Many things make me happy; spending time with my family, crocheting, scrap-booking, cooking and crafting in general just to name a few.

My devotion this morning reminded me that I can be happy no matter what happens if I look at every problem from God’s perspective and never let what other people say or do control my happiness.

“You have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it” Philippians 1:29 & 30 (NLT)

Amigurumi is one of my favorite things to crochet!!  The bits and pieces can be tedious but it’s so rewarding once they all come together.  THEN the best part is giving the amigurumi characters to someone.  Anyone who has ever received an amigurumi item from me has loved it and seeing their joy makes me happy! 

If you have never tried amigurumi, I encourage you to give it a try.  Start with something simple and don’t get discouraged. There are many amigurumi crochet pattern books and lots of video tutorials.  My favorites are the Zoomigurumi series since they provide patterns from a variety of designers.  Here are a few of my favorite amigurumi crochet pattern books: