tami sanders * paper crafter

tami sanders is a paper crafter that teaches locally and does design work for a few companies…

hello kitty crochet by mei li lee

guess who was born in 1974, just turned 40, is a global sensation and doesn’t look a day over 5?

i’ll give you a hint… it’s a she…

she is often quoted as saying “you can never have too many friends”…

she’s feline… and she’s white…

give up?

it’s HELLO KITTY!

she first appeared on a coin purse and now she and her friends are featured on thousands of products produced and marketed by Sanrio.

author MEI LI LEE shares her love of Hello Kitty and friends in her new book titled: HELLO KITTY CROCHET by Quirk Books

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Mei Li Lee describes the world of Hello Kitty as “kawaii”, which roughly translates to “cute”. and what better word to describe Hello Kitty and her friends?!

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the toys in this book are called AMIGURUMI, which in Japanese means dolls that are knitted or crocheted. the book includes patterns for over 2 dozen characters, which range in cuteness from super cute to adorably, awesomely CUTE!

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you’ll find Hello Kitty herself as well as Hello Kitty dressed in various costumes like Tuxedosam…

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Hello Kitty’s Family…

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Hello Kitty’s friends Monkichi…

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and tomboy Kuromi – which i plan to make for my niece who is a BIG Hello Kitty fan {and a tomboy!}…

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many of the characters come with cute little accessory items too! which adds to the fun!

the book is also laid out in a very nice, clean, organized fashion with clear headings and directions.

Mei Li starts with “A Basket of Supplies” which lists and describes everything that you will need to gather to make the dolls…

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she then describes in words and pictures a few special techniques and stitches you need to practice and learn…

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Mei Li also includes more hints and techniques that will help you learn how to make your dolls look as good as her sample dolls do…

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all patterns are marked with a skill level so if you are a beginner you can start off with an easier pattern. veteran crocheters can start off with more challenging projects. the material lists are clear and concise as are the directions and steps for making the pieces and putting together the dolls…

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the book also includes a link where you can view video tutorials by the author, Mei Li Lee, and download some bonus patterns.

the projects in this book would make ideal gifts or stocking stuffers, and you’ll have plenty of time to make BUNCHES for friends and family if you start NOW! and the book itself is a fabulous gift idea for a Hello Kitty fan and crafter.

you can shop for this book with options for internet as well as local sales by clicking on “SHOP FOR THIS BOOK” on the Quirk Book site: QUIRK BOOKS – HELLO KITTY CROCHET

ja, mata ne! {my son is taking japanese and assures me this is the “correct” goodbye! hope he’s right!}

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