Have you ever heard of Amigurumi? It’s a unique Japanese art of creating tiny stuffed creatures using knitting and crocheting techniques. It’s can be a pretty difficult at first but once you learn how to do it, many find it a meditative process. Anastasia, a Russian artist that goes by @nansyoops on Instagram is amazing at amigurumi. Her tiny stuffed animals and fairy creatures are so cute and adorable that you’ll immediately want to get yourself some. Unfortunately, Anastasia has temporarily closed commissions but she doesn’t mind sharing her techniques and telling you the secrets on how to make the best amigurumi creatures ever. On her Instagram page, you’ll find not only the photos of her creations but also mini-tutorials and videos that show you how you can make similar things. You can also buy her unique amigurumi patterns on Etsy and therefore be able to recreate these at home. Here are just a few of her works that we just needed to share with you.
1. First of all,
looks at these cute amigurumi animals that can fit in the palm of
your hand. They’re just so cuddly. We’re pretty sure every kid
would appreciate a tiny teddy bear or a fox and a racoon friend.
2. This tiny
dragon is melting our heart. This is cuteness overload in the best
way possible. And the little set that the artist created for the
photo is just so precious.
can fully appreciate how tiny Anastasia can make her little
creatures. Look, that little dragon is sitting on her fingertip. It’s
the tiniest thing ever. 4. Makes you wish
you could have a tiny studious lion that would do homework with you,
or is it just me? The attention to detail in this one is just
incredible. 5. These tiny
guys are so precious we just can’t contain ourselves. We have no
idea what one does with these except take cute pictures and proudly
display them on a shelf, but that’s a totally valid reason to get
some. 6. This tiny
bunny even got his own personal island with a patch of grass and some
plants. Is that an animal crossing reference? Or are we imagining
things? 7. These tiny
koalas are just the best. And also appreciate the fact that Anastasia
created a little set for this photoshoot for them. It’s like
building a little world for your tiny creations. Take you back to
your childhood, doesn’t it? 8. Sunflowers and
unicorns all the way. That’s exactly the kind of world we want to
escape to right now. One way ticket, please. 9. A tiny mouse on a block of cheese and a little fox sitting on a tree in the forest, what else coil you possibly wish for?