Stuffing For Brains

Easter rolled around and I wanted to make my first holiday themed ami. I actually found the pattern for this egg somewhere on the internet, and I don't really remember where anymore. The pattern was a bit wonky, though, it had a few errors in it. The basket, though, I made up the pattern for.
I had this grand scheme that I was going to make eggs in all different colors and little baskets to go with them, doing little ribbons in complementary colors. Like most things when I'm crocheting, the ideas are often grander than the outcome. I only made a couple eggs, in the end (which I don't think I ever even photographed) and I think I only made the one basket. But I am in love with the basket I did make. In fact, here's a close up of it!
Those stitches are so awesome... they so resemble an actual woven basket. At least, to me. This is the same texture I use for cupcake tops and the reason I really like working in the back loops only.

I know this yarn is the same as the yarn used for the hedgehog, but I still don't remember what brand or color it was. :/ Sorry! The yarn for the egg, however, is Caron Simply Soft Brites, Rose Violet.

This egg and basket were made in April of 2009.
In the library I work at, we have a lot of crochet books, but not a lot with amigurumi patterns in them (well, we do now, but we didn't when I started making them). One book we have in the kid's section is called Kid's Crochet, by Kelli Ronci, with patterns for pillows, scarves and things -- but also a couple dolls and cute little cupcakes! The cupcake pattern was actually intended to be a pincushion, but I just made them for decoration. The pattern had little bead sprinkles and maybe a cherry on top, but I just put eyes on and left it at that!

The purple one was for my mom and the green one was for one of my friends.
I was experimenting with textures when I made these guys. The green one's frosting was in my, at this point, standard texture. I made the purple one second, and decided to turn it inside out to use this neat swirly pattern that looked very frosting-like look to them. Every other cupcake after that was made with the swirly frosting texture.

The other thing I really like about these little guys was the yarn used for the cupcake portion of them. The moment I saw it in the store, I was like, "Oh man! This is totally like funfetti cake mix!" I had to buy it and make a cupcake out of it. So I did. ^_^

Caron Simply Soft Brites - Limelight
Caron Simply Soft Brites - Grape
Caron Simply Soft Tweed - White