I am back after a few days visiting my folks in Ohio. We were thankful for a safe trip and having seen some very cool sights around New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. I took a zillion pictures LOL! However, I am back and ready to write about a great designer! Amy McC Anderson has designed some amazingly adorable patterns for children and I am loving it!
Amy McC Anderson is a wife, mom, crochet designer, blogger, and loves to cook. She's been very gracious in offering her patterns with the world. (something I'm not brave enough to do.) She has created some of the most adorable Blanket Buddies (or Lovies) that I have ever seen, among other perfect designs for children. She uses her Spicy Tuesday Crafts "Blogger" platform (Since 2010), and Ravelry to share what she has designed.
I made my first lovies/Blanket Buddies, with the help of my daughter. They turned out super cute. I've not made a stuffed toy since requiring reading glasses. Something about making those little toy pieces just doesn't work for me. However, I think Blanket Buddies are such a cute idea! Stuffed toy AND blanket all in one! (this way I only have to make the basic blanket, toy head, and arms LOL) Amy Anderson has several collections of various themed blanket buddies. FIRST however, she's careful to give Briana Olsen the credit for the basic lovey design. Briana Olsen is the proprietress of Bowtykes and graciously gave Amy Anderson permission to use the basic shape/design. Amy Anderson took the Blanket Buddy in a whole new direction. I LOVE her work. I can really only cover a minute portion of Amy Anderson's work because the totality is huge. :) There are storybook type Blanket Buddies, superhero/comics type Blanket buddies, and animal type Blanket Buddies. Something for everyone! Whether you need a quick gift for a birthday party or you want to do a gift that is a little more involved, (never fear there are notes to assist) Amy Anderson has something for every skill level at Spicy Tuesday Crafts.
Storybook Blanket Buddies (so many, so little time):
I am always looking for cute kids patterns! Because I specialize in making children/baby clothes and accessories it is always fun to cruise Ravelry or my fav. blogs looking for a way to kick my knitting and crocheting up a notch. Besides the Blanket Buddies there are a few really overwhelmingly, squee-worthy, cute blankets.
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