Gummy Bear Bonbon-Athon!

I sent in my entry for the Lion Brand Bonbon‘s challenge today!

It took me a long time to even decide what I wanted to do. I finally narrowed it down to two projects: little sparkly gummy bears, or, a sparkly gum-ball birthday cake tissue box cozy.  A quick Twitter poll yielded 100% votes for the gummy bears, so I listened to the people!!! Hairy said that it was a different project than I normally make, which was a good thing. But I said, well, everyone makes amigurumi so while I don’t normally do it, it’s still pretty normal! I figured LB contacted me so that they would get a weird, wacky, wearable project, but I could not deny what The People wanted! Plus, you know me, you can stick a hair clip or pin on anything and wear it! You could make a head band, garlands, pencil toppers. Really, the possibilities with small amis are endless!

I also really liked the idea of creating a project in which you could use all the Bonbons in a single packet and feel like you got a good bang for your buck. (But if you want a yellow/gold gummy bear, you are gonna have to spring for a second pack!)

The tricky part of this project for me was making sure he looked like a gummy bear and NOT a teddy bear. I looked at zillions of pics of gummy bears online, and really, there are all different styles and kinds. But the kind that stick out in my mind are the ones that are kind of long and rectangular and really look like blobs, so there was that fine balance to achieve between blob and bear. I think he came out great!

I’ll post the pattern if LB doesn’t end up choosing it, so you guys will get the pattern regardless :). Stay tuned!

p.s. here’s a pic of some early incarnations while I worked out my plan of attack…


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29 Replies to “Gummy Bear Bonbon-Athon!”

  1. Amy says:

    Oh, I do hope that these can be bought one day! I’d love a green one to match my tattoo 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      For sure! I just have one more big art show deadline in the next few weeks and then I can pump out product again for Etsy 🙂

  2. nellie says:

    these are freaking cute! I want to bite their heads off like i would with real gummi bears! umm…gummi bear cute-tility packs with zipper heads?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      iiiinnnteresting….i’ll think on it! i keep wanting to try making cute-tility packs that don’t have to be felted…that are just crocheted, but lined with fabric and maybe also interface, but i don’t know how to sew, so this has been a long standing experiment hehehehhehe.

      1. GabbyAnne says:

        Manda could sew them for you and teach you how to do it!

  3. How cute~ They look so delicious! Those Bonbon packs are perfect for little ami’s like that!

  4. Amy Amethyst says:

    The middle incarnation looks like a little piggie! I love these. And now I want to eat gummy bears.

  5. Chairokuma says:

    These are too cute!

  6. Kimi says:

    Gummy bears are pretty much my favorite candy! These are adorable! You always come up with the most interesting stuff Twinkie!

  7. y.u.m.

    these are the cutest- and so appropriate for those little rolls of yarn! i will have a blast making these haha. maybe make them into little hair clippies? or something like that. they look like they want to be showed off 🙂

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      I want to make a necklace!

  8. Amoxelle says:

    The pink one looks like a cute lil piggy.

    Getting gummy bears way always a special treat when I went to the store with my grandma. We used to walk from our house to the store every week and it was my treat to snack on the way home.

  9. KittyArr says:

    I like it a lot!! Super cute!!
    Hope you win!!!
    I like the pink with purple. Reminds me of the toy story toys.

  10. FullmetalPipsqueek says:

    These are so Kawaii!! Your too good for your own good lol. Hope you win the contest!

  11. Lee says:

    Gourmet gummi bears!

  12. Alice says:

    These are so cute! You are immensely creative!!!

  13. Candy Calavera says:

    This is the most magnificent thing I have ever seen 😀 I really like sparkles and OMG CANDY. I’m a bit surprised you don’t really do any amigurumi, but that’s all I do. It be really cool to see you post some more of your own amis. Good luck with your entry!

  14. <3 love these! I think you did a great job and LB would be CRAZY not to choose you. Best of luck!

  15. Kelsea Echo says:

    Adorable!! Yes, you should totally make these into clips/headbands/etc. This might be a little ridiculous but it would be fun to have them in a little conga line… wasn’t that one of those gummy commercials back in the day?

  16. Yeah – these are effin great! seriously! Amazeballs! Can’t wait for the pattern – either way! XOOX

  17. Sarah says:

    Soooo cute! I want to eat them!

  18. Crystal says:

    I’m glad I said gummy bears. I’m a dork that I’m just happy
    That’s what you chose, also for years I was going to do a gummy bear
    Sculpture but just never did. You just made my week

  19. GabbyAnne says:

    OMG THOSE GUMMY BEARS ARE AMAZING! The proportions are straight on. You are my absolute CROCHET IDOL! You do amazing work! Its unbelievable how you come up with these complicated patterns. I’m in love with the pink gummy so cute, I’m gonna ask my mom to get me bonbons for Christmas! I hope Lion Brand picks you as the contest winner.! AMAZING!

  20. MandieLynne says:

    Have you ever thought of doing a candy line and toss in sour patch kids? I would love to hang one from the rear view mirror of my car!

  21. Veronica says:

    I would love to make headbands for myself and all my nieces. I hope you release the pattern. You’re so damn creative! Share those secrets! 😉

  22. Beth K says:

    I’m slow in reading your posts and LOVE your creations. I checked your etsy page… Did you ever get around to posting a pattern?

    1. TwinkieChan says:

      HI there! I will not be posting the pattern, because another website will be. I have no idea of the date yet. I’ll keep everyone on my blog posted!

      1. Beth K says:

        Aww ok thanks! You’re great!

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