Thursday, January 17, 2008

Happy 2008!

We're back! We had the greatest time in Uruguay (I'll post some pictures in Flickr if you want to take a look later). We needed the break huge time and the girls loved it.
I hope you had a great holiday season and that this new year is super crafty and healthy and nice.

anapaulaoli's started super nice:
I got featured in the Storque (Etsy's on-line newspaper type thing), and you can read the interview right here!
The pictures are kind of lame because I get all shy and uncomfortable when someone takes my picture and Franco wasn't making me smile like he should have ;) so I look all mad and in a bad mood (which I wasn't).
By the way, see the mess right next to me? Noone can ever sit there because the place is always full of yarn and plastic eyes and all the things I need!

And then I got the author's copy -it sounds oh-so-important, doesn't it? ;) of the book and I'm so happy with how it turned out, the pictures are adorable and it's all nice and shiny and it smells great (don't you love that new book smell?).

Oh, & the book people, who are super nice, sent me flowers!!!
I hadn't gotten flowers since forever, and I argued with the flower delivery guy for a while until he convinced me that they were in fact for me -and not for the girl upstairs, or the woman across the street, or some other Ana around the neighborhood :)

It's nice to be back. I'm working on a little order of Lucia dolls for Quiet Hours Toys & then I'm going to work on some new patterns. My notebook is full of ideas and I can't wait to start!
Big hug,


  1. Does that mean my pre-ordered copy will be shipping tomorrow?

    Guess not, huh?

    I can't wait to see it!!

  2. Welcome back, Ana! Congrats on the Etsy interview (and the book, of course).

    That picture of you on the sofa looks spookily similar to me when I crochet! I even tuck up my legs like that too. And we won't mention the mess of supplies I create :)

  3. Love the article! And don't worry, that bad-mood look is just concentration. I think most of us have one!

  4. Oh, that's such a sweet, funny story about the flowers. You're so deserving, and I cannot wait for that book to come to me. Hurry, hurry, hurry (remember the old Mervyn's commercial with the lady at the door saying, "O-pen, o-pen, o-pen?)! Here's hoping 2008 has even more goodness in store for you.

  5. Welcome back! I'm really looking forward to your book. Congratulations!

  6. Lovely little friends you creating and I will for sure get my hands on your book, it looks fantastic.

  7. Ana, it's so good to have you back! I've missed reading you! How lovely to finally be able to put a (sweet) face to your cute creations! Have a wonderful Sunday :)

  8. Ana,
    Me again, and I just has to say that the more I look at your little friends, the more I love them. Fabulous and fun.

  9. I'd never write to you, but i love your blog and your art work! (yes! you create pure art!). You are my inspiration in this world of amigurumis.
    I am so glad about you! flowers are precious gift for anybody! and you deserve it! *yeeeees! the smell of a new book is wonderfull!*
    Hope the best things for you in this new year that starts! :)

    Big big houg for you Ana! and thanks for all!


    P.D.: I perflectly understan your mess! and your face is seriusly not mad! ^_^U.

    P.D.2: Sorry about my english! my mother lenguage is Spanish! i try to do my best! kisses!

  10. Hi Ana! Love your patterns! My girlfriend and I are teaching ourselves how to crochet just so we can make your cute things!!!! Good luck with the book! Keep the cute things coming! Karen

  11. HI - I bought your book and it's great however was there a mistake with the cafe ole pattern? I'm trying to crochet it and I think it left off how many rounds to make the height of the cup. Thanks.

    Laura Begani

  12. I LOVE ALL YOUR PATTERNS. when i first started amigurumi i had a different book then yours and i was so frustrated and i gave up for a while then i tryed again and the bear i made was very sad but after finding your book and lots of mess ups i did it i made the best amigurumi things! i want to make a penguin for my papa and an owl for my bro. i have made the elephant and octopuss and pear from your book. I made the pear for a baby shower and she loved it. i cant wait to get your new book!


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