I managed to finish up a couple more projects in time for Christmas gift-giving. I was inspired by some very cute snowballs I saw for sale on etsy.com and decided I had to try making a couple for myself and my mom.
I also wanted to try making up amigurumi completely on my own without following someone else's pattern. I started making the head of a bunny and just tried to keep everything proportional. I didn't have an idea of what the bunny would look like when finished, she just sort of came together. I'm very glad I tried this because I've been intimidated by trying to come up with my own designs. After I made a prototype bunny, I decided to make two more for my nieces for Christmas. I was already giving them Peter Rabbit pillowcases I had made and I picked up copies of Peter Rabbit books for them--making them a bunny was the obvious choice.
Here is my bunny:
And Alexis's bunny on the right:
I'm looking forward to finishing several projects and starting a few new ones in 2009!