Check out these sweetly magical amigurumis…
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Cynthia: Hi Lovely Readers! We are so excited that Sharon from Ami Amour will be exhibiting at CatCon this year.
I met Sharon almost three years ago at the LA Feline Film Festival when I was an overenthusiastic newbie blogger covering cat fashion. I saw Sharon and her friend, lurched at them, ohhing and ahhing over their cute cat attire, and begged for a photo while hysterically waving my official press badge at them in hopes of seeming… well… more official than I was acting.
Marcy: Officially nuts.
Cynthia: Instead of running away from me – like a normal person would do when confronted by an insane cat person – she engaged in conversation! And, told me about her awesome amigurumi business.
Marcy: What’s an amigurumi? Can I kill it?
penelope kitten (squeaking): yum. sounds tasty.
Cynthia: No no… An amigurumi is a crocheted or knitted stuffed animal. It’s a centuries old Japanese art that is gaining in popularity here in the States.
Cynthia: Sharon is an expert amigurumi maker. She even creates her own patterns. And, she’s bringing her clowder of cat amis to CatCon!
Cynthia: Aren’t they adorable?
penelope kitten (squeaking): totes adorbs.
Marcy (sniffing): I only think something’s adorable if I can kill it and eat it.
Just then, Penelope spies Ami Amour’s soot sprites in her Etsy store.
penelope kitten: gasp! it’s me. it’s little penelopes.
Cynthia: No, those aren’t kittens. Those are soot sprites. Soot sprites are magical dust bunnies who squeak, and are helpful, and eat candy.
Cynthia (reconsidering): Hunh…I guess they are like little Penelopes.
penelope kitten (decisively): please bring me back 500.
penelope kitten: yeah yeah. i’m amassing my army.
Cynthia: You’re amassing an… army?
penelope kitten: an army of helpful sweet squeaky soots.
to magically makeover the whole world.
Cynthia: They do look good on shoes..
Marcy: Or on a piece of toast.
*Ami Amour will be at Table TT50 at CatCon
August 12 + 13
Pasadena Convention Center
or, check out her Etsy store for cats and other amazing amigurumi animals.
*And, come by our Marcy Very Much table to say “hi and/or meow”. We’re at TT43.
My favorite is the black cat with the very big eyes but they are all adorable. CatCon will be such fun. It will not be easy keeping your credit card reigned in.
Oh I know! I’m putting up my CatCon Shopping List post in a few days. I’t going to be scary!
These are great! It’s amazing how expressive they are. And I love those soot sprites. Am I too old to put them on my shoes?
Never too old to wear soot sprites on your shoes!
Ermahgerd! These little crochet critters are the cutest! I had no idea they had an officially name or history. Amigurumi it is, then! And the soot sprite shoe toppers are fantastic! I just bought a trio of fluffy pom poms to put on my pumps. These would be a way to show my love of Spirited Away!
I can’t wait to see the pom poms on your pumps! I love this trend! So sweet…
Oh my GOD how adorable is her stuff?! You’re not gonna be able to walk away without getting at least one thing from her, are you? I mean, I wouldn’t be! Soot Sprite shoes in your future? XD
Oh my gosh – it’s even more adorable in person! I managed to get her last Soot Sprite! A pic with Penelope will hopefully be up on IG soon!