Category Archives: Amigurumi

Thank you for 10 wonderful years!

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Thank you all so much for your support through these last 10+ years.  Every day I feel so grateful and blessed to be able to run this business and play with colors all day.  It’s honestly a dream come true.  As a little girl I wanted to grow up and color movie cells (before the age of digital films).  This business comes pretty darn close to my dream.  I couldn’t have come this far without all of you, my wonderful customers.

A little over 10 years ago, my business began on Etsy with crocheted hats and dolls and things.  That led me to using craft eyes.  I became bored with them very quickly and thought there should be more colorful choices, and that is when Suncatcher Craft Eyes was born.

Ten years later and here I am, working with incredible crafters and artists who amaze me every day with their creativity.  I love seeing everyone’s different styles of crafting and the new patterns and projects you create.

Thank you for allowing me to be a tiny part of your projects.  I look forward to many more years of working with you.

Michelle

Glow-in-the-dark Craft Eyes

glowing-adglowing-adglowIt’s that time of year again.  Fall is almost here, and Halloween is less than 2 months away.  Click the image above to shop for your glow-in-the-dark craft eyes.

Happy crafting!

Make your own glitter craft eyes!

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Introducing the new paint-your-own glitter craft eyes kit!  Rather than only offering glitter craft eyes to you for a few months a year, now you can make your own anytime!

The kit includes everything you need to get started, including:

A 6-compartment palette for easy painting and blending

5 Pair of premium clear craft eyes in your size choice

✿ A good paint brush in the appropriate size for the eyes you order

2 Ounces of glitter paint in your choice of color

Detailed instructions and tips that I’ve learned working with glitter paint over the years

There’s even a special kit just for cat eyes.  Everything in the kit is high quality.  The palette is washable and reusable.

Clear craft eyes are available separately, and I’ll be adding glitter paint separately as well over the next few weeks.

Hope you like it!

 

Let’s collaborate!

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Are you a crafter with a large following?  Would you like to do a product review of Suncatcher Craft Eyes?  Contact me at support@suncatchereyes.com!  I’d love to send you some Suncatcher Craft Eyes to try out.

This coming year I would love to collaborate with pattern designers on special projects.  I can create a signature color specific to your project or maybe even a special design.  Let’s work together!  Contact me at support@suncatchereyes.com and let’s talk.

Do you know of a designer who would be a good fit to collaborate with Suncatcher Craft Eyes?  Comment below and let me know.  I’d be happy to contact them.

 

Match the Movies: Kung Fu Panda 3

For this Match the Movies, we’re matching Kungfu Panda 3.

Mei Mei:

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Shimmer Purple:   Purple

Translucent Purple:    purple

Purple Radiance:  Purple radiance

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Monkey:

kungfu monkeyShimmer Sky Blue:  Sky

Translucent Sky Blue: Sky blue

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Ping:

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Shimmer Gold:  Gold

Translucent Gold:Gold

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Po:

kungfu poShimmer Green: Green

Opaque Ivy Green: .Ivy

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Master Shifu:kungfu master shifu

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Shimmer Gray Blue:   Gray blue

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Tigress:

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Translucent Orange:  Orange

Radiance Orange:orangex

Shimmer Orange:Shimmer Orange

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Viper:

kungfu viperTranslucent Aqua:  Aqua 

Shimmer Aqua:  Aqua

Opaque Neptune Blue:  Neptune blue

Would you like me to match a movie?  Comment below and let me know.

Glow-in-the-Dark Craft Eyes!

All glow-in-the-dark colors and sizes are in stock.  That’s 7 colors in sizes 6mm up to 40mm with round pupils and up to 24mm in cat/reptile eyes (oval pupils).

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Match the Movies: Pixar’s Inside Out, Character Eye Colors

Inside Out, the new Pixar movie, hit theaters yesterday with a cute and funny bunch of characters.  Here are some eye color suggestions for making your own dolls or amigurumi feelings.

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Copper Shimmer copper

Autumn brown Opaque autumn brown

Brown Translucent brown

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1disgust peridot Shimmer peridot

Neon green Opaque neon green

lime Translucent lime green

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1fear Purple Shimmer purple

purple Translucent purple

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1joySky blueTranslucent sky blue

Sky Shimmer sky blue

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sadnessBlue Shimmer blue

Blue Translucent blue

Blue Opaque blue

If you have any questions about any of the styles or colors of Suncatcher Craft Eyes, feel free to contact me anytime at support [at] suncatchereyes.com.

Happy crafting!

