Posted by charliebenn
>So, I’m having a little bit of a delemma. As you all (should) know by now, I have started to “amigurumi”, that is, for the better part of 4 months I think now, I have started a new hobby lol. Amigurumi is a type of crocheting, used to make small, cute, and fast little dolls in anything from food to video game character. You name it, someone has done it. Now, my delemma.
As with all crafts that are online, there is a collection of paid patterns and what-not, and a someone smaller collection of free things.
Rob has tasked me with making all of the Pokemon, which is slightly daunting yet oh-so encouraging in it’s own right, as well as supplementing those some 600 dolls with different ones as well. I made mushrooms for a pincushion, he stole it. I made a fried egg as a replacement pin cushion, and am guarding it with my life from his devilish clutches.
Here is the problem. As in the case of the Pokemon amis, there is a SERIOUS lacking in patterns, which not only makes my life harder, but I’ve noticed others online also frustrated. Always the optimist however, I create my own. I’ve gotten lots of compliments and suggestions from them, and I am definitley getting better than I was starting out.
This is my question: down the road, does anyone think that I should post my patterns? My reasoning was that of course those of my friends that are interested in crocheting and amigurumi would then be able to have my patterns from here. My other thought was that the ever-constant hum of marketablity in the back of my head…may in turn make my blog more searchable in search engines. I’ve already had a blast typing my labels into Google and seeing where I was lol.
I guess the point of this post was to ask if anyone would like some input in my decision process….oh, also to prove that I can infact remember to blog everyday like I used to lol. I was checking my usual blogs earlier this morning and realizing just how hard it must be to keep up with it. Most of the ones that I read haven’t updated in a couple weeks, especially the ones I read for pattern ideas. So that’s another reason I wanted to formally ask you guys, as I am now noticing that most of these people will NOT be around forever, and maybe I can enter the world of online patterns, and possibly find my little corner of cypber-space and be somewhat successful at it as well?
Long-term, I do have this awkwardly worded dream of becoming the Canadian Martha, and maybe someday evolve this tiny blog into a lifestyle destination…encompassing all of my interests, not just the amigurumi thing. I still intend on keeping you aprised of my gardening, cooking, making fun of Rob-ing, doodling and being just me!
Hopefully it will all come together someday. But maybe it won’t, and that still seems fun in a stupid way! In any case, go have a mug of hot chocolate and curl up in bed folks!