Thursday, October 16, 2014

The missing months

this is another "lame excuse for not updating my blog for months"
so July I went to Bangkok, then spent a month at Jakarta finishing an animation, then went to Bangkok again at August.
at September I was finishing an animation for side project, finishing some proposals, then suddenly got an idea to make another quick-short animation.
When September over, all I think was taking a break. a short break, because another project will start soon.
it would be an ideal time to crochet something if only the weather is not this warm.  The temperature can reach 35 Celcius in Jakarta.  and I don't use Air Conditioner, only electric fan. Go green (NAH... I just don't want to spend more money)

I only have one free week.  instead of updating my blog, I... bought a PS Vita. Okay, I'm guilty. I confessed.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I Love To Shop More Than To Shot

Last week I was at Bangkok, Thailand to attend an Animation Workshop.
for this very special occasion, I crocheted an orangutan doll, named Choco-Strawberry.
I'd like to bring Pinkong, but I only have a small baggage, I don't have time to go to Bandung and borrow bigger baggage.
I didn't bring a lot of clothes cause I spare some space at my briefcase just in case I buy some souvenirs.  
Guess what,  I shop a lot of things, even the shopping bag is heavier than my baggage.
And I have a confession to make.  Before I go to Bangkok, I borrowed a monopod from my dad, and I bought a shutter remote.  I also bring a compact digital camera.
I was planning to make a lot of picture of me (of course), and the picture of Choco-Strawberry in exotic places in Bangkok.
but I didn't.
so I guess, I love to shop more than to shot :p

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fuleco the Armadillo

after missing so many events , now it's time for 2014 FIFA World Cup!
as the commemoration I made Armadillo amigurumi (based on Fuleco, the 2014 World Cup mascot).


armadillo 4

armadillo 3

Sorry for the blurry pictures, because it is raining everyday, and cloudy all day long, and I didn't use the flash.

Making the head part was very difficult, and I really proud of the eyes part.  I love the big and bright eyes.  I sew the eyes while singing "Waka Waka".  Yes, Waka Waka by Shakira, the 2010 World Cup theme song, because.... I don't remember how the 2014 theme song is.  The supermarket plays the songs, but I can't remember it.

and by the way, is it only me, or the armadillo looks like some kind of Pok√©mon? 

I also made Zakumi, back at 2010

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Do You Remember Nody The Orangutan boy?

I barely remember to update my blog, and actually I should have updated this blog 2-3 weeks ago but I got a deadline.

Finally it's over! YAY!
(it's kinda sad actually, after spending a year working with the same client and then it's over, but I'll move on)
This morning I thought of making a new amigurumi, but I can't find THAT yarn with THAT particular color shade so ...

WAIT, that's not what this post was meant to be!
 Okay, back to business.  Do you remember Nody?
2-3 weeks ago I received a newsletter from BOSF.
Nody is now a big boy, he has graduated from the forest school and he is ready to go to the pre-release island.  one step closer to be a free orangutan :)
thanks for participating on the orangutanku project and of course thanks for the BOSF (The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation).

courtesy of BOSF

okay.. now let's back to the yarn and needle business
but later, after I have some coffee.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The extra hands are at the top of the closet

Yes, I hired some extra hands and I put them at the top of the closet.
Once again, sorry, I'm unable to update this blog because of so many excuses.

I keep buying new yarns until my closet now are full of yarns, but I never knit anything, not anymore.
I WILL BE BACK. definitely not soon. but I will.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

I think I'm gonna be Insane

I haven't write for too long, I haven't make any amigurumi for too long.
I'm gonna be insane.

I'm not the busiest person in the work, you see I still have time to blogging.
There's a new project in the office, and the schedule are changed so there are more work to do.
meanwhile, I still doing some freelance projects.

I still have time to make amigurumi but my hands are tired doing the job on the day.
My real job, my freelance job and making amigurumi, all are using both hands.
I'm not a spider, I only got a pair of hands.
well, I hope someday I can knit using my feet.

Oh by the way, I hired some extra hands recently.  will tell you later about it ;)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Horse Year

2014 is the Horse Year ( based on the Chinese Zodiac).  To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New year, let's make a horse amigurumi.
Feel free to modify the pattern to make your special horse amigurumi, but do not sell this pattern, or copy without mentioning this blog. And don't forget share your creation :)
Happy New Year, hope you all be healthy and this year would be a prosperous year for all of us :)

Here's the pattern:

Start using brown yarn, make 6sc in a loop
Rnd1: (scinc) 6 times [12st]
Rnd2: (Sc, scinc) 6 times [18st]
Rnd3: (2sc, scinc) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 4-5: sc around [24sts]
Continue the next round using Light brown yarn
Rnd 6-8 : sc around [24sts]
Rnd 9: (3sc, scinc) 6 times [30sts]
Rnd 10-12: sc around [30sts]
Rnd 11: (3sc, scdec) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd12: (2sc, scdec) 6 times [18sts]
Stuff it with some polyfills
Rnd13: (Sc, scdec) 6 times [12sts]
Rnd14: (scdec) 6 times [6sts]
Finish off

Using light brown yarns make 18 ch
Slip stitch to the first ch to make a loop.
Rnd 1: 18sc [18sts]
Rnd 2: sc around [18sts]
Rnd 3: (4sc, scinc) 3 times [15sts]
Rnd 4: sc around [15sts]
Finish off, leave a long tail to sew the neck to the body and the head.


Start using Light brown yarn, make 6sc in a loop
Rnd1: (scinc) 6 times [12st]
Rnd2: (Sc, scinc) 6 times [18st]
Rnd3: (2sc, scinc) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 4: (3sc, scinc) 6 times [30sts]
Rnd5-12: sc around (30sts)
Rnd 13: (3sc, scdec) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 14: sc around [24sts]
Rnd15: (2sc, scdec) 6 times [18sts]
Stuff it with some polyfills
Rnd16: (Sc, scdec) 6 times [12sts]
Rnd17: (scdec) 6 times [6sts]
Finish off.

Foot ( make 4)
Start using Dark brown yarn, make 12sc in a loop
Rnd1: sc around [12st]
Rnd2: (sc, scdec) 4 times [8sts]
Continue next round using creme yarn
Rnd 3-5: sc around [8sts]
Stuff it up, then Continue next round using brown yarn
Rnd 6: (2sc, scdec) 2 times [6sts]
Rnd 7-9: sc around [6sts]
Finish off, leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body.

Since I have trouble in translating the crochet term using English, I make a picture of the instruction for the tail and hair part (I believe there's an english term for horse hair, but I don't remember it).

click to zoom for a better view

sew all the parts to its place, add some eyes, and some details using embroidery.  in my version, I add a creme spot at the face.