From Anamaria Androne and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.
“I am Anamaria Androne, the founder & craft artist at the online shop & blog Merique Crochet. I have a formal education in Architecture and Urban Planning in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the experience that helped me to have a correct and special perspective over shape, space and proportions. I am also a freelance artist (traditional painting, digital painting and graphic design), a talent that offered me the possibility of exercising my sense of color and composition. During my years as an architecture student, I gained important skills in model making and my passion for crafts soon emerged.
In 2010, I fell in love with crochet and the Japanese technique amigurumi and I have been crocheting ever since. I first saw a little amigurumi chick on a popular portfolio website and fell in love with it – How can I make one of my very own? Soon enough, I had a crochet hook in my hand and I started learning the technique from on-line sites.
I am usually inspired by famous and beloved characters in cartoons, T.V. shows, animations, but I also love to experiment with my own ideas and bring them to “life”. I mostly love crocheting little characters, but I occasionally make accesiories of all kinds, but with a cute twist.
All I do, I do it for the love of crochet, the love of craft, and most of all to bring a little bit of sunshine in your day and warmth in your heart, by making cute little “creatures” with my own two hands and transcend the limits of my imagination – a small piece of my soul in your hands. The main message of my work – share the love and make the heart smile. My creations are not very big – they are no taller than 20 cm, and most of all, they are more than toys. They are collectibles, gestures of care, love, and happiness.”