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Khyra on Aug 3, 20214 out of 5 stars
I think he is adorable and my little brother loves him so I think its an amazing gift thank you
ljmcle on Jun 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
I have a growing LoopyCat family because Joanne's work is always wonderful quality. Vincent, who was so very kindly accompanied by Mini Vinnie, is no exception. They are of course not really monsters. They are just misunderstood. Every stitch is perfect, and just the way Vincent and Mini Vinnie feel in one's hands and sit perfectly upright shows their solid construction. The quirky striped arms give them extra stability as well as looking great, and the well attached single tooth each has remind me that I need to go to the dentist!
ljmcle on Jan 27, 20215 out of 5 stars
Nigel is not a type of anything. Nigel just IS. I have a large collection of companions, yet most of my friends are voting Nigel as their favourite. Like my other LoopyCat creatures, Nigel is perfectly crafted, and his facial expression is the final unique touch.
Mandy on Jan 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Such a unique gift. Beautifully made. Prompt postage. So happy with our dinosaur twins.
ljmcle on Nov 30, 20205 out of 5 stars
Lambert is the second wonderful creature I have ordered from TheLoopyCat. Again, the stitching is perfect, and I love all the fine touches like Lambert's wool curls and little ears pointing off in different directions. Joanne added a fantastic crocheted apple stress ball as a gift, which was very kind.
ljmcle on Nov 16, 20205 out of 5 stars
I am so impressed by the fine stitching of my RB Cottontail, and the lovely little details like the belly button and the fact that even the eyes are stitched. It also arrived incredibly quickly, with a little bonus gift, both of which are so much appreciated.
N on Apr 2, 20205 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much! The stress bomb was beautifully crafted and I was extra spoiled because I was sent an extra one as she is no longer making them - which makes me sad because they are absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for swift delivery and a beautiful product & prezzie. <3
annmariefriend1 on Jan 31, 20195 out of 5 stars
Barney is just as beautiful and an absolutely charming crocheted critter. Together with Beatrice, they will be first birthday gifts for my friends much waited for,and adored twins. I can't say enough how impressed I am with the quality of these little crocheted critters. What a great little creative shop. Thank you so much. Cheers :-) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Creating with loops
I have always been creative, making things with my hands.
As a graphic designer (before computers), I got to design and produce many different things and after the birth of my two boys, I gave up full time work and started looking for other creative outlets.
My mother taught me to knit and crochet when I was at primary school. Many years of following patterns and making a variety of items I started to design simple knitted projects like scarves, jewellery and blankets.
I discovered the book "Hello My Name is Amineko" by Nekoyama and the world of Amigurumi (the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed yarn creatures) opened up to me.
I made many cats from patterns I purchased and donated them to cat rescue organisations for fundraising.
I have started to design my own Crocheted Critters for young children, working with quality yarns like merino wool, kid mohair and cotton. Bright colours, simple shapes and expressive faces make them idea for young children.
My amigurumi cats are not for sale in this shop, they are made for fundraising only.
In December 2017, I decided to redesign my Etsy jewellery store and sell my Crocheted Critters.
My shop's name “The Loopy Cat”, represents working with loops (knitting and crocheting) and I love cats!
Having a son who is a photographer (www.geoffharrisonphotography.com) solved the problem of trying to take quality photographs.
I keep coming up with new ideas and experimenting with different textures; sometimes they go into my shop and sometimes they sit in a box.
I hope you will revisit my shop in the future to see how things may have evolved.
I am a retired graphic designer who works with beautiful yarns and creates critters for children and adults who will cherish them for years. I also love cats.
I’m a retired graphic designer who loves to work with beautiful yarns. I make all items in my shop in a cat friendly, smoke free studio.
I design my Crocheted Critters and credit designers when a pattern is used.
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