Third Competition Entry - Amigurumi Chocolate Ice-cream Sundae

Keeping in tune with this food theme I have started, my third project I want to enter into Spotlight's competition is this delicious chocolate ice-cream sundae!

Creating the chocolate fudge drips was my favorite part, I experimented with sewing them onto the ice cream scoops using only the back loop of each stitch. This worked so well in creating a three dimensional look, I will definitely have to put this technique into the back of my mind for future projects.

I promise I will put the pattern up for this one once I make another one and take photos of the process.

Does anyone have any suggestions for my next entry, keeping in mind this food theme I seem to be sticking to???

Second Competition Entry - Amigurumi Donuts

For my second entry into Spotlight's competition, I decided to have a go at creating donuts:

Still using the same yarn (100% acrylic and 8ply), I made the donuts with two different coloured icings - Pink (my absolute favorite donut icing on this plan) and chocolate.

I added sprinkles by sewing on long beads with cotton that was the same colour as the icing. I'm really happy with how the sprinkles turned out, I would have thought the thread would have been rather visible, but no, it blended into the icing just perfectly!

If I was to attempt this project again, I would take the time to sew on the icing using only the back loop of each stitch. That way the icing would have a raised appearance and look more three dimensional.

Second project down, what will the next one be????

First Competition Entry - Amigurumi Burger!

I have just completed my first project that I want to enter into Spotlight's competition, and I couldn't wait to share it with you all!

I used the yarn that I bought the other day. Yarn that abides by all the competition's guidelines. It is 100% acrylic, 8ply yarn.

I used the same pattern that I created for my first Ami-burger. This one turned out slightly bigger in size due to the difference in the weight of the yarn, and the fact I used a slightly bigger hook. But all in all, I am really happy with how it turned out!

Yes, it is a little fuzzy around the edges, but that is to be expected from an acrylic yarn, and I shouldn't be too fussy about it.

Yay! First entry done! On to the next!!!

Crochet Competition Supplies

In preparation of my crochet-a-thon to win $10,000 with Spotlight's competition, I went out and purchased a bagillionty balls of yarn!

The brand is moda vera, its all 100% Acrylic and all 8ply in thickness. I bought about 12 different colours - I think that will cover all the projects I want to make for this comp. They were reasonably cheap too, about $3 a ball, and considering the size of them, I think that is great value for money!

I guess my only concern is the fuzziness factor. I usually use cotton to make my projects because they come out so neat and tidy with very little fuzz. But, we will just have to see, I suppose.

I can't wait to start making some projects with these!

Spotlight Knitting Competition 2011!!!

I found out recently that Spotlight has a great competition going on at the moment where you can knit your way to $10 000!

At first, I was a little sad as I don't knit. But apon further investigation on Spotlight's website, I found out you can crochet your projects too!
So ladies and gentleman, it's time to take off those gloves and prep those crochet hooks, because this is gonna be awesome!