I've been incredibly impressed with the creativity and flair demonstrated by ami2u subscribers in customising the projects to suit them. It's OK to vary, adapt and adjust projects to suit your preferences and tastes - or just because you want to be a bit different from the crowd. Here's some examples of what our subscribers have done to inspire you to customise your ami.
One of the easiest ways to add your own touch is to change the colour of the project - whether that's the whole item or the features and accessories. Wendy Mead chose to use black instead of pink for her polar bear - what a difference it makes! Catherine Lannez also made a smaller, pink version of 'Promise' that shows how different colours create a new look.
Another switch you can make is to change the gender of the project. Joe Radley turned 'Pearl' the Polar Bear into 'Paddy' - look how cute he is!! Alternatively you could make a gender-neutral version.
Another way to add your touch is to add extra details to the project to make it yours. Joe Radley also amended her 'Promise' by adding a cute choker using leftover ribbon and the stitch marker in January's box.
Change the Features
As well as adding a super cute pearl necklace to her 'Promise', Kelly Chapman changed the hair on her fairy to suit her preference. Hair can be easily changed by changing colour or style.
Make a radical change by throwing out the rule book and going down a totally new road. We love this version of the Polar Bear! Inspired by an accident with a safety eye, this bear has turned into a one-eyed bruiser! Well done Ravyn Zoey Angel on a totally original approach.
We love all your projects
The polar bears and fairies that followed the pattern are just as gorgeous - that's why we have a club member's gallery to showcase all your wonderful work. Have a look at the projects in the gallery here.
Hi, I'm Jess - the founder and creator of ami2u. I have been crocheting for a number of years and particularly love amigurumi. I co-admin a local crochet group with over 700 members (Norfolk Crochet Club). I have a background in business and project management.