Big Holiday Giveaway Roundup

Big Holiday Giveaway

There have been hundreds of entries so far with only 3 days left to enter!  Here’s a roundup of all the Big Holiday Giveaway posts in one convenient spot.  You only have to enter once, so you’re all set if you’ve already entered.  This giveaway is so big that I’m giving extra time for everyone to get their entries in.  Winners will be chosen and contacted via email on Friday, November 21.

Day 1 – AmigurumiPatterns.net

Day 2 – Crochet Ole’

Day 3 – Forever Stitchin’

Day 4 – FreshStitches

Day 5 – Little Owls Hut

Day 6 – Little Yarn Friends

Day 7 – One and Two Company

Day 8 – PlanetJune

Do you have a favorite?  Comment below and let me know.  Did you like the way this giveaway was put together?  Let me know below what you think and if you have any ideas how I could make it better.

Check back often and follow this blog for lots more giveaways very soon.  You should see the pile of goofs I have stocked up for future giveaways!  (Not really goofs, I just paint the wrong size or the wrong color).  Plus there’s a collaboration special giveaway coming up soon too!

Big Holiday Giveaway (day 8) – PlanetJune!

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It’s the final day of featured designers in the Big Holiday Giveaway (you can still enter until 11/20/2014).  The final prize, kindly offered by June Gilbank of PlanetJune, is a pattern of the winner’s choice up to a $7 value.  Did you know June created the Amigurumi Discworld from the Terry Pratchett books?  Click on the Discworld below to read all about it.

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PlanetJune has more than just adorable (and some lifelike) amigurumi.  She also offers free patterns and crochet tutorials, everything from making a magic ring to invisible decreasing.  The tutorials are available in photos or video too!  My favorite part of her website is the Amigurumi Troubleshooter.  What a great idea!  It can help you figure out why your amigurumi isn’t coming out the way you thought it would.

PlanetJune also takes pattern commissions for new animals to be added to her animal patterns already available.  Make a pledge toward that animal’s pattern, and when it reaches the goal, June will create the pattern!  Ingenious!  Here are some commissions that have already been completed, and you can click on this photo to read more about her commissions:

Project1Visit the PlanetJune’s website and find her patterns on Etsy and Ravelry.  You can also follow PlanetJune on Facebook to keep up to date with all of her new patterns.


THE GIVEAWAY:

How the giveaway works: Below is the entry form. You can enter up to 18 times by visiting the websites and telling me which patterns you like the best or by visiting Facebook pages and leaving comments. That’s it. The links are included so it’s all a click away, just be sure to come back to include your response on the entry form (or it doesn’t count). You only need to complete the entry form once.

Eligibility: Everyone is eligible to enter. You don’t need to be on Facebook to enter. The only requirement is to visit each website and write in your entry the patterns you like the best.

Winner Selection: A total of 8 winners will be chosen on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7 pm EST (or thereabouts). Winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at random using Random.org. Each winner will receive one prize from each of the businesses involved in the giveaway along with a $10 gift code to Suncatcher Craft Eyes.

Big Holiday Giveaway (day 7) – One and Two Company

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We’re at day 7 of the Big Holiday Giveaway, and today’s featured designer is One and Two Company!  I know a lot of you are excited that this designer is joining us in the giveaway.  One and Two Company has generously offered 1 single pattern of the winner’s choice for 1 lucky winner!

One and Two Company not only offers super-cute patterns but has a workshop area on her blog featuring video crochet tutorials for:

All of these stitches will come in handy for making amigurumi, and the videos make it so easy to learn!

One and Two Company has so many cute patterns.  I’m loving that penguin!

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Visit the One and Two Company website, on Etsy, or on Ravelry.  You can also follow One and Two Company on Facebook to get all the latest news and new patterns.

THE GIVEAWAY:

How the giveaway works: Below is the entry form. You can enter up to 18 times by visiting the websites and telling me which patterns you like the best or by visiting Facebook pages and leaving comments. That’s it. The links are included so it’s all a click away, just be sure to come back to include your response on the entry form (or it doesn’t count). You only need to complete the entry form once.

Eligibility: Everyone is eligible to enter. You don’t need to be on Facebook to enter. The only requirement is to visit each website and write in your entry the patterns you like the best.

Winner Selection: A total of 8 winners will be chosen on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 7 pm EST (or thereabouts). Winners will be chosen by Random.org.

Prizes: Prizes will be awarded at random using Random.org. Each winner will receive one prize from each of the businesses involved in the giveaway along with a $10 gift code to Suncatcher Craft Eyes.