Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Kitty Handbag Here At Last!


Several months ago, when I first discovered the world of amigurumi, I came upon this photo of a bunny hand bag. I thought it was just too cute and have been dieing to make it since that day. However, no pattern. This past weekend I finally got my butt over to Japantown and was so dissappointed with the amigurumi craft book selection at the bookstore (there were only two there! And neither with the handbag pattern). I came home ever more determined though. And finally, here it is! My own kitty handbag! It turned out a lot better than I expected. It was probably a good idea afterall that I waited this long to tackle the project. Now with all my experience from making Aminekos it was much easier to imagine the pattern. "Roadkill Kitty" is about 10.5" long. His bag body can fit a cell phone, keys, and a small card holder. I actually fit my Casio Exilim in there. This is my prototype. The next one will be lined, hopefully. haha Hope you all like it! A couple more photos can be found at my Flickr.

15 comments:

dancingdishes said...

The picture from your post on March 2, you have a magnetic alphabet up, my son has the same one!! He got it for x-mas. I really like Roadkill. I thinkI may add this to my project wishlist. You know, one of those lists you have, the 'someday, I'm gonna make this' lists! Very cute!! Very cute indeed!

dancingdishes said...

Hey....Do you live near SF? If so, can you tell me what bookstore you went to? I'm going to Japantown in SF on Friday. I was hoping to find an amigurumi book there.... any help would be soo much appreciated!
Thanks!
~Dishes

hellokitty435 said...

totally original and adorable!! Pattern hints?

Amigurumi Girl said...

Pattern hints? Amineko all around, baby! The head is exactly amineko. The ears I did to 16 instead of 14. The mouth is amineko style just tied in the middle to make it dimple. The body was a flat piece and the bottom separate circle. So, the body was like ch 36 then work even for a few rows. The decrease to 24. etc. The bottom is worked in rounds to 36 and then one row even and attached to the flat body piece by scs. Perhaps I’ll put a pattern up someday soon. Tee hee.

sarahsriffs said...

You have made an original...at least the pattern is :D And he's gorgeous! I love the colors!! The red sweater worked out perfectly for the flash of color!and the dimples...teehee! Another Amigurumi Girl Star Creation!

sarahsriffs said...

P.S. This has developed into an awesome website!

Jenn said...

wow! u gonna put up the pattern!
I love your desgin!

Alina Chau said...

These are tooo CUTE!! PRETTY too!!

Anonymous said...

yuck!!!!the other picture with the bunny isnt dead....
total dissappointment
bummer...
depressing
need i say more????

Amigurumi Girl said...

hahaha well, to each his own. sorry you don't like it. there are plenty of "alive" creatures here as well. (^_^)v

Jenn said...

hi,
R u gonna put up a pattern for roadkill kitty i love it and wanna make one for myself.

Amigurumi Girl said...

stay tuned for possible pattern or more hints. Roadkill Kitty may be turning into a sort of "trademark" haha, but I'll be sure to keep you posted. i did give some pattern hints earlier (see above). (^-^)v

Jenn said...

hi,
I love the bag i was thinking of making the body in rounds up to the part where i want open i will not connect it i finish off with 2rws of dec and attach the head.The body part that i did not connect will be the opening of my bag i then add on the snap on and that will keep it close do u think that will work? i havent tried it but if u want to let me know how it comes out. i'm probably gonna try out that way tomorrow. thanks for the tip on how to start the bag. jenn

wicket said...

I have a silly question but how did you do the ears? I am trying to make a kitty(look and learn kinda thing) for my daughter and I am having one heck of a time with the ears? BTW great Rk kitty! That is adorable!

sarah e said...

for your "roadkill kitty" are the white parts of his mouth separate? i was thinking of making a handbag like that and like the way you did the mouth, but wasnt sure if it was separate or not. i suppose i will just have to do a "trial and error" type thing...