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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WIPW: Week 2

Well...I have a new project this week. I have not finished up the bat ornament from last weeks WWIP, but I am close. I will post the fo soon...I promise.

Now on to my latest WIP:


1st of I will state that I am def a product of the 80's...what does that mean you ask? Well I tend to love all things totally cheezy and rad including 80's cartoons. If you are like me you might agree that cartoons today just aren't the same as they were in the 80's. Now don't get me wrong I LOVE me a good animated feature, including anime, esp if it is from Studio Ghibli. I am just saying that some recent cartoons just don't do it for me.

Ahh...the Saturday morning Cartoon. Thinking back to my youth there wasn't a week that went by when I was growing up that I did not wake up on Saturday morning to start my weekend off with a daily dose of cheezeball cartoons, and frankly I miss them...From Fraggle Rock and Rainbow Brite, to He-Man and The Smurfs; From Gummi Bears and Transformers, to Inspector Gadget and even Jem! Wow! I feel like I just got hit head on by a virtual Mack truck of nostalgia! So....I came up with the idea this week to go back in my little time machine.

My 1st project in my line of 80's cartoon Amigurumi is the ever-immortal "Papa Smurf." I figure what better place to start than with the 542 year old leader of the smurf village!

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And now on to the project:

1. Light blue worsted weight yarn
2. Red worsted weight yarn
3. White worsted weight yarn
4. White Felt
5. Black Felt
6. Salmon/pink Felt
7. Felt Glue
8. Poly/Fiber Fill
9. Embroidery Needle
10. 2-10mm black safety eyes
11. 3 pipe cleaners

Using the light blue yarn I created a basic Amigurumi head in the round. Before my final decreases I added 2 small 10mm black safety eyes. Then I stuffed the head and fastened off. Here is the progress so far:

'Papa Smurf' head with safety eye detail


I fashioned 2 basic amigurumi ears in the round. Pretty basic. I will need to wait until I finish all the head details before I can attach the ears, but here is a pic of them:
Papa Smurf' ears

Well...that is it so far. I am super excited about this project. If you would like to follow the project closer and for more details on patterns and materials used please check me out on Ravelry! If you have any suggestions or comments I would love to hear it!


  1. OH MY GOD! I am soooo a product of the 80's too. Did you ever watch the Snorks? They were on USA around the time Jem was on. I can't wait to see your Papa Smurf!

  2. Sure did! I have a whole list of things I wanna I said I was overcome with nostalgia and now I can't wait to make an army of 80's toons. I am glad you like.

  3. Awesome! Yes, cartoons these days are ok, but they don't compare to our gool ol' days (the 80's and early 90's!)! I can't wait to see Papa Smurf's beard!!!! Good job!

  4. yeah...just finished the hat, nose, tail, and working on the arms now. I am not sure if I am gonna crochet the beard or use felt for it. I have never crocheted a beard before so it might be tricky. Well see!

  5. Papa Smurf is going to be so cute! Very creative!

  6. hehe I remember the Smurfs!! I grew up watching them. After Papa Smurf you should make Daisy Smurf! THere's a Smurfs movie coming out... it doesn't look very good =(

  7. I love the smurfs!!! can't wait to see papa smurf :)

  8. can't wait to see how this turns out

  9. Thanks all! I worked diligently last nite to make some real progress. I might even be able to finish him up today! Exciting.