Everything from ladybug ottomans (left) to cheerful cloud pillows fill the pages of Ana Paula Rímoli’s brand new book, Amigurumi at Home—along with plenty of tips for bringing smiles to your living space.
Ana designed many of the projects in Amigurumi at Home to pull double duty. They’re adorable and huggable, as amigurumi are, but they’re also happily functional. Take a look at a few of Ana’s favorite oh-so-useful projects.
Keep Feet Happy and Warm
“Our little dogs, Santiago and Federico, are not allowed upstairs because of my daughter Oli’s allergies, but I’ve always thought it’d be amazingly comforting to have one of them sleep on my feet in the winter. So I made these Dog and Cat Foot Warmers for the end of the girls’ beds—it will NOT be the same at all, but at least their feet will be extra warm.”
See more bedtime amigurumi, including a Robot Pajama Holder that doubles as a foot warmer, in Amigurumi at Home.
Tote Anything: Books, Toys, or Yarn
“My girls Oli and Martina love to read, which is great. But what’s not so great is that whenever they bring their books downstairs, they forget to put them back in their bookcases. I figured it was time to do something about this mess, so I made a basket and added the mushroom in the middle. This way they can put their books inside and take it upstairs to put everything back in its place. You could also use it for magazines or toys, or my favorite, lots of yarn!”
Need more organization? Check out more cute catch-all characters in Amigurumi at Home.
Make Chores a Little More Fun
“This one’s for your kitchen! My relationship with dishwashing is definitely complicated. It’s not about the amount of dirty things piled in the sink, or the time of day, or my mood—sometimes I just do not want to wash dishes. Period. Still, I’m positive that a smiling cup will make it a lot easier on the ‘hate days.’ ”
(Finished size of “Little Teacup Rug,” right: approx. 13″ x 19″.)
How about a cute rug for your playroom, living room, or bedroom? Check out more happy rugs in Amigurumi at Home.
You can get your copy of Amigurumi at Home right now at ShopMartingale.com! And remember that when you buy the book, you’ll get the eBook version for FREE right away. Happy nesting!
Which room in your house could use a happy new accessory? Tell us in the comments and you could win an eBook copy of Amigurumi at Home! We’ll pick the winner one week from today and notify you by email if you win.