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November 20, 2008

New Colors

I've been working on a new color collection for some time now and I've finally settled on the shimmering metallics I like best! I may add more ;) I've seperated the original 3 metallic colors (gold, silver & copper) from the opaque color chart and added them to this NEW chart. Metallic gold is now called "New Gold". In addition to the rainbow of bright metallic colors, I'm offering a few brand new choices in metallic browns and a metallic gunmetal gray.

All of these new colors are available in all of the 10 round pupil sizes as well as the 5 oval cat pupil sizes. When time permits, I'll be adding these choices to all of the listings for my "made to order" packs. In the meantime, you can contact me on Etsy for a package that meets your needs.

November 5, 2008

Speckles, Spots & Polka Dots

Custom Requests are always fun and after filling an order for a few polka dot eyes, I thought I'd list a few packs in the shop...

The orange yellow pack has a leopard cheetah -ish look. The pink, mint and white pack reminds me of a 50's sock hop ;D

These packs are 18mm and are currently available in my shop. If you'd like a different size or color combination you can fill out a request form here.

October 5, 2008

Special Edition Eyes

Yay, more Special Edition Eyes are in the shop.

This time in assorted colors in packs of 3 pairs. Enjoy... more to come.

September 30, 2008

My Big Fuzzy Spider Pattern

October is my most favorite month. I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, the holiday shopping season and of course, Halloween!

This Big Fuzzy Spider pattern is a super easy and super fast crochet project. In less than 1 hour you can make an adorable 12" Halloween plush toy. Here is the FREE pattern:


  • Super Bulky yarn - Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick n' Quick - black or fig are great!
  • J crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • slicker brush (pet store) or small hand carder
  • 15mm safety eyes (1 pair) try Enami Eyes handpainted in Orange-glo!
  • polyester fiber stuffing
  • felt scraps for nose

Body: J hook and super bulky yarn.

1) Ch 2, 5sc in second ch from hook (5)
2) 2 sc in each st around (10)
3) *2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, rep from ** around (15)
4) *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, rep from ** around(20)
5) *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts*, rep from ** around (25)
6– 11) sc in each st around (25)
12) *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts*, rep from ** around (20)
13) *sc2tog, sc in next 2 st*, rep from ** around (15)

*stuff the body firmly with polyester fiber filling*

14) *sc2tog, sc in next st*, rep from ** around (10)
15) sc2tog for each st around, sl st to bind and leave a 12" tail for sewing the legs on. (5)

Head: J hook and super bulky yarn.

1) Ch 2, 5sc in second ch from hook (5)
2) 2 sc in each st around (10)
3) *2 sc in next st, sc in next st*, rep from ** around (15)
4) *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts*, rep from ** around(20)
5– 7) sc in each st around (20)
8) *sc2tog, sc in next 2 sts*, rep from ** around, sl st to bind off, leave a 12 tail for sewing to body (15)

Legs: (make 8) J hook and super bulky yarn.

1) Ch 17, turn, sc in next 6, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 9. Ch 3 (toe) sl st in last sc to bind off, weave in your ends.


Stack 4 legs in the same direction with toes facing outward and thread your 12" yarn tail through the top st of each. Sew the group of legs to the last round of the body. Repeat this on the opposite side with legs facing in the opposing direction.

Use your slicker brush to fuzz up the yarn on the body and head. Small, fast strokes work best :D

Always fuzz your yarn BEFORE you add embellishments. You don't want to scratch the eyes!

Attach safety eyes, (evenly spaced) to round 3 of the head. Sew a dime sized piece of felt between the eyes for a nose (you can use fabric glue or liquid stitches if you prefer but this is permanent).

Stuff the head firmly with polyester fiber fill. Using the remaining 12" from your bind off, sew the head to the body over the joint of the legs. The legs should protrude from between the head and body.If necessary, add more stuffing when the head is an inch away from being completely sewn on, before you close and bind off. Finish sewing and weave in your ends.


© 2007-2009 All rights reserved. Copying, selling, sharing, trading, or posting of this pattern is strictly prohibited. *You may not use this pattern, or the item(s) produced from the pattern for commercial/retail purposes.

September 20, 2008

Autumn Special 10 for $10

In honor of my favorite season I'm offering an Autumn Special - 6mm, 7.5mm, 9mm, 10.5mm and 12mm eyes will be priced at 10 pairs for $10.00 USD for the entire Fall season of 2008! This is a great time to make Halloween toys, Thanksgiving decorations and winter holiday gifts.

Visit my Etsy shop for listings. Select colors only please :) Thanks!

June 11, 2008

Color Chart

Download this document: Enami Eyes Color Chart

About Us

Enami EyesTM are hand-painted acrylic safety eyes for dolls, toys, plush and amigurumi. Only non-toxic, lead-free paints are used. The colors are permanent and will not transfer to fabric with normal use.

Enami Eyes have a depth and richness that plastic store bought craft eyes just can't beat!

~~~~~~~~~~ C O L O R S ~~~~~~~~~~
Enami Eyes are available in more than 60+ amazing colors including: pastels, brights, shimmering metallics, glow in the dark fluorescents, and translucent colors that are not available in stores.

~~~~~~~~~~ S I Z E S ~~~~~~~~~~
Round pupil: 4.5mm /6mm /7.5mm / 9mm / 10.5mm / 12mm / 13.5mm / 15mm / 18mm / 21mm /24mm / 30mm / 40mm.
Cat Eyes: 9mm / 12mm / 15mm / 18mm / 21mm

*colors and sizes are subject to availability*

~~~~~~~~~~ I N S T A L L A T I O N ~~~~~~~~~~
Enami Eyes come with plastic or metal washers that snap into place, permanently affixing them to dolls and toys. They contain small parts therefore are not recommended for use by children under 3 years.

~~~~~~~~~~ C A R E ~~~~~~~~~~
Once Enami Eyes are affixed to dolls and toys, they can withstand machine washing in COOL/WARM water, detergent and NO BLEACH.
I recommend placing washable toys with Enami Eyes in a pillow case to prevent the eyes from anything abrasive during the cycle. Drip dry or lay flat to dry, machine drying is NOT recommended.

~~~~~~~~~~ P U R C H A S E S ~~~~~~~~~~
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June 9, 2008

Love and Care in each pair

Enami Eyes are high-quailty, hand-painted acrylic safety eyes. I started painting craft eyes because the manufactured colors were limited and many turned out to be factory spray painted in China. The fear of lead paint was a big issue, especially after the Fischer Price lead-paint scare in June 2007. Although nothing I design is ever sold for or intended to be mouthed or chewed on, after working with children for over 10 years I know that anything is possible and reasonable safety precautions should always be taken. I wanted a safe alternative to store bought eyes.

After hundreds of hours of experimenting with various paints and stains and contacting manufacturers, I developed my line of Enami Eyes. All of the beatutiful handpainted colors I offer are non-toxic and lead-free and conform to the labeling standards of the Art and Creative Materials Institute, Inc.

Not only was safety important to me, durability was as well. That's why I tested and re-tested Enami Eyes in the washing machine. The paints and stains I use are highly water resistant - water-proof and can withstand machine washing in COOL/WARM water with DETERGENT, but NO BLEACH. They actually stood up to more rigorous testing but I like to aire on the side of caution to prolong their beauty. Whatever you affix Enami Eyes to can be washed (assuming the item itself is washable in water) without damaging the paint finish or bleeding onto the fabric. MACHINE DRYING and DRY CLEANING ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

I hope you enjoy my selection of handpainted Enami Eyes.

♥Lots of love and care go into each pair ♥

Please contact me if you have any questions about custom orders and product usage.