Do You Have Anyone Left To Buy For?

Have you got anyone left to buy for?  I’m always a bit late with my Christmas shopping so I’ve still got a bit more to do!  I may be able to help with yours though, with a little Miss Gregory’s Gorgeous Gifts Ideas List.

1 – For the Crafter

An amigurumi crochet kit!  My crochet kits are ideal for the crafter in your life.  As long as they know how to hold a hook and a couple of basic stitches they’ll be good to go!  I provide website support with my little video tutorials and am always happy to help with questions, I’m just a contact form or message away!

2 – A Very Special Present for New Parents

One of my crochet baby blankets will knock their socks off!  These blankets are designed with longevity in mind, they can be passed down through the generations to come.  Beautifully crocheted with gorgeous natural fibres or premium acrylic if you prefer.

3 – For the Unicorn Mad

The cutest little baby unicorn you’ll see anywhere!  Like all my amigurumi these mythical lovelies come with their own bed and blanket.
There are only 2 of these left in my shop right now.

3 – For the Cat Lover

The purrfect gift for anyone who adores cats.  So so cute in their little beds! 

4 – For the Baby

A very grabbable amigurumi doll.  These loveable people are designed to fit in little hands, they are of course CE marked (so they meet the toy safety requirements like all my toys), they have no hard parts and can be popped in the washing machine when they get grubby.   

6 – For Lion Tamers 

These little lions are already tame of course but they like to play along!  Perfect for the young and the young at heart who love teeny roars.

7 – For Your Hunny Bunny

These bunnies are the most adorable, they have extra long ears which give them a lot of charm!  One of my personal favourites these are – I have a soft spot for a bunny!

8 – For Dormice Adorers

Do you know someone who loves these little critters?  They each have the sweetest little nest to curl up in and fluffy tails like a dormouse should have.

9 – For Dog Owners

Someone who has a dog really does appreciate these little sweethearts, they’re the cutest little puppies that you can tuck up in bed!  What’s not to love?

10 – For Wolfy People

These little wolf pups are just the thing for people who love the wildness of a wolf but want them cuddly like a puppy really!  Softies!

I hope that’s been some help to you, I’m off now to do some shopping of my own now so here’s wishing you a fabulous Christmas!

My last order date is 17th December for UK customers only.

See you next time!

Vicki x

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Amigurumi Wolf Pups

Hello!  I have a new addition to my Etsy shop this month that I wanted to tell you about.  As you can see by the title I’ve made some super cute amigurumi wolf pups!

Grey Amigurumi Wolf

The story behind this design is quite simple, I was asked to make a wolf as part of a custom order about a year and a half ago, my customer wanted me to make a little cat and a wolf which would come in the same basket with a shared blanket – so cute!  How could I resist making something like that?  So I went ahead and designed the wolf, happily, it was one of those designs that just went well immediately so I haven’t changed a thing since.

I’ve kept to wolfy kind of colours but of course, I’m more than happy to make one in a colour of your choice, custom orders are always, always welcome – all you need to do is ask 🙂 

What colour do you like best?  Have I made a wolf that appeals to you?  Let me know I’d love to find out.

See you next time!

Vicki x

Shop for Amigurumi Wolves here!

Another Stop-Motion Animation – Dogs this time

My website is undergoing a few changes right now as I’ve upgraded it to a more professional one, so you may notice a few differences, one of which is there are no adverts anymore!  That was the downside of using a free theme from WordPress, I’m very glad they aren’t there anymore. The main reason for this blog post though is to share with you my latest stop-motion animation video, it features my amigurumi dogs and they’re doing a fabulous job of making one of my amigurumi dog kits.  They are such such fun to make so I will be making more in the future.  If you want to make sure you don’t miss them go ahead and subscribe to my youtube channel as that is where I’m putting them all.  I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I did making it!

See you next time!

Vicki x

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Shop for Amigurumi Kits and Dogs Here

 

Fun with Stop Motion Animation

Hello!

I’ve always had a bit of a longing to make little stop motion animations and I have had a go here and there in the past.  The first time I did one was while (not) doing my homework many moons ago!  I remember taking a series of photographs of a prit stick rocket taking off and the lid falling off to land on some unsuspecting blu tac model of a person – splat!  Ha ha!  I’m not sure the quality of my videos is any better than it was back then but it’s so much fun to try!

I have a couple of little films on my youtube channel – yes I have one of those!  Much to my own surprise too!  I added another one a couple of days ago, this one is showing how to make one of my amigurumi kits and to start off it looks like that’s all it is, but wait for it …….. I have some teeny little helpers turn up!  I hope you have as much fun watching it as I did making it, I do plan to do more in the near future too.

Here is my latest video:

If you wanted to buy one of my kits or my little helpers they are available in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MissGsGorgeousGifts

I also have some in Quillies in Rhayader, Talgarth Mill Craft Shop in Talgarth, Charlotte of Hay in Hay-on-Wye, and The Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells.

Vicki x

Amigurumi Kits Part 2

Hello!!

I made a video of what you’ll find inside my brand new amigurumi kits!  This one features my amigurumi dog.  And here it is!  https://youtu.be/W3Jih8KnQ3c

Amigurumi dog kit

I am planning on doing some more videos – hopefully of me making them.  I quite fancy doing a stop frame animation type of the making process, that could be fun!

I’m pleased to announce that my kits are all in my Etsy shop now!  There are lots of different colours for you to choose from I have a feeling pink is going to be popular!

Amigurumi cat kits by Miss Gregory's Gorgeous Gifts

Bye for now!

Vicki x

New Amigurumi Kits!

I’m about ready to launch my amigurumi kits, these are larger versions of my little amigurumi made using chunky yarn and a 4mm hook so much easier to make than my little fiddly ones.

Amigurumi dog kit

Here are the contents, everything you need to make an amigurumi dog:

Amigurumi dog kit by Miss Gregory's Gorgeous Gifts

 

Amgurumi dog pattern by Miss Gregory's Gorgeous Gifts

The finished dog is about 10cm high.  I’ve also made kits for my bunny and cat patterns too.

It doesn’t end there though!  I also have a support page set up on my website here, with some little videos on techniques used in the patterns and an faq page too – these will be added to over time as people get in touch with questions, I’ve started them off with help from my pattern testers.
I’m also hoping people will send me in pictures of their finished creations I can then add those too.

These kits will be available for the first time at Wonderwool Wales, (on stand B11 with Powys Creative) I’ll then be adding them to my Etsy shop and some of the bricks and mortar shops that I supply too – exciting times!!

Vicki x

2018 Here I come! (If only I actually was that dynamic!)

Hi there!

It’s the second month of 2018 and I already feel like I’m juggling balls.  I’m not sure if this is because I’ve got a lot on or if I’m just terribly disorganised!!’

At this moment in time I’m working on a batch of amigurumi bunnies, my Etsy shop needs replenishing and I have a craft fair at the end of March to make stock for, and the shops I stock could do with some more – so at least I’ve started these.  I’m taking on one creature at a time!

Amigurumi Bunnies

Those of you that follow me on Facebook will have seen that I’ve been upsizing some of my amigurumi patterns, the idea behind this is that I’m creating some amigurumi kits for people to make their own cute little bunnies, cats and dogs!  Most of this process is still in my head, though it is coming together.  I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out – I’m hoping to have some of these ready by the end of April when I’m trading at Wonderwool Wales on the Powys Creative stand, then I’ll be rolling them out to my Etsy shop and bricks and mortar shops that I supply.

Amigurumi from Miss Gregory's Gorgeous Gifts

My crochet lessons are starting this week and I have the first couple of projects all ready to go with a few more to be announced later in the year.   I have also started to take on private lessons which is quite exciting!

So 2018, I’m here, inbetween my mini-panics and endless digressions, I’m here.

That’s all from me right now, thanks for stopping by to catch up with me!

