We need to think of a better word than “crochainting.”

Remember when I posted the sketch for my mom’s crochet painting?

Here’s the finished piece!

It came out a bit differently than I thought, but still cute, if I do say so myself! They are supposed to be little steamed buns or dumplings: bao bao! BaoBao is also my mom’s dog’s name. I hadn’t really planned on stuffing the dumplings/buns, but it just sort of happened. I had no idea how I wanted to execute the bamboo steamer when I first sketched it, and that proved to be kind of the most challenging part.

In related news, I was super duper happy that my Galactic Donuts sold last week! It’s the first crochet painting I’ve ever gotten money for! I actually have a new one coming up very very very soon. It was supposed to be for Valentine’s Day, but I didn’t have time to finish it. I am still knee-deep in all my bookkeeping and tax prep for 2011. Let’s not talk about that! πŸ˜›

20 Comments on “We need to think of a better word than “crochainting.””

  • Moonmist


    OMG! That has got to be the cutest dim sum bao I’ve ever seen. Awesome job!

  • arinn



  • arinn


    is that ever cute! their little beady eyes….i just want to hug them/eat them.

  • Bailey


    Everything you do is magic!

  • CC


    Dayum gurl. That’s badass πŸ˜‰

  • Awww, they are GORGEOUS!!! And I’m so glad your Crochet Painting sold – I’m looking forward to seeing more πŸ˜‰

  • Emily


    Oh wow, this is even cuter than I thought it would be!
    Great idea to stuff them I think.

  • Ahhhhhhh! So edibly adorable! I think they came out great! I love it!

    ~ Kieli ~

  • Alice


    Oh my goodness!! That is so beautiful Twinkie, your Mom must be so happy to receive such a gorgeous gift!!!! Keep up the amazing work!1

  • cupcake


    I actually love the idea of a “chrochainting”! Because I don’t think I would use too much other crocheted stuff. This dumpling one is so cute!!

  • tetcutiepie


    O.M.G. – they are adoraaaaable!
    This leads to inspiration for a ghost ‘painting’! πŸ˜‰

    Aw, I loved the galactic donuts one you did, and was definitely wanting to buy it, but knew I’d not have the money anytime soon for it πŸ™ But I suppose I’m glad someone else will revel in it’s happiness aaaand that you’ve got some cash for your first one!

  • Ok now that’s just too stinkin cute! I love the little dumplings : )

  • Elysse!


    SO CUTE!

  • Jen


    WOW! These are Amazing, what a fabulous idea. I’ve been a quiet admirer for a looooooong time, this whipped me into making a comment! Thank you for sharing Jen@madeinminch

  • Nikki G


    They are awesome! They look gorgeous stuffed too xo

  • Serena


    This is absolutely adorable, I haven’t seen such awesome crochet skills before!

  • Caz


    It looks even better in the ‘flesh’ or yran shall we say haha!!

  • Maggi


    How cute!!!

  • Adaiha


    Oh, wow! This is the cutest thing ever! And I’m jealous of whoever bought the galactic donuts because it is amazingly adorable!

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