Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Reborn Project

It's October 2016!  I've been away for way too long!
I was so busy with everything, like new work habbits, never ending "new rules", freelance project, and preparing my trip to Dok Leipzig 2016.  I almost had no time to relax since July.
Then "yesterday" happened.
I had to resign from the company I've been working for almost 5 years :(
Although I said that I wanted to resign, and I didn't really like the job, but I was so devastated that I have to quit without any plan or preparation.  It's a love-hate situations, but since there was love, even a very tiny little bit, it is really painful.
But I know it's the best for everyone. I understand.  And I am still proud for ever be a part of the company.

ANYWAY... since the moment was right, after I came home yesterday, I made the "reborn project".
Actually I had this idea for a long time, but have no time to do it.  Since I have no excuse, I made the project last night.
So I found a wind-up-chick at Sukajadi market (I think It was only one dollar, very cheap).  Since Dok Leipzig logo (or is it mascot?) is a white dove, then I reskin it into an amigurumi dove.
Of course it is anatomically wrong, the proportion is wrong, so at least let's try to make it cute.


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Monday, July 25, 2016

I have Instagram

I've been using flickr for years, and I still like it.

but now I also use instagram!  honestly, at first I made it to buy sushi and sportwear.
now I use it to follow awesome people, and it could be you.

I rarely post anything, but feel free to take a look at my instagram :)

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Oh I finally finished my animation! so I am currently brainstorming for my next project. shall I learn to sew first, ot shall I crochet something, or shall I write something else first?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 No More Drawa No No No Drawa

Happy New Year Everyone!

by the time I'm writing this post, some people on the different part of the world haven't celebrate the New Year.
Yesterday, on New Year eve, I just remember that I haven't updated this blog for way too long.  A year was about to pass without me ever hold the crochet hook.  So instead of working (YES, I was at the office on New Year Eve), I started and finished this amigurumi. I did finished it before New Year, but I just took the photos this morning.

The amigurumi is based on Drawa, the first version of Asian Games 2018 Mascot.  Drawa is a Cendrawasih which also called the bird of paradise.  A beautiful bird from Papua.  The design was announced just a few days ago and a lot of people unhappy with the design.  They said the design is dull.  Thanks to the social media, the Minister of sport heard that, so He announced that the mascot will be redesigned before the end of January.

Personally, I think the design is okay, it looks unfinished but could be improved.  I don't hate the design, but after trying to crochet it, the tail design and the sarong design don't make sense.  How can Drawa use the sarong properly with his tails?


the real design which cause a lot of complains.


photos taken at my mother's garden.  cute flowers right?

I made a lot of error, like the missing toe fingers and the tail is mirrored :p



Friday, October 30, 2015

Safety Eye' Washer Tutorial

My little sister has a stuffed toy project and she bought a pair of big safety eyes.
Similar to the ones I used for my amigurumis, only bigger and they don't come with washer.
Washer is the plastic you put behind the safety eye.

Safety eyes with washers

I googled "install safety eyes without washer" and the solution is to use glue.
So I decided to try my own way. Making the washer using bottle cap.



All you need is bottle cap, nail and hammer.
Make the hole at the bottle cap, it doesn't have to be neat, just make sure it's not to wide or to tight for the safety eyes.


Done.

You can cut the side of the bottle cap, but it's not necessary.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween, but as usual, we Indonesian don't celebrate Halloween, but there are a lot of Halloween parties.

anyway, this post is not about Halloween.

As you may already know from the news, Indonesia currently facing a fire forest crisis. My knitting friend, Dydy, decided to help by selling one of her newest amigurumi pattern the Fire Flames. the profit will be donated for the fire and haze cause.

you may find the pattern on ravelry or on craftsy.

 Fire Flames amigurumi by Dydy

I think the fire flames are really cute, if only I didn't have the animation project I would make it right now.    By the way, if you check on Dydy's ravelry, she also designed adorable cat amigurumis.


Meanwhile, if you are living in Indonesia, you like making amigurumi, and currently looking for a new place for your amigurumi, how about giving them to the children with cancer?  Poyeng is collecting 100 amigurumis for the young cancer patient. the deadline is 5 January 2016. There are still a lot of time to join this good cause, so please join :)





Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Looking for The Restart Button

I have stopped knitting for almost a year.
I never intended to stop permanently, but that's what happened.

So I moved back to my parents house, I packed my knitting tools and all the yarns.
And I haven't start to unpack after all this month.
I feel guilty if I start knitting when I haven't finished my animation.

By the way, I have a very creative sister, everyday I enviously watch her creating something (mostly using papers, but sometimes she crocheting too), please check her instagram to see her creations.

while me trying to find the restart button, to start moving, or at least start living.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hello May!

WHAT?  time goes by in a blink!

I knit something but haven't finished it, and I wonder if I ever finish it.
why pig has 4 legs and a pair of ears?
I'm too lazy to following the same pattern for 4 times.
ah, sorry for complaining.

by the way. I'm moving!
not this site.
I'm physically moving to another town, back to Bandung! Yay!

Bandung has cooler weather, which is better for playing with yarns,
I don't know if I would really start making things cause there's a lot of things to do, like unpacking.

I started knitting/ crocheting 7 years ago because my brother was getting married,
then I stop knitting/ crocheting 2 years ago because sister was getting married.
I hope it was just a myth, so I don't really stop knitting permanently.