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About Artisan Crafts / Hobbyist Phillip HaMale/Canada Recent Activity
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Suicune Amigurumi (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Suicune Amigurumi (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 4 0 Axolotl Crochet Amigurumi by SirPurlGrey Axolotl Crochet Amigurumi :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 7 3 Pokemon Legendary Birds (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Pokemon Legendary Birds (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 24 3 Pancham Crochet Amigurumi by SirPurlGrey Pancham Crochet Amigurumi :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 18 9 Torchic Crochet Amigurumi by SirPurlGrey Torchic Crochet Amigurumi :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 8 2 White Rabbit by SirPurlGrey White Rabbit :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 32 6 Meowth (Crochet Amigurumi) by SirPurlGrey Meowth (Crochet Amigurumi) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 15 1 Plusle and Minun (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Plusle and Minun (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 21 5 TMNT Crochet Amigurumi (Pattern) by SirPurlGrey TMNT Crochet Amigurumi (Pattern) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 66 10 Lemmy Koopa (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Lemmy Koopa (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 41 10 Lemmy Crochet (WIP) by SirPurlGrey Lemmy Crochet (WIP) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 6 11 Mega Charizard Y (Crochet WIP) by SirPurlGrey Mega Charizard Y (Crochet WIP) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 7 6 Mega Charizard X (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Mega Charizard X (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 14 4 Ursula (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Ursula (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 57 26 Vegeta (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Vegeta (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 9 3 Goku (Crochet) by SirPurlGrey Goku (Crochet) :iconsirpurlgrey:SirPurlGrey 21 9


shiny whimsicott for NefariousElentir by MasterPlanner shiny whimsicott for NefariousElentir :iconmasterplanner:MasterPlanner 213 57 Oogie Boogie Crochet Plush by Tofe-lai Oogie Boogie Crochet Plush :icontofe-lai:Tofe-lai 197 52 Dragon 2.0 by Alicia1018 Dragon 2.0 :iconalicia1018:Alicia1018 50 12 Puppycat by SBuzzard Puppycat :iconsbuzzard:SBuzzard 292 60 Coffee the shy kitten by swallowtt Coffee the shy kitten :iconswallowtt:swallowtt 82 27 Crochet Zigzagoon by ArtisansShadow Crochet Zigzagoon :iconartisansshadow:ArtisansShadow 109 63 Heracross Crochet Plush by First-Mate-Kate Heracross Crochet Plush :iconfirst-mate-kate:First-Mate-Kate 59 11 Blastoise by WuMeDesign Blastoise :iconwumedesign:WuMeDesign 4 0 Butterfree by TheSmall-Stuff Butterfree :iconthesmall-stuff:TheSmall-Stuff 221 48 Kirby Blanket WIP Part 2 by coincollect408 Kirby Blanket WIP Part 2 :iconcoincollect408:coincollect408 29 16 Fierce by mochillery Fierce :iconmochillery:mochillery 149 16 Girafarig Amigurumi Teenie Beanie by TheHarley Girafarig Amigurumi Teenie Beanie :icontheharley:TheHarley 258 66 Squirtle WIP by aphid777 Squirtle WIP :iconaphid777:aphid777 20 15



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Phillip Ha
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
By day, I'm a high school math teacher. By night (or whenever I have free time really), I'm a video game nerd that knits, crochets, and spins yarn.

Most of the stuff that I make is knitted or crocheted using my own patterns (because I'm terrible at following patterns) and is usually going to be from some nerd fandom.

Keep up to date with my creations on Instagram (at)sirpurlgrey!
I apologize if the following journal entry is a bit lame and whiny but I just need some avenue to let out some thoughts.

I've been feeling super discouraged lately. 

Since I learned how to crochet last summer, I have fallen in love with the craft and that I get to meld it with my other love, Pokémon. I am also thrilled at how surprised and happy it makes people, whether they are friends or strangers, when they see the critters that I've made. 

But there are a few things that have really put a damper on my creativity and motivation. Under the pressure of many people telling me that I should sell them, I created an Etsy shop. While I have had several satisfied customers, some experiences have really kicked my ass. There have been some hurtful criticisms from some customers that I just don't need in my life.

For my amigurumi, even though what I make is inspired by my favorite Pokémon, they're not always the most accurate representations. I began taking commissions here and there and for more complex orders, I promised only to be able to try and then I would let the customer decide if they would still like to buy it. Many customers were nice about it but I started to lose the joy in what I was doing. With these commissions came expectations that I was afraid I could not fulfill.

The reason I finally got off my ass and made the Etsy shop was when I was sitting in a cafe where a child came by with her mom and asked if she could buy the Chespin that I made. I didn't charge much because seeing how happy it made the girl was the most rewarding feeling in the world. To know that there's a 3 year old kid that has something one-of-a-kind that will be played with and loved as a childhood heirloom is the most I could ask for. That's what I wanted every sale I made to feel like. 

I wish I could say that it has been that awesome since I've started selling on Etsy. I'm just bummed out that some people don't seem to understand that making these things takes a lot of time and effort because I'm coming up with my own patterns and sometimes I am not skilled enough to please them. 

I'm going to have to take a break. I want to make Pokémon because it makes me happy. Instead I had started doing it to try and please others who don't appreciate it at all.


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Erwin0859 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
Happy birthday~ ! :hug: :D :cake:
AmandaJayne00 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello! I hope you don't mind my posting on your page today! I'd like to invite you to a brand new group; Pop Culture Crochet. I'd love to make this group a hub for all things crochet with a pop culture spin and I think some of your items would find the perfect home there.
 :happybounce:  Please, help me get this group off the ground!
c0ke-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy b-day
Erwin0859 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Happy birthday~ ! :hug: :D :cake:
RoxyFierce Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Keep up the great work!Love  Your dolls are so clean and adorable and give others inspiration!Clap 
Diticla Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Hello!.I want the pattern of Pikachu , how can I get it ? Thank you so much
linuxita Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
haww :D lovely amigurumis!! thank youuu
Soulful-Creations Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your gallery is full of stunning pieces!
I love them all!
I'm definitely watching you from now on!
Butterflower45 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya! Where do I find the pattern for your Yoshi. It's the best I've found, but I can't seem to find the pattern. Thanks
SirPurlGrey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter…

There's a link to my Etsy page in the info section. You can purchase my pattern there.
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