Whale, Frog & Seagull Amigurumi

Doesn’t the title remind you of the beach? ^^

I finally whipped up all three amigurumi from this cute pattern (ravelry link here), and they are so adorable, just as I’ve imagined!:)

Frog & Whale Amigurumi

Happy Mr. Mrs. Frog playing with Mr. Whale!

Sunbathing Frog

I crocheted a blanket for Mr. Mrs. Frog so he can sunbath!

Seagull Amigurumi

I turned Miss Seagull into a mobile strap!

Whale Amigurumi

Mr. Whale enjoying the sun with Mr. Mrs. Frog!

For those in the southern hemisphere, can you feel the warmth?

My Creative Space – Origami Earrings

It has been a busy month for me, some of you might have already known that I’m preparing my big move to Japan for a year… *exciting* ^^

It is also a month without my Janome, I already packed it away, but not sure how I can get it shipped to Japan yet…

Without my sewing machine in my creative space, and still lacking the right hook sizes for my crochet projects, I turned my attention to my recent online purchase – Origami Jewelry: More Than 40 Exquisite Designs to Fold and Wear.

Modular earrings

Each earring is made out of 3 modular origami pieces.

Modular earrings - Close up

This design is from the book, but combinations are endless with the use of modular pieces.

Origami Beads

I also prepared 2 origami beads for another pair of earrings, I really like this print!

They are in fact quite easy to make but require a lot of attention to details! I enjoyed making them, they would make such perfect last minute gifts!:D

I really recommend the book Origami Jewelry, it’s step-by-step instructions are so easy to follow, even if you’ve never tried origami before! Or you can try my Origami Heart Earrings tutorial first to see if you like it before investing in the book!

Don’t forget to head to Kootoyoo for more creative spaces!

A Flower Stole for a Mum

A first successful attempt at crocheting a wearable item…

Flower stole

Love the twists and ruffles…

Flower stole - close up

Soft & cozy around the neck…

This neck piece is a birthday present for my boyfriend’s mum, yet to send it off, but I hope she’ll like it as much as I do! ^^

PS. The flower stole is based off a pattern in オーガニックヤーンのショール、キャミ、チュニック、ボレロ (ISBN: 4021904417/9784021904417).

A (part) surprise parcel…

from Lia!

Goodies from Lia

I was thrilled when Lia offered to send me some of her gocco printed cards!
(Who would say no?!)

It’s a “part” surprise gift because I’ve been expecting it in the mailbox… But Lia surprised me by also included some of her fabric buttons and a piece of beautiful batik!

THANKS LIA!^0^

My Creative Space – A baby gift

Irene (from Missy Minzy)’s baby Peanut is due in a week or 2, so I made her this baby bib (she got it in her mail yesterday!)…

Bib - Pink side

This bib is reversible, so there’s not really a front or back.

Bib - side B

I quilted the batting onto a green mouse fabric, cos I think a bib would be washed quite often, I didn’t want to use iron-on! The sewing lines are not exactly diagonal, but I think it turned out pretty good!:)

Bib details

I attached a stamp tag of the birthday girl’s name onto the pink side and I think the running stitches around the edge also gave it a nice touch!

This is my first attempt at making a bib, I initially thought it’s a bit small, but maybe just perfect for a new born!! The bib is based off this pattern from a Japanese website.

After making the bib for Peanut, my sewing machine is officially packed away due to moving!!! So I turned my attention back to crocheting again! :P

Incomplete black beanie

However this is another failed attempt of a crocheting a beanie, it’s once again TOO BIG! Probably due to my crochet hook being fatter than what the pattern suggested, I really need to go and buy a set, it’s so annoying not having the right hook size!!

Check out more creative spaces over at Kootoyoo!

Finger puppet

A friend asked me why aren’t I making a dog amigurumi after seeing my amineko (my friend is a dog person!), so here it is… a dog finger puppet!

Amigurumi finger puppet

This is for my friend as a farewell present (he’s going to work in Japan!), and only after I gave it away I realised I have completely forgotten to attach a tail!!!!!><

This amigurumi is based off his tiger finger puppet pattern I found on ravelry, I modified the nose and ears to make it into a dog! If you are not a member, here is a direct link to the pattern.

A quick sewing project

I’ve been neglecting my poor sewing machine so so much… too occupied by my crocheting projects xD

With crocheting… it’s stitch by stitch… slow and can be painful in times… although I still enjoy it very much, I do miss sewing, where a project can be put together quickly! So, I gave crocheting a little break and whipped up this cute little coin purse^0^

Coin purse

I’ve had this Happy Matryoshka Dolls fabric for a while now, can’t believe it’s the first time I’m making something with it! I like this print so much!!^^

Coin purse - inside

Back to crocheting now!
Have a great weekend:D