Vicki x

Christmas Round Up!

December is marching on!  I’ve not finished doing my Christmas shopping yet have you?

As it’s cold and I’m snowed in today my best bet is some on-line gift shopping, I do enjoy being able to shop from the comfort of my sofa!

Just in case you haven’t finished shopping like me, I have some ideas from my shop that might be just the thing for your loved ones – amigurumi that will deliver that cuteness factor, beautifully crocheted blankets that you know will be treasured for generations and unique bags with loads of personality!

The links at the top of my page will take you directly to my Etsy shop, but you can click on the pictures here too if you like.

Happy shopping!  And of course – a big Happy Christmas from me!!

Vicki x

Amigurumi Lion Pink Amigurumi Unicorn Turquoise Amigurumi Dormouse Upcycled Shopping Bag Upcycled Tote Bag Rainbow Crocheted Blanket Crocheted Wool Alpaca Blanket Upcycled Shopping Bag

October business busyness!!

It’s been a busy month for me so far, I started October off by moving house.  I didn’t go far, I’m still living on a hill in the middle of Wales but the house I’m in now is an old farmhouse with a lot more room for me, my boys and my business.  You’d think that’d be enough for one month wouldn’t you?

This picture is actually taken from the front door of the house I moved from!  That close!

Then I launched my October blanket, blanket sale.  I really would like to start on some new designs so I have decided to offer a massive 40% off my beautiful heirloom blankets just for the month of October, there are still plenty to choose from in my Etsy shop here.  Get in there for a bargain!

40% off all blankets in my Etsy shop this October

Also in my Etsy shop this month I’ve added some amigurumi lions and some of my bags made from upcycled fabrics.  I use one for my crochet things as a project bag but realised they make great everyday bags too!  Too good a design not to share I thought.

Amigurumi Lion Upcycled lined bag with pockets

I’m very pleased to say that I’ve finally got my amigurumi unicorn design completed!  I’ve been busy making them for the shops that I stock and hope to have some of them in my shop on-line soon too!

Amigurumi Unicorns

A couple of the shops I made these for are new to me!  So exciting!!  I’m now stocking Charlotte of Hay in Hay-on-wye and have a cabinet dedicated just to my amigurumi in Wyeside Arts Centre in Builth Wells.  So now I’m playing catch up a bit as Talgarth Mill Craft Shop have asked me for some too and Quillies in Rhayader will also be getting some.

Goodness, this has got to be the longest blog post I’ve ever written!  So much news to tell you!!

My crochet lessons have been going well I’m nearly at the end of another beginners course in Builth Wells (always sad when these come to an end and I have to say goodbye to people) and have started running day courses in Rhayader which are brilliant fun!

Lastly!  I’ve made a prototype for a range of soft toys that I’ve been itching to make for months! Some of you may have noticed that there haven’t been many sock monkeys about for a while – this is why.  I do like making the sock monkeys but over the past year my heart hasn’t really been in them and I decided to develop a range of fabric soft toys instead.  This is my prototype dog!  He’s about 21cm high.

That now is all my news for this month (perhaps two blog posts would have been better but where would I have found the time!)

Right back to the crocheting for me now!

Vicki x

What’s Next?

The school summer holidays are very nearly done now, it’s been lovely having my two boys around so much but I’m now thinking about what’s next in my business.

I have a pile of fabric, all sorted out into colour combinations, sitting in a pile ready to be made up into bags – it’s been sat there for months!!  (I like to use unwanted, and often unused, fabric and repurpose/recycle/upcyle it.)

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I guess that kind of answers my question of what’s next then!

I am also in the middle of designing a new amigurumi – a unicorn this time!  So I now have two what’s next answers!  Ok that’ll keep me busy for a while.

Once I’ve made that lovely pile of fabric into bags I’ll be adding them to my Etsy shop, I do have a few in there already (here’s some I made earlier!) they will give you an idea of what to expect style wise!

Right I’m off to finish my new amigurumi design then it’s on to my ‘what’s next!’

Vicki x