Amigurumi is the Japanese word for "knitted (or in my case, crocheted) stuffed toy." Here's my first attempt.
Worsted weight yarn in cream and pumpkin
Pearlized straight pins**
Pattern by Lionbrand.com, available here
I debated whether I should post the pictures of my finished product, since it's obviously not made that well/a little demented looking. Then I decided, what the heck. It makes me laugh every time I look at it, so that alone should earn it a spot on this blog.
And here it is...
My ugly-cute chick!
Hefa is the name :)
Check out the crazy looking beak :D
And here she is, looking like a winged banana...
Slam dunk? :D
Well, I hope Hefa's made you laugh, or at least have a little chortle.
*Polyfill is actually the "proper" stuffing for amigurumi. I didn't have any on hand, so I used what I did have - cotton balls - instead.
**Again, not exactly the "proper" material to use here. Basically, I decided to stick a couple of pins on the chick's head for the eyes because I was too lazy to sew the eyes on. Whatever works, right? :)