And so it begins..

Well I’ve just spent an incredibly mundane hour scrolling through multiple template sites in the attempt to find the ‘perfect’ template for my new blog. I have since discovered that it does not exist as even if my HTML skills were more sufficient than the occasional , I would still be unable to create the ‘perfect’ template. An incredibly cute template featuring a mammoth almost won this attempt; Along with many other various cute cartoonish templates. The age old debate; stylish or cute. I guess my fetish for the black, white and red combination has won out which should in no way be taken to be a reference to any kind of sporting team.

This hour worth of browsing for templates has followed an entire afternoon of browsing through amigurumi patterns online. One hundred and forty pages of amigurumi patterns.. and WOW there are some incredible ones out there. I've recently discovered Ravelry and the incredible talent that is showcased there! Most noteworthy I believe are the talents of one Mia Zamora Johnson. I've purchased the pattern for her little Luke in dinosaur costume. When it arrives I'll give it a go and see what happens.. HOWEVER I am not known for possessing a great deal of patience so I may never actually finish it.

So! Being that this is my first blog post, i guess i should talk a little about me.. I'm a 23 year old who has very recently left uni but that is a long story in itself. I work two jobs, neither of which take up much of my time (hence my ability to spend all day online in search of amigurumi patterns and the 'perfect' template). The more interesting of the two jobs is a small business with my wonderful mum in which we produce crochet beanies for sale online and in various local markets. Most of the work is done by mum but there are a couple of designs that I produce for it;

I produce these in a variety of colours and I'm quite proud of them. Its a fairly simple design but they've proven to be quite popular. The main issue i have is in locating bulk buttons for the center of the flowers as ideally i want the same button in multiple colours.

Along with these beanies, I also produce self covered button accessories. A range i call '2pm at the button factory' which will be available from a website as soon as I can be bothered properly photographing them. The site has been 'under construction' for quite some time now and will be for the forseeable future lol

Anyway, that's me. Hopefully someone has made it to the end of this blog without falling asleep. Comments more than welcome, as I'm not entirely sure I've gotten this whole blog thing right.. I might go and browse a few for some tips and try again tomorrow =)

Until then.

♥ Amanda