'm so sorry. (also, sorry for just the one photo, again--I took this photo from the cramped space of my work desk rather than in my usual photo studio setup)
Been wanting to do ice cream for awhile and had a couple failed experiments. Just a few days ago I figured out how to neatly connect all the parts together with minimal sewing. *lazy* Sewing has become my least favorite part about amigurumi, haha...
You can get them in 24 DIFFERENT "FLAVORS" stand-alone or as phone charms, key chains, dust plugs and more at my store, Pocket-Sushi.com.
I was making this dinosaur as one of nine in my dinosaur series. Still working on making the pattern. Some how I thought working on nine patterns at once was a good idea T_T. I submitted this design to
I made a tiny Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) for 's Project Extinction Contest. I choice the mammoth mostly due to the fact I own brown yarn and I had so many choices. I hope to make a dodo bird and possibly a ground sloth as well . I also choice my yarn because I'm am almost out of it and wanted to see if I could still make something with such little yarn. These little guy is only about 3 inches tall and about 5 inches long. (I'll have to update this later when I have time to measure it.) I used brown pipsqueak yarn, and lion brand wool ease, I think, and 9 mm safety eyes. I also actually brushed out the yarn out a bit on the body and the top of his head to give it a more "woolly" look . Enjoy!
A couple interesting things about the woolly mammoth is that it wasn't the largest Mammoth, which would be the Imperial Mammoth (Mammuthus sungari) weighed a supposed average of 10 tons with the highest supposed weight of 15 tons. While a Woolly Mammoth only weighed about 5-7 tons. Their tusks were a sexual selection and the ones with the longest and curviest. The longest recorded tusks were 15 feet long. You may also find it interesting to know that their ears, relatively to our common day elephant were rather small, this was due to the fact that smaller ears kept heat in. Larger ears help dispel heat, which help African and Asian Elephants stay cool.
Last but not least I have to add that the Woolly Mammoth is on the list of animals that we want to go through de-extinction. Which is bringing things that were once extinct back to life. And since we have plenty of well preserved D.N.A. material since the Mammoth died only about 4,000 years ago. So who knows possibly in a a few years your local zoo will have some recent un-extinct animals in their exhibits.
Here is a link to the picture I used as a reference while making my Mammoth [link]
Have a cute slice of buttered toast and sunny side up for breakfast, you are sure to have an awesome day ahead!
Pattern, design, etc. are all original ideas by me.
Another munchygurumi cuz I got hooked on making cute food after my previous tako sushi creation.
P.S. So. I submitted this to the Cute Food contest on #Amigurumi-Challenge as well. I thought I shouldn't at first since I already submitted another entry(tako sushi). But I reread the contest rules 3 times to make sure it was okay to submit more than one project..and I did.
This turned out cuter than I thought possible and I'm super happy with it. I will be selling these this summer at the various craft fairs I will be attending and then I think I''m going to post some to my etsy as well I also plan on making blue ones for baby boys